Beyond canvas, aluminum, linen, or wood, paper has a special resonance for everyone. It is what we used in school to create cards for our parents, or to create a masterpiece at age 7 when we were all artists. Now as professionals, paper offers a thousand possibilities. We can sketch, draw and paint, collage, sculpt, create books, wall hangings, and photographs or allow the paper to be the art. In this challenge we invite the artists to engage in a conversation with paper in whatever way they imagine. The paper is the thing! Some examples of paper (but materials are not limited to this list): cardboard, paper, rice paper, newsprint, construction paper, decoupage paper, card stock, recycled paper, kraft paper, deconstructed books, etc.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Susan Rostow is a Brooklyn-based multi-media visual artist. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Through printmaking, sculptural books, 3D wall installation and animation, she explores the effects of time and nature’s cycles. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the New York Historical Society. She is represented in numerous collections, including the Alan Chasanoff Book Arts Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven Connecticut and the Library of Congress National Print Archives in Washington DC. She is the inventor of Akua soy-based inks. www.susanrostow.com ; IG @susanrostow
HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be processed through CaFÉ™/Call for Entry, callforentry.org, an industry-wide digital submission platform. If you have not yet used CaFÉ™, you should have the following ready to apply:
1) your name, address, and email
2) minimum 3 jpgs of artwork you would like considered for submission
Works may not exceed 36 inches on the longest side including frame. All work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), wired and ready for hanging.
Standing Sculptures may not exceed 36 inches on the longest side.
ALL 3D WORK MUST FIT ON A 19″ SQUARE PEDESTAL OR ARTIST MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN APPROPRIATE STAND. We also have two lower pedestals of 21”x18” and 20”x 24” that can be used if needed.