Monthly Archives: January 2012

11th International Print Exhibition and Exchange

Celebrating The Chinese New Year
Year of the DRAGON 2012
Another year has passed and it is time to welcome 2012!  It has become a tradition for many printmakers in our group to participate in an annual international print exhibition and exchange celebrating its corresponding Chinese New Year Zodiac sign!

Toronto’s PROOF Studio Gallery hosts this annual event.  This year will be the year of the dragon –  “an opportunity for printmakers from anywhere in the world to connect with each other by exhibiting their print interpretation of the zodiac sign of the DRAGON for the Chinese New Year 2012. In previous years artists from Switzerland, Australia, India, Guatemala, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Scotland, Hong Kong, the United States and Canada have participated in this exhibition and print exchange. Each artist creates a limited edition print using a traditional print technique such as etching, wood block, linoblock, embossing, lithographs, relief, silkscreen or mixed print media inspired in some way by the dragon. As always, the Year of the Dragon is both an exchange and a series of exhibitions. The first print is kept and used for the exhibition. The other prints are offered for sale or used for the exchange. For the exchange, you receive back other artists’ work and other artists get your prints.”

Where to see this fantastic show?

PROOF Studio Gallery is located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District: Studio 104, Case Goods Warehouse, Bldg. 74, 55 Mill Street.

Exhibition runs from January 26 – February 12, 2012

Their opening is on Saturday, January 28th from 2 – 5pm


The Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective will also organize a display showcasing our print contribitions at the Ottawa School of Art:

35 George Street

February 6 – March 5, 2012