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Sympoiesis: Printmaking in the Expanded Field

Our conceptual interests and engagement for this exhibition are derived from, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene [Duke University Press, 2016] by Donna J. Haraway (Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz). Sympoiesis refers to, the sharing of process through collective creation, a making with, rather than a self-making (Autopoiesis). We encourage all applicants to interpret this term broadly. Perhaps consider the following:
-How does shifting individuals towards collective creation offer new modes of thinking or making?
-How do the various materials and processes of printmaking operate in concert with artists collectively as a form of Sympoiesis?
-How is printmaking a medium that encourages community collaboration?

All forms of traditional and experimental print media are eligible to apply for this exhibition: Lithography, Intaglio, Relief, Serigraphy, Monotype, Cyanotype, Risograph, Zines, or any other alternative matrix related to prints. Collectives and individual artists working through prints on paper, textiles, or other substrates including installation and print-based sculptural forms are encouraged to apply to this call.

Host institution: Colorado State University, Clara Hatton Gallery

Awards: “Juror’s Merit Award”, “Curator’s Merit Award”, and "Best Shipping and Packaging Award"

Juror: Amze Emmons, Associate Professor and Area Head of Printmaking, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

Curators: Andrew Meyer, Clara Hatton Gallery Coordinator, and Johnny Plastini, Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Printmaking, Colorado State University

Entry Deadline: 12/1/19

Entry Requirements: If selected, all work must be framed and gallery ready.
Each applicant must submit a minimum of 3 images for 3 separate pieces of recent work within the past 5 years (2014-2019). Applicants may include up to 2 images per piece for a total of 6 image uploads. A brief 200 word [max] artist statement addressing how the work submitted engages the conceptual theme Sympoiesis: Printmaking in the Expanded Field is required with each entry.

Shipping Requirements:
Shipping containers MUST be reusable and efficiently/properly assembled.
Transit to Gallery: The artist is responsible for shipping their work to the gallery. The Clara Hatton Gallery is not responsible for damage incurred during shipping. Artwork must be received by January 14, 2020. Transit from Gallery: The artist is responsible for purchasing return shipping for their work. Work will be de-installed on March 9, 2020 and shipped no later than March 14, 2020.

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