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Call for Entry: PAPERWORKS

  • 30 May 2018
  • 13 Aug 2018
  • 2:00 AM
  • The Scarab Club


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Up to 3 items to be juried
  • Up to 3 items to be juried

Registration is closed

Deadline: Sunday, August 12, 2018, Midnight

The Scarab Club invites entries for an upcoming exhibition, titled Paperworks. The exhibition will feature works on paper (painting, drawing, print work, photography, silk screen, embossing, etc.), 2- and 3-D works (origami, paper mache, quilling, hand-cast paper, sculpture), and mixed media works that incorporate paper. No works larger than 5' x 5'.

The purpose of the exhibition is to recognize the diversity and achievement of artists whose work shows creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media; to display these works to regional audiences and to be an educational opportunity for students.

The UNDER exhibition has a deadline of midnight on April 29th. Students and SC members have a reduced entry fee of $20, and $25 for all other artists.

Deadline: Sunday, August 12, Midnight
Results: Saturday, August 18, 5 pm; Email notification.
Exhibition: September 12-October 13, 2018
Intake for accepted works: Sunday, September 9, noon-4 pm
Reception: Friday, September 14, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 20, 6 pm
Pick-up: Sunday, October 14, noon-4 pm

Lynne Avadenka established Land Marks Press in 1981, purchased her Vandercook SP-15 proof press shortly after that and has used it to produce limited edition books and prints as well as experimental works on paper. Avadenka has been a part of the Detroit arts community for many years and in 2013 was named director of Signal-Return, a community letterpress print shop. In 2016 she was awarded a Career Achievement Award from the Department of Fine and Performing Arts of Wayne State University where she received her BFA and MAFA. Avadenka received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009 as well as individual artist grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Residencies and teaching opportunities have taken place in Germany, Israel, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Oregon. Avadenka's work is exhibited and collected internationally, including The British Library, London; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The New York Public Library; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The Meermano Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands; The Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

First Place - $300
Second Place - $200
Third Place - $100
Four Honorable Mentions

Image: Lynne Avadenka, 1001 (detail), Gouache, powdered graphite, letterpress printing, 2017

The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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