IN BETWEEN is the title of our lucky thirteenth portfolio, and we seek visually compelling and thought-provoking submissions. Open to broad interpretation, entries that consider the theme both formally and conceptually are encouraged. For example, thinking formally might suggest double couching, embedding between layers, or working between mediums. Thinking conceptually might suggest liminal spaces, not going to either extreme, the middle way, or might explore the undefined, the unfit.
Proposals should demonstrate how the artist plans to use handmade paper in a substantive way as one of the primary mediums. We invite all manner of mark making, both on and in the sheet, but preference will be given to submissions that emphasize hand papermaking processes in the development of the image. Each piece should be 10 x 8 inches or less, and no more than 1/8-inch thick.
Each selected participant will be asked to produce 125 finished pieces, plus two proofs for the Hand Papermaking archive and for exhibitions. While there is no restriction on additional artist proofs, we do request that artists acknowledge the portfolio project if the artist proofs are exhibited or published. In the portfolio, each piece will be placed in an 11 x 8½-inch protective folder labeled with the artist’s name.
The deadline for submissions is March 30, 2019. For more details and information on how to submit, download the full Call for Submissions here.
About the Portfolio Series
IN BETWEEN will be the thirteenth in Hand Papermaking’s series of portfolios. Each focuses on a different aspect of the use of handmade paper. The series documents and preserves contemporary examples of distinctive handmade papers, highlights leading practitioners in the field, and also raises funds for the organization. Previous portfolios featured decorated papers, letterpress printing, papers from Nepal, photography, watermarks, printmaking, pulp painting, calligraphy, paper engineering, and intergenerational collaboration. To see samples and descriptions of past portfolios, please visit our Portfolios webpage.
If you have any questions about the submission process or the portfolio project in general, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (651) 447-7143.