FAQ

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If you do not understand English?


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(Also you can copy the text of our Rules and translate it in your language by https://translate.google.com/. If you prefere: Our invitation, concept and the Rules we can send to you also in German language. )





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Log in?


  • Please read the Part 1 of our Rules - specially the point "WORKS" and all things that are important for registration.
  • Please ask then first for our digital card! (It simplifies the registration and gives a good overview of the most important things.)

We will ship the Rules together with the invitation. If you have questions, please contact us!


Deadlines for the exhibition period 2017 / 2018?


  • Early bird: June 6, 2017 (You will get 5 exhibitions + video!)

  • First bonus deadline: August 15, 2017 (four exhibitions) 

  • Second bonus deadline: November 10, 2017 (three exhibitions)

  • Main deadline: December 31, 2017 (main and traveling exhibition)


Our new entry system?


Feel free to choose the date of your entry. Please have a look at our timeline with the deadlines! With the exception of the “early bird” offer, the entry fee is always the same! The sooner you sign up, the more exhibitions and services you will receive. However, all participants will receive our annual art book and be considered for our awards.

Your pictures will be published on our websites after the main exhibition in Cologne. (Special articles will be published about the bonus events.) 

All 20 winners plus the “early birds” will receive an additional exhibition!

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us!


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Early bird?


To benefit from “early bird”, your confirmation of participation is required in time. Your digital card, original pictures and signed entry form can be sent at a later date (but before the deadline of the first exhibition, you wish to take part). If you are among the first 60 registrations, your work will be featured in all five exhibitions, while you will receive the bonus video (featuring your work).

What is required for participation?


First, you need our invitation with detailed information. 


We need:
  • your full address
  • details of the images in the following form:
First and Last name Number of the picture, Country, Title, Year, Technique, Size in cm


Example:
Pablo Picasso 1, France, Portrait, 2013, Woodcut, 14 x 14 cm
Pablo Picasso 2, France, Morning, 2015, Digital print, Linocut, 7 x 8 cm
Pablo Picasso 3, France, Dream, 2009, Aquarell, 10 x 10 cm
  • Photos of the pictures 1, 2, 3 (JPEG not larger than 500 KB)).
Please ask for our digital card for the registration of your pictures. Together with the original pictures we need also the Entry form (last page in our Rules) with your signature.

  • You are free to choose your subject, but the artworks should be suitable for mindful and relaxing contemplation. (Please see also  'AIMS AND TASKS', 'EXAMPLES' and the pictures of the participants in our ARCHIVE website https://enterintoart.com/!
  • Works with one color or in which one color predominates are preferred. (Preferably every picture should contain a different color.) All basic colors, shades and their color tones or different nuances of one color; also black/white and multicolored,
  • Artworks only on paper; all pictures must be flat (max. 2 mm). No frames, no mounts, no glass. No stretched canvas!
  • Original print (any traditional or contemporary graphic process, including computer generated prints) and monotype. Painting, collage, drawing, watercolor and mixed media. Exlibris and art photography will be accepted!
  • The image size for all techniques must not be larger than 14 cm x 14 cm (5.5 x 5.5 inch). Paper size may not be larger than 19 cm x 19 cm (7.5 x 7.5 inch).


What means "focusing on meditativ aspects"?


Meditation in the religious or esoteric sense plays no role! In our artistic exhibition and presentation concept, we examine only the attentive and relaxing viewing of a work of art!

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What is included in the exhibitions period and offers?


Please read our call to artists!



Art book?


The annual art book will be published for the entire exhibition period, in which a picture from each participating artist will be shown. The book, which includes poetry and other entertaining art-related themes, is also published as a gift book. Each participant will receive the book free of charge, together with the pictures.



BONUS Prelude exhibitions 2017 / 2018?

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The Prelude events fall within the exhibition period and will take place before the main exhibition in Cologne – usually in our studio gallery in Bonn-Königswinter, although other venues may be used. They are included in our offer, but participation is optional. Any pictures used in the Prelude events must be delivered in time. All artworks will also be displayed in the larger 2018 exhibitions.

Your pictures do not have to be related to the event theme. You can choose your subject freely. The event theme is only relevant for materials edited by us.

The Prelude exhibitions in 2017 will be centered on the following themes:

  • William Turner and the Rhine Romantic (Kulturbahnhof, Bad Breisig)

William Turner is a prominent figure of Rhine romance. Again and again, he visited this landscape and captured it in his pictures. Poems and legends of the romantic Rhine will be integrated in the exhibition.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven and the poems of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Studio Gallery, Bonn-Königswinter)

Bonn is the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. He has set to music many poems by Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Beethoven had already intensively dealt with the work of Goethe in his youthful years in Bonn – long before their first and last meeting in person. The setting of Mignon's song, "Kennst du das Land" (“Do you know the country where the lemons bloom...”), op. 75, No. 1, is especially famous.

What means PR theme?

The bonus events have a special theme, usually paying homage to a famous personality, which will serve as the basis for the event’s online PR. This will include several blog posts about the event theme, which we will share on our blogs and Facebook. In addition, a chapter will be included in our art book on these topics.

Taking place in our Studio Gallery in Bonn-Königswinter, the events also aim to convey our idea of a cozy art retreat (the lifestyle concept "living with pictures"), which we also communicate through our art book. In particular, these events will focus on the artistic views of Guillaume Apollinaire and his calligrams. As already mentioned, he worked nearby as a private tutor and walked in the beautiful landscape of our "ART RETREAT".

If the bonus event takes place at a different location, other new creative ideas can be included – for example multimedia demonstrations. In Bad Breisig, we projected three films with relaxing music and William Turner’s landscape motifs of the River Rhine on to a wall. The PR themes serve as a cultural program that increases the attention for your images – also permanent on the Internet. It consists of lectures or readings (and illustrated blog posts on the topic) or other entertaining things such as art objects or videos.


Title of the exhibitions?


Our events take place annually, so that the year changes, and possibly also the places:

Example:

3rd 'Enter into Art' International Installations 2016 / 2017, Germany 
(Annual Miniprint + Mixed Media)

If you want, you can add:

Intercultural art installation and presentation to promote smaller-scale works, including meditative aspects . 

Also you can add the special theme of our exhibitions:

Examples:
'Fascination of worldwide art and color'
'Homage to Guillaume Apollinaire'

If you want to add the exhibition places, write it as follows:

Cologne: Kulturbunker Köln-Mülheim (Cultural center)
Diez: House Eberhard (Cultural center)
Nassau: Municipal Museum Nassau (Leifheit Cultural Center)

Bonn-Königswinter: 'Enter into Art' Studio Gallery ("Art Retreat")
Bad Breisig: Kulturbahnhof (Cultural center)
Weißenthurm: Town Hall (Foyer)
Kobern-Gondorf: Town Hall (Foyer)

Complete example:

4th 'Enter into Art' International Installations, Hommage to William Turner and the Rhine Romantic, Kulturbahnhof, Bad Breisig, Germany

If you like you can add: (Annual Miniprint + Mixed Media 2017 / 2018)

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Who organizes the exhibitions?


The organizer of the exhibitions is the 'Enter into Art' Team. Please contact our team for questions, applications and all other matters!


Awards and Rewards?



Annually awards will be made by 8 – 12 international jurors:
  • There are four main prizes (first, second, third + special prize).
  • There are also 16 excellent and honorary prizes.
  • After a basic selection of the original pictures up to 50 - 100 finalists (nominated artists) will be selected by an international First Juror.

Rewards:

  • All 20 prizes will be rewarded in the form of PR publication in German on the Internet + a print certificat.
  • Additional promotion in our cultural program and on the Internet by post and video for the 20 winners.
  • The first three prizes will be rewarded in the next year with a small solo exhibition, which is integrated into our exhibitions. There will be also publicated a German blog post about each solo exhibition.
  • Additional exhibition in Kobern-Gondorf on the river Mosel for the 20 winners.
  • Nominated pictures (finalists) will be shown in a special post on the internet.


How to get to our current exhibitions in Germany?


Duration, opening times, dates of the opening, cultural programs, addresses of exhibition centers and description, how to get there - for all Enter into Art - installations 2017! Please see our following blog post:


Announcement at the websites of the Cultural center in Cologne
Announcement of the cultural program in Cologne (reading with poems, films and music)



Networking?


Many participants have requested to be kept informed about our latest news.
 

  • If you would like to be informed about our activities, please register for new blog posts by clicking “Follow by Email” in the right sidebar. 
  • Facebook page, (Miniprint joint art exhibitions, Germany) and
  • Youtube-Channel
But the best way of staying informed is to follow the Enter-into-Art blog in the right sidebar! We send also special news by email!

Of course, you can also subscribe to our 

In addition, the names of all participating artists and exhibited pictures are published in the ARCHIV here on our website www.enter-into-art.com, where the winners are highlighted.



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