Vermont Arts Council

MESH: A Juried National Exhibition

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and partners announce MESH, a nationally open, competitive, juried exhibit.

The MESH Exhibit will be held from March 8-April 21, 2024, and hosted in the Helen C. Frederick Gallery at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Awards to recognize excellence among the entries include $1000 from Pyramid Atlantic Art Center for Best Overall Entry, $1000 from The Washington Print Club for Best Work on Paper, and $1000 from The Washington Print Foundation for Most Innovative Entry.

The fine art of screenprinting has primitive antecedents in prehistoric cave wall stenciled imagery. In modern times, renowned artists such as Warhol and Lichtenstein have used stencil material attached to or embedded in a mesh of fiber, metal, or synthetic plastic filaments. The process has been applied in decorative arts, textile printing, advertising posters, and street and political art. Screenprinting has a widespread current presence in commercial signage, t-shirts, ceramics, furniture, and packaging. MESH calls on artists to consider the history of screenprinting, its technical contexts, and its diverse applications. While not excluding traditional screenprinting, the exhibition also encourages all work that might creatively intersect — or mesh — with screenprinting. MESH opens the door wide for crossover work that utilizes screenprinting processes.

Jurors will emphasize the creative applications of the fine art of screenprinting in its pure traditional form and its intersections with other techniques.

Juror information will be announced shortly.

Submit your application here: https://pyramidatlanticartcenter.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/75898