The opening of SIPS 15 is truly an exceptional event for the Faculty of Fine Arts -El Minia University .This promising exhibition bodes a new renaissance of the art of printmaking in Egypt and around the world. Also SIPS represents an important occasion to enforce the collaboration and cooperation among different printmaking programs from Egypt and around the world. SIPS also aims to promote the collaboration between the academic and the cultural institutions. SIPS 15 comprises the works of 130 student represent the following 21 country : America , Brazil , Bulgaria , Canada , China , Germany , Egypt , England , Greece , India , Ireland , Italy , Japan , Macedonia , Mexico , Puerto Rico , Romania , Slovakia , Spain , Uruguay and Vietnam .In this occasion I would like to thank Dr. Mahmoud Mourad and the exhibiting committee .
I also would like to thank the British Council in Cairo, Extra Art Gallery and Dai Art Gallery, for supporting and sponsoring SIPS 15 . Special thanks for SIPS 15 Jury Panel for talking the time and the effort to select the award winners of SIPS 15 : Prof. Ahmed Nawar (Egypt) , Prof. Ahmed Ragab Sakr (Egypt) , Prof. Beth Grabowski (USA) and Mr. Richard Noyce (England ) .
Dr. Wael Sabour
Curator of SIPS
SIPS 15 - Featured Artist
Ali Soliman - Untitled - Engraving - 21x29cm -2014 - Egypt.
Faculty of Fine Arts - El Minia University.
SIPS 15 Honorable Mention