11th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition CALL FOR ENTRIES


Entry Deadline: April 17, 2017

Best in Show #1 2014: M. Whipplesmith Plank - Etna, CA "Walking The Upper Pasture"

The Merced County Arts Council is now accepting entries for its 11th Annual California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition. This will be held at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, which features multiple galleries for contemporary visual arts. This 28,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary fine arts and education facility is located in downtown Merced, California.

Etching with collage by: Cynthia Millionis

The purpose of this juried group show is to highlight and exhibit the best in recent California printmaking. The show is open to all print makers residing in California. Work may be in any traditional printmaking media (except photography) and must have been completed in the last three years.

Of the artists chosen to participate there will be three best in show awards given, recipients of which will each be given a solo show during next year’s exhibition.

Left: Honorable Mention #1 2014: Beth Fein - Berkeley, CA "Tres Hermanos 9-11-1973" Middle: Honorable Mention #2 2013 Sarah Whorf - Eureka, CA "Turn Turn There Again" Right: Herlinde Spahr

Important Dates:

  • April 17, 2017 Entry Deadline
  • April 25-29th, 2017 Work delivery
  • May 3, 2017 Exhibition Opens
  • May 12th, 2017 Opening Reception, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • June 15, 2017 Exhibition Closes

For more information contact MAC Gallery curators, Ben Serpa and Louisa Benhissen at mcac.curator@gmail.com

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