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The Rules of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2012.


From the press release.

The Rules of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2012
(The fourteenth edition)

The fourteenth edition of the International Small Engraving Salon is organized by Mr. Victor Florean, the president of the cultural foundation of contemporary art “Florean Museum”. “Florean Museum” is a foundation which sustains and finances all forms of contemporary art. These actions of global culture as definition are not seeking to create or sustain a certain international movement. They can be defined as an act of reflection of a creating world. They are those actions which demonstrate that today’s art remains one of the freest mind areas in the society.

Article 1

The fourteenth edition of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2012 is a contest with prizes, and it promotes and sustains the classic printing techniques of engraving.

The contest is theme free, in order to allow the artists to choose that specific sector of creation that he or she considers to be most representative for himself or herself. In order to allow the jury an objective judgement, each artist will present five works of small engraving.

 The longest side of the engraving will not exceed 17 cm. The dimension refers to the image.

Serigraphy, photo, drawing, computer-art are not accepted.

On the back of the engravings will be written (legible) in pencil:

  • the artist’s name and address;
  • the title;
  • the technique;
  • the dimensions;
  • the year.

Each engraving will be signed by the artist on the front side and will include the classic details: copy, title, signature.

Article 2

The engravings will be sent by mail in proper package. The works, together with the artists’ CV must be sent to the organizers until the 9th of March 2012 (the postal stamp) at the following address:

MUZEUL FLOREAN
P.O. BOX 1 Of. Postal Of. 9
430510 BAIA MARE
MARAMURES
ROMANIA

The opening of the International Small Engraving Salon 2012 will take place on the 12th of May 2012, at 12:00 o’clock in the rooms of FLOREAN MUSEUM

Article 3

The contest has three prizes:

  •  the first prize in the value of US$ 1,500 (one thousand five hundred U.S. dollars);
  • the second prize in the value of US$ 1,000 (one thousand U.S. dollars);
  • and the third prize consisting in US$ 500 (five hundred U.S. dollars).

The jury is formed by: PAVEL SUSARA, art critic, president of the jury, VICTOR FLOREAN, the president of Florean Museum, MIRCEA BOCHIS, painter, sculptor and engraver, the curator of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari. Also, the winners of the three prizes of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2010 are invited to take part of the jury for this year’s edition of the Salon.

The winning artists of each edition of the Salon are always invited to be members of the jury for the next edition of the International Small
Engraving Salon Carbunari. This practice has become a tradition of the salons organized by Florean Museum.

The prizes of the winners of the previous edition of the International Small Engraving Salon (2010) will be handed by Mr. Victor Florean, the president of Florean Museum, at the vernisage of the fourteenth edition of the Salon. The awarded artists of the previous edition of the salon will have a group exhibition in Baia Mare and they are offered a seven days trip to Baia Mare.

The organizers reserve the right to give other prizes or awards and to organize personal exhibitions for the selected artists. For further details, the organizers will contact each artist separately.

Article 4

All the works sent by the artists will be published on Internet, to the site of FLOREAN MUSEUM: www.cmc.ro. The organizing committee has chosen to publish the exhibition on Internet so that the access to be worldwide.

The fourteenth edition of the International Small Engraving Salon will be on internet for ever. The exhibition can be visited at http://www.cmc.ro.

The organizers reserve the right to edit a compact disc and a catalogue with the exhibition of the International Small Engraving Salon 2012.

Article 5

The international Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2012 will be exposed in the most important centres from Romania and abroad.
The works sent by the artists to the Salon will complete Florean Museum’s collection of contemporary art, which is conceived as an open
workshop for the study of the contemporary engraving in the world.

The basic conception of Florean Museum is the two ways of communication: from the museum to the artist and from the artist to the
museum.

The works sent by the artists become the property of the Florean Museum. These works will constitute the base for continuing the artistic
dialogue through organizing group exhibitions according to artistic affinities. Each exhibition organized will be presented on Internet at the specified address.

Article 6

The organizers reserve the right to make reproductions of the works in order to edit the publications of the Salon or in any other purpose.
The artists who participate must accept all the conditions of the Rules of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2012. The engravings send by the artists for the participation at the International Small Engraving Salon constitutes the acceptance of the conditions stipulated in the present Rules. For further information, please contact the curator of the exhibition:

e-mail: mirceabochis@adslexpress.ro
MIRCEA BOCHIS
Curator of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari

Web:

http://www.cmc.ro/

Florean Museum – http://muzeulflorean.mm.ro/florean_museum/index.php

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