Call Detail
Spirituality - 2023 (Exhibition and Publication)
Entry Deadline: 10/4/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Unspecified
Event Dates: 10/20/23 - 12/20/23

Delve into a spiritual journey and showcase the invisible forces

Gallerium is pleased to invite you to apply to Spirituality 2023, a dual exhibition and publication to awaken the spiritual dimensions of art.

Spirituality and religion may seem hard to tell apart; however, there are firm differences. Spirituality is a broad concept that includes various perspectives, including religious ones.

Psychology and neuroscience consider spiritual experiences as the brain state in higher consciousness that is accessible to all, regardless of being religious or not. In general, Spirituality is a sense of connectedness to something bigger than ourselves and a holistic perspective for bringing meaning and purpose to life and living in peace together. 

In visual arts, Spirituality explores the deeper dimensions of human existence, seeking to connect with the universe and explore existential questions. Through symbolism, abstraction, and contemplative aesthetics, spiritual artworks evoke a sense of awe, introspection, and inner transformation. 

Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wassily Kandinsky, Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor, Marina Abramovic, and many other artists have spoken of art as a gateway to the spiritual realm and felt the channeling energy and connectedness to divine through art. They sought to express the inexpressible, unveil the mysteries of the cosmos, and capture the invisible threads that connect us to the universe. 

The submitted artworks can visualize spirituality in many ways. They may capture the serenity of a place of worship or peaceful landscape, delve into spiritual states and poses, depict portraits of gurus and leaders, demonstrate the magnificence of rituals and costumes, display sacred books and texts, explore a journey to self-discovery, encompass spiritual dreams, signs, and symbols, or express Spirituality in modern life. 

The theme of Spirituality opens up a world of possibilities for artistic interpretation. Some artistic expressions can be categorized under: 

Signs and Symbols: Dream catchers, healers, animal totems, and geometric shapes like David star, Yin and Yang circle, cross, spiritual orbs, Pandora box, Tarot cards, Oracle cards, etc. 

Spiritual States and Poses: Nirvana, Enlightenment, Ethereal peacefulness, Heaven, Hell, Lotus pose, Yoga poses, etc. 

Rituals and Ceremonies: Ancient rituals and costumes, healing sessions, meditation, prayers, mystical dances, etc. 

Spiritual Embodiments: Gods (such as Zeus and Shiva), Angels, Demons, Evils, Satanic Figures, Ghosts, Mythological Creatures, Knights, Pegasus, Unicorns, etc.

Spiritual Leaders and Gurus: Monks, Sangha, Priests, Preachers, Padre, Vicars, Imams, Rabbis, Purohits, Granthis, Brahmins, Sufis, Mobeds, Healers, Shamans, Sorcerers, Wisdom, celestial beings, etc. 

Places of Worship: Churches, Temples, Monastery, Synagogues, Tombs, Pyramids, Mandirs, Gurdwaras, Masques, Sacred Natural sites and spiritual landscapes (Mountaintops, Rivers, Caves, Groves, Islands, Springs, ...), etc.

Pilgrims and Cities: Jerusalem, Vatican, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Sinai Peninsula, Mecca, Baghdad, Varanasi, Amritsar, Bodh Gaya, Gujarat, Yazd, Camino de Santiago, etc. 

Books and Guides: The Rigveda, Book of the Dead, Hymns & Gospels, Iliad, Odyssey, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Avesta, Gita, Tripitaka, Torah, Bible, Quran, Wicca, Tenrikyo, Scientology, Spiritism, etc. 

Modern Spirituality: Neo-Paganism, Zeitgeist, Karma and Reincarnation, Law of Attraction, New-Age spiritual movements and alternative healings (Reiki, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Oriental Medicine, etc.), Afterlife, Cosmic Justice and Universal Energy, etc.

Thought-provoking Concepts: Injustice in the name of religion, sin, guilt, apocalyptic scenes, judgement day, suffering and faith, morality, rebirth, saints, angels, demons, miracles, supernatural, self-discovery journey, spiritual healing and transformation, soul-searching walks, etc. 

Abstract and representational artwork in any 2D or 3D art medium is welcomed. 

It is an invitation to explore the mystical, the ethereal, and the intangible aspect of existence. Selected artworks will be published in The Book of Arts: Spirituality Publication and will be showcased in Spirituality 2023 international online group exhibition by Gallerium.

Submission is free of charge, and a small fixed fee applies to selected artists only. 

Visit the previous exhibitions at https://www.gallerium.art/exhibitions

 

AWARDS

■ Exhibition

The selected artworks will be showcased in Spirituality 2023 international online group art exhibition, organized by Gallerium.

Selected artworks will be exhibited online for two months from October 20 to December 20, 2023.

■ Book Publication

The selected artworks will be published in The Book of Arts: Spirituality publication.

The online version of the book will be available for free, while the high-quality print can be ordered via print-on-demand services.

The book will be promoted and distributed internationally, becoming available to thousands of readers, including experts, galleries, curators, businesses, and art enthusiasts, via popular publication gateways.

■ Artwork Sales

Selected artworks will be promoted to sell via online exhibition link. 

Not for sales and sold artworks are accepted.

■ Exhibition Catalogue

All selected artworks and artists will be published in a stylish colorful exhibition catalogue available in both online and print versions.

Artists can order for the print catalogue via print-on-demand service from one of the partner platforms. The catalogue will be promoted and circulated internationally, becoming available to millions of viewers including art experts, galleries, curators, businesses and enthusiasts, via popular publication gateways.

■ Exhibition Poster

Each artist will receive a link to the digital version of the exhibition poster via email.

■ Promotional Badges

A digital social media promotional badge for each artwork will be sent to each artist to share on social media.

■ Artwork Rating and Comments

All exhibition visitors can post their comments and ratings of each artwork online.

■ Exhibition Promotion

A promotion program will be executed to boost the selected artists' exposure and increase the artwork sales during the exhibition period.
The program includes exhibition press release sent-out, catalogue circulation, social media presentation, etc.

■ Reports, Analytics and Insights

A report containing the number of views, comments, artworks popularity, the engagement rate of exhibition viewers with artworks, and sales statistics, will be sent to artists via email.

■ Magazine Publication

Some of the selected artworks might be published in various magazines and books in Biafarin art network for promotion purposes.

■ Artist Profile Page
Each artist receives a free online profile page in Biafarin platform.

■ Certificate
A digital certificate will be issued and sent to all selected artists.

 

FEES

Submission: Free

There is no submission fee for this artist call.

Only selected artists will pay a selection fee of USD 40

Each artist can submit up to 5 artworks. Maximum 2 artworks are accepted.
All payments are non-refundable.

 

About Gallerium

Gallerium art exhibitions are intended to create equal showcasing opportunities for prominent visual artists worldwide.

Art improves people's lives, and showcasing art is our way of playing our part toward a better world. In this way, Gallerium utilizes Biafarin exhibition platform to boost the benefits of the exhibitions. It is always free to submit your art in our competitions, while only selected artists need to pay a small selection fee.

Each one of Gallerium shows focus on a unique subject. International artists are encouraged to express their artistic interpretation of the subject for an opportunity to be selected for exhibition.

Gallerium exhibitions have been viewed by more than 1.7 million art lovers, experts, and collectors globally.

About The Book of Arts

The Book of Arts is a series of contemporary art books published by "Discover the Artist" media holding and Art Publications Network. The mission is to publish prominent arts from artists with various cultures and nationalities via several editions each year. Each edition focuses on a specific subject to make a visual story of modern and contemporary art in the art world.

The publications are available to hundreds of thousands of art experts, collectors, and enthusiasts in digital and print format and reach people in over 100 countries.

The online version of the book will be published and circulated globally, while the high-quality print version can be ordered online and via our platform directly.

Application Requirements

ARTIST DATA

Artist Headshot Photo
Artist Full Name
City and Country of Residence
Phone
Email
Social Media Links
Website

 

ARTWORK DATA

Title

Category

Technique 

Surface (Paper, Canvas, Cardboard, Metal, etc.)

Creation Year

Size (WidthXHeightXDepth) in cm or inches

Artwork/Series Description

Price in USD

Eligibility Criteria

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY

This dual exhibition and publication opportunity is open to all visual artists worldwide.

 

ARTWORK ELIGIBILITY

Art Categories

The submission is open to all visual artists creating original artworks in 2 and 3-dimensional media.

Painting, drawing, landscapes, printmaking, illustration, photography, digital arts, sculpture, metalsmithing, installation, crafts, jewelry, glass art, paper art, book art, land art, fiber art, textile art, collage, abstract, graphic arts, design, and mixed media are accepted.

Style

All styles are accepted.

Any abstract or figurative interpretations of the subject are welcome.

Size

There is no size limit for submitted artworks.

Duration

There is no limit for artwork creation year.

Artworks created within the last 5 years are preferred.

Originality and Rights

Artworks must be entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor.

Entries must not be copies or derivatives based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs, or other artistic work. Any infraction of this rule will result in serious consequences.

The artist should have all the rights for presenting and publishing the artworks internationally.

Artwork Photo

Only the artwork should show in the photo (no frames or extraneous backgrounds).

Invited artists might be asked for high-resolution artwork photos if needed.

Availability

Artists can submit artworks that are not for sale.

Number of Artworks

Artists can submit up to 5 pieces of original artwork about the subject.

The artworks are subject to selection, and a maximum of 2 artworks might be selected from the chosen artists.

Other

Artworks that, in reasonable view of the organizer, include porn, violence, and/or racial and religious hatred, inappropriate and/or offensive content, are not admissible.