Arrival of Submitted Work Deadline September 28, 2018
Opening Reception, Friday, November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018 - January 2019
Cash prizes of $500, $250, $100 will be awarded to
the top three artists, and 3 $50 honorable mentions.
A $35 non-refundable entry fee for
first submission must be included with application.
• A $5 fee is required for each additional submission.
• Exhibition is open to all artists internationally, 18
years or older.
Overview: The 20th Mini Print International
is a juried exhibition of prints no larger than
4”x4”. A maximum of Four (4) original prints in
any traditional or contemporary graphic process,
including computer generated prints, will be
accepted. Photographs are not admitted unless they
use an alternative process.
Kumi's earliest artists’ books were exhibited at the Center for Book Arts and the Metropolitan Museum in 1986. After an apprenticeship at Dieu Donné Papermill in 1987, she developed her own technique to create works using kozo fiber with inclusions of printed paper, cloth, threads, and pigmented linen pulp. studied architecture at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and has an MFA degree (1977) from Cornell University in print-making. Kumi received a fellowship at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in 1990 and has used intaglio printmaking for creating her unique visual world.
Mary Ellen Long
Mary Ellen has been a featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and has been an artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango creating outdoor environmental art for 9 years. Her book art has been placed in collections such as the Sackner Archive, MOMA Library, UCSD Special Collections, The Athenaeum in La Jolla, California and the National Museum for Women in the Arts Library. A recent retrospective “Journey of the Artist” was shown at Fort Lewis College Art Gallery in Durango, Colorado. Her environmental work has been seen in sculpture parks and conservancies in the U.S. and Canada. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. In 2008. she created a large work at the Denver Botanic Garden in Chatfield, CO. which reflected seasonal change. She continues to make indoor installations that involve environments of handmade paper, natural elements and book forms.
• Does the print have to be exactly 4" x 4"?
No, but the printed area needs to be 4"x4" or smaller (no side larger than 4 in. that's 10.16cm) The paper must be no larger than 5.75" x 5.75".
• Do I send in my original prints or a jpeg?
Send in your original prints by September 28th. Sending jpegs is optional if you want to provide us with material for publicity.
• What do you mean by Self Addressed Envelope and do I need to include one?
We need an envelope big enough to return your prints to you. We also need return postage to cover shipping them back.
• How do I know what the return shipping will be?
We use USPS and they have a handy shipping calculator at: https://postcalc.usps.com/
Arrival Deadline: September 28, 2018
Notification: October 12, 2018
Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 5-8pm EST
Exhibition duration: November 2, 2018-January 2019
If outside the US, entry fees can be submitted via Paypal below. Return shipping for Paypal users will be billed via Paypal for return of prints. US applicants follow application instructions for payment. See our Entry Fee via Paypal link on the MiniPrint website.