Saturday 31 January 2009

International Miniature Print Competition. CCP

CCP invites you to submit entries to the biennial International Miniature Print Competition. CCP asks members and friends to continue the strong growth of each international juried exhibition with submissions. Please contribute by personally participating in this event and by passing on this email to anyone or any organization that you believe will contribute to this exhibition.  Thank you.  –CCP Staff


International Miniature Print Competition 2009
May 28- August 15, 2009
About the Competition
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is delighted to announce the 7th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhibition. This juried competition and exhibition limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 cm2) aims to encourage artists to explore the miniature print format and provides them with an opportunity for exhibition. Further, it is an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from near and far.
Since its inception in 1997, the competition has grown to attract artists from around the world. In 2007, CCP received 548 entries by 180 artists, who came from 18 different countries and 22 states within the United States. The International Miniature Print Competition is held every other year, alternating with CCP’s new biennial, Footprint International.


Lisa Hodermarsky, The Sutphin Family, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Yale University Art Gallery

Craig Zammiello, Master Intaglio Printer, Two Palms Press, New York




Entry Deadline: March 31, 2009
Jury Notification: May 1, 2009
Exhibition Dates: May 28–August 15, 2009
Please send in one package
• signed entry form
• original prints with attached identification labels
• entry fee
• self-addressed, return package for prints
• return postage for U.S. entries
Size Requirements:
Image size: no larger than 4 square inches (25.8 cm2)
Paper size: no larger than 6 x 11 inches (15.2 x 27.9 cm)
Package size: no larger than 9 x 14 inches (22.9 x 35.5 cm)
Mail to:
International Miniature Print Competition
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park
299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850 U.S.A.
Questions: Tel. 203.899.7999
Fax 203.899.7997
All fine-art printmaking mediums, including woodcut, intaglio,
lithography, silkscreen, monotype, and original digital media. (No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible.) Prints may not exceed a total image area of 4 square inches (25.8 cm2), e.g. 1 x 4 in., 2 x 2 in., 1 1/2 x 2 2/3 in., etc. Outside dimensions of the printing paper may not exceed 6 x 11 in. (15.2 x 27.9 cm). Paper beyond these dimensions on accepted prints will be trimmed to the dimensions required for the exhibition. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted.
How to Enter:
Complete the entry form and attach an identification label to the back of each print you wish to enter. Send these along with the entry fee and return mailing package to Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850, U.S.A. U.S. entries must include return postage.

Entry Fee:

Each artist may submit up to three prints, for a fee of $35 for CCP members and $45 for non-members. Additional entries will be accepted for an additional fee of $10 each. The fee must accompany the entry form and must be in U.S. dollars only, in the form of a check or money order, made payable to Center for Contemporary Printmaking. (Any currency other than U.S. dollars will not be accepted.) Do not send cash. Prints donated in lieu of payment of the entry fee will not be accepted. Entries not accompanied by fees become the property of CCP. Artist membership in CCP is $50 a year; please contact CCP for information.

Prizes and Awards:

Cash prizes and purchase awards will be made by the jurors.


All prints must be for sale. CCP will retain a commission of 50% on all works sold.

Duplicate Prints:

You may submit duplicate prints of entered images to increase the opportunity for sales. Duplicate prints do not count as separate entries.

Delivery of Works:

All entries must be sent flat and unmatted and must include a self-addressed return package sized to fit the prints. Outside package dimensions may be no larger than 9 x 14 inches (22.9 x 35.5 cm). Prints received without a return package and postage become the property of CCP.


Artists of prints selected for the exhibition will be notified via e-mail by May 1, 2009. The names of these artists will also be posted on the CCP website,

Return of Works:

Unsold works will be returned by mail by the end of 2009.


Although reasonable care will be given to work submitted to this exhibition, CCP is not responsible for loss or damage to entries. Your signature on the entry form confirms your acceptance of these conditions.

Click here for Mini Print 2009 Prospectus and further info


Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park
299 West Avenue
Norwalk CT 06850
To learn more about the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, visit our website at

Friday 16 January 2009

Big World SMALL art

Big world…small art.

The Internationale d’art miniature juried art exhibit will present its 5th edition in 2009.

Artists will present their small format and miniature artwork and compete for the $5000 dollars in prize money.

DEADLINE: March 30th 2009

One exhibit, four locations. The works competing for the prizes in the International miniature art exhibit can be seen in two historical rectories converted into art galleries: the Presbytere Saint-Nicolas and the Galerie Louise-Carrier.

Internationale d’art miniature de Levis 5th edition
From June 14 to September 6, 2009.


Maximum size cannot exceed a total image area of 75 square centimetres (12 inches).

For example 7.5 X 10 cm or 15 X 5 cm (3 x 4 or 2 x 6 inches) or smaller. The maximum

size of the frame must not measure more than 100 centimetres (40 inches) of perimeter

(total contour). Example 25 + 25 + 25 + 25 cm ( 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 inches).

Three dimensional art work: maximum size cannot exceed 7,5 x 7,5 x 10 cm (3x3x4 inches)

or the equivalent of 560 cubic centimetres (36 inches) including the stand or support.

Is that any clearer !!?? (lol) !!!

This event is being organized and presented in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada.

Tuesday 6 January 2009

International Print Exchange

2009 Print Exchange


Oregon Ink Spot invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual (2009) International Print Exchange. This exchange is open to artists from throughout the United States and abroad. In lieu of an entry fee Oregon Ink Spot will keep two prints from each edition submitted to the exchange.

All prints must conform to the following guidelines. Any prints that do not fit the guidelines will be returned to the artist at the artist’s expense.

DEADLINE: Prints, SASE or envelope with coupons, and completed/signed submission form/image reproduction agreement must be received on or before March 15th, 2009.

• Paper Size: 5”x 7” (12.7cm x 17.8cm)

• Theme: Reflections of your current studio practice.

• Medium: Intaglio, Relief, Lithography, Serigraphy, Collograph, Monotypes, Monoprints or any combination of these methods is acceptable. Digital prints or photographs with the addition of any hand printed methods will also be accepted.

Oregon Ink Spot will not accept traditional photography, off-set reproductions or reproductions of art originally produced in another medium.

• Editioning Requirements: Each edition must include 15 identical prints signed and numbered 1 through 15 (example 1/15, 2/15,...15/15). Each edition must be original art and made for this exchange. Please insert 5” x 7” interleaf or glassine sheets between each print. No newsprint, please. Multiple unique submissions are acceptable.

• Additional Requirements: Each print must be accompanied with the following information: Artist’s name, title, and medium. This information may be handwritten on the back of each print, printed on a separate 5” x 7” sheet to accompany each print or pasted to the back of each print. Please take care to use acid free adhesives. Please also take care to insure all handwritten information is legible.

• SASE and International Reply Coupons: US participants, please include a 6” x 9” (or larger) preaddressed return envelope with adequate return postage attached. International participants, please include a 6” x 9” (or larger) preaddressed return envelope and 3 prepaid International Reply Coupons.

• RSVP your intention to participate by e-mail to:

• All prints submitted will be put in a web gallery and may be reproduced to promote this project.

A portfolio of 13 randomly selected prints will be mailed to each participant in the Spring 2009.

For a downloadable submission pdf and to visit the web gallery 2007/08 go to

Mail Submissions to:

Oregon Ink Spot Print Exchange


Kathelene Galloway

Loso Hall 154

One University Blvd.

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, OR 97850


Artists featured in the image sheet from the 2008 print exchange:

Ivan Frew

Nicki Dennett

Jennifer Hines
"Nicki Dennett
Simone De Jospin ( no web reference)

Torben Soberg ( no web reference)

Nikkie Wilson ( no web reference)

Thursday 1 January 2009

Updated (catching up) on my print Studio Blog

I must not allow so much time to go by before I update re studio activity but whilst I am in the thick of it ----- anyway we shall see.
Click on this posts heading to connect.

"Cartography" a poem by Ted Slade

In 1999 I submitted some images for a project called "One Heart, One World" which was to be a collaboration between visual artists and poets.
I was pleased to hear that the selection panel (which included the then poet laureate Andrew Motion) had chosen me to be involved.

When I was eventually sent the poem written by poet Ted Slade, I was really pleased and relieved. Because I could "connect" to his (Teds) words and feelings.

The "One Heart, One World"exhibition opened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 5 April 2000. Subsequently, the exhibition was shown in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Paris (France), Hanoi (Vietnam), Sydney (Australia) and Tokyo (Japan), ending its long run with a nation-wide tour of Japan.

The "One Heart, One World" exhibition consists of a compilation of 100 poems and 100 works of art. The poems were written by people with disabilities - Ted had a chronic long term health condition which I never found out the name of. Thee was not time for such things as we were always too busy talking about arts related matters. Anyway the idea of One Heart One World, was to have artists express their feelings, desires and hopes as well as the obstacles they had to overcome in their daily lives. Now I myself, as a disabled person know about this even more so!!

Each artwork corresponds to one of the poems and was created by individuals active in a variety of fields who share in the goals and aspirations of this exhibition.

This collaboration of poems and artwork was born out of a public goodwill campaign and the desire and work of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) towards realizing a state of normalization within society, a situation in which all individuals, with or without so-called disabilities, can live freely without impediment.
Here's a link to NHK for your information and enlightenment (!!) but seriously - they have lessons for English speakers who wish to learn how to speak Japanese.


At least now we know

the map has no edge,

just a pause between pages

or a short hop

to the next volume.

But we haven’t lost the dragons,

the headless men

with eyes in the chest,

the sea serpents

or the great maelstrom

waiting to swallow us up.

Wherever your centre

these monsters lurk

at the dark margins,

and in your heart.

Here is a link to the Poetry Kit website which Ted founded. It includes all things relating to contemporary poetry from a UK perspective and further poetry by Ted Slade, who sadly died in 2004.