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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 20, 2023

2019 Not So Mini Submissions


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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2021 Not So Mini Submissions

About  the Not So Mini 
Who Should Participate?

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!

Installation detail of 2019 Not So Mini Exhibition

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 2023 Not So Mini Exhibition, which will be on display in A/P's Main Gallery from December 8 - 15, 2023

  • 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 Friday, December 15 from 7 - 10 pm (MST) 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 8, and will close on Friday, December 15, 2023

  • 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



To confirm your involvement, each participant MUST submit their online submission form, and pay their participation fees NO LATER THAN November 20, 2023:


→ 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 $17 (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



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



  • 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



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


  • 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.*

*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.



Complete the ONLINE ARTWORK INFORMATION form no later than November 27, 2023. 


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.



Ensure that your edition is RECEIVED by A/P no later than DECEMBER 2, 2023.



  • Be postmarked no later than November 20, 2023

  • 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.


  • Arrive at A/P no later than December 2, 2023 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

2021 Not So Mini Exhibition Reception 

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