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2020 LAST BEST PRINT FEST

OPENING: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5 PM

As part of LAST BEST PRINT FEST the ZACC Print Shop is hosting its Ninth Annual Portfolio Exchange in May of 2020. All printmakers will be invited to submit an edition of twelve prints based on the theme Covers. Of the edition of twelve, ten of the prints will be redistributed to other participants in a random selection process. One print will be displayed in the ZACC Main Gallery, April 13 through May 4, as part of LBPF exhibition/silent auction (a fundraiser for the ZACC Print Shop). The last will be retained as part of a complete set for the ZACC Print Shop Archive.

THEME

Covers

For this exchange you will be invited to interpret the theme Covers. Participants are asked to design an album cover for an existing or make believe band.

ART SPECS

  • OVERVIEW

    The exchange is open to all printmakers. Editions should consist of twelve impressions numbered 1/12 to 12/12, using any archival material. If you cannot make it to the ZACC to pick up your portfolio in person, include a self addressed stamped envelope, big enough for ten 11 x 14 inch prints.

  • PAPER SIZE

    12” x 12” or 7" x 7" prints can be full bleed.

  • EDITION SIZE

    12; numbered 1/12 to 12/12 (no proofs or editions larger than 12).

  • MEDIA

    All forms of printmaking are accepted.

  • LABELING

    In pencil, clearly print artist’s name, title, and media on the back of each print.

    Prints must be the original artwork of the submitting artist, and must be dry at the time of submission. The portfolio organizers reserve the right to refuse entry of any submission that fails to conform to the portfolio guidelines.

  • REGISTRATION

    To participate in the Portfolio Exchange we require that you register beginning SEPTEMBER 1, 2019, through Submittable (link).

  • DUE DATE

    Portfolios will be due by April 20, 2020. After SEPTEMBER 1, 2019, they can be submitted to:

    The Zootown Arts Community Center
    216 W Main St
    Missoula, MT 59802

    Collated portfolios can be picked up on May 1st during our First Friday Art Opening. Portfolios will be held at the ZACC for 1 month. All work that is not picked up in 1 month will be donated to the ZACC Print Shop. Need your portfolio shipped? Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope big enough for ten 12"x 12" prints.

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