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At the AIMPE 2013, held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Awagami Factory, 598 participants from 39 countries submitted a total of 938 art works. The exhibition will be held at the old factory site, which has been renovated into the Inbe Art Space. All submitted works will be displayed, and it is hoped that a wide variety of artists will answer the call for works, which is open to both professionals and amateur artists.


1) This is a call for works that use washi, a newly appointed UNESCO intangible heritage item.

In 2014, "washi: craftsmanship of traditional Japanese handmade paper" was designated a UNESCO intangible heritage item. There are several hundred different kinds of washi manufactured around Japan. The washi used in submitted works may be of any quality and from any production area. Purchase some washi from a local vendor.


2) A total of 10,000 dollars in prize money as well as additional washi prizes are available to be won.

Grand Prize (1) 250,000 yen
Runner-Up Prize (1) 100,000 yen
Excellence Prizes (5) 50,000 yen
Awagami Factory Prizes (3) 30,000 yen
Plus ten artists will be awarded a sample pack of washi paper.
All winners will have their work purchased by a sponsor, and will be awarded an additional prize of 30,000 yen worth of washi from Awagami Factory.


3) All submissions will be exhibited.

All submissions will be exhibited in the Inbe Art Space.


4) Awagami printmaking paper sample packs are available by mail order for an affordable price. The first 500 participants to register will recieve a pack for free.

If there is nowhere to buy washi nearby, you can purchase an Awagami printmaking paper sample pack at an affordable price. Purchase one here:http://awagami.com/products/miniprint/
The first 500 participants registered will have an Awagami printmaking paper sample pack sent for free. This offer is on a first come first served basis, so if the paper hasn't arrived within one week of registration, this indicates that the limit has already been met. The sample pack will be sent without prior notification.

 

Exhibition 2015.10.10 (Sat.) - 2015.11.8 (Sun.)
Venue The Hall Awa Japanese Handmade Paper
Kawahigashi 141, Yamakawa-cho, Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima 779-3401
Entry Deadline 2015.5.1 (Fri.) - 2015.7.31 (Fri.)
Host Awagami Factory (AIMPE Office)
Cooperation Yoshinogawa City Chamber of Commerce, Awa Handmade Paper Industrial Cooperative, Fuji Paper Mills Cooperative
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Sponsors  

 

Jury

  • Chairman    Yoichi Fujimori (Director, Awagami Factory)
  • Member    
  • (names are listed in no particular order)

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