Marja-Leena Rathje
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BIMPE VI exhibition


Design: Cloe Aigner, Print: "Bite your Tongue", by Jen McGowan, Intaglio

Everyone is invited to the opening for The Sixth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE) on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 6 to 9 pm. at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC.

As the BIMPE site explains:
The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE) is held every two years in Vancouver, British Columbia. This exhibition is a showcase for small scale works measuring no more than 15cm × 10cm, and is open to images made using all printmaking techniques from traditional line etching to contemporary digital processes.

I'm very pleased to have my work chosen along with that by numerous (about 200?!) other artists from around the world - check the list. Many of the names are known to me, a few I know personally such as the artist whose delightful print was chosen for the invitation above. As I've mentioned before, I rarely do small works so this year it was a timely opportunity for me to support this local biennial of prints.

This exhibition will be at the Federation Gallery until the end of September, then moves for the month of October to Dundarave Print Workshop, also located on Granville Island. In November, it travels to Edmonton's SNAP Gallery. Check out further details here by clicking on the text to view it larger.

Hope to see you there on Saturday!


Beaucoup de beaucoup de félicitations! See? I picked up a little as we made our wild ride through Quebec :-)

Wish I could be there, too.. Congratulation and good luck for the exhibit!
Ps You have got an award in my blog!

Congrats, Marja-Leena! I love the poster, and hope you'll post more pictures from the exhibition!

Congratulations, Marja-Leena! Hope the exhibition goes well and you have lots of fun.

Suan, thanks, I love getting felicitations in French! I wonder if you'll have an opportunity to practice it in Halifax?

Leena, you make prints too, so maybe you can apply to the next BIMPE? Thanks so much for the award!

Beth, the poster is indeed marvelous. I do hope to get some photos at the opening though it might be very crowded! BIMPE has in the past put up the works online for awhile, I hope they will do so again, and of course there is a catalogue.

Leslee, thanks, it should be fun though crowded as I said.