CALL TO ARTISTS
International Digital Miniprint Exhibition 16

Quantum Roots
From the Quarks to the Stars

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.

Between the world of the infinitely small and that of the infinitely large, quantum physics is deployed in all areas of physics, e.g., atomic, cosmological, and of course, subatomic.

Quantum physics is also at the heart of modern technology (how lasers work, how our computer drives work, how MRI works, how electron microscopy works, etc.).

The Quantum Roots exhibition
From the quantum theory* we can establish links between our past and our future. This perspective allows us to connect differently with our roots and our culture, to then situate ourselves on the axis (or in the loop?!?) of evolution.

The artist thus questioning themselves on the concept of their reality in their space-time must necessarily reflect on the physical and conceptual impacts of the forms of expression chosen in connection with their subject.

The result presented in the form of a digital print will inevitably translate into an energetic signature independent of the creation process, which will make us discover with power the ultimate connection of the Self to the Universe.

*Quantum theory. Theory that concerns the interaction of matter and radiation. (According to Charles, 1960)

Dominique Laurent, 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 “Quantum Roots.” This theme was chosen by the curator Dominique Laurent 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, 2021 (the gallery does not accept submission by mail).

SCHEDULE
Submission must be received by email:
By August 15, 2021, 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, 2021

Exhibition (format to be confirmed):
November 6 to December 7, 2021

Vernissage or online opening:
Thursday, November 11, 2021 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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