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Traces, Marks and Fragments: A Traditional Print Show

Eligibility & Media:

Open to artists residing or working in California in primarily traditional printmaking methods such as: intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, monoprints, and monotypes. No reproductions in any medium. Work must be framed with white mats, no filler, and in black frames.


Central Coast Printmakers is pleased to have Sandow Birk as juror for Traces, Marks, and Fragments. Sandow Birk, a Los Angeles artist, is a well-traveled graduate of the Otis/Parson’s Art Institute. Frequently developed as expansive, multi-media projects, his works have dealt with contemporary life in its entirety. With an emphasis on social issues, frequent themes of his past work have included inner city violence, graffiti, political issues, travel, war, and prisons, as well as surfing and skateboarding.

He was a recipient of an NEA International Travel Grant to Mexico City in 1995 to study mural painting, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, and a Fulbright Fellowship for painting to Rio de Janeiro for 1997. In 1999 he was awarded a Getty Fellowship for painting, followed by a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship in 2001. In 2007 he was an artist in residence at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, and at the CiteL9; Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2008. Sandow Birk is represented by the Koplin del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, and P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City. (

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Deadline: 10-10-2011
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
San Luis Obispo, CA

Contact: Central Coast Printmakers

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