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Call for Line Drawings


The Common
Frost Library
Amherst College
Amherst, Mass. 01002


Application deadline: June 17, 2012

For the Fall 2012 edition of The Common, we seek line drawings that, in keeping with the journal’s theme, reflect a particular time or place, real or imagined.

Line drawing celebrates a maximum of expression with a minimum of marks on the page. Artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Cocteau mastered the art of capturing gesture, emotion, places, and moments in time with an economy of lines.

Selected material will be published in the print journal and may also appear online. In addition, there is a possibility of including selected work in a New York City gallery show in the spring of 2013. One artist per print edition will be selected to receive a small honorarium.

The Common is a literary journal published in print semiannually from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and updated weekly at The printed journal is for sale in retail stores and by subscription.


Due date: June 17

Eligibility: Artists of any age are welcome to enter. Individuals who are under exclusive contract with a gallery are ineligible.

Please note that only artists whose work is being considered for publication will be contacted.

Submit a single PDF with high-resolution images of 1 to 5 works of art along with the following information to Amy Sande-Friedman:

- Name, Email, Address, Phone
- Date of birth, Education, Awards/Shows/Publications
- A brief description of the submitted work and how it reflects a sense of a particular time or place, real or imagined
- For each piece submitted, please include: Title, Year, Media, Dimensions

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