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"Pacific Prints 2004"
2004-03-12 until 2004-05-01
Pacific Art League
Palo Alto, CA, USA United States of America

Pacific Prints 2004 is a distinguished original print competition for the Pacific states. This 12th biennial exhibition is presented by the Pacific Art League. Founded in 1921, the Pacific Art League is a community art center located in downtown Palo Alto, CA. It has two exhibition spaces and offers art classes to both adults and children. The Pacific Art League seeks to promote and encourage artists and to foster support for arts in the community.

Open to printmakers residing in California, Pacific Mexican states, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska and British Columbia. All entries must be original prints, produced by traditional techniques, hand pulled by the artist. Prints may include digital and photographic processes, but only as subordinate additions to a traditionally produced original print. Photographs and mechanically reproduced prints (offset litho, Giclée, iris prints, etc.) will not be permitted. Due to limited display space, books are ineligible.

Calendar May 1 (was March1) Postmark deadline for slides, entry form, fees and SASE July 1 Juror’s notifications mailed August 16 Deadline for receipt of accepted works October 1 Exhibit opens Artists’ reception November 30 Exhibit closes December 1 or 4 All work must be Picked up Juror Paula Kirkeby is a champion of printmaking. To quote Paula,“The best part of my life is keeping it alive...” and she has been doing just that. For 35 years Paula has supported the printmaker through her Gallerie Smith Anderson. Her state-of-the-art print studio has been used by Nathan Oliveira, Matt Phillips and Frank Lobdell, to name just a few. Paula has been a patron to Bay Area museums and fostered the growth of artists, who often garner national acclaim. She has achieved critical acceptance of innovative print media in museum circles. Awards 1st prize: $500; 2nd prize: $300; 3rd prize: $200. Additional prizes will be given for honorable mention awards. Accepted artists will receive a catalog produced for the exhibition.

Media: hand-pulled prints
Size: works may not exceed 72" in any dimension, including frame
Fee: $35.00 for 3 slides
Dates: October 1 - November 27, 2004
Sales commission: Pacific Art League retains 35% commission on works sold.
Insurance: on premises only
Sponsoring organization: Pacific Art League
Address: 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, send SASE
Phone: 650-321-3891
e-mail: pacificprints@pacificartleague.org
Web: http//www.pacificartleague.org/pacificprints/entry, for download of entry form

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