APRIL 30th, 2013 Earlier is Better!

APRIL 30th, 2013
Send work as soon as it is ready!!

June 1 –  30, 2013

June 22, 2013, from 6 - 9 pm

July 4th & 5th, 2011
Between 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m
Shipped work will be returned ASAP.

This exhibition will be open to artists
working in any printmaking media.

  • Online Application. Sign-up now.
  • Pay Entry fee of $18 through
    Google Checkout or Pay Pal. [Link]
  • Three prints any size up to 9 x 13.
    [Three copies of the same image.]
    Send images when they are ready,
    but before January 31st, 2013.  
    [Link to E-mail]
  • Save images as:
    jpg (For example:

After the Show:
  • Check out the Permanent
    Ephemera! Archive - Art work is
    on permanent display on our
  • Link to us from your website.
  • Permanent Ephemera! Catalogue:   
    [If we get at least 30 artists]
  • Pre-order the Catalogue
    through Google Checkout or
    Pay Pal. Coming soon!
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P e r m a n e n t
E p h e m e r a !
Four Oceans Press + Copyright since 2006
Permanent Ephemera!

Permanent Ephemera! is a collection of Broadsides meant to be saved and
cherished. The focus of  this show is on
story telling, beyond that the subject
matter is open.
Send us your artwork!

This show is open to all artists working in any printmaking media. Check out
the details of this exhibition below and send us your work.

This is a combination art show and exchange. Please see details carefully
since this show is a bit different than our previous exchanges.

How it Works!

Permanent Ephemera!
is an art show and exchange. Each artist will send
three prints.
  • 1st print is for the archive - We keep one and store it for posterity.
  • 2nd print is for sale in the show -  We try to sell it and give you your
  • 3rd print is for the exchange - We trade one of your prints with a print
    by another artist and send it back to you.

At the end of the show, you will get back your print
or a check and a print by
another artist. Those are the basics.
Sign up and send us your Broadsides.
  • Permanent [ˈpɜːmənənt]
    1. Existing or intended to exist for an indefinite period a permanent structure.
    2. Not expected to change for an indefinite time; not temporary.

  • Ephemera [ɪˈfɛmərə]
    1. A class of collectible items not originally intended to last for more than a
    short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels.
    2. Something transitory or short-lived.

  • Broad·side [ˈbrɔːdˌsaɪd]
    1. A large sheet of paper usually printed on one side.
    2. Something, such as an advertisement or public notice, that is printed on a
    broadside. Also called broadsheet.

Artist Reception:

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Quick Info:
Permanent Ephemera! is an international show/exchange open to all artists working in any
printmaking media
with a focus on storytelling.

Entrants must be 18 years or older. Submitted artwork must have been completed in the last three
years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit
or may be donated to the collection.

Any artwork reproduced by photo-mechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted.

Prints can be any size up to 9 x 13.

Artists should submit one JPEG of their image and mail three prints of same image to gallery. Artists
can submit a maximum of three (3) images (
but for extra image you must fil out online application
and pay separate fees.

All images should be saved as JPEGs. Submit JPEGs via e-mail after filling out online application and
paying fees.
  • Submit actual art work any time after filling out online entry and prior to the January 31st
  • Work submitted after January 31st, 2013 and before March 15, 2013 may be displayed if
    space is available.

There is a non-refundable $18 entry fee ($25 international entry fee). Payment should be made with
a credit card online through PayPal or Google Checkout.

Alternatively, you may also pay by check. Your entry will be official when we receive you entry fee.
Please make check or money order payable to Four Oceans Press & Gallery and mail to: Four
Oceans Press, 5015 Woodminster Lane, Oakland, California, 94602.

All work should be shipped unframed in a flat protected/padded envelope or rolled in a Round
Mailing Tube. If work is to be returned, artist should include self-addressed mailing labels and
sufficient postage stamps (
NO dated pre-paid return shipping labels, as they have an
expiration date and will not be accepted by the USPS after expiratio

All work shipped must be sent in reusable envelopes, crates or cartons.

Artists are responsible for ALL shipping arrangements and shipping costs. The gallery assumes no
responsibility for any damages incurred during shipping. Local Artists may drop off artwork at the

ARTIST AGREEMENT: In submitting artwork to Four Oceans Press, you are giving Four
Oceans Press the right to use images of your work for any promotional materials, on our websites,
and any other print publications we create - including allowing media outlets to use images of your
work in promotional materials promoting Four Oceans Press.

ABOUT US: We are Artists! We want to show our work and help other artists promote their work.
You retain all rights to your work. Four Oceans Press is partnering with you to help promote you

We will:
  • Showcase your work on our website in our permanent Archive.
  • Link your name back to your website.
  • This show may include a catalog. By submitting art to this show, you agree to give Four
    Oceans Press the right to use your work in this catalog and we retain full copyright and royalty-
    rights for the catalog we publish and fund.

Commissions and other important information or the artist:
  • The Artist will receive 60% of all sales.
  • The gallery will retain a 40%  commission on all sales. (20% goes to Creative Framing and
    Gallery, 20% goes to Four Oceans Press.)
  • All artist proceeds from any sells will be mailed within 30 days of close of show.
  • All artwork will be insured for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Sales price is determined by artist; however, the artist may choose to designate
    artwork as NFS (not for sale). We recommend pricing your work between $50-200.
    Please make sure you include this information or we will price your print at $50.
  • Exhibition dates: June 1 - 30, 2013.
  • You (The Artist) retain all rights to your work.
  • You agree to give Four Oceans Press the right to use your work in the catalog and we retain
    full copyright and royalty-rights for the catalog we publish and fund.
  • Artwork must be available for the duration of the show.
  • The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit any artwork that differs significantly from the
    submitted image.
  • Work that does not comply with the terms of the prospectus will not be included in the
    exhibition and will be returned at the artist’s expense.
  • Pick-up date for hand-delivered work: July 4th & 5th, 2011, between 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Or
    by arrangement with the gallery.
  • Shipped work will be returned ASAP using the return shipping label provided by the artist.
    Artists must arrange and pay for a pre-paid return shipping label. Please note: the United States
    Post Office does not issue pre-paid return labels, so please use another courier such as FedEx,
    UPS, or DHL. If you prefer the post office you may include regular stamps or extra funds
    (cash or check). Be sure to include artist’s name, return address, weight of loaded crate and
    dimensions clearly written on each box.

Please refer to our Web site for detailed information about how to apply to this show or for complete
instructions about how to submit an application. For questions about eligibility and other competition
requirements, contact