ACCEPTED MEDIA: Any traditional, editonable printmaking process: Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy/Silkscreen, Collagraph, Letterpress, etc. Digital Printmaking is acceptable only if combined with a traditional printmaking process. Solely Digital Prints, Photography and Photo Copies will be returned without a refund. As in years past, there is no theme.
PAPER & EDITION SIZE: 8”X10” (20cmX26cm). Printed image size is open; please use handmade or archival paper. 15 identical hand-pulled, original prints, signed and numbered beginning at 1/15 through 15/15. Each print must be interleaved with 8”x10” (20x26cm) glassine or tissue. Variable editions and artist proofs will not be accepted.
DEADLINE: Prints and participation fees must be received by SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020.
EXCHANGE: A portfolio of 12 randomly selected prints will be mailed to each participant around May 15, 2020. 9INHANDPRESS will keep 3 prints from each edition submitted to the exchange for exhibitions and promotional purposes. Participants will be notified when all print exchanges have been shipped.
EXHIBITIONS: All submitted editions will be exhibited regionally in pop-up and traditional galleries, with dates and locations To Be Determined. Artists will be notified of exhibition dates and locations.
REPRODUCTION: All participating prints will be put in a web gallery and may be reproduced digitally to promote additional exhibitions or future exchanges. Proper credit will be given to the artist upon reproduction; no monetary value will be associated with reproduction.
IMPORTANT: All prints must conform to the guidelines. Any prints that do not fit the guidelines will be returned to the artist. *$25 USD Domestic / $30 USD International Participation Fee is not refundable.
STUDENTS & INSTRUCTORS: Interested in having your students/student groups participate? For student participation fee rates, email 9INHANDPRESS@gmail.com.
SHIPPING: Your complete edition of 15 prints should be mailed in one envelope between sheets of chipboard or cardboard to protect from damage. Prints should be mailed to the address below, along with your PayPal receipt and legible entry form. A safe, secure PayPal payment can be made to 9INHANDPRESS@gmail.com or by following the PayPal link on the Exchange website: www.9inhandpress.com/print-exchange-2020. Prints will not be accepted without $25 USD / $30 USD payment. Payment due no later than SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020.
SOCIAL MEDIA: As prints arrive, we’ll be uploading images to our social media pages, showcasing the variety of work and artists joining this exchange. Follow the exchange on social media: on Facebook.com/9INHANDPRESS and on Instagram @9inhandpress. Social media savvy? Hashtag your works in progress or completed works using the hashtag #9inhandpressprintexchange.