The Graphic Artist Association of Lahti and Lahti Art Museum are pleased
to invite artists to participate in the International Miniprint Finland
2007, a miniature graphics triennial to be held 16 November 2007 to 3
February 2008. The deadline for the competition is May 15, 2007.
Miniprint Finland will be organized for the 6th time. It is an
exceptionally comprehensive and notable graphic arts presentation both
nationally and internationally. It has established its position among
miniature graphic art exhibitions and the interest for the event has been
constantly growing. The patron for the exhibition is Mrs Tarja Halonen,
President of the Republic of Finland.
An international jury will select the works to be exhibited and distribute
the prizes. The members of the Jury are graphic artist Sirje Eelma from
Estonia, graphic artist Lars Wikström from Sweden, one of the prize
winners of the 2004 Miniprint Triennial, graphic artist Johanna
Kiivaskoski representing the Association of Finnish Printmakers, curator
Maija-Riitta Kallio representing Lahti Art Museum and graphic artist Eija
Piironen representing The Graphic Artist Association of Lahti. The winners
of the Grand Prix prize of EUR 3,000 and two honorary prizes of EUR 1,500
will be published and the prizes awarded at the opening ceremony of the
exhibition in November 2007.
A full colour catalogue portraying the exhibited prints will accompany the
exhibition. The catalogue will be sold at Lahti Art Museum and in the shop
of the Graphic Artist Association of Lahti at Art Brewery.
About 800 artists from 61 countries sent nearly 2800 prints the 2004
Miniprint Triennial and 331 prints from 203 artists representing 34
countries were selected by the jury to be exhibited. The winner of the
Grand Prix was Kim Young-Hoon from the Republic of Korea.
The Graphic Artist Association has been responsible for the arrangements
of Miniprint Finland from the very beginning. Lahti Art Museum became a
partner in 1998. The sponsors of the event include the Finnish Ministry of
Education and the Alfred Kordelin Foundation.
For more information of the triennial see www.lahdentaidegraafikot.fi