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List of International Print Biennales and Triennales

Australia Belgium Bulgaria Canada
China Czechoslovakia Finland France
Gt.Britain Germany Iceland Italy
Japan Macedonia South Korea Poland
Russia Spain Switzerland USA
Slovenia Croatia Puerto Rico Estonia
Printworks thanks Peter Ford R.E. for his contribution to this list.


Brisbane Artists' Books and Multiples Fair '01 - '04 (also Hong Kong)
Contact (for next event)
Grahame Galleries + Editions,
P.O. Box 515,
Queensland, 4046,

This fair is mainly Australian but international participation is possible in the future. The concept of 'multiples' excludes editions of prints but includes all kinds of two or three-dimensional items produced in large or unlimited editions.This biennial event is unique in Australia, and attracts artists, publishers of artists' books and multiples, and art book publishers.
The Lost and Found Artists' Book
International collaborative artwork between ten artists who answer to a common theme was displayed at 4th Artists’ Books + Multiples Fair held at the School of Arts in Brisbane from October 11 to 14, 2001.


Les Amis du Musee Rops
Concours international de Gravure
12 rue Fumal
5000 Namur, Belgium

Click here for more info

Petit Format de Papier (Biennal of Small Prints)
Cuts des Sarts, Couvin
By invitation only.

Internationale de Gravure Eumpeene Contemporaine
Musee de Beaux Arts de Ia Vi lie de Liege
Parc de Ia Boverie
4000 Liege, Belgium

Rotariale. European Biennal for Graphic Art competition.
Eric Wieme,
Sportstraat 57 box 18
B-8400 Ostend
Open to all techniques except photoraphy and to all residents of the EU.International

Biennial of Small Graphic Form, Exlibris Competition,
Internationaal Exlibriscentrum (Stedelijke Musea),
Regentiestraat 61-63,
B- 9100 Sint- Niklaas,
Tel: 00/32/3/777.29.42
Fax: 00/32/3/766.50.57


Gabrovo International Biennale of Humour and Satire in the Arts
Contact: The House of Humour and Satire,
P.O. Box 104,

Exhibition includes drawings and graphics as well as prints. (maximum size limit of 700 x 1000 mm). Selected work is exhibited for sale with a 20% commission deducted.

International Print Biennale
65 Lenin Blvd, 9000 Varna


The BIMPE (Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition)
BIMPE IV (deadline April 30th 2006)
c/o New Leaf Editions
1370 Cartwright Street
Vancouver BC, CANADA
V6H 3R8


National Biennial of Contemporary Prints - Jun 16 to Sep 3, 2006

Address: 864, rue des Ursulines Trois-Rivieres
Québec, Canada
Telephone 1 819 691-0829
Site web :

Biennale internationale d'art miniature
Salle Augustin-Chenier
9, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
C.P. 249
Ville-Marie, Quebec
Canada J0Z 3W0

The 1996 version of this biennale has just opened - it's the third one they've done. There were over 900 works submitted from 23 countries.
See report of exhibition. English - Fancais


Republic of China (Taiwan)
12th International Print Biennial ROC
Submission Department
12th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
No. 2, Sec. 1, Wu-chuan W. Rd.
Taichung 403
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886 4 2372-3552 ext. 633 or 314
Fax: 886 4 2375-4730
Entry is open to print and drawing artists from around the world.Entry forms may be downloaded and printed directly from or

15 April 2006 – Deadline of submissions
Late May 2006 – Notification of preliminary results
Late June 2006 – Notification of final results
August 2006 – Exhibition opening3 sections - open international, invited international and historical Chinese woodcuts.


International exhibition of Ex-libris Juraj Klovic
CROATIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC ARTISTS RIJEKA, Korzo 22, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia, tel/fax (385) 51 33 24 94.
Project supervisor: Josip Butkovt
Exhibition rules


International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno,
Moravska galerie,
Husova 18,
66226 Brno,
Czech Republic.
Tel: 0042 -5 422 11464 or 0042-5 422 15112
Fax: 0042-5 422 15758

Exhibition of Illustration, typography and type in books and editorials (1986, 2000). Exhibition of poster, corporate identity and advertising graphics (1998,2002). Open and invited sections.


14th Tallinn Print Triennial
Political and Poetical
17 October – 27 November 2007
Kumu Art Museum
Tallinn Art Hall
Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall
Tallinn City Gallery  

Entry forms with slides (DEADLINE: 2 April 2007)
For more info e-mail and links click here.

For more information contact:
Mrs. Mare Pedanik – Secretary of the Triennial

ph. (+372) 602 6022; fax: (372) 602 6002; e-mail:
and for further information see


4th International Triennial of Graphic Art by Young Artists
Vaasan Taidegraafikot, PL 229, 65101 Vaasa


Trace Biennale of Engraving
Trace Association of Engravers
54 rue Daguerre, Paris 75014
Open entry for copperplate and wood engravings.


Digital Arts '98 - The Digital Print Award
PO Box 8113,
Upper Norwood,
London SE19 1ZA.UK.
More information and entry forms also on the DPA '98 web-site:

1st Northern Ireland International Small Print Exhibition
Venue: The Townhouse Gallery
125 Great Victoria Street
Belfast BT2 7AH
Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 (0) 1232 311798 Fax: +44 (0) 1232 236458
Click here for more info

The 3rd British International Miniature Print Exhibition
13 Cotswold Road,
Bristol BS3 4NX
Telephone/fax; 0117 987 2647 (International: +44 (0)117 987 2647)
The dead line has passed for this exhibition. Contact the above address for future events.

+M2 - The Large Print Show
Wolsey Art Gallery
Christchurch Mansion
Ipswich 1P4 2BE
Tel: +44 (0) 1473 253246

Contact above address (for next event)

ArCade II
The Second Open International Exhibition of Electronic Prints.

University of Brighton,
Centre for Computers and Creative work,
Faculty of Art, Design,
Grand Parade,
Brighton, BN2 2JY
Tel: 44 (0) 1273 643119 Fax : 44 (0) 1273 643119
Contact above address (for next event)


lntergraflk Triennale of Engaged Graphic Art
Triennale engagierter Grafik, Berlin
International Grafik Triennale,
Frechen Kunstverein zu Frechen,
Johann-Schnitz Platz,
9-M. Postfach 1564, 5020
Open entry

The Biennial of European Graphic Art
Heidelberg Sophienstrasse 3,
D-6900 Heidelberg
Invitation only.

Kunst Aktuell" 6th International Open Art Contest


The Icelandic Printmakers’ Association
Tryggvagata 15
Po.Box 857 121 Reykjavík. Iceland


Premio Internazionale Biella per l'lncisione
Via Torino 56,13051 Biella
Invitation only.


International Independent Exhibition of Prints - Kanagawa
Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery,
3 - 1 Yamashita-cho,
Japan T231
Open entry.
Exhibition details

Osaka Triennale
Osaka Triennale Bureau, Osaka Foundation of Cultire,
c/o Osaka Contemporary Art Center,
Sumitomo Nakanoshima Bldg,
5th floor,
3-2-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku,
Osaka 530.
Fax (81)-6-447-7954
Open competition held each year with a different medium sculpture, painting and printmaking -1996 is painting.


Bitola The International Triennial of Graphic Art
The Art Gallery,
Tel: (+389 97) 35 387;21 915
Fax (097) 35 292
Opens 30 May 1997. This historic town has hosted an exhibition of Graphic Art since 1967. In 1984 the event became international. Prints, in all techniques but not monotype.
Dead line for submission 15 December 1996.

South Korea

Seoul International Print Blennale
Promotions Department,
The Dong-A Ilbo,
PO box 307,
Kwang Wha Moon,
Open entry.

International Miniature Print Blennale
Space Group Korea,
219 Wonseo-Dong,
Open entry.

Puerto Rico

Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena
PO Box 9024184
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-4184
For Latin American artist and artist living in Latin American counties. Dead line August 13, 1997

For more information contact:
Haydee Landing -
(Member of the Organizing Commission and printmaker.)
982 Madrid St, Apt. 1,
Santa Rita,
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 00925
Phoen / Fax 787 765-1384


Cracow Triennale 1997
27 Jun. - 30 Sept. 1997.
International Print Triennial Society
ul. Dunajewskiego 2/6
31-133 Cracow,
Tel: +48 12 / 22 19 03, Tel/Fax: +48 12 / 21 71 23
There are four regular exhibitions in Cracow:

  1. International Print Triennial - Cracow.
  2. International Triennial Colour in Graphic Art - Torun.
  3. Intergrafia - World Award Winners Gallery - Katowice.
  4. Mini Triennial Continents - Jelenia Gara.

The dead line for the open section of Triennia 97 was 31st July 1996 by slides. Contact above address (for next event)
Phone/fax or write for application forms. Works in any print medium are eligible - etching, lithography, woodcut, screen print etc.
Also mixed techniques - monotype, collage as well as computer media. This is probably the world's largest and most celebrated assembly of recentinternational printmaking; there are exhibitions in different locations as well as the main one in Cracow.

Lodz Male Formy Grafiki / Small Graphic Forms
17 Jun. - 30 Sept.
Contact (for next bienniale) Galeria Sztuki,
Ul. Wolczanska 31,
Lodz 90-607,
This is an international, high quality, biennial exhibition of prints - maximum image size 12 cm x 15 cm; there is a catalogue. Open entry.

Malbork 16th International Biennial Exhibition of Modern Ex Libris
1 Jun - 30 Sept. 1996.
Contact (for the 1998 Biennale) Mariusz Mierzwinski, - Director,
Malbork Castle Museum,
82 - 200 Malbork,

This juried show is held in historic Malbork Castle; there is an illustrated catalogue.

Majdanek, Vth International Art Triennale, Majdanek, '97
8 - 30 Sept. 1997.
Contact (for entry forms)
The Sekretariat,
V Miedzynarodowego Triennale Sztuki,
Majdanek '97,
Droga Meczennikow Majdanka 67,
20 325 Lublin,

Majdanek is the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, comparable to Auschwitz. This triennale is open for two dimensional works in any form of graphic art, prints, drawings or photography made between 1994 and 1996. Submissions should be compatible with the general ideal of the exhibition: 'to promote education based on the ideas of peace and on the coexistence of cultures and to propound internationaldialogue ...' The State Museum at Majdanek houses a collection chosen from the fourprevious exhibitions. Up to four works may be submitted, not larger than 100 x 70 cm. The deadline for the arrival of works in Poland: was 30 Sept. 1996. Contact above address (for next event)
(Peter Ford is jury member)


The 4th International Biannual of Easel Graphics Kaliningrad-Konigsberg
'96', 15 Sept. - 31 Oct. 1996.

This is an enormous selected exhibition of recent prints and water-based paintings on paper by artists from all parts of the former Soviet Union. 'International' in the title refers to the now independent states of the CIS. There will be a conference on the current state of fine-art printmaking at the start of the Biennale.


Mercedes Barbera
President ADOGI
Apartado de Correos 9319
08080 Barcelona

Contact the above address for entry forms for the 1999   exhibition For more information click here

IV International Biennial Engraving 1996
Caja de Ahorros Provincial de Orense
Departamento de Obra Social
Av. de Pontevedra,9
32005 Orense

Deadline for 1996 has now passed. Write to above address for next event.


International Triennial of Original Graphic Prints
Kunstgesellschaff Grenchen,
Postfach 341,
CH-2540 Grenchen
Open entry

Xylon 13th International Triennial Exhibition of Relief Printing
Jan. - Mar. 1997
Contact for the 14th Triennial, 1999
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur,
Kirchplatz 14,
CH-8400 Winterthur
All techniques including mixed processes.
This exhibition is organized by The Association of Wood Engravers Xylon International and The Winterthur Museum of Arts and Crafts.


Expressions Graphics first Small Print

149 Harrison St., Oak
Park, IL 60304
Click here for more info

The Davidson Gallery International Juried Mezzotint Exhibition in August 1998.
The Davidson Gallery
313 Occidental Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone (206) 624-1324
Fax (206) 624-4588

LAPS 15th National
c/o Roxanne Sexauer, Associate Professor
Art Department
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-3501
Tel: (562) 985-7866

Click here for more info

Portland Intentional Print Exhibition
Contact: Gordon Gilkey,
Portland Art Museum,
1219 SW Park Avenue,
Portland Oregon 97205-2486.

This exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, will comprise approximately 300 works chosen from an international slide submission. The show may tour within the US until the winter of 1998.

Norwalk International Miniature Print Competition
Contact: Andrew Stasik,
Exhibition Director,
Connecticut Graphic Arts Center,
299 West Avenue,
CT 06850.

This show has a maximum area limit of four sq in (matchbox size). Two works may be submitted with a handling fee of $15, deadline for entries is 15 January 1997.

The Best of Printmaking
Rockport Publishers
146 Granite Street
Massachusetts 01966
Tel: 508 546-9590
Fax: 508 546-7141

A new, full-colour book that will showcase the work of printmakers from around the world. The best 250 entries will be selected for publication all traditional printmaking media including monotype, monoprint, and photographic and digital computer printmaking. (photography is not eligible) Deadline: was November 15, 1996.

71st Annual Printmaking Competition
Slide deadline for 1996 has passed. Contact (for next event)
The Print Centre
1614 Latimer Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone/Fax 215-735-6090

Slop's Supermarket
Art as commodity as Art
Decoration as Function...
Looking as tasting...
Submit your work via slide, Macintosh file, or video.
For a prospectus send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Slop's Supermarket
33 University Square #109
Madison, WI 53715

For details go to The Slop Web Site.

Honolulu Printmakers: Turning the Page
Contact (for the next exhibition)
Honolulu Priutmakers,
1111 Victoria Street,
Hawaii, 96814,

This was an international book arts exhibition

Annual Printmaking Competition
The Print Centre
1614 Latimer Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103,
Phone/Fax 215-735-6090


26th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
June 23-Oct 02, 2005
International Centre of Graphic Art
Ljubljana 1000,
Pod turnom 3,
Grad Tivoli
tel: 386 61 126 52 40
fax: 386 61 219 752

1998 World Print Festival
organized by AGART Art Association.
Cankarjeva 10
1000 Ljubljana
Click here for more info


Graphics Art Biennale, Dry
Point, Uzice.

For info and entry from visit our WEB site at:
The 7th Biennale took place in May 24 - June 29, 2005..

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