7 Jun 2017

Competitions 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition

Manhattan Graphics CenterNew York, New York, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: August 5, 2017 – The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) announces its 3rd juried competition and exhibition devoted to miniature prints. Last year, 222 artists from over 30 countries submitted work to this exhibition, bringing together a diverse representation of the print world today.

The 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition will take place from October 28 – November 28 at our printmaking studio’s gallery with an opening reception during IFPDA Print Week in New York, October 26-29, 2017.


  • Entry deadline: Saturday | August 5, 2017
  • Jury notification: Friday | September 1, 2017
  • Deadline for accepted prints to arrive at MGC: Friday | October 13, 2017
  • Exhibition dates: October 26 – November 28, 2017
  • Opening reception: Saturday | October 28, 2017
  • Return of unsold work: December – January 2018

Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Prints and Illustrated Books, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
All funds will be paid in US dollars.

Purchase Purchase awards in the form of gift cards and/or merchandise are made from art supply retailers. The retailer presenting the award receives the selected print directly from MGC.

This year’s supporters include:
Awagami Paper Factory – 100 sheets of editioning papers worth $500
DaVinci Artist Supply – $150 Gift Card
Blick Art Materials – $100 Gift Card

All fine art printmaking mediums, including relief, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, and letterpress will be accepted. Prints must be hand-pulled. Only prints completed in the last three years will be accepted. Prints previously submitted to past years NYIMPE will not be accepted.

*Digital media, drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are NOT eligible. Only two-dimensional works will be accepted.


Paper Size:
Maximum 10 in (h) x 8 in (w) / 25.4 cm (h) x 20.3 cm (w)
Minimum paper size is 7 in (h) x 5 in (w) /17.7 cm (h) x 12.7 cm (w)

Image Size:
No larger than 9 square inches / 58 square centimeters
This translates to an image size of:
3 in x 3 in, or 2 in x 4.5 in
7.6 cm x 7.6 cm, or 5 cm x 11.4 cm

Different size configurations are acceptable as long as they do not exceed square inch/centimeter requirements.

Submit all entries via our online forms. Artists may submit up to 3 images for the entry fee. More than 3 images can be submitted for an additional fee per extra print. Upload image at 100% scale – 300 dpi, at its actual dimensions, cmyk format. If your work is accepted, the uploaded image will be used in the catalog.

Prints selected by the juror will be matted and framed by MGC and exhibited in the MGC gallery. Please note that photos must accurately represent the work you are submitting. Works that are not accurately represented will be disqualified.

All exhibited works must be for sale, with MGC retaining a 40% commission of the purchase price.

All artists will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by September 1, 2017.

Erica Criss, Program Manager

MGC’s studio includes a gallery space for member exhibitions (group and solo), for an annual juried show, and for exchange shows with other artists’ organization. Exhibition opportunities are also made at outside galleries and through exchanges with other printmaking organizations.

Manhattan Graphics Center
250 West 40 Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Printmaking Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 10 days.

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