WONDER FAIR’S annual juried print show features the work of exemplary, hot-blooded, inky-finger’d, muscly-armed printmakers. Now in its third year, the renamed Fresh Ink exhibition is a manifestation of Wonder Fair’s foundational purpose: to establish Lawrence as a preeminent center for creative print culture in the United States, and to highlight the importance of printed matter in the world entire. We are pleased to welcome Katie Baldwin as our juror for this year.
Sales from national juried show will be divided between the artist and Wonder Fair 50/50. Juror’s Award: one work will named best in show for a $250 cash prize.
Entrants may submit up to three (3) images of original works completed in the last three years (2013 - 2016). Selections will be made from digital images in the form of jpeg files (maximum files dimension of eight inches in image size -- maximum resolution of 300 dpi) - no slides.
Files must be submitted electronically through our online submission form. Submission by mail or email will not be accepted. Files should be saved as last name_title.jpeg (e.g., Nakamura_Still_Life_ Explosion.jpeg).
Image list should include: Title, Media, Date, Dimensions and designated sale price or “NFS”.
Submissions must be received electronically at our submittable.com site by June 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Apply early to avoid technical problems. Wonder Fair is not responsible for late submissions due to technical problems.
Notification of acceptance will be made the week of July 4, 2016 by email. You must provide email contact information with your submission to be considered.
Artists over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Entries must be original fine art prints or works on paper in any media. No photography or off-set photo mechanically reproduced work will be accepted. All size work will be considered.
June 1, 2016: final submissions due; review of submissions begins. July 4-8, 2016: notification of acceptance by e-mail.
August 19, 2016: accepted framed (exhibition ready) works due. August 26 - October 16, 2016: exhibition on display.
October 17 - 21, 2016: return of unsold exhibited work.
KATIE BALDWIN is a printmaker and book artist living in Huntsville, AL. She has traveled internationally as an artist in residence. She was one of seven international artists selected in 2004 to learn traditional Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) from master carvers and printers at the Nagasawa Residency on Awaji Island, Japan. Under Queen Anne’s Revenge Press, Baldwin produces artist’s books and woodblock prints. She has exhibited extensively, most recently at Gedai University in Tokyo, Japan, The Ice Box in Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Center for the Book. Her work can be found in collections including the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She has received grant funding through several organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Baldwin received her MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She served as the Victor Hammer Fellow at Wells College from 2011-2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville.