Wexford Artists Books -Call for Submissions

The 11th Wexford Artists’ Book Exhibition: Call for Submissions

After an 8 year absence from the scene -The 11th Wexford Artists’ Book Exhibition returns in November 2013. The show will take place at the Denis Collins Gallery, on the Quays, Wexford.

The new exhibition will feature “Contemporary Artist’s Books made by Irish makers over the last decade. The work will be available to be handled. The books follow no theme from a curatorial point of view and the submission is open- so there is no selection. However the works will all have been made in the last decade.Most of the books will have a strong Irish connection- e.g. made by people who are Irish/ or were or have been living in Ireland.

Anyone wishing to participate can still register and send in a work via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WexfordArtistsBookExhibition

Info For Participants:

  • Deadline for sending in is Wednesday 6th November
  • Send works to:  Andi McGarry, The moorings, Kilmore quay
  • Show opens on 13 November runs till the 23 November 2013
  • There will be no entry fee for participants- (each participant will make their own arrangements for / return postage/ insurance.)

Artists can send images of their work for inclusion in the publicity /poster / by uploading them to Facebook page or via post please label title and date and medium etc. also that you give permission for us to use the images.

We are hoping to tour this exhibition – let us know that we have permission to also tour your book when you register.

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SO Fine Art Editions, a new gallery opens

SO Fine Art Editions, a new gallery run by Catherine O’Riordan and Oliver Sears at 10 South Anne Street, Dublin 2 will open on 26th September 2013. Director, writer, and Dubliner Jim Sheridan will officially open the gallery on the night.

The gallery is dedicated to unveiling the mysteries of the original print world where the techniques of lithography, etching, carborundum and drypoint can be viewed and carefully explained. SO Fine Art Editions specializes in original prints, applied art, photography and sculpture.

Catherine O’Riordan ran the Graphic Print Studio Gallery for eight years and has a comprehensive knowledge of printmaking in all its guises. Oliver Sears runs his eponymous gallery on Molesworth Street representing a number of seminal Irish artists including Hughie O’Donoghue, Donald Teskey and Joseph Walsh.

Sears O’Riordan together bring twenty-five years of working in the contemporary art field to their new venture in the heart of Dublin city.

The gallery stocks a comprehensive selection of works by both Irish and internationally renowned artists offering a range of work that is unique in Ireland.

The gallery also stocks work by key artists working in applied arts – Sara Flynn, Coilin O’Dubhghaill, Nuala O’Donovan, and Liam Flynn among the best known. It intends to promote artists working in craft and become a focus of excellence in an area which has been traditionally underepresented.

Photography is also an interest the gallery pursues featuring work by Amelia Stein and Paul Gaffney as well as British artist Idris Khan and American photographer Gregory Crewdson. SO will also show sculpture with work by both Patrick O’Reilly and Jessica Sturgess currently available.

Exhibitions will be held three or four times a year with a Robert Motherwell show planned for 2014.

SO Fine Art Editions debut exhibition includes the following artists – Ivor Abrahams ,Yoko Akino, Jean Bardon, Carmel Benson, Michael Canning, Patrick Caulfield, Dorothy Cross, Jack Doherty, Cliona Doyle, Mark Fairnington, Liam Flynn, Sara Flynn, Paul Gaffney, Richard Gorman, John Graham, James Hanly, Seán Hillon, Howard Hodgkin, John Kelly, Brian Lalor, Stephen Lawlor, Sara Lee, Sharon Lee, Louise Leonard, Pamela Leonard, Sol LeWitt, Bernadette Madden, Alice Maher, Kelvin Mann,Susan Mannion, Niamh MacGowan, James McCreary,Niall Naessens, Lars Nyberg, Lina Nordenstrom, Nuala O’Donovan,Hughie O’Donoghue, Gwen O’Dowd, Ruth O’Donnell, Coilin O’Dubhghaill, Patrick O’Reilly, Barbara Rae,Vincent Sheridan, Amelia Stein, Donald Teskey, Stephen Vaughan.


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11th Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition Back for 2013

Here’s something you might be interested in if you take part in our Spring Workshops at the Studio, ‘A Simple Fold-Up Album’ with John & Carol Pratt and ‘Six Hours, Eight Books’ with Sandra Landers.

11th Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition Back for 2013After an 8 year absence from the scene -The 11th Wexford Artists’ Book Exhibition- one of the most user friendly and Artist friendly annuals will return in November 2013. The inaugural show will take place at the Denis Collins Gallery, on the Quays, Wexford.

The Previous Wexford shows ran for 10 consecutive years from 1995 -2005, and were very successful.
The New exhibition will feature “Contemporary Artist’s Books made by Irish makers over the last decade. “There will also be a small invited selection of International makers in the exhibition. Most of the work will be for sale. What makes this show unique is that all the books are made by contemporary makers will be available to be handled. The Books follow no theme from a curatorial point of view and the submission is open- so there is no selection.

The only criteria are that the works will all have been made in the past decade. Also the books will have a strong Irish connection- e.g. Made by people who are Irish/ or were or have been living in Ireland. The books will go on show in the Denis Collins Gallery in November for two weeks and will then tour to other venues.

Anyone wishing to participate can register at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WexfordArtistsBookExhibition

Information thanks to  www.visualartists.ie


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Black Church Print Studio Exhibition | Call for Submissions

Deadline for entries: 5th April at 5pm

Curated by Paul McAree

Black Church Print Studio invite applications for Circulation, an exhibition to be held at both Monster Truck Gallery and FLOOD in August 2013.

Curated by Paul McAree, the exhibition will focus on ideas around modes of ‘production’ and ‘distribution’, with a particular interest in artists whose work uses an economy of means to question and look at social or political themes. The exhibition will involve artists who use easily available and cheap means of production – such as leaflets, photocopies, posters, printmaking, flyers, collage – to look at and subvert an approach to social or political issues, while at the same time displaying an awareness of and relationship to art historical practices.

In a twist to the open submission process and the very nature of the theme, no work will be refused and every proposed work will be displayed, even if it is the proposal itself that is displayed.

The income from the submission process will be in turn used to fund a publication documenting the process and exhibition, and feature all artists in the show. The size of the publication will be determined by the number of proposals received.

The exhibition will also feature three invited artists to weave a thread throughout the overall show and provide a clarity to what will be a dense exhibition of artworks by many artists.

Open submission process: submission fee of €15; deadline for entries 5pm, Friday 5th April 2013; please see www.print.ie for further details.

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183rd RHA Annual Open Submission Exhibition

183rd RHA Annual Exhibition: 28 May-17 Aug, 2013

The longest running open submission exhibition in the country, the RHA 183rd Annual exhibition open this May and for the second time the Academy is extending the run of the exhibition through to 17 August.

With over half the works, exhibited, selected through an open submission process, this exhibition offers an unparalleled chance to view the work by emerging artists hanging side by side with established artists and RHA Members. The majority of work on exhibit, will be for sale and is an excellent opportunity for discerning collectors.

Application forms will be available in mid February. If you have submitted work in the last two years, you will be automatically sent a form. Otherwise, to request a submission form for the Annual please follow the link bellow and fill in the request form. If you are a regular participant and have changed address please let us know. Entries can only be accepted on the correct paperwork, so please request your form to return by the closing date.

To request a submission form for the Annual please fill in the request form here

Closing date for applications is 27th March 2013.

Hand in & hand back Dublin dates have yet to be confirmed. Please check this website for updates.

More info at: www.rhagallery.ie/html/exhibitions/exhibit_annual.html

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bARTer Talks Series #2 with Annette Moloney at Siamsa Tire

5th October | 4 pm | Art Space Place: Pop-Ups & Empty Spaces | Siamsa Tire, Town Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

The second bARTer session takes place Friday 5th October at 4pm in Siamsa Tire; join us again for a chance to meet fellow practitioners, network and discuss important issues affecting the arts in Kerry.

This month’s guest speaker is Annette Moloney who will lead a discussion on the use of, and indeed the benefits of, using empty retail and office spaces for creative projects. And to see this in action, there is a pop up exhibition opening at 13-14 Denny Street, Tralee following bARTer at 6pm.

Our economic downturn has led to more and more vacant retail spaces in our high streets, towns and cities. Increasingly artists have gained access to empty spaces to develop pop-up art projects and galleries and to set up studio spaces. This discussion will explore the benefits and challenges that this development brings, including examples of recent projects and a workshop examining the opportunities and challenges that the alternative art space phenomenon brings for Tralee.

For more information, please contact: barter.kerry@gmail.com

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Open Submission Drawing Exhibition

Signal Arts Centre | Open Submission Drawing Exhibition – Deadline Extended

New Deadline: 8t October | Between lines | Exhibition dates: 5th – 18th November.

The 2nd “Open Submission Drawing Exhibition” is being run in the Signal Arts Centre next November. While the Exhibition was initially set up to just include drawings, the criteria has been extended to include both prints and multimedia whose content relies on drawing. In the case of print as a primary source and in the case of multimedia, work that incorporates a large amount of drawing. Last years participants hailed from Europe, Britain and Ireland, in all there were 28 Artists.

The theme this year is based on “The gap between reality and what our perception of reality is” and as such, lend itself to a wide and diverse interpretation. There is a size limit of A2, including frame (if the work is framed). The dead line for submissions is 8 of October 2012.

At least three Images should be sent by CD or email to the Signal Arts Centre addressed to Aoife FitzGerald, with a visual experienced CV and information about the work, including size, medium, etc. There is a charge of 12 euros for submission. While the images and CV can be sent by email, the money order should be sent by mail to “Aoife FitzGerald, The Signal Arts Center, 1 Albert Ave, Bray Co. Wicklow”. The descision of the adjudicator is final.

The Exhibition will be shown in Signal Arts Center Bray from 5/11/12-18/11/12, in conjunction with Artist’s talks and discussions.

Contact Aoife FitzGerald at signallifedrawing@gmail.com

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Open Submission Exhibition in Westport

Many of our Meitheal Eitseála artists have been using animals to inspire their work and here’s an opportunity to show off some of those lovely prints.

‘Animals Everywhere’ Exhibition | Call for Submissions

Deadline: 25th September at 3pm | John McGings Bar, High Street, Westport, Co. Mayo.

Open Call for Submissions for exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture & more on the theme ‘Animals Everywhere’, for which all the works are restricted in size to A5 (in any dimension) and limited to a maximum number of 3 pieces per artist: exhibition devised & curated by Áine Gallagher & Caroline Masterson. Artists notified of selection process. Selection panel has final say in all works to be included in exhibition. Submissions to be labeled ‘Animals Everywhere’ and delivered/posted to The Customs House Studios, Westport, Co. Mayo before 3pm on Tuesday 25th September 2012. All entries to be accompanied by Title of Work, sale price (or marked NFS), artist’s email address & contact telephone number. All artists responsible for collection of work at end of exhibition | www.westportartsfestival.com

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Impressions 2012 at Galway Arts Centre | Call for Submissions.

Deadline: Monday 16th July at 5pm.

Impressions is Ireland’s longest running open submission print exhibition. It encourages, promotes and showcases the best of printmaking in Ireland. It will take place from 13th of September – 11th of October in Galway Arts Centre. Artists are invited to submit up to three framed prints. All original works in any print medium, including digital, are welcome. This year’s adjudicator Norman Ackroyd will select the works for display and award the prizes.

This year applicants are asked to send a CD with images of their prints to us for adjudication to Galway Arts Centre. Applicants may submit up to three prints in any print medium on disc, accompanied by the completed application form and the submission fee of €10 per print to a maximum of three entries. Maximum dimensions when framed should not exceed 150 x 150 cm.

All prints must be numbered and signed by the artist. Works must be labelled with the artists name, phone number, email address, postal address, title, medium, edition, dimensions, price (framed/unframed) and year of work. All application forms must be fully completed and posted to Galway Arts Centre on a CD with high quality digital images of works. A cheque, cash or postal order for €10 per work must be sent or application will not be processed. Maximum dimensions when framed should not exceed 150 x 150 cm. Prices stated should include 35% gallery commission. Works not for sale should be listed NFS, a POA will not be listed. For any queries please contact John Twomey in Galway Arts Centre on 091 565886 or visit:www.galwayartscentre.ie

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