The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe. Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Lisa Sutcliffe is the Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum.
The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.
Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 250 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4
Each uploaded file must be labeled with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size (paper size, video duration or installation size).
Three artists will be selected from ten Finalists to receive solo exhibitions (January – April 2019 at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA). These artists will receive a modest honorarium. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center will install and de-install work; promote the exhibitions through a press release, mailed announcement cards, website, email newsletter and other social media outlets; provide photographic documentation of the shows; and provide an exhibition brochure.
An online exhibition of 10 Finalists and approximately 35 Semifinalists selected by the jurors will be mounted on The Print Center’s website. This will be comprised of the images submitted to Slideroom by those artists as part of their application, as well as biographical information and links to the artists’ own websites. Finalists will have more extensive entries on the site, including additional images (Finalists will be contacted by The Print Center to obtain additional information and images).
Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
Selected by a Curator from the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one work will be accessioned into the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.
Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize
Selected by the Curatorial Department of the Michener Art Museum, one photograph by an American artist will be accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Collection, with a preference for photography representing the Mid-Atlantic region.
Entry Deadline: June 12, 2018, 11:59 PM (EST)
Notification (by email): September 5, 2018
Solo Exhibitions: January – April 2019
Online Exhibition: Begins January 2019
If artworks are available for sale, The Print Center will facilitate those transactions for the solo and online exhibitions of the ANNUAL. The Print Center will receive a 50% commission on works sold. The Print Center will pay the artist’s commission within 90 days of the close of the sale. Payment will be made by check and will include a statement listing work sold and the purchaser (if available).
The Print Center is not responsible for damage to work during shipping or delivery, although care in handling onsite can be assured. Works will be insured against fire and theft while on The Print Center’s premises.
About The Print Center
In 2016 The Print Center began its second century of encouraging the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. An international voice in print, The Print Center presents a variety of programs for the public including exhibitions; an extensive series of educational programs and special events; the longest running competition for photographs and prints in the country; and The Print Center Gallery Store, which offers the largest and most diverse selection of contemporary prints and photographs in Philadelphia.
THREE SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT THE PRINT CENTER ONLINE EXHIBITION TWO-YEAR PRINT CENTER GALLERY STORE CONTRACT NEW PRIZE: AWAGAMI PAPER AWARD $2 000 in other purchase, cash and material prizes