The Center for Contemporary Printmaking announces the opening of the 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition on Sunday, June 4, with a reception and awards presentation from 2-5pm. This juried biennial print competition and exhibition is limited to works that are no more than four square inches. The exhibition runs through August 27, 2017.
Since its inception in 1997, the Miniature Print Exhibition has showcased the works of artists worldwide with renowned print curators and collectors serving as jurors. This year’s juror was Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year, CCP received 632 prints from 294 artists with works arriving from 33 countries, including representation by artists in 24 states.
Spira selected 190 works by 91 artists representing 23 countries and 16 states. Spira remarked, “As a curator, it is a daily pleasure to get to see and respond to a variety of prints and by looking and studying to make a small selection for exhibition, for classes, for discussions. The nearly two hundred prints on view at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking were chosen from over six hundred images I looked at by 294 artists from 33 countries who submitted work for review in the 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition. It was a wonderful experience walking into the Center’s second floor studio to see all of the tables covered with miniature prints. It gave me pause to think I had to look closely at each and every work of art knowing the intense concentration and the enormous amount of time and effort that goes into every print. I’m not angling for pity here—a little sympathy perhaps—but simply offering some perspective on the difficult and sometimes heart-wrenching process of winnowing down the selection from 632 to the 190 that will be on view in the Center.”
Top Row (left to right):
Dorothy Cochran, New Jersey, Push, Silk aquatint, 1st Prize
Christine S. Aaron, New York, Nightfall, Monotype, 3rd Prize
Annie Wassmann, Michigan, Cracker CAD 1, Lithograph and screenprint, Christine’s Graphic Supplies Purchase Award
Bottom Row (left to right):
Michaela Winter, Germany, Tiny Stony Friends I, Intaglio, 2nd Prize
Jack Wickham, United Kingdom, Bathroom, Etching and aquatint, Honorable Mention
Amy Sands, Minnesota, Constellation XVIII, Laser cut, monotype and serigraph, Honorable Mention