Israel Campos, Run, Run, Run (Edition Variée), 2018, Photo-Etching and Digital Collage

BORDERLANDS:
NUESTRO PUEBLO

Call for Artist Proposals
Applications Due:
October 30, 2022

Edition: 15
Size: 15×20 inches
Medium: Etching, Woodcut,
Linocut and Digital Collage

Invitation to Apply

Chayote Press invites L.A. artists to apply to collaborate on a print edition with Master Printmaker, Israel Campos. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. Chayote Press will provide all the materials, and guidance on all the technical aspects of the printing process. The participating artists will receive a copy of the portfolio and a print edition to sell to collectors. 8 artists will be selected. The completed portfolio will be shown at a gallery in L.A in 2023.

Tender Fruit

Israel Campos, Tender Fruit, 2019, Reduction Woodcut

Flayed Angel

Israel Campos, Flayed Angel, 2019, Reduction Woodcut

Prompt

The Mexican cultural elements that are permanently embedded into L.A. give the city it’s defining feature. These elements do not remain frozen in time and instead continue to evolve and be influenced by the American culture that envelops it.

The heirs of both cultures are called Chicanos. The art, music, literature, food, films and content they make is Chicano Culture. The irreversible influence of both cultures guides their work and their passion. The members of this portfolio are asked to reflect on the influence of American and Mexican culture in their work. Create a piece that exemplifies the influences of both cultures.

Israel Campos, Limbo, 2021, Etching & Aquatint

Israel Campos, Crudo con Quetzalcoatl, 2021, Etching & Aquatint

Israel Campos, Chikis Tacos, 2021, Etching & Aquatint

Application Materials

Submit the following items to the APPLY link or via email to info@chayotepress.com

1. 5 sample images of previous work
2. A short statement of how you intend to address the portfolio prompt with your print.
3. Your current zip code
4. CV (optional)

Master Printmaker BIO

Israel is an interdisciplinary California-born artist currently living and working in the Gabrielino-Tongva Indian Tribe territory known as Los Angeles. His work explores the rich and diverse tapestry of cultures, lifestyles, and narratives found in the “City of Angels” through paintings, prints, photography, and artist books. The contradictions woven into the city are explored through the lens of an Angelino who was raised and lives in a neighborhood that is heavily industrial and predominantly working class. A community where the sunshine and palm trees are backdrops to sewing machines and 18-wheelers.

Israel graduated with a bachelors from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011 and acquired an MFA from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. His work is in the permanent collections of the Kohler Art Library, the UCSC Digital Art Research Center, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has exhibited in venues across the country, including the ArtHelix Gallery in New York City, the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art in Portland and is an active member of the Vox Pop printmaking artist collective and the California Society of Printmakers.

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