Call Detail
Melancholy - 2024 (Exhibition and Publication)
Entry Deadline: 11/9/23
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: 12/25/23 - 2/25/24

Exhibit and publish your masterpiece infused with melancholic thoughts and feelings

Gallerium proudly presents Melancholy 2023-24, a dual exhibition and publication to explore the realm of melancholy and express your deepest emotions and imaginations. 

Acedia, sacred diseases, or melancholy has intrigued artists from antiquity to the contemporary. It remains a source of inspiration for artists since melancholy is not simply a state of sadness but a complex and nuanced emotion found in geniuses and heroes. 

As Pablo Picasso once said: “Within the depths of melancholy lies the birthplace of great art, where sadness intertwines with beauty to create a masterpiece”. 

Melancholy in art refers to a deep emotional state that evokes a mixture of sadness, introspection, and longing. It captures the fragile beauty of fleeting moments, the transience of life, and the inherent human vulnerability. It invites us to dive into the depths of our innermost thoughts and feelings and encapsulates a range of emotions such as introspection, solitude, longing, and nostalgia. 

Melancholy often manifests through subdued colors, ethereal imagery, and contemplative subjects, inviting viewers to reflect on the complexities of existence. 

For Melancholy 2023-24, we encourage artists to delve into the realm of melancholy and express their unique interpretations. The possibilities are endless, whether you choose to display melancholy through somber landscapes, poignant portraits, abstract compositions, or other thought-provoking 2D or 3D art in any medium.

Embrace the interplay of light and shadow, explore muted color palettes, and infuse your creations with a sense of introspection to allow the viewers to immerse themselves in the rich thoughts and emotions that melancholy evokes.

The subject is free, and all thoughts and feelings that demonstrate the melancholic moodiness are welcomed. It may imply both dreaminess and disappointment, serenity and desperation, meekness and violence, prostration and rage, tranquility and turmoil. 

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

Capture the essence of melancholia and exhibit in an international group exhibition organized by Gallerium and publish in The Book of Arts: Melancholy publication.

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■ Exhibition

The selected artworks will be showcased in Melancholy international smart group art exhibition, organized by Gallerium.

Selected artworks will be exhibited online for two months from December 25, 2023, to February 25, 2024.

■ Book Publication

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

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

Published in glossy colorful A4 pages, The Book of Arts: Melancholy will be promoted and distributed internationally, and will be available to thousands of readers, including experts, galleries, curators, businesses, and art enthusiasts, via popular publication gateways.

■ Artwork Sales

Selected artworks will artworks will be promoted to sell via the 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. 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 sharable version of the exhibition poster via email.

■ Life-long Links

A lifelong link of the exhibition will remain active to boost selected artists online visibility and SEO.

The artworks' price tag will be removed after the exhibition ends.

■ Promotional Badges

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

■ Artwork Reviews

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

■ Exhibition Promotion

An exhibition press release sent out will be published in the art media to mark the event, attract more visitors, and increase the chances of artwork sales during the exhibition period.

■ 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 on Biafarin platform.

■ Certificate

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



Submission: FREE

Selection Fee: USD 40

There is no submission fee for this artist call.

Only selected artists will pay a selection fee of USD 40

Up to 5 artworks can be submitted.

Maximum 2 artworks will be accepted.


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.


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 and International artists are encouraged to express their artistic interpretation of the subject for an opportunity to be selected for an exhibition.

Gallerium art exhibitions have been viewed by more than 1.6 million art lovers, experts, and collectors globally.  

Application Requirements

♦ Artist Data
Artist Headshot Photo (jpg or pdf)
Artist Full Name
City and Country of Residence
Social Media Links (optional)
Website (optional)


♦ Artwork Data
Creation Year
Size (WidthXHeightXDepth) in cm or inches
Artwork/Series Description (Optional)

Price in USD

Eligibility Criteria


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



Art Categories

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

Painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photography, digital art, graphics, abstract, design, abstract, book art, land art, paper art, glass art, fiber art, textile art, landscape, crafts, jewelry, assemblage, ceramic art, metalsmithing, sculpture, installation, and mixed media are accepted.

All styles are accepted.

Any abstract or representational interpretations of the subject are welcome.

There is no size limit for submitted artworks.

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.

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.


Artists can submit artworks that are not for sales.

Number of Artworks

Artists can submit up to 5 pieces of original artworks in relation to the subject.

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


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.