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Art Show: Bestiary: Animals in Printmaking

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 10/1/2006 to 10/31/2006.

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Printmaking is not new. It is also a detailed and time consuming process. Printing has been used on textiles and wallpaper, to create illustrations for publications and decorative art for the home. This month, we are asking artists to create images in the manner of the traditional illustration plates from the 16th, 17th and 18th century. As many of the prints from this period of time featured creatures of all kinds, the entries should also include some type of animal as a main part of the image. Often the beasts and creatures depicted were of a fanciful nature. This was particularly true in maps and stories where areas that were unknown and unexplored were being described. For this show, fanciful animals are allowed, but should be appropriate to, and in a context appropriate to the time.

Traditional printmaking encompasses many methods and processes and all are eligible for this show. This show is for original, hand produced prints and is not for reproductions of work created in another media. Any such prints are not eligible. If you have any questions as to what constitutes an eligible method or type of print, please do not hesitate to ask. You can send questions to

An artist's statement is required for every entry. Information detailing the materials, process and what made you choose your subject should be included. This increases understanding of your work and significantly enhances the experience for the viewer. As texture or other small elements may be pivotal to the piece, detail shots are encouraged. Eligible entries need to meet all points of the prospectus. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

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