OPEN CALL

NOT SO ORDINARY OBJECTS

There is a quiet beauty in everyday life

 

PROJECT

There is a quiet beauty in everyday life. The beauty of those actions that we perform every day and that are a spontaneous expression of our feelings. In familiar objects there is a beauty, something we do not see but feel. Objects hold memories, habits, dreams, affections, anxieties, dramas. They express silent poetry celebrated by simple actions. Narrating the wonder that is hidden in everyday life is possible. Art does not need exceptional structures, it deals with listening and feeling the spirit of things, and this is only possible if we go further that thin line that makes a common object a work of art.

All artists interested in participating are asked to submit only portraits of objects, accompanied by a description or motivation that led to the creation of the work itself.

We ask you to avoid classic still life compositions.  

 

 

ELIGIBILITY AND TERMS

“NOT SO ORDINARY OBJECTS” is open to all the artists who are at least 18 years of age, Italian or international artists.

 

The artists will be able to present:

  • An artwork

  • A serie of works

  • A project (set of series)

 

A work (original or already presented to public) in the following disciplines:

  • PAINTING

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

  • DIGITAL ART

  • ILLUSTRATION

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • SCULPTURE

JURY AND METHOD OF EVALUATION

The jury consists of gallery’s artistic team and its judgement is unquestionable.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

By December 10th 2020 the call will be open to artists, which will have time to send to FMB Art Gallery the application form until January 20th 2021.

The artists are free to present or add their works during the whole time of the exhibition.

The exhibition will be online from January 25th 2021 until February 28th 2021.

 

REGISTRATION AND SELECTION

The registration is free.

 

It is necessary to register at the site www.fmbartgallery.com, or by email fmbag.events@gmail.com

 

FMB Art Gallery will confirm the participation in the event as selected artist.

The artist must leave the works for sale in the online gallery for the whole time of the exhibition.

 

The sale exclusivity is not required (the artist undertakes to inform the gallery if the work should be sold in different channels).

 

The selected artist must send to FMB Art Gallery: a photo showing her/himself, a front/back ID photo, a biography and/or CV, a key phrase representing her/himself, links to news or interviews about her/himself.

The works must not be sent but the artist agrees to provide all the stuff related to the work:

  1. One or more picture in high resolution (with and without frame, work hanging on the wall, details of the frame, mockup photo etc)

  2. Synopsis or text representing the work: poetry, tale…

  3. Technical description: title, year, series, technique, support materials, dimensions with and without the frame, general notes (glass, plexiglass…)

  4. Only for photography: the number of photography and the proof of artist

  5. Price (only for photography with and without the frame)

In case of sale, the gallery will organize, at its own expense, the withdrawal of the work from the artist’s studio and subsequently the shipment to the buyer. FMB Art Gallery (FMB Globo Arte S.R.L.S.) will retain 50% (fifty) of the value of the work for the service provided.

 

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