Call For Entries: Authentic Marks 
4th Annual International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition,2022

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Returning for its 4th year, Shaghaf Group invites all printmakers to participate in Authentic Marks, an international open call for miniature prints. By taking part in this year’s exhibition, your work will be exhibited during Dubai Art Week, an internationally recognized event that brings art professionals and practitioners together from around the world. Last year’s exhibition featured 211 original printmaking works from 31 countries, live printing demonstrations, a glow-in-the-dark exhibition space, and a successful opening reception at Dubai Design District.


This international exhibition is open for all artists practicing fine art printmaking. Artists are encouraged to submit up to 2 original artworks for the exhibition with a size of 11 x 11 inches. We are glad to be a part of the global reopening this year and invite artists from all over the globe to join us by leaving their “print” in the creative world.


Special this year!  Based on the success of last year’s glow room, we are opening an option for artists to exhibit in Authentic Glow, our glow-in-the-dark and blacklight gallery space. In addition to our regular printmaking exhibition, we are now opening the glow space for all printmakers to participate if interested.  Any works that utilize either glow in the dark or blacklight-reactive techniques are welcome to apply, with a maximum print size of 24 x 36 inches.  Examples from last year’s room are on the website and we look forward to seeing what you have to add to this unique concept!


All works in Authentic Marks & Authentic Glow will be exhibited and included in the exhibition catalog, which will be sent electronically to every participating artist.  Printed catalogs will be available for the cost of shipping.



Authentic Marks Gallery:


  • All printmaking techniques are accepted.

  • Each artist can submit 1- 2 prints, measuring 11 x 11 inches in paper size.


Authentic Glow Gallery:


  • All printmaking techniques utilizing blacklight or glow in the dark lighting are accepted. (Examples include: fluorescent inks, glow-in-the-dark inks)

  • Each artist can submit 1- 2 prints, up to 24 x 36 inches in paper size (maximum allowed).



Application Checklist:


  1. 1 - 2 original prints, completed in the past 5 years.

  2. Works can be in any printmaking medium (or combination of media).

  3. All entrants must submit the following online through

    • Application form

    • High-quality image of each work (Jpeg format, 2- 5 MB size)

    • $40 entry fee

  4. All online application materials must be received by Feb 27, 2022.

  5. The works are required to be delivered, unframed, by March 04, 2022 with the label fixed to the reverse side of the print. Package should be clearly marked "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE"

  6. Works must be in excellent condition on arrival. Artists are required to package work carefully for transport.  Shaghaf takes no responsibility for works lost or damaged in transit.   

  7. All submitted works will join the Shaghaf Permanent Collection at the close of exhibition.

  8. Artwork images must be available for the purpose of the catalog publication.

  9. All sales inquiries will be directed to the individual artists.

After entry, please mail your work(s) with attached label to:

Printmaking Department

c/o Zayed University

PO Box 19282

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

(+971) 056-8933300

(If required, post code is 19282)