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WPG Excellence in Printmaking competition

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Washington Printmaker’s Gallery has their Excellence in Printmaking competition wrapping up in a couple of weeks. Take your winter break and submit! The cost of entry is $15. From their site:

Exhibition and Awards
This first Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition will include 40 works, on view at Washington Printmakers Gallery in February 2011 (see important dates, below). Prizes will be awarded to three outstanding printmakers from within the exhibition.

    First Prize:
    A monetary award of $500, one year membership in the Washington Print Club (WPC); an article about the prizewinner (including reproduction of one of the winner’s print) in the WPC Quarterly, one year’s subscription to the Quarterly for the student’s art department.
    Second Prize:
    A one year gift membership to the Washington Print Club and a $50 gift certificate to Plaza Art Supplies.
    Third Prize:
    A one-year gift membership to the Washington Print Club and a $25 gift certificate to Plaza Art Supplies.

A Student Applicant should be:

    an undergraduate no more than four semesters (40 credits) from graduation, or
    a MFA degree candidate
    a declared major or minor in printmaking, or have taken at least 2 courses in printmaking studies.
    at an institution in the greater Mid-Atlantic States (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia)

Important Dates
12/31/10, 11:59 pm: Deadline for entry submission
1/12/11: Notifications of acceptance sent out
1/23/11: All accepted artwork and additional documentation must be delivered no later than 5 pm to the gallery (address below). HAND DELIVERY ENCOURAGED, all shipping expenses responsibility of the artist.
2/1/11 – 2/27/11: Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition, Award ceremony/receptions TBA.
3/1/11-3/6/11: Pick-up and shipment of artworks. All shipping expenses responsibility of the artist.

Full details are here.

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