Open Call! A Celebration of San Francisco Bay Area Printmaking

Falkirk Cultural Center

Entry Deadline: Oct. 2

1408 Mission Avenue at "E" Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
PHONE 415-485-3328

Open Call! A Celebration of San Francisco Bay Area Printmaking
Falkirk Cultural Center and Art Contemporary Marin are pleased to invite SF Bay Area printmakers to submit work for this celebration of Claudia Chapline and of the medium of printmaking. Open to all forms of printmaking and to all printmakers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Please see below for Juror information and statement.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 2, 2017 – Midnight MT
Exhibition Dates: November 3 – December 29, 2017

Sirima Sataman is an artist and founder of Ink.Paper.Plate and West Marin Workshop for the Arts in Point Reyes Station, California. She studied sculpture, printmaking and fiber arts at the Claremont Colleges, the American University in Rome, Italy and Temple/Tyler University in Rome, Italy. She received her BA in Fine art from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She has taught workshops, given artist lectures, and demonstrations for the University of California Santa Cruz Extension, Academy of Art University, and various educational organizations.

Beauty, Transition, and Celebration
The most precious thing about life is its uncertainty.
Being aware of the fundamental transitory nature of existence is a call to vital activity in the present moment. To understand the transitory nature of things with a sense of beauty and finiteness results in a hyper-nuanced appreciation of things and the phenomena of the world.

The Japanese term “mono no aware” is one of the most beautiful and panoramic concepts that illustrates this aesthetic of understanding. Impermanence and transience of life is a central tenet of Buddhism and that is where its incomparable appreciation for beauty lies. And yet, there is sorrow in this transiency, of the loss of people and things that are precious to us. But this melancholy is suffused with a quiet rejoicing in the fact that we had the chance to witness the beauty of life at all.

As the seasons of the year change, so do the seasons of our lives.
In this Printmakers Annual, we give tribute to Claudia Chapline and honor her work in the arts.

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