2nd Annual Juried International Alternative Digital Printing Exhibition

Application Announced- Deadline February 4th, 2009

Booksmart Studio is pleased to announce a Call For Entries for its 2nd Annual Juried International Alternative Digital Printing Exhibition

Submission Deadline: February 4th, 2009

Accepted Artist Notified: February 11th, 2009

Exhibition Opening: March 14th, 2009

Entry Fee:  $20.00 (for up to 3 submissions)

Juror:  Barbara Ellison, Digital Artist/Photographer

New for 2009!

Best in Show Award
Canon iPF5100 printer donated by Canon USA

Honorable Mentions
$300 inkAID gift certificate
$300 Booksmart Fine Art Metal gift certificate

Booksmart Studio embraces the new digital printing technologies while  holding on the old values of traditional craftsmanship, printmaking, photography, and the studio arts. The studio prides itself on blending these old values with new technology to create works that encompass both state-of-the-art printing and classic hands-on personalization. This upcoming exhibition will celebrate the combination of new technology with an enduring emphasis on fine craftsmanship and quality.

The exhibition, recognizing and celebrating innovation and talent in digital printing, will be juried by Barbara Ellison. Barbara Ellison has been fortunate to be able to combine in her career five of favorite pasttimes: photography, teaching, art, gardening and travel. She has represented Canon USA as a pro market representative since 1989, which has given her the opportunity to shoot and teach extensively. Her work has ranged from political events to sports to scenics and, a particular favorite, flowers. (Her husband Michael has an orchid nursery.) In addition to teaching general photography classes and Canon specifically(both cameras and printers), she teaches handcoloring techniques and special digital applications. Her work is published in various books, including Digital Photo Art and Black and White Digital Photography. She has exhibited in galleries all over the United States.

How do we apply? 
Download the application here
For this exhibition Booksmart Studio will be accepting 2-D and 3-D artwork, as well as Artist’s Books. All artwork submitted must be completed using alternative digital printing techniques such as, inkAID precoatings or Booksmart Fine Art Metal. Images printed directly to precoated papers do not qualify for this exhibit, the idea is the process of creating work through various techniques utilized in the printing process rather than in Adobe Photoshop™. To apply send a completed entry form along with a CD of work that is comprised of up to 3 images per entry fee.

Digital File format: 
RGB, images no more than 5MB in size, JPEG files.
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to have you digital materials returned.

Exhibition sponsored in part by Canon USA, inkAID, & Booksmart Studio

Download the application here

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About the Author:

Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York where he has returned to pursue his personal work. Eric is a Lecturer for the Arts & Imaging Studies Department in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and also teaches for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences both of which are housed at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Mercer County Community College where he was also the coordinator of the photography program. He has nationally taught workshops, lectured on digital printing. Eric holds his MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. His photographs and books have been exhibited internationally and are in several prominent collections throughout the United States. He currently owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists.

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