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This non-juried call is open to all local, national, and international artists of ALL experience levels.

DEADLINE: Confirm your participation by NOVEMBER 21, 2022

2019 Not So Mini Submissions

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Each year A/P hosts a print exchange and exhibition in conjunction with an exciting sale and silent auction fundraiser. 

The Not So Mini is among our most anticipated events of the year that:

  • Showcases the breadth and depth of printmaking by local, national, and international artists

  • Connects printmakers from all over the globe with A/P and each other

  • Raises vital funds to help sustain A/P's community programming

 

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2022 Not So Mini Submissions

About  the Not So Mini 
Who Should Participate?
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This opportunity is open to ALL artists working in print-based media from anywhere around the globe.

 

ALL experience levels (from beginner to expert), and ALL forms of print-based processes are welcome!

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About the Exchange:  

  • All participants submit an edition of ten 8"x10" prints

  • In return, each participant will receive 8 original prints from other participants, selected at random

  • A/P retains 2 prints from each edition to raise funds through a sale and silent auction fundraiser

Participation Details
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About the Exhibition 

  • One print from each edition will be included the 2022 Not So Mini Exhibition, which will be on display in A/P's Main Gallery from December 9 - 16, 2022

  • This exhibition will be publicly accessible to visitors within our hours of operation (10am- 8pm Wednesday, 10am-5pm Thursday to Saturday)

  • A/P will host an in-person closing reception on December 16 from 7 - 10pm which will include print sales, access to the online silent auction (see below), light refreshments, and a selection of hand-printed holiday items for sale!

About the Fundraiser

  • The 2 prints from each edition that are retained by A/P will be included in a silent auction and sale that will begin on Friday, December 9, and will close on Friday, December 16, 2022

  • To connect a broad local, national, and global audience to participating artists and their works, we will use an online auction and sales platform

  • A/P will set all prices and starting bids, which will be consistent for all artworks submitted

  • All funds raised from these print sales will support A/P's sustained community programming

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2022 Not So Mini Exhibition 

2022 Not So Mini Sale and Auction Site

How To Participate

STEP 1

 

To confirm your involvement, each participant MUST submit their online submission form, and pay their participation fees NO LATER THAN November 22, 2021:

→ Complete the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM HERE.

→ Process your submission fee.

This can be done in person (if you are local) or online via the Online Submission Form 

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  • Fee for A/P Members: $20 (CAD) per submission (to purchase or renew your A/P membership, click HERE)

  • Fee for non-members: $30 (CAD) per submission

  • Additional shipping fees will apply for submissions outside of Calgary/Mohkinstsis: 

    • An additional $10 (CAD) per submission will apply for submissions within Canada

    • An additional $25 (CAD) per submission will apply for international submissions

NOTE: Participants are able to submit more than one edition of ten (10) prints. A submission fee must be processed for EACH edition of ten (10) prints submitted.

 

*If you are facing financial barriers to participating, please reach out to director@albertaprintmakers.com

 

STEP 2

Prepare and package your edition of 10 prints that adhere to the following artwork guidelines:

 

Size:

  • Prints must be two dimensional with a total paper size that is UP TO BUT NOT EXCEEDING 8"X10"

  • There is no restriction on image size as long as it fits within the 8” x 10” paper size

 

Media:

  • ALL forms of PRINT-MEDIA are welcome including lithography, intaglio, relief, screenprint, monotype, and other expanded and mixed media practices in printmaking
     

Presentation:

  • Each print must be fully dry with glassine or tissue paper between each print, and all packaged in a protective manner to prevent artwork damage.
     

Theme/Subject Matter:

  • There is no theme for this exhibition and members are welcome to submit work of any theme or subject matter.*
     

*However, A/P reserves the right to exclude any work that promotes violence, hatred, or intolerance.
 

A/P is not responsible for prints that are damaged or lost in transport. Prints that do not fit these requirements, or are not suitable will not be returned.

STEP 3

 

Complete the ONLINE ARTWORK INFORMATION form no later than December 4, 2021. 

 

After submitting STEP 1, you will receive a link to an Online Artwork Information Form for you to provide us with the following:

  • Artwork Title, Medium, Paper/Substrate.

  • An uploaded image of your work to the following specification: 300dpi with 1500 pixels on the shortest side; no larger than 5MB.

A/P will be using your submitted image, as well as documentation of your submitted artwork to promote A/P, The Not So Mini Exhibition, and the Not So Mini Online Auction. A/P will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the artist is credited. By signing and submitting your application form, you permit A/P to use images of submitted artwork in print and/or electronic media for these purposes.

 STEP 4

 

Ensure that your edition is RECEIVED by A/P no later than DECEMBER 3, 2022.

 

MAILED ARTWORK MUST: 

  • Be postmarked no later than November 21, 2022

  • Be addressed to: 

Alberta Printmakers

P.O. Box 6821, Station D

Calgary, AB T2P 2E7

Due to potential postal delays, participants are encouraged to mail their submissions earlier if possible.

HAND-DELIVERED ARTWORK MUST:

  • Arrive at A/P no later than December 3, 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Be delivered to A/P during regular open hours: Wednesday from 10am - 8pm, Thursday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm. 

A/P's physical address is 4025 4th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W4

 

*We are here to support you. If you have questions about any of the above terms or conditions, please email director@albertaprintmakers.com

2022 Not So Mini Exhibition Reception 

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