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annual survey of fine art prints by artists of Central and Eastern European backgrounds | New York City


CPC.2015 Juror

Mildred Beltré, artist, printmaker, Associate Professor at the University of Vermont


Mildred Beltré is a New York based artist working in print and drawing to explore facets of social change. Beltré’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the International Print Center New York, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, University of Colorado, Projecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hollar Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic or Brun Leglise Gallery, Paris, France. Her work is included in the Special Collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN among others. She has been awarded residencies, and received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts in Prints/Drawings and Artist Books, the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Citizen’s Committee for New York City.  


Beltré is the co-founder of the Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine. She has worked as a teaching artist for various New York City institutions including El Museo del Barrio, Cooper Union, Henry Street Settlement, Harborview Art Center, NYCHA and the Manhattan Graphics Center.



KADS NY is a New York based fine art print dealership and publisher with consulting practice. Established in 2010, KADS NY has been regularly showing Central European prints at various venues in New York and other states and organizing educational events in partnership with other cultural institutions.


About BBLA

BBLA is a not-for-profit organization established in 1891 in New York City with an office and exhibition space at the historic Bohemian National Hall.  The mission of BBLA is to preserve and support Czech and Slovak culture in New York City.




All fine art printmaking media, including intaglio, relief prints, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, monoprint, are eligible for CPC.2014.  Digital prints are eligible only if they incorporate other methods of hand pulled printing. Art must be hand-pulled and generated on stone, block, or plate using the printing process and hand-pulled. The presented works must have been created in the period 2014 - 2015. Prints exhibited in previous CPC do not qualify.


Outside dimensions of the printing paper should not exceed 16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm). Prints larger than 16 x 20 inches may be submitted subject to Additional Fee. The image may bleed. Prints up to 24 x 36 inches will be framed. Larger prints will be installed unframed, i.e., unprotected, using paper clips. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted (flat). No exlibris. Techniques not accepted: photography (including alternative darkroom processes), photocopy, digital prints, offset, and direct reproductions.


Central and Eastern European Countries

For the purposes of CPC, Central and Eastern European Countries shall include: Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Ukraine.


Artist’s Eligibility

Artists born in or with citizenship of one of the CEE countries, who live in one of the CEE countries or abroad, are eligible to participate in the CPC.


Entry Fee

Artist may submit digital images of up to 3 prints, plus a detail image for each print if details need to be presented.  There is a non-refundable Entry Fee of $35 for prints with paper size up to 16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm). The fee includes return shipping.


Larger prints will be considered for the competition for an Additional Fee of $25. Such Additional Fee will be applied only to artists whose work is selected by the Juror.


The fee must be in US dollars only; other currency will not be accepted. Do not send cash. Entry fee may be paid via PayPal and sent to


Click on the "Buy Now" button below to pay the $35 Entry Fee via PayPal. Please note that in some countries (e.g., the Czech Republic, Slovakia}, a PayPal account must be open and connected to your local bank account. This process may take a few days.

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The Entry Fee may also be paid via Western Union (typically available at local post offices) and sent to: Katerina Kyselica, with email, or in the form of International Money Order. The International Money Order shall be mailed to the following address:



att.: Katerina Kyselica/CPC.2015

321 East 71st Street, Suite 3E

New York, NY 10021


In both cases, the check (or the transfer via Western Union), must be made for $35 exactly. We will not accept checks issued as 'split fee', or 'fee incurrs recipient'.


Submissions received without payment of the Entry Fee shall be deemed incomplete, and the submitted prints will be excluded from Juror’s selection.  Entry fee is due within the Entry Deadline. The Additional Fee of $25 is due within the deadline for Delivery of Works.


Delivery of Prints

Selected prints must be delivered by Friday, November 27. They must be sent unmatted with a self-addressed return packaging sized to fit the print(s). They should be shipped unframed. Artist can opt to ship framed work, but will have to pay for return shipping. If shipped from overseas, they must be shipped with a customs declaration stating “no commercial value”.


Detailed instructions for delivery of prints, including the address for delivery, will be emailed after selection to the selected artists. Prints larger than 16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm), for which the Additional Fee of $25 is not paid within the deadline for Delivery of Works, will not be returned and will remain property of KADS NY.


The prints exhibited in the Celebrating Print Exhibition must be the same as those proposed by the artists and selected by the Juror.  The Juror reserves the right to reject any print found to be unacceptable upon arrival.


Prizes and Awards

Cash prize(s) will be awarded. One artist will be selected for an interview and profile in the Celebrating Print magazine.


Sale of Prints

All prints must be for sale. KADS NY will retain a commission of 40% on all works sold. Profit from sales will be used to fund CPC. Within 4 months after the end of the exhibition, proceeds from sales without the commission will be wired to the artist or sent in other form of international payment upon an agreement with the artist (for artists living outside the USA), or a check will be mailed (for artists in the USA).



Artists of prints selected by the Juror for the exhibition will be notified via e-mail by Friday, October 23. The Cash Awards will be announced at the opening reception. The recipients will be notified via email prior to the opening. The Cash Award(s) will be sent within 4 months from the end of the exhibition in the form of a check, bank transfer, Western Union, or other form of international payment.


Return of Works

Unsold works will be returned by mail within 4 months of the close of the exhibition. KADS NY is responsible only for return shipping of unframed works. Works from overseas will be mailed with declaration “no commercial value”. KADS NY shall not be responsible for damage or loss of shipped works. KADS NY reserves the right to re-package the works to minimize the return shipping costs (e.g., to make the package lighter, send it in a tube instead of flat).



Although reasonable care will be given to prints submitted to CPC exhibition, KADS NY, or the organization hosting the exhibition, shall not be responsible for loss or damage to prints while in transit or caused by circumstances beyond its control during the exhibition. Submission by the artist confirms the acceptance of these conditions.



KADS NY reserves the right to photograph the submitted works, or use photographs submitted by the artists, for the sole purposes of promoting CPC and the CPC artists, including online presentations, listings, print invitations and other marketing materials, so long as, in each instance, the artist is credited as the creator of the works and the holder of the copyright.





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