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KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 - Open Call

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KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running annual photographic festival in the Baltic States, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2004. Maintaining its strong international character, KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform of premieres of emerging talents. “Photo World” (China) titled KAUNAS PHOTO as a festival on crossroads of European photography. The current objective is to become a friendly festival to its audience as well as to the participating artists.

In collaboration with LensCulture, KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 17th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery and a 2500 EUR monetary prize. Open Call provides opportunities to be selected to the festival exhibition and projection program. All exhibiting artists, selected via KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Open Call will be offered artist fees.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival opening events will start on September 3, 2020 with KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Exhibition. Festival’s events and outdoor exhibitions will run until the end of October.

Topic of the year: Peripheral Visions.

In 2020, KAUNAS PHOTO festival was planned to celebrate the periphery, the province, the outback, l’arrière-pays, the background of metropolis in a state of uncertainty, balancing between possibilities and neglect, prospering vistas for transiting commuters and struggling agriculture, remnants of local identities and the global odor spread by passing-by intercontinental flights.

Ever since image-making became possible, photographers were those who would disclose new territories and bring back images to the „civilised world“. In the 21st century, spaces, places, areas outside the big cities, countries of power, once unknown, now become either simply forgotten or are targets for visual investigation inspired by transformations.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against it imposed new rules and conceptions of space for living or/and work, perceptions of spacious places we’d rather go, if we could leave the city, imposed limits and borders which were absent for decades. Unable to leave home, leave our own community limits, travel abroad, we are are internet users who are allowed to or would only agree to travel a small distance, remaining within our home country, rediscovering the niche pecularities or contemplating places that „normally“ would be unimportant, uninteresting simply because they’re just around the corner, and not in a reach of a long-haul flight.

KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s topic aims to look at what is on the margin, just across the window or the border that we can or cannot cross, to discover the spaces, places, lands, areas that usually were in the periphery of the vision. The thematic scope includes self-isolation and things it changed in our habits, attitudes, undermined topics around obvious things, trends beyond mainstream. The festival invites to rethink what in 2020 became important, what was less so, what was taken for granted or simply undermined until now. Both documentary and constructed, geography – based and idea-driven works, works produced during pandemic and in the recent years are welcome.

Let us rethink what in 2020 became important, what was less so, taken for granted or simply undermined until now.

Prize summary: 
The Winner receives a 2500 EUR monetary prize and a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery. All the shortlisted Photographers/Artists will have their exhibitions at the festival in 2020.
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Open Call Opportunities

Photographers/Artists submitting works to Open Call can be enrolled in Kaunas Photo 2020 in the following ways:

  • works can be included into KAUNAS PHOTO festival program, its indoor and outdoor exhibitions, presented in squares in Kaunas;
  • Projection events;
  • KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award – Finalist’s and Winner’s exhibitions.

The July panel of decision-making curators on the Jury panel, who will review all entries and eventually are potential providers of opportunities through their platforms, institutions and networks.

The New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award with 2500 EUR prize

The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR tradition started in 2010, awarding the best participant of portfolio reviews with a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery and paying respect to a probable future star of photography. Since 2018, the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Winner also receives a 2500 EUR prize, and a joint exhibition of Finalists is held and opened on the same day. Possible income tax obligations, eventually imposed by the country of citizenship of the Winner, will be his/her responsibility. For a Lithuanian citizen, this prize would be tax-exempt.

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists exhibitions across the venues of Kaunas old town and the Winner’s exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery will open on September 3, 2020.  The Winner will be disclosed at the opening of the doors of Kaunas Photography Gallery.

Every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 Finalist is entitled to:

  • participation in a joint KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award exhibition, that will be produced by and at the expenses of KAUNAS PHOTO festival;
  • Due to COVID-19 risks, complicated travel arrangements, eventual obligations of self-isolation resulting after travel, KAUNAS PHOTO festival will not undertake travel arrangements and accommodation, but will pay every KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalist an Artist fee of 250 EUR against an invoice delivered by the Photographer/Artist or a contract. The Artist fees will be settled no later than until October 31, 2020.
Deadline: 
07/30/2020

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Fee Detail: 
25 EUR
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Trinity Wharf Drawing Prize 2020

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020

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The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual exhibition of drawing. The Prize gives artists the opportunity to show their work in a touring exhibition across the UK and win £17,000 in prizes.

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2018 first prize winner Caroline Burraway said "This prestigious prize allows artists' work to reach a wide audience as it travels around the UK.”

2019 prize winner Penny McCarthy also described the Prize as “a career highlight”, adding that “Taking part in the shows is a fantastic professional opportunity – for anyone at any stage. The prize money and increased exposure are something that all artists need to make work.”

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The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 will be selected by:

· Ian McKeever RA, Artist

· Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern

· Sophia Yadong Hao, Curator & Writer, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee

Prize summary: 
Win £17,000 in cash prizes and show on a national tour
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The following prizes will be awarded:

· First Prize of £8,000

· Second Prize of £5,000

· Student Award of £2,000

· Working Drawing Award of £2,000

Deadline: 
07/09/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Standard Entry: 1 work = £20; 2 works = £30; 3 works = £40 / Student Entry: 1 work = £15; 2 works = £20; 3 works = £25
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2020 STARVD ART International Art Prize

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The 2020 STARVD Art Prize program is open to all Emerging Artists* globally  (ages 18 and over) and we encourage all Artists working in 2D media - specifically Painting, Drawing, Collage, Digital, Print, and Photography (or a combination) to apply.  STARVD Art is here for you - the Artist “STARVD” for recognition! The Artist that has immense talent but needs a bespoke, dedicated platform to showcase their work. A platform that isn't mass market but focused on fine art as intelligent and moving as it is beautiful.  

The Art Prize is an opportunity to bring your art to the world. For those Artists based in ASEAN or Oceania, there may be further opportunities for us to collaborate and support each other! But first, submit your work for the opportunity to win some great career-enhancing prizes in the  STARVD ART 2020 International Art Prize! 

Prize summary: 
Win up to $2000 and Global Exposure
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Entries Are Now Open

Each year the Studio will select thirty (30) shortlisted Artist works to be showcased on the Studios web site, social media and international partner sites such as artsy.net additionally there will be a People's Choice Award and a Major Award winner from those shortlisted entries.

The People's Choice Award

- The People's Choice Award: will be chosen from 30 short listed entrants based on the highest number of combined follows and likes from STARVD social media platforms for their entry. 

- The winner will receive $500 SGD cash and 

- a STARVD ART Studio article about the artists work to be featured on Artsy, the premier platform for international art with over 2 million unique visitors each month.

Major Art Prize

The Major Award Winner: will receive $2000 SGD cash as well as:

- An Exclusive online Exhibition featuring the Artists work on Artsy (exhibited online for up to three months)*

- Non-exclusive representation by STARVD ART Studio (exclusive representation will be offered to ASEAN/Oceania artists who are selected)*

- A feature page on the STARVD ART website and archive in the finalist online gallery

- Social media promotion and support on STARVD ART social media platforms for 6 months*

- Promotion of your work to STARVD ART collectors

- A STARVD ART Studio article written by our art curators about the winning entrants work to be featured on Artsy, the premier platform for international art with over 2 million unique visitors each month.

- A downloadable WebApp (for IOS) of the winners art work as featured on the STARVD ART Studio web site (up to a maximum of 50 images)

 

Please download a copy of the Art Prize terms and conditions for more details.

Deadline: 
07/20/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35 USD
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Shatto Gallery International Photography Awards

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Shatto Gallery International Photo Awards (aka SGIPA) recognizes, rewards and supports outstanding photography from all around the globe. SGIPA introduces talented photographers to the creative community in Los Angeles, United States, providing them an excellent platform to present their work to a new market. We encourage all photographers to participate in the SGIPA photo competition. Share your unique talents with the world and win awards and recognition.

Winners are selected by our respected jury of photographers and leaders in the photography world and are awarded the SGIPA trophy, cash prizes, extensive publicity showcasing their work to an audience, and much more. 

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FINE ART

​This category should feature images where the intention is aesthetic, revealing the subjective, creative vision of the artist, photos that express an idea, a message, or an emotion through the image and the technique used to create it.

  • Abstract — non-objective, experimental, or conceptual photography depicting a visual image not immediately associated with the object world
  • Collage — any image created by combining or pasting several images or parts of images together to create a new composition or interpretation of reality
  • Landscape — photography featuring landscapes in an artistic way, often enhanced, showing scenes in nature through the creative eye and techniques of the photographer
  • Portrait — artistic images of a person or group of people, capturing the personality of the subject by use of lighting, backdrops, poses, etc.
  • Still Life — photos depicting inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects or with a single object in focus
  • Special Effects — images showing how a subject or scene can be interpreted or captured by the artist using special effects or techniques (manual or digital included)
  • Moving Images — short, cohesive fine art moving image pieces, no longer than 5 minutes. Stop-motion films, videos, slideshows, etc. are all accepted.

NATURE

The photos are devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.

  • Aerial — photographs taken from an aircraft, with a drone, or other flying objects, either by hand or remotely
  • Flowers — floral photography in any form
  • Landscapes — photos that capture elements of nature and the natural features of land, sky, and water. Photographs of artificial scenery, such as farm fields, orchards, and gardens, can be entered here as well
  • Panoramic — wide format images with horizontally elongated fields of view
  • Pets — photos featuring domesticated animals, including animals kept on a farm, in a zoo, or anywhere outside their natural habitat
  • Seasons — images with a focus on the natural seasons, and their effect on nature
  • Sunset — photos showing the rich colors and dramatic lighting of the sunset
  • Trees — photography of trees and forestry
  • Underwater — photographs taken while underwater, diving on the surface, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, or from a submersible or remotely operated underwater vehicle
  • Wildlife — photos documenting animals and other wildlife in their natural habitat 

PEOPLE

​This category is for photographs where people are the focus, whether a single person or a group, showing the human aspect of life in all its wonderful variety.

  • Children — portraits of children and youth
  • Culture — images that tell a story about people and their culture or traditions
  • Family — photographs highlighting family and what it means
  • Lifestyle — the art of ‘every day’, photos showing real-life events or milestones, people and their way of life
  • Portrait — artistic images capturing the personality of a person or group of people
  • Self-Portrait — photos representing the artist taken by the artist
Prize summary: 
Win up to $1000 cash prizes and exhibition opportunity in Los Angeles
Prizes Details: 

SGIPA PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: $ 1,000 cash prize and SGIPA trophy

​SGIPA CATEGORY WINNER: $ 200 cash prize and SGIPA trophy

SGIPA winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

  • Work exhibited in Los Angeles and beyond
  • Work showcased on the main page of our website
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to SGIPA community
  • Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition
  • Printable SGIPA certificate of achievement
  • Winner’s Logo to be used online and on printed materials

​HONORABLE MENTIONS
Winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

  • Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to SGIPA community
  • Printable SGIPA certificate of achievement

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2020

Entry Fees
10 USD/Single Entry

​FINAL CLOSING: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Entry Fees

15 USD/Single Entry

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: NOVEMBER 15, 2020

​EXHIBITION: EARLY 2021 (TBD)

Deadline: 
09/30/2020

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Fee Detail: 
10 USD early bird / 15 USD regular
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Worldview: The Anthropology of Eco-Vision

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Primo Piano LivinGallery is pleased to announce the new contemporary art exhibition entitled: "Worldview: The anthropology of eco-vision", curated by Dores Sacquegna. The exhibition will be set up at the Palmieri's Foundation, an ancient and Renaissance location in the heart of the old city of Lecce from 7th to 21th December 2020. Lecce is the capital of Baroque in Southern Italy, also known for the beauty of its landscape and for paper mache. Florence of the south is called for its numerous architectural and artistic riches and heritage.

The show  is a research art project that testifies with an experiential and artistic approach, the interference that human activity has produced on the natural cycles of the planet, proposing a reflection of the impact of our species on Earth, more than ever present in the moment of a global pandemic and which strongly questions the unstable balance between man and nature.

Between vision and perception, artists are asked to represent their point of view on the theme with their works, in line with an ecological vision of the world and reflecting on words such as: NATURE – NATURANS (Nature and artifice); SUSTAINABILITY – ADAPTATION (protection of animal and plant biodiversity, separate collection of waste, plastic, drifters and pollution, natural resources, eco-sustainable materials etc); CHANGE – COEXISTENCE (climate change, solidarity between individuals and the environment, optimistic visions, aesthetic balance of nature, etc.).

Covid-19 Pandemic allow us to reflect on the real power of art, to restore, uplift, inspire and offer to all a hope for the future. International artists are welcome to submit works before of September, 30, 2020.This is a great opportunity not to be missed!

The Exhibition  includes:

  • Video & Films Review by recognized video and Land Artists;
  • Opening and drink Welcome;
  • Live Performance;
  • Printed and PDF version Art Catalogs
  • Video Presentation and video Catalog of the event
  • Curatorial texts in Italian and English language
  • Award & Fellowship;
  • Contemporary Art Calendar 2021;
  • Kit Press;
  • Artworks for sale in situ and online by e-commerce

ADDITIONAL EVENT

In conjunction with the exhibition and from 1 to 9 December 2020, we have an urban art residency in the city of Lecce, if you are interested. The works made during the residency will be exhibited in this exhibition. To learn more about art residency see on this link https://www.artjobs.com/open-calls/residency/italy/19264/urban-art-residency and contact us at primopianorecidency@gmail.com thanks! You're welcome

Prize summary: 
Prize & Award
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To increase the artist's career opportunities we will give visibility with prizes and certificates on parchment paper.

  • Luciana Palmieri Foundation (Gold Award);
  • Platinium Award;
  • Silver Award;
  • Bronze Award
  • Art Calendar 2021 "Art & Nature"

To learn more visit website

Deadline: 
09/30/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
ask for info
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Art Dash 2020

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December 19, 2020 from 6-9pm
at Beacon Gallery
524B Harrison, Avenue
Boston MA 02118

Preview: Saturday, December 19, 12-6pm

Event: Saturday, December 19, 6-9pm

In 2020 artists need our support more than ever. Beacon Gallery is issuing an open call for art that will be shown and sold in a one-night-only event to directly provide support to New England’s visual artists. Art Dash is a true pop-up event. A daytime preview will permit visitors to plan their strategy and prioritize which pieces they would like to acquire. From 6 pm sharp, patrons are permitted to remove work from the walls to complete a purchase and take the piece home with them that evening. All works in this exhibition will be priced at $100 and exhibiting artists will receive 100% of the proceeds from their sales.

The exhibition will be juried by Beacon Gallery Owner and Director Christine O’Donnell along with Jessica Burko, artist, educator, and Program Manager and Curator at the Photographic Resource Center Boston. Sponsors for Art Dash include Aquitaine Restaurant Group, Stella Artois, Goose Island Brewery, Babe Wine, and Lucas Bols Distillery. By promoting thoughtful support for local arts communities, Art Dash is guaranteed to be an event to remember!

Prize summary: 
$100 per work sold
Prizes Details: 

All works in this exhibition will be priced at $100 and exhibiting artists will receive 100% of the proceeds from their sales.

Deadline: 
08/01/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$45
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