Rubber City Prints is a 501-C3 non-profit fine art print shop dedicated to maintaining educational printmaking facilities and helping art thrive in Akron, Ohio. We are currently seeking new members from anywhere around the world to join us in an exciting new printmaking collection. To enter, you must choose which annual membership best suits your skills, level, and professional taste. Your works are guaranteed to be displayed in For the Love of Printmaking, our Annual Members, selected works for Color High shows, and our end-of-year prints sale.
Rubber City Prints includes a diverse team of Directors, Artist-in-Residents, Professional Artist Keyholders, instructors, and BFA/MFA interns ready to help sell your art at workshops, private parties, local festivals, vendor stands, public pop-ups, and weekly art shops all year long in and around NE Ohio. Become part of our annual members' prints show this year and support our mission! For the Love of Printmaking that will take place every year in our print shop and get chances for other future members shows around our surrounding Ohio Cities. All members' prints will be included in an end-of-year print sale at Rubber City Prints.
Follow your inner printmaker and enter our show with member benefits for an entire year!
By supporting these shows you are supporting our mission and local artists with the facilities and opportunities needed for the art community to thrive in Akron. Choosing a membership will benefit artists all around the world to gain recognition in a rapidly growing art community!
What our membership includes & DATES TO REMEMBER:
In house Drop OFF Dates: November 2020 -March 2021 Mondays 4-8 pm, Thursdays 5-9 pm
For the Love of Printmaking includes:
Annual Members Fine Art Prints Show
*Includes Fine Art Prints
Prints Arrival Deadline: March 1, 2021.
Opening Reception: March 4th, 2021 5-9 pm
On view show: March 4th - May 6, 2021
National Alternative Prints Show
*includes alternative prints, photography, digital prints
Prints Arrival Deadline: May 6th, 2021
Opening Reception: June 6th, 2021
On view show: June 6th - August 6th, 2021
Summer Arts in the Making
Art Festivals, Vendor stands
Art hops, Pop-ups
Private Parties, Workshops
COLOR. HIGH. FASHION. PRINTS.
Color High Show: Dates will be determined at a later time. (Color High is an out-of-house show that takes place outside our walls around Akron Ohio. Your prints will be selected for this show as well). Open Call includes non-members. Members 1 free print guaranteed entry if color.
International Black & White show
Dates to be determined at a letter time. (International show includes fine art prints, your prints will be included for submission if black and white) Jurors will decide.
End of Year Print Sale
All members' prints included.
Also included in an open call for mini prints!
On view for SALE: ALL YEAR in Artists Racks, Vendor Stands, Designated rotation based wall space
ALL SHOW ENTRIES INCLUDE A YEAR-LONG MEMBERSHIP TO RUBBER CITY PRITS, INC.
CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION IN SHOWS & RACKS:
*ONLY FLAT WRAPPED PRINTS - NO FRAMES
*Non-framed, nonflat wrapped accepted for in-store only promotions.
*All-Inclusive, no judging, accepting fine art prints, fine art print collage, digital reproductions, laser prints, giclee, risograph, and photography. All works will be shown in designated categories/shows. (no drawing, the painting must be printed, high-quality prints of these works will be accepted)
*Members are categorized according to type, color, and membership status.
*All Prints may be sent to arrive by the deadline. They may be mailed unframed and flat(no tubes) or flat wrapped. If sending flat wrapped, backed with larger or equal to the print size foam core/mat board, and clear plastic-wrapped (not plastic wrap please something durable and pleasing to look at, preferably non-shiny) with durable tape. Prints may or may not be matted depending on preference.
*Fine Art Prints must display excellent use of printmaking processes and techniques.
*All other prints must display excellent use of artistic technique and composition.
*Selected prints will encompass artistic diversity in size, orientation, and location throughout the World.
*Max size is 36” X 48”
*All prints must have been created within two years of our submission deadline.
*All flat wrapped prints must include labels visible on the back with Title, Medium, Artist, Pricing with attached contact information. Other non-flat wrapped must include printed lists and descriptions.
*All Must Include contact information form, business card, and address. Everyone must send out a pricing list.
*Prints in a show will be at Rubber City Prints for an entire year.
*ALL pricing Must include a 6.75% tax fee. Artists get 70% and RCP gets 30%.
*End of Year print sale will be discounted with artist benefit. If your print sells we will subtract your chosen membership and you may send new works for the following year.
*IF your prints do not sell you may choose to enter into our archives or pay for return shipping.
ENTRY FEES & WAYS TO PAY
Annual Student Membership Entry: $25 for 2 flat wrapped prints
(see other benefits on membership tab)
Annual Individual Membership Entry: $35 for 3 flat wrapped prints
(See other benefits on membership tab)
Annual Professional Membership Entry: $75 for 4 flat wrapped prints and limited promotional materials. Included on the rotational print wall, on display all year with social media promotions.
(See other benefits for professional on membership tab)
Annual Sponsorship Membership Entry: $250 for 10 flat wrapped prints, a stack of postcards, and unlimited promotional materials. Included on the rotational print wall, on display all year with social media promotions. (Best value, only $25 per print!)
(See other benefits for sponsorship on membership tab)
Annual VIP Membership Entry: $500 for 15 flat wrapped prints, a stack of postcards, unlimited promotional materials, VIP WALL SPACE & RESERVED DISPLAY with SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONS.
(See other VIP benefits on membership tab)
Lifetime members pay once and never again!
ALL MEMBERS WILL BE INCLUDED and asked to exchange new works by the deadline and receive a year-long membership at RCP with discounts and member-only show notifications. View membership benefits on the membership tab. Renewal of membership every year includes you into the show with your newly submitted art rotation.