Thursday, February 25, 2016

Call for entries for the Santa Barbara Printmakers at JCC

at the
Santa Barbara Jewish Community Center
524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

THEME: Wellspring
1. the source of a spring or stream; fountainhead
2. a source or supply of anything, especially when considered inexhaustible

Exhibition Dates: April 7 - June 22, 2016
Register and pay entry fee at CaFÉ (

Deadline:  March13, 2016 at 10:59 pm.

March 17           Notification of invited artists
April 6      Delivery of invited artwork between 10 am and 12 noon
                    Note: No storage or shipping is available.
April 7      Opening reception and awards from 5 to 8 pm
June 22    Last day of exhibition
June 23    Pickup artwork from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

JUROR: Dan Welden

PRIZES: Ten Awards of Excellence - $100 each

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists who can hand deliver prints on April 6 (10 am-12 pm only) and pick up them up on June 23 (11:30 am-1:30 pm only).
Note: Nude studies and violent images are not appropriate for this venue.

ENTRY FEE: $28 for up to three entries. Register and pay entry fee on line at CaFÉ ( Only credit cards are accepted.

MEDIUM: All types of original, hand-pulled prints, including but not limited to: silkscreen, linocut, woodcut, lithograph, etching, collagraph, monotype, monoprint, photo polymer etching, and these techniques combined with photochemical or digital printing, chine collé (not collage), transfer images and hand coloring with translucent media.

PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS: All artwork must be framed and wired for hanging. The frame must be sturdy and in good condition. Glass must be clean and mats must be white or off-white, without colored liners, with a minimum of 2” around the image (unless the artwork is floated).  Frames should not overwhelm the artwork.  Mats may not cover the plate mark (lithographs excepted). Images printed to the edges of the paper must be floated.

Please observe these guidelines. All accepted work is reviewed when delivered. The final arbiter of presentation requirements is the Santa Barbara Printmakers Organizing Committee.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Artwork must be hand delivered to the Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street between 10 am and 12 pm, April 6, 2016.

SALES: Sales are handled by the Jewish Community Center, which takes 25% commission.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Sara Woodburn at 805-563-9668 or Santa Barbara Printmakers at

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Member News-Monica Wiesblott

The Big Draw
Catalyst Gallery
Beacon, NY

Member Monica Wiesblott has been juried into this exhibition in 
New York
Work will be part of a POPUP exhibition 
from February 26 - March 15th 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Member News-Christina Altfeld

Christina Altfeld won Best in Show 
in the  Buenaventura Art Association's 
30th annual open competition. 
Christina was juried by Katherine Chang Liu.  
"Volubilis" is a multicolor polymer etching.

See the work in person during:
Ventura First Friday Gallery Crawl
Friday February 5

Buenaventura Gallery 
700 E. Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Open Tuesday-Saturday 11-5pm

And see the article in the Ventura Star HERE