Call for Submissions: Environmentally Responsible Print Practice Exhibition

Environmentally Responsible Print Practice Exhibition
McMaster Museum of Art

Deadline: August 7, 2015

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to USA and Canadian artists exploring print processes that promote safe practice and environmentally responsible options in print media. Accepted formats include: 2 and 3-dimensional works, book works, digital and installation-based work. Exhibition fees are paid to selected artists.

The exhibition commences in January 2016 at the McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

On Friday February 26, 2016 McMaster University will host an Environmentally Responsible Print Practice Symposium in the newly renovated Studio Art Facility followed by a Public Reception for this exhibition at the Museum.

The Environmentally Responsible Print Practice Exhibition is intended to gather and showcase print artists who are seeking alternative processes, materials and approaches in order to lighten the footprint of their practice and pursue safer studio options. This might include an exploration of new technologies and products or a revival of older pre-chemical approaches. Elimination of Volatile Organic Compounds and acids, utilization of biodegradable chemicals, DIY practices, adoption of AP approved products might be examples of a paradigm shift in the discipline. General awareness of how products are made, where they come from and how they are disposed of might also be considered. Artists are also invited to explore concepts that embrace sustainability (although this is not a requirement).

This exhibition is intended to gauge where we are and promote an open sharing of successes demonstrating that we can reduce hazards and environmental impacts without a sacrifice in quality of work.

Enter: Download submission information and entry forms (pdf)

or Contact: Judy Major-Girardin, McMaster School of the Arts, for more information.

About the McMaster Museum of Art
Established in 1967, McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is a public, non-profit, university-affiliated gallery situated in the heart of McMaster University campus. The MMA, which houses the University’s internationally recognized collection of approximately 6000 art objects and antiquities, presents exhibitions and provides public programs through scholarly research and interpretation.

Alvin A. Lee Building
McMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
905.525.9140 x.23241

Admission is Free
Museum hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11am-5pm, Thu 11-7, Sat 12-5


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