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The Museum continues Wharton Esherick’s artistic vision he expressed through woodblock prints by hosting an annual high school competition titled Imprint. We currently invite art classes from the Chester, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties to enter each year and hope to expand our range in the near future. Our aim for this program, is to inspire new generations of young artists through Esherick's prints and legacy.

 

 

competition


The 8th Annual
Wharton Esherick Museum
Imprint Competition and Exhibition
   
Wharton's Cabinet

If you would like more information or entry forms, please email Laura Heemer at: laura@whartonesherickmuseum.org

Imprint was originally established by Museum staff and a generous anonymous donor but to sustain and grow the competition we need you! Would you like to support this competition for young local artists?

Click here to donate to Imprint.

 


       
Competition Requirements
     

The Competition/Exhibition
The jury will select pieces to be exhibited at the Wharton Esherick Museum, from March 4 - May 8, 2017.

Eligibility
The competition is open high schools in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

The works should be:
• Matted (if possible)
• Titled (please no untilted works)

Prints accepted are made by woodcut, linoleum cut or soft cut.

The print(s) must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Please check your entry form for accuracy, as this information may be used for signage and publication.

Selection
The works will be judged, without revealing the artist’s name or school, by a jury composed of museum staff and professional artists and/or art teachers will select twelve to fifteen entries for
a spring 2017 exhibit at the Wharton Esherick Museum. The Best of Show, second and third place winners will receive a cash prize as will their art departments. This year's judges will be announced by January 15th.

A Viewer’s Choice Award will be voted on through our Facebook page. While there is no cash prize for Viewer’s Choice, the print
may already be one chosen by the judges or be voted into the show through the public’s participation.

Criteria for selection are:

- Creativity
- Craftsmanship

Entrants will be notified by February 20th, 2017 of the jury's decisions.

 

Entry Process
Each high school student may submit only one entry, with each school limited to five entries total. A jury composed of museum staff and professional artists and/or art teachers will select twelve to fifteen entries for a spring 2017 exhibit at the Wharton Esherick Museum. The Best of Show, second and third place winners will receive a cash prize.

Prizes There are four awards given to selected students. They are: Best in Show, Second Place, Third Place and Viewer's Choice. The first three awards come with a monetary prizes of $200, $150 and $100 which are given to the student as well as the Art Deparment of the school that participated. The Best of Show's art department is also awarded a free field trip for up to 30 students to the Wharton Esherick Museum.

Deadline
Prints and accompanying entry form must be postmarked by
January 31, 2017. Please include any special instructions regarding displaying, etc., and any other comments you believe are pertinent.

Mail to:
Wharton Esherick Museum
PO Box 595
Paoli, PA 19301-0595
This address accepts only USPS mailings.

Shipment of Selected Pieces
Selected pieces are due, postmarked by, January 31, 2017. The school is responsible for costs associated with shipping the print(s) to the Museum. The Museum does not return prints so please email to make arrangements for picking up print(s). Prints from previous years are kept at the Museum for up to one year.




   

 

     
     

     Wharton Esherick Museum
     P.O. Box 595
     Paoli, PA 19301-0595
     610-644-5822