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III International Mini Print Cantabria

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Event History

International Mini Print Cantabria is a proposal of SM Pro Art Circle. Our passion for printmaking and especially for the format, our desire to make contemporary artists from around the world converge in an exhibition in our land and that our people have the possibility to enjoy it, have made us to develop it and work to incorporate Cantabria to the international Mini Print circuit. In 2018 we proposed to the Port Authority of Santander (Cantabria - Spain), councilor of the Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center, the joint realization of the first edition of the Mini Print Biennial under the postulate "The Sea and the Lighthouses", in the context of Impact 10 - Encuentro, International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference that we organized in the city of Santander. Although it was born as a Biennial, the immediate success of the call, the excellence of the artworks presented and the wonderful reception of the local public, led us to transform it into an annual event, in which the world of printmaking meets in Santander guided by the light of its most emblematic Lighthouse, the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse.

What Makes this event different?

Starting in 2019 and again together with the Port Authority of Santander, we began to travel the path of making the International Mini Print Cantabria bigger and more ecumenical year after year. The second edition far exceeded the records of the first. The jury selected 446 magnificent artworks by 196 artists from 34 countries, from around the world. The exhibition of these artworks has been enjoyed by 19,872 spectators. The inhabitants of Santander have supported and toured the exhibition and the number of visitors has grown considerably due to the huge number of tourists who have seen and enjoyed it. Mini Print Internacional Cantabria has become a cultural offer for international and from other cities in Spain tourists, who visit Cantabria every summer. Our challenge will be to continue growing so that more and more artists, from all over the world, participate and their works can be enjoyed by more visitors every year. In addition, and since the funds of the Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center have grown thanks to the huge number of artists who have decided, in both editions, to donate their works, it is that we propose, together with the Port Authority of Santander, to exhibit these funds in other spaces in Spain and in other places of the world.

Copyright Policy

The artists maintain copyright ownership

Bases of the III International Mini Print Cantabria: The Sea and the Lighthouses.
SM Pro Art Circle and the Port Authority of Santander call to the III Mini Print International Cantabria, The Sea and the Lighthouses.
About artworks:
The Award is open to all printmaking disciplines, admitting digital printed artwork and monotype as well.
The general theme is The Sea and the Lighthouses, but this does not imply that the artwork must be figurative. All kinds of aesthetic languages are admitted.
The image and the paper must not exceed 20 x 20 cm. (7,8” x 7,8”)
There is no minimum image or paper size.
Artwork/s must be without mat, frame or glass.
You can submit up to 3 artworks 
The jury of selection and awarding of the artworks will be formed by a representative of Culture of the Port Authority, a representative of SM Pro Art and, at least, one guest artist.
The decision of the jury will be unappealable and notified to the artists by email and published on the website: www.MiniPrintCantabria.es 
The jury will meet and assess all the works received physically and will select, in the first instance, the works participating in the exhibition.
In a next step they will choose, among all those selected artworks, the three main awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd).
Once this choice has been made, a special prize for the artwork of an artist from the Community of Cantabria will be chosen from among the participants who meet the requirement of being born or being residents of Cantabria. This award aims to support the practice of graphic arts among artists from Cantabria.
Finally will be selected the three special mentions.
The following prizes will be awarded:
1st Prize:  € 4000.-
2nd Prize: € 1500.-
3rd Prize:  € 500.-
Mar Cantábrico Special Award: € 500.- This prize will be awarded to a work by an artist from Cantabria.
The artist born and / or current resident in the territory of Cantabria will be recognized as such.
The awarded artworks will become part of the Heritage of the Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center.
The prizes will be transferred to the artists to a bank account that they indicate in a timely manner.
The jury will also grant three Special Mentions.
• Online registration and sending the pieces by certified mail: by July 15, 2020
 The postage stamp must prove that they were sent before July 15, 2020
• Selection of artworks: between August 1 to 10, 2020
• Awards: between August 15 to 20, 2020
• Exhibition: From August 14 to December 31, 2020
Participation fee:
The participation fee is:
• Residents in Spain:
€ 55.- Return, by certified mail, included or,
€ 35.- No Return (donation or destruction)
• Non-residents in Spain:
€ 65.- Return,  by certified mail, included or,
€ 45.- No Return (donation or destruction)
Exhibition of the artworks:
The exhibition of selected artworks will be held in the rooms of the Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center in Santander, Cantabria, Spain from August 14 to December 31, 2020.
A digital catalogue will be published with the selected and awarded artworks, which will be sent by email to the participating artists. The data and images will be taken from the registration form.


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