Call for Entries
Looks Good on Paper
National Paper Arts Exhibition
Exhibition Open Call, April 15–June 24, 2022
Pyramid announces an open call for artists to submit to its upcoming “Looks Good on Paper” Exhibition.
Application Deadline: June 24, 2022
Notifications: July 10, 2022
Exhibition Dates: August 19-October 2, 2022
Looks Good on Paper is a juried contemporary Paper exhibition, featuring 2D and 3D works on, in, and of paper. The exhibition will showcase diverse practices and concepts in paper arts including trends and advances in the art of hand papermaking, politics of paper/papermaking, and explorations of the materiality of paper itself.
Any artist working in paper is welcome to submit work for consideration.
2D and 3D works on/in paper, where the paper is an important conceptual or technical aspect of the work. Prints, drawings, alternative photo processes on paper, pulp paintings and pulp sculptures, sculptural techniques in paper, recycled paper, folded, cut, pierced or otherwise manipulated paper, and mixed media paper pieces are all eligible for entry. We prefer to exhibit works that are for sale and will aim for 90% of the works in this exhibition to be available for purchase. Please make sure that 50% or more of the works you submit are for sale and indicate their prices in the work description.
Entry Fee: $30 for up to 5 entries.
- Open Call: April 15-June 24, 2022
- Notifications emailed: July 10
- Delivery or shipping of work: August 5-15
Cindy Cheng lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, the Anderson Ranch Artist Residency and in 2020 was set to participate in the Joan Mitchell Center Residency but that has been postponed until 2022/23. She is a recipient of a 2018 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant and in 2017 she won the Sondheim Artscape Award.
Kelly Taylor Mitchell
Kelly Taylor Mitchell is an artist and educator who lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the Studio Artist Program at The Atlanta Contemporary and a Working Artist Project Fellow with The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. She is also an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture and the Art Program Director at Spelman College. Photo of the artist by Nydia Blas.
Gretchen Schermerhorn is currently the Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University, and since then has completed artist residencies at The Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, California State University and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Florida. She is currently is part of the adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches Printmaking and Book Arts. Photo of the artist by StereoVision Photography.
For Accepted Work:
All work must be ready to hang, with hardware and installation instructions included.
Works can be hand-delivered or shipped and must arrive between August 5–15. Artists are responsible for all shipping charges to Pyramid and any work that was shipped to Pyramid and is unsold during exhibition, will be shipped back to artists at Pyramid’s expense (up to $200)
Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted. Pyramid reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the image submitted or meet the criteria.
Every precaution will be taken to handle artwork with the utmost care. Pyramid will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause during transportation. Accepted works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition.
Pyramid retains a 40% commission on sold works.
Three jurors prizes will be awarded at the opening reception on August 19.