Alta Price runs an editorial and translation consultancy specialized in art, design, and literary texts. She holds a BFA in printmaking and art history from RISD and an MFA in combined media from Hunter College/CUNY. In addition to her studio practice—collage, relief and intaglio prints, watermarked paper—she also provides logistical coordination for print- and book-related research in Europe, including the biennial Legacy of Letters tour.
Amanda Degener is co-founder of Hand Papermaking magazine, and she has been co-proprietor, with Bridget O’Malley, of Cave Paper, Inc. since 1994. Degener makes sculpture and artist books using handmade paper in combination with a variety of materials. She travels internationally to show her artwork and conduct lectures and workshops. She received her MFA in sculpture at Yale School of Art and her BA at Bennington College.
Art historian Aytekin Vural is curator of the new Ibrahim Müteferrika Paper Museum in the coastal resort of Yalova, south of Istanbul, Turkey.
Beatrix Mapalagama studied Western painting in Austria, Chinese brush-painting in China, and sculpture in Egypt, before getting involved in the field of paper. She maintains PapierWespe, a papermaking and paper art studio in Vienna, Austria, where she organizes an annual program of lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.
Bob Matthysen is a Belgian papermaker and artist. For almost 30 years he has lived and worked daily with handmade paper in his well-equipped studio (three hollanders and large vacuum table). Bob helped jury the past four “Dutch Papierbiennales” in Rijswijk. He travels often, meeting papermakers, and studying innovative techniques.
Brian Queen lives in Calgary and has been making paper by hand for 20 years. He specializes in creating light and shade watermarks, and building papermaking equipment; but his interests span the book arts, including letterpress printing, and the impact of new technologies. In his day job Brian owns and operates Sensa-Light, a company that manufactures custom architectural lighting for offices, hotels, and restaurants.
Carolina Larrea, a papermaker and paper artist since 1994, is head of the papermaking and bookbinding program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Arts. She teaches paper as a medium of expression as well as artists book classes, and she is helped to create the first papermaking and bookbinding program in Chile. Her work is exhibited internationally.
Colin Browne is a book artist from Southern California, who earned an MFA degree in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Colin teaches art and operates Tarbeaux Press, specializing in hand made paper and limited edition printing. In addition, he locally represents the largest non-profit tissue bank in the U.S, supplying bone grafting and tissue to physicians.
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 EXTENDED DEADLINE for submissions is APRIL 15, 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.