Call for Entries: Growth

Juried Exhibition at Spudnik Press Cooperative
Hosted by Spudnik Press Cooperative’s Exhibition Committee

Spudnik Press Cooperative is growing into an expanded print shop and facility, and is excited to host its first juried exhibition in its new annex space. This open call, “Growth,” will bring new and old audiences together to celebrate exceptional work in the field of printmedia.

Growth is: changing in size, number, significance, maturing, a new stage of development, moving from something simpler to something more complex. “Growth” is a juried show exploring the idea of metamorphosis in all its forms as interpreted by print artists.

Any 2D printmaking-based medium is eligible. Mixed-media works are acceptable if the print-based portion is 50% or more of the artwork. No digital prints. All accepted artworks must be framed. Maximum framed size is 3′x4′.

Entry is free to this exhibit. Not all work submitted will be shown. Artists are invited to submit 3 entries.
If accepted to exhibit, artists are responsible for delivering the artwork in person to Spudnik Press, or paying for original and return shipping in a sturdy reusable container.


December 20, 2012 – Entries and fees due (not a postmark date)
January 20, 2012 – artist notification of acceptance via email
February 20, 2013 – work must arrive at Spudnik Press for inclusion in exhibit
March 1, 2013 – Exhibit opens at Spudnik Press Cooperative
March 29, 2012 – Exhibition closes
April 10, 2012 – Artwork returned to artists


All selected artwork must be framed.
Selected artists are responsible for dropping off artwork in person, or shipping artwork to and from Spudnik Press.
Spudnik Press will take all reasonable precautions to hand work carefully.
All entries must be sent electronically to with the subject “growth Exhibition Entry”
Each entry must include one word document with the following information:
1. Artist’s name
2. Mailing Address
3. E-mail Address
4. Telephone Number

For each artwork, list:
1. Entry Number (i.e., 1, 2, or 3)
2. Title of Work
3. Medium
4. Dimensions
5. Year Completed
6. 2-3 sentence statement addressing the artwork in relation to the theme “growth”

Each entry must also include up to 3 digital jpeg images (300 dpi, 1000 pixels, longest side) attached in an e-mail. The name of each file should correspond to the image list: lastname_firstname_entrynumber.jpg
Late or incomplete entries, or entries that do not follow this format, will not be considered.

All work will be shipped to:
Spudnik Press Cooperative
c/o growth Exhibition
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60622

DEADLINE: Entries must be received by December 20, 2012