ETERNAL | CALL FOR ARTISTS

Deadline: 15/09/2020  |  Published: 08/07/2020  |  City: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Boomer Gallery

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The title of this open call is as suggestive as it sounds and to match it we’ve added some super prizes on the line. Not long ago we were in the gallery together with some other artists, and we had one of the most interesting conversations ever! An interesting question came up - "Do you ever create with eternity in mind?" We found out that that the answer was "yes" for all of us, we all have moments when our mind is up in the sky, up in the future, visualising Eternity. This open call is for artists who dare to dream big!

The open call will be open from 6 July  2020 until 15 September 2020.

Awards

1.  A two days VIP experience at the 5 star hotel Shangri La - London.

2. One week solo show in our gallery space in Aldgate.

3. £500 cash award.

Numbers 4 -16 plus the 3 winners will be given a group show at our gallery space in Aldgate. 

About the awards

First place - Our choice for the first place award in this competition is a 2 days VIP experience at the 5 star hotel "Shangri-La London" (23 to 25 November 2020).

Situated between floors 34- 52 in Renzo Piano’s iconic building "The Shard"-  Shangri La London is the second tallest 5 star hotel in Europe. The Deluxe King room we’ve chosen for our winner has mind blowing northerly and easterly views, including some of London’s most famous landmarks. Among all the great things that come with this two days 5 stars VIP experience, here are some of the most notable ones: dinning and cocktail experiences at Tíng Restaurant | full access to Infinity Skypool (the highest pool in Europe) | 360 panoramic view at The View From The Shard on floors 68, 69 and 72.

The two days VIP experience at Shangri-La London is for 2 persons so the winner is free to take another person.

In the unfortunate situation where the winner can not travel to London, an alternative award will be £1200 payable within 72 hours from the votes validation.

Second place - will be given a week solo show in our gallery space in Aldgate. The artist is fully responsible for the the shipment costs. We will cover the following: Gallery space | all the admin for promotion | catering expense | caviar | champagne | stuff | the guest list | printed material | photographer.

Third place - will be given a £500 cash award payable within 72 hours from the votes validation. Venue.

A group show with all the 16 winners of the competition will take place at our gallery space in Aldgate. 

The event will run from 23 to 29 October 2020 with an opening event on 23 October | 6 to 9 pm.

We will welcome our guests with champagne, caviar and great art. 

Selection of the artist will be done in 2 steps:

  1. Semifinal- 21st September the curatorial team will select 50 artists subject to public jurisdiction.
  2. Final-  22nd September at 6 pm (local time) we will post the 50 semifinalists on our Instagram page where the public can vote. Every winning picture from each of the 50 artists will be given a number and the audience can vote their favourite number in the comments. Stop vote will be half an hour later at 6:30 pm (local time). The validation of the votes will be on September 23th | 6 pm local time when we will post the 16 winners on our insta and web pages. 


Please note that votes from profiles who are private or profiles who don’t have a recent post (up to 4 months old at the time of the vote) won’t be validated. 

Curators: Carolina Pastore | Constantin 

Carolina Pastore | Independent Curator |  

Carolina Pastore works as Gallery & Graphics Assistant at BEERS London, and as a freelance 3D Rendering Artist and Graphic Designer for design studios and art galleries around London. She is also collaborating on different projects as an emerging Independent Curator. 

Carolina holds a BA in Interior & Exhibition Design from IED Rome and an MA in Curating Contemporary Design from Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum.

Constantin | Visual Artist | 

Constantin is a London-based contemporary artist, moving in the field of figurative and pop art. His fascination on the human form is being expressed through sublime compositions both in structure and colour.

Constantin is depicting reality in a way that is pushing the viewer to reconsider the values that have been set in our society, such as, amongst others, the standard idea of what is considered to be beautiful, our sexuality, religion, and social behaviour. He deconstructs the human figure and creates a dialogue between opposing ideas, by producing artworks that are “sweet” and “shocking” simultaneously,  and by exploring the gap between “reality” and “dream”.

Submission Guidelines:

To apply for Eternal open call simply send us 3 images of your work (3 separate works), Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price and a short bio, no more than 150 words.

Eligible media but not limited: painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, installation, performance, video, print.

More details

To apply for for "Eternal" open call is free of charge, only eligible submissions will be required to pay a small non refundable fee of £25 (a PayPal invoice will follow after the confirmation email).

Who can apply? 

Artists of any country and background can apply for this open call.

What happens if a second lockdown is coming? 

In the unfortunate scenario of another lockdown we will have to change the exhibition dates according to governmental guidelines. 

This does not apply to cash awards, the cash awards will be paid accordingly! 

Good luck to you all!

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