Since the beginning of time artists have been inspired by nature. From prehistoric works like the Lascaux cave to medieval bestiaries, from Renaissance still lifes to modern times, non-human species have been represented in artistic works and by different means.
This desire to evoke other species in images is driven by different intentions: whether purely aesthetic, magical, religious or scientific, these representations lead us nowadays to examine the human impact on the planet as well as its relationship with the microbial, fungal, plant and animal agents that live there.
If Descartes’ thinking separated nature from humanity, the sciences of our century highlight the interdependence between different organisms including humans. Thus the inter-species entanglements that shape our world are revealed. By understanding that humans are part of an interconnected planetary system, we are learning to describe the various forms of relationships between the organisms in our biosphere. By unveiling the inter-species relations that shape our world we can recognize our place in nature and thus put an end to our anthropocentric drive towards the extinction of species and consequently that of humanity.
Beyond the Anthropocene, what will nature look like? What to expect from a planetary system that will have regained its vital balance? It is up to you to imagine…
“Learn from nature, you will find your future there”, Leonardo Da Vinci
Doris Lamontagne, curator
Please note that these regulations have been modified with respect to previous years.
All professional artists from all countries can participate on the theme “Symbiosis.” This theme was chosen by the curator Doris Lamontagne and is developed above.
The regulations for participation are explained in the FAQ below.
The submission must contain the following:
- The registration form duly completed.
Download the Entry Form in DOC format.
- One or two digital images in JPEG format measuring maximum 8 in x 10 in or 10 in x 8 in @ 300 dpi.
- Each image must be identified by a number, the name of the artist and the title of the work. Example: 1-Artist-Title.JPEG
- Proof of the payment of CAD 30 by PayPal.
- Send your submission by email only, to [email protected], no later than August 15, 2022 (the gallery does not accept submission by mail).
Submission must be received by email:
By August 7, 2023, at the latest
Notification of participants:
In October, the notification will be posted on the Voix Visuelle website
Jury deliberations for the prize:
Beginning of November, 2023
Exhibition on the gallery wall or virtual :
November 3 to December 12, 2023
Vernissage or online opening:
Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Who are the organizers of the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition?
This exhibition is organized by Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
What is an original digital print?
According to fr.wikipedia, the designation “estampe numérique” (digital print) refers to works where the computer is the principal design tool, used to create a matrix of digital data. A digital printer, generally ink jet, is then used to print the matrix on various media.
What formats are accepted by the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition?
The image must not be bigger than 20 cm by 25 cm or 25 cm by 20 cm (8 in x 10 in or 10 in x 8 in).
How many images can an artist participant submit?
An artist can submit one or two images.
How much does it cost to participate?
The entry fee is CAD 30, which must be paid by PayPal.
Who prints the artwork?
Voix Visuelle will print the artwork on photo paper in the case of an exhibition in the space of the gallery.
How will the artwork be selected for the exhibition?
The selection will be made by the curator of the exhibition.
How will the prizes be awarded?
The prizes and the mentions will be determined by an independent jury of peers.
What are the values of the prizes?
The first prize is a sum of CAD 300, the second, a sum of CAD 200, and the third, a sum of CAD 100.
Is it true that an artist can donate his or her print to Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle?
Yes, accepted works may be donated to the Centre for fundraising purposes.