5th Biennial International FootPrint Exhibition at Center for Contemporary Printmaking




CCP FOOTPRINT WINNERS

Best in Show Award Winners: Left: Juha Tammenpää, Sundom, Finland, Gravity, Etching and aquatint and Right: Miriam Rudolph, Edmonton, Canada, Are You There?, Intaglio with chine collé

MEDIA ALERT: The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) in Norwalk, CT, announces the opening of the 5th Biennial FootPrint Exhibition on Sunday, June 5, 2016, with a reception and awards presentation from 2-5pm. This juried biennial print competition and exhibition is limited to works that measure exactly twelve inches by twelve inches, one square foot. The exhibition runs through August 28, 2016.

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) announces the opening of the 5th Biennial FootPrint Exhibition on Sunday, June 5, 2016, with a reception and awards presentation from 2-5pm. This juried biennial print competition and exhibition is limited to works that measure exactly twelve inches by twelve inches, one square foot. The exhibition runs through August 28, 2016. The FootPrint International is held every other year, alternating with CCP’s Biennial International Miniature Print Competition.

This year’s, Juror, Andrew Raftery, Professor of Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, reviewed 266 prints from 139 artists representing eighteen countries. Raftery selected eighty works by sixty-two artists representing sixteen states and fourteen countries.

Raftery remarked, “When I look at prints, I often remember a conversation I had a long time ago with Eugene Carroll, an art historian of the Italian Renaissance and print connoisseur, who observed, ‘Great prints always seem larger in our imaginations than their actual size.’” Raftery continues, “The prints selected for the exhibition are representational, some artists exploit pure mark-making to articulate an involving* visual world… I invite viewers to delve deeply in the worlds created by these artists on their FootPrints.”

Award winners and countries represented are as follows:
Best in Show Prize – Juka Tammenpää, Sundom, Finland
Best in Show Prize – Miriam Rudolph, Edmonton, Canada
2nd Prize – Cleo Wilkinson, Brisbane, Australia
3rd Prize – DeAnn Prosia, Newtown, CT

Laura G. Einstein, Executive Director said of the FootPrint Exhibition, “I am so pleased that Andrew Raftery joined us as Juror for the FootPrint exhibition. I enjoy this annual process of talented jurors selecting works of art uniting technical skill, artistic talent and compelling content in a one-square-foot-format. It is gratifying to see so many artists entering these international exhibitions whether FootPrint or Miniprint.”

Like all exhibitions at the Center, 5th Biennial FootPrint Exhibition is free and open to the public. Located in Norwalk’s historic Mathews Park, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the art of the print: intaglio, lithography, monotype, silkscreen, woodblock printing, paperworks, book arts, and digital arts. Housed in a 19th- century stone carriage house, this 5,000- square-foot historical landmark is located at 299 West Avenue in Mathews Park, in Norwalk, Connecticut. The CCP gallery and offices are open Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm. Closed Monday. The Grace Ross Shanley Gallery features acclaimed juried exhibitions throughout the year, and is handicapped accessible.

The CCP curriculum includes over 75 printmaking workshops per year. Artists who participate in the Artist-in-Residence Program have the opportunity to live and work in the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage, adjacent to the main building. Edition printing is offered by the CCP Master Printer and assistant printers on staff. For more information, please call 203-899-7999 or visit www.contemprints.org. The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is a member of the statewide Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of 18 world-class museums and historic sites, www.arttrail.org and is also a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, www.fcbuzz.org. and the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

Contact: Steven Steele Cawman
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Center for Contemporary Printmaking
299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850