This juried competition and exhibition, limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm), encourages artists to explore the miniature print format and provides them with an opportunity for exhibition. It is also an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from around the world. Since its inception in 1997, the competition has attracted entries by more than 1500 artists from around the world.
Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Spira earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and specializes in Early Modern German art, works on paper, and Reformation imagery. She has authored several articles and books, including: Daniel Hopfer and Early Etched Armor in Augsburg; Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance prints and drawings, 1475-1540 with Greg Jecmen; Dürer and Beyond: Central European drawings before 1700 in The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Stijn Alsteens; and The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor (2016). She is currently working on an exhibition about Renaissance etching.
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