The Center for Contemporary Printmaking located on 299 West Ave. in Norwalk is once again hosting the biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition in its galleries from June 4-August 27. The Gallery is open Tuesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wed. - Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday.
The highlight of this juried exhibition and competition is that all artwork is limited to works that are no more than four square inches or 25.8 square cm. in size. The purpose of this show is to encourage artists to explore the miniature print format. It is also an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from around the world. Since its inception in 1997, the competition has attracted entries by more than 1500 artists from around the world.
This year, the first prize winner is Dorothy Cochran from New Jersey, the second place winner is Michaela Winter from Germany and the third place winner is Christine S. Aaron from New York. For a complete list of award winning artists as well as artists accepted to display their work in this exhibition visit the website. This is truly an international show with works on display from artists living in: Denmark, China, Croatia, the U.K., Greece, France Ireland, to name a few, as well as many participants from the U.S.
This year, the Juror is Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spira earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and specializes in Early Modern German art, works on paper, and Reformation imagery. She has authored several articles and books, including: Daniel Hopfer and Early Etched Armor in Augsburg; Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance prints and drawings, 1475-1540 with Greg Jecmen; Dürer and Beyond: Central European drawings before 1700 in The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Stijn Alsteens; and The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor (2016). She is currently working on an exhibition about Renaissance etching.