The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is delighted to announce the 13th 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 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 and across the U.S.A.
The International Miniature Print Competition is held every other year, alternating with CCP’s other biennial, FOOTPRINT International (for prints measuring exactly 12 x 12 in. square).
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 square cm), 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 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 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.
Christina Weyl is an independent art historian, who writes about midcentury American printmaking and women artists. She earned a BA from Georgetown University and an MA and PhD in Art History from Rutgers University. Prior to graduate school, she was the director of Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, a gallery in New York City representing the print publications of the Los Angels-based artists’ workshop, Gemini G.E.L. In 2019, Christina released the book The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York published by Yale University Press which follows nine women, including Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson, who worked at Atelier 17, the avant-garde printmaking workshop located in New York City between 1940 and 1955. She is currently working on a new book and exhibition project “Living in Color: The Explosion of Color in American Printmaking, 1935-65.”
Cash prizes and purchase awards will be selected by the juror.
Complete the entry form and attach an identification label to the back of each print. U.S. entries must include return postage. Send these along with the entry fee and return mailing package to:
ATTN: 2021 Miniprint Exhibition
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850, U.S.A.
All prints must be for sale. CCP will retain a commission of 50% on all works sold.
Each artist may submit up to three prints, for a fee of $30 for CCP members, $40 for non-members, and $50 for international entries. (International entry fee includes return postage). Two 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. Entry fees may also be paid through PayPal: send to email@example.com. 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 to CCP is $75 a year; please contact CCP for information or go online to become a member.