The I.P.E.S.K. is going to be the first print exchange based in South Korea with hopes of gathering an international collection of printmakers together to share, network and exhibit work. The theme for the 2011 exchange will be "divided." Artists are to create work related to this theme. As with most themed exhibitions and exchanges, sticking to the theme is not strictly enforced, but is encouraged for the continuity and sophistication of the collection as a whole.
How to Participate:
Artists are to send an edition of 15 prints, using traditional (non-digital/photographic) printmaking techniques. Each of the prints sent must be identical to the others. Each artist will get 13 random mixed prints in return. Two prints from each edition will be held by I.P.E.S.K. to be exhibited in at least one gallery in Seoul, South Korea in the spring of 2011. An online gallery will also be created with a list of participating artists and images of all the work.
Please contact I.P.E.S.K. via email to confirm participation in the exchange and to be added to the website.
Due date: packages should be postmarked by no later than Friday, April 1st 2011 Edition size: 15 identical prints paper size: 7x7" (17.78cmx17.78cm) Slip-sheet: yes labeling: from left to right (edition #, title, artist signature) theme: "Divided"
Payment must be made via a Paypal account to be set up as the date approaches. A US$ 30 participation fee is required to enter the exchange. This will cover return shipping, curation of exhibits and opening reception expenses.
Packages should be postmarked by Friday April 1st 2011 to coordinator Mike Stewart.