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Graphics Review

The first Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland

Harghita County Council, Covasna County Council and Mureş County Council, Lăzarea’s Cultural and Creation Center and Covasna County’s Cultural Center organize the first Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland between 17 May and 30 July 2010. The Biennial’s first- protector: Mr. Kelemen Hunor, Romania’s Minister of Culture and Patrimony.

Graphics Review, the first Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland participative conditions and regulations: 

The Biennial organizers have determined two categories:

  • Traditional Graphics category
  • Experimental Graphics category

I. Traditional Graphics category

1. Participants:

All Romanian, Hungarian or foreign country’s professional artists, including students from art universities may participate at this Biennial, accordingly to the regulation. All participants must attach his/her CV to the entry-form.

2. Details about the graphic arts:

All traditional graphics, creations made by printing method are accepted in this category high, low and plane press (wood and linocut, aquaforte, aquatint, mezzotint, litography, silkscreen, etc. – Drawings are not allowed). It’s obligatory to stick detail about the graphic on the back-side of it according to the attached form.

3. Every artist may participate with maximum three works, which could be series. Every sent work counts one creation.

4. The maximum size of the works is 100×70 cm.

5. Deadline and place: 18th April 2010, postal or personally to the following address: Centrul Cultural şi de Arte – Lăzarea RO- 537135, Lăzarea, aleea Bastionului 67. Jud. Harghita. Please write on: Graphics Biennial 2010.

6. Subjects are chosen freely, but have to be made in the last 5 years (not older).

7. The works have to be done under graphic press, according to graphics standards, numbering and signing.

II. Experimental Graphics category:

1. Participants:

All Romanian, Hungarian or foreign country’s professional artists, including students from art universities may participate at this Biennial, accordingly to the regulation. All participants must attach his/her CV to the entry-form.

2. Details about the graphic art works:

Every non-traditional graphic arts, creations made by printing method are accepted in this category recording to experimental graphics (experimental press, C-print, offset, electrographics etc. – Drawings are not allowed). It’s obligatory to stick details about the graphic art on the back-side according to attached form.

3. Every artist may participate with maximum three works, which could be a set. Every sent work counts one creation.

4. The maximum size of art works is 200×100 cm.

5. Deadline and place: 18th April 2010, postal or personally to the following address:
Centrul Cultural şi de Arte – Lăzarea RO- 537135, Lăzarea, aleea Bastionului 67. Jud. Harghita. Please write on: Graphics Biennial 2010.

6. Subjects are chosen freely but have to be made in the last 5 years (no older).

7. The works have to be signed.

Generalities:

  • Associations and corporations are not allowed to participate.
  • We ask the applicants to send the graphic arts without frame by post.

Grand opening and exposition:

  • The artistic works will be exposed in Sfântu-Gheorghe’s Museum and Gallery.  The Official opening will the take place at the Theater Tamási Áron, Sfântu Gherorghe. 18th May 2010, 19:00.
  • Participants will be informed in the right time, by post or e-mail about  the jury’s decision and about the opening ceremony.
  • The prized works remain in Biennial’s property.
  • The juried creations will be returned by post (maximum in one year).
  • The non-juried works will be returned until the end of this year.
  • The first 70 creations will appear in a Biennial catalogue, with the other details.
  • Multiplying entry- form is allowed.

The jury:

Art historians and graphic artists recognized on international levels.

Rewards:
1. The first prize of the Biennal is 2.000 Euro and is offered by the Hungarian company Vegyépszer ZRT.

2. Harghita County Council’s reward: 1000 EU

3. Covasna County Council’s reward: 1000 EU

4. Mures County Council’s reward: 1000 EU

Official opening will the take place at the Theater Tamási Áron in Sfântu Gherorghe, 18th May 201019:00

Covasna County’s Cultural Center, Imreh-Márton István, Director

Council of Harghita County, Cultural and Creation Center Lazarea, Kassay L. Péter, Director

Siklódi  Zsolt, Curator