Sunday, March 4, 2012

A book on Philippine Art calls for submission

 courtesy of: Favim

Art Pilipinas, Inc, seeks artworks for publication and exhibition for 2012. Artists will be challenged to create new or submit existing works of art, in various mediums, depicting the lively and diverse culture of the Philippines. This “Culture and Hue” series of events will encompass a book project and group exhibitions with an initial call for artworks (illustrations, paintings, and sculptures) centered on the theme "The Philippines in Art." 

This event is open to all Filipino artists in an effort to not only showcase but also to reinforce the diverse culture of the Philippines through visual arts and to exalt the beauty and genius of Filipino art/painting. The book will be a medium to generate social awareness on the need to preserve Filipino cultural heritage through the artistic documentation of local celebrations, festivities, places, past-times, way of life and practices. The published book shall be distributed internationally, as well as, locally, to different learning institutions, foreign embassies, cultural centers, among others. 

Working title of the book is Culture and Hue: The Philippines in Art.

The deadline for the digital submission of your work is on March 27, 2012
General Artwork Submission Guidelines
Open to all Filipino artists, 18 years old and above, and working in the following media: illustrations, paintings, and sculptures. 
The artworks shall be centered on the following general themes: Filipino Festivities, Past-times, Way of Life, and Places.

The artist has two options:
Option 1
The artist will donate his artwork to Art Pilipinas and the latter will in turn look for a sponsor, who will buy said artwork. The proceeds from the sale of which shall be used defray expenses for publishing.
Option 2
The artist will look for his own sponsor to be able to support the publication of his artwork in Culture and Hue. Please contact Art Pilipinas for further information.

Please include in your submission the following: Resume, digital image of your work (1200 pixels on the long side), together with the title, dimensions, medium, and year.

The deadline for the submission of the digital photo of your work is on March 27, 2012.

There is no fee for submission.

Artists will be notified through email of the acceptance or non-acceptance of their works not later than April 5, 2012.

All accepted works must be received on or before April 12, 2012. Works may be delivered by hand or by private, pre-paid shipment. No substitutes of accepted artwork shall be permitted.

March 27 DEADLINE for submission of digital photo of artwork
April 12 Accepted artworks must be received by this date
April 16 Exhibition opens (Tentative)
May 18 Book launching and signing with simultaneous exhibit
Send submissions and queries to: – ATTN: REA UY-EPISTOLA
Art Pilipinas Inc
40B Swaziland St., Better Living Subdivision
Paranaque City
Telephone Number: (632) 7885543

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