Thursday, November 17, 2011

Call for Entries: American Impressions 2012 Juried Printmaking & Book Art Exhibition

The annual juried printmaking exhibition American Impressions will be held in the University Galleries at William Paterson University from January-March 2012. Below you will find information about the exhibition and submission guidelines. Please share this invitation with artists who might like to submit work.

Online prospectus: click here.

For questions contact:
Emily Johnsen, Program Assistant
University Galleries
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ 07470



All Traditional and Digital Print Media

Exhibition Dates
January 30 ­ March 9, 2012

Submissions Deadline
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Organized by the University Galleries at William Paterson University, American Impressions is an annual juried printmaking exhibition featuring traditional and digital print media and book art. Select works will receive Purchase Awards and become part of the University¹s permanent collection. One artist will be selected to have a solo exhibition at the University

The exhibition is open to all artists residing in the United States. Prints must have been completed within the past two years and may not exceed 60 inches. Work previously shown at the William Paterson University Galleries will not be accepted.

All accepted work requires proper framing and should be ready to be hung (except for book art which will be displayed in vitrines on pedestals). The Juror reserves the right to reject any work found to be unacceptable upon arrival.

Sales are encouraged. A 20% commission will be taken by the University. Prints and books selected for Purchase Awards will become part of the University¹s Permanent Print & Book Collection.

All work shown at the gallery will be insured for the duration of the exhibition. The gallery cannot insure works in transit.

The cost of shipping works to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Please do not send artwork in packing peanuts.


1. To submit your artwork, please visit:

2. Register an account with SlideRoom. Click on ³Start a New Submission.²

3. Fill out the Application Form.

4. Upload your Artist Bio/CV and Artist Statement in the Documents

5. Upload up to 3 images (one image per artwork; 4 x 6 inches at 300 dpi). Be sure to list the Title, Date, Medium and Dimensions in the specified areas.

6. Pay the entry fee of $25 when prompted to receive submission confirmation.

(Entry fees go toward the purchase of artwork from the American Impressions exhibition for the William Paterson University permanent art collection.)


Submissions Deadline
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Receipt of Work Deadline
Monday, January 16, 2012

Reception Date
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 ­ 5:00 p.m.


Elizabeth F. Spungen, Executive Director of The Print Center in
Philadelphia, PA.

Liz Spungen has been the Executive Director of The Print Center in
Philadelphia since 2006. She received both a BA and MA in the History of Art
from the University of Pennsylvania and has spent her entire career working
with the visual arts in Philadelphia.

During her tenure at The Print Center, her curatorial efforts have included
Black Pulse: Doug + Mike Starn (2007); Nakazora: space between sky and
earth: Masao Yamamoto (2008); and the upcoming Silver Mine, a retrospective
exhibition of the work of photographer Robert Asman.

Spungen has been on the curatorial staff at the Institute of Contemporary
Art, The Fabric Workshop and Museum and Bryn Mawr College, and was President
of the Chester Springs Studio and the Arcadia University Art Gallery. From
2002 ­ 2006 she headed Liz F. Spungen Fine Art, specializing in works on
paper from the greater Philadelphia region.


Since 2001, this national juried exhibition has celebrated the print and the
printmaker. Elizabeth F. Spungen, Executive Director of The Print Center
(Philadelphia, PA) is the juror for the 2012 printmaking competition. Past
jurors have included: Anne Coffin (Founder and Director, International Print
Center of New York); Willie Cole (Artist/Printmaker); Ofelia Garcia (former
Dean of the College of Arts and Communications, William Paterson
University); John W. Ittman (Curator of Prints, Philadelphia Museum); David
Kiehl (Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art); and Dr. Marilyn
S. Kushner (Curator of Prints and Drawings, Brooklyn Museum); among others.

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