CALL FOR ARTISTS – artAZ, the premiere Greek Art Platform for the promotion of Contemporary Art, is inviting artists to submit small format artworks for the 9th annual "SURPRISE" benefit exhibition for the support of the homeless of Greece.
SURPRISE is a campaign that mobilizes the power of art to offer help in major social problems. Since 2009 more than 2000 artists from around the world have contributed their works in exhibitions in Greece and Ecuador. The upcoming edition will take place in Athens, (opening 22 November 2017), for the support of the city's homeless.
Each edition of SURPRISE features around 300 artists from around the world. All artworks are small format, are offered for the same symbolic price, and are signed at the back. The artist’s identity gets revealed only after the artwork is sold, hence the "SURPRISE".
We work with a broad spectrum of artists, from internationally renowned stars to fine art students – we champion inclusivity and celebrate the communal spirit of the art world. The exhibition is a collective effort of the artistic community.
The proceeds from the artworks' sales are donated to the Homeless Support Program of KLIMAKA NGO. KLIMAKA is a social, non-profit organization, implementing diverse successful solutions for the support of the homeless since 2001.
To be considered for participation, please send us a sample of your work at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ARTWORK DIMENSIONS: 24 x 18 cm (or approximate / small size)
SIGNATURE DETAILS: Artworks must be signed at the back so that the artist’s identity remains hidden.
MEDIUM / MATERIALS: We welcome all kinds of original artworks. Preferred technique is painting on canvas or other solid surface (e.g. wood). Works on paper are welcome, provided they are framed (unless otherwise agreed). We accept only a limited number of photographs.
Please note: Artworks must be delivered ready for hanging on the wall (unless otherwise agreed).
SUBJECT: The subject is free.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: We are accepting submissions right away and through to 4 November (to be in Athens by 15 November) 2018. Early submission is encouraged. (Prior to the exhibition at the physical space the artworks will be exhibited online at the exhibition’s page, for the audience to study).
To find out more about SURPRISE you can visit the SURPRISE and PORTFOLIO sections of artAZ.
We look forward to working with you
The SURPRISE 9 team
Deadline: Saturday 2 January 2021 at 23:00h
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