Dan Welden is the original pioneer of alternative health and safety oriented movement of printmaking and co-author of the book "Printmaking in the Sun.” He has collaborated with artists including Willem de Kooning, Kiki Smith, Eric Fischl, Roy Nicholson, Kurt Vonnegut and Dan Flavin among many others.
His artistic span of over fifty years has brought him to international residencies, where he conducted lectures and workshops in 53 countries. His 91 solo exhibitions, including his paramount show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in 2017 have brought him a “Lifetime Achievement Award’ from A/E foundation in NY and honored with "Professor Emeritus" at the Escuela de Beas Artes in Cuzco,Peru.
Represented by the BCB Gallery in Hudson, NY and Maureen Watson on Sanibel Island, Florida, he is in the collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Cape Cod Museum, MA and the Portland Museum of Art.
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Photo Credit: Rick Wenner
Sponsored by Inspiration Plus, a non-profit Arts and Science educational organization, in conjunction with the Southampton Arts Center.
AWARDS JUROR - ERIC FISCHL
Eric Fischl,according to Dan Welden, is the most important and first internationally acclaimed American painter, sculptor and writer whose early, (1992) solar plate impressions were featured in the Smithsonian’s “American Art” and the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. His artwork is represented in many distinguished worldwide museums and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
EXHIBITION JUROR - ALEX FERRONE
Director, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY; independent Curator and Juror; exhibiting fine art photographic Artist; and commercial Aerial Photographer. Internationally published and collected.
EXHIBITION JUROR - LAURA G. EINSTEIN
Manager of The Mezzanine Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Former Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Einstein served as Interim Head and Assistant Curator of the Asian Art Department at Yale University Art Gallery.
EXHIBITION JUROR - RON POKRASSO
Exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator over 40 years and originator of the printmaking event “Monothon.” Conducts workshops throughout the U.S., Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Mexico and directs the Galisteo Street Studio, a Fine Art Printmaking facility in Santa Fe, NM.
STUDENT CATEGORY PRIZE
E L I G I B I L I T Y
The Solar Impressions Juried Exhibition is open to all original print work where 50% or more of the final image is produced by light sensitive polymer plates commonly referred to as solar plates. There is no size limitation, however, the majority of the image must use the genuine solar plate. Other traditional printmaking mediums such as woodcut, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, and digital printmaking along with drawing collage handmade papers and transfers may be included within the solar plate image. Not eligible would be reproductions of pre-existing drawings and paintings and other works of art.
P R E S E N T A T I O N
There is no size restriction on images. Each image selected for the Exhibition must be delivered to Inspiration Plus and framed with Plexiglas and wired for hanging. Artists with accepted work will be notified of shipment details and deadlines following
selection. Works arriving from foreign countries need not comply with framing. Accepted foreign works will be dealt with accordingly.
S U B M I S S I O N
Each artist may submit up to three images for $40.00. Submissions will be accepted through CaFE (www.callforentry.org). More information including a link is contained at www.inspirationplus.org. All selected work will be available for sale at prices set by the artist and the artist will receive 50% of the selling price, less taxes.
A R T W O R K D E S C R I P T I O N
Each selected work shall be delivered with (1) name of the work, (2) date of work, and (3) a full description of the materials used including the type and brand of inks, polymer plates, printing paper, transparencies and other important ingredients used
in the final work. Principal goals of the Exhibition are to share fine art with the public and to educate the public about the scientific and artistic print medium and its materials and processes.
E X H I B I T I O N
The Exhibition will be hosted at the exquisite Southampton Arts Center, in the heart of the Hamptons. This venue can accommodate over one hundred works. The exhibition will show the breadth of using the artistic and scientific process of solar plate and open the door to the educational theme of Science through Art. With international participants the exhibition will be a milestone for ‘Health and Safety’ in the art world. The show may travel in 2020. Venues to be announced. Music provided by Omar Haddad