Due to recent events in NY affecting artists and studios, combined with general holiday malaise, we are obliging requests for a deadline extension on Volume 4 of The 22, the collage volume. THE NEW DEADLINE IS JAN 30th, 2013. We love what we’ve seen so far and are quite thrilled to see more! Read all about how to submit HERE.
WHERE IS THIS SHINDIG HAPPENING?
Pete’s Candy Store
July 21st, 2pm-7pm
709 Lorimer St
L Train to Bedford or Lorimer
This week’s giveaway is a useful, beautiful resource for artists. We all find ourselves in the often unenviable position of “networking” and cards can be that perfect ice breaker for any nervous artist. Printrunner is hosting a giveaway for some beautifully printed cards (thanks in advance for them hooking us up with some of our own.) We’ve ordered from them before and the quality has always been great. They have both online printing services and online postcard printing. Check out the details below and as the prerequisite “network” gods advise, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
What you’ll get:
a. Details of the giveaway prize: Postcards
Postcard Size: Postcards 5×7
Colors: 4/0 Front Only Printing
Paper: 14 PT. UV Coating on Front,
Rounded Corners: Yes
Ready to Ship In: 4 Business Days
*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.
To submit to win this giveaway email email@example.com and say “enter me for the printrunner giveaway.” Must include your name an address to be eligible. All information is 100% confidential.
New Free Friday print from Joshua Barber. At the request of a few folks we’ll be switching it up to a random drawing this week. You have to email directly (the22magaizne (at) gmail (dot) com) or like our facebook page to be entered for the drawing. The entry deadline is Sunday at midnight.
To be entered to win you must email the22magazine (at) gmail (dot) come or like us on facebook before Sunday at midnight.
War is Trauma prints are now available for purchase and to print out for street postings. Beyond being beautiful pieces of art, each work is a call to end unneeded violence and to curb the destruction of life as well as the recognize the emotional and physical mark it leaves on those who survive.
Prints from WIT are also currently on view at Bushwick Print Lab.
BUY THE PORTFOLIO.
READ POEMS BY NANCY FLYNN (INSPIRED BY COMBAT PAPERS.)
About WIT: War Is Trauma is a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). This portfolio transpired out of a street poster project, from November 2010, which a number of Justseeds artists provided graphics for “Operation Recovery” – the IVAW campaign meant to stop the redeployment of traumatized soldiers. Posters were pasted in public, replacing many corporate advertisements, to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed – GI Resistance, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault of women in the military, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The action led to another collaboration between Justseeds and IVAW – an “Operation Recovery” booklet published by Printed Matter in NYC and currently– the War is Trauma print portfolio. For this project over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and their allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting GI resistance, a GI’s right to heal, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the wars overseas and the economic war at home. A total of 130 portfolios have been created, that equals 130 exhibitions as a starting point. Exhibitions that bring different people together – veterans, civilians, refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan, and others to dialogue on issues that matter.
The prints are housed within a handmade paper cover from the Combat Paper Project – paper whose source material derives from military uniforms that veterans have cut into small piece, mixed with water, and pulped into paper as part of the healing process. Drew Cameron of the CPP writes, “The batch that I made for the portfolio is mostly created from Army Combat Uniforms that we were worn with the Stryker battalions out of Fort Lewis, WA. These are the same guys who rolled out of Iraq early back in July 2010. I also added Egyptian cotton to strengthen it. I like to imagine that the mill workers who made the cloth I used were the same one’s rising up last spring.”