The 2nd.Biennale Of The International Cartoon Niko Nikola/Albania,2022
Topic: "Where is the world going...?"
Country: Tirana Albania
Date: November 19-20, 2022
"Where is the World going,,,?" : the theme of the Second Caricature Biennale
The artistic board of Albanian Excellence, founder of the Niko Nikolla International Caricature Biennale, has decided that the theme of the second Niko Nikolla International Caricature Biennale will be: "Where is the world going...?"
This topic was set based on the situation that the world is going through today in many ways.
In different artistic perspectives and plans, artists from all over the world through the art of caricature will bring powerful social, political and environmental messages that every society has today.
The following are invited to participate in this Biennale:
Cartoon artists from the age of 18
Works can be sent to all techniques
Papers must be submitted by September 5, 2022
Four papers had to be submitted on the assigned topic
The presented works cannot have participated in any other competition
From all the presented works, the Jury will select 150 works. Papers will be sent by post by the authors
Selected works will be notified by email and then the original works will be launched
The works that will be announced as winners will remain the property of the Caricature Biennale
10-The presented works will be illustrated during the days of the Biennale
The second theme of the International Caricature Biennale
Caricature portrait: Agim Sulaj
This year, the second theme in the cartoon is dedicated to the cartoonist Agim Sulaj. It will be a humorous portrait that will be dedicated to the well-known Italian-Albanian painter and cartoonist. Dawn Sulaj.
International Jury of the Niko Nikolla Caricature Biennale
Agim Sulaj President of the Jury Italy
Angel Boligan Mexico
Valentin Gregoriev Bulgaria'
Bernard Bouton France
Marinela Nardi Italy
Gianni Martini Italy
Rezear Xhaxhiu Albania
Nexhat Krasniqi Kosovo
The awards of the Second Niko Nikolla Caricature Biennale
First prize 500 euros
The second prize is 300 euros
Third prize 200 euros
These awards will be sponsored by the Euro Humor Association - Prim Alpe Association and Mr. Gianni Martini based on a cooperation agreement signed between the two associations.
For the second topic
First prize 400 euros
The second prize is 300 euros
Third prize 200 euros
The Executive Director of the Biennale is Flora Nikolla, CEO of Albanian Excellence and founder of the Niko Nikolla International Caricature Biennale.
Call Of The 29th.International Calicomix Festival /Colombia,2022
INTERNATIONAL CONTEST "SPECIES IN ENDANGER"
Closing Date: August 15, 2022
The 29 International Calicomix Festival 2022 has "MEXICO" as a guest country and in the activities that will be performed, and has created the exhibition "Species in Danger" that is an invitation through a call to illustrators and dear caturists of the world to make images of catrinas and blabbering of endangered species including humans and the little attention we are giving to the care of the planet and the point of no return of much of life.
In this dangerous and costly adventure of civilization, mankind will have to necessarily return to observing nature from where it originated. He is experienced enough to understand that the power that he has the knowledge and experience to solve planetary life and coexistence with other species will be the only thing that will allow humans to survive.
We invite artists from all over the world participating in this contest inspired and guided by the contributions of José Guadalupe Posada and Pedro Linares Lopez where we will award the three best works. We have combined the Mexican popular tradition with environmental alarms to give it that encouraging element of celebrating the lives of the beings we live with, showing how art affects the way to interpret and manifest.
We invite you to meet Posada and Linares these extraordinary Latin American artists who will bring us elements for our sample of "Endangered Species"
Coinciding our event with the celebration of the 170th anniversary of the birth of the engraver, illustrator and cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada, celebrated for his drawings and engravings about death. Have a passion for political cartoon. Developed new techniques for printing. He worked for and founded major newspapers. Consolidating the Day of the Dead party, for its interpretations of everyday life and attitudes of the Mexican through skulls acting like ordinary people.
The validity of the work of José Guadalupe Posada is clearly identified in a series of creations achieved in recent decades, from various means and techniques. Posed beyond his death, and his dead, he lives and is an important presence and cultural expression of Mexican art.
We add to this call the fantastic vision of Pedro Linares, with his imaginary figures representing animals and monsters. This Mexican artist collaborating with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo suffered at an early age very strong fevers that led to him having agonizing nightmares. These visions transported him into a wild environment and in touch with nature, and everything around him, whether a plant, a rock or a cloud, was transformed into very colorful animal forms and in very strange ways: winged dogs pickle with fangs and countless grotesque figures. All of them pronounced continuously and obsessively the same word: "Alebrijes, a term incomprehensible and without any meaning. When he overcame his illness, Linare shared with his family these fantastic hallucinations, and began to reproduce in cardboard and stone the figures of his nightmares, molding and decorating them just as he had imagined.
The call is now open and will end on August 15, 2022.
Participants can submit up to three works in A4 size and 300 dpi resolution.
We will award the following prizes:
First place prize of $1,200. 000. oo (One million two hundred thousand Colombian pesos).
Second place prize of $600. 000. oo (six hundred thousand Colombian pesos)
Your participation can be done in any digital or analog technique, in white and black or in color. Accompany your works including your data: name and pseudonym, age, nationality and mailing address.
The event features a jury of qualified individuals for the selection of works that will be exhibited in the month of September at the 29 Calicomix International Festival 2022.
The participation of each artist in this contest allows the Calicomix Foundation to use the images for publicity, promotion and virtual and/or in-person exhibition without creating a contractual bond or fees. The participating works will have the name and nationality of each artist either for exhibition, print or dissemination of their work.
Organiser: Bajai EGYMI (Baja Educational Institute and Children’s Home), 6500 Baja, Barátság tér 18., Hungary
Applicants: Artists and craftsmen
The project aims to: Establish and maintain effective and ongoing professional communication channels between domestic and international actors in contemporary art and design; promote and support international presence and integration of artists.
Application deadline: 1th August, 2022
Consideration date: 5st August, 2022
Candidates will be notified of the result of evaluation.
Duration of the project: 5 days
Camp begins: 22th August, 2022 (Monday)
Arrival: 21th August 2022 afternoon (Sunday)
Camp ends: 26th August 2022 (Friday)
Leave-taking: 27th August 2022 morning (Saturday)
Accomodation: Rooms for 2 persons
Closing exhibition: 26th August 2022 (Friday)
Participation fee: 35 Euro/5 days
The cost of traveling to the camp is borne by the participant.
This amount must be paid by everyone (even if the applicant will not stay until the end of the camp) for the bank account of Egyesült Út Foundation, under the following number:
The Organiser undertakes the following:
- Provides accommodation in the dormitory of Bajai EGYMI and half board (breakfast, dinner) for the artists during the time spanding in the camp.
- Organises an exhibition of finished artworks at the end of the camp and provides propaganda.
- Provides a place for art and makes advices for other places, that inspire the artists.
- Advises shops to buy needed equipments.
The applicant undertakes the following:
- Arrives on the first day of the camp.
- Participates on the closing exhibition and at the subsequent closing gala exhibition.
- Creates works of art during the camp, from those must be offered 1 large or 2 small works.
- Brings the materials.
- Solves the transportation individually to the programs and other places that can be visited facultatively.
Some thoughts about Baja:
Baja is one of the most distinctive cities of the Hungarian section of Danube water. This charming little town was built at the coast o the Danube and Sugovica backwater, so water plays a key role in the city’s life.
Inspiration about Baja:
The nearby forested areas of Gemenc are amongst the most beautiful natural landscapes of our country with their protected flora and fauna. Baja is a major transportation hub due to its bridge and river port. The surrounding area’s natural attractions include the exceptionally beautiful and lush lakeside scenery of the Danube, the Sugovica and the forests of Gemenc.
The surrounding natural environment and built values give Baja a special atmosphere. This small town gives a Mediterranean atmosphere due to its climate, the proximity of water, the architecture and to is inhabitants. Many exhibitions, museums, galleries present the city’s history, cultural values and lives of the locals.