Call Detail
2024 Juried International Mokuhanga Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 9/30/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Unspecified
Event Dates: 4/4/24 - 4/8/24


木版画と和紙 ー継承と革新
Inheritance & Innovation: Mokuhanga & Washi
2024 Juried International Mokuhanga Exhibition
Echizen City, Japan

Exhibition Dates: April 4 to 8, 2024 

Inheritance & Innovation: Mokuhanga Artists Explore Japanese Paper
As one of its central events, the Fifth International Mokuhanga Conference is pleased to announce a call for entries for an exhibition of mokuhanga prints which will take place from April 4 to 8, 2024, at Imadate Art Hall, Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.

The conference will focus on Japanese traditional papermaking and the innovative use of washi by contemporary mokuhanga artists. The exhibition will highlight new approaches to this historic art within the wider world of hand papermaking and contemporary art. 

Application timeline

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE Extended: September 30, 2023 (closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time)
  • RESULTS: November 1, 2023

Nicholas Cladis, an interdisciplinary artist and papermaker in Iowa City, IA
Keiko Hara, Artist, Founder and Co-Director of Mokuhanga Project Space, Walla Walla, WA
Allison Tolman, The Tolman Collection Tokyo/New York
Annu Vertanen, Artist/ Professor, Academy of Fine Arts / Finland
Katsutoshi Yuasa, Artist, Lecturer at Tama Art University

- Michihamono: A set of knife and chisels
- Holbein: A set of guache Japanese Color “Irodori – Spring”
- Kobaien: A sumi stick “Choyo”
- Boku’undo: A set of sumi sticks (3 pieces) for sumi-e
- Ozuwashi: Echizen washi 

Application Requirements

Application guidelines

This exhibition is open to artists worldwide. We invite applicants to submit up to three prints created within the last three years. 
All works must be water-based woodblock (mokuhanga) printed on Japanese paper (washi). Mixed media, 3-D and Artist's Books are eligible but must have water-based woodcut as a major component of the work. Prints can be on machine made or handmade washi. Applicants should include the name of the washi in their application.

1 - 3 works per artist, from which 1 work may be selected.
CONDITION:Mokuhanga prints on Japanese washi, created in the last three years
MAXIMUM PAPER SIZES:Maximum size is Masaban: 55 x 44 centimeters (21 x 17 inches)
SCREENING:By jpeg. Max size 2 MB.
ENTRY FEE:US $35 via PayPal or credit card. The fee is nonrefundable.*
SHIPPING & RETURN OF PRINTS:ACCEPTED ARTWORKS:  Ship by Tube or Flat (no mat or frame)


1) Pick up work at the Conference

2) For return shipping the fee is JP¥2000 ($15.00), payable to IMA through Paypal upon receiving acceptance letter.

3) Option to donate your print to the International Mokuhanga Association, supporting IMA's mission and programs through their fundraising efforts.

A list of artists selected for the Juried Exhibition 2024 in Japan will be posted on the IMA website:
* This is an opportunity to participate in a highly regarded international exhibition that will be attended by many serious professionals. The fee will be used to cover the costs of jurying online, professional installation, and documentation that will be available on the conference website.

Eligibility Criteria

This exhibition is open to artists worldwide.