Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Call for Entries; La Calaca International Print Exchange

The following is a repost from the Printmakingblog at Graphic Chemical by Dean Clark 

La Calaca Press and Expressions Graphics invite you to participate in the first LA CALACA PRESS International Print Exchange and Exhibition. This exchange is open to printmakers from the USA and abroad. The purpose of this exchange is to promote printmaking and create connection with artists around the world.
• Deadline date: Prints must be received by September 15, 2011
• Please RSVP by e-mail to: Carlos Barberena at calacapress@gmail.com
• Theme: “CALACAS” Day of the Dead / Open to your own interpretation.
• Media: Any traditional Printmaking process: Relief, Linocuts, Woodcuts, Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy, Collograph, etc. - NO DIGITAL PRINTS OR PHOTOCOPIES -
• Paper Size: 7 inches by 9 inches. Print/image size is open. *Please use any Archival Paper or Hand made Paper. (No Exception)
• Edition: 15 identical hand-pulled, original prints, include glassine sheets or tissue paper between each print, cut to match paper size.
•Each Print must be Signed and Numbered on the front.
• Fee: $15 US or $20 International paid via PayPal to:carlosbarberenadelarocha@gmail.com or a Check made out to: Carlos Barberena (Checks from US Banks only) This Fee covers the costs of postage and promotion of the project and Exhibits. *Fee is non-refundable.
• Exhibitions: The selected prints will be exhibited at Expressions Graphics in Oak Park, IL in Nov. 2011. * A Second exhibit will be at La Casa de los Tres Mundos in Nicaragua on Nov. 2nd, 2011.
• A Portfolio of 12 randomly selected prints will be mailed to each participant early November 2011. We will keep 3 Prints from each edition submitted to the exchange: 1 print will remain at Expressions Graphics and 2 at La Calaca Press for traveling exhibitions and promotional purposes.
• All prints submitted will be put in a web gallery and may be reproduced to promote this project. Please visithttp://calacapress.blogspot.com for more info.
• IMPORTANT: All prints must conform to the guidelines. Any prints that do not fit the guidelines will be returned to the artist. *Fee is not refundable.
• Please RSVP by e-mail to Carlos at calacapress@gmail.com and mail submission to:
Carlos Barberena
324 Washington Blvd.
Apt 3G Oak Park, IL, 60302

Monday, June 27, 2011

Back to the Blog

It's been so long since I have posted and I have so much to tell you about.  The biggest news I have to share is that I moved my studio from Wilderness Place to north Boulder at Broadway and Yarmouth on June 1st.  I now have a private studio with a little more room, and easier access for visitors and students. In the complex there are several other artists and creative businesses, and it is also in the NOBO art district which has first Friday art walks.
When I moved in, there was a garage door to access the studio, but was dark inside since I had only a small window
The door was replaced with glass to give the studio more light

Email me or stop by to see if I'm in for a visit. My new address is 4593 N Broadway #B102  Boulder, CO 80304 It's directly behind Boulder Horse and Rider, down the alley, and to the left.