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This year, artists from the Philippines have been extended an invitation to join the 2018 Fabriano in Watercolor Exhibition.  Organized by Anna Massinissa and InArte Fabriano.  The event is held in the beautiful town of Fabriano, Italy.

I have been assigned as Country Leader and will be giving the orientation for the Philippine delegation as well as provide guidance to interested artists.

You may view the Rules and Participation Guidelines by clicking the pdf file button below or directly from the InArte Fabriano website:

www.inartefabriano.it

Convention dates:  May 3 to 7, 2018.

Dates for the optional Painting Holiday:  May 8 to 12, 2018

This year, artists from the Philippines have been extended an invitation to join the 2018 Fabriano in Watercolor Exhibition.  Organized by Anna Massinissa and InArte Fabriano.  The event is held in the beautiful town of Fabriano, Italy.

I have been assigned as Country Leader and will be giving the orientation for the Philippine delegation as well as provide guidance to interested artists.

You may view the Rules and Participation Guidelines by clicking the pdf file button below or directly from the InArte Fabriano website:

www.inartefabriano.it

Convention dates:  May 3 to 7, 2018.

Dates for the optional Painting Holiday:  May 8 to 12, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions   (FAQs)

  1. Who may join?
  2. How much is the participation fee?
  3. What is the artwork theme, size, orientation, and presentation?
  4. How do we send the paintings to Italy?
  5. How do we submit our applications?
  6. How are participants selected?
  7. What are the requirements for submission?
  8. When are the deadlines?
  9. Do we need to travel to Italy?

Who may join the Philippine representation

This is open to Filipino watercolor artists (of Filipino nationality living in the Philippines or abroad) and artists from other nationalities that are currently residing in the Philippines.

The participation is open to all art groups and independent artists that paint in watercolor.

Artists from other countries may consult the poster to find the respective leaders to approach for participation in the 2018 FabrianoinAcquarello exhibition and event.

Participation Fee

Exposition artist - For artists sending the artworks to Italy for the physical exhibition, the participation fee is 70 Euros.

Only Catalogue artist - For artists who will not send artworks to Italy but will opt for the catalogue inclusion, the participation fee is 40 Euros

Please note:  the above fees do not cover packaging, mailing, bank transfer or PayPal cost that the group may incur during the local preparations.  These community costs will be divided among the participating artists.

For participating artists who will travel to Italy for the event, you will have free party entrance, free catalogue copy, a discounted price should you avail of the Painting Holidays package following the FabrianoInAcquarello event.

The artwork and catalog expedition cost will be covered by the FabrianoInAcquarello organization from Fabriano to the Country Community Leader.  The artists must then collect their own artwork and catalog from the Leader.  Alternatively, the Leader can send the artwork and catalog to the artists by local courier.  The cost for the said service to be taken up by the participants.

Art work theme, size, orientation and presentation

Free theme - Participants are given freedom to choose what to present in their paintings taking into consideration that the exhibition will be open to the public.  Please submit original artworks only.   Any painting reported as copied or violating copyrights of other artists including works in photography will not be allowed.

Size - It is very important that the absolute external dimension of the paper is exactly 22 x 15 inches or 56 x 38 cm.  Please observe this size as any artworks sent smaller or bigger than the size prescribed will be rejected and will not be exhibited in Fabriano.  Remedying an artwork that will not fit the prepared presentation base provided by the organizers will cause unnecessary delays and with the huge number of participation expected (last year's was 1000+ artists), any cause of delays would be unacceptable.

Orientation - Both vertical (portrait) and horizontal (landscape) orientation are accepted.

Painted area - You may paint flush to the edges of the prescribed paper size.  Or if you prefer, to leave a margin within the prescribed paper size before having the painted area.  Make sure to keep this blank area clean and presentable.  An applied passepartout (mat with window cutout) to cover the border is optional and allowed as long as it is done of light or white paper and its absolute external dimension is the prescribed paper size of 56 x 38 cm or 22 x 15 inches.  The Fabriano organization will not be providing passepartout.

Artworks must be signed - Artist's signature must be visible on the painting.

Presentation - The organization will provide the setting in paper frame with PVC plastic transparent protection sheet for all artworks in the exhibition.

How the artworks are to be sent to Italy

The artworks must be sent unframed.  Sending as a flat pack is recommended as this will minimize damage at custom control checks.  Rolled packed artworks will be accepted.  However, the organization will not take responsibility should the artworks stick to each other during travel or if they get subject to dirt or damage when being unraveled during inspection at customs.

Protection - To protect the artwork during transit, please use a plastic cover to house each painting.  The transparent cover also would allow customs control to physically check the artworks front and back without handling them directly.

We hope to collect the paintings for those sending from the Philippines and send them as a group which can help minimize costs (the total amount will be divided among the members of the group).  This also makes for easier monitoring.

For the participants who are out of the country, we will ask they be allowed to send from the country they are currently in.

Below are pictures of the recommended cover one can make for the paintings using a plastic sheet and clear tape.  The collected paintings, each plastic wrapped like this one, will be packed together, padded and sent in a cardboard housing for added protection.

Artist identification card - (Attachment A) - must be filled legibly and taped carefully to the back of the artwork.

No commercial value - Please do not label the artworks with its commercial value on the back or in any document sent with the pack.  Should inquiries be made regarding the availability and price of the artwork during the Fabriano convention, the organizers will endorse directly to the artist or the country leader.  The Fabriano organization will not retain any percentage.

How the artworks are to be sent to Italy

The artworks must be sent unframed.  Sending as a flat pack is recommended as this will minimize damage at custom control checks.  Rolled packed artworks will be accepted, however, the organization will not take responsibility should the artworks stick to each other during travel and when inspected by customs control.

Protection - To protect the artwork during transit, please use a plastic cover to house each painting.  The transparent cover also would allow customs control to check the artworks without handling them directly which can dirty or damage the paintings.

We hope to collect the paintings for those sending from the Philippines and send them as a group which can help minimize costs (the total amount will be divided among the members of the group).  This also makes for easier monitoring.

For the participants who are out of the country, we will ask they be allowed to send from the country they are currently in.

Below are pictures of the recommended cover one can make for the paintings using a plastic sheet and clear tape.  The collected paintings, each plastic wrapped like this one, will be packed together, padded and sent in a cardboard housing for added protection.

Artist identification card - (Attachment A) - must be filled legibly and taped carefully to the back of the artwork.

No commercial value - Please do not label the artworks with its commercial value on the back or in any document sent with the pack.  Should inquiries be made regarding the availability and price of the artwork during the Fabriano convention, the organizers will endorse directly to the artist or the country leader.  The Fabriano organization will not retain any percentage.

Submission of intent, number of participants, selection

Submission of intent may be done by direct contact with the Country Leader or by using the submission form for selection in the web.

Country Leader for the Philippines:

Karen Sioson

Email:  kmsfineart@gmail.com

Contact via Facebook, click here »

Community Size for Exposition Artists - Minimum of 15, Maximum of 20. The total Exhibition Country Community is therefore composed of 1 leader + 1 representative + minimum 15 to maximum 20 artists in exhibition.

Multi-country exhibition communities - If we do not make the minimum number, we can apply to Fabriano to join with other countries to form a multi-country exhibition community.

Only catalogue artists - Minimum 0 to maximum 15 that will not be exhibited on site but will be included in the printing of the catalog.  These artists will not therefore send the painting but will be required only to send the artwork photo.

Selection / Jury - Selection of the artists is done by the Country Leader in much freedom to coordinate a Country Community that best represents watercolor in the Country.  Should the applications exceed the maximum number representation, we will present the selection to a panel to give equal chance to all.

For submission to the Country Leader

Each artist must submit the following to their country leader:

  1. Name
  2. Artwork title, dimension, value (for records purposes)
  3. Organizations the artist is affiliated with
  4. Email
  5. Address
  6. Phone / mobile
  7. Filled up application form (attached B)
  8. Photo of painting.  300 dpi, minimum 15 cm on the longer dimension
  9. Portrait of the artist.  300 dpi, minimum 5 cm on the longer dimension
  10. For those who will be sending the artworks from the Philippines, we will need to secure a permit to export from the National Museum.  We will take care of the request letter, exhibit poster submission requirement, order of payment forms but we need the following from you:
    • Notarized affidavit of ownership of the artwork
    • 3R size picture of the artwork.  Labeled at the back with the artist name, painting title, medium, size, date or year finished.
    • Xerox of 2 valid IDs  or 1 ID with xerox of current cedula ( community tax certificate)

Read about National Museum Art Export Permit here >>

 

For submission to the Country Leader

Each artist must submit the following to their country leader:

  1. Name
  2. Artwork title, dimension, value (for records purposes)
  3. Organizations the artist is affiliated with
  4. Email
  5. Address
  6. Phone / mobile
  7. Filled up application form (attached B)
  8. Photo of painting.  300 dpi, minimum 15 cm on the longer dimension
  9. Portrait of the artist.  300 dpi, minimum 5 cm on the longer dimension
  10. For those who will be sending the artworks from the Philippines, we will need to secure a permit to export from the National Museum.  We will take care of the request letter, exhibit poster submission requirement, order of payment forms but we need the following from you:
    • Notarized affidavit of ownership of the artwork
    • 3R size picture of the artwork.  Labeled at the back with the artist name, painting title, medium, size, date or year finished.
    • Xerox of 2 valid IDs  or 1 ID with xerox of current cedula ( community tax certificate)

Read about National Museum Art Export Permit here >>

 

Deadlines

January 10, 2018 - List of selected artists and fees must have been endorsed to Fabriano.

January 15, 2018 - All requirements for the National Museum Art Export permit must be in so we can start the procurement of the permit.

January 31, 2018 - Photos of the artists, artworks and accomplished application forms must have been submitted to Fabriano.  This is also our target date for sending the actual works for those who opted for joining the exhibition in Italy.  Parcels from the Philippines go through customs and estimated delivery time to expect is around 2 months for European destinations.  Philpost countdown of 3-5 working days for EMS postings seem to start from the time the package leaves customs so we need to send early to make the arrival deadline.

March 1, 2018 - All artworks must have arrived in Fabriano.

March 28, 2018 - Each country may submit a name of one artist who will demo during the event.  Please note though that Fabriano reserves the right to choose which demos will be held during the convention.

April 1, 2018 - List of artworks' value must have been submitted to Fabriano.

Do we need to attend to be able to participate?

Participants need not travel to Italy to take part.  However, all are invited to attend to enjoy the festivities and meet fellow artists from other parts of the world.

For those interested, painting holiday packages may be available.  Details below.

Painting Holiday in Italy

Dates:  May 8 to 12, 2018

The complete painting holiday program will soon be published.  Packages for Sperlonga / Ventotene or Ponza / Sermoneta are being considered.

Only 50 slots available in booking order.  Interested individuals / groups may send an email to fabrianoinacquarello@gmail.com

 

Submission and participation in FabrianoInAcquarello signify full acceptance of the rules set by the organization.  The organization has the right to modify the rules and program but will ensure to inform all the interested parties promptly.  

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