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Call for Printed Poetry, a juried gallery show

Early announcement to encourage new work

To coincide with the DownStairs Press publication of Bringing Gifts, Bringing News, Fifty Poems Five Lines Each, a letterpress printed anthology of new poetry, Homewood Studios has made a call to local and distant letter press printers. We invite letter press artists to submit new work which pushes the boundaries of printed poetry.

We anticipate inventive work, on fine papers, with a true printer's attention to subtleties and complexities of the printer's craft, but exploring or inventing new methods of interpreting poetry, and imaginative ways of setting type.

Send up to five images, image list (title, medium, date, sales price), artist's statement, resume and contact info to at Homewood Studios. Please put Printed Poetry in the subject line.

Exhibition dates: October 1-31, 2011

Deadline for application: September 1, 2011

Jury results announced: September 15, 2011 (via email)

Delivery of accepted work: September 19-24, 2011

Opening reception: October 7, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm

Release of work: November 1-5, 2011

(Shipped work must arrive with prepaid return shipping and will be packaged using original shipping materials. Work must be ready to hang (no saw tooth hangers please). Return shipping will occur before November 10, 2011.)

All artwork — original / editioned — may be offered for sale. Artist receives 100% of sale price. Homewood Studios does not charge commission on art sales; please price your work accordingly.

Cost for entry: $20 for up to 5 images

Image preparation instructions

  • sRGB or RGB color space
  • 72 ppi resolution
  • 1600 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
  • JPG format, compression level 8 (medium)
  • Title image using last name, first name and sequence number (ex: lastname_firstname_01.jpg)

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