Announcement of Winners: The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition TOMPE2022
Print London announces the winners of The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE2022), which took place at Satellite Project Space in London, ON from 17th to 27th August.
A national Open Call to professional artists for TOMPE2022 attracted nearly 250 submissions from across Canada. Artists were invited to submit up to four original miniature prints in any printmaking medium or combination of mediums (relief, etching, lithography, silkscreen, digital, 3-D prints) completed after 2020.
A panel of three Jurors selected 95 works by 60 artists to be shown in the exhibition.
A well-attended virtual live-stream Opening Reception was held on Saturday, 20th August on Zoom. A recording of this is available on Print London’s YouTube channel.
The Jurors presented cash awards to three winning artists for the following works:
Avebury, 2021, linocut on wood, polymer plate on vellum (text)
It’s a Book, 2022, linocut reduction plate
Untitled (Shard Series No. 1), 2022, drypoint with chine collé
Untitled (Shard Series No. 2), 2022, drypoint with chine collé
Untitled (Shard Series No. 3), 2022, drypoint with chine collé
Quiet Moments, 2022, relief prints, birch bark
Three Honourable Mentions were also awarded to:
CARLINA CHEN for Dundas-Queen, 2021, drypoint
JULIE MCINTYRE for Baggage, Music Room, and Stairway, 2020, woodcut with chine collé
IRINA SCHESTAKOWICH for Postcard from Away, No. 1, Postcard from Away, No. 2, Postcard from Away, No. 3, and Echo Yourself, 2022, monotype, drypoint
PANEL OF JURORS FOR TOMPE2022:
DAVID BOBIER, Media Artist, Curator, Founder and Director – VibraFusion Lab
CASSANDRA GETTY, Curator of Art, Museum London
JENN LAW, PhD, Artist and Co-founder and Editor of Arts + Letters Press
After the flux of the past two years, we jurors were delighted to be able to meet in person and select from an impressive array of submissions for TOMPE2022. This year’s unprecedented number of responses to Print London will culminate in an exhibition of works that are striking for their technical ingenuity and innovative in their exploration of materials and subject matter. Selections represent a range of print-based media, including intaglio, serigraphy, lithography, relief, monoprinting, book arts, digital processes, and computer 3-D printed work. We were inspired by the range of both representational and abstract approaches, as well as by more experimental and interactive pieces. The award-winning works include collaborative, interactive elements; demonstrate a creative use of media and materials; and exhibit exceptional technical skill and graphic sensibility. We are thrilled to include submissions from across Canada for the first time in Print London’s history, and congratulate all of the artists selected to participate in TOMPE2022.
Anne Abbass, Suzie Allen, Madeleine Avery, Kate Bailles, Louise Bariteau, Souleima Basha, Alison Bigg, Susan Cartwright, Erin Chapman, Carlina Chen, Sandie Collins, Carol Cooper, Sarah Cowley, Robert Creighton, Susan Cunningham, Lillianne Daigle, Drew Ellwood, Alysa-Beth Engel, Eric Euler, Randie Feil, Laurence Finet, Karen Fletcher, Bev Funnell, Fei Gao, Colette Gréco-Riddle, Jane Holbrook, Janet Horne Cozens, Heather Huston, Villia Maria Jefremovas, Lori Jensen-Brazier, Timothy Laurin, Lisa Leskien, Lorna Livey, Carol Mannas, Gosia Martyniak, Julie McIntyre, Lauren McKinley Renzetti, David Morrish, Mary O’Brien, Kurt Pammer, Liz Parkinson, Zane Pate, Walter Procska, Robert Quance, Agustin Rolando Rojas, Shira Ronn, Madeleine Rousseau, Christiane Roy, Irina Schestakowich, Nicole Schlosser, Jessica Semenoff, Cathy Senitt, Brianna Tosswill, Ann Unger, Terry Vatrt, Katie Webster, Ele Willoughby, Sylvia Wong, Amanda Wood, Leszek Wyczolkowski
A full colour 73-page Exhibition Catalogue has been published and can be obtained by visiting www.printlondon.ca
The Exhibition has been generously sponsored by MUSEUM LONDON, Satellite Project Space, Fanshawe College School of Design, and the London Arts Council through a City of London Community Arts Investment Program grant.
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 contact Joscelyn Gardner / Cindi Talbot
Tel: 226 374 9612