The Circolo Veneto, with the support of the Venice Civic Museums Foundation, announces the international prize competition called PREMIO MESTRE DI PITTURA with the aim of promoting and enhancing contemporary pictorial art.
The Prize, now in its sixth contemporary edition, is sponsored by: the Veneto Region, the Metropolitan City of Venice, the Municipality of Venice, with the collaboration of the Accademia delle Belle Arti of Venice and the Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation.
The competition involves the selection of 60 works that will be exhibited in the Collective Exhibition of the Finalists at the Candiani Cultural Center in Mestre. The finalist works will be published in full page in the printed catalog of the exhibition published by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, as well as on the page of the award's institutional website: www.premiomestredipiture.eu dedicated to the current edition.
The winners of the purchase prizes and the winners of further prizes will then be decreed from the sixty finalists as indicated in Article 3.
Candidates will also be able to obtain a personal page on the site https://amici.premiomestredipiture.eu, in the manner indicated in Article 7.
ART. 2 - ADMISSION CRITERIA AND SELECTION PROCEDURES
The theme of the competition is FREE. The competition is open to all without limits of age, sex, nationality. The works, to participate in the Prize, must be able to be classified as works of painting even if in full stylistic and technical freedom (it is specified that the techniques with printed reproduction * are not contemplated) and must have been made from 2021 onwards. Each artist can participate with only one work whose size must not exceed 150 cm at the base and 200 cm in height, including any frame. The applications for works that do not comply with the announcement, either by date or by technique or by size, will lead to exclusion from the final phase of the competition without any communication burden on the part of the organization.
The selected works must arrive equipped with a special hanger (even if without a frame). The framed works must fall within the indicated measurements and be free of glass (with the exception of works on paper).
The selection phase takes place on the basis of the photographic material sent by the participants at the time of registration.
* Not among the paintings eligible for the competition of prints photographs, the works created by applications and digital devices, images and generated or manipulated works through the use of computers, tablets, smartphones , applications, where technological intervention proves predominant and in any case in which the use of digital media intervenes in the creative process; interactive devices, augmented reality and virtual art projects , net art , rapid prototyping ; works of digital painting, gifs , giclée and photographs are also not contemplated.
ART. 3 - PURCHASE AWARDS ** AND OTHER AWARDS
Among all the participants in the Prize, the Technical Jury will decide the finalists and subsequently the winners of the purchase prizes :
1st PRIZE € 5,000,00. The work will become part of the Collection of the Civic Museums of Venice (Ca 'Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art).
2nd PRIZE € 3.000,00. The work will be exhibited at city cultural institutions or institutions.
3rd PRIZE € 2.000,00. The work will be exhibited at city cultural institutions or institutions.
The Technical Jury, in addition to the above prizes, reserves the right to assign MENTIONS to the finalist artists.
The Associazione Artigiani Mestre CGIA, will assign a Special Purchase Award of € 1,500, according to the judgment of the CGIA Jury chaired by Prof. Angelo Zennaro and made up of entrepreneurs and collectors, to one of the finalist works, on the theme "The nature of the work of 'art and its influence on changes". The CGIA of Mestre proposes for the second consecutive year the painting prize identifying the deserving work among the languages of the 60 finalists and their influence on the changes in our society, with the intention of activating a permanent relationship between the cultural value and the inexhaustible deposit of images, from the past to the present.
The Zanetti Onlus Foundation will assign a Special Purchase Award of € 1,500, dedicated to the theme "Young people and elsewhere", according to the judgment of a specific jury made up of members of the Zanetti Foundation, to one of the finalist works that well represents the attention to world of minors and the need for them to open up to an understanding of diversity and the importance of dialogue and comparison with others and elsewhere: the underlying theme of the activities and awareness-raising work carried out by the Treviso Foundation.
The Mestre Award Organization will award scholarships to young finalist artists of no more than 25 years of age on the expiry date of this announcement, for works deemed worthy.
The Mestre Prize Organization also reserves the right to assign ADDITIONAL PRIZES to works deemed worthy.
All finalist artists will also compete for the awarding of the POPULAR JURY PRIZE.
Among all the non-finalist candidates, further works will be identified deserving of positive evaluation by the Technical Jury, for which a specific Certificate of merit will be sent after the end of the event.
** The works awarded through the type of "purchase prize" will actually be purchased (and will remain the property) by the Bodies, Companies or Individuals who have made the prizes available. As required by law, a withholding tax will be applied to purchase prizes or in any case in cash.
ART. 4 - METHOD OF REGISTRATION, SENDING AND WITHDRAWAL OF WORKS
Artists must register by June 30, 2022, by filling in the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM available on this page.
The candidate works, whose image must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org within three working days from the registration confirmation message, must be accompanied by the following information: title, year of execution, technique of execution, dimensions : (height x base) without frame and (height x base) including any frame.
The registration fee is set at € 45.00 to partially cover organizational and secretarial expenses. Artists of no more than 35 years of age on the expiry date of this announcement, regularly enrolled in study courses at the Art Academies of the national territory, are exempted from the registration fee, to be documented at the time of registration for the competition, by means of self-certification to be completed in the registration form.
Payment of the registration fee can be made within the deadline with:
Postal Bulletin: c / c n. 95545778 - in the name of "Il Circolo Veneto" with Reason for "Iscrizione Premio Mestre 2022, surname and name of the artist".
Bank transfer: to IBAN: IT64P0760102000000095545778, BIC / SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX - in the name of "Il Circolo Veneto" with Reason for "Iscrizione Premio Mestre 2022, surname and name of the artist".
N.B. The payment must be certified by attaching the relevant receipt, complete with reason, to the email sending the image of the candidate work.
N.B. Artists who do not comply with the registration fee will not be taken into consideration for the selection.
N.B. Shipping: the works must not be sent during the registration phase, but must be sent only by the finalist artists for the group exhibition, who will be notified in advance for the purpose.
N.B. the finalist artists must comply with the declared measurements and the work must correspond to the photographic image sent for selection.
ART. 5 - JURY AND SELECTION
The Technical Jury will select the finalists and subsequently the winners of the prizes.
The results of the selections will be published on the website www.premiomestredipittura.eu and the selected ones will be notified individually.
The announcement of the winners will take place on the occasion of the Award Ceremony at the Toniolo Theater in Mestre.
The judgment of the Jury is unquestionable and incontrovertible; any possibility of appeal is therefore excluded.
The exhibition will be set up and organized by the Venice Civic Museums Foundation and the Circolo Veneto.
Transport costs (round trip) and any insurance of the works will be borne and by the individual artists.
ART. 6 - PHASES AND DEADLINES
Registration deadline: June 30, 2022.
Collective Exhibition of the Finalists of the Mestre Painting Award 2022 from 16 September to 16 October 2022 at the Candiani Cultural Center in Mestre.
Announcement of the winners during the ceremony on the evening of 30 September 2022 at the Toniolo Theater in Mestre.
The opening times and the awards ceremony will be communicated later.
The Organization reserves the right to extend the deadlines of the call if the need arises and communicate them in time to all participants.
The Organization will send by e-mail to all subscribers communications regarding all stages of the Award and any changes that may be made to this announcement.
ART. 7 - FRIENDS SITE PAINTING MESTRE AWARD
All the artists regularly registered for the prize, regardless of the competition results, upon their explicit request, will be able to have the candidate works published free of charge in a PERSONAL PAGE on the site https://amici.premiomestredipittura.eu, according to the instructions specified on the corresponding page of the site.
The personal page shows the image and information of the candidate work, a summary of biographical information and artistic curriculum, and any contact references.
The finalist works of each edition, nominated by artists already present with their own personal page on the site https://amici.premiomestredipittura.eu, will be automatically inserted by updating the corresponding page with the data present in the exhibition of the finalists, specifying the outcome of the competition, which will be communicated by email.
The non-finalist works that have obtained an evaluation with merit by the Technical Jury, nominated by artists already present with their own personal page on the site https://amici.premiomestredipittura.eu, will be automatically inserted by updating the corresponding page with the data provided at the time of application, which will be communicated by email.
Artists with a personal page on the site will be able to request any information updates by the deadline / publication of the call following each edition for which they have applied.
Each personal page is guaranteed to be published for two years following the artist's last candidacy for the Mestre Painting Award.
The Organization of the Prize, while ensuring the utmost care and custody of the works received, declines all responsibility for any theft, fire or damage of any kind to the works that may occur during the stages of the event.
Each participant expressly authorizes the Organization to process the personal data transmitted pursuant to law 196/2003.
Each participant in the competition grants the Prize Organization the rights to reproduce the works free of charge, for the purpose of drafting the catalog and for other forms of communication and promotion, online and on paper.
The organizers of the competition will have the right to make a final decision on anything not specified in this announcement.
The Organization reserves the right to make changes to the announcement if the need arises and communicate them in time.
Membership and participation in the Award imply the unconditional acceptance of all the articles of this announcement; moreover, each participant agrees, if identified among the winners of the purchase prizes, to transfer the work to the buyer.
The organization of the Award is unrelated to any commercial activity, having the sole purpose of disclosure.
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