"Roses without thorns" is the theme of this Grand Prix, organized by Belgian Aquarellista Piet van Aken.
It is an international contest, you are allowed to participate with at most three aquarelles, one of those must have the theme, the other two are free.
The submitted work needs to be authentic and original and must not, in any way refer to work of other artists
Only pure aquarelle, painted on paper will be taken into account.
The work must be painted in 2011 and not exhibited before. (This means that the Hangar-aquarellistas can do a lot on our Tuesday-sessions...) Let's go for it!!
This one is not suitable for instance: made in 2008 and already exhibited...
The deadline for submission of registration forms August 31st 2011, so there's plenty of time still - but it would be good to start thinking about what you would like to do.
Judging and selection will take place on Saturday 17 September, and max 100 artworks will be selected
Exhibition is from 5 - 26 November in in the exhibition space of the NV Lucas Creativ, Kroonstraat 182, 3020 Veltem-Beisem in Belgium
The vernissage and announcement of winners will be on 5 November
There is an extensive downloadable "rules and regulations" form and a registration form -in Dutch and French- on http://www.pietvanaken.be/ . If you want one in English, contact me, I have a preliminary version. Note that the rules for contestants from abroad are slightly less strict. Don't hesitate to contact me - or Piet van Aken for extra info...
Another no-go (from 2003)