Announcement of Winners: The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition TOMPE2020

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Print London announces the winners of The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE2020).

EXHIBITION LOCATION:
Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
N6A 1G1

DATES: 29 July – 15 August

Gallery hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 12 noon – 7pm.
Saturday, 12 noon – 5pm.
Please note that only 3 visitors will be admitted to the gallery at a time.

An Open Call to professional Ontario-based artists for TOMPE2020 attracted 146 submissions from across Ontario. Artists were invited to submit up to four original miniature prints in any printmaking medium or combination of mediums (relief, etching, lithography, silkscreen, digital, 3D prints) completed after 2017.

A panel of three Jurors selected 81 works to be shown in the exhibition.

A virtual live-stream Opening Reception was held on Wednesday, 5th August on Zoom with over 200 attendees. The Jurors presented cash awards to the winning entries as follows:

First Prize:
KAREN FLETCHER
Finding Aphrodite I, 2019, etching

Second Prize:
COLETTE RIDDLE
Random Order, 2020, etching

Third Prize:
ANDREW MOORE
Leviathan, 2020, wood engraving

Five Honourable Mentions were also awarded to:
SUSAN CARTWRIGHT, Peanut II, 2019, reduction lino print
ROBERT CREIGHTON, Return from Punt #3, 2020, mixed intaglio with chine collé
BEV FUNNELL, Signs of Life #1, 2020, collagraph with stitching mounted on panel
ZANE PATE, Milk from Mars, 2019, screen print
CATHY SENITT, GIC, 2018, etching, aquatint, drypoint, collagraph, watercolour, shifu

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KAREN FLETCHER
Finding Aphrodite 1

PANEL OF JURORS FOR TOMPE2020:
HELEN GREGORY, PhD, Curator, McIntosh Gallery
LIBBY HAGUE, Independent Artist
ANDREW KEAR, Head of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs, Museum London

Jurors’ Statement: This year the jurors of The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition gathered remotely to assess and select the submissions for the exhibition. The jurors were impressed by the range of subjects explored by the artists, especially on highly topical themes including social interaction, mental health, homelessness, and climate change. The submissions also displayed great facility overall, and a diverse and innovative cross-section of techniques and materials, from wood engraving to 3D printing, vitreography to pochoir. The jurors took extra care in making their final selection given the highly tactile nature of printmaking and the challenges presented by the virtual nature of the submissions as necessitated by the Covid-19 situation. Of the 146 works submitted, the jurors selected 81 for exhibition and awarded first, second, and third prizes, along with 5 honourary mentions. Congratulations to all of the artists selected to participate in TOMPE2020.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
Anne Abbass, Brett Barmby, Angelica Brzyska, Susan Cartwright, Sandie Collins, Carol Cooper, Sarah Cowley, Robert Creighton, Ian Mitchell Dodds, Peter Dolan, Drew Ellwood, Alysa-Beth Engel, Laurence Finet, Karen Fletcher, Elizabeth Forrest, Brenda Fuhrman, Bev Funnell, Phyllis Gordon, Jen Hamilton, Jessica Hiemstra, Astrid Ho, Jane Holbrook, Lori Jensen-Brazier, Jesika Joy, Kathleen Kelly, Alexander McMillan, Gosia Martyniak, Andrew Moore, Judy Odegaard, Zane Pate, Lauren Renzetti, Colette Riddle, Madeleine Rousseau, Joe Ryan, St. Marie φ Walker, Cathy Senitt, Kate Short, Jerry Silverberg, Roger Sutcliffe, Jacqueline Tourigny, Ann Unger, Patricia Vega, Katie Webster

A full colour 58 page Exhibition Catalogue has been published online and can be downloaded at http://printlondon.ca

The Exhibition has been generously sponsored by MUSEUM LONDON, Satellite Project Space, and Fanshawe College School of Design.

PRINT LONDON is a collective of professional London-based visual artists whose practices embrace traditional and contemporary print media and the multiple. We aim to stimulate printmaking in the region through promoting the discussion, production, dissemination and exhibition of print media and working towards establishing a print center in London.


For further information, please visit www.printlondon.ca
or contact Joscelyn Gardner at print.london.on@gmail.com
226.374.9612

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