Ottawa, ON (April 22, 2014) The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) Gallery is pleased to host its fifth international biennale juried exhibition of miniature prints featuring print artists from 25 countries from around the world (12 countries in 2012). This year’s miniprint exhibition has hit a record with over 270 works, over 110 artists and 25 countries. The exhibition will run from April 24 to June 1, 2014, with the vernissage taking place on Thursday, April 24 from 5 to 8 pm at the OSA’s Main Campus Gallery, 35 George St.
Artists were asked to submit their small-format prints (maximum of 10 cm by 10 cm) for exhibition in the OSA’s main gallery, with artists working in any print medium, with only original artwork being exhibited. An invited jury, made up of Heather Anderson, curator at the Carleton University Art Gallery, Jean-Claude Bergeron, owner-director of the Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron (specializing in prints) and Christine Lalonde, associate curator of indigenous art at the National Gallery were asked to select five prize-winners in each of the categories.
We are pleased to announce the purchase prize winners for the Fifth International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition are: Gino Savino, Title: Garden IV, Best relief Print; Armelle Magnier, Title: La Rochelle Perdure, Best Intaglio Print; Adam Czech, Title: Phytia B, Best Lithography Print; Patrick McCue & Erik Jerezano, Title: Renovating Heaven, Best Screen Print; Robin Smith Peck, Title: Road Trip #1, Best New Media Print. The winning prints will be purchased by the OSA; the purchased prints will become part of the OSA’s permanent collection, with the winners having their entry fees waived for the sixth biennale International Miniature Print Exhibition in 2014, in addition to having their print shown prominently in the gallery and in the online catalogue at artottawa.ca.
Prints will be on display and for sale until June 1, 2014 at the OSA’s Main Gallery located at 35 George St. Admission to the OSA’s gallery spaces is always free and everyone is welcome. For more information about the Ottawa School of Art, please visit artottawa.ca.