CALL TO ARTISTS
International Digital Miniprint Exhibition 15

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health issues, Voix Visuelle will receive submissions only by email. At the end of October, depending on the guidelines from the City of Ottawa, Voix Visuelle will decide on the format of the exhibition. Either the works will be printed by Voix Visuelle and exhibited in the gallery space, or they will be exhibited only online.

Theme: Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence has become part of our lives. It allows us to give voice commands, to secure the access to our devices thanks to facial recognition and to browse targeted content on the internet. In an unfamiliar city, we can go from point A to point B and park our vehicle easily with driver assistance functions. In the fields of medicine and law, the availability of countless data banks ensures that more informed decisions are made.
Even in arts and music, composition can be computer led or assisted.

As part of the 15th International Digital Miniprint Exhibition, artists are invited to reflect on the issues facing us because of artificial intelligence: ethical questions, privacy protection, accountability, existential threat. Through artwork that will question the present and the future artificial intelligence, concerns, fantasies and hope will be expressed.

Katy Le Van, curator

REGULATIONS
Please note that these regulations have been modified with respect to previous years.

All professional artists from all countries can participate on the theme “Artificial Intelligence.” This theme was chosen by the curator Katy Le Van and is developed above.

The regulations for participation are explained in the FAQ below.

SUBMISSION
The submission must contain the following:

  1. The registration form duly completed.
    Download the Entry Form in DOC format or PDF format.
  2. One or two digital images in JPEG format measuring maximum 8 in x 10 in or 10 in x 8 in @ 300 dpi.
  3. Each image must be identified by a number, the name of the artist and the title of the work. Example: 1-Artist-Title.JPEG
  4. Proof of the payment of CAD 30 by PayPal.
  5. Send your submission by email only, to [email protected], no later than August 15, 2020 (the gallery does not accept submission by mail).

SCHEDULE
Submission must be received by email:
By August 15, 2020, at the latest

Notification of participants:
In September, the notification will be posted on the Voix Visuelle website

Jury deliberations for the prize:
Beginning of November, 2020

Exhibition (format to be confirmed):
November 7 to December 8, 2020

Vernissage or online opening:
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5 p.m.

FAQ
Who are the organizers of the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition?
This exhibition is organized by Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

What is an original digital print?
According to fr.wikipedia, the designation “estampe numérique” (digital print) refers to works where the computer is the principal design tool, used to create a matrix of digital data. A digital printer, generally ink jet, is then used to print the matrix on various media.

What formats are accepted by the International Digital Miniprint Exhibition?
The image must not be bigger than 20 cm by 25 cm or 25 cm by 20 cm (8 in x 10 in or 10 in x 8 in).

How many images can an artist participant submit?
An artist can submit one or two images.

How much does it cost to participate?
The entry fee is CAD 30, which must be paid by PayPal.

Who prints the artwork?
Voix Visuelle will print the artwork on photo paper in the case of an exhibition in the space of the gallery.

How will the artwork be selected for the exhibition?
The selection will be made by the curator of the exhibition.

How will the prizes be awarded?
The prizes and the mentions will be determined by an independent jury of peers.

What are the values of the prizes?
The first prize is a sum of CAD 300, the second, a sum of CAD 200, and the third, a sum of CAD 100.

Is it true that an artist can donate his or her print to Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle?
Yes, accepted works may be donated to the Centre for fundraising purposes.

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