Exhibition dates: November 3 – 26th 2011 (opening reception November 3rd 6-9pm)
FICTILIS seeks submissions of black and white xerographic work of all types and styles. (“Xerography” is a fancy word for photocopying. “10-22-38 Astoria” was the first text/image ever produced using this technology*.) Preferred submissions are black and white on 8-1/2″ x 11″ ( US letter size) text weight paper. There is no submission fee and no limit on the number of submissions (though each submission should be unique). Entries should be mailed (with applicant’s name and contact information on back of each) to the following address:
FICTILIS 210 S Washington Seattle, WA 98104
Mail entries are preferred, but work may also be submitted as attachments using our submissions form (limit 3 attachments per submission) but all attachments should be formatted for 8 1/2″x11″ black-and-white printing and should have been produced using a xerographic process.
Work will not be returned, unless special arrangements are made prior to submission (contact xero AT fictilis DOT com). All work will be displayed without attribution, though exhibition print/web materials will feature a list of contributors. FICTILIS may create derivative works of any submissions for display/promotional purposes, including assembling remaining copies at end of exhibition into companion book of same title.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the option to 1) make one free copy of anything they bring in, using our onsite machines; 2) purchase for $1 a copy of anything they see on the walls; 3) purchase for $5 the original of anything they see on the walls, provided they replace it with a copy; or 4) purchase the original for $10, without replacing it. $1 sales go to FICTILIS. $5 sales are split 50/50 FICTILIS/Artist. $10 sales go entirely to Artist. [NOTE: Artists must include contact information on the back of every piece submitted in order to be compensated. Failure to do so will be considered forfeiture of compensation in the event the original is sold.]
Applicants are encouraged to include as one of their submissions a xerographic self-portrait made by placing face directly onto glass of photocopy machine.