31 August 2013

Call for Entries: First Impressions, by 15 September

Just a reminder about First Impressions, National Printmaking Exhibition...
Entries close 15 September.

First Impressions Entry Form online at: www.mairangiarts.co.nz

15 August 2013

Call for Entries: MiniPrint Finland 2014

The first Miniprint Finland exhibition was organized in 1992 
by Association of Graphic Artists of Lahti. 
This time it will be organized for the eighth time 
in cooperation with Hyvinkää Art Museum 28 March -18 July 2014. 

The exhibition is juried. 
Jury consists of on one representative of the Association of Finnish Printmakers, 
one representative of the Graphic Artists Association of Lahti, 
The Grand Prix winner of Miniprint Finland 2010 and 1 invited international graphic artist.
The exhibition is open to all artists. 
Send no more than 3 artworks.
Original artwork’s size should not exceed 20×17×5cm.

Awards / Prizes:
Grand Prix 2000 €
1–3 Honourable prizes 1 000 € each
1–3 Honourable mentions by the Jury
Popular prize 500 € – voted by the visitors of the exhibition

The common category consists of the traditional printing techniques, 
including monoprint methods and digitally printed works.
The theme is “Infinity - ∞ ”, it refers to something unbounded, without any limit. 
It has different meaning in fields science like mathematics, philosophy or theology. 
It can be interpreted in conceptual ways.

Jurying will take place in two stages:
Electronically sent images (Stage 1) will be Juried and the chosen artists will be informed 
and asked to send their original artworks for the final selection (Stage 2).
Participation for the first stage is free. 
Registration fee, for artists selected to Stage 2, is 40 €. 
This covers the handling costs of the parcels.

Deadline for Stage 1 (electronic) is 15 September 2013 

07 August 2013

Call: 34th Mini Print International of Cadaqués 2014

The 34th edition of the Mini Print International of Cadaqués 2014 
is now open for submissions.

In each call, a qualified jury makes a selection of six works. 
The award winning artists are invited to have a solo show 
 in Taller Galeria Fort in Cadaqués the following year. 
Also, in previous years it has travelled to various countries 
(including United States, Japan, Korea, France, England, Ireland, 
Finland, Mexico, Colombia and other locations within Spain) 

The Mini Print International of Cadaqués is the most popular 
and longest running exhibition of mini prints in the world.
 The technical and formal quality of the works is very high.

Last year, NZ Printmaker Prue MacDougall was one of the 6 winners
and photos of her solo exhibition in Spain from this year can be seen at:

Prue MacDougall, The Denver Girls II, 2011

Open to all artists, printing techniques and tendencies,
each artist should submit four prints.
The image must not be bigger than 10 x 10 cm. 
The paper must not be bigger than 18 x 18 cm.
Cost to enter is €80 (approx NZ$130 at the current rate)

I'm giving you plenty of warning - the deadline is 15 March 2014.
Don't worry, I'll try to remind you again sometime before then...

06 August 2013

NZ Printmakers in 33rd Mini Print International of Cadaqués 2013

A very big "Congratulations!" to these NZ Printmakers 
who were selected for the 33rd Mini Print International of Cadaqués 2013:
Barbara Graham, Celia Walker, Geoff Tune
Merle Bishop and Susan Hurrell Fieldes

Merle Bishop, Spots Lake Run, 2013
etching, edition of 30

Susan Hurrell Fieldes, 2013

Geoff Tune, Shelter - Auckland I, 2013

Barbara Graham, Fossil #3, 2013
edition of 10

Celia Walker, Boundless Oceans, 2013
Drypoint and chine-colle, edition of 10
You can view all the works at here at Mini Print's website)