Call for Submissions: OSA 9th International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition

Call for Submissions:
Ottawa School of Art’s 9th International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition

The Ottawa School of Art Byward Market Campus is organizing its 9th International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition that will run from March 30 to May 14, 2023.

Open to all professional artists; prints must be made with generally accepted graphic techniques and have been produced since January 1, 2020. The deadline for submitting works is February 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (EST) and submission entry fees must be received in order for work to be accepted. Non-refundable fees cover return postage of the prints, and are as follows:

  • $25 CDN, for the first work and;
  • $10 CDN for each additional work (4 artworks maximum)
  • OSA encourages payment through Eventbrite. Payment can also be made by Canadian or International money order, or International Bank Draft.
  • Maximum dimension of print image: 10 cm x 10 cm.
  • Maximum dimension of matrix, (paper, cloth, etc.): 20 cm x 20 cm.
  • Maximum dimension of plain white matt board, (“passe-partout”) and backing board: 25 cm x 25 cm.

Entry packages must include:

  • The completed entry form;
  • The works being presented to the jury;
  • The entry fees or Eventbrite payment confirmation page;
  • The artist’s résumé, (maximum 1 page);
  • A short statement about the work submitted, (maximum 75 words).

For more details: Please read the Full Conditions of Entry for the Ninth International Miniature Print Biennale Exhibition.

Learn more about the OSA, The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is Ottawa’s longest running Independent Art School. As a major charitable visual arts institution in the Ottawa-Gatineau/Eastern Ontario region, the OSA has been teaching art to everyone for over 50 years, and now offers courses at two campuses, and online. Its main location is housed in a heritage building at 35 George Street in the historic ByWard Market of Ottawa. As OSA’s primary campus, the ByWard Market location is in close proximity to several of the National Capital’s major cultural and educational institutions, and to many public/private galleries and artist-run centres. A second campus was established in 2009 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in the suburb of Orleans, while a third channel of studies was recently created through the necessity to pivot to online learning.

The OSA offers a wide range of specialized educational and general interest programming. All programming is studio-based and focuses on hands-on learning. The three-year Fine Arts Diploma leads OSA’s pedagogical program, hosting both Canadian and international students through an intensive studio-based curriculum. The one-year Portfolio Certificate is preparatory in nature and offers students the skills and understanding of what a professional portfolio contains, and how to present one’s ideas in an interview. The OSA also offers a vast selection of general interest courses for adults, children and teens, as well as summer and March Break Camp opportunities. All courses are taught by successful practicing visual artists, and are enriched with specialized and equipped studio facilities. Available to all students and staff, studio facilities include printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing. There is also an on-site Boutique in the ByWard Market campus that offers materials available for purchase by OSA students, as well as a wide selection of artwork by local artists and artisans available for purchase for the public.

The OSA’s programs also include the presentation and promotion of contemporary art. The professional galleries at the ByWard and Orleans campuses host solo and group exhibitions by local, national, and international artists that are selected through a peer reviewed jury process, as well as institution-based exhibitions such as the Grad Show and the Annual Holiday Art Sale. The OSA also runs an outreach program on site and in local communities, as well as artist talks and workshops led by visiting artists and artists-in-residence.

The Ottawa School of art Byward Market is Accessible with ramp access to enter, an accessible washroom, wide and unobstructed pathways within the interior, an elevator to access multiple levels and automatic doors at the entrance.

We look forward to receiving your artworks. Please feel free to email our Gallery Coordinator, Cathy Brake at with any questions.

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Image credits: Photos from Ottawa School of Art, 2018, 7th International Miniprint Exhibition.