Art Competition Dec 2010

1st Lessedra International Painting Competition
AIMS AND TASKS
An international annual competition with the premise to show the variety of art medium. The aim is to gather and to exhibit contemporary works from all over the world and to contribute to the contacts and the exchange between artists, art lovers and collectors and to stimulate the research into Painting, Drawing, Collage, Watercolor, Photography.
With a Respect to the Quality of Art, not to the Size of Art!
Based on our experience and successful development of the World Art Print Annual – Mini Print
ORGANIZATION
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel.(++359 2) 866 38 57
www.lessedra.com
Email: georgi.kolev@lessedra.com
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects was founded in 1991 and showcase contemporary Bulgarian and international art, projects, workshops and exhibitions, books/catalogues and CDR for the Arts.
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
1. Each artist should send no more than 3 original works, created in 2009/2010. Entries may feature any type of Painting, Drawing, Collage, Watercolor, Photography, Digital, Mixed Media…and should be signed by the artist. The works could be executed on paper, canvas, cardboard etc… VERY IMPORTANT: No frames or mounts… The maximum dimensions of a work are 15 x 15 cm = equal to 5,9 x 5,9 inches. The image can be same size or smaller. Please note this is the limiting size. Smaller works any size are accepted. Works exceeding the limited size will be neglected!
2. The application (entry) form should accompany the work, including the name and the nationality of the artist as well as the title, price, year and the technique used in the work.
3. The works should be sent to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects as works ” For Exhibition only” by registered air-mail in a simple packet, unframed, without mount, bearing the declaration "No commercial value". Please note: packages with declared amounts arrive directly in the customs so they shall be returned back from the customs for the costs of the sender.
4. Participation fee is 50 EUR for all European and 70 USD for all another countries and it covers CD – catalogue production, organization of the exhibition, invitations, posters, advertise materials, return of works and postage.
It has to be paid with the message “Painting Exhibition”
Bank transfers should be made to:
For transfers in EUR
Valya Radneva Georgieva
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq.
BIC (Bank Identification Code) – FINVBGSF
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) – BG27FINV91502004531994

For transfers in USD
Valya Radneva Georgieva
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq.
BIC (Bank Identification Code) – FINVBGSF
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) – BG86FINV91502004531999

Cheques on the name of Valya Radneva Georgieva issued and/or payable by American banks only are accepted.

Transfers via Western Union or via MoneyGram on the name of Valya Radneva Georgieva and Cash (when legal) are accepted.

International Postal Money Transfer Orders on the name of Valya Radneva Georgieva. Transfers by the post office (not checks!!!) are accepted.
Participants should enclose a copy of the receipt.
CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTANCE
Payment of the entry fee is not a guarantee for acceptance! The jury for previous selection is appointed to make the selection of artists & works with the intention to keep the high professional level of the exhibition. If for any reasons artist is rejected we send back works and return entry fee reduced by the postage.
CATALOGUE
1. LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects will publish a CD-DVD catalogue including all accepted artists. Every participating artist is kindly requested to send a brief biography and a personal photograph on a CD or via E-mail for the web presentation of the project.
2. LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects reserves the right to photograph and reproduce works for CDR, Internet gallery and also for advertising, commercial and publicity purposes.
JURY, PRIZES AND EXHIBITION
1. JURY will be appointed to select the winning works.
2. There will be the following PRIZES:
First Prize (USD 300 = purchase of work(s) by additional agreement and invitation for a solo presentation of the artist in conjunction with the next annual exhibition).
Second Prize (USD 100).
Third Prize (USD 100).
3. There is no commission payable to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects on the sales of the works.
4. Exhibition with works of all accepted artists will be organized in Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria in the time December 15th 2010 – February 15th 2011.
Opening reception on December 15th at 7 p.m.
While the works will be handled with the utmost care, LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects will not be responsible for loss or damage due to natural disasters.
The works (if unsold) will be returned within five months from the closing date of the exhibition at the cost of LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects.
Entries should be sent to LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects.
Entries are accepted from September until November 10th 2010. Packages postmarked November 10th 2010 will be accepted.
Entry Form
1st LESSEDRA INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, BULGARIA
Tel. (++359 2) 866 38 57
Email: georgi.kolev@lessedra.com
PARTICIPATING ARTIST
Name: ………………………………………………………………………………….
(first – given name) (second – father` s name) (family name)
Date of Birth ………Day………Month ………Year
Place of Birth……………………………………….
Nationality………………………………………….
Permanent Postal Address………………………………………………………………
Tel. …………………………………………………..
E- mail ………………………………………………..
Please send via email or on a CD your recent photograph, Curriculum Vitae – Biography (English) and if possible – images of the works in low resolution for the Web – presentation.
Herewith I confirm my participation in the 1st Lessedra International Painting Competition and I accept the conditions. (Please read carefully the Conditions)
I am sending the following works:
TITLE OF WORK, MEDIUM, SIZE IN CM, YEAR OF CREATION, PRICE (USD)
1……………………………………………………………………………………………
2……………………………………………………………………………………………
3……………………………………………………………………………………………
Signature of the Artist:                                                                                                                                                                   Date:

Entries are accepted from September until November 10th 2010.
Packages postmarked November 10th 2010 will be accepted.
Please send this entry form with the art works on the following address:
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz
1164 Sofia, BULGARIA.
Entries are accepted from September until November 10th 2010
Exhibition in Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria from December 15th 2010 – February 15th 2011.

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