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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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.