IX. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2014
International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen is a unique art competition in a specific category monochromatic drawings. The competition takes place every even year. There is a limitation of the format, a standard size to the size of 100×70 cm. The exclusivity of the project, highlights the method of selection of works for the exhibition and awards. Selection is carried out by an international jury, consisting of experts in drawing. In total there are 10 prizes awarded. The jury selects the main price Grand Prix and also artists who will receive a certificate highest quality Short list. Other prizes awarded representatives of the City of Pilsen and representatives of partner organizations. This unique collection selected by a jury is fully exposed only in Pilsen. Within the Biennial are organized traveling exhibitions, which have a tradition since 2006. The intention of traveling exhibitions is a presentation of the unique project Biennial of Drawing Pilsen and an invitation for the upcoming competition year. The exhibition is composed of award-winning works selected by an international jury for the exhibition in Pilsen. The exhibition is completed by other selected works according to available space of the exhibition hall.
For more information and about conditions and application form here: (click)
The Professional Association of Legal Entities, The Biennial of Drawing Pilsen /Members of the Professional Association/The City of Pilsen/The University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen/The International Association of Art – Europe, IAA/The Union of Visual Artists of the Pilsen Region
The selected works will be exhibited in the following galleries:
The Municipal Gallery of Pilsen, Dominikánská 2, Pilsen
Jiří Trnka Gallery, nám. Republiky 40, Pilsen
Exhibition date: 8 October _16 November 2014
Terms of participation:
1) Monochrome drawings
2) Maximum dimension 100X70 cm – dimension of paper
3) We accept maximum 5 works created after 2010
4) Payment of an entry fee of 50 EUR for foreign artists
5) Deadline for applications is on 31 s t May 2014
Each drawing will be judged individually.
Sets of drawings are accepted only when drawings put together make maximum size 100 X 70 cm.
Application for the competition:
Legibly completed application form must be enclosed in the package with the drawings
and payment receipt and sent to the address:
Bienále kresby Plzeň, Tylova 2929/59, 301 00 Plzeň, Czech Republic
Application forms will be available in the office of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen
and on the website: www.bienale-plzen.cz
The application includes the non-refundable entry fee of 50 EUR for foreign artists
to be paid into the account:
Bienále kresby Plzeň
Bank ČSOB a.s., account number: IBAN CZ 41 0300 0000 0008 8866 6111
Variable symbol: participant´s date of birth
The transfer fee must be paid by means of OUR (all charges must be paid by the sender).
Delivery of Works
Entirely at the sender’s cost. If the foreign partner organizes shared handover of drawings,
it is possible to agree on individual terms of contract. Works should be labelled in correspondence with the application form. Works will be accepted non framed and without passe-partout. Each artist is responsible for safe wrapping of drawings in a firm package to ensure safe delivery.Drawings will be returned in same package.The drawings and the application form including the payment receipt must be sent by 31 May, 2014 (date of postal stamp is relevant).Works must be delivered free of all freight charges. A package burdened by any postal charges will not be accepted. The works of authors who will not pay the required fee of 50 EUR in time will not be included in the competition.
Promotion of the exhibition and the catalogue
a) The application for the participation in the exhibition allows the organizer to use free of charge replicas or videotapes of drawings submitted by participants for the promotion of the exhibition, for the catalog and for the promotion of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen as a part of a program of European Capital of Culture Pilsen 2015.
b) Authors of the awarded works agree in advance that their works may be included
in a collection which will be displayed in some European and other countries.
The works will be returned after these exhibitions.
c) The organizer will publish a catalogue with replicas of the exhibited works.
Each artist whose works will be exhibited is entitled for inclusion in the catalogue with the reproduction of one of his/her works and the basic personal data. (S)he will also receive one free issue of the catalogue.
Return of Works
Works will be returned to the authors at the organizer’s cost.
Selection of Exhibits
Works submitted by participants will be selected by an international jury
with regard to their artistic and spatial qualities and on the basis of meeting the terms of participation.
Works exhibited at the 9th International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2014
will be judged by a qualified international jury. This jury will also award the Grand Prix.
There will be other prizes awarded:
Prize of The President of The Pilsen Region
Prize of The Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen
Prize of The International Association of Art – Europe
Prize of Czech Centres
Prize of The Union of Visual Arts of the Czech Republic
Prize of BBK- Bundesverband
Prize of The Hungarian Association of Graphic Artists
Prize of The Slovak Union of Visual Artists
Prize of The Students of the Faculty of Art and Design of UWB
The international jury has a right to award a short list /certificate of the highest quality/.
Awards will be announced and handed over to the winners at the opening ceremony
of the 9th International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2014 held on October 8, 2014.
PhDr. Jana Potužáková, President of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen,
Mgr. Gabriela Darebná, Executive Director of the Biennial, mobile phone +420 732 202 800
Tylova 2929/59, 301 00 Plzeň, Czech Republic, +420 777 301 800
Official languages of the Biennial 2014: Czech and English