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Lux Center for the Arts

Surface Impressions '24 Artist Entry

Surface Impressions '24 Artist Entry

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Exhibition Description 

LUX Center for the Arts, located in Lincoln, NE is hosting a juried international call exhibition of relief printmaking with a focus on woodblock, linoleum cut, wood engraving, and mixed media relief prints. 

The LUX Center for the Arts, in cooperation with Constellation Studios, will present our third biennial ‘Surface Impressions,’ an ambitious international juried exhibition focusing on hand-produced relief prints from woodblock, linoleum cut, wood engraving, and mixed media relief prints. This showcase will continue our work of bringing fine art prints to the fore, empowering Lincoln, NE to join in a world-wide conversation about creative innovations in prints. Surface Impressions intends to connect artists and audiences to the contemporary language of relief printmaking as a viable artistic engagement for the world we find ourselves faced with now and into the future. 

This biennial of relief prints here in the center of America will showcase artists from around the country and abroad, all selected from an open call for entries. The works on exhibition focus on the role of the relief print as a means of cultural critique and exploration of this ancient but newly invigorated discipline as practiced and defined by today’s artists. 

Up to seventy-five prints will be selected by visiting guest juror Valpuri Remling, Master Printmaker at the Tamarind Institute. Fifty prints will be on display at the LUX Center for the Arts, and 25 will be on display at Constellation Studios. 

Selected artists will have work shown on location at either LUX Center for the Arts, or Constellation Studios for the duration of the show. Art included in the show will be on consignment and must be available for sale. The juror will select three winners to receive prizes. Cash prizes for the top three winners will be: $1000, $750 and $500. Prizes may also include high quality art materials and similar in-kind items in addition to the cash award. 

All accepted artists will be included online, through social media and have their works available for purchase through our online shop.

Date of Exhibition - June 21st – August 31st, 2024  

Application Details

Entry Deadline - March15th, 2024, at 11:59pm CST  

Entry Fee - $30 USD. Up to 5 works may be included with each entry. 

Image Uploads - Artists may submit up to 5 images for consideration per $30 entry. Images should be good quality and cropped as much as possible to show only the work itself. Each image should be titled: “title_technique_size”, (example: “awesome print 1_woodblock_10 by 20”) Image file types accepted include: jpeg, tif, png, pdf and other common formats. Files should not exceed 5mb per image. 

Sales - All artwork selected for this exhibition will be considered under consignment. Sales inquiries will be conducted through the LUX Center for the Arts. Sales will be split 50% for the artist and 50% for the LUX Center for the Arts. 

Regulations - By submitting images of artwork to this call for entries, the artist agrees that the images are their own original work of which they own all rights. The submitting artist takes full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals. All artwork remains the property of the artist. Accepted artists grant LUX Center for the Arts and/or Constellation Studios the right to reproduce images on their website and social media where appropriate for promotional purposes only. All reproductions of the art will include artist credit. Neither LUX Center for the Arts nor Constellation Studios will use an artist's images for any other purpose without the artist's permission. 

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