Welcome to the Qijiang International Print Festival 2011
CHONGQING ARTISTS' ASSOCIATION
in Qijiang, South West China, is pleased to announce an open call for artists' prints for an International Print Exhibition 2011 as part of the 3rd Qijiang International Print Festival. The festival will include a show of over 100 Chinese and International prints in the Qijiang Farmers’ Printmaking Institute Exhibition Hall.
Extensive media coverage and celebrity performances at the opening ceremony; satellite exhibitions including a folk art fair, exhibition of prints and the city, and the Qijiang Farmer's Print show; an invitation for 100 Chinese and International artists to sketch Qijiang; and a print symposium are planned for this event. There will also be the official opening of the Qijiang Arts village.
A full catalogue of all successful works will be published in conjunction with this event and distributed to each participating artist. Participating artists are also invited to attend the event and will be accommodated and hosted by the Chongqing Artists' Association. Update on the International Print Show Some of you may be aware that there has been ongoing political upheaval in the region of Qijiang after it was incorporated into the neighbouring megapolis of Chongqing in November 2011.The print symposium and show were almost cancelled, but finally went ahead as scheduled. A repeat of the International print show as part of a larger festival was scheduled for a tentative date of May 2012. However, on the 11th April 2012, about 15,000 people rioted in Qijiang and the neighbouring regions which you can read about here. Currently works are being returned to participating artists. We would like to offer a deep apology for the delay in the return. The catalogue will be sent separately at a later date.
THE SYMPOSIUM DATES: 23-27 November 2011
HOSTED BY Mr. Yili Li, C2-3-2, 303 Xiaolongkan Main Street, Shapingba Dist. Chongqing, 400030, China. 中国重庆市沙坪坝区小龙坎正街303号C2—3—2展览办公室。收件人：李毅力。邮编：400030 Telephone +86 137 0836 4323
Qijiang Farmer’s Printmaking Institute Exhibition Hall, north of Jiulong Square, Qijiang Xincheng District, Qijiang, Chongqing, China.
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Huangjueping 108, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing 400053. China