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Hualien Art Exhibition

2024 Hualien Art Exhibition
General Regulations of Calling for Entries

Registration opens on July 16

  • PURPOSE

    The Hualien Art Exhibition is organized to encourage art creations, explore the meaning and expression of art, and respond to the spirit of the time.

  • ORGANIZERS

    • 1. Organizer: Hualien County Government.

    • 2. Implemented by: Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau. (“the Bureau”)

  • QUALIFICATIONS

    • 1. Regardless of ethnicity and nationality, all individual artists or art groups from home and abroad are welcome to participate.

    • 2. Artists can sign up individually or as a group, except an individual artist may not simultaneously sign up with a group.

    • 3. Each art group should provide a detailed member list and appoint a representative to handle competition-related matters.

    • 4. Doubtful qualifications will be judged by the Bureau.

  • ENTRIES

    • 1. Content
      (1) No particular theme is designated. An entry can reflect the artist’s personal experience in Hualien. We expect art pieces with Hualien’s local features.
      (2) There is no limit on size. However, entries selected for the exhibition should fit in with the venue and the curator’s plan.

    • 2. Entries are divided into four categories:

      Category Description
      (1) Contemporary art Art pieces that present contemporary art concepts and forms, regardless of media.
      (2) Classic media A. Eastern media Ink paintings, Eastern gouache, calligraphy, seal carving, or graphic art pieces created with a mix of these media.
      B. Western media Oil paintings, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, sketching, prints, photography, computer graphics, or graphic art pieces created with a mix of these media.
      C. 3D design Sculptures, ceramics, textiles, crafts, installations, or 3D art pieces created with a mix of these media.

    • 3. Requirements for sign-up
      (1) Each individual artist/art group may submit one entry for each category (contemporary art and classic media). Namely, each individual artist/art group may sign up for two categories at most and submit one entry for each category; the two entries may not be the same.
      (2) If doubtful about the category to which an art piece belongs, the artist is to make the decision.

    • 4. Entries shall not be published before (including online publication). They shall be original and newly created and not identical to the artist’s other pieces.

    • 5. Art pieces under any of the following circumstances may not be submitted. If an award-winning entry is found to disobey this rule, the award and prize will be revoked, and the artist will be held liable for all violations of relevant laws and regulations:
      (1) The piece has won a prize in domestic or international open competitions.
      (2) The artist plagiarized from others’ pieces.
      (3) The piece infringes on others’ intellectual property rights.

  • SIGN-UP

    • 1. Sign-up is open to all the public and is done online.

    • 2. Sign-up period: July 16, 2024, to August 20, 2024, 17:00.

  • INFORMATION FOR ONLINE SIGN-UP

    • 1. Personal information: including education, experience of exhibition, prize-winning records, etc.

    • 2. Entry:
      (1) Text description: Title, media, size, year of creation, and 1000-word concept of the piece.
      (2) Image files: one global picture and three local pictures, each file size less than 10 MB, in JPG format.
      (3) Audiovisual file: Applicable to the categories of contemporary art and classic media – 3D design. Kinetic art pieces can be displayed with audiovisual files. Please upload the files to Vimeo or YouTube and paste the links to the sign-up page. The judges will view them on the audiovisual platforms. The length of an audiovisual file shall be around five minutes. Please make necessary adjustments.

    • 3. One to three previous works (not including the one for entry):
      (1) Text description: Title, media, size, year of creation, and 150-word concept of the piece.
      (2) Image files: one global picture and three local pictures, each file size less than 10 MB, in JPG format.
      (3) Audiovisual file: Applicable to the categories of contemporary art and classic media –3D design. Kinetic art pieces can be displayed with audiovisual files. Please upload the files to Vimeo or YouTube and paste the links to the sign-up page. The judges will view them on the audiovisual platforms. The length of an audiovisual file shall be around five minutes. Please make necessary adjustments.

  • SELECTION

    • 1. Contemporary art (three stages)
      (1) Preliminary selection
      Participants’ submitted information during sign-up will be reviewed. The best 12 submissions will enter the secondary selection.

      (2) Secondary selection
      The Bureau will hold a meeting for secondary selection on a designated date. Artists entering this stage should write an exhibition proposal according to the size of the venue provided by the Bureau and present their plans to the judges, explaining the concepts of their pieces and plans for the exhibition (including the installation of the pieces, use of space and electricity, etc.). The best six entries will enter the final selection, and another two will be put on a reserve list.

      (3) Final selection (entries entering this stage will be exhibited)
      Artists enrolled in the final stage should finalize their pieces for exhibition according to their exhibition proposals within a designated time. The judges will evaluate the finalized pieces, and the artists should be onsite to provide explanations. After the final selection, the top performer will be awarded the Hualien Award, and five other entries will be awarded the Merit Award.

    • 2. Classic media (two stages)
      (1) Preliminary selection
      Participants’ submitted information during sign-up will be reviewed. The best six submissions will enter the final selection, and another two will be put on a reserve list.

      (2) Final selection (entries entering this stage will be exhibited)
      Artists enrolled in the final stage should finalize their pieces for exhibition within a designated time. The finalized pieces will be evaluated by the judges onsite. The exhibited pieces should match the information provided for the preliminary selection. The awards given after the final selection are set out in “VIII. Awards and Prizes.”

    • 3. If some entries do not meet the judges’ minimum selection criteria, fewer entries than the stated numbers may be selected or awarded prizes.

  • AWARDS AND PRIZES

    • 1. Contemporary art
      (1) One Hualien Award: NT$500,000, a trophy, and a certificate.
      The winning piece will be kept in the Bureau’s art collection. The piece's ownership belongs to the Bureau, and the artist’s economic rights are permanently and non-exclusively licensed to the Bureau.

      (2) Five Merit Awards: NT$90,000 and a certificate each.

    • 2. Classic media – Eastern media
      (1) One Golden Award: NT$60,000 and a certificate.
      (2) One Silver Award: NT$30,000 and a certificate.
      (3) One Bronze Award: NT$20,000 and a certificate.
      (4) Three Excellence Awards: a certificate each.

    • 3. Classic media – Western media
      (1) One Golden Award: NT$60,000 and a certificate.
      (2) One Silver Award: NT$30,000 and a certificate.
      (3) One Bronze Award: NT$20,000 and a certificate.
      (4) Three Excellence Awards: a certificate each.

    • 4. Classic media – 3D design
      (1) One Golden Award: NT$60,000 and a certificate.
      (2) One Silver Award: NT$30,000 and a certificate.
      (3) One Bronze Award: NT$20,000 and a certificate.
      (4) Three Excellence Awards: a certificate each.

  • REQUESTING FOR THE PROSPECTUS AND INQUIRY

    • 1. To download the prospectus.

    • 2. For inquiries about sign-up, please contact the executive team of the 2024 Hualien Art Exhibition. (1) Service hotline: 0963-775867 (Monday to Friday, 8:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30)
      (2) Email: hualienartexhibition@gmail.com

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