The Harghita, Mureş and Covasna County Councils, together with the Cultural Center of Covasna County and the Lăzarea Cultural and Creation Center, call for application for the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland (Székelyföldi Grafikai Biennálé).
Professional artists and art university students are eligible to participate in the biennial, with maximum 3 artworks.
The Main Prize of the Biennial is 2,000 Euro. In addition, three more prizes — Nagy Imre Prize, Plugor Sándor Prize and Nagy Pál Prize — of 1,000 Euro each, will be awarded. The awarded artworks will remain in the property of the Transylvanian Art Center.
The organizers of the biennial expect the submission of printed graphics created with the following procedures:
- graphic artworks created with traditional procedures of graphic art;
- graphic artworks created with digital methods of image creation and printed with digital devices;
- graphic artworks prepared with digital methods of image creation but printed with traditional methods.
The topic of the artworks can be freely chosen. Their paper size must be minimum 30×30 cm, and maximum 100×100 cm.
All artworks created (in the past 2 years) with printed graphics procedures are accepted, included in the definition of graphics in terms of high, low and plain print methods (woodcut and linocut, aquaforte, aquatint, mezzotint, lithography, screen printing, individual print, C-print, offset, electrographics, etc.).
Please note that the deadline for submitting the digital reproductions — the first phase of the selection — is 30 March 2018, 12:00 midnight (UTC+2).
The artworks selected for the second phase will be exhibited in the course of the biennial depending on the exhibition surface and the ranking of the jury.
The official opening of the biennial is scheduled for Saturday, 13 October 2018, 5 pm at the Transylvanian Art Center, Sfântu Gheorghe.