Call for Submissions: Okanagan Print Triennial 2024

International Printmaking Exhibition

Call for Submissions: Okanagan Print Triennial – International Printmaking Exhibition (OPT2024)

Organized by Kelowna Art Gallery, Vernon Public Art Gallery, and University of British Columbia (Okanagan)

Submission Deadline: January 5, 2024

Founded in 2009 by Kelowna-based printmaker Briar Craig, this sixth iteration of the triennial is open to all artists working in print media worldwide.

The Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) will be presented at the Kelowna Art Gallery from July 20 to November 17, 2024. This exhibition is an open, juried show dedicated to showcasing the diverse and creative range of printmaking across Canada and beyond. Original works in all traditional printmaking media (intaglio, relief, screen print, and lithography) are eligible.

The winner of the 2024 Triennial will be given a solo exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery in 2027.

Interested artists will find an OPT Prospectus, Submission Form, and additional information at www.okanaganprinttriennial.com

Installation photo of OPT2018

There will be a panel of four jurors:

Briar Craig, Associate Professor of Printmaking, Photography and Drawing, UBC Okanagan
Lubos Cullen, Curator, Vernon Public Art Gallery
Christine May, Curator, Kelowna Art Gallery
Laura Widmer, Award-winning printmaker, Kelowna, BC

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • All work must have been produced after December 2020.
  • Work created under instruction (i.e., student work) is not eligible.
  • Original works in all traditional printmaking media (intaglio, relief, screen print, and lithography) are eligible. Digital and three-dimensional works are also eligible but must incorporate at least one traditional hand-pulled process. Purely photographic images and photo-mechanical reproductions made of existing works will not be considered.
  • There are no size restrictions, but very large-scale works will only be considered based on the availability of gallery space and the costs of shipping and installation.
  • Artists may submit up to ten images in the form of digital files (768 x 1024 pixels at 72 dpi in tiff or jpeg format) by sending them via WeTransfer.
  • Submission deadline is January 5, 2024.

Installation photo of OPT2018

Entry fee:

There is no fee for submissions from within Canada. An entry fee of $40.00 is payable online if you are applying from outside of Canada.

The deadline for the submission of signed and completed entry forms, images, and entry fees is January 5, 2024. Please do not send actual works of art for this first stage.

All artists will be informed of their acceptance or not by January 15, 2024.

Submission Deadline: January 5, 2024

The Okanagan Print Triennial is committed to diversity and creating a culture of inclusion. We encourage submissions from artists of marginalized identity, such as those who are BIPOC, disabled, 2SLGBTQI+, as well as new generation artists.

For submission guidelines and to submit your application, visit www.okanaganprinttriennial.com

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