Artwork Submission

2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery

The College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ)  is excited to announce our first-ever virtual print art exhibition, the 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery to be held in October. It is our great pleasure to provide this occasion to appreciate and purchase high quality prints from the comfort of your home.

The Exhibition will be open to the public from:
October 12 (Monday) – 31 (Saturday) 2020
Private Viewing for Donors and Special Guests will be available from:
October 9 (Friday) – October 11 (Sunday)

In an effort to show that CWAJ supports artists CWAJ will exhibit all prints by artists who were originally invited or submitted works to the 64th CWAJ Print Show and who agreed to take part in this dynamic exhibition.

Please look for the online exhibition URL on the CWAJ website, Facebook, and Instagram accounts in September.

All proceeds from the 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery will go to CWAJ Pandemic Response Scholarships for Nursing Students as well as scholarships for women in graduate programs and students with visual impairment.

The 64th CWAJ Print Show originally scheduled in October 2020 has been postponed. If circumstances permit it will be held in-person in October 2021. 

Interested artists will find a new application and guidelines for submitting prints to be considered for  the 64th Print Show posted on the CWAJ website in December.

We look forward to welcoming you to our first-ever virtual print art exhibition.

Please join us between October 12 and October 31, 2020.

2020 Artwork submission was closed.

CWAJ would like to invite you, once again, to submit one of your latest original works, completed within the last two years, for possible inclusion in exhibition and sale in 2020.

The College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) began its annual print show in 1956. The exhibition and sale of works of art has enabled CWAJ to fund more than 800 scholarships for Japanese, overseas and visually impaired students. Simultaneously the show serves to present and promote the fascinating beauty of contemporary Japanese prints to the world.
CWAJ Print Show celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015, and we are grateful to all those in the printmaking world who have supported us.
Our 64th show takes place in October 2020. For the third time, we will be exhibiting at the professional gallery of Hillside Forum at Daikanyama, one of the most fashionable areas of Tokyo. We look forward to receiving many outstanding prints for this selection.


Download Forms

• Print Information Form (click here for PDF)
• Catalogue Information Form (click here for PDF)

Rules for Entry

Artists eligible to submit to the annual CWAJ Print Show must be a resident of Japan at the time of submission, an artist who has previously been chosen for a CWAJ Print Show, or an artist who has a return address in Japan.

  1. A maximum of one print, produced in 2018, 2019 or 2020 may be submitted.
  2. Print must be signed and numbered. Edition must be available. Edition numbers cannot be changed after submission. Mono-prints, and A.P. (also called E.A.) are ineligible.
  3. All techniques and mediums of producing (hands on) original print art are acceptable.
  4. Print should not exceed the maximum allowable paper size of 80cm x 95cm.


  1. Print should be shipped un-matted, un-mounted and un-framed. The print must be dry.
  2. In principle, when shipped within Japan, the print should be inserted between strong flat boards to avoid damage during unpacking. Make sure to write your name on the boards. If you must use a tube, please wrap the outside of the rolled print with tissue or packing paper before putting it into the tube. Overseas entries should be shipped in plastic/cardboard tubes or between strong flat boards.
    The following forms are included, or download the following forms from this page
     or request via the contact form.
     Please fill them out carefully and completely as they are the main source of information for our data base and the catalogue.
  3. Print Information Form (one for your submitted print)
  4. Catalogue Information Form (The form must be signed.)
    If you have submitted to the CWAJ Print Show before, this may be a reprint of information we already have on file. If so, please review and mark any changes or add any updates in red.


  1. A non-refundable Submission Fee of 2,000 yen is required. The submission fee should be paid by Bank Transfer to:

              Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
              Meguro Branch
              Account Name:  Ippan Shadan Hojin CWAJ
              Account No: 7198489

  2. Return address:  Please note that any unselected prints will be returned to the artists, cash on delivery, by the beginning of May.
  3. Print, Print Information Form, Catalogue Information Form, and a copy of the submission fee bank transfer receipt must be submitted together as one package.

  4. Ship your print to CWAJ PRINT SHOW, c/o the Yamato Fine Arts Transport Division. They will be receiving prints from March 9 (Monday) – March 16 (Monday) 2020. The address is as follows:

              CWAJ PRINT SHOW
              c/o YAMATO Global Logistics Japan Co., Ltd.
              Fine Art Transport Division
              Gallery Service
              2-2-3 Shinonome, Koto-Ku, Tokyo 135-0062
              TEL: 03-3529-0838

    For inquiries, please contact 2020 CWAJ Print Show co-chair Ruta Bublyte via the contact form.  Do not contact the YAMATO Fine Art Transport Division office.

  5. Hand Delivered Prints:
    You may hand-deliver your prints on Tuesday, March 17, 10 am – 1 pm to: c/o CWAJ Print Show, YAMATO Global Logistics Japan Co., Ltd., Art Contest Center, 2nd Floor, 2-2-3 Shinonome, Koto-Ku, Tokyo 135-0062.


  1. A non-refundable Submission Fee of 2,000yen. The submission fee should be paid by Bank Transfer to:

              Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
              Meguro Branch
              Account Name: Ippan Shadan Hojin CWAJ
              Account No: 7198489

    Please inform us if you would like to use Paypal

  2. Print, Print Information Form, Catalogue Information Form, and a copy of the submission fee bank transfer receipt must be submitted together as one package.
  3. Send your prints by Air Mail to the CWAJ by March 10, 2020. Please notify via the contact form if you would like to submit your artwork and we’ll send you the mail address in a private email. Make sure to declare ‘No Commercial Value’ on the customs label attached to your packaged prints.


Prints selected by an impartial panel of five esteemed jurors will be featured in the catalogue, exhibited, and put on sale at the CWAJ Print Show(s). 

Anna-Maria Wiljanen (Director, The Finnish Institute in Japan)
Tatsumasa Watanabe (Emeritus Professor of Tama Art University)
Masayuki Takizawa (Director of Ueda City Museum)
Naotoshi Noda (Setagaya Museum of Art)
Curator Representative from CWAJ

All selected artists will receive a complimentary copy of the exhibition catalogue and an invitation to the opening reception on October 20, 2020.


2020 CWAJ Print Show Award (1)JPY 100,000 together with all benefits below:
Award Certificate, recognition in the catalogue, Invitation to exhibit in the CWAJ 2021 Print Show


The 64rd CWAJ Print Show
Oct 21 (Wed) – Oct 25 (Sun), 2020
Hillside Forum at Daikanyama

Hillside Terrace Bldg. F, 18-8 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


  1. The CWAJ Print Show is a fundraiser. Selected prints will be put on sale during the show. CWAJ may request artists to send additional editions for sale prior to the show.
  2. The selling price of each print should be identical to the gallery price. Prices cannot be changed once the print is received by CWAJ.
  3. The standard policy is that 50% of the selling price without tax goes to the artists and 50% goes to CWAJ Scholarship and Education Programs and CWAJ Fukushima Relief Projects.


  1. CWAJ retains the right to photograph and print the selected works for use in the catalogue, for publicity such as on posters and flyers, on products such as greeting cards, calendars, on the catalogue cover or on the CWAJ website. If your print is selected for any of these uses, we will notify you in advance. CWAJ does not pay royalties for reproduction of artwork used in connection with the Print Show.
  2. Submitted prints will be handled with utmost care. However, CWAJ shall not be responsible for any unforeseen damage, loss, theft, etc., which may have occurred during shipping, unpacking, packing, and/or displaying of the prints. Please insure your prints at your own cost for the entire shipping and handling process if so desired.
  3. Submission fees will be received as a donation to CWAJ Scholarship and Education Programs.
  4. CWAJ retains the right to rescind any awards after their announcement should any concerns about the suitability of the print arise.


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CWAJ is a not-for-profit organization based in Tokyo. All proceeds from the CWAJ Print Show support CWAJ Scholarships and Fukushima Relief Projects.

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