Thursday 27 October 2016

International Exlibris + Small Printmaking Competition Sint-Niklaas 2017(submission)

Yesterday, just after lunch C. popped out to post my submission  to the – International Exlibris + Small Printmaking Competition Sint-Niklaas 2017.

DEADLINE:  1st November, 2016.  One had the possibility to enter two categories:


3 Exlibris (bookplates) - image size: (13 x 13 max) on paper size: 15 x 20 cm.

or  SMALL PRINTS   -  3 small prints - image size: 13 x 13 max on paper size: 15 x 20 cm.
It said "all graphic printmaking techniques, including mixed media printmaking techniques, original photographs  and digital works" were eligible
"CITY IN THE FUTURE" – was an optional THEME, which although I wasn't immediately taken with the idea -  I HAD nonetheless  looked into / thought about and considered it,  a while back.  
I had even done some trace monotypes but that was as far as I got so I didn't have anything 'specific' to submit in that regard - I was a little irritated with myself about that,  given the research I'd done - but having put  all the images and files etc   into the 'November' folder,  on my computer - I hadn't really allowed enough time. 

Yes I should have definitely put it into the "October"  folder!!!!!! NEXT TIME !!! what a silly billy.

Anyway .............I submitted three prints to this Saint Nicks event (as I referred to it) these were:

"Last Book II"  pigment archival inkjet and drypoint

"Disappearing Self"  etched zinc emboss on pigment archival inkjet

"Eurydice"  etched steel with pigment archival inkjet chine colle

One thing that occurs to me is that I need to do more small prints maybe about 10 x 10 cm, in size.
I have previously had my work in this event that was in 2011
they even sent me a catalogue book.

Although I am listed as a participant they didn't featured photos of my artwork in the catalogue book - which of course is disappointing.

Depending on how I get on this time (selected or not) and if I am selected - whether my artwork gets featured in the catalogue or not ...............will resolve as to whether I make any further submissions in the future.

Here's a photo of the 2011 catalogue with some of my favourite art works.

Exciting stuff huh !!??  Just love that brown.  Its in the Belgian Flemish language (I used to live in Belgium so I have heard it spoken - it sounds very much like the Dutch language - I wonder if that's what it is with some regional differences)

If you visit the website url , you will see they
 don't have loads of previous exhibitors works to look at ( like they do on eg 'Lahti Miniprint' / Finland) which is a shame...... but if you have a look around you can get to see some art from some  previous competitions/exhibitions - mainly exlibris prints.

Image on the left  side is by Thom O Connor (United States) the text on the page says Prent (i.e., not an exlibris but a small print) Title:  "Through the Blinds"  fotografie, digitale beeldverwerking (which means 'digital image processing'. Oh and yes I used Dutch in the Google translate as there was no "Flemish".

Image on the Right  side is by Nadya Onyshchenko  (Ukraine) ets, materiaaldruk, naaldwerk which means etching, fluid pressure, needle work. Now - I'm wondering what is meant by "fluid pressure"? 

I like that red stitched thread - I feel it integrates very well with the image. 

Image on the left
Bea Van der Heijden  Nederland, Prent Twee meisjes op weg naar een feest 2, ets polymerets, drogenaald, vernis mou, linosnede eervolle vermelding voor diepdruk.  Isn't her work absolutely gorgeous I have known of her work for a few years and I find it very impressive - I love how she uses materials to get the effects she does (such as lino etc) wow!!

Image on the right 

Sandra Wimer   United States, Prent "Homing in"  digitale beeldverwerking,  veelkleurendrukEervolle vermelding voor digitale technieken.

Image on the left side

Alexsandr  Reider  (Russia)

Exlibris prent,  Valentina  ets (etching)

no website found (!)

Image on the right side

Blanca Saccomano   (Argentina)

Exlibris Julian Mattei met titel Happy Football

digitale beeldverwerking, veelkleurendruk


Image on the left

Nicole Henderiks    Nederland

prent feest ballonnen diepdruk kleurendruk collagrafie

Image on the right

Sergey Hrapov   Ukraine

exlibris S Hrapov met als titel Rivals ets aquatint


Image on the left

Frank-Ivo Van Damme  Belgium

Exlibris Helga Becker Bickerich met als titel " in taberna " Kopergravure

Image on the right

Bea Van der Heijden   Nederland

Prent Twee meisjes op een feest

ets polymerets, drogenaald, vernis mou, linosnede

Thought I would finish on another lovely piece by Bea with her beautiful lino etch, polymer etching  etc.

I will do another post if my work gets selected for inclusion - if not I might still do a post to despair as to the injustice of it all............. etcetera.................

oh by the way

I did manage to do some work on one of the trace monotype  images I mentioned earlier in this post.
That was this morning though so too late for sending as a submission.  Here it is.