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Americas 2020 - Paperworks
By Northwest Arts Center

International Deadline: November 1, 2019 – Northwest Arts Center announces an open call for artists worldwide to enter work for its upcoming Americas 2020: Paperworks Exhibition.

Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. It is preferred that two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing.

Christina Z. Anderson’s work focuses on the family snapshot, gender identity, the altered landscape, and the contemporary vanitas printed in a variety of 19th century photographic processes, primarily gum and casein bichromate, salted paper, cyanotype, platinum, and mordançage. Anderson’s work has shown internationally in 110+ shows and 40+ publications. Anderson has authored books which have sold in 40 countries—The Experimental Photography Workbook, Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes, Gum Printing, A Step by Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, Salted Paper Printing, A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists. Anderson is Professor of Photography at Montana State University where she teaches the experimental black & white darkroom and alternative processes along with image+text design… see more

$1500 in Cash Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show, plus Purchase Awards. Best of Show earns a 2021 solo exhibition and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit. Paper Award: 25 sheets of Awagami Editioning Papers from Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan, makers of traditional washi papers

The Americas juried exhibitions publish illustrated catalogs. A complimentary copy will be sent to each entrant.

APPLICATION – $30/2 entries
Download Prospectus and Application. A maximum of five entries are allowed per artist.

Sales will be encouraged. A 30% commission will be charged on all works sold or purchased . Your entry grants permission to photograph your work and to use your images for promotional or educational purposes only.


  • Deadline (postmark) for entries 1 Nov 2019
  • Notification of accepted works 10 Dec 2019
  • Receipt of accepted works begins 10 Dec 2019
  • Deadline for receipt of works 3 Jan 2020
  • Exhibition dates 13 Jan to 24 Feb 2020
  • Public Reception TBD 2020
  • Return shipping 2 Mar 2020

The Northwest Art Center encourages and promotes artistic and multi-cultural expression with education and outreach through an interdisciplinary regional arts center.

Northwest Art Center
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58707
t: 701-858-3264

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