'Wild Friends Print Exchange' Call for Artists

Alfred, One of Best Friends Animal Society's American Crows at their sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.
The Wild Friends Department at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT, is hosting a print exchange among artists to raise money for construction of a bigger and better home for the organization's rescued crows, Alfred and Anabel.
Alfred and Anabel are homed at Best Friends through a federally licensed Wildlife Education program. Crows can live up to 80 years, and it's extremely important that they have a natural, big habitat to enjoy for the duration of their lives. Application fees and donations will go toward the $4,000 needed to build a healthier, happier home for the crows.

What is a Print Exchange?
This print exchange is an invite to all artist/printmakers to make an edition of 13 prints with the theme: Crow.  Any printmaking technique can be used including relief, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen etc. Upon turning in your 13 prints, 10 prints will be sent back to you by randomly selected artists who also participated in the exchange.

Not part of the print exchange but still want to donate? Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. (Donate $25 and receive a 4x6 glossy photo of our crow Alfred.  Donate $50 or more and receive an original crow print!)

Print Exchange Information
Theme: Crow (open to your interpretation)
Cost: $50  ($25 student)   Fee goes directly to new home for crows. Additional donations welcome!
Eligible Artists: Everyone
Printmaking Media: Open
Paper Size: 8" x 10" (print/image size open) - Prints can be submitted on archival paper only.
Edition Size: 13 prints (numbers 1/13 - 13/13)
Submission Process: Click here to download the print exchange application. You can make your donation below or send your donation by mail. Send prints, completed form, and donation/proof of donation to:

Wild Friends at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UTAH 84741

How it Works: You will receive a collection of 10 prints randomly selected from all the artists submissions in May of 2014.  One set of all the prints entered will be shown at the Best Friends Animal Society Crow Exhibition and donated to the BFAS permanent collection.  2 sets will be sold to raise funds for a new crow habitat.

All prints submitted will be put in a web gallery and may be digitally reproduced to promote this project.

The complete portfolio of prints will be exhibited at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Village Artspace from April 25 - June 20, 2014. Opening reception is slated from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 25. At that opening, the organization will announce the total amount raised for the crows' new home.

RSVP by email to wild@bestfriends.org
Prints must be postmarked by April 10, 2014 to be accepted
Questions: email wild@bestfriends.org  or call (435) 644-2001 x 4592
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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.