California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

Pressing Matters 2018
For National artists


Open to all artists residing in the United States. Any accepted entry that differs from the submitted image, or is unfit for display when delivered, will be excluded.

Submission Requirements

All entries must be hand-pulled prints using traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint or solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element. Artworks that are solely monotype, computer generated or digitally altered photographs or photographic reproductions will not be accepted. All accepted artwork must be presented professionally and ready for exhibition. All submissions must be hand delivered, emailed, or postmarked by May 1, 2018.


Juan Fuentes is a Chicano artist living in San Francisco, California. He is a long time cultural worker, art teacher, social activist/poster maker and printmaker. His art and social activism stems from his strong conviction that art is needed to make social change possible. Juan Fesntes’ printmaking artistry has been recognized globally. Visit his website:

Deadline: 05-01-2018
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
San Luis Obispo, CA

Contact: Ruta Saliklis
Phone: 805.543.8562

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