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Call for prints – To Be Cool, Fearless: Dialogos e Interpretaciones 2023

Dialogos E Interpretaciones was established in 2012 with the goal of creating greater artistic and cultural exchange between printmakers of the United States, Colombia, and Latin America.

Colombia is going through a historic moment, for more than 300 years the Colombian people have been led by right-wing political parties, which have increased the physical and spiritual poverty of Colombians. A historic moment because this year the "historical pact" political party was elected by popular vote, of which one of its slogans of its mottos is to govern to “vivir sabroso, vivir sin miedo” -- “To be cool, fearless.” It is clear, and it is stated in its government plan, that the party that won the presidential elections is not from the "left" as its detractors want to delegitimize it. It is a social democratic party, which will lead Colombia with the desire to close the inequality gap, where more than 21 million people live in misery, that is, they want us to live well, with joy, without fear.

Important dates
Deadline: March 15, 2023 11:59pm
Fee: US $35 non-refundable for up to three prints
Exhibition date: May 16 – May 30, 2023
Jury notification: April 1, 2023
Exhibition partner: Palacio de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

Participation fee:
US$35 non-refundable entry fee, payable via

The exhibition project raises 100% of its operating budget, and the fees directly support the prizes for the winners and the installation of the exhibition.

The most outstanding artist will be awarded a solo exhibition in 2024 in La Rotonda Gallery of the Palace of Fine Arts, University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia.

• Any artist over the age of 18 is eligible to participate and/or any person who uses printmaking as a creative process.
• All fine art print media, including woodcut, gravure, lithography, screen printing, monotype, contemporary media such as waterless, lithopolyester, collagraphy, and original digital media are acceptable.
• Drawings, photographs or direct offset reproductions are not accepted.
• All prints must be numbered and signed in pencil by the artist.
• The format and size is open.
• the maximum size of the paper must be 14.4” on the longest side
• Only two-dimensional works will be accepted.
• The submitted work must have been completed within the last three years
• Up to three images can be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.

Submitting work for jurying:
• Submit JPEG photos of your prints via email by the due date, March 15, 2023. Please send submission to:
• Title your email subject line: "your name_ dialogoseinterpretaciones 2023", example: "perez jose_ dialogoseinterpretaciones 2023"
• Submit up to three prints, in JPEG format, 1200-2000 pixels in the longest side, with a maximum file size for each image of 1MB.
• JPEG files must be tagged as follows:
surname_firstname _shipping number
example: perez_jose_1.jpeg; perez_jose_2.jpeg; perez_jose_3.jpeg
• Attach a PDF document that includes information about each of your submissions. Please include your full name, address, email, phone number and all artwork information (title, full author name, medium, year of execution, paper size, print size, class or type of paper) for each image.

The evaluation to select the works for exhibition will be carried out by an external jury. Selected prints for exhibition will be announced on April 1, 2023. Awards will be announced during the opening of the exhibition on May 23, 2023.

Eddy López, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, Bucknell

Accepted artists will be notified on April 1, 2023. Details for shipping will be shared then. For questions, please email:

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