Salt Lake Community College invites all artistically-inclined students to participate in the 2019 Rocky Mountain Student Printmaking Exhibition.
This year, the exhibition will partner with the fifth biennial Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Symposium in both the advocation and exposure of artists that are enrolled in either a college or university.
The Rocky Mountain Student Printmaking Exhibition is open to all students currently enrolled in a college or university in Utah, New Mexico, Montana, California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.
“[The exhibition] gives students the chance to rub shoulders with talented printmakers across the region,” says Lana Gruendell, a professor of art at SLCC. “Participating students will benefit by learning how a professional jury art show works on a much more intimate scale.”
The Rocky Mountain Student Printmaking Exhibition will play host to various combinations of both printmaking and media. Any student who would like to participate can submit up to three recent and original prints for an entry fee of only five dollars.
“It’s important that our students, as well as college students in general, have a place to begin the practice of displaying work and working closely with gallery managers and curators,” says Danielle Susi-Dittmore, SLCC’s art gallery and events specialist. “This is especially important if students hope to continue making work beyond college or professionally.”
Registration opened Wednesday at noon. Online print submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 2, while all mail-in print submissions must be received by Oct. 7.
Students can also register for a gelli plate monotype printmaking workshop that will be held Oct. 24 in the printmaking lab at South City Campus. The workshop will teach student artists how to properly layer colors while using household and found items to make unique textures and patterns.
More details on how to register for the workshop will be unveiled in the near future.
The Rocky Mountain Student Printmaking Exhibition will be on display in the George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Art Gallery beginning Oct. 10.
The Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Fifth Biennial Symposium will be held Oct. 9-11 in Salt Lake City.