CLEARWATER Ė The National Society of Arts and Letters is hosting its annual competition for 2013 in the field of printmaking.
The competition boasts a first place prize of $15,000.
Applicants must submit two copies of five works in relief, intaglio, serigraph, monoprint, lithography or computer graphics in jpeg format on two CDs or jpeg memory stick to the local Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter of NSAL. All artwork must be original and completed between Jan. 1, 2012 and the deadline March 1, 2013. A panel of three local award-winning printmakers will select a winner. The local winner's work will be sent to the national competition judging in Pittsburgh, Pa., to compete for the $15,000 prize.
Local winners will be announced on March 9 at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center with an exhibit. On April 13 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the NSAL local chapter will honor the winners at the awards luncheon presenting the first place winner with $3,000. The first place winner must be available to attend the NSAL Conference and Printmaking Competition May 14-19, in Pittsburgh. Travel, hotel and conference registration will be paid by the chapter.
Applications are available online at www.arts-nsal.org. Send applications to Chris Cosdon, printmaking chair, 2164 Sunset Circle, Largo, FL 33774.