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94th ANNUAL International Competition
The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 94th ANNUAL International Competition juried by Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner. Cotton is a curator of photography and author based in Los Angeles; she is Curator-in-Residence at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside and recently published Photography Is
Magic (Aperture, 2015). Wagner is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum and co-curator/co-author of Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2018).
The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways,
both in content and process.
Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.
Contest Prize & TERMS
• Three Solo Exhibitions at The Print Center
• Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
• Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize
• Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
• Two-Year Print Center Gallery Store contract
• The Print Center Honorary Council Award of Excellence
• Online Exhibition
• Awagami Paper Award
• The Photo Review Award
• BOMB Magazine Award
• Renaissance Graphic Arts Award
• Trinity Framing Award
• Other cash and material prizes
Three of the Finalists will be selected by The Print Center’s curator to receive solo exhibitions at The Print Center (January – March 2020) along with an honorarium. Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center provides a printed, color exhibition brochure; professional installation and de-installation of the exhibitions; promotion via press release, mailed announcement cards, website, weekly email newsletters and social media posts; and professional photographic documentation of the shows.
Two Digital Exhibitions
Portfolios of work from the Finalists and Semifinalists will be presented digitally at The Print Center during the Solo Exhibitions (January – March 2020) and permanently online on The Print Center’s website.
Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
Selected by a curator from the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one work will be accessioned into the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.
Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize
Selected by the Curatorial Department of the Michener Art Museum, one photograph by an American artist will be accessioned into the Museum’s permanent collection, with a preference for photography representing the Mid-Atlantic region.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Purchase Award
Selected by Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, one work will be accessioned into the Museum’s permanent collection. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
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