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Call for entries for Print International 4

A call for entries has been issued for the Print International 4, an international juried exhibition to be held at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts in Pagosa Springs July 27-Sept. 7.

The submission deadline is June 1, 2013 (postmarked or online).

To view the Call for Entries, visit www.shyrabbit.com/Calls.html.

This exhibition is open to all national or international artists 18 years of age or older. Original contemporary works in traditional and nontraditional printmaking media including book arts, three-dimensional and mixed media prints are eligible. All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. Straight or purely digital prints and photography are not eligible.

The SHY RABBIT Print International ” builds on the overwhelming success of the inaugural “SHY RABBIT Print National” (2009, juror Michael D. Barnes, professor of art and head of the printmaking program at Northern Illinois University), SHY RABBIT Print National 2 (2010, juror Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art, Oregon State University) and SHY RABBIT Print International 3 (online exhibit, 2012, juror Juergen Strunck, professor of art, University of Dallas).

In keeping trend with a rapidly growing global marketplace, the SHY RABBIT Print International 3 was expanded to include submissions from international artists, a tradition that continues with SHY RABBIT Print International 4.

The juror for Print International 4 is Michael Krueger, associate professor of art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kans.

Krueger received his B.F.A. from the University of South Dakota in 1990, and his M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. He currently serves as an associate professor of art at the University of Kansas, where he has been teaching drawing and printmaking since 1995.

He has conducted lectures and workshops at over 150 venues, including Cranbrook Academy of Art, Instituto Superior de Arte, Asunción, Paraguay, and Rhode Island School of Design.

Krueger’s work has been widely exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has been presented in several solo shows and more than 40 national and international group shows over the last decade, including exhibitions at Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany; Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland; the International Print Center New York; Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York; and the Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Wash.

His work is included in over 80 public collections including the New York Public Library; the Museo Del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; City of Seattle; Fogg Museum, Harvard University; Museum of Art-Rhode Island School of Design; and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Estate in Charlottesville, Va.

Established in 2004 by D. Michael and Denise Coffee, SHY RABBIT has gained notoriety for its contribution to the advancement of contemporary art and art education in southwest Colorado, and for the high quality of its exhibitions.

“SHY RABBIT has succeeded in establishing the gallery as a premier contemporary art venue known not only for its support of emerging regional artist but also established, nationally known artists.”  — J. Masterjohn, Durango Telegraph.

SHY RABBIT strives to present ongoing exhibitions that invite curiosity and discussion; that keep artists involved and challenged; that create excitement and interest in the arts community and beyond; and that showcase contemporary fine art trends and ideas.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio & Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard.  The 4,000 square foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

For more information on exhibitions, visit www.shyrabbit.com/Exhibits.html.

This story was posted on April 11, 2013.