FAQ

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What can I do if I do not understand English?


In the right sidebar of this website, you can check the Google Translator!
(You can also copy the text of our rules and translate it into your language using https://translate.google.com/. If you prefer, we can send you our invitation, concept and rules in German).





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What's new in 2018/19?

  • The paper size for all techniques must not be larger than 20 x 29 cm (7.87 x 11.42 inch). Your pictures and the paper also can be smaller!
  • Museum Nicolas of Cusa in Bernkastel-Kues (excellent exhibition site)
  • City Library in Bonn (new exhibition site - 7 weeks).
  • Total duration of the exhibitions up to 18 weeks.
  • Seperate awards for print and mixed media.
  • New awards - a total of 24 prizes.
  • Cultural program "Touring the World through Art".

Concerning the additional parallel event "Touring the World through Art" please inform yourself in the menu item EXTRA ! Participation ist only possible by additional fee and extra registration (special rules and forms). Please contact us, if you are interested!

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?


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Deadlines 2018 / 2019:
  • Early bird offer: June 30, 2018
  • Prelude event 1 - Bad Breisig: July 31, 2018
  • Prelude event 2 - Bernkastel-Kues: November 10, 2018
  • Main exhibition and traveling exhibitions in 2019 (Nassau, Cologne, Bonn): December 31, 2018

How do I use your special 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.)


If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us!
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What is the early bird offer?


If you are among the first 60 artists to register, you will receive the bonus video (featuring your work).

There is not always an early bird offering in conjunction with a reduced entry fee, but if this is possible then the following applies:
To benefit from the “early bird” rate, your confirmation of participation is required by the “early bird” deadline (payment of the reduced entry fee). Your digital card, original pictures and signed entry form can be sent at a later date (but before the deadline of the exhibitions in which you wish to take part). 

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 by email:
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, 20 x 29 cm

Together with the original pictures we need also the Entry form (last page in our Rules) with your signature.
  • The paper size for all techniques must not be larger than 20  x 29 cm (7.87 x 11.42 inch).
  • You are free to choose your subject, but it should be relaxing. (Please see also 'EXAMPLES' and the pictures of the participants in our ARCHIVE website https://enterintoart.com/!
  • 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!

What means "focusing on meditativ aspects"?


Meditation in the religious or esoteric sense plays no role! In our artistic exhibition and presentation PR-concept, we examine only the attentive and relaxing viewing of a work of art! See also AIMS AND TASKS!
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What is included in the exhibitions period and offers?


Please read our call to artists! It will be updated every year - in spring or so!


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.

What are prelude exhibitions or bonus events?

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The sooner you sign up, the more exhibitions you can take part in!

The prelude events fall within the exhibition period and will take place before the main and traveling exhibitions. (They can take place 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 artwork will also be displayed in the larger exhibitions of the next year.

Awards and Rewards?

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24 annually awards will be made by 8 – 12 international jurors. Separate prizes for miniprint and mixed media will be determined.:
  • There are four main prizes each (first, second, third + special prize).
  • There are also 6 excellent and honorary prizes each.
  • In addition there are three "Amber Awards" for color.
  • 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 24 prizes will be rewarded in the form of PR publication in German on the Internet + a print certificat. All blog posts will be tagged with our winner banners. (The "Amber Awards" will be awarded by a joint blog post.) 
  • Additional promotion on the Internet by posts and video or dia show for the 24 winners.
  • The first 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.
  • Nominated pictures (finalists) will be shown in a special post on the internet.
  • Also the jury members receive a certificat.
In addition, we reward images as Selected Artwork!

The total value of the prizes is about 2000 Euro + non-quantifiable value of a PR release.

What are the online events and PR themes?



The online events are an effective feature offered by “Enter into Art” in conjunction with exhibitions. In our online journal in German, popular topics in the field of art and culture are published and linked to the list of participants. In particular, the prelude exhibitions can be designed as a tribute to or in interaction with such a theme. Usually, the topic is then also incorporated into our cultural program of the main exhibition.


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.

Examples:

The Prelude exhibitions in 2017 was 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 were integrated in the exhibition. In Bad Breisig, in addition we projected three films with relaxing music and William Turner’s landscape motifs of the River Rhine on to a wall. 

  • 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. 

What does the PR theme mean?


The PR themes serve as a cultural program that increases attention on your images. They are also permanent on the Internet.

Depending on the scope, a PR theme can be continued over a longer period of time. The relevant blog posts are closely linked with our participant lists and galleries and with our additional reward title of  "Selected Artwork". For more information, please visit also the AIMS and TASKS sections.

The special theme of an exhibition (prelude event), usually paying homage to a famous personality, will serve as the basis for the event’s online PR. It consists of illustrated blog posts on the topic, lectures or readings and other new creative ideasfor example, multimedia demonstrations. In addition, a chapter will be included in our art book on these topics.

If the event takes place in the Studio Gallery in Bonn-Königswinter, it also aims to convey our idea of a cozy art retreat (the lifestyle concept of “living with pictures”), which we also communicate through our art book. In particular, these events also may 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 the “Kunstretreat”. 

Title of the exhibitions?


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

Example:

5th 'Enter into Art' International Installations 2018 / 2019, 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 could 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:

Cologne: Cultural Center Köln-Mülheim (Kulturbunker)
Nassau: Municipal Museum Nassau (Leifheit Cultural Center)

Bonn: City Library Bonn-Bad Godesberg
Bonn-Königswinter: 'Enter into Art' Studio Gallery
Bad Breisig: Kulturbahnhof (Cultural center)
Weißenthurm: Town Hall (Foyer)
Kobern-Gondorf: Town Hall (Foyer)
Diez: House Eberhard (Cultural center)
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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!
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Are there any extra events?


These are usually small group exhibitions of about 20 - 30 participants with smaller gift books with poetry, for which the number of participants is limited. Our extraordinary exhibitions usually take place only once and are associated with a special book offer. You can present several pieces of art on your own wall and in the book on a page or a double page. For artists who are also poets, there are special pages entitled “Art and Poetry”. 

There may also be additional offers in connection with our cultural program - for example "Touring the World through Art" in 2018-19. Information about current exhibitions can be found in the menu EXTRA.

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! Please see the updated link on our HOME!

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 with the respective links, where also the winners are highlighted.


'Small is Big' and solo exhibitions?


More information you will find here:  Small is Big 



We will extend our FAQ when we collected more general questions! Please read also carefully our Rules!


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