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"Call for Artists: Artist-in-Residence Printmaking Program"
2008-01-17 until 2008-03-01
Nagasawa Art Park
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, ,
Nagasawa Art Park (NAP) Japanese woodblock printmaking program is open to international artists, print teachers and printmakers who wish to learn the Japanese waterbased printmaking technique. The artists not only enjoy a traditional Japanese lifestyle with the local people in Nagasawa village, but also have the opportunity to meet and work with other international artists during their residencies. Awaji City and NAP Committee facilitates a two month studio and residency at both Nagasawa and Umihira-no-sato for several participants every year. Several artists are selected every year by the NAP Committee. The Committee asks the artists to donate three of their print editions, from the three series of prints they produce while they are on the program, to Awaji City.
The village of Nagasawa is in Awaji City on a scenic hillside covered with rice terraces and dotted with farmhouses. Nagasawa Art Park (NAP) project started here in 1997 as a pilot scheme for the revitalization of the area. NAP Community provides studio spaces and a woodblock printmaking training program, with carving and printing masters, for artists from around the world.
Over the past 10 years, around 70 artists from 27 countries have participated in the program and donated over 210 different print artworks to the Awaji City collection. NAP of Awaji City is now well known as a self-development program for international art leaders, and also as one of the foremost collectors of contemporary waterbased woodblock prints.
For more information go to: www.endeavor.or.jp/nap.
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