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Off the Press

August 13-September 12, 2015

Deadline for submissions: July 7, 2015 at midnight EST

For our annual summer theme show we invited two celebrated Master Printers, Kathleen Caraccio and Roni Henning, to jury a print show. We are accepting only work that is printed and hand pulled by the artist, using a press and/or traditional methods of printmaking, from woodcuts and engravings, to photogravure and screenprints. Please note that the jurors will not consider digital prints or photography.

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Kathleen Caraccio is the founder and director of the K. Caraccio Printing Studio and Gallery in NYC, and Roni Henning is an Artist, Master Printer, Teacher and Author. Please see our curators page for more information.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. Eligible works include traditional prints of all types: Woodcut, Wood Engravings, Chiaroscuro Woodcuts, Color Woodcuts, White Line Woodcut, Linocuts, Intaglio, Engraving, Drypoint, Mezzotint, Etching, Aquatint, Spitbite Aquatint, Lithography, Photolithograph, Relief, Photogravure, Screenprinting, Cliché- Verre, Monotype/Monoprint and Collagraph.

Digital prints and photography will not be accepted.

All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. There is no size limit for this exhibition.

ACCEPTANCE: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

SALES: The gallery will take 20% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked “N.F.S.” in the Price section of the submission form. No “P.O.R.” (price on request) sales.

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $35 for 1 – 3 works, $5 for each additional works up to 6 total. Entry fees are non-refundable.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entries must be submitted electronically. Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. This includes PowerPoint Presentations or any other imaging software. JPEGs must be 72 dpi, they should be at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1200 pixels in either direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB. The size given for works should be the framed size. *Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. The gallery will not correct dimension errors. Entry form must be filled out completely. Failure to follow the instructions may result in the nullification of your entry. Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.

IMAGE LABELING: JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows:

LAST Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work's placement on the Entry Form (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)

Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist's name will not be viewed by the juror.

DELIVERY OF WORK: Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery ONLY on Saturday August 8th 12-7 and Sunday, August 9th 12 - 7 PM. Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery.

Shipped work must arrive at the gallery Tuesday August 4 - Friday, August 7, in a reusable container. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR COD RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK, STAMPS, OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FOR RETURN OF WORK.

RETURN: Hand-delivered work must be picked up on Saturday September 12, 4 – 7 PM or Sunday September 13, 12-7 pm. Shipped works will be returned the week of September 15th. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date, after 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work.

LIABILITY: Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. 440 Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery.

The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Go to online application:


July 7 Entry Deadline at midnight
July 25 Notifications sent out by this date
August 4-7 Receipt of shipped work via UPS or FedEx
August 8-9 Hand delivery of work – 12 - 7 PM
August 10 Installation
August 13 Exhibition opens
September 12 Exhibition closes at 4pm
September 12 Pickup of hand-delivered work: 4-7 PM
September 13 Pickup of hand-delivered work: 12 - 7 PM
Week of September 15th Return of shipped work via UPS or FedEx
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