Terms & Conditions

New Impressions Exhibition 2020

Eligibility & Media

  • This international exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and older.
  • Submitted work must have been completed within the last 3 years.
  • Open to both traditional and non-traditional printmaking arts media; must include letterpress printing. Submissions in traditional, new and hybrid printmaking media are encouraged. Exclusively digital prints or photographs will not be accepted.
  • Work must not be framed.
  • Size of work must not exceed 35 x 40 inches or 76.2 x 101.6 cm.
  • Work must not have been previously exhibited in a New Impressions exhibition.
  • Incomplete and 3D entries will not be accepted.

Jurors’ Criteria
The jurors’ criteria for the exhibit includes quality craftsmanship and creative original use of the medium. Artwork must reflect the exhibit theme including at least one element of letterpress printing. The jurying process is anonymous; however artists must submit an Artist Bio and Description of Process.

Agreement to Participate
A signed application form indicates the artist verifies the following:

  • Submitted work is original and uninhibited by copyrights.
  • The conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined are agreed upon.
  • The artwork is available and will ship or be delivered to the museum should it be selected for exhibit.

Permanent Collection and Sale of Work
Artists may choose to donate their exhibited work to the museum’s permanent collection. This allows us to continue to exhibit the show after the initial exhibition schedule. If the artist wishes to donate accepted entries to the Hamilton permanent collection, check the box “For Museum Permanent Collection.” Return shipping will not apply.

By March 2021 work that is not donated to the museum will be returned in the same manner as delivered. Do not send a pre-paid label. The museum will contact the artist and invoice for return shipping. Work not claimed by March 31, 2021 will become property of Hamilton.

Artists that would like to sell work through this exhibition may do so. If a piece is accepted the artist may send up to 10 additional prints of the same artwork to sell on consignment during the 2020 exhibition cycle and through March of 2021. Hamilton will receive 40% of work sold from the exhibition, and the artist will receive 60%. Works will be sold via the museum store, Hamilton Dry Goods, and online at woodtype.org. If submitted work is for sale, the list price must be included in the application. Hamilton will not increase the list price to include commission. If work is sold, artists’ payments are mailed within 180 days. Any pieces that do not sell will be returned in March of 2021 and not before.

Shipping of Work
Accepted work must arrive unframed at Hamilton by April 7, 2020. Work must arrive clearly labeled with artist information. Labels can be printed from artcall.org portal. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation will be disqualified.

Work may be shipped or personally delivered during museum hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm).

Hamilton and our exhibition partners will be photographing the exhibition. Photographs taken may be used for future promotional materials. By submitting an application and participating in the exhibition the artist waives all rights of photographs taken for publicity purposes.

Artists are encouraged to insure their work. Hamilton is not liable for damage caused during shipping for any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect work in transit. Artists are responsible for damage caused to submitted work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed or provided by the artist, disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship or incidental damage to work whose artist-directed presentation methods put them at risk.

Artist Bio, Description of Process and Images
For documentation and publicity purposes, an artist bio and short description of your process is required with the application. This exhibition is intended to showcase exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques; your description will help inspire and inform viewers of this show. Each must be less than 200 words.

Please make sure that submitted images are clear, professionally presented and accurately represent the work. These images will be used for the digital catalog produced by Hamilton.

Entry Fee and Submission

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $30 USD entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Artists may not submit more than 3 entries.
  • Three jpeg images per artwork entry will be accepted.
  • Only publication-ready, 300 dpi jpeg files will be accepted

Artists are welcome to contact us with questions and comments; call +1.920.794.6272 or email info@woodtype.org.


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