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
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