Regulations

“EUROPEAN FESTIVAL PASTEL – MAŁOPOLSKA,
6th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PASTEL EXHIBITION - NOWY SĄCZ 2013  

The International Pastel Biennial is a contest organised for professional artists from Poland and abroad.    
The goal of the contest is to showcase contemporary works of art which use pastel technique and to compare artistic output of painters representing a variety of countries and cultures.  
   

HONORARY PATRONAGE  
  • Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
  • Marshal of Małopolska Province  
SPECIAL PATRONAGE
  • Royal Talens (the Netherlands)
  • SAKURA (Japan)

ARTISTIC PATRONAGE  
  • Union of Polish Artists and Designers
  • Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków

ORGANISER
  • SOKÓŁ Małopolska Culture Centre
  • BWA SOKÓŁ Gallery of Contemporary Art in Nowy Sącz

PROJECT PARTNERS
  • District Museum in Nowy Sącz
  • Lviv Academy of Fine Arts in Lviv
  • Romanian Artists’ Union in Baia Mare
  • ASPAS Spain Pastel Society  
  • Polish Pastellists Association

EXHIBITION CURATORS
  • Krzysztof Kuliś
  • Ewa Rams

PRIZES
  • Grand Prix            PLN 15.000
  • 1st Prize               PLN 8.000
  • 2nd Prize              PLN 6.000
  • 3rd Prize               PLN 5.000  
  • Honorary awards and awards funded sponsors will also be granted.
  • Note: Monetary awards are subject to income tax.

ATTENDANT EXHIBITIONS
  1. Marek Andała – Painting Grand Prix winner of the 5th International Pastel Biennial Exhibition, 2010
  2. Post- Plein air Exhibition of the International Pastel and Photography Plain-air Meeting “Nowy Sącz 2012”.
  3. The exhibition of the works in pastel technique created by the polish artists from 19th and 20th century.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE/ ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE
Ewa Rams – curator
SOKÓŁ Małopolska Culture Centre
Branch –BWA SOKÓŁ Gallery of Contemporary Art
ul. Kościuszki 14
33-300 Nowy Sącz
tel. fax +48 18 534 06 63
e-mail: e.rams@mcksokol.pl
www.biennalepasteli.mnet.pl

RULES AND REGULATIONS AS WELL AS THE REGISTRATION FORM ARE AVAILABLE  AT THE CONTEST WEBSITE AT: WWW.BIENNALEPASTELI.MNET.PL

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. The contest is open to professional artists from Poland and abroad as well as to students of final year at Art Academies.
   
PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST IS FREE

2. Each artist may submit three of his/her own works to the contest created between 2011 –  2013 that have not been displayed or awarded to date.
3. Eligible entries will be executed in oil or dry pastel technique on one plane (diptychs, triptychs etc. as well as collage and mixed media are excluded).
4. The novelty introduced in this edition is an option to submit an animated film which uses pastel technique. The film’s duration: maximum 3-5 minutes, recorded on DVD with a note on the file format pasted to the disc.
5. Entries must be submitted without frames, only in passe-partout in neutral colours (grey, cream or white) or without passe-partout; required dimensions 100x70 cm and/or 50x70 cm.
6. The post-contest exhibition will be presented in uniform 100x70 cm and 50x70 cm frames provided by the organisers.
7. The Qualifying Committee will select the entries to be presented at the contest exhibition on the basis of submitted photographs of 13x18cm in size for printed photographs or their electronic versions recorded on a CD or a DVD as TIFF, JPG, 300dpi, CMYK files.
8. Copies of the works submitted must be labelled to enable their identification: the entrant's name and surname, title of the entry, medium, date of creation, dimensions.
Note: The Organisers do not return the submitted materials, which are incorporated into the contest’s documentation.
9. Contest winners will be selected by an international Jury, upon viewing the original entries. The Jury has the right to reject the pre-selected works if they blatantly violate the Contest rules (e.g., a different entry, medium or dimensions). Decisions of the Qualifying Committee and the Jury are final and indisputable.

DEADLINES

10.  By February 28, 2013 -deadline for submitting legibly filled–in Registration Forms together with three copies of the entries, author’s photo and biography up to 500 characters counted without space (date of dispatch verified by the postal date stamp.)
11. By March 31, 2013  - deadline for informing artists about the decision of the Qualifying Committee. The list of participants of the contest exhibition will be posted on the contest website at: www.biennalepasteli.mnet.pl
12. By April 15, 2013  - deadline for submitting selected entries without frames or glass with the  information label attached at the back. The entries should be well-protected against damage.
The authors cover the costs of delivery and insurance of their entries for the duration of their transportation to the contest.
13. On September 6, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., the results of the contest will be announced and winners will be granted awards during the official opening of the 6th International Biennial Pastel Exhibition at BWA SOKÓŁ Gallery of Contemporary Art in Nowy Sącz at ul Kościuszki 34.  The list of winning Contest entrants will also be posted on the contest website at www.biennalepasteli.mnet.pl   


CONCLUDING INFORMATION:

14. Organisers reserve the right to publicise the submitted entries and their photographs in mass media and to produce documentation in form of bulletins, catalogues, video tapes and films for promotional purposes without paying royalties to authors.
15. The winning works (1 work) remain the property of the organisers. This rule does not apply to works which received rewards of honour.
16. The organisers plan to publish a catalogue with reproductions of the entries selected for the exhibition. Each entrant shall receive one copy of the catalogue and a poster free of charge.
17. By the end of April, 2014 the organisers reserve the right to keep the exhibition at their disposal for presentation in Kraków, Bratislava and Lviv.
After this date, the entries may be collected in person or they will be sent back to the address listed in the Registration Form at the organisers' cost.

Organisers are not liable for any damages or loss of the entries during transportation.
All information on the exhibitions of the Pastel Biennial will be posted at the contest website.



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