The Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is more and more in the focus of professional attention

The Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, based on ten long years’ experience, is gaining ever more attention and recognition. This is well supported by the number and artistic value of the artworks submitted to the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland. During the ten-week submission period 2249 artworks by 934 artists were submitted altogether, which is almost the double of the previous edition of the Biennial.

If we regard the country of origin of the applicants, the objective “to place side by side the local and the universal, and thus to find and define the role of endeavours in the field of graphic art, born in the region as well as in other parts of the world, within global trends…”, often expressed by the late curator of the Biennial, Zsolt Siklódi, seems more and more feasible. Artworks were submitted from 58 countries all over the world; similarly to the 2012 and 2014 editions, Hungary, Romania and Poland are the most represented countries, besides, there is an increasing representation of Russia, Serbia, India and China as well.

The deadline of the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland was April 3, midnight; the first phase of the evaluation of the jury took place at the Covasna County Cultural Center on 5-6 April. The members of the jury are internationally acknowledged art historians and artists: dr. Cristian Aurel Opriş, Associate Professor of the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca; dr. István Erőss, Head of the Visual Arts Institute of the Eszterházi Károly University in Eger; Liu Chun-Lan, Professor of the National Taiwan University of Art; dr. Anca Boeriu, Assistant Professor of the National University of Arts Bucharest; Zoltán Vécsi Nagy, art historian, director of the Transylvanian Art Center; Ábel Kónya, chief curator of the Modem from Debrecen, Hungary; Apor Ferencz S., artist.

Five members of the professional jury evaluated the artworks on the spot and two members evaluated them online. From among more than two thousand works 295 were selected into the second phase. The applications that did not conform to the formal requirements of the call for application were excluded from the start; the remaining artworks were evaluated exclusively from a professional point of view.

Dr. István Erőss graphic artist noted that this year’s material was highly varied and all sorts of tendencies were represented thanks to the fact that there were applicants from all over the world. The generational differences among the artists were also perceptible; the differences between the views of the so-called “older” artists and university students were clearly contoured. Apor Ferencz S., the curator of the Biennial expressed his satisfaction over the fact that a great part of the applicants submitted artworks in conformity with the basic conception of the “G5” call for applications.

The list of the selected artworks / 2018

During the ten-week application period 2,249 artworks have been submitted altogether from 934 creators, which is nearly twice as much as the previous release. The professional jury selected 294 works for the exhibition material, which are the following:

No.

Author’s name

Title of the art work

Country

1 Ács Kinga-Noémi Hunyadi Square2 ROU
2 Adam Czech Impression – Sum of branches of Ejrezjone POL
3 Adrian Czyż landscape I POL
4 Adrian Lis HIM ROU
5 Adrian Schichta from the series Instructions, V POL
6 Adriana Lucaciu RIGHT! NOTHING LEFT! ROU
7 Albert Levente Elmozdult kerítések 2. ROU
8 Alberto Balletti Gaze 1 ITA
9 Aleksandra Lasoń INTERIOR XXVII POL
10 Aleksandra Szlęk Peace is war 1 POL
11 Peace is war 8
12 Aleksej Sivcevic Merluccius merluccius / Sketch for tapestry SRB
13 Alexandru Radulescu Negative and positive effects of subordinations 1 ROU
14 Negative and positive effects of subordinations 2
15 Alja Košar UNTITLED SLO
16 Amadeusz Popek Mediaegg POL
17 Ana Vivoda Traces 1 HRV
18 Anali Vakili lost in the woods IRN
19 the lake
20 Andrea Dramićanin Balaclava SRB
21 Andreea Gheorghe Common sight/ Un bloc oarecare ROU
22 Andro Banovac Serotonin addiction seria – Screen hibernation HRV
23 Andrzej Mosio Trans-Organic III POL
24 Andrzej Węcławski From the series “Ilusion and meanings I” POL
25 Angyal Olívia Red Meadow ROU
26 Dawn
27 Anna Bányay Guardians HUN
28 Anna Trojanowska DEREFERENCJE_07 POL
29 DEREFERENCJE_08
30 António Canau TIE IN GOLD!? POR
31 Art Werger Life Below USA
32 At the Crossroads
33 Artur Masternak Difference POL
34 Difference and repetition
35 Aticha Suttiwerawat Gag THA
36 Attri Chetan Laying Together IND
37 Bikram Narzary Kochari of kingdom IND
38 Boros Mátyás Fontos hibák 4. HUN
39 Botár László ERŐLTETETT MEGTERMÉKENYÍTÉS ROU
40 Branko Nikolov Vhod – Izhod BGR
41 Budai Lotte “A névtelen és személytelen dolgok birodalma” HUN
42 Büki Zsuzsanna Foszló örökségünk II. HUN
43 Cai Wantong Family CHN
44 Căbuz Andrea Otthoni szentség 2. ROU
45 Cătălin Tăvală Sanctuar ROU
46 Chandan Bez baruah Untitled 2, (behind me series) IND
47 Untitled
48 Chang yu ya Love in here TPE
49 Cholewa Stanislaw unknow III POL
50 Christina Valenkova Deep water RUS
51 Cleo Wilkinson Then III AUS
52 Concha García Anthropocene ESP
53 Csontó Lajos Prímszámos arckép HUN
54 Go New World
55 Cui Xiaohua The God’s Eye CHN
56 Dajana Džafo Natural environment No1 HRV
57 Natural environment No2
58 Daradics Árpád Hipnózis HUN
59 Daria Wollman untitled POL
60 Diego Sann Survival Initiative “III” BRA
61 Survival Initiative “VI”
62 Dimitrije Pecić The rain SRB
63 The Danube
64 Dominik Wlodarek Staircase I, Gdansk, St Mary’s Church POL
65 Dr. Nityananda Gaine War & Children-1 BAN
66 War & Children-2
67 Edi Sunaryo Mask IDN
68 Elena Gómez LLUVIA ESP
69 Ewelina Kolakowska Bodysfaction POL
70 Farshid Heydari Downfall of Identity II IRN
71 Fazakas Barna Focus (at day) ROU
72 Fehér István Kék kisérlet HUN
73 Felsmann Tamás FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR No.1 HUN
74 FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR No.2
75 Finta Edit Elesettek, Elhurcoltak, Szenvedők, Hősök emlékére HUN
76 Fülöp Mária “Érintve” 1(Atins/ Touched) ROU
77 “Érintve” 3 (Atins/ Touched)
78 Gabrijela Bulatovic Dunja Savic SRB
79 Drugo dete
80 Gagyi Judit Eszter Hiba az apparátusban 1. ROU
81 Georg Bothe Carbona not Glue VIII, e.a. IV/VI GER
82 Carbona not Glue XII, e.a. II/VI
83 Glenn Thomas Theories on Birth and Death-Part 12 NED
84 Gökçe Aysun Kaya Conversion in the Rüzgar I TUR
85 Conversion in the Rüzgar II
86 Gui Jiang Forest CHN
87 Haider Ali Jan Purple Triangle PAK
88 Spectator PAK
89 Harmath Ica Buborék 3 HUN
90 Haruhiko Yoshinaga Greenhouse / T.O.16-1-03 JPN
91 Paling/T.O.16-1-04
92 flip side
93 Hegedűs 2 László 3NŐVÉR HUN
94 Hong qiang bian GUARD CHN
95 ROAD
96 Ichikawa Ayana マニキュアの人 JPN
97 Ioan Horvath Bugnariu VOX POPULI ROU
98 Irina Gonzales Microhabitat 2 Peru
99 Microhabitat 3
100 Ivácson Rebekka ALTERATION no1 ROU
101 ALTERATION no2
102 Ivana Stanković Dance Line III SRB
103 Izabella Retkowska inter02 POL
104 Jaco Putker Transient Life No.2 NED
105 Interior 56
106 Jaeger Tibor angyali szárnyak 4 SWE
107 Jaka Bonča Cavalier Typesetting 8 SLO
108 Jakub Jaszewski Firewall POL
109 Error
110 Jakub Zdejszy Memorys II POL
111 Janne Nytorp Greyflower 3 FIN
112 Javier Mazzeo TRUE 2 ARG
113 TRUE 19
114 Jayne Reid Jackson What Dreams May Come USA
115 Jing Liu <Master 03-2> CHN
116 <Master 07>
117 <Master 05>
118 Jintu Mohan Kalita UNTITLE – I IND
119 Jolanta Mikulskyte Livin’ and being. Worm LTU
120 Jónás Péter Kő – metamorfózis (MONOLIT) IV. HUN
121 Kő – metamorfózis (MONOLIT) V.
122 José Antonio Maíz Peru
123 Josipa Krolo Melancholy 1 HRV
124 Melancholy 2
125 Judyta Bernaś JEDNIA_14_alba POL
126 Justin Diggle Amoebic Stealth Drone USA
127 Amoebic Surveillance
128 Jutamas Buncharoen Love in the hell THA
129 Kádár Katalin A parton/1 HUN
130 Kamil Zaleski Cwiczenia 2 POL
131 Cwiczenia 3
132 Kamruzzaman Kamruzzaman Global worming BAN
133 Kántor József Égi létra III. HUN
134 Karol Pomykała Gemini 2 POL
135 Károly-Zöld Gyöngyi “IN MEMORIAM” Nr.1 ROU
136 Karthik V Me IND
137 Katarzyna Gielecka-Grzemska Double POL
138 Kemal Yildiz My Life to Live TUR
139 Kitipong Ngowsiri IN THE WAITING TIME No.1 THA
140 IN THE WAITING TIME No.2
141 Köllő Margit Fény-árnyék ROU
142 Kortmann Jaray Katalin Prizma 1 HUN
143 Prizma 2
144 Prizma 3
145 Kovács Nikolett Rekombináció II. HUN
146 Kristina Norvilaitė War is not needed LTU
147 Kristina Restović Dreams 1 HRV
148 Krnács Ágota Ceredi jelenés I. – A két tanú HUN
149 Ceredi jelenés II. – Felhőbe öltözötten
150 Ceredi jelenés III. – A második jaj elmúlt
151 Kun Péter Elmentek otthonról II. HUN
152 László Hajnalka Superheroine ROU
153 Laura Traila Pilot Automat I ROU
154 Pilot Automat II
155 Lehoczki Liza Rózsaszínben minden szebb I. HUN
156 Rózsaszínben minden szebb II.
157 Rózsaszínben minden szebb III.
158 Leonte Gabriella A halálra táncoltatott lány I. ROU
159 Léstyán Csaba Csend ROU
160 Leu Aurelian Sfinx ROU
161 Lipkovics Péter Mimikri 2 HUN
162 Liu Fu Lost Paradise series III CHN
163 Lost Paradise series IV
164 Luiza- Paula Preda Need for Air ROU
165 Łukasz Koniuszy Cylindrical Structure POL
166 Sacral Structure
167 Habitable Structure
168 Luzsicza Lajos Árpád szf.Párizs-2 HUN
169 Maciej Bohdanowicz Naked eye is not enough #4 POL
170 Naked eye is not enough #6
171 Naked eye is not enough #7
172 Maciej Zdanowicz Phonographic IV POL
173 Madalina-Marcela Tusinean Mostenire 2 ROU
174 Magda Szplit Identity IV POL
175 Magdalena Zieniewicz Fire POL
176 Water
177 Earth
178 Magén István Rajzok HUN
179 Maja Dudek In the kitchen POL
180 Dining room
181 Malgorzata Chomicz Silence IV ITA
182 Silence V
183 Malgorzata Stachurska GENESIS XI POL
184 Małgorzata Stanielewicz Stone and water. Venice POL
185 Marcin Bialas Other Way 5 POL
186 Empty Egg 1
187 Marcin Hajewski The darkest part of the day POL
188 Black river
189 Marcin Pawłowski Proces DMB-I POL
190 Marek Zajko OBLUTION IV / VERSION 2 POL
191 Marija Andjelkovic State of transition IV SRB
192 State of transition VIII
193 Marko Stanimirović Golden baby SRB
194 Marta Lech 03.09 POL
195 Marta Mączka Graveyard POL
196 Marta Wapiennik Dangerous spectre I POL
197 Dangerous spectre III
198 Mateusz Patrzyk de Oliveira White horse on black, black knight on white POL
199 Mayer Éva Bevésődés I. HUN
200 Bevésődés II.
201 Mehdi Darvishi The Extended night I IRN
202 The Extended night II
203 The Extended night III
204 Mehrdad Khataei Turn Back The Clock IRN
205 Mihail Voicu No Exit, IV (Real Eye Drawning) ROU
206 Miklós Gábor Grimaszk I. HUN
207 Grimaszk III.
208 Miklósi Dénes SMS ROU
209 Miklóssy Mária Baba és a fagylalt ROU
210 Milan Krajnović Temptation BIH
211 Milica Bjelanovic SPACE IN TIME SRB
212 Milind Atkale Past and present IND
213 Miran Kres VHZ 1 SLO
214 VHZ 2
215 Monika Brzegowska War POL
216 Muhammet Fatih Gök Modern Landscape – Against The Wall TUR
217 Modern Landscape – Cloud
218 Natalia Pawlus I’m here POL
219 Nikola Radosavljevic St. Touch SRB
220 Nils-Erik Mattsson Message I SWE
221 Olesya Dzhurayeva BlueMySky 5 UKR
222 Orbán Anna-Mária Három könycsepp – azaz a három halál közöl melyike ROU
223 Orosz Csaba States of Mind by Zurbaran 1. HUN
224 Ovidiu Tarța Peisaj 2 ROU
225 Peisaj 3
226 Pál Csaba Folyamatos jelen 01 HUN
227 Patrick Luetzelschwab Track 3 GER
228 Yard 01 GER
229 Pavel Bushuev Deformation RUS
230 Paweł Kwiatkowski trip one POL
231 trip three
232 Petca Ovidiu Arthur VI ROU
233 Péter Ágnes ÉTER II. HUN
234 Péter Alpár Föld-rajz1 (IRN) ROU
235 Pierre Matsas Głowa POL
236 Piyangkoon Tanvichien Lady-Flower-the Birth of a New Life 4 THA
237 Lady-Flower-the Birth of a New Life 5
238 Rába Judit Oldás-Kötés /A HUN
239 RAHUL DHIMAN FINAL DESTINATION IND
240 Rakk Adrián Ernő A munkaidőnek vége HUN
241 Răzvan Anton Fading Study (Synagogue) ROU
242 Renata Gogol Sofia I POL
243 Robert Jancovic jr Calm before the storm SVK
244 Sajeev Visweswaran Vadakoottu JACKFRUIT 1 USA
245 Samira Zamani Back In The Day GER
246 I Love You, She tells her image in the mirror
247 Sanja Žigić from series of artworks “Barriers” SRB
248 Shoko Kawai Magic of killing oneself #11 JPN
249 Shuqi Gao Duoqi (1) CHN
250 Siklódy Ferenc játék idővel és térrel 2 ROU
251 Silvia Gaona Pectore Involvit In Plastic MEX
252 Sipos Sandor ‘Revisiting Freud” CAN
253 Sipos-Gaudi Tünde | / _ ROU
254 Siwei Peng After raining CHN
255 Stark István Tattoo HUN
256 Stefanovits Péter Hódolat III. HUN
257 Sudeep Bashyal Beyond the Shape NPL
258 Sun Yan Silence of the woods CHN
259 Suzana Fântânariu VAL II- În memoria lui Hokusai ROU
260 Szén András Köztér ROU
261 Szepessy Béla Homunculus HUN
262 Szőke Erika A feltárás c. sorozatból – A bőrös kakaó SVK
263 A feltárás c. sorozatból- A gyöngyös húsleves
264 Ștefan Dorel Găină Dreaming time ROU
265 Thammasin Darunkan Flowing THA
266 Inserting the Past THA
267 Thanaporn Anyamaneecharoen My Creation of Adam THA
268 My… No.2
269 Tomasz Winiarski Perpetuum mobile: XC POL
270 Török Tihamér Useless collection ROU
271 Tue Thu Nguyen Thi Finally I met my mother! VNM
272 Ujvárossy László Hogyha megnövök, Pókember lesz belőlem ROU
273 Vaida Varnagiene Tower 6 IRL
274 The Cathedral
275 Valentina Ștefănescu I can not hear anything ROU
276 Vinicius Sordi Libardoni Lake Shore POL
277 Vladimir Milanovic Dinner SRB
278 Entity
279 Vladimir Palibrk Idol 03 FRA
280 Weronika Siupka Keyboard POL
281 Wieme Frédéric Prosternation BEL
282 le monde enchanteur
283 Wieslaw Haladaj Altar POL
284 Wojciech Tylbor-Kubrakiewicz IND–SFO USA
285 Xavier Tárrega VerOirCallar-2016 ESP
286 Xiaoyun Kang Known,unkonwn·series 4 CHN
287 Xie Chong The environment of war CHN
288 Yangliu Yu Window CHN
289 Zareba witold Typography of Freedom Rudy 102c POL
290 Zenon Burdy Harbour 17g CAN
291 Zhang Hui The memory and evolution of Dunhuang CHN
292 Zhang XinYe After dinner.3 CHN
293 Zhaoyang Zeng The Tragedy of Geometry V USA
294 The Tragedy of Geometry II
295 Zoran Mishe Tie Silencer BGR

The Graphic Art Biennial’s deadline has been extended

The professional artists and the art university students have 4 more days to participate in the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland. The organizers are waiting for the digital reproduction of the artworks by April 3, midnight (UTC+2) instead of March 30.

The registration form and further information related to application is available at the following link: https://grafikaiszemle.ro/wp2/en/call-for-application-2018/

10 days left to send your application

The call for applications of the 5th Graphic Art Biennial is valid for 10 more days. We expect the uploading of the digital reproductions of the artworks on our website until 30 March 2018, 12:00 (AM).

Artworks can be submitted in one comprehensive category, printed graphics, which includes graphic artworks created with traditional procedures of graphic art; graphic artworks created with digital methods of image creation and printed with digital devices; and graphic artworks prepared with digital methods of image creation but printed with traditional methods.

The disqualifying condition of participation is that the artworks have been created in the past 2 years. We expect the applications of professional artists as well as art university students from Romania and from abroad.

Further information regarding submission is available at: www.grafikaiszemle.ro.

Best regards
Apor Ferencz S.
curator of the biennial
Sfântu Gheorghe, 20th of March 2018

The 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland has been launched

In the series of the Graphic Art Biennials of Szeklerland, the curator Zsolt Siklodi’s unexpected, tragic death has compelled the organizers to a painful and necessary reconsideration. Zsolt Siklodi often suggested that “The objective of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is to place side by side the local and the universal, and thus to find and define the role of endeavours in the field of graphic art, born in the region as well as in other parts of the world, within global trends…”.

The organizers have also built the basic concept of this year’s biennial around these determining thoughts: “The experience gained in the past decade has shown that the relationship between the pixel-based image and traditional graphic art raises much more complex questions than it seemed at the first approach. A beneficial, fertilizing transgression can be observed between the digital and the analog worlds, which has extended the possibilities of expression of the graphic image, opening new horizons in the field of graphic art. The 2018 ‘G5’ Biennial wishes to provide an opportunity for the presentation of these interactions.” The new curator, Apor Ferencz S., artist from Miercurea Ciuc, also wishes to carry out his activity in the spirit of these ideas.

The call for application of the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is already public, graphic artists from the country and abroad can submit their artworks until March 30, 2018, 12:00 am. Submission can exclusively be made on the website www.grafikaiszemle.ro, via the online entry form. The digital reproductions of the artworks can be uploaded online, via the entry form, together with the required data. In the first phase, the jury will evaluate the digital reproductions; the artworks selected into the second phase will be included in the catalogue of the event and will form part of the exhibition.

The members of the jury are internationally acknowledged art historians and artists: dr. Cristian Aurel Opriş, Associate Professor of the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca; dr. István Erőss, Head of the Visual Arts Institute of the Eszterházi Károly University in Eger; Liu Chun-Lan, Professor of the National Taiwan University of Art; dr. Anca Boeriu, Assistant Professor of the National University of Arts Bucharest; Zoltán Vécsi Nagy, art historian, director of the Transylvanian Art Center; Ábel Kónya, chief curator of the Modem from Debrecen, Hungary; Apor Ferencz S., artist. The jury awards four prizes: the Main Prize of the Biennial (2000 euro) and three further prizes, the Nagy Imre Prize, the Plugor Sándor Prize and the Nagy Pál Prize (1000 euro each).

The awarding ceremony of this year’s biennial will take place on October 13, 2018, and will be preceded by the opening of the exhibition from the selected artworks in the Transylvanian Art Center from Sfântu Gheorghe. Within the framework of the event, the exhibition of the works of Zsolt Siklodi, former curator of the biennial, will be opened in the House with Arcades, as well as the exhibition of the works of Kamil Kucurek, winner of the previous biennial, in the Magma Contemporary Art Space.

Photo credit: Vargyasi Levente

Zsolt Siklodi / 1966–2017

After Zsolt Siklodi’s unexpected, tragic death, many of us ‒ organizers, artists ‒ asked the pressing question how to go on. Now, as the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is approaching, we start facing the void he left behind. For Zsolt Siklodi was not merely an honorary curator. He was the initiator, strategist, implementer, if necessary, graphic artist, manual labourer of the Biennial, he gave the team the cutting edge. In the past years he was working hard, sparing no pains, so that the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland should become a prestigious event of international standard. His firm intention was accompanied by enthusiasm and an extraordinary tactical sense. He managed to convince everybody that there is a need for such an event, it is feasible and in this way the region can figure on the art map of the world. He always consistently emphasized: “The objective of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is to place side by side the local and the universal, and thus to find and define the role of endeavours in the field of graphic art, born in the region as well as in other parts of the world, within global trends…”. He regarded the initial difficulties as challenge and experience that one can learn from. This is the reason why with every biennial he got closer to achieving his goal. As regards the 4th biennial, which took place in 2016, we can safely state that it became one of the most important graphic art events. Besides several international feedbacks, this is also attested by numbers: 1238 artworks were submitted from 41 countries from all over the world. He could still witness how his hard work yielded fruit. However, he was the sort of man who could never stop. He set newer, more ambitious goals for himself, so that what he started should be ever more perfect. There was no time for him to sit back, as if he had felt the pressure of time.

Zsolt Siklodi is no longer with us and we are now standing at a loss, overwhelmed by his absence. There is no one to ask how to go on. There is only one thing we, who have taken part in this process, even if only tangentially, know for sure: it is our duty to continue the path marked by him.

On behalf of the organizing team:
István Erőss

Call For Application, 2018

The 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Sfântu Gheorghe, 2018

The Harghita, Mureş and Covasna County Councils, together with the Cultural Center of Covasna County and the Lăzarea Cultural and Creation Center, announce the application for the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, organized between January 23 and December 20, 2018.

The experience gained in the past decade has shown that the relationship between the pixel-based image and traditional graphic art raises much more complex questions than it seemed at the first approach. A beneficial, fertilizing transgression can be observed between the digital and the analog worlds, which has extended the possibilities of expression of the graphic image, opening new horizons in the field of graphic art. The 2018 “G5” Biennial wishes to provide an opportunity for the presentation of these interactions.

In the spirit of the ideas above, the organizers of the biennial expect the submission of printed graphics created with the following procedures:
— graphic artworks created with traditional procedures of graphic art;
— graphic artworks created with digital methods of image creation and printed with digital devices;
— graphic artworks prepared with digital methods of image creation but printed with traditional methods.

Terms and Conditions of Participation in the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland

The terms and conditions of the biennial have partly changed! Please read the terms and conditions of participation attentively!

1. PARTICIPANTS
Professional artists and art university students may participate in the biennial if their application is in conformity with the Terms and Conditions included in the Call for Application.
Associations and professional organizations cannot apply.

2. CRITERIA OF ARTWORKS TO BE SUBMITTED
— The topic of the artworks can be freely chosen.
— The paper size of the artworks must be minimum 30×30 cm, and maximum 100×100 cm.
— The submitted graphic artwork has been created in the past two years.
— All artworks created with printed graphics procedures are accepted, included in the definition of graphics in terms of high, low and plain print methods (woodcut and linocut, aquaforte, aquatint, mezzotint, lithography, screen printing, individual print, C-print, offset, electrographics, etc.).
— Artworks created in pencil, pastel, coal, ink and other individual, that is not multiplication procedures as well as photos printed without any image manipulation or reproductions of artworks (paintings, sculptures, installations, performances, etc.) are not accepted.

3. NUMBER OF ARTWORKS TO BE SUBMITTED
Every artist may participate with maximum 3 artworks. Every submitted artwork counts as 1 artwork. The elements of a series count as separate artworks; thus, a three-element series counts as three artworks.

4. SUBMISSION
Submission is only possible on the following website, via the online entry form:
https://grafikaiszemle.ro/wp2/en/entry-form-2018

The digital reproductions of the artworks can be uploaded online, via the entry form, together with the required data.

Parameters of digital reproductions:
— the file size of the digital image may not exceed 15 MB;
— the digital images can be uploaded in uncompressed jpg, jpge or png format, 300 dpi resolution;
— the longer size must be minimum 2500 pixels.

If the uploading was successful, the system will send a confirmation message to the e-mail address specified in the filled-in entry form. If you might have problems with online registration, please contact the organizers on the following e-mail: office@grafikaiszemle.ro

The deadline of submitting the digital reproductions is (March 30) April 3, 2018, midnight (UTC+2).

Important! With submission the applicants assume that, if their submitted works are selected by the jury, they will send the original artworks by post or will submit them to the biennial in person.  The organizers do not assume the printing of the artworks or the refunding of printing costs!

Important! For the phase of preselection please don’t send the original artworks by post! If this is the case, we are unable to send back the original artworks.

5. ENTRY FEE
There is no entry fee for the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.

6. SELECTION OF THE ARTWORKS, EVALUATION BY THE JURY
The members of the jury are internationally acknowledged art historians and artists.
The evaluation will take place in two phases: preselection and the selection of the awarded artworks.
The decisions of the jury cannot be overridden.

6/a Preselection
The preselection will take place based on the digital reproductions of the artworks to be submitted.
The jury will select the artworks that qualify for the second phase; these artworks will be included in the catalogue of the biennial.
All participants will be informed on the results of preselection via e-mail.

6/b Sending the artworks qualifying for the second phase by post
The original artworks must be sent by post or submitted to the biennial in person.
Please attach to the submitted artworks the printed entry form received via e-mail during online registration in the first phase. The artworks must be numbered and signed in accordance with the international graphics standards.
Original graphic artworks must be submitted without their frames or mat boards, in portfolios or carton reels.

Postal / shipping address:
Centrul de Cultură al Judeţului Covasna
RO-520008 Sfântu Gheorghe, Str. Libertății, nr. 2
Jud. Covasna
România

Please indicate on the postal package:
The 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland
For cultural purpose only, no commercial value!

The deadline for sending the original artworks by post (postmark date) or submitting them in person is May 18, 2018.
Artworks sent after the deadline will be automatically excluded.

We do not assume any responsibility and cannot compensate for possible damages that might occur during transport.

6/c Prizes
1. Main Prize of the Biennial: 2000 Euro
2. Nagy Imre Prize: 1000 Euro
3. Plugor Sándor Prize: 1000 Euro
4. Nagy Pál Prize: 1000 Euro

7. EXHIBITION AND AWARDING
The artworks selected for the second phase will be exhibited in the course of the biennial depending on the exhibition surface and the ranking of the jury.
Venue: Transylvanian Art Center, Sfântu Gheorghe.
Official opening of the biennial: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 5 pm. The authors of the artworks will be informed on the decision of the jury and the details of the opening ceremony by post, phone or via e-mail.

8. FURTHER INFORMATION
— The awarded artworks will remain in the property of the Transylvanian Art Center.
— After the exhibitions of the Biennial the exhibited artworks will be sent back to their authors by post within one year.
— The selected artworks will be included in the biennial’s catalogue.
— The organizers of the biennial reserve the right to organize the exhibitions.

Submission implies the acceptance of the terms and conditions of participation in the biennial!

Download the call for application: .pdf