20th Mini Print International Exhibit

Call for Entries

Arrival Deadline September 28, 2018!

Miniprint Application PDF

Opening Reception, Friday, November 2, 2018
Exhibition Duration,  November 2, 2018-Jan, 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

If outside the US, entry fees can be submitted by Credit Card via Paypal below. Return shipping for Paypal users will be billed via Paypal for return of prints. US applicants follow application instructions for payment.

Etry fee via PayPal

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 are computer manipulated.

The Exhibition has been held bi-annually since 1985 and was founded and directed by Bev McLean who saught to challenge artists and provide an affordable form in which international art could be brought together. The exhibitions have toured throughout the US and abroad. The Ink Shop was a host of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th exhibits and is now organizing the 20th and following exhibits.
Information on past Mini Print International Exhibits.


  • 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 7th. 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.

Arrival Deadline: September 28, 2018
Notification: October 12, 2018
Opening Reception: November 2, 2018, 5-8pm EST
Exhibition duration: November 2, 2018-Jan 2019

Click here to download the application.

Kumi Korf 
born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied architecture at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. Her MFA degree (1977) is from Cornell University, in print-making. Her 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. 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  A multi-media artist, she exhibits throughout the wide world of art. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. 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.

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