Up next: BIMPE XI

The Society for Contemporary Works on Paper presents the eleventh edition of the Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition! 

2020 is a BIMPE year, so we’re getting ready for the next edition – BIMPE XI. 2020 is also Craft Year – a nation-wide celebration of contemporary craft in all its forms. To join the celebration, we will be hosting workshops, artist talks, and more. 

For now, submissions are open, and we are excited to receive our first entries already!

Take a look at the guidelines and application below to participate in BIMPE XI.

BIMPE XI update: opening postponed

Throughout the years, BIMPE has been known for its touring nature – visiting several galleries throughout Western Canada – an advantage provided by the ‘mini’ size of the works featured in the exhibition.

Unfortunately, several of the galleries BIMPE usually visits, are currently closed, without concrete reopening plans for the foreseeable future, due to concerns for safety in the current pandemic situation.

Because of this, we have made the decision to postpone BIMPE XI to January, 2021 – starting at the time when BIMPE would usually be visiting the third gallery.

We want to express our gratitude to all participants, who have been so patient and understanding as we all navigate slowly, but surely, in uncertain waters. We have had such great response from the art community and we certainly would not be able to move forward without that support.

The BIMPE Team

The Awagami Prize

We are excited to announce the return of The Awagami Prize for BIMPE XI! 

Awagami Paper Mills, committed to support contemporary printmaking, are donating 50 sheets of Awagami Editioning Paper for the winner, who will be chosen by our jury in May, 2020. 

Submissions are open for BIMPE X – Click HERE to see the guidelines and application form.

"Dream Tree" by Kayoko Moriyama | wood engraving | Winner of The Awagami Prize, BIMPE X, 2018

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BIMPE X at SNAP – Edmonton

BIMPE X left Kelowna and arrived to Edmonton right before the holidays! The mini-print show took a short break in December before its opening last Saturday, January 5th, 2019, at the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists.

BIMPE X will be on view at their gallery until January 19, 2019. This is the last venue the traveling show will visit before returning to Vancouver.


BIMPE X at FINA Gallery – UBC Okanagan Campus

On November, BIMPE X travelled with Peter all the way to Kelowna, to the third venue that hosts BIMPE – the FINA Gallery at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus.

A big thanks to Briar Craig, who coordinated BIMPE X at UBCO!

BIMPE is now half way to Edmonton, where it will be on view at SNAP.

BIMPE X at Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery

Last November, BIMPE X was on view at the Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery on Granville Island. Thank you to all the volunteers who took turns in helping set up and maintain the mini print show at their gallery!

Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery has been a long time supporter of BIMPE X and New Leaf Editions, and this year was no exception!

BIMPE X will then travel to UBC Okanagan Campus, where it will be up from November 5 to November 15.

BIMPE X Opening

Last Friday was the Opening Reception for BIMPE X at the Federation Gallery!

We had a great time, and even though Peter was feeling under the weather, he pulled through! Thanks to Peter for his dedication, without which BIMPE would not have happened for the last 20 years! 

Thank you to everyone who joined us to the party – it was great seeing everyone enjoying the prints and meeting some of the artists!  We got to see 1st place winner Masaaki Sugita, Opus Prize winner Vanessa Hall-Patch, Honourable Mention Kalli Kalde, and Yolaine Labelle. 


A big thanks to everyone, staff, volunteers, and friends, who helped set up everything for the opening! We appreciate every bit of cooperation. 

Thanks to Marsha for the lovely Ikebana arrangements displayed at the opening!

Thanks to the Federation Gallery for hosting the exhibition, and thanks to all the volunteers who donated their time for this exhibition to happen.

Thanks to our sponsors who supported the BIMPE X opening: V & J Plants, Liberty Wine Merchants, and Benton Fine Cheese.

A big thanks to our Prize Sponsors: Opus Art Supplies, Awagami Paper, and Gamblin Artists Colors.

Special thanks to the Craft Council of BC for their ongoing support in organizing BIMPE X.

Take a look at our gallery for more photos of the Opening Reception!

BIMPE X is live!

After overcoming many setbacks, BIMPE X is up and running!

This week we installed the exhibition on the first Gallery it visits – Federation Gallery in Granville Island. The Exhibition is up as of September 25, although our official Opening party will be today, Friday, September 28th.

After that, BIMPE X will stay one more week at the Federation Gallery and then head off to Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery. 

We’d like to thank all of you who helped us out with framing, setting up, hanging… and every single task necessary to make this opening happen!

Shout out to Tomoyo, Lisa, Doug, Raine, Margot, and Emily!

We hope to see you all tonight for our BIMPE party!




BIMPE X – September Update

September means BIMPE!

Slowly but surely, BIMPE X is getting closer to its opening – exciting!

We have just finished our BIMPE X Catalogue! This will include all selected prints that will be on display at all the galleries to which BIMPE travels. All accepted artists will receive their copy of the catalogue. Additionally, it will be up for sale at every different venue. 

The opening reception will be held on September 28th, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island. Join us for a night of nibbles, drinks, and PRINTS!






BIMPE X – July Update

As some of you may know, on June 27 someone broke into New Leaf Editions, the organizers of BIMPE. In turn,  the burglar broke a pipe which caused a flood in the building.

However, after these bumps in the road, BIMPE X is moving forward!

At the moment, BIMPE X prints are in the process of framing and preparation for the show in September. 

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of those who participated in the tenth edition of the BIMPE show! 

BIMPE will once again open at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver, BC, on September 25, 2018. The opening party will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018. 

The exhibition will then stop along Granville Island, Kelowna and Edmonton, Alberta. Learn more about each venue on the menu above.

Sit tight for the next updates!

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at info@newleafeditions.com.


Artist Talk: BIMPE X Jury

BIMPE is hosting an artist talk in celebration of our tenth anniversary exhibition!

Please join us on Thursday May 24th at: Carousel Theatre 1411 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7
From: 5:00PM-7:00PM

Our jury has agreed to share a bit about their work, artist practice, and print experience.

Annalise Gratovich graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from UT Austin in 2013. She is the Associate Director of Flatbed Press and Gallery in Austin, Texas.

Briar Craig has an MVA (Printmaking) from the U of A. He is a professor of studio art at the Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Michael Barnes received his MFA from the University of Iowa. He is an Associate Professor of Art and is the Printmaking Area Head for the School of Art at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois.

This event is open to the public and does not require a ticket, a $5.00 donation will be encouraged at the door.

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Awagami Paper Award

Our friends at Awagami Factory will be giving a paper prize to one BIMPE X applicant in support of contemporary printmaking. The award is 50 sheets of “Awagami Editioning” papers, (value at US $250.00) crafted exclusively at the Tokushima mill!
Awagami Factory


Hello all who participated in BIMPE IX:

First, I want to congratulate you all on your incredible prints that made BIMPE IX a fantastic success. The exhibitions at the Federation Gallery (Vancouver), Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery (Vancouver), UBC Okanagan Gallery (Kelowna), and SNAP (Edmonton) were very successful and garnered a lot of interest from both print enthusiasts and the general public. Many prints were sold to happy buyers! We at New Leaf are extremely pleased with how it all turned out and hope that you enjoyed being part of it.

We recently received the prints back from the final showing at SNAP and will be starting the labor intensive process of going through all the prints, invoices and receipts so that we can return prints, make out checks, and send catalogues. We hope to be mailing everything to you all in March. It’s just the two of us here so we appreciate your patience.

Please email us with any address changes as soon as possible:  info@newleafeditions.com

Thank you all so much for being part of BIMPE IX.