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11TH L E S S E D R A WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL MINI PRINT 2012 (Deadline: March 31, 2012)
 

 

AIMS AND TASKS

An international print annual with the premise that no art form has broader implications in contemporary society than that of the print. The aim is to gather and exhibit contemporary art print 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 paper, inks, and other materials used in printmaking.

ORGANIZATION

LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects 
25, Milin Kamak Street, Lozenetz 
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria 
Tel.(++359 2) 866 38 57  
http://www.lessedra.com/  
Email: georgi.kolev@lessedra.com |  http://www.lessedra.com/georgi_lessedra@yahoo.com
LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects 
Founded in 1991. 
Contemporary Bulgarian and International Art. Projects, Workshops and Exhibitions. 
Books/Catalogues and CDR for the Arts.  

Current projects 2010/2011/2012 

CONTEMPORARY ART PRINTS FROM JAPAN AND BULGARIA
EXHIBITIONS WITH THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
INTERNATIONAL GALLERY EXCHANGE EXHIBITION PROGRAM
10TH LESSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL - MINI PRINT 2011
PRESENTATION OF CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN PRINTMAKING IN JAPAN 2010-2011 AND WITH ART PRINT NORTHWEST, PORTLAND, USA 2011

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

1.Each artist should send no more than 3 works: original prints, created in 2011/2012. Entries may feature any type of method of printmaking and should be signed and numbered by the artist. The maximum dimensions of a work are 29 x 23 cm. (paper size). Please note: 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 PRINTED MATTER 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 80 USD for all another countries and it covers catalogue production, organization of the exhibition, invitations, posters, advertise materials, print return and catalogue postage.  
It has to be paid with the message "Lessedra Annual Exhibition"


Bank transfers should be made to: 

For transfers in EUR 
Georgi Kolev Georgiev 
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq. 
BIC (Bank Identification Code) - FINVBGSF  
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) - BG23 FINV 9150 1004 0463 24

For transfers in USD 
Georgi Kolev Georgiev 
First Investment Bank, 1000, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12, Narodno Sabranie Sq. 
BIC (Bank Identification Code) - FINVBGSF  
IBAN (International Bank Account Number) - BG18 FINV 9150 1004 0463 17

PayPal payments accepted.

Cheques on the name of Lessedra Gallery in USD ($) issued and/or payable by American banks only are accepted.

Transfers via Western Union or via MoneyGram on the name of Georgi Kolev Georgiev and Cash (when legal) are accepted.

International Postal Money Transfer Orders on the name of Lessedra Gallery (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 Print Annual. 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 an exhibition 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 in the printed catalogue, in CDR, on the Internet gallery and also for advertising, commercial and publicity purposes.

JURY, PRIZES AND EXHIBITION

1. INTERNATIONAL JURY will be appointed to select the winning prints. One of the five international jury members represents LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects. 

2. There will be the following PURCHASE PRIZES: 
First Prize (USD 500 = purchase of works by additional agreement and invitation for a solo presentation of the artist in conjunction with the next annual exhibition). 
Second Prize (USD 200 = purchase of 3 works). 
Third Prize (USD 100 = purchase of 2 works).  
Special Prizes, each one equal to USD 80 (purchase of 1 work) - a cheque covering the entry fee for participation in the next print annual. 
Prize For Young Emerging Artist - USD 300 (in material support for print works) and invitation for a solo presentation of the artist in conjunction with the next annual exhibition. 
The Jury has the right to grant more than one Second and Third prizes and also more than one Prize for Young Artist. 

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 in Sofia, Bulgaria in the timeJune 13th - August 31st 2012. Opening reception on June 13th 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 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. 
Entry Form can be downloaded here

Entries are accepted from January until March 31st 2012.

Packages postmarked March 31st 2012 will be accepted.