11th Biennial International Miniature
Print Exhibition Opening Reception

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
2:00-5:00PM

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 33 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.”

Dorothy Cochran,  New Jersey, 1st Prize
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