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Πέμπτη, 17 Απριλίου 2014

WATERCOLOUR INTERNATIONAL II - Call For Entries


WATERCOLOUR INTERNATIONAL II
Call For Entries

This second International Watercolour exhibition welcomes artists from around the world to Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2014. The exhibition will showcase an extensive range of different painting styles, methods and approaches. From this open call for entries, 30 artists will be selected to participate alongside major names from the world of watercolour.
Emphasis is given to the quality of works shown; the creativity of artists and versatility of the medium.

Where will the exhibition take place
The exhibition will take place in the Gallery of the Society of Macedonian Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece.

What to submit
Paintings on paper or paper based support using water-soluble media (watercolour, gouache, acrylics…) and executed in a style sympathetic to the idea and techniques of watercolour painting.
Collage is allowed but should not exceed 30% of the surface of the painting.
Artists' original work only, no digital art, photographs, prints or reproductions.
Each artist will present up to two (2) works for the selection.

Size of paintings
The size of the submitted watercolours must be 11x15 inches (around 30x40 cm - quarter watercolour sheet).

Deadline for submission
All entries must be received by May 30th 2014. No submissions will be accepted after that date.

Sales
Paintings may be for sale, but this is not a requirement. Commission on sales is set at 20%.




SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (CHECK-LIST):
You must submit the following:
• photographs of two works for selection. (Please read the digital images specifications in page 3)
• a photograph of yourself;
• a short CV (around 15 lines)
• the enclosed application form, completed and signed (scanned if handwritten).

Your candidature will be effective upon receipt of the application form, images of works and payment of the participation costs.

ANY INCOMPLETE SUBMISSION PACK (OR  IF THE GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA LISTED ARE NOT FOLLOWED) WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED. NO REMINDER WILL BE SENT.


SELECTION PROCESS
The jury is formed by internationally recognized watercolour masters from different countries (their names will be shown on the website of Watercolour International II).

Accepted artists may be asked to participate with one or two paintings, depending on the decision of the jury. The decision of the Jury will be final.
Selection will be made from the digital photos sent.



CALENDAR
April 17, 2014                     Open call: Submission opens
May 30, 2014                      Submission closes
June 1, 2014                       Jurying / Selection process opens
June 15, 2014                     Selected artists will be announced
August 12, 2014                Deadline for paintings to be received in Thessaloniki
September 15, 2014        Exhibition opens
October 7, 2014                Exhibition closes



WHAT TO SUBMIT FOR SELECTION

Digital Entries only.
Submit
·         a short CV (around 15 lines)
·         the attached form
·         a photo of yourself
·         two high quality digital images of your paintings.
Digital photographs must be in JPEG format:
• Resolution 300 DPI with a minimum of 1500 pixels on the longer side;
• Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal)
The images must be of the painting only, without mat and frame, while no digital enhancement will be allowed.
Digital enhancement of images is not allowed. If upon delivery, an accepted artwork is found to have been misrepresented it will be disqualified.

Email submission
Digital entries will be submitted by email to watercolorinternationalgreece@gmail.com.
Every image submitted must be named as follows: Name_of_Artist_Title_Size.
For example: 'MikeJordan_Landscape_11x15inches'

CD Entry
You can also submit your paintings using a CD. Please post to
Watercolor International 2  (c/o George Politis)
6 Stamatopoulou Str,  GR 54642 Thessaloniki,  Greece
The CDs will not be returned

Submission fees
Each artist may submit 2 pictures of watercolours for an entry fee of 35 EUR.
This amount must be paid with the submission, by Paypal or wire transfer. It is non-refundable.
We advise you to use Paypal, a quick, safe and secure payment method.


SELECTED ARTISTS / ACCEPTED PAINTINGS
Shipping of accepted paintings
The selected artworks can be shipped to:
 Watercolor International II
c/o George Politis
6 Stamatopoulou Str
GR 54642 Thessaloniki, Greece

FRAMED OR UNFRAMED…
In order to facilitate the shipping and reduce the costs for participants, the following service / option is offered.

Unframed paintings:
An artist may send the accepted paintings unframed. In that case a framing service fee of 30 euros (independent of number of paintings) must be paid. This fee doesn’t cover the actual frame, so if a painting is sold, the frame cost (50 euros) will be deducted. For instance, if a painting is sold at 1000 euros, then the artist will receive 750 euros (commission 20% + 50 euros  for the frame).

Framed paintings:
If an artist sends the paintings framed, no additional fee is required.

INSURANCE
Although the utmost care will be taken in handling works of art, Watercolor International and its representatives will not be responsible for loss or damage, whatever the cause. Artists release Watercolor International and its representatives from all liability with respect to loss or damage to the artist’s works. It is suggested that artists should arrange their own insurance.



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