21st Mini Print Call for Entry

Cash Prize up to $500!

The 21st 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 artistically manipulated by a graphic process. We accept submissions from all artists internationally, 18 years or older.

To enter the exhibit, please fill out the 21st Mini Print International Submission Form.
(This will open in a new window in Google Forms)

Important Dates:

Arrival Deadline: September 28 , 2021
Selection Notification: October 6, 2021
Opening Reception: November 5, 2021, 5pm – 8pm EST
Exhibition duration: November 5, 2021 – January 14, 2022

Pricing:
• A $35 non-refundable entry fee for first submission must be included with application.
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A $5 fee is required for each additional submission.

Format:
• Maximum size of print must be 4” x 4” unmatted, unframed.
• Maximum size of paper must be 6” x 6”.

Uploading: 
• Photograph or scan your work.
• Print must be 1000 pixels on the longest edge.
• Name your files in the following format:

          LastName-FirstInitial_title-of-print (Example: Smith-J_funny-bird.jpg)

• Upload a .jpeg of your print to the Dropbox address link found in the 21st Mini Print Submission Form.

Shipping:
All prints must be submitted both digitally and by mail for judging. Prints should arrive by Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Work that does not arrive by the deadline will not be accepted. Up to ten (10) duplicates of your prints may be included for sale.

Items should be addressed to:

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center
330 E. State St. (MLK, Jr. St.) 2nd Floor
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
(607) 277-3884

Awards Juror: Dan Welden

Dan Welden has been a pioneer of alternative printmaking since 1970. Nationally and internationally recognized master printmaker, he was the first artist to initiate Solarplate and waterbased monotype workshops, placing him squarely in the vanguard of healthy and safe creative practice. 

Returns:

You may choose to donate your prints to the Ink Shop, or we will return them to you. If you choose to have your prints returned, please include self-addressed packaging for us to send your prints back to you. Return postage will be included with your application fee.

Return shipping fees are $5 to the United States and $16 internationally. Return packaging should be no larger than an A4 padded envelope and should have your return address written on it. Prints, including work that was not accepted, will be returned at the end of the exhibition.

Payment:
Fee for submission with return shipping cost will be included in your total.        

FAQs:

Does the print have to be exactly “4 x 4”?
No, but the printed area needs to be 4″x 4″ or smaller, no side larger than 4″ (10.16cm x 10.16cm) . The paper should be no larger than 6″ x 6″ or 15.24cm x 15.24cm. We may crop you image with your permission for the exhibit. If you are including a mat, the mat outside dimensions must be exactly 6″ x 6″ or 15.24cm x 15.24cm. We will mat and frame all works for display.

Do I send in original prints or a .jpeg?
We are asking for both your original prints and application forms by September 28.

Do I need to include a self-addressed envelope?
No, we will provide an envelope for return shipping.

How do I submit payment?
Entry fees should be submitted via PayPal on our website once you’ve submitted your entry form. Return shipping will be billed via PayPal for print returns. United Sates residents payments can also be mad by check. In-person payments can be check, cash or credit card.

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

Community Arts Partnership