#COVID19PrintProject

A COVID19 Print Media Exchange Portfolio

This exchange is a response to the COVID19 pandemic. The preventative measures implemented have limited access to printmaking facilities and cooperatives, as well as cancelled or postponed exhibitions, conferences, and exchange portfolios across the world.  How do we as printmakers interpret the experiences our print, academic, professional, and home community's are facing? How does our studio practice exist, and continue outside of the printmaking studio? What are creative ways to pull an edition of prints from home without a press? 

This exchange is taking place to help printmakers find new methods of creating work in an experimental way without presses, exposure units, acid, and the other bells, and whistles we are used to using. Printmakers are avid problem solvers who rise to the occasion. It is encouraged that you do not use a press to create this edition, but are welcome to employ other methods if you still have access.  Current events have presented new obstacles to overcome, and a new set of variables to experiment with. Due to the current events varied additions will be accepted.

If you are interested in participating please email Susannaharriscreates@gmail.com with a brief description of your thoughts on content and process, for the edition you plan on creating.

I understand that this is a difficult time for many artists, and want to remain as accessible as possible. If you have interest in this exchange, but feel unable to pay the fee, or have concerns regarding the materials, or glassine please contact me.

Important dates:

April 1- Will view rolling applicants through portfolio fee deadline

April 17- Deadline to send portfolio fee

June 26- Deadline for arrival of exchange

July- Portfolios start shipping out

I have provided the following below as a guide for the exchange as well as some links to methods of printing without a press.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, or concerns.

The theme is open to the interpretation of the experiences related to COVID-19.

There is no restriction as to the number of participants in this exchange. Please no loose materials.

Paper: The paper size is 7” x 10” (All paper must be archival). Prints can be full bleed, horizontal or vertical.

Interleaving: All editions must be interleaved with glassine or equivalent archival protective sheets, also 7” x 10”). Please do not use newsprint, bags, tracing paper, wax paper, or mylar as interleaving. 

Edition size: The edition size is 12 prints, numbered 1/12, 2/12, etc.

You will receive an edition of 10 prints 

 

Participation: Anyone planning on participating must email Susannaharriscreates@gmail.com with a brief description of your thoughts on content and process, for the edition you plan on creating to participate in this exchange. It is encouraged that you do not use a press to create this edition.

Cost: There is a $34.00 USD fee to participate. This fee covers the cost of an archival portfolio sleeve, the colophon, packaging, and return shipping.

Paypal: paypal.me/susannaharris7

Zelle: susanna.harris7@gmail.com

I understand that this is a difficult time for many artists, and want to remain as accessible as possible. If you have interest in this exchange, but feel unable to pay the fee, or have concerns regarding the materials, or glassine please contact me.

Shipping: Please ship your work to the following address by Friday, June 26, 2020

Susanna Harris
P.O. Box 454

Powell, OH 43065

Exhibitions: This exhibition will be available to view online, as well as in physical locations throughout Ohio. Exhibition dates are to be determined for summer, and fall of 2020.

Portfolios will start being shipped out in July, 2020.

Helpful links:

Intaglio no press printmaking links: https://21stcenturyrenaissanceprintmaker.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/printing-an-intaglio-matrix-without-a-press/

https://youtu.be/4-yjr12LQi0?t=133

Kitchen Lithography no stone printmaking links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuBUlEt6vWw

Kitchen Lithography no press, no stone printmaking links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6D6ymjtd0E

Paper Lithogrpahy link: https://handprinted.co.uk/blogs/blog/gum-arabic-transfer

Screen printing no photo emulsion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OCgFA9RJIo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALRY17ytL74 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY4pEuSGb1Y

Cyanotypes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLoxNysJfRc

I'm excited to get creative, experimental, and printerly for this exchange!

Susanna Harris

Columbus, Ohio

SusannaHarrisCreates@gmail.com

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