Shara Mercado Poole
Professional Artist. Unemployed Philosopher. Amateur Puppeteer.
From a young age we start facing predefined norms of “masculine” and “feminine” activities and behaviors through the process of gender socialization. This early education in gender is the foundation for stereotypes in gender roles and the primary cause of sexism and homophobia in our society. However, because gender is a learned construct that varies across time and place, these ideas can be challenged and changed. Gender Investigations will address the various embodiments of gender and sexuality while exploring printmaking’s evolving roles in creative practice and social activism.
Prints must be on archival paper and must include at least one hand-printed process. Varied editions are acceptable.
The paper size is 7” x 7.” Prints can be full bleed.
The final edition size will be determined by the final number of participants, not to exceed 20.
APPLICATION & FEES
To apply, please send 3-5 portfolio images or artist website link to firstname.lastname@example.org. All experience levels are welcome to apply. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than May 31, 2018. If accepted, a non-refundable registration fee of $25 is required.
This fee covers colophon, packaging, and any necessary shipping.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
All participants must be accepted and registered by May 31, 2018.
All submissions must be received by July 31, 2018.
All editions will be checked for compliance with the portfolio guidelines for media, size & dryness. The portfolio organizer reserves the right to refuse entry of any submission that fails to conform to the portfolio guidelines. No refund will be offered if the edition does not meet the requirements for inclusion.
All participants will receive a set of collated prints, any remaining sets
will be reserved for exhibition and donation to public institutions.