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Viewing and Pick-Up : Thursday, March 19, B Session, 12:00pm-1:30pm, KCC 200DE

Editions Due to Portfolio Organizer by December 15, 2014.

Organized by Guen Montgomery
Email: Guenmail@gmail.com

All’s Fair at the Fair, a 1938 cartoon by Max Fleischer, opens with a futuristic skyline and a happy country couple approaching the glittering World’s Fair in their horse-drawn cart. They are shortly whisked away into this spectacular world, where everything is better, faster, more convenient, and from a 21st century perspective, infinitely more bizarre. In 2015 the great printmaking exposition SGC International will take place in Knoxville, TN, site of the 1982 World’s Fair. This portfolio celebrates this confluence, and invites printmakers to explore a wide variety of subjects related to the phenomena of World’s Fairs. A print created for this folio could take on the illustrative nature of World’s Fair publicity posters, visually investigate the World’s Fair format in terms of its questionable continued relevance, invent a possible/impossible blueprint for a future fair, or create, appropriate or alter existing photography of landscapes changed by an exposition. One could reference industrial innovation, unrelenting progress, futuristic or bygone technologies, fantastical architecture, “cultural exchange,” fairground animals, robots, fashion or any other subject generally pertaining to the theme. Participants are encouraged to respond to Max Fleischer’s cartoon (viewable on You-Tube, with a still image shown below) and look to Knoxville’s 1982 World’s Fair for further inspiration.

Paper Size: 15 x 20 inches

Edition Size: 24 

Technique: minimum of 3 colors. No purely digital prints.

Participation Fee: $30

Laura Baisden
Annie Fletcher
Raluca Iancu
Rachel James
Adam Leestma
Emmy Lingscheit
Joseph Lupo
Taylor Mc Clure
Kathy McGhee
Michael Mc Govern
Jack Metcalf
Guen Montgomery
Pilar Nadal
Daniel Ogletree
Sage Perrott
Katy Seals
Jenny Schmid
Torie Shelton
Caleb Sims
Randi Stella
Anna Wagner