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This document consists of the submission guidelines for the print competition held in 1978 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Club de Grabado in Montevideo. The topics covered by the guidelines include the type of prints accepted; the maximum measurements of each work; the paper to be used in the printing; the deadline for submissions; specific information regarding submissions made in person and by airmail; and additional descriptive materials that should be included in consideration of the jury’s process. Three thousand copies of the works selected by the jury would be printed by the Club de Grabado on a monthly basis throughout 1978 for distribution to members of the club and for public sale. The author of each work selected would be given thirty copies.
This document forms part of Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar’s personal archive. Homar was constantly receiving copies of the rules for print competitions, in this case for one held in Montevideo, Uruguay. Lorenzo Homar (San Juan, 1913-2004) organized in 1957 the Taller de Gráfica [Graphics Workshop] at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, which he directed until his resignation in 1973. Some of the foremost artists of Puerto Rican art studied printmaking techniques in this workshop. Homar inspired in them dedication and love for the art, for, as he once said: “There is no vocation without discipline, and without discipline there can be no freedom in art, or elsewhere.” Homar was one of the organizers of the First Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano held in 1970. He developed the technique of silkscreen and offered numerous workshops in and outside Puerto Rico.