How to Participate

 

"ZEN ART FESTIVAL"

International Festival of Symbolic Art


There are three forms of participation:

1) Personal partiсipation: you visit Moscow and bring artwork in person.
2) Artwork partiсipation: you ship artwork, we exhibit
3) Art print participation: you send file, we print and exhibit

Participants of all these forms have equal rights at participating in the competition.


Registration deadline: until September 20, 2021 (inclusive).

Exhibition dates: September 29 - October 3, 2021,
opening hours: 12.00-20.00

Opening Ceremony: September 30, 2021, 18.00.
Finisage: October 3, 2021, 17.00.
Venue: "Amber Plaza" Big Concert Hall
(Krasnoproletarskaya str., 36, Moscow, Russia)

Age restrictions: Authors over 17 years old are eligible to participate in the Zen Art International Festival.

There are three forms of participation:
1) Personal partiсipation: you visit Moscow and bring artwork in person.
2) Artwork partiсipation: you ship artwork, we exhibit
3) Art print participation: you send file, we print and exhibit
Participants of all these forms have equal rights at participating in the competition.

The number of entries for one authors is not regulated. It is possible to submit a series of works, in this case the series will be considered as one competitive work but the payment of the registration fee has to be done for each individual object or canvas or file.

REGISTRATION SEQUENCE/HOW TO REGISTER FOR EXHIBITION:

 

Step 1:
Registration of works for the competition


Before registering works for the competition, it is necessary to prepare: a) photographs of the competition works (not less than 200 dpi, not more than 20 MB); b) a photograph of the author of at least 3x4 cm;
Then go to the section "Register works for the competition" and send the files for the competition.
The organizing committee will consider your application and, in case of a positive decision, will send to your email a link to pay the registration fee (within two days). After payment of the registration fee, a copy or screenshot must be sent to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . After the organizing committee receives a copy of the payment, the competition works are credited to the exhibition and competition. The author receives an official notification of the entry of the work to the exhibition, with the assigned "Participant numbers".
The cost of participation in the competition is posted in the section: а) "Cost of participation / registration fee"; b) "How to pay the registration fee"
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After payment, do not forget to send a copy of the payment / screenshot to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
The number of entries about one author is not regulated. It is possible to present a series of works, in this case the series will be considered one competitive work, and the registration fee will be paid for each separate object or canvas or file.

Step 2:
Preparation of art objects for display at the exhibition

Information for online (in absentia) participants:
When registering works for the competition, the author determines in what form his works will be presented at the exhibition. The organizing committee prints out the files sent to the competition and places photocopies on the wall (photocopy on foam board or paper photocopy):
a) photocopies on paper: copies are posted on the wall in the exhibition hall; the size of the printed images - A3 (297x420 mm); one file must contain one entry;
b) photocopies on foam board: at the request of the author, the organizing committee makes a full-size copy of the competition work on foam board, transports it to St. Petersburg for the exhibition and places it on the wall in the exhibition space. Foam board formats: A3, A2, A1, A0.

Information for offline participants:
After receiving the label with the assigned number, the participant prints it and places it in the lower right corner. The labels can be attached both to a stretcher or canvas and to decorative elements (frames, stands, etc.).
Dates of artworks acceptance: Acceptance of offline works for the exhibition: September 28, 2021, from 11:00 to 15:00, at the address: "Amber Plaza" Big Concert Hall (Krasnoproletarskaya str., 36, Moscow, Russia). Works are handed over to the exhibition under the deed of transfer (download in Word format).
If the author is unable to bring the works to St. Petersburg, then it is possible to bring the exhibition art objects to the Moscow organizing committee in advance (Moscow, Krymsky Val st., 8/2, office "Union of Artists"). The transportation of works from Minsk is also carried out.

 
ACCEPTED TECHNIQUES:

The works presented at the exhibition can be in one of the following sections:
1) Painting
2) Graphics
3) Sculpture
4) Digital art
5) Photography
6) Textiles 
7) Arts and crafts
8) Art Installation
9) Video art
10) Animation

 

SECTIONS / NOMINATIONS:

Artworks (online and offline) are exhibited in the exhibition hall and participate in the program, in the following:
1) Zen mystifications (mystical symbolism)
2) Zen magic (magic realism)
3) Zen of imagination (fantastic realism)
4) Zen of parallel reality (surrealism)
5) Zen of the virtual world (symbolic video art and animation)
6) Zen of space (symbolism in cosmogony / cosmism)
7) Zen of time (symbolism of time)
8) Zen communication (symbolism of human relationships)
9) Zen stories (painting telling a story / storytelling)
10) Zen of the subject (symbolic talismans and gifts)
11) Zen personalities (portraits and silhouettes in Zen style)
12) Zen performance (installations and performances in the spirit of Zen)
 
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES:
 
Any person over 18 years of age who creates works of art in one of the indicated artistic styles (project nomination) has the right to participate in the exhibition, after approval by the organizing committee of the works submitted to the competition.
 
SUPPLEMENTARY AGREEMENT

Artists participating in the exhibition are responsible for the costs associated with the delivery of works to the site and for insurance of works of art while it is in transit.
We also ask you to read the "General Regulations", which regulates the relationship between authors, exhibition organizers and expert council.