Jun 01 2014
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 36 Views of Pikes Peak Postcard Mail Art Exhibit presented by UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art at GOCA 121, Colorado Springs CO

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 36 Views of Pikes Peak Postcard ...

Presented by UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art and KRCC 91.5 FM at GOCA 121

36 Views of Pikes Peak Juried Postcard Exhibit at PPLD

A collaboration between KRCC, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, PPLD, Colorado College, and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum:

Deadline: Postmarked by June 1st, 2014 – KRCC, GOCA UCCS, PPLD and the Pioneers Museum present a joint juried postcard exhibition under the theme of “36 Views of Pikes Peak”. The exhibition will be on display in the Pikes Peak Library District’s newest site at Chapel Hills and Jamboree from July – September, 2014.

The competition is open to all artists residing in the Pikes Peak Region (defined as communities in Southern Colorado that have a view of Pikes Peak). Entries must be original visual artworks in any two-dimensional media. Submitted works can be sent through U.S. Postal Service or hand-delivered. Each artist is limited to 5 postcard submissions.

Works will be judged on their engagement with the original call for submissions as follows:

Based on famed Japanese printmaker Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, we’re looking to explore the myriad ways that Pikes Peak draws our entire listening area together and defines us. What we love about Hokusai’s 36 Views (which are actually comprised of 46 prints total) is the way in which he uses Mt. Fuji to see and unite some of the myriad facets of Japanese culture in the early 1800s. In other words, Mt. Fuji is seldom the subject, but the excuse—an early conceptual premise (that inspired the impressionists) with which to narrate a much larger story about class, society, values and aesthetics.

Up to 46 submitted postcard artworks will be selected by a jury consisting of Noel Black, Producer of the Big Something at KRCC, Daisy McConnell, Director of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, and Dee Vazquez Sabol of the Pikes Peak Library District. Selected cards may travel to Fujiyoshida, Japan as well as become part of a limited edition box set of reproductions made available to the public for purchase. 46 was the number of prints in Hokusai’s “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” portfolio, hence the number.

There is no entry fee, but exhibiting artists will be responsible for all mailing expenses involved in participating in the exhibition.

Submissions must be postmarked by June 1st, 2014 and received no later than June 7th, 2014 in the KRCC mail or by hand delivery.

With the submission of work for exhibition, the artist grants permission to photograph and reproduce any accepted work for publicity purposes and for a printed portfolio of images.

Admission Info


Email: gallery@uccs.edu

Dates & Times

2014/06/01 - 2014/06/01

Additional time info:

CALL FOR ENTRIES – actual event will have separate listing

Location Info

GOCA 121

121 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903