We upload the photos of the 6th KIWA Takanabe show.Please click the image, and access the Takanabe show photo set page!第6回KIWA展の高鍋町美術館巡回展の様子の写真をアップロードしております。画像をクリックして、フォトセットのページを是非ごらんください!

We upload the photos of the 6th KIWA Takanabe show.
Please click the image, and access the Takanabe show photo set page!

第6回KIWA展の高鍋町美術館巡回展の様子の写真をアップロードしております。
画像をクリックして、フォトセットのページを是非ごらんください!

posted 2 years ago on April 18th, 2012 at 00:05 /
tags: kiwa KIWA exhibition kyoto Kyoto International woodpirnt association woodprint exhibition takanabe
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Gift Print No. 15: 2011  12 X 16  MEASUREMENTSMembers who renew for the 2011 – 2012 membership year, and people who join us for the first time, will receive an original Gift Print by Mr Steiner. Please click on Membership to see this print as well as all the previous gift prints.

Gift Print No. 15: 2011  12 X 16  MEASUREMENTS

Members who renew for the 2011 – 2012 membership year, and people who join us for the first time, will receive an original Gift Print by Mr Steiner.
Please click on Membership to see this print as well as all the previous gift prints.

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KIWA PRESIDENT’S EXHIBITION REPORT.

 


The 6th KIWA Exhibition has finished. It was held in the Kyoto Municipal Museum, Annex, a Meiji Period building on its outside, but a state-of-the-art exhibition hall inside. KIWA has used the same large second floor twice before, in 2003 and 2007.

Exhibitions of this sort are usually only six days long. They can be free or tickets are needed. Ours are always entrance with a ticket. The show was installed on a Monday, opened on Tuesday, closed on Sunday and was dismantaled on Monday. In between over twelve hundred visitors came to see a fantastic display of truly wonderful, comtemporary woodblock print art.

We received 800 prints by 300 artists from 45 countries, more in each category than ever before. The level of artistic quality and craftsmanship was the highest yet, and the range of subject matter also wider and more interesting than in previous exhibitions.

KIWA is drawing the best art from the best artists around the world. Judging Day was held in the middle of September, 2010. It took one whole day. There are only 11 prizes, but more than twice that in supurb artwork had to be judged. The resulting choices can be thought to represent the top level of the most excellent printwork we have received in our 15 years of existence. More prizes are needed, to be fair to the other artists whose prints didn’t get awarded.

Two and a half weeks before the show opened, Japan experience d a mighty earthquake and a terrible tsunami. We wondered if it would be right to hold an art exhibition in such circumstances. We went ahead and opened the show, and put up a Donation Box, which got filled with money that we gave after the show to the Red Cross. What was most interesting, however, were the comments visitors gave us, about how wonderful it was to see such excellent art, and to have dark and depressing moods lifted and relieved somewhat. KIWA and I personally were thanked daily for offering this exhibition. What greater reward can an artist have than to know that his/her art blesses and comforts viewers?

I thank each and every artist who sent in woodblock prints to the 6 th KIWA Exhibition. It was a history making experience, for us and for the visitors.

President of KIWA,
Richard Steiner


posted 3 years ago on April 17th, 2011 at 15:01 /
tags: KIWA exhibition KIWA Kyoto International woodpirnt association woodprint kyoto Richard Steiner
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Here are the Poster, Flyer and Ticket of KIWA Exhibition 2011.

6th KIWA Exhibition dates
Kyoto Municipal Museum
March 29 to April 3, 2011

posted 3 years ago on March 29th, 2011 at 00:00 /
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KIWA Spring Event <One-Minute Sketching Class> 第25回KIWA春のイベント <1分間で絵を描こう>




We held a sketching class run by Mr. Masaji Nomura, an oil painter in Kyoto known for his beautiful works mounted on unique frames which he makes himself from the abandoned wood of old, torn-down Kyoto houses. Recently he has been painting female dancers, and through sketching their varied postures as they change at a bewildering pace, he got the idea of this one-minute sketching class.  

During the class, we chose a flower, a fruit or any kind of daily object to sketch with a timer set for one minute. “After repeating this 6 times or so,” Mr. Nomura said, “we start to feel freed from our thinking and come to enjoy the drawing process itself. Thus amazing sketches are created. When you stop thinking, your hidden talent allows itself to be tapped.” It was great. You try it and see!

 

■Instructor: Mr. Masaji Nomura

■Date: April 29 (Thur./National Holiday) 1:30-4:30  

■Place: Kyoto City International Community House, 3F, Rooms #3 and #4

■Cost:  1300 yen (KIWA members)

1500 yen (non-members) 



<Contact>
KIWA Office
(FAX)  075-702-1726
(E-mail)  sat-.steiner@nifty.com


Instructor: Mr. Masaji Nomura
Official website:  http://www006.upp.so-net.ne.jp/arumon

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今回のイベントは野村昌司さんをお迎えし、スケッチ講習会を行います。画家である野村さんは、取り壊された京町屋の廃材で額を作り、絵と額とが一体となった油彩画や墨絵の制作に取り組んでいます。近年彼は女性ダンサーを主題にした絵を制作しており、動きの速いダンサーたちをスケッチする中から、この一分間スケッチのアイディアが生まれました。時間を1分間きっちり計って、身近なものをスケッチします。すると6枚目ぐらいからこだわりが取れ、本来の自分が出てきます。参加者の中には「右脳が開く感覚」を感じる方もあります。  大変面白い内容になっていますので、ぜひお誘い合わせの上ご参加ください。

■講師:野村昌司さん(画家)

■日時:4月29日(木•祝)            1時半〜4時(受付開始:1時15分)

■場所:京都市国際交流会館3階、第3会議室

■参加費:KIWA会員1300円、非会員1500円

■持参するもの:スケッチブック・鉛筆・色コンテor絵の具or色鉛筆など着色画材

■申込方法: 事務局へ下記の参加申込書を、郵便・FAX、 Eメールでお送り下さい。

■申込締切: 4月20日(定員あり先着順) 

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<お問い合わせ>
KIWA 京都国際版画協会事務局
〒606-0816 京都市左京区下鴨松ノ木町64-29
 (FAX) 075-702-1726
 (Eメール) sat-.steiner@nifty.com

posted 4 years ago on April 2nd, 2010 at 00:48 /
tags: KIWA KIWA event event Kyoto One-minute sketching
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