Both Shows run from September 1 to September 30
Paintings by Jacob Terrazon Matteson
Mezzotints by Special Guest Artist
The Song of the Universe and Nature
New Shows in September
Both shows run Sept. 1-30
Introduction to Copper Etching
August 12 & 13
This basic, introductory workshop provides students with all the information they need to create a rich line etching and aquatint using non-toxic methods. Etching is a marvelous technique for those who love to draw to take their art to a new level. Students will learn to prepare their plates, coat them with hardground, etch and print them. We will learn to use aquatint to create luscious grays similar to those seen in Goya’s etchings. This process was originated in the 16th century and was made famous by artists such as Rembrandt and Turner. This workshop is open to those who are just beginning or those who want to learn non-toxic methods of etching.
Class dates: August 12 & 13
Class time: 10 AM – 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $240+ tax, includes 6 x 4.5″ copper plate, 1 sheet of paper, and most printing materials
Instructor: Pam Wesolek
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery is inviting all printmakers to submit work for our 4th International Juried Print Exhibition to be held at New Grounds from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, with a reception on Thursday, December 1, 5-8 pm during the annual Nob Hill Shop'n Stroll.
Founded in 1996, New Grounds Print Workshop is one of the first completely non-toxic printmaking facilities. The award-winning studio offers access to printmaking equipment and year-round classes. Connected to the workshop is New Grounds Gallery which features artists working at New Grounds Print Workshop and a selected group of printmakers from Europe, Japan, New Zealand, India and Mexico.
First prize - Solo Show at New Grounds in 2018, gallery representation and artists’ page on gallery web site. Representation may be offered to more than one artist. Awards will be announced during the opening reception.
Entries due by midnight on September 30, 2016 via e-mail: email@example.com
Each artist can submit up to 3 works of art – they must be original, two-dimensional, traditional printmaking techniques, or a combination of printmaking techniques, created within the last 3 years. No photography/no digital images/no giclée reproductions.
Maximum Paper size: 16 x 20”
Maximum Image size: 10 x 12”
Jurors: Regina Held, MFA, Director of New Grounds and Ren Adams, MFA, artist, writer.
Regina Held: Originally from Germany, she received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. In addition, she completed the summer program at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Held’s work has been exhibited in the USA, Mexico, and Germany. She is the founder and director of New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery, New Mexico’s only membership-based, professional, non-toxic printmaking facility. Held is co-author of New Grounds - The Manual For Non-Toxic Etching.
Ren Adams: Originally from Southern California, Ren Adams works cross-media, from visual art installations to hybrid printmaking, writing, video, painting, and sound. Adams received an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design and a BFA in Studio Art (Printmaking) from the University of New Mexico. She also has a degree in English, mentored under Thom Gunn and Charles Hood. An award-winning artist, Adams has exhibited work internationally and regularly publishes poetry, critical writing and images. Her writing appears in numerous publications, including BROAD!, e-ratio, Atom Mind, Tokens: A Subway Anthology, Poetry Motel, Potpourri, The Great Blue Beacon, and Mother Road. Her visual art has been featured in The Bombay Gin, The Hand Magazine, First Class Lit, Fickle Muses, Box of Jars, Cactus Heart and The Adirondack Review, among others. Adams is a UC Berkeley Alumni Scholar, a frequent visiting artist, lecturer, and instructor, and she completed a lithography internship at Tamarind Institute. Recent solo exhibitions include Desert (Loss) (2015) and Alchemy of Image (2014) and the upcoming Whitespace-Bluespace (2016). Adams has juried and curated more than a dozen exhibitions and frequently teaches through the University of New Mexico. Adams is a member of the New Media Caucus, Southern Graphics Council International and the New England Monotype Guild, and has been the president and coordinator of several regional arts organizations, as well as a resident critic at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.
All selected works will be archivally framed and displayed in New Grounds Gallery. There is no cost to the artists.
Entry Fee: Non-refundable $30
All submissions must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $ 30. This fee covers return postage of your work, administration and exhibition costs. This entry fee can be paid by Pay Pal, check, money order, wire money, or credit card. Pay Pal is our preferred method of payment, but we are flexible. For PayPal, please send the payment to our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Submit Entries for Jurying (by September 30, 2016):
- Entries must be submitted in digital form, by email.
- Up to three (3) works may be submitted by each artist.
- Digital images submitted should be 300 dpi JPEG format, measuring 6 inches on the long dimension, and set to RGB.
- Each file should be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, Title of piece.jpg.
- Entries should be emailed to email@example.com. Entries must arrive by midnight on September 30, 2016
- The Subject line of the email should read International Competition and your last name.
- In the body of the email please include for each image submitted:
Image size (Height by Width)
Retail Price (Please note that the gallery takes 50% of the retail value)
For example: Anderson,Tim,Waves.jpg ;
Title: Waves, Image Size: 8X12, Medium: Etching and aquatint, Price: $150
In addition, in the body of email provide your address and phone number.
If you choose to pay with your credit card, please provide your credit card number with expiration date. You can also call us with your credit card information if you do not feel comfortable sending it via email.
Commission on sales:
New Grounds will retain 50% of the retail price and the artist will receive 50% of the retail price.
Payment to the Artist:
Within thirty (30) days of the end of the exhibition, it shall be the responsibility of New Grounds to make payment via check or Paypal.
By submitting for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant New Grounds the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation. Artist’s recognition is provided with use.
Artists will be contacted by e-mail with results of juror by October 7, 2016
Accepted Works: Must arrive at New Grounds Gallery between October 15 and November 15, 2016
- Accepted works need to be shipped: unframed, un-mounted, signed with artists name, title, year and numbering, in a mailing tube- no exceptions. No substitutions for accepted artworks.
New Grounds Gallery
3812 Central Ave. SE #100B
Albuquerque, NM 87108
- Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance costs during transit. International work should be shipped by postal service: please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping. All international artists must write ‘Printed Matter – No Commercial Value’ on the package. Please send in reusable mailing tube.
All received work will be handled with maximum care and will be insured for wholesale value while on gallery premises. Works will be returned at the galleries expense.