I think this project sounds exciting and worthwhile. The Hexagon is stepping it up, is steadily working on an official non-profit status, and has a mission to create some excellent opportunities for local artists.
The Hexagon is a community run gallery and performance space in the Station North Arts Distric of Baltimore, Maryland. The focus of the space is to eliminate segregation in the community by providing a forum for collaboration between artists of diverse backgrounds, to mentor local arts organizers, and to provide educational public arts workshops. Our facilities and services are made available to all artists who need a place to exhibit, perform, or create their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain space to exhibit or perform from traditional sources because of financial or other limitations For more information about the space, please visit http://www.hexagonspace.com.
CALL FOR PRINTMAKERS:
The Hexagon Gallery is pleased to announce Hexchange, a Baltimore-themed portfolio exchange for emerging printmakers. Hexchange will be on exhibit during the month of October, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 10th, in conjunction with Second Saturdays, a new initiative from the Station North Arts & Entertainment District to bring community arts and music awareness to the area. Following the exhibition, Hexchange will become a part of the permanent collections at the Hexagon Gallery and the International Print Museum in Southern California (and possibly more). Hexchange is also receiving promotional support from the Bmore Art Blog, the Contemporary Museum and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
There are 50 spots in this portfolio. Hexchange will first open registration to Baltimore/DC printmakers (immediately). Starting on August 3rd, artists from outside the Baltimore/DC region can begin registration. All artists participating in the exchange will receive a portfolio of 50 different prints.
To register for the exchange:
1) send the following information to Hexagon Gallery coordinator Phuong Pham at email@example.com: Name / Email Address / Mailing Address
2) send payment: Checks can be made payable to Phuong Pham, or payment can be sent via Paypal (please inquire for paypal invoice)
attn: Phuong Pham, Gallery
PO BOX 50015
BALTIMORE MD 21211
Fee: $10 for artists in East and Central time zones, $15 for artists in Mountain and Pacific time zones. Artists outside the continental US will be given a payment estimate upon inquiry. This modest payment will cover constructing portfolio mailers, return postage, and exhibition postcards (also to be sent to each artist prior to the show). Your registration will not be complete until we have received your payment.
3) Start printing! Print requirements: -edition of 55 / -11x15 inches / -paper choice and bleed are up to you / -Baltimore-themed / -sign and number prints
***Important*** All editions must be received, with interleaving, (address above) by September 18th, 2009. No extensions, as this will give us just enough time to collate, construct cases, and hang the exhibition. Questions? Contact Phuong at firstname.lastname@example.org