Visual art can be:
Architecture is a visual art and science that comprise buildings and structures. The word architecture has Greek origin. Architecture also comprise building but also the environment, urban planning, landscape etc. feasibility and cost of building are important to define from Architectural point of view, as well as the purpose of the building or its main functionalities.
Nowadays, architecture is an art based on creation based on a plan. The word is used to represent things in general way like for example the architecture of music or mathematics. We can also say the architecture of something to speak about its appearance or how it perceived by humans. Architecture intervene in space, volume, texture, light, shadow, or abstract elements in order to achieve coherent beautiful objects. This is different from an engineering point of view where functional aspect is more important.
The work of an architecture range from the easy tasks to more difficult ones, means from building houses to building stadiums and skyscrapers. A lot of importance is given to some buildings due to their symbolic importance culturally or politically. The architecture aims always to provide pleasant buildings and design in which people enjoy living.
In ceramic art ceramic materials or clay are used to make pottery for example. Also it can be used to make figurines or sculpture. Ceramic objects can be considered as artwork or as decorative, objects to be used in different industries. Ceramics has been used in different eras and is a symbol of wealth. It has been found in different archaeological sites. Ceramic products can be produced in factories where you have people designing and designing products. it can be called pottery when someone has a studio and produces art pottery using ceramics. This art is based on heating materials. It does not include glass which is a different art. It mostly ceramic or clay.
Conceptual art is based on the concept(s) or idea(s) first rather than the material, where a lot of importance is given to the concept itself. This term first appeared in the 1960s and always refers to the idea based art and is linked to visual art. In the United Kingdom, Conceptual art refers to all contemporary art that does not use the common skills or tools for
Drawing aim to make an image, using multiple tools and techniques. It includes drawing on surface whether a paper, a wall by putting a applying pressure from a tool, a pen or a pencil, it also includes moving a tool, going up and down In a way to present something.
Drawing tools can be:
* pen and ink,
Digital tools are also widely used due to the availability of multiple sotwares.
Drawing can be used in comics, illustration and animation.
Painting is also considered a visual art. Painting is the art of drawing and reflects the ideas of the artist. Painting takes multiple form, it could be representing nature, objects etc.
Painting first appeared in caves many years. The oldest is believed to be 32000 years back (Chauvet cave, southern France). The Chauvet cave contains multiple paintings representing animals like Bisons and horses.
Digital art is becoming more and more used by artists thanks to the availability of different software. Computers are widely used to create digital artworks. The reason behind this is that it offers the opportunity to edit in multiple ways images. Computers intervene also in multiple artistic areas such as sound, video, etc. Some artists prefer to use a combination of digital and traditional art.
Apila Edicione is a publishing house located in Spain and organizes this contest.
“ Apila Ediciones together with the High School of Design of Aragón and with the help of its Town Hall, opens call for application to “Apila’s 2023 First Printing Award”. This is an international illustrated picture book award to promote illustration book work and provide children with new books.
16 February 2023
The contest is open to illustrators worldwide who want to publish their first illustration book with ISBN.
Illustrators, regardless of nationality, can send a project of an illustrated picture book for children, written in Spanish or English (max. 40 pages).
All submissions have to be made sent through email. Application link.
taking part in the contest is free of charge
The winning illustration children’s book will be published by the Apila Ediciones. The winner will be awarded € 4.000.
Founded in 2019 in Oravisalo, Rääkkylä, North Karelia, Finland. Hakoniemi residency is a peaceful and inspiring working environment, located and inspired by the beautiful lake-side nature of Northern Saimaa archipelago. We would like to offer a residency place for sustainable work plans of different kinds, and an interest to the natural environment. The residence is suitable for artists, musicians, writers, artisans, designers, researchers and architects among others.
For 16 years, the farm of Hakoniemi in Oravisalo was inhabited by painter Jorma Pajarinen. His studio and a barn gallery were located in the yard of the Hakoniemi farm. Hakoniemi with its surroundings is an ideal destination for artistic work. In addition to the lake-side nature, the proximity of the Russian border and the history of the region are strongly present. The nearby Salpapolku offers a chance to get to know Finnish military history and the diverse nature of the Northern Saimaa archipelago. With the recovery of the endangered Saimaa ringed seal (Pusa hispida saimensis), there is a real possibility to spot one these chubby swimmers sun bathing on the cliffs.
For the founders of Hakoniemi Residence Support Association, it is important to revive the culture, music, design and diverse art of Rääkkylä. Through the residence, the support association and artists are able to work in co-operation with the local community and companies.
We want residency artists to experience the same inspiring environment of the Saimaa archipelago that has been provided to us for decades. The lakes, nature, animals, people and everyday life on the inland islands of the Northern Saimaa are the source of inspiration for artistic and creative work.
Please note that there is no permanent staff living in the Hakoniemi house, so the residency is best suited for guests who are used to work and reside in self-directed environments. The location is remote, situated 15km away from the village center with no public transportation.
Duration of residency
1 week – 3 months
The residence offers work space for artists and creators. The 82 square meter house has two bedrooms. Kitchen, living room, indoor sauna, bathroom and toilet facilities are all shared between the residents. The well-equipped kitchen, work space, piano, indoor sauna, bicycles, Kicksled “potkukelkka” (in the winter time) are at the guests’ disposal free of charge. There is also a private beach, lean-to shelter laavu and barbecue facilities for the residents.In the vicinity of the beach, the Quiet House offers a place for tranquility surrounded by birds and a lake. Outdoor sauna is available for an additional charge. There is a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, television and a fast 30 Mbps internet connection in the residency.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We would like to offer a residency place for sustainable work plans of different kinds, and an interest to the natural environment. The residence is suitable for artists, musicians, writers, artisans, designers, researchers and architects among others.
Studio / Workspace
The use of the work space and the barn gallery is split between two residents. It is possible to work either in or outdoors. The old barn building has a 25 square meter heated work space with two work stations. The same building has a 50m2 barn gallery. For an additional fee, the loom can be found at the village house 3 km away.
Fees and support
Start 200 € / week 500 € / month. All prices include pick up from train station, nearest bus stop in Rääkkylä or at Joensuu airport. Weekly trips to the grocery store will be arranged as well.
Expectations towards the artist
No or optional
Application period: Spring 1.1-31.5 & Autumn 1.9-12.12.Residence is open for applications. Please tell us your requested length and time of stay and attach a portfolio / cv to your application with a work plan for the residency period. Please state if you are interested in using a loom during your stay or any other special wishes you might have.There are two rooms in the residence and a room is assigned per application. However, two people (working pair etc.) can apply for the same room. Please note that second person cannot be added after submitting the application.Please send an open application to email@example.com with subject ‘Application for Residency’.Pets are welcome to Hakoniemi residency if agreed beforehand. Please mention it in your application, if you wish to take your pet with you to the residency period.Please note that the residency period is shared with another applicant, please let us know in your application if you wish to have the applied residency period all by yourself.Families are also welcomed to apply to Hakoniemi.
The International Artist Residency Pedvale is now officially accepting applicants for our 2022 spring and summer Residency programme. We are inviting artists to apply for a 4 weeks long residency in 6 possible times – March, April, May, June, July, August. Applications will be selected and 9 artists each month will have the opportunity to work creatively. The groups will be formed according to a principle so that representatives of different areas would be included – visual artists, writers, dancers, performance artists. Pedvale Art Park & Artist Residency is located two hours northwest of Riga. The spacious territory of almost 100 hectares at Pedvale Art Park is suitable for leisurely walks, during which you can enjoy both the landscape and the art exhibited in the park.
Duration of residency
We offer 4 weeks long residency in 6 possible times: 1 March – 29 March; 3 April – 30 April; 2 May – 29 May; 3 June – 30 June, 4 July – 31 July, 2 August – 29 August. We can accommodate up to 9 artists at the same time.
Artists stay in our refurbished manor house – built at the beginning of the 19th century – in fully-furnished private bedrooms with private bathrooms and they have access to the kitchen, common areas, laundry, Pedvale Art Park grounds, car parking etc.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The Residency is open to visual artists, writers, performers and myriad creative individuals. The artists’ workshops are equipped with professional lighting for the needs of artists and have basic equipment. The workshop room is equipped according to the wishes and needs of each individual artist. Artists must self-fund the travel and specific materials or equipment but we can provide assistance for the necessary arrangements. There are shops in the vicinity where you can buy materials necessary for the work.
Studio / Workspace
Studios can be used as private or shared. We offer 4 studious on the ground floor of the manor house ~30 square meters each and 3 smaller ones in the basement. Artists have 24 hour access to the workspace. It is possible to work outside in the sculpture park as well. Artists are responsible for supplying their own materials. The residency fee varies depending on the workspace – private or shared.
Fees and support
The artist’s fee is €480 per month. The payment must be done no later than one month before the sojourning begins. Every participant can bring along one family member or partner that will cost 50% of the price. The residency fee is intended to cover the general cost of running the programme and the maintenance of historic building that is under the protection of the National Heritage Board. We do not offer grants, stipends or other economical support. We are happy to assist artists seeking grants or other forms of funding in their home country/institution, by providing letters of recommendation when the candidature is accepted.
Expectations towards the artist
We invite artists to present themselves and their work to the local community. The Residency also offers a possibility to teach a public workshop, to perform or make an exhibition during the residency. But none of the above is mandatory and we will discuss this matter with every artist personally.
Applicants shall apply by email with an open application. Applicants shall submit:
- an artist CV and a resume
- a proposal letter
- the preferred time for the residency
- samples of their work.
Residents are selected by our committee. All the applicants will be informed personally. The applications can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 11th Annual “Nature” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of October 2021. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s November 2021 online group art exhibition.
The gallery invites entries from artists (including photography & digital art) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art and photography.
The “Nature” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of nature art. Nature subjects include geographical subjects, landscapes, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments.
The deadline to apply to this art competition is October 27, 2021.
Early entry and art student discounts.Prize summary: Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.Prizes Details:
Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.
Fee Detail: $14.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.How to Apply:
for full competition guidelines and to submit
Valerie Hoffman – email@example.com
The contest is open to artists worldwide. There four divisions for the contest: Art, entertainment, Manga, Animation. The contest will take place in Japan.
1 July 2021
3 September 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to artists from around the world.
The competition is organized by the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee.
There are 4 divisions:
• Art Division – interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (including photographs), internet art, media performances, etc.
• Entertainment Division – games (video games, online games, etc.), video/sound works, spatial representation (including special effects videos and directions, performances), products (products utilizing media technologies, R&D devices, etc.), websites, applications, etc.
• Animation Division – animated feature films, animated short films (including opening videos, ending videos, etc.), animated TV series, videos for streaming, etc.
• Manga Division – comics published in a book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile devices), self-published comics, etc.
Works must be completed or released between 5 September 2020 and 3 September 2021.
The competition is free to enter.
For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded.
• Grand Prize: 1,000,000 Japanese Yen
• Excellence Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
• Social Impact Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
• New Face Award: 300,000 Japanese Yen
• U-18 Award: Certificate
For further information visit the official competition website.
Artist : Smrita Swarup
Country : Singapore
Zip-code : 597594
Biography: She is a local Singapore artist with a diploma certificate in fine arts from NAFA.
Her work is related to nature and water, which are two essential necessities of life.
Working on water lilies with different shades of mood.
Artwork: Journey to happiness
Medium : Mixed media
Dimensions : 30 inch by 30 inch
Design for a chair and/or table.Conditions
- For chairs, the main material shall be wood and upholstery. Beech, ash, oak, or walnut should be the wood species utilized, in either solid or plywood version. The Kvadrat textile collections should be used for upholstered pieces. The use of other materials such as metal, thermopolymer, and aluminum will also be accepted.
The chair design proposal includes: chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs, stools, benches and sofas.
- For tables, the principal material shall be “Solid Textile Board by Really” – a high-density material manufactured from Kvadrat textiles at the end of their life-cycle. The use of other materials such as wood, plywood, laminate, glass, metal, thermopolymer, and natural stones will be accepted.
The table design proposal includes: meeting table, living tables and occasional tables.
- All designs presented shall be new, not having been marketed or publicized prior to the date of the Contest.
- The designs submitted must be unpublished and must not have been marketed or published prior to the contest.
- Possible innovative features related to design, quality, technology, production processes, etc. and in general anything that adds value to the presented project.
- Possible adaptation to the product philosophy of Andreu World.
- Production costs and/or recovery.
- Functionality: fulfilment of the functions for which it has been designed.
- All-round simple and viable mass production possibilities.
- Possible versatility and suitability for development in occasional pieces such as stools, easy chairs, sofas, etc. in the case of chairs, and of different sizes and heights in the case of tables.
- Suitability to numerous ambiences and uses such as the home, contract work, etc.
- The presentation of a creative video explaining the project and/or showing the details and model of the design will be evaluated
The competition is open both to design students and to professionals,without age limit.ObjectiveIn order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World, S.A. in the product briefing and which resolves the accompanying technical and formal challenges in the terms indicated.Conditions and Briefing
Students or design professionals interested in participating can consult the Conditions and the Briefing via the “Contest | 19” menu.Register
Following registration, a personal file is created for each contestant. This file serves to identify the Contestant in the Contest Website during this year’s Competition and future editions.
Participants may only register themselves via the registration form available in our website. Participants may register only once. Registration is not transferable.
New participants may register by completing the form available via the Access menu in the website. Following registration, participants will be sent an email with a link to validate the registration.
Once registered, participants can identify themselves in the website using their personal password in order to consult and modify their personal data in the “Edit your data” section within the “Personal data” menu.Registration
Participants may complete the Registration process for the Andreu World International Design Contest once they have obtained a participant number. Once you have identified yourself in the website, you can consult and request your participant numbers (for example: 20190001) in the Participant numbers section within the Inscription menu.
Each participant must request a participant number for each project presented. You can request as many participant numbers as are necessary.Participant numbers
Any designs which are not accompanied by the corresponding participant number as issued via the Andreu World, SA, website will be excluded from the Andreu World International Design Contest.
Any designs which are received accompanied by numbers which are not present Andreu World, SA database will also be excluded.
The inclusion of any personal information in the documentation submitted during the competition will also be reason for exclusion.
All material submitted must be identified with the assigned participant numbers.
- Technical report
- CD or USB
- Other material relevant to the project.
The following material must be submitted by each participant:
- A prototype of the proposed piece (scale 1:5).
- A technical report, to be presented on 2 to 4 double-space, single-face A4 typewritten pages. 8 ½ inches x 11 inches pages for projects sent from United States of America.
- CD or USB with plans, diagrams, sketches, reders or pictures from the model.
Particular consideration will be given to innovative contributions (based on a feasibility study), which help to increase the product quality. The following factors will be analyzed:
- Production costs.
- Compliance with the intended functions.
Designs must be submitted in such a manner as to facilitate their mechanized mass production.
All products must be original, i.e., they must not reflect previous designs.Video Presentation
The presentation of a creative video explaining the project and/or showing the details and model of the design will be evaluated.
The maximum video duration (*.avi) will be 2 minutes and should be created in widescreen format with a minimum resolution of 1080p (1920×1080) and maximum resolution of 2160p (3840×2160).
File size in avi format cannot exceed 1 Gb.
The video should be uploaded to the Andreu World contest website. Once identified, access the menu option “Upload video”, where you can upload the file, renaming it with the “participant number” (e.g. “20190001.avi”).Dispatch
All documentation must sent to by post or messenger service, or by delivering the project by hand to our offices, before 29th November 2019.
Andreu World, S.A.,
C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar
46370 Chiva – Valencia
T. +34 96 180 57 00
or P.O. Box Nº 127,
C.P. 46370 Chiva
T. +34 96 180 57 00
Projects sent from the United States of America can be sent to the following address before 15th November 2019.
Andreu World America
Attn: 2017 Design Contest
222 Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois 60654
T. +1 312 464 09 00Cost of Shipping / Returning
Each participant assumes responsibility for the costs of sending their projects and presentations.
To avoid the cost of the shipment through customs, it must be taken into account that the greater the commercial value of the project, the cost of transport will be more expensive.
For shipments and international collections of models, some courier companies require the participant have a customer number to pay for the shipping and return of their entries.
Andreu World, SA will not manage and will not pay for the costs arising from the transport, taxes, customs fees, etc.Prizes
The following prizes will be awarded:
- 1st prize of 4000 euros
- 2nd prize of 2000 euros
Will be awarded by a jury composed of professionals from different sectors: Design, Industry, Media and other fields related to creative activities.
The jury will also award up to a maximum of 4, non-monetary, special mentions.
The awards ceremony will be held on December 2019.
The awards may be declared vacant upon the decision of the majority (half plus one) of the members of the Professional Jury.
The winners will be notified of the results of the contest after the signing of the minutes from the jury.
All projects submitted and which comply with the criteria that Andreu World, S.A. subsequently considers appropriate for production will remain the property of Andreu World, S.A., who will compensate the designers with appropriate royalties according to the company’s internal standard.
Andreu World will also retain possession of the projects submitted by the winners of the first and second prizes, and in relation to which Andreu World, S.A. assumes no commitment for the production of the same.
With the submission of the designs to the competition, participants guarantee that they will not provide materials that infringe on any intellectual property or third-party rights, so that to release absolutely Andreu World of all liability for breach of any rule or infraction of the third-party rights on the part of the participants, assuming the obligation to keep Andreu World free of all responsibility in such as case.
Participants in the contest cede to Andreu World the exploitation rights of the images submitted, including the rights to use, disseminate, distribute, exhibit, use in public communications, release, reproduce on the internet or any other audiovisual media, display or exhibition, of the designs submitted.Responsability of the designer
The designers of the works submitted will be responsible for any claims made in relation to the authorship of the designs and possible cases of plagiarism related to the same.Video intellectual property
Videos submitted by participants will be free from agreements, contracts, licenses, liens or encumbrances, and will not be registered in collective management organizations (national or international) rights.
Andreu World,S.A. will not be responsible if the participants are not the authors and incorporate works of others.
The videos will not infringe intellectual property rights and/or industrial property of third parties, unless they are in public domain and exonerate Andreu World,S.A., in the event of claims by third parties for violations of these rights.
Andreu World,S.A. will be authorized, without any consideration, exclusively and with capacity of transfer to third parties, its synchronization, reproduction, public communication, transformation and distribution for any format and online and offline support.Transport incidents
Andreu World, S.A. assumes no responsibility for any delays or losses related to the projects sent, nor to the condition of the same following the treatment received during transportation.Return of projects
The projects submitted may be collected by their authors starting February 3rd, 2020 to February 28th, 2019 at the facilities of Andreu World, S.A. (address(s) below).
C/ Los Sauces, 7 Urb. Olimar
46370 Chiva, Valencia
or P.O. Box Nº 127,
C.P. 46370 Chiva,
T. +34 96 180 57 00
For this, participants must provide notification at least working three days in advance so that Andreu World, S.A. can pack the items for transportation.
Each participant will be responsible for the management of and costs of shipment/return of their project(s) submitted such as transportation, insurance, taxes, customs, freight, etc.
Andreu World, S.A. cannot accept advance payment by the contestants for the costs arising from the return of the project. It will be the contestant who must manage the collection by courier with minimum notice of three working days to prepare the shipment. Nor will Andreu World, S.A. be able to handle postage due.
Once the deadline has passed without the collection of projects, it will be understood that the contestant waives rights to recover them and Andreu World, S.A. may proceed with them as they see fit.Modification of the rules
Andreu World, S.A. reserves the right to modify any point of the rules such as the dates and place of the award ceremony or the collection of the models for the Andreu World International Design Contest.
Andreu World, S.A. shall communicate the new date and location of the awards ceremony to the media and contestants as quickly as possible so that proper arrangements may be made.Acceptance of the rules
Participation in the Andreu World International Design Contest implies full acceptance of these conditions.
A breach of any of these conditions by a participant will give rise to the exclusion of the corresponding design from the Andreu World International Design Contest.
29th November 2019
• 1st prize: € 4,000
• 2nd prize: € 2,000
17th February 2020
Who may enter
The competition is open to all British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st June 2019.
The contest is organized by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company.
Artists are invited to submit up to 6 images. The work entered must be created in pencil(including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils). The work must not exceed 182cm in its greatest dimension. There is no minimum size limit.
All entered work must have been completed within the last 3 years.
The entry fee is £15 for the first work and £5 for additional works.
• First Prize: £6,000
• Second Prize: £3,000
• Third Prize: £1,500
• People’s Choice Award – Exhibition: £750
• Young Artist Award – For artists under 25 years: £750
• Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence: £500
Please visit http://www.derwent-artprize.com/ to learn more about the competition.
The International Image Contest aims to recognize, promote, encourage and diffuse the works, in different genres, expressions and uses of image, of Mexican and foreign creators.
The Call for entries is addressed to students and professionals of image in the genres of: Photography, Alternative Techniques, Poster and Documentary Film. The proposals will be examined by a Jury integrated by individuals with a great national and international recognition.
FINI 2019 will have POPULISM as its thematic axis, therefore, the registered works will must show or reflect this concept from a political or socioeconomic perspective (showing or alluding to social equity); or from a cultural point of view (highlighting traditions or artistic manifestations from a country or community).
Through your participation in the International Image Contest, FINI 2019 you can contribute to build a more just and inclusive world.
In each edition, FINI grants a recognition to Mexican distinguished creators, artists and photographers like Ariel Guzik, Pedro Valtierra, Ambra Polidori, Elsa Medina, Maya Goded, Francisco Mata Rosas and Alfredo De Stéfano.
Additionally, FINI pays tribute to contemporary main characters who have dedicated their lives to create and contribute, with their work, to the cultural enrichment of our country. For example, Ramón Valdiosera, painter, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic and fashion designer; Eduardo Terrazas, architect and multidisciplinary artist; Carlos Jurado, painter and photographer; Vicente Rojo, visual artist and graphic designer; Felipe Cazals, film director; and Julio Souza, photographer of the Hermanos Mayo Agency, have received this distinction.
This way, the International Image Festival contributes with the updating, training and development of students and professionals of image with a wide range of topics and genres to favor learning, professionalization and excellence of Mexican and foreign creators.
Application link: http://sistemas.uaeh.edu.mx/FINI/registro.php