Category Archives: Exhibitions & Events

Miniature Print Exhibition on the move!

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 14th Biennial International Miniature  Print Exhibition is now on display in the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Greenwich Arts Council is hosting the show from November 9, 2023 to January 4, 2024.

Greenwich Arts Council

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking inaugurated the Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition in 1997.  It truly is an international exhibition – this year 16 different countries were represented by 170 artists.  I am pleased to have my mini-print, abiding, as part of this traveling show.

abiding, T. Vatrt, 2022, intaglio

abiding, T. Vatrt

Greenwich Arts Council

 

14th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition

The 14th Biennial International Print Exhibition, hosted by the Center for Contemporary Printmaking , runs June 4 to August 20, 2023 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

This biennial is an international, juried exhibition.  All of the artworks in the show are no larger than four square inches.  (Yes!  Magnifying glasses are available to viewers.)

I hope the results of the 14th Biennial International Print Competition and Exhibition remind us all to stop and take time to look closer… says the juror, Dr. Ksenia Nourii, Gallery Director of the Art Students League of New York.  

I  am pleased  my piece, abiding, is in the show.  I’m honoured to show alongside many remarkable printmakers, including  Anne Desmet (UK) and Cleo Wilkinson (Australia.)

abiding, T. Vatrt, 2022, intaglio

abiding, T. Vatrt

It’s an extensive exhibition, with 217 artworks by 167 artists from 16 different countries.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut USA

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

The 14th Biennial International Print Exhibition is in the Grace Ross Shanley Gallery at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking.  The 19th century stone carriage house also hosts workshops, courses and artists’ studios in its extensive printmaking facilities in Mathews Park, Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

 

 

 

Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibition – April 2023

Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour and Exhibition

The spring Oak Bay Artists’ Tour and Exhibition is happening  April 22 and 23, 2023.  This brochure  lists all the artists participating.  You can plan a self-guided tour of  artists’ studios and the group exhibition space using this map.

My artwork is showing at the Monterey Centre.  It’s a mixture of new artworks and ‘treasures’ from the files.  Included are recent pieces, like my 3D paper sculpture, chiaro/scuro  and mini (mini!) print collages.

Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibition at the Monterey Centre (1442 Monterey Avenue) is Saturday April 22 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Sunday April 23 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

chiaro/scuro, T. Vatrt, 2023, (intaglio, chine collé, photo transparency, collagraph)

chiaro/scuro, T. Vatrt, 2023, (intaglio, chine collé, photo transparency, collagraph)

magic time, T. Vatrt, 2023 (intaglio, chine collé)

magic time, T. Vatrt, 2023 (intaglio, chine collé)

Connections at Dundarave Print Workshop

My artwork, grounded and free, was juried into the Connection exhibition at Dundarave Print Workshop in Vancouver, BC.  The show runs March 16 to April 2, 2023.

Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, BC

Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, BC

In 2021 Dundarave Print Workshop marked 50 years (!) of fine art printmaking.  It’s a great space, with a gallery showcasing artist-members’ works, and public viewing  of the print shop space.

Dundarave Print Workshop image

Dundarave Print Workshop image

I’m honoured to be included in Dundarave’s first ever open call / regional show.  View the exhibition at the printshop on Granville Island (1640 Johnson St.) Wednesdays to Sundays from 11am – 5 pm.

grounded and free, Terry Vatrt, 2022, (intaglio and collagraph)

grounded and free, Terry Vatrt, 2022, (intaglio and collagraph)

 

Tweed Magazine: connect

I’m honoured to be featured in the current edition of Tweed Magazine. You can read The ties that bind us: The art of interconnectedness in Tweed’s connect issue here.

Tweed: Oak Bay Living, Winer 2022/23 connect issue

Tweed: Oak Bay Living, Winer 2022/23

Many thanks to Sean McIntyre who asks thoughtful questions and listens carefully. His article is a remarkably cohesive reflection of my rambling thoughts and ideas. It was also a privilege to meet  Don Denton, the contributing photographer, and practising artist.  The images capture the subtle details of the artwork – not easy to do with printmaking work.  I’m grateful to  Susan Lundy, editor and writer, for including me in the connect  issue of Tweed magazine.

Tweed: Oak Bay Living, Winter 2022/23 connect issue

Tweed: Oak Bay Living, Winter 2022/23

 

Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibit – November 2022

Oak Bay Artists' Exhibit - November 2022

Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibit – November 2022

The November  Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibition is a hybrid of open studios at artists’ homes, and an exhibition space at the Monterey Centre.  Here’s a link to the brochure, listing all the participating artists.

The Art Caravan exhibition at the Monterey Recreation Centre  includes handcrafted notebooks and journals, photo and original art greeting cards, postcards, and bookmarks for sale.

Days of Christmas, greeting cards from original photo images, T. Vatrt

Days of Christmas, greeting cards from original photo images, T. Vatrt

Original prints, including recent mini print collages, are available.  Older works are also included.

touchstones, 1/1, 2022, T. Vatrt (collagraph, relief, chine collé) 8 x 10"

touchstones, 1/1, 2022, T. Vatrt

Sacred Ground, T. Vatrt, intaglio, embossing

Sacred Ground, T. Vatrt, intaglio, embossing

The exhibition at Monterey Center is Saturday, November 5  (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and Sunday, November 6 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Days of Christmas, greeting cards from original photo images, T. Vatrt

Days of Christmas, greeting cards from original photo images, T. Vatrt

International Biennial Print Exhibition: 2022 ROC

I’ve never been to Taiwan (have you?) but one of my artworks is juried into the  International Biennial Print Exhibition: 2022 ROC.   The show runs from August 27 to November 20, 2022 in the Dadun Cultural Center, Taichung City, Taiwan.  (It’s conveniently located next to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, in case you’re planning a visit.)

The International Biennial Print Exhibition began in 1983.  Here’s a link to images from the exhibition.  There are 180 artworks, from artists in 50 different countries.  A virtual catalogue of the exhibition is available here.  It’s an opportunity to see a diverse (and inspiring!) collection of contemporary printmaking.

I’m honoured to participate in the International Print Biennial: 2022.  My artwork,  before and after, here and now, is a 22 by 30 collage of original printmaking (intaglio, collagraph, embossing) and photographic (prints and transparencies) images.

"before and after, here and now" 2021, collagraph, intaglio, photography, photo transparency, embossing, 22x30"

“before and after, here and now” 2021, collagraph, intaglio, photography, photo transparency, embossing, 22×30″

Two themes, Risk Delight and Totem, are emerging in my artwork.  Re-examinging the piece, it seems before and after, here and now is a combination of the two series.

"before and after, here and now" (detail) 2021, collagraph, intaglio, photography, photo transparency, embossing, 22x30"

“before and after, here and now” (detail) 2021, collagraph, intaglio, photography, photo transparency, embossing, 22×30″

 

 

 

The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition

 

I’m happy to report three of my works are in The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition 2022 (TOMPE 22).  Sponsored and organized by Print London, the exhibition is on view August 17 -27, 2022 at Satellite Project Space at Western University in London, Ontario.

The maximum print size for this miniature print show  is 8 x 8 inches.  Interestingly enough, the submission call  also accepted 3D artworks, limited to 8 x 8 x 8 inches.    I enjoyed the challenge of creating a print-based sculpture.  thin places emerged from this suggested format.

thin places, 2022, 8 x 8 x 8 ins, intaglio, collagraph, chine collé, cord

thin places, 2022, 8 x 8 x 8 ins, intaglio, collagraph, chine collé, cord

thin places, 2022, 8 x 8 x 8 ins, intaglio, collagraph, chine collé, cord

thin places, 2022, 8 x 8 x 8 ins, intaglio, collagraph, chine collé, cord

thin places, 2022, 8 x 8 x 8 ins, intaglio, collagraph, chine collé, cord

thin places, 2022, 8 x 8 x 8 ins, intaglio, collagraph, chine collé, cord

A virtual opening is August 20, 2022 at 5 p.m. (EDT)  Many thanks to the jurors (David Bobbier, Casandra Getty and Jenn Law) and Print London for this opportunity.

 

The 5th New York International Print Exhibition

Two of my prints were juried into The New York International Print Exhibition.  The online exhibit runs June 15 – August 15, 2022 on the Manhattan Graphics Center website here.

Why not? T. Vatrt, 2022, (collagraph, coloured pencil, intaglio)

Why not? T. Vatrt, 2022, (collagraph, coloured pencil, intaglio)

John Morning, noted print artist and a founder of the International Print Center New York, juried the show.

grounded and free, T. Vatrt, 2022 (collagraph, intaglio)

grounded and free, T. Vatrt, 2022 (collagraph, intaglio)

The image size limitation for NYMPE is 9 square inches.  My miniature collages are created from previously printed artworks .   This self-imposed limitation of creating new work from older works is a continuation of the practice I adopted during the lockdown time of the pandemic restrictions.

 

Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibition & Sale – Spring 2022

Oak Bay Artists' Exhibition & Sale - Spring 2022

Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibition & Sale – Spring 2022

Twice a year, the community of Oak Bay has an art show and sale.  The Art Caravan display includes handcrafted notebooks and journals, photo and original art greeting cards, postcards, bookmarks.  Original prints, suitable for framing, are available.

Twenty artists are showing a wide variety of work. Paintings (acrylic, oil and watercolour), paper casting, mixed media, photography and ceramics are on display.

Oak Bay Artists' Exhibition and Sale, The Art Caravan, November 2021

Oak Bay Artists’ Exhibition and Sale, The Art Caravan

Print Austin 2022

January 14 – February 15, 2022 The Contemporary Print Print Austin

Big Medium is hosting The Contemporary Print for Print Austin’s annual juried exhibition. The juror for the show is John Hitchcock of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am thrilled – and relieved – that standing on their shoulders was chosen and made its way safely to Austin for the show! Here’s a link to the exhibition catalogue.

August 9 – 13, 2021 Colour & Texture @ahintofprint_

My first Instagram exhibition! It’s a great way to discover other printmakers and their work. Thanks to @santinamastrangelo_ and megneilart, the co-creators of A Hint of Print and the jurors for the show. Risk Delight is a collage of my original print work, including collagraph, intaglio, chine collé, and embossing.

@ahintofprint_, online exhibition

@ahintofprint_, online exhibition

Risk Delight, T. Vatrt, 22" x 30"

Risk Delight, T. Vatrt, 22″ x 30″

June 1 – July 31, 2021 UnEditioned Manhattan Graphics Center

UnEditioned is an international juried exhibition focusing on the unique print. It’s an online exhibition, juried by Katie Michel, founder and director of Planthouse Gallery. I am honoured that my piece, more to explore 3, is part of the show.

more to explore 3, Terry Vatrt, intaglio, chine collé, ink, coloured pencil (image: 8 x 10″; paper: 11 x 15″)

More information and images about Manhattan Graphics Center and the show are available this post.

 

April 9 – 18, 2021 Not Going to Buenos Aires

Not Going to Buenos Aires group art show postcard

Want to know more? You can read about it, and see more images, in these previous posts, here and here.