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Pacific States Biennial North American (PSBN) Juried Printmaking Exhibition

The Pacific States Biennial National juried printmaking exhibition was established by the Art Department Print Studio at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 1982 and is now the Pacific States Biennial North American. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing anywhere on the North American continent, its islands, and outlying US territories. This premier Hawaii biennial exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the Campus Center Gallery with support from the Student Activities Council and the East Hawaii Cultural Center.

The juror for the 2018 PSBN is Helen Frederick, who is a recognized distinguished artist, curator, educator, coordinator of international projects, and the founder of Pyramid Atlantic. As an advocate for and an active participant in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area arts scene, she has served on the directorial boards of alternative art spaces, various local and national boards and national peer-review panels. She has and fulfilled speaking engagements around the world, always emphasizing collaboration across disciplines. Throughout her life her passion for diverse cultures and histories has led her to travel to observe the material cultures of many societies, their skills and ideas and to make connections among disparate cultural traditions.

First place: Artist residency at the University of Hawaii at Hilo to cover travel, lodging, per diem, and honorarium. Additional awards include $2000 of Purchase Awards.

Open to all artists 18 years or older presently residing anywhere on the North American continent, its islands, and outlying US territories.

August 18, 2018 CaFÉ entries due
September 3, 2018 email notification
September 14, 2018 accepted work due
November 2, 2018 exhibition opens
December 28, 2018 exhibition closes

Legal Agreement
Original work in all printmaking media and digital/traditional hybrid prints are eligible. No photography or digital reproductions of original works will be accepted. Works must be completed within the last 2 years.

The paper size dimension for submitted work must not exceed 30” x 40” or it cannot be framed/exhibited. Please measure your work exactly to ensure that it does not exceed the maximum dimensions.

Selection will be based on juror review of jpeg image(s) that have been prepped and submitted following CaFÉ entry media specifications.

No original work should be sent until requested.

Work submitted following juror selection must correspond to the CaFÉ entry for the 2018 PSBN. Work that does not correspond to the accepted online entry will not be included in the exhibition.

Accepted work must be sent without mat or frame in a reusable mailing tube or flat package and sent to arrive by the accepted work deadline 9/14/2018. All work in the exhibition must be available for the duration of the exhibition.

Artists selected for the show implicitly agree to the rules and specifications of the PSBN.

UH Hilo will cover the cost of return shipping to artists.

All participating artists will receive one color catalog of the exhibition at no cost.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for the return of the work.


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