Zine Club and MECA&D Public Engagement present..
Zine Fair 2018
Open Call for Artists to submit to the 3rd Annual Spring Zine Fair!
Participation is open to both MECA&D and non-MECA&D students who are interested. The Zine Fair will be open for March's First Friday Art Walk and is on view February 28–March 18, 2018. It will be located in the Artists at Work Project Space at MECA&D.
We are looking for this to be an all-inclusive, collaborative event and exhibition that brings Portland's Community and its artists together. The space will have a Zine Library, for showing and selling zines, as well as tables for community zine-making (complete with materials—and a photocopier!).
In collaboration with the MECA&D Zine Club, we will be holding several workshops throughout the month. Some events are open to the public, while others are designed for MECA&D students and Zine Club. We hope for a diverse range of students, artists, and zines to be a part of this event!
Zines may be made in any medium, topic, size (usually, the largest is 8 ½ x 11 folded in half). Artists may submit as many zines as they would like. We ask that each zine be an edition of 5 at the minimum and 25 at the maximum. All work must be editioned and labeled with the correct pricing, the artist’s name, and an inventory list of all work the artist will be selling.
The deadline for work is February 28, 2018. If you are interested in submitting work and/or have any questions, please contact Jo Tatlock and Allison Neilan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your zines!
Jo Tatlock is a Printmaking Major and Public Engagement Minor at Maine College of Art & Design. Their work focuses on queer identity and culture, and socially engaged art. Jo and two of their printmaking colleagues (Marisa D’Andrea and Allison Neilan) co-founded the MECA&D Zine Club; In the winter of 2016, they officially formed the collective called Zazufren. They co-organized and curated two Zine Fairs in Portland, ME, in both 2016 and 2017. The most recent was part of a curated group show of the two collectives Zazufren and Future Mothers, called Collective Actions II in the ICA at MECA&D. This year, the Zine Fair is Jo’s Public Engagement capstone, with the help of Zazufren collaborator Allison Neilan.