Print Commission 2019 Application Instructions
- Pay the online Application Fee above.
- Send an email to email@example.com with the following files attached:
- 3 artwork images.
- A PDF or Word Doc which lists the artwork image details entered (artist name, artwork title, date, medium, dimensions, edition size)
- An artist CV in PDF or Word Document format (max 2 pages)
- Applicants must email this information and pay the entry fee to be considered for the PCA Print Commission 2019 by 5pm, 22 February, 2019.
- Please email 1 high-resolution image of each artwork entered. Artist may enter three artworks. Each image should be a jpeg file, maximum file size 2mb each. Images should be labelled with the artist’s name followed by the title of the work in the file name i.e jpeg
- Artworks entered should be recent and made over the past 4 years.
- Original artworks created in any form of printmaking will be accepted, including (but not limited to); etching, lithography, screenprint, linocut, woodblock, wood engraving, collagraph and mixed print techniques.
Photographs and digital reproduction prints of artwork in other media, also known as ‘giclée prints’ are not eligible for entry. However original prints created through digital means (which may include photography) ARE eligible for entry, as falling into the category of digital printmaking. For further information on this distinction, check the ‘What is a Print’ page of this website.
Artists are invited to enter PCA Print Commission 2019
For over 50 years the PCA Print Commission has provided major promotional and professional development opportunities for commissioned artists. Each year commissioned prints are launched in the September issue of IMPRINT magazine, and in exhibitions around Australia. Many institutions and private collectors purchase PCA commissioned prints and build their collection of works on paper on an annual basis. Commissioned prints automatically enter the PCA Print Archive 1967-present; the Canson Australia and State Library Victoria collections.
The judges for the Print Commission 2019 are Maria Zagala, Associate Curator: Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator: Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia.
HOW IT WORKS
- Artists are invited to apply for the PCA Print Commission by following the Application Instructions above and paying the entry fee.
- Shortlisted artists produce a bon á tirer proof (or working drawings if the medium precludes this) of an entirely new print and judges make their final selection.
- From these proofs, seven artists are selected for the Print Commission and each produce seven artists’ proofs and an edition of between 30 and 40 prints for distribution to subscribers to raise funds for the PCA.
- The Print Commission is launched in September in IMPRINT magazine, and artists’ proofs are exhibited in interstate galleries. They are returned to the artists at the conclusion of the exhibition.
- Selected artists each receive a supply of 50 sheets of Canson quality printmaking paper for editioning, provided by Canson Australia.
- PCA pay an artist’s fee of $700 to each selected artist (Ex GST).
- Contractual details for 2019 will be provided on the Conditions and Agreement form forwarded to selected artists.
- Non PCA members are welcome to apply.
- Artists chosen for the Commission will be required to join the PCA as a member.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
- The PCA Print Commission is open to living artists residing in Australia and New Zealand over the age of 18.
- The images submitted for Application into PCA Print Commission are to be of original works of the entrant and must have been made in the past 4 years.
- Artists who have been commissioned by the Print Council for the PCA Print Commission in the two preceeding years (Print Commission 2018, Print Commission 2017) are ineligible to apply.
- By paying the entry fee you agree to the Terms & Conditions of Entry
Selection of shortlisted artists will be made via images of entrant’s artworks submitted for application. No incomplete entries will be processed.
Entries are due 5pm February 22nd, 2019.