Contemporary Figurative Art Competition – PORTRAIT: the image of the soul

Are you ready? A new Contest is coming to keep you active Artistically! And it promises to be a real bomb!

SUBSCRIPTION CLOSED

The prize at stake is truly unprecedented!

The main prize is an Artwork worth 300 euros by Vicente Romero Redondo and the Exhibition of the finalists at Sala Consiliare del Primo Municipio of Roma Capitale with the Patrocinio dello stesso from Friday 11th of May to Thursday 17th of May.

Fast Information:

Deadline: 14th of April 2018
Membership Fee: FOR MEMBERS: 10 Euro
FOR NOT MEMBER: 20 Euro (10 iscrizione associazione + 10 Euro per partecipazione)

HOW TO SIGN UP: only online uploading the Artwork’s photo (read below)

THEME

The portrait is one of the oldest pictorial genres that the history of art has handed down to us with a specific purpose: to entrust one’s image to a painting to oppose the advance of time with the preservation of memory, a sort of realization of the Faustian dream of immortality, a deception halfway between truth and illusion with a subtle and vaguely disquieting charm.
In reality, the portrait is not only a pictorial genre, but a representation of the perception that artists of every age had of themselves and of man more generally, each according to their own time, their culture and their history.

Without going too far into the historical evolution of portraiture in pictorial art, the fundamental starting point in this Competition is the psychological key of the subject portrayed to fix an expression, an attitude, a pose that best interprets the character and soul of it.

The fundamental criteria for selection will be the quality, the research, the originality and the contemporaneity of the work.
For quality, research and originality, we mean the personal research of the subject portrayed that should not be saved from photo archives on the Internet, rather painted from the real or from a photograph taken personally by the competitor.

There will be no limitations of subject, technique or style, on canvas or paper. For pictorial work we mean any use or manual intervention with oil, tempera, acrylic, industrial paint, ink, watercolor, vinyl, gouache, pastels.
The graphic design works (graphite, charcoal, etc.), digital ones, engravings and copies of existing works are excluded.

The maximum size allowed for each side of the work is 200 cm.

THE JURY

Silvio Porzionato The Piedmontese artist lives and works in a close and intimate contact with nature and art. Porzionato is a figurative painter who prefers oil and acrylic painting on large canvases, concentrating mainly on the chromatic use of black and white and on various shades of gray, recounting in painting his very personal reflections on man and woman, inevitably, on the flow of time.

 

Justin Bradshaw The works of Justin Bradschaw are minimal in size but large in their content. Pervases of great intensity transmit messages of spirituality with mystical and charismatic convergences.
The technique used is that of oil on copper; it is an ancient technique developed during the Mannerist period and chosen in particular by Flemish and German artists for small and refined paintings

 

Jara Marzulli Graduated from the Bari Academy, she exhibited her paintings, always representing women or children or women and children (motherhood is a strong theme of her art and her life)

 

 

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SUBSCRIBE TO THE COMPETITION – SUBSCRIPTION CLOSED

 

The Cultural Association will register the Participant as Ordinary Member to the annual cost (12 months) of € 10 which will give the opportunity to participate in all the free events that will be proposed during the year; we are very active in the area and often offer events such as Drawing at the Gipsoteca (totally for free), Guided Tours of Exhibitions in Rome, Cultural and Educational Events inside the Association itself.

The entrance to Arts in Rome is reserved for members.

The membership to the cultural association Arts in Rome must be requested in advance online (using the form below) or downloaded Modulo di Iscrizione all’Associazione Arts in Rome and sent to [email protected] email or delivered in person to the Location.
The application will be assessed by the Association’s Board of Directors at its next meeting, when it will be accepted you will receive notice by email and you can pick one up at the Arts in Rome with a valid ID.

► Annual Cost: € 10.00 (valid for 12 months after registering) to be paid by Bank Transfer / Paypal or directly in Office

Minors: minors can join, but must go directly to our office accompanied by one of the parents or guardian, or bring the completed application form and signed together with a copy of a valid document of the parent (download here the question).


CALL

Contemporary Figurative Art Competition – PORTRAIT: the face is the image of the soul

Art.1 – PURPOSE

The Arts in Rome Cultural Association has launched a prize competition for artists, with the aim of promoting and enhancing Contemporary Figurative Art. The competition includes the pre-selection of 10 finalist works, of which the best 3 that meet the criteria of Art.2 are awarded prizes and the Exhibition of the finalists at Sala Consiliare del Primo Municipio of Roma Capitale with the Patrocinio dello stesso from Friday 11th of May to Thursday 17th of May.

Art. 2 – ADMISSION CRITERIA

The competition is open to all contemporary artists, of all nationalities, over 18 years of age, having the theme of PORTRAIT

The Face is the image of the soul (Marco Tullio Cicerone – De oratore)

The portrait is one of the oldest pictorial genres that the history of art has handed down to us with a specific purpose: to entrust one’s image to a painting to oppose the advance of time with the preservation of memory, a sort of realization of the Faustian dream of immortality, a deception halfway between truth and illusion with a subtle and vaguely disquieting charm.
In reality, the portrait is not only a pictorial genre, but a representation of the perception that artists of every age had of themselves and of man more generally, each according to their own time, their culture and their history.

Without going too far into the historical evolution of portraiture in pictorial art, the fundamental idea in this Competition is the psychological key of the subject portrayed in order to fix an expression, an attitude, a pose that best interprets its character and soul of it.

The fundamental criteria for selection will be the quality, the research, the originality and the contemporaneity of the work.
For quality, research and originality, we mean the personal research of the portrait subject that should not be saved from photo archives on the Internet, rather painted from the real or from a photograph taken personally by the competing artist.

There will be no limitations of subject, technique or style, on canvas or paper. For pictorial work we mean any use or manual intervention with oil, tempera, acrylic, industrial paint, ink, engraving, watercolor, vinyl, gouache, pastels. The maximum size allowed for each side of the work is 200 cm.

The graphic design works (graphite, charcoal, etc.), digital ones, engravings and copies of existing works are excluded.

Art. 3 – TERMS AND MODALITIES

Interested artists can register by April 14, 2018 , using the ON-LINE mode

On the https://www.artsinrome.com/portrait_competition_2018 page you can access the registration form; within the form you can enter your data and those of the work, the image upload and payment of the fee

Within 7 days after the registration deadline, the Jury will proceed to the selection of the first 10 finalist works that will have access to the final selection.

The 10 finalists and the first 3 who will win the prizes, will be contacted and the names published on the website of the Association

Art. 4 – PARTICIPATION FEE 

Participation in the competition is reserved for members only; for those who were not at the time of registration must first request admission from the site https://www.artsinrome.com/membership
The registration fee for the competition, to partially cover organization costs, is set at 10 Euro for 1 single registered work . The payment of the registration fee must be made in Euros, without bank fees or commissions charged to the Organization. The registration fee is non-refundable.

The payment of the registration fee can be made through:

  • On-line with credit card: PAY PAL (in this case the fee is 12 euros to cover commissions).
  • Bank Transfer: current account in the name of “Arts in Rome Association” – Unicredit Bank / IBAN IT 68 Q 02008 05090 000104690578 – BIC / SWIFT UNCRITM1 C19 with causal COMPETITION THE PORTRAIT 2018, name and surname of artist.

  • At the secretariat of the Association: Arts in Rome, via Pasquale VIllari, 1 – 00184 – Rome

Art. 5 – SUPPORTED IMAGES

In order to support the work nominated for the competition, for a better understanding of the artist’s poetics, it is possible to insert further 3 images of the same work. The supporting works do not participate in the selection and are excluded from payment.

Art. 6 – PUBLICATION OF WORKS

All the works of the participants will be published on the site, with name and surname (or pseudonym) of the artist, title of the work, technique, format, year

Art. 7 – JURY AND SELECTION

The selection of the works will be carried out by an artistic jury composed of six members of the Directorate and Professional Artists interviewed by the association. The jury’s decisions are final and unappealable.
Art. 8 – PRIZES

The prizes will be divided as follows:

Vicente Romero Redondo 1st Prize: Limited edition print of a work by Vicente Romero Redondo, numbered, signed in original and certified. Value 300 Euro
2nd prize: box of 30 Rembrandt pastels, Portrait selection worth 80 Euro + a 30 Euro voucher to be used for an Arts in Rome course or workshop in 2018
3 ° prize: a voucher of Euro 50 to be used for a course or workshop of Arts in Rome in 2018

The Exhibition of the finalists at Sala Consiliare del Primo Municipio Monti of Roma Capitale with the Patrocinio dello stesso from Friday 11th of May to Thursday 17th of May.

The awarding of prizes will be free only for destinations in Italy.

Art. 9 – PHASES AND DEADLINES 

14 April 2018 deadline for submit the Artwork
21 April 2018 announcement of the 10 finalists
Friday 11th of May on 4 PM at Sala Consiliare del Primo Municipio of Roma Capitale in via della Greca 5, First Floor with the partecipation of Vicente Romero Redondo Artist the award ceremony will be carried out.

THEME

Art. 10 – CONSENT Each candidate expressly authorizes the Cultural Association Arts in Rome, as well as his legal representative, to process personal data transmitted pursuant to Law 675/96 (“Privacy Act”) and subsequent amendments D. lgs.196 / 2003 (Privacy Code), also for the purpose of inclusion in databases managed by the aforementioned persons. Each participant in the competition grants free of charge to the Cultural Association Arts in Rome, as well as to its legal representative, the reproduction rights of the works and texts issued to the prize, for the purpose of editing the catalog, any publication on the website of the award and other forms of communication, promotion and activities of the organization. The material sent for registration will not be returned. The organizers of the competition will have the right of final decision on everything not specified in this announcement. The organization reserves the right to make changes to the announcement if the need arises.
Membership and participation in the prize implies the unconditional acceptance of all the articles of this announcement. subject to change

This competition is not subject to the DPR rules n. 430/2001 as it does not constitute a commercial prize event.