The Toolip Art Contest 2023 is an international competition for artists, open to anyone from any country in the world. All kinds of artworks are allowed in the art contest such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and NFTs.

The contests has been designed to empower and project the artists worldwide, giving them visibility and recognition internationally,

Artists have the opportunity to win several cash prizes and have their submitted works exhibited in the Mrs Toolip Art Gallery in Barcelona. our Independent will announce the selection of the 30 finalists, who will participate in the final exhibition at Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery.


 

DATES:  March 1st - April 30th 2023

MISSION

The contest’s goal is to promote artists, giving them a great opportunity to gain visibility and recognition in to the international market.

The 30 finalists beside participating in  the final exhibition will compete for the 5 next prices:

1rst prize : 6000 € 

2nd prize : 3000€

3rd prize : 1500€

4th prize : 2 weeks solo exhibition at the Mrs Toolip Art Gallery Barcelona

5th prize: 2 weeks duo exhibition at the Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery Barcelona

Exhibit the selected artworks at the Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery

The works of selected artists will be published in the "Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery" catalogue which will be given to the finalists and will be available for professionals and other organizations invited during the inauguration of the event.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT SELECTED

Very important is to highlight that since our mission is to empower the artists and give them visibility, even in the case that the artist have not been selected as finalist, your submitted artworks will be displayed with your instagram account or webpage in our website and on our 75" Screen at the Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery in loop mode for one month from April 1st until April 30th 2023.

CANDIDATES

There are no special qualifications required to participate.

The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country.

TYPOLOGY OF WORKS

All kinds of art works are accepted, including digital.

Maximum dimensions are 195 cm height and 130 cm width

All works will be presented by a picture or a video that must be followed by a description of the work.

All works must be available for the final exhibition and have to be artist's property.

DATES AND DEADLINES

  • March 1st, 2023: Applications deadline

  • March 2nd, 2023: Announcement of the 30 finalists

  • April  1st, 2023: Notification of winning artworks at the contest.

JURY

The jury will be composed by recognized professionals in the industry.

The jury will select 30 artists for the final exhibition on March 2nd 2023

The jury will be published on the same day of the contest on April 1st 2023

 

WINNERS SELECTION

From the final 30 artists participating in the exhibition, will be announced first, second, third, fourth and fifth position of the finalists, who will win a prize of 6000€ (six thousand euro) , 3000€ (three thousand euro), 1500€ (one thousand five hundred euro),  SOLO and DUO exhibition at the Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery in Barcelona.

The names of the 5 winners will be announced on the day of the inauguration of the 30 finalists exhibition. (April 1st 2023)

The jury will also have to select supply artists in case there are artists selected from more than one juror. The jury verdict upon the winners is irrevocable.

The date of the opening will be published on the official website www.mrstoolipartgallery.com before the subscriptions deadline.

The date of the last day of the exhibition will be published on the official website www.mrstoolipartgallery.com before the subscriptions deadline.

Selected artists will be contacted for the preparation and submission of material for the final catalogue as well as for the preparation and submission of the works immediately after the subscriptions deadline

MONEY PRIZE WINNERS' SELECTION PROCEDURE

Money prize winners will be elected in accordance with their artworks overall rating, assigned by the jury and the gallery that will host the exhibition.

The range of the rating scale is from 1 to 100 points.

Rating system is formed in the following ratio: 2/3 of the score is given by the jury, 1/3 by the gallery.

Each juror will give a score from 1 to 100 per each artwork. Then we will take the average score given by all jurors that will represent 2/3 of the total score.

The gallery will give a score from 1 to 100 per each artwork and it will represent 1/3 of the total score.

MONEY PRIZE PAYMENT

At the day of the inauguration of the exhibition, which is also the day in which we will announce first ,second, third, fourth and fifth ranked artist, we will sent to money prize winners a certificate with the total amount of the prize, personal datas of winners and terms of payment.

That certificate will be sent via email and has to be signed by the winners, and returned again via email. Payment will be proceeded within 30 (thirty) days from the date of receipt of the signed certificate from the Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery.

EXHIBITION

The final exhibition with the 30 finalists will take place in Barcelona at the Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery from April 1st until April 30th 2023.

The exhibition will be organized by Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery

The set-up and the arrangement of works will be chosen by Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery staff in total independence on the basis of spaces and types of works.

The artworks will be displayed and for sale during the whole exhibition and in case of sale, the gallery will take 30% comission plus VAT from the sale price.

With the registration the artist take on all responsibility for any theft or damage of the works entrusted to the Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery during the entire period of the competition, including delivery.

Mrs. Toolip Art Gallery  undertake to manage in the best way and to take care of all the winning artworks.

The exhibition will be open to the public on the inauguration day and will remain open throughout the entire period according to the schedule (opening and closing time) of the gallery.

At the opening will be invited collectors, press, art professionals, art lovers and, of course, the winners and the members of the jury. The opening will be accompanied by a gourmet buffet with amazing drinks.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUBSCRIPTION

All information about terms and conditions of subscription is published on the official website ww.mrstoolipartgallery.com.

To register please complete the registration form on the official website www.mrstoolipartgallery.com

Any subscription requests received by postal mail and/or through email will not be taken into account.

Before forwarding of registration it will be necessary to choose a method of entry fee payment.

Registration sent will be held in stand-by by the system until payment of the quote is made.

After submitting the registration form, it can't be changed.

The subscription fees depend on the number of submitted works, the more artworks presented the more chances to win:

1 artwork: 50,00€ - 2 artworks: 90,00€ - 3 artworks: 120,00€ - 4 artworks: 150,00€ - 5 artworks: 160,00€ - 6 artworks: 180,00€

AVAILABLE PAYMENT METHODS

  • Bank transfer ( ES08 3025 0017 4814 0006 1549 )  Beneficiary: Actual Art International by T S.L,               SWIFT-BIC : CDENESBBXXX,   Bank: Caixa d´Enginyers

  • In cash at the Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery

  • Credit card at the Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery
     

Remember to indicate in the section : TOOLIP CONTEST + the same name and surname of the artist or the same group name that was used for registration.


The final registration is considered done only upon receipt of the copy of payment transfer by email. Proof of transfer payment have to be sent by e-mail to: mrstoolipartgallery@gmail.com

Registrations not completed with payment of registration fee, will be deleted from the system and not published on the official website.

For delays (more than 7 working days) in the publication of the registered works( having already completed the payment and send a copy of payment) the artists are invited to contact the administration office at mrstoolipartgallery@gmail.com  to solve any problem and loss of data.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Pictures:

Pictures are loaded automatically through the registration form on the official website.

Pictures can be uploaded with formats: jpg or gif.

Videos:

It is required to send a (still) video frame for preview in formats: jpg or gif.

The video has to be uploaded on vimeo.com

The system provides automatic resizing of frame for presentation in the preview pages.

 

CATALOGUE

The winning artists must submit the following documents to allow the printing of catalogue, in time for the opening day:

  • pictures of the winning work in jpg format.

  • a photo of the artist in jpg or format.

  • description of the work, such as title, technique, year, etc.

  • artist’s curriculum vitae

All materials must be send to: mrstoolipartgallery@gmail.com

DELIVERY OF ARTWORKS

The delivery of the selected works for the exhibition shall be paid by the artists from the place of origin to the place of the exhibition and back again.

Address indications of the place of the exhibition and agreements on sending and withdrawaling of works will be made individually between the selected artists and the staff after the vote results.

Works must arrive properly packaged.

Special issues and arrangements regarding installation of works at the exhibition will be agreeded individually between the staff of Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery and artists. 

COPYRIGHT AND PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING

Filling in the subscription form on the official website www.mrstoolipartgallery.com, the artists accept the policy contained in this notice, including all the articles.

The artists authorize Mrs.Toolip Art Gallery to process personal data, according to the spanish  law 03/2018 and subsequent amendments.

Personal data and pictures sent must be used for purposes concerning the Toolip Competition. Data of participants as well as pictures of their works will not be sold to third parties or published for commercial purposes.

Artists are entirely responsible for the content of the pictures or text submitted for publication on the competition website, and subsequently for publication in the catalogue.

Mrs Toolip Art Gallery reserves the right to remove any content unsuitable for the competition, unless a writing request by the artists is presented.