North America’s largest international miniature print exhibition features 199 artists exhibiting 395 works
What: Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE)
Who: Print artists from more than 50 countries
When: Tuesday Feb. 12 to Friday 22, 2013. Opening reception Tuesday Feb. 12 starting at 3 p.m.
Where: FINA Gallery, Fine Arts Building, UBC’s Okanagan campus, 1148 Research Rd., Kelowna
Admission: Free and open to the public
The public is invited to UBC’s Okanagan campus to take in the Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE), a unique and exciting survey of original printmaking on a truly international scale.
This year’s collection, entitled BIMPE VII, features 199 artists from more than 50 countries exhibiting 395 small-scale works with images measuring no more than 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inches).
The diverse spectrum of concepts and images in miniature is open to all printmaking techniques from traditional line etching to contemporary digital processes.
Organized by the registered non-profit Society for Contemporary Works on Paper (SCWOP), BIMPE is held every two years in Vancouver. This is the first time since it began 15 years ago that the show has travelled to the Interior of BC.
The exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to appreciate the diversity of contemporary printmaking on a scale unmatched with traditional print exhibitions.
From hundreds of entries submitted by some of the best printmakers in the world, the artwork is selected by a jury panel of three accomplished printmakers who view each submission in the original.
BIMPE VII at UBC’s Okanagan campus is open to the public from Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the FINA Gallery in the Fine Arts Building. There is no admission charge.
For more information about BIMPE, visit http://www.newleafeditions.com/bimpe.
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