Alberta Printmakers & SNAP Call for Submissions: Annual Alberta Postcard Print Exchange

A postcard-sized print exchange hosted and organized by SNAP and Alberta Printmakers – anyone can participate!


 1st Annual Alberta Postcard Print Exchange

Engaging with the Alberta’s print focused artist-run community, Alberta Printmakers’ Society (A/P) in Calgary and The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) in Edmonton have teamed up to host the first-ever simultaneous postcard exhibition, exchange, public sale & reception!

Artists working in all disciplines and backgrounds from around the world are eligible to participate in this non-juried exhibition.

Interested artists are invited to submit 12 original 4” x 6” editioned artworks in any medium. Half of these will be on display in the Print Shop at SNAP, and half will be on display in the Artist Proof Gallery April 6th-13th. SNAP and the Artist Proof Gallery will both retain 2 pieces from each submission for sale, and each artist will subsequently receive 8 postcards from randomly selected artists in return by mail.

A simultaneous reception and sale will take place on Friday, April 12 from 7 to 9 pm at both A/P and SNAP.

Submission deadline: March 22nd 2013, by 4 pm

Submission Requirements

  • 12 original (ie. no digital reproductions, photocopies, etc.) 4” x 6” editioned artworks
  • A completed submission form (attached)
  • A submission fee of $5 for A/P or SNAP members, and $10 for non-members
  • A self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for the return of your 8 postcards*

*Submissions without a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage will not be returned.

Please mail submission packages with all 12 prints to A/P:

Alberta Printmakers’ Gallery Committee
PO Box 6821, Station D
Calgary, AB T2P 2E7

You may also drop off submission packages with all 12 prints to either gallery:

Alberta Printmakers’ Society & Artist Proof Gallery (A/P)2010F 11 Street SE, Calgary, AB OR The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP)
10123 – 121 Street, Edmonton, AB

Questions? Contact: 
Emma Sacco, A/P Art Centre Director
Phone: (403) 287-1056


LIBRO: The Liberation of the Book

LIBRO The Liberation of the Book, a dynamic and interactiveArtist Book & Zine exhibition at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, featuring over 20 students, faculty and recent alumni.

The Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University
Opening night: Thursday Jan 17th, 2013 at 7pm
Show runs from Jan 17-26th, 2013
Hours: Monday to Friday (7:30am – 11pm), Saturday & Sunday (8:30am – 11pm)

Visit our website for more info on the exhibition and its artists:

Dan Starling at Malaspina Printmakers

Dan Starling
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Opening: Thursday January 3, 6-9 pm

Malaspina Printmakers
1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC
January 4, 2013 to February 3, 2013

Dan Starling is currently working on completing a major project to be exhibited at Malaspina that takes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the popular children’s book written by Roald Dahl in 1964 as it’s starting point. Dahl was criticized for his racist characterization of the workers in the chocolate factory of the book as “pygmies from Africa.” In the subsequent edition, he chose to refer to them instead as the “Oompa-loompas from Oompaloompaland.” Starling chose to redraw all the original illustrations from the second edition using drypoint and then produce a series of subsequent alterations to the images that call attention to this history as a kind of “return of the repressed.” Working in drypoint and etching, a new medium for Starling, the final project will encompass four new books showing this evolution as it progresses. Opens Thursday January 3, 2013, from 6 to 9pm.
Dan Starling is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses video, sculpture, performance, installation, photography, painting as well as artist books and art writing. Starling’s work takes different aesthetic traditions and rubs them together to bring forth the contradictions inherent in each. He studied art history at UBC and visual art at Emily Carr and has experience exhibiting locally, nationally and recently in an international art context in both solo and group exhibitions. In the spring of 2011, Starling returned to Vancouver after completing a Meisterschuler at the Städelschule Art Academy in Frankfurt Germany. He is currently a sessional faculty member at Emily Carr University.