MISSION

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is New York’s flagship non-profit arts institution dedicated to the innovative presentation of prints by emerging, established, national, and international artists. Founded in 2000, the print center is a vibrant hub and exhibition space located in New York’s Chelsea gallery district. IPCNY’s artist-centered approach engages the medium in all its varied potential, and includes guest-curated exhibitions that present dynamic, new scholarship as well as biannual New Prints open calls for work created in the preceding twelve months. A lively array of public programs engages audiences more deeply with the works on display. A 501(c)(3) institution, IPCNY depends on foundation, government, and individual support, as well as members’ contributions to fund its programs.

UNFINISHED: NEW PRINTS 2022/WINTER

On View January 20–March 26, 2022

Apply online today! We encourage you to apply as early as possible. The deadline to apply is 11:59PM EST Sunday, October 17. There is no fee to apply. Please read the below information and guidelines before submitting.

IPCNY is very excited to be bringing Queer.Archive.Work’s perspective as the jury of this 65th iteration ofNew Prints with the theme Unfinished.

“Capitalism rewards perfection—as defined by those in power. This is especially true in the art world, where the demand for smooth resolution and predictability creates unsustainable standards for what (and who) is allowed to be considered 'successful.' Artists are too often judged along values centered on heteronormativity and white supremacy: easily reproducible results, collectability, exceptionalism, and the illusion of meritocracy. 

New Prints 2022/Winter invites submissions that directly challenge the traditional values of polish and perfection. This loose theme of Unfinished might include ideas about incompleteness, rawness, messiness, illegibility, risk, vulnerability, non-linearity, collectivism, care, queerness, non-normativity, and other concepts that push back against capitalism's relentless drive towards market-based success. This could also include actual work-in-progress, abandoned work, failed work, process, or work that is simply unfinished due to any of the myriad aspects and conditions experienced while living and working during crisis—the radical turbulence of racial injustice, police brutality, class inequity, global pandemic, and climate emergency.”


APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • Applicants of all backgrounds are welcome to apply; work that speaks to the experiences of QTBIPOC folks is encouraged.
  • Works submitted should consider the theme Unfinished as laid out in Queer.Archive.Work's description above. Each artwork submitted will require a brief written statement OR uploaded file (audio, video, or other), which should address how the work relates to this theme.
  • Works must have been completed within 12 months of the beginning of the open call. (Works created before September of 2020 are NOT eligible.)
  • Artists who have exhibited in New Prints within the past 2 years (New Prints 2020/Winter, 2020/Summer, 2021/Winter, and 2021/Summer) may NOT submit their work for consideration.
  • Editioned prints, unique printed works, printed installations, print-based artist’s books, print-based animations, risograph printing, mixed media works including print, and ephemeral formats are eligible.
  • Photography or direct reproductions of other artworks, such as drawings or paintings, are NOT eligible.
  • There is no maximum for work dimensions, though as IPCNY has limited wall space, size comes into play in the jurying process.
  • Open internationally, no nationality requirements.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 works. Publishers and presses may submit up to 3 artists, with 3 works per artist.

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Images should be in jpeg format, 72 dpi with longest dimension a maximum of 2,000 pixels OR less than 1MB.
  • Animations or other videos may be submitted as MP4, MOV, or FLV files. Please compress video files to be a manageable size.
  • Each file should be named as follows: artist's last name_first name_entry number. (For example: smith_john_01.jpg, smith_john_02.jpg, etc.)

ABOUT NEW PRINTS

Established in 2000, the New Prints Program is a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding twelve months. Artists selected for the exhibition will also be invited to apply for IPCNY's New Prints Artist Development Program consisting of three opportunities: artist residencies, studio visits, and sponsored coursework. Learn more about New Prints and the Artist Development Program here.

ABOUT THE JURY

Queer.Archive.Work, Inc. (QAW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) reading room, publishing studio, and community space serving Providence, RI and beyond. QAW was incorporated in the State of Rhode Island on March 2, 2020 to support artists and writers with free, open access to space and resources for experimental publishing, with a special focus on queer practices. QAW includes a non-circulating library of books, zines, tools, objects, and downloadable files, a risograph printer, shared studio space (with Binch Press), and digital meeting spaces. Programming includes studio residencies, open studios, workshops, publishing, and online queer hangouts. QAW strives to be accountable, to center marginalized voices through intersectional work, and to cultivate anti-racist, safe platforms for independent, queer publishing.

For any questions, contact megan@ipcny.org.

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