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Ghost in the Machine

- striking another print without adding more ink; a second print made from the remaining ink on a matrix, block, or plate after the first print has been pulled
- also known as a cognate or r├ętage
- in a monoprint or monotype, may provide the basis or working up a subsequent image
- lighter, thinner, fainter - a suggestion of the first
- sometimes considered inferior by collectors
- spectral, eerie, haunting, ethereal

This open call is for prints or related work that fits the definitions and themes outlined above either strictly by process or under a broader conceptual framework.

We are primarily seeing works utilizing traditional printmaking processes such as monoprint/monotype, intaglio (collograph, etching, drypoint), lithography, silkscreen, relief, letterpress. Other works will be considered on a case by case basis.

Using the form below, you may submit up to 1-3 works for consideration; to show detail, you will be allowed 6 total images for a total of 2MB. A $13 submission fee will be used to defray the cost of review and exhibition.

Ghost in the Machine will open on August 23rd and run through September 13th. Please do not mail submissions until asked. If accepted, you will be notified by August 1st and must deliver your work in-person or by mail to Shoestring Press by August 12th. You must pick up your work in person by September 16th, or provide appropriate packaging with prepaid shipping for return by mail.


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