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Pacific Prints
For California artists

Distinct among artistic media, printmaking presents the artist, viewer and broader society with a most medium specific poetics. This July, the Pacific Art League will mount an exhibition of contemporary prints by artists working in relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil processes. 

ELIGIBILITY  Open to original (hand-pulled) prints. No digital prints/giclees. All subjects/styles.

EXHIBITION DATES July 7th-27th, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION  First Friday, July 7th, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at midnight AWARDS 1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions JUDGE Alice Wu, Art Sales Manager at Kala Art Institute HAND DELIVER ACCEPTED WORK Friday & Saturday, June 30th-July 1st, 2017, 10AM - 4PM.  All work must be hand-delivered to PAL. No shipped work will be accepted. PICK UP WORK Friday & Saturday, July 28th and 29th , 10AM - 4PM.  
SUBMISSION PROCESS Submit your artwork electronically at  

ENTRY FEE Members: $40 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry. Non-members: $50 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry.  

SELECTION NOTIFICATION Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by email. Award winners are announced at the Friday, July 7th opening reception.


  • All work must be original and not previously exhibited at Pacific Art League. 
  • All 2D work must be ready to hang on a wire
  • All 2D work must be framed or on gallerywrapped canvas with finished edges.
  • Size of work limited to 40” wide by 50” tall, including frame. (contact below for inquiry)  
  • All work must be for sale. Members receive 70% of sale price. Non-members receive 60% of sale price.  
  • All work must be labeled on the front and back with title and artist’s name.

Alice Wu joined Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA in January 2017 with more than 15 years of experience working in the arts and as a creative entrepreneur. Alice oversees Kala's Art Sales Program in the Mercy and Roger Smullen Print and Media Center, represents Kala at several art fairs, and plays an essential role in working with artists for Kala’s annual auction. Previously, she has worked for the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, and curated an exhibition series at Legion in San Francisco Chinatown, #LegionPresents, funded by a Southern Exposure Alternative Exposures Grant. Alice is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans fashion, sculpture, performance, and curatorial projects. Alice co-founded Feral Childe, a clothing, textiles, and accessories line produced in New York City and sold through retailers in the U.S. and abroad from 2002-2015. Alice received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University

Deadline: 06-08-2017
Pacific Art League
Palo Alto, CA

Contact: Devan John, Gallery Manager
Phone: 650.321.3891

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