2009 International Art Competition

Application Deadline: 01/20/09

A. About Us & Venue:

Organizer - X-Power Galleries

Mission: X-Power Gallery specializes with unique criteria in gathering and collecting the finest art works of the East and the West, offering its management expertise to talented artists. By bringing a variety of art works to art lovers, X-Power Gallery aspires for all people to enjoy and be inspired by the beauty of art in art appreciation, and furthermore, to open a window to a beautiful life.

The X-Power Gallery is geared to organize domestic and overseas exhibitions for the art creations by Gallery・s contracted artists, promoting the eastern and the western artists to the international market, guiding the collectors into the incredible Temple of Art, and making the most substantial and immediate contribution to the international cultural exchange.

The X-Power Gallery is oriented to comprehensive management to establish the distinctive brand name and to drive art and culture to develop steadily in continuing prosperity.

Provides services in the following areas:

  1. 1.Manage art fund with equal focus on investment and collection.
  2. 2.Plan and organize publications, seminar, workshop, and exhibition events. Organize collaboration with other parties.
  3. 3.Discover and develop emerging artists with great potentials.
  4. 4.Work with charity groups or enterprises to bring in artists to participate in the design of public arts.
  5. 5.Design merchandise and art items based on artists・ original creation (such as cards, notebook, stationary, T-shirt, cup, etc.)

B. About the Competition:

1. Mission:

Through art, the human hearts are deeply touched for the glory, perfection and goodness in the human nature that go beyond time and space.

2. Calendar:

I. Entry Deadline (Post Mark Date): Jan. 20th, 2009

II. Announcement of Finalist and Award Winner: Feb. 10th, 2009

(Finalist and award winner will be posted on the website. E-mail notification ONLY to the accepted artist!)

III. Exhibition Time Frame of two exhibition venues:

*** X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan:

(1) Delivery of the accepted artwork:Feb. 23rd, 2009 ~ Feb. 25th, 2009 (between 11:00am ~ 5:00pm)

(2) Opening Reception / Private View / Award Ceremony:Feb. 28th, 2009 (between 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm)

(3) Exhibition Period:Mar. 01st, 2009 ~ Mar. 28th, 2009

(4) Pick up/Return of Unsold Artwork:Mar. 30th, 2009 ~ Apr. 01st, 2009 (between 11:00am ~ 5:00pm)

*** X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA:

(1) Delivery of the accepted artwork:Mar. 23rd, 2009 ~ Mar. 28th, 2009 (between 11:00am ~ 6:00pm)

(2) Opening Reception / Private View / Award Ceremony:Apr. 03rd, 2009 (between 7:00pm ~ 9:00pm)

(3) Exhibition Period:Apr. 01st, 2009 ~ Apr. 22nd, 2009

(4) Pick up/Return of Unsold Artwork:Apr. 23rd, 2009 ~ Apr. 30th, 2009 (between 11:00am ~ 6:00pm)

Each entrant can select ONLY ONE exhibition venue on the entry form!!

NOTE: Exhibition Time Frames are totally DIFFERENT at two different venues!!!

Please select your preferred exhibition venue carefully!!!

3. Juror & Curator :

Juror: Prof. Lee, Sun-Don( )

Master Lee Sun-Don, the 3rd Patriarch of Buddhist Forshang, born in Kaohsiung of south Taiwan, is the pioneer of :Totemic Energy Oil Painting,; a genre characterized by mind-awakening aesthetics. Based on spiritual enlightenment, Lee・s totemic artwork catches Zen wisdom and the ineffable harmony of the universal energies. More impressively, although receiving no academic training, Lee develops totemic aesthetics that challenges, transcends, and opens up the horizon of contemporary art. It is no wonder that his emergence in the art circles soon catches incredible attention and commendation from all over the world.

This year (Jan.-Nov.), Lee has won more than thirty honorable recognitions across the globe, including the prestigious RWS / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in UK, the Royal West of England Academy 156th Autumn Exhibition, the 29th Gredos Prize for Painting in Spain, the 55th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition, the L・Chayim Art Show in USA (wining 2nd Place), and four French International Autumn Salons (e.g., Luneville). His artworks have also been selected and invited to exhibit in the museums and expositions of great renown: MOMA in Wales, Russian Academy of Arts, National Art Museum of China, Museum of Kyoto in Japan, Haggin Museum in USA, Gallery Gabrichidze in Belgium, Gallery Silver Brush in Finland, and Florence Biennale 2009 in Italy, just to name a few. Appreciating his creativity, many international-celebrated art societies in Europe, America, and Australia have granted him membership, of which is the 1754-established Royal Society for the Encouragement of Art, Manufactures & Commerce, best known as RSA V the first art society that was conferred upon the title of :Royal; in British history. Camaver Kunsthaus International, an Italy-based art group with galleries located in EU and USA, even exalts Lee as the :Top Artist; V in the past 60 years or so only five artists in the world have received such honor.

Curator: A. K. Chen

  1. I. Work with many charity groups, enterprises, and international artists for many well-renowned public art projects, such as :Front Courtyard; and :Art Tunnel; of Yuan-Dao Kuan-Yin Temple, and the window design of GP DEVA・s officeKetc.
  2. II. Executive Curator for exhibition :Taiwan Wind; & :The Diamond Sutra of the Supreme Huayan; at prestigious Culture Gallery at the National Concert Hall.
  3. III. Alliance with Chan Liu Art Museum for exhibition :Ultimate Purity;
  4. IV. Executive Cirator for exhibition :Empreinte de peinture a Paris Painting footprint in Paris; at Galerie de Nesle.

4. Entry Rules

I. Eligibility:

  1. a. This international competition is open to all artists over 18 years worldwide.
  2. b. This international competition is open to all 2D works!
  3. c. Medium: Open
  4. d. Requirements of Dimension: must fit into the standard entrance!
  5. e. Unframed works are acceptable!
  6. f. All works must be ORIGINAL, conceived and executed solely by the living artist, without any instructional assistance, and completed NO EARLIER than Jan. 20, 2007.

II. Theme of Competition: Open

III. Entry Procedure

  1. a. Maximum EntryV Each entrant may submit UP to TWO JPEG Images along with the associated Color Print Out (Photo) for consideration.
  2. b. Entry Fee V NO entry fee is needed!
  3. c. Entry Form - Each entrant can select ONLY ONE exhibition venue on the entry form!!
    NOTE: Exhibition Time Frames are totally DIFFERENT at two different venues!!
    Please select your preferred exhibition venue carefully!!!
  4. d. How to prepare Image -
    (1) NO Slide or Email entry is allowed!
    (2) ONE JPEG Image per entry.
    (3) JPEG Image must be fine quality with 300 dpi; longest dimension is 2400 pixels (8inches). Please save JPEG as :Medium V 5; and must NOT exceed 2 MB
    (4) Accepted artist will be required to provide the high-resolution image for exhibition catalog!
    (5) Image should be titled in English and MUST match with the Entry Form accordingly!
    (6) Please save the file name of JPEG as Last Name_First Name_Title.jpg.
    For Example: smith_john_spring.jpg
  5. e. How to prepare Color Print Out (Photo) V
    (1) Accept ONLY Color Print Out with the dimension of 13 x 18Q! ONLY Black Trim is allowed to add if the image is less than 13x18cm!
    (2) Please put Artist Name, Title of Artwork, Dimension, and Medium on the Front site & Lower Left Corner of the print out!
    (3) One print out per entry! (Print Out must match the submitted JPEG & Entry Form!)
  6. f. Resume -
    (1) Please save Resume as Word format, less than TWO pages (letter size). Please type your Resume in either English or Chinese only.
    (2) Please also include your name, contact phone #, address, e-mail address, and website. (if applicable)
    (3) Please save the file name as following format in English: Last Name_First Name_Resume.doc.
    For Example: smith_john_resume.doc
  7. g. Statement of Artwork -
    Please provide a brief statement of artwork for each entry. Please type it by either English or Chinese only on the entry form. Each statement should be LESS than 100 words.
    NOTE - Please save the completed Entry Form, JPEG Images, and Resume in a CD; Please also label this CD with your name, contact information, tile of art work, dimension, and medium!

IV. How to Apply

Please mail the items listed below to X-Power Gallery located in 413 N. Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA before Jan. 20th, 2009 (Post Mark Date)

1. Completed Entry Form (Hard Copy)

2. CD (including Digital Entry Form, JPEG Image, and Resume)

3. Color Print Out (Photo)

V. Selection and Award

The Juror, Prof. Lee, Sun-Don, will select approximately 40~50 works as well as the award winners. The juror reserves the right NOT to select a Winner NOR any work for Purchase Award if works are not, in his opinion, of sufficient merit. Juror's decisions are final!

  1. a. X-Power Award of Excellent Achievement:
  2. ONE artist will receive the following privileges:
  3. (1) Medal of Excellent
  4. (2) USD $5,000 purchase award (collected by X-Power Gallery)
  5. (3) SOLO exhibition at X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan in 2009.
  6. (4) Two additional works of this award winner will be exhibited separately in X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, U.S.A and X-Power Gallery, Shanghai, China for ONE month period.

  7. b. Golden Award:
  8. One artist will receive the following privileges:
  9. (1) Gold Medal
  10. (2) USD $2,500 purchase award (collected by X-Power Gallery)
  11. (3) SOLO exhibition at X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan in 2009.

  12. c. Emerging Artist Special Award:
  13. Maximum 5 artists will receive the following privileges:
  14. (1) Silver Medal
  15. (2) Group Exhibition at X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan in 2009.

  16. d. Certificate:
  17. All accepted artists will receive one certificate of exhibition.

  18. e. Opportunity of Sponsorship:
  19. All accepted artist might earn the chance to be sponsored and represented by X-power Gallery for one year contract.

VI. Sale of Works:

  1. a. X-Power Gallery takes 30% commission if any sold.
  2. b. All entries must be for SALE
  3. c. Payment of any sold works will be made within 7 days to the artist after X-Power Gallery receives the full payment from the buyer.

VII. Presentation / Delivery / Return of Artworks:

  1. a. The accepted artist is responsible for both "Ship To" and "Collect From" the gallery in due course. NO art work will be hung after the stated delivery time and date.
  2. b. International artist is responsible for all Custom Duties and related Fees caused by international shipment of the selected art works! All shipped artworks MUST include Pre-Paid shipping labels to ensure its safe return if not sold! Hand-delivered works are also acceptable.
  3. c. All works must be wired properly for hanging; No saw tooth hangers are allowed! Plexiglas is allowed but NO glass is acceptable!
  4. d. Artwork must be Show Ready for presentation.
  5. e. Shipped works must be sent in a sturdy and reusable crate or carton. DO NOT use Styrofoam packing peanuts.
  6. f. All accepted art works must be clearly labeled on the back :UPPER RIGHT CORNER; with artist's name, title of work, address, e-mail, phone #, media, year, dimension, and sale price. (please download the label :HERE;)
  7. g. All packing materials of art works should have artist name written on the outside to identify the packaging for possible return shipping if not sold.
  8. h. Any uncollected works after Apr. 01st, 2009 at X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan OR after Apr. 30th, 2009 at X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA can still be collected by appointment only! However, a storage fee of USD $20 per work & per day will be incurred. Works NOT collected by Apr. 10th, 2009 at X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan OR NOT collected by May 10th, 2009 at X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA will become the property of X-Power Gallery and will be arranged or destroyed entirely at the discretion of X-Power Gallery.
  9. i. All accepted works must remain at the exhibition venue through the duration of exhibition; works can not be removed by artist, agent, or buyer before the end of exhibition.

VIII. Special Terms and Conditions:

  1. a. The artist must own the copyright of any works entered into the exhibition. However, X-Power Gallery reserves the right to use images of art works, or information of all entrants for any publicity relevant to 2009 International Art Competition, which includes but NOT limited to photograph, reproduction, modify, documentation... etc. X-Power Gallery or any of its agents are NOT liable for breaches of copyright by the entrants.
  2. b. Each accepted artist will receive three FREE copies of Exhibition Catalogs and invitations of private view. Each additional catalog can also be purchased for USD $10.
  3. c. All reasonable care and security measures will be taken at X-Power Gallery in handling and displaying the works submitted. X-Power Gallery or any of its agents will NOT be responsible for loss or damage to any work, whether such work is on display, in storage, or in transit! Artists are responsible for insuring their works through the duration of the shipping and exhibition period.
  4. d. ONLY accepted artists will be notified by E-mail. The announcement of finalists will be posted on the website. X-Power Gallery will try its best to notify all the accepted artists, but X-Power Gallery will accept NO responsibility for any FAILURE notification. All entrants should check on the website while close to Feb. 10th, 2009.
  5. e. Artwork NOT matching the submitted JPEG & Print Out (Photo) will NOT be exhibited. X-Power Gallery reserves the right to hang, curate, and display the selected art works at its own discretion!
  6. f. If, for any reason, this competition is not capable of running as planned, X-Power Gallery reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the competition.
  7. g. The submission of works to this competition will be understood to imply Agreement and Consent on the part of the artist or agent with all the terms & conditions set forth here.

C. Location:

X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  1. Address:
  2. 1F., No.98, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 10682, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  3. Gallery Hours:
  4. Open Monday ~ Saturday/ Mon. Wend. Fri. Sat. from 11am V 8pm/ Tue. Thur. from 11am - 6pm/ Close on Sundays

X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA

  1. Address:
  2. 413 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA
  3. Gallery Hours:
  4. Open 7 days from 11am ~ 8pm

D. Contact Information:

X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  1. Attn:Ms. Chiu, Ying Hui
  2. Address:1F., No.98, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 10682, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  3. TelG+886-2-2708-0929
  4. FaxG+886-2-2706-2702

X-Power Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA

  1. Attn:Andrew Hsu
  2. Address:413 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA
  3. TelG+1-310-858-6545
  4. FaxG+1-310-858-6595
  6. Website:

E. List of Finalist and Award Winner

(Announcement will be available before Feb. 10th, 2009! Please come back later!)

F. Entry Rules / Entry Form / Label of Artwork

Entry Rules

Entry Form

Label of Artwork