Call for entries: Print International 5

By Denise Coffee
Special to The PREVIEW

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts has announced a call for entries for the SHY RABBIT Print International 5, to be exhibited July 26 – Sept. 6.

This year’s esteemed juror is Karen Kunc, Cather Professor and professor of art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

This prestigious fourth annual printmaking exhibition builds upon the success of SHY RABBIT Print National 1, 2009; SHY RABBIT Print National 2, 2010; SHY RABBIT Print International 3, 2012, and the SHY RABBIT Print International 4, 2013.

The juried exhibition is open to any national or international artist 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.

For more information on this call for entries, and to view the prospectus, visit

Submission deadline is May 24, 2014, for online and postmarked entries.

Karen Kunc received her B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975, and her M.F.A. from Ohio State University in 1977. She is internationally known for her large scale, elaborately colored, abstract woodcut prints.

Kunc currently serves as Cather Professor and professor of art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has taught since 1983. The Willa Cather Professorship was established in 2001 by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to recognize faculty members with the rank of full professor who have established exceptional records of distinguished scholarship or creative activity.

Kunc has had one-person exhibitions at dozens of galleries throughout the United States and in the Czech Republic, Japan and Finland. Her works have been shown in more than 350 exhibits in the United States and 25 nations. She has taught workshops around the world, and has lectured as a visiting artist to over 200 institutions.

She was recognized as the 2007 Printmaker Emeritus by The Southern Graphics Council International, and she received two Mid-American Arts Alliance / National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Master Award, and an individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council.

Kunc’s works are represented in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (N.Y.), the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Walker Art Center Library, Joslyn Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Honolulu Academy of Art.

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 is located at 333 Bastille Drive and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at no charge. Ample parking is available in front of the building.

This story was posted on December 26, 2013.