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Carnegie seeks entries for juried exhibit
“Calavera Huertista” by José Guadalupe Posada
“Calavera Huertista” by José Guadalupe Posada is part of the “Posada & the Mexican Penny Press” exhibit. Entries are being accepted for a companion show “Hot Off the Press.”

The Carnegie Arts Center is accepting entries from California artists for their upcoming “Hot Off the Press” exhibit opening in October.

“Hot Off the Press” is a juried exhibition of contemporary prints open to artists working in California. The juried show is presented in conjunction with “Posada & the Mexican Penny Press,” an exhibition of prints, including broadsides, newspaper illustrations, gameboards and chapbooks by José Guadalupe Posada and his contemporaries. It will be on view at the Carnegie Arts Center in the fall.

Posada utilized his skills as a printer and graphic artist to create works that recorded history, informed the public and stimulated the imagination. Contemporary printmakers continue these traditions as they explore creativity and how art functions in current political and social discourse.

For “Hot Off the Press” Artists from throughout California are invited to submit work that uses printmaking media and techniques; there is no theme or restriction on subject matter or size. 

All fine art printmaking media (intaglio, relief, lithograph, screenprint, monoprint) are eligible. Works in mixed media that include some printmaking techniques may also be submitted. Art must be hand-pulled and generated using at least one traditional printmaking method. Computer generated art is eligible only if it incorporates other methods of hand-pulled printing or handwork. No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible. Recent work (plate/design completed in 2014 or later) is preferred.

There will be one grand prize winner with an award of $500. There will be two awards of merit at $125 each and four honorable mentions at $50 each.

The jurors for the show will be Carnegie Arts Director Lisa McDermott and Martin Azevedo, an assistant professor of graphic arts at California State University Stanislaus.

There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 for the first entry, $15 for each additional entry for non-member artists; $15 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry for members of the Carnegie Arts Center.

Complete rules for entering can be found on the Carnegie’s website at  Entries will be accepted online through the Carnegie website via All entries must be received by 4 p.m. Sept. 16.