Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Big Impressions: NC Prints

Deadline: May 1, 2009

The Printmakers of North Carolina are pleased to announce Big
Impressions: NC Prints
. A state wide competition seeking challenging and inventive new and large work from artists throughout the state for an exciting exhibition. The work can include both traditional and non-traditional approaches to all hand-pulled printmaking processes.

Juror: Adam Cave
Adam Cave has earned degrees in both Fine Art and Art History from Connecticut College. His art career began in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1992. He has been the director of Gallery C in Raleigh for over ten years before opening Adam Cave Fine Art, located at 115 Hargett Street in Raleigh. He has served on the Town of Cary Public Art Advisory Board and has lectured for The Visual Art Exchange and The Fine Arts League of Cary. Most recently Adam was asked to be a juror for Artspace in Raleigh and, in 2008, he will serve as art chair for the Alliance of Aids Services - Carolinas "Works of Heart" auction, the largest art auction and fund-raiser in the Triangle.

Exhibition Dates and Location
May 31 to July 24, 2009
At The Town Hall
316 North Academy Street
Cary, NC

May 1, 2009 (deadline for materials): Submissions, fee, entry form, and one appropriately-sized self-addressed stamped envelope if return of submission materials is desired.
May 15, 2009: Notifications e-mailed.
May 23, 2009: Work to arrive at The Town Hall
May 31, 2009: Exhibition opening.

Big Impressions: NC Prints is open to all North Carolina artists. Entrants may enter 3 works in digital format. All work must have been created in the last two years.

Entry Fee
A $35 non-refundable entry fee per entry for non PoNC members. ($25 for PoNC members) (Check, money order, or cash accepted). Make checks payable to The Printmakers of North Carolina.

Delivery and Return of Work
Selected artists are responsible for delivery of work to the Town Hall in Cary at 316 North Academy Street on Saturday, May 23 between the hours of 11am and 4pm. Work may also be shipped in reusable containers with prepaid return shipping. All work must arrive ready to install. If the work is not gallery-ready, or does not exhibit good craftsmanship, it will be omitted from the exhibition. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. All work must be prepared for mailing or picked up by July 25, 2009.

Sale of Work
All work will be available for sale during the exhibit. The Printmakers of North Carolina (PoNC) will retain a commission of 20% of the listed sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

Digital Images
Submit up to three works, digital works only on readable CD containing images saved in jpeg format, 300 dpi, approximately 5 inches x 7 inches. Label each image with the title of work. Also include your check list with your name, title, medium, dimensions (hxw), date, and artists statement. Label the CD with first and last name of the artist. CDs of accepted work will be retained for educational purposes. Rejected CDs will be returned only if an appropriately-sized self addressed stamped envelope is enclosed. If your work is selected, it may be used in publicity materials, included on The PoNC website, in e-newsletters or in other material.
You will always be given credit for your work.


To enter send:
CD with images
Check for entry fee (made out to PoNC)
Check list with image information and artist’s statement
A SASE for return of cd (if desired)
To: Big Impressions: NC Prints
The Print Studio at 311
311 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Where to Print in North Carolina



Proofing Charge: $250 a day or $40 an hour

The proofing charge covers services of professional help, cost of normal materials, and proofing up to a maximum of 8 proofs.

Impression Charge: based on size and number of glass plates (one plate for each color).

Fee per impression

Sizes: 8" x 10" 12” x 16” 24” x 18" 24” x 30” 24” x 36”

Plates 1 $ 20 $ 25 $ 35 $ 45 $ 50

Plates 2 $ 30 $ 35 $ 45 $ 55 $ 60

Plates 3 $ 40 $ 45 $ 55 $ 65 $ 70

Plates 4 $ 50 $ 55 $ 65 $ 75 $ 80

Plates 5 $ 60 $ 65 $ 75 $ 85 $ 90

Littleton Studios retains:

  • 1 BAT donated to the Littleton Studios archive at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

  • 2 PP's to the master printer and curator

  • 2 AP’s maintained by Littleton Studios

The total price of an edition is the proofing charge times days to achieve the BAT plus the impression charge times the number of prints. For example: 20 impressions (edition plus proofs) from one plate, size 12” x 16” that takes two days to resolve the BAT would be $1,000.00.

Proofing charge: $250/day x 2 days = $ 500

Impression charge: $25/impression x 20 prints = $ 500

Total ………………………………………………… $ 1000

The fee does NOT include impressions retained by the studio or impressions rejected due to technical fault: miss registration, smeared or blotted color -These prints will be destroyed.

Expenses not covered by Littleton Studios:

  • transportation for artist to and from Littleton Studios

  • packing and Shipment of prints

Pricing of the entire project will change with:

  • length of stay, number of runs, size of edition, & size of plates

  • additional fees will be added for split plate inking, √° la poupe√© inking, special wiping.

Please note:

Proofing charges will be due at the end of the artist’s visit.

Edition charges will be due one month following delivery of impressions to artist for signing.

All charges will be payable to Littleton Company, Inc.

Friday, October 24, 2008

"Now in Print" at ArtSpace

Check out the excellent print show at ArtSpace in Raleigh. Work by John Ford, Julia Freeman, Oscar Gillespie, Endi Poskovic, Dan Weldon and Cannonball Press. Up through November 15.

Upcoming events related to the show:

Innovative Color Woodcut Printmaking from Multiple Blocks Workshop
Instructor: Endi Poskovic
November 8-9, 9:30am-5:30m each day
Tuition & Materials: $180 ($165 members/teachers)
beginner through more advanced levels can be accommodated.
To register call 919.821.2787

Endi Poskovic

Cannonball Press

Saturday, October 4, 2008

2nd Annual PoNC Print Show

Woodcut by Dan Allegrucci

Screenprints by Louanne Whatley

Monday, September 29, 2008

PoNC Event

311 West Martin Street
The Printmakers of North Carolina (PoNC)
presents their 2nd Annual Print Show

The Best from NC Printmakers
October 3 - 31, 2008

Opening Artists Reception
October 3, from 6 -9pm

A Conversation with Julia Freeman
Deconstructive ScreenPrinting Demonstration
October 4, 1pm
$5 per person
$2.50 per student

The Print Studio at 311 and PoNC sponsors
Free Press Day
An invitation to the public to participate in printmaking processes
Saturday, October 18, from 11am- 4pm

311 West Martin Street

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

relief print soccer jerseys

I cooked these up for some friends' team. I carved the numbers, badge, and sponsor logo out of linoleum and use a scrap piece of hardboard for the diagonal stripe. I had always wanted to print jerseys for a whole team. It took a while with the front and back.