Largo Art Gallery has the great honour to invite you to participate in the second edition of the International Exlibris Competition Varna. The Competition will be held in August 2016 in Varna, BULGARIA. Its mission is to increase the interest of exlibris and its traditional and new techniques among art lovers, collectors, young artists and students from art schools, colleges and universities.
In the first edition of the International Exlibris Competition, held in 2014 in Varna, participated 218 artists from 36 countries from all around the World. For this edition special web site with personal pages of the participants was created and print catalogues with the selected works of the competition was released. The success of the competition was mainly due to the support of Varna Municipality, the hard work of the Artistic Director of the Competition – the well-known Bulgarian graphic artist Julian Jordanov and the invaluable help of members of Competition Jury and especially - of the President of the Jury Mr. Hasip Pektaş.
Below you can find Competition Rules and Application Form. We are looking forward to receive your entry.
Nelly Valcheva, Executive Director
International Exlibris Competition Varna
From August 18 to September 28, 2016 in Varna will be held the second edition of the International Exlibris Competition Varna. The event is organized by Largo Art Gallery.
The International Exlibris Competition Varna is open for artists from all over the world, without limitation of education and occupation, aged 16 years or more, who accept its rules. There is no fee for participation. There are no restrictions as to the themes or techniques used.
Participants are allowed to send at most 5 different bookplates, dated in the period 2014-2016. It is obligatory that three signed copies of each print are submitted. The art works will not be returned and will remain in the graphic collection of the organizer Largo Art Gallery.
The deadline for sending of the works is 10 July 2016.
A Jury will select the works to be exhibited. The names of the accepted artists will be published on the website of the competition. The entries, once accepted by the Jury, will be presented in the website and Facebook page of the Competition and will be displayed in the exhibition halls of Largo Gallery in August 2016. The exhibition in Largo Gallery will last from 18 August till 28 September and will be open to the public daily from 11.00 to 18.30 h.
A movie for the exhibition and the opening ceremony will be created and will be available on the You Tube channel of the Largo Gallery.
Prof. Hasip Pektas, Turkey – President of the Honorable Jury
Artist, Professor at Visual Communication Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Işik University, Istanbul; President of the Istanbul Ex-libris Society
Assoc. Prof. Dimo Kolibarov, Bulgaria
Artist, Associate Professor at Department of Graphic Art of Faculty of Fine Arts at National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
Konstantin Antioukhin, Ukraine
Dimo Milanov, Bulgaria
Graphic Artist, Co-Founder of the International Exlibris Competition Varna