Thursday, December 1, 2011

Artist Opportunity for Charity

I love the concept of this website. They offer limited edition prints where a percentage of the sale goes to a worthy cause.

The Working Proof seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist's choice, to which we are donating 15% of the sale of each print - creating what we believe to be a product with not just aesthetic, but social value. Besides showcasing emerging artists and great artwork, the intent of the Working Proof is to promote a variety of charities and to expose them to new supporters through the appreciation of art and creativity. We release a new print once a week, on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, EST.

We seek to give our artists full creative control of their work by having them produce and sign the work themselves. Most of our artists create, print (by whatever method they choose - screenprint, letterpress, linocut, giclee, to name a few), sign and number a limited-edition print run that is exclusive to the Working Proof. The details of each print method are listed on the print's info page. Hand signing and numbering is a long-standing tradition for authorship and authenticity that we believe is an integral part of the process of printmaking, for both the artist and collector.

If you are interested in working with us, please upload some samples of your work and your information via the artist submission form. Please send the following information:
Please keep the following in mind when submitting artwork for review:
- In order to be considered for the Working Proof, the works submitted should be relatively new and must not have been sold elsewhere.
- As the artist, you are responsible for the production of your print edition. We are open to any print medium (lithography, giclee, linocut, screenprinting, letterpress, photography, etc). Digital prints of original works are also acceptable. Please indicate the proposed medium for each artwork submitted below.

If we think that your work is a good fit for the Working Proof, we will contact you and supply you with the particulars of how the Working Proof collaborates with artists. Please do not send hard copies to us. Any unsolicited hard copies will not be returned to artists.

Visit the Artist Submission Guidelines page for how to send us samples for review.

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