Calls for Entry


2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition: Call For Entries


2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition Call For Entries

The mission of the galleries at The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University is to contribute to student and community learning through exposure to the work and philosophy of nationally recognized contemporary artists working in the visual arts. The School of Design is very excited to host the 2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition in conjunction with the 5thAnnual “This Printmaking Thing We Are Doing: An Undergraduate Printmaking Symposium.”


We are pleased to announce that Ben Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA, will be the juror of the 2017 Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition.

1st place: cash award and solo show at La Tech 2018-19 season. 2nd and 3rd place: cash awards. Awards will be announced at the opening reception on October 12th.  

June 1 Application process opens at

August 1 Application process closes

August 15 Notifications emailed

September 12 – 19 Period to receive shipped work (*from outside U.S. by September 12)

September 18 – 19 Hand delivered work must be received 9am – 4pm

October 12 Opening Reception 6 – 8pm

October 24 Exhibition closes

October 24 Return of shipped work / Pick up of hand delivered work 9am – 4pm 


International artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter (please note: artists are responsible for shipping). Original, innovative and challenging works in all printmaking media are welcome. All artwork must have been completed within the last 3 years. Work should not exceed 60” in any dimension, or 100 lbs. Entries must incorporate traditional, digital, or experimental printed media. Inkjet / Digital prints are also acceptable if combined with another printmaking method. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered, but artist’s books using printmaking are welcome. 


All delivered work must match the juried image; substitutions of accepted works will not be allowed. Accepted artworks are required to remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit. All work will be presented professionally in the gallery. Work must be shipped ready to hang: framed (matted with white or off-white mats, if applicable), with wire hangers or d-rings (no sawtooth hangers), and Plexiglass. Exceptions: oversized works, installations, 3-D, video, and artist’s books. Special display and handling instructions must be included in the package when shipped. The Gallery reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex hanging/exhibition problems or is not framed professionally.


Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past three years. Each entry must be individually labeled with artist’s name, title, primary medium, presentation size, year completed and price. Entries can be made using the Slideroom website (


You can prep your materials in advance by following the specifications below:

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimension: No larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum


Be prepared to submit your artist statement during the submission process. We would prefer statements no longer than 250 words. The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, August 1, 2017.

A non-refundable entry fee of $30 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist to a maximum of three entries. Credit card payments are accepted using the Slideroom website. 

Results of the jurying will be emailed on August 15, 2017. Selected artists will be required to submit a short biography, a resume, and 300 dpi images by August 28. This information will be submitted to 

Works must be received by 5pm, September 19, 2017. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping. C.O.D. deliveries will not be accepted. All accepted works must include PrePaid Return Shipping Label, otherwise work will not be exhibited. Late or damaged shipments will be returned collect. Works must be shipped in reusable packing cartons. NO PACKING PEANUTS. Artists must insure their work while in transit to and from the exhibition. Hand deliveries accepted September 18-September 19, 2017 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
**IF YOU ARE SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY: Please mark your work as “non commercial – printed matter.” The gallery will not pay for customs fees.

All reasonable care will be given to objects in the custody of the School of Design. Works are insured while on exhibition in the F. J. Taylor Visual Arts Center. The School of Design cannot assume responsibility for the damage or deterioration incurred before or after exhibition, or for possible loss in transit.

A 35% commission will be charged on all sales. Artists must assume the expense and responsibility of supplying to purchasers any additional prints in the edition that may be sold. The School of Design is a non-profit organization that uses proceeds from commissions for exhibition expenses. The exhibition committee reserves the right to reproduce images of the exhibited work in print or online media for promotional, educational, or archival purposes and for the creation of a catalog of the exhibit. 

Gallery Director: Nicole Duet,, 318.257.3681
2017 International Louisiana Printmaking Exhibition Coordinator: Raluca Iancu,