The ninth edition of the International Small Engraving Salon is organized by Mr. Victor Florean, the president of the cultural foundation of contemporary art "Florean Museum". "Florean Museum" is a foundation which sustains and finances all forms of contemporary art. These actions of global culture as definition are not seeking to create or sustain a certain international movement. They can be defined as an act of reflection of a creating world. They are those actions which demonstrate that today's art remains one of the freest mind areas in the society.
The ninth edition of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2007 is a contest with prizes, and it promotes and sustains the classic printing techniques of engraving.
The contest is theme free, in order to allow the artists to choose that specific sector of creation that he or she considers to be most representative for himself or herself. In order to allow the jury an objective judgement, each artist will present five works of small engraving. The longest side of the engraving will not exceed 17 cm. The dimension refers to the image.
Serigraphy, photo, drawing, computer-art are not accepted.
Each engraving shall be signed by the artist on the front side and shall bear the classic details: copy, title, signature.
The invited artists are included in the exhibition and contest. Other artists may participate as well, but their works shall be preliminary submitted to a jury for admission in the contest and exhibition.
The engravings will be sent by mail in proper package. The works, together with the artists' CV must be sent to the organizers between the 1st and 30th of March 2007 at the following address:
P.O. BOX 1 Of. Postal Of. 9
430510 BAIA MARE
The vernisage of the International Small Engraving Salon 2007 will take place on 26th of May 2007, at 12:00 o’clock in the rooms of the Painter's Colony in Baia Mare, 19-21 Victoriei Street.
The jury is formed by: PAVEL SUSARA, art critic, president of the jury, VICTOR FLOREAN, the president of Florean Museum, MIRCEA BOCHIS, painter, sculptor and engraver, the curator of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari. Also, the winners of the three prizes of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2006 are invited to take part of the jury for this year's edition of the Salon.
The winning artists of each edition of the Salon are always invited to be members of the jury for the next edition of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari. This practice has become a tradition of the salons organized by Florean Museum.
The prizes of the winners of the eighth edition of the International Small Engraving Salon (2006) will be handed by Mr. Victor Florean, the president of Florean Museum, at the vernisage of the ninth edition of the Salon. The awarded artists of the previous edition of the salon will have a group exhibition in Baia Mare and they are offered an eight days trip to Baia Mare.
The organizers reserve the right to give other prizes or awards and to organize personal exhibitions for the selected artists. For further details, the organizers will contact each artist separately.
All the works sent by the artists will be published on Internet, together with the artist's name, address and picture. The organizing committee has chosen to publish the exhibition on Internet so that the access to be worldwide. The ninth edition of the International Small Engraving Salon will be on internet for ever. The exhibition can be visited at http://www.cmc.ro. The organizers reserve the right to edit a compact disc and a catalogue with the exhibition of the International Small Engraving Salon 2007.
The international Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2007 will be exposed in the most important centres from Romania and abroad.
The works sent by the artists to the Salon will complete Florean Museum's collection of contemporary art, which is conceived as an open workshop for the study of the contemporary engraving in the world.
The basic conception of Florean Museum is the two ways of communication: from the museum to the artist and from the artist to the museum.
The works sent by the artists become the property of the Florean Museum. These works will constitute the base for continuing the artistic dialogue through organizing group exhibitions according to artistic affinities. Each exhibition organized will be presented on Internet at the specified address.
The organizers reserve the right to make reproductions of the works in order to edit the publications of the Salon or in any other purpose.
The artists who participate must accept all the conditions of the Rules of the International Small Engraving Salon Carbunari 2007. The engravings sent by the artists for the participation at the International Small Engraving Salon constitutes the acceptance of the conditions stipulated in the present Rules. For further information, please contact the curator of the exhibition:
STR. SASAR 34
435100 BAIA SPRIE
fax: 00 40 262 223320
Curator of the International Small Engraving Salon