Welcome to the 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery


Welcome to our first-ever virtual exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese Print Art. This welcome is extended to you on behalf of our 400 members, many of whom are here in Tokyo and others who live in countries around the world.

The 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery exemplifies the ingenuity of dynamic women when things cannot go as planned. We have worked together innovatively during this year that has been, in the truest sense of the word, extraordinary. Fortunately, CWAJ is made up of extraordinary women who are undaunted by disruption and who find unusual methods to accomplish our usual goals.

Since 1949, when a small group of Japanese and American women began raising funds to help Japanese students study abroad, CWAJ has remained committed to education by awarding scholarships to women and visually impaired individuals while also promoting contemporary Japanese print art and artists. Over our 71-year history, CWAJ has hung 63 internationally-acclaimed, juried, contemporary Japanese print art exhibitions where art lovers have discovered and purchased prints made using various techniques, including engraving, intaglio, mezzotint, and woodblock. Though we cannot hold our 64th Print Show in person this year, we tapped into the varied talents of our members and together we are proud to present this exciting online show and sale.

Proceeds from our print art exhibitions have enabled CWAJ to award more than 850 scholarships totaling more than ¥985,257,000 as well as Art Grants, Artist-in-Residence Awards, and CWAJ Young Printmaker Awards. In the process, members have forged friendships and inspired each other as we have promoted art, education, and community activities.

To offer more support to artists during this difficult year, all who submitted prints for consideration in the 64th Print Show were invited to participate in this unjuried online gallery. We are gratified that 231 artists accepted this offer and are pleased to make their prints available to you.

Please enjoy looking through this selection of print art from artists who are currently working in Japan. Take your time, share the images with your family and friends, and purchase your favorite prints. Let these works of art serve as a reminder that beauty thrives even in challenging times. By purchasing prints, you are supporting artists and CWAJ Scholarship, including the new CWAJ Pandemic Response Nursing Scholarship.

This greeting would not be complete without expressing our deepest gratitude to our exhibiting artists, to our generous donors, and to all our volunteers. It is only with your support that this exciting exhibition can take place. We are grateful that you are here and we are glad to have the opportunity to offer you such beautiful print art.

The 2020 CWAJ Open Print Art Gallery will be open to the public from Monday, October 12th to Saturday, October 31.

We hope to be able to hold the 64th CWAJ Print Show in person in October 2021.

Jane Grimes

2020 CWAJ President

Tomoko Toda

2020 CWAJ Director of Print Show

Director of Open Print Art Gallery 

Atsuko Yoshida
Masami Sakurai
Ruta Bublyte

2020 CWAJ Print Show Co-Chairs

Open Print Art Gallery Co-Chairs



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2020 CWAJ会長



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CWAJ Open Print Art Galley委員長