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2010 Taipei International Art Competition


Application Deadline: 04/15/10


A. Mission:

Whether you are freaky-creative-innovative or academic-realistic-conservative; we offer you an opportunity to express yourself!


B. Organizer:

X-Power Gallery run by Master Contemporary Art Ltd.


C. Eligibility:

Applicants shall be over 18 years old.


D. Entry Rules

1. First Round Submission

(1) Download the Entry Form at X-Power Gallery official website http://www.xpgallery.com.tw/news/en/news20100415_en.html

(2) Print out the color picture(s) of the work(s) (photo, 13×18 cm, ONLY black trim may be added if the image is less than 13×18 cm.) and write the name of the applicant as well as the title, dimension and medium of the work on the front bottom of the picture(s).

(3) Save the TIF file(s) of the work(s) (CMYK, 300 dpi, 21×29cm) in a CD or DVD.

(4) All items listed above (i.e. Entry From, color picture(s) and CD/DVD) shall be sent by Registered or Express Mail to X-Power Gallery at 1F, No.98, Sec.4, Xinyi Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 10682, Taiwan by April 15th, 2010 (Postmark Date).

2. Delivery of Accepted Artworks

(1) Finalists will be revealed on May 15th, 2010.

(2) Accepted works will be posted on the X-Power Gallery official website. http://www.xpgallery.com.tw/en/index_en.html

(3) The accepted work(s) shall be delivered for the final selection to X-Power Gallery in New York or Taipei during its business hours between 21st and 31st of May 2010.
X-Power Gallery New York
Address: 72 Wooster St. New York, NY 10012, USA
Hours: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Mon.-Fri.
X-Power Gallery Taipei
Address: 1F., No.98,Sec.4, Xinyi Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City10682, Taiwan
Hours: 11:00 AM -8:00 PM, Mon-Wed, Fri.-Sat; 11:00 AM-6:00 PM on Thu. (Close on Sun.)

(4) All works must be wired properly for hanging; no saw tooth hangers are allowed.

(5) The finalists are responsible for “Ship To,” “Collect From,” Custom Duties and other related fees of delivery.


E. Artwork Requirements

1. Theme of Competition: open without any restriction.

2. Medium: 2D works created by any medium excepted computer output, photography, film or ink and wash painting (shui-mo hua).

3. Maximum size: 163×240cm (smaller size will be acceptable).

4. Maximum submission: UP to TWO (2) works.


F. Entry Rules

1. Do not submit more than TWO (2) works to the Competition.

2. Works shall be created after April 1st, 2009.

3. Applicants or Winners of the Awards will be disqualified under any of the following circumstances and shall compensate X-Power Gallery for all related costs and damages.

(1) Any submitted work was plagiarized or copied from other people’s works.

(2) Any submitted work was done by someone else and the applicant fails to prove the ownership of the copyright.

(3) The applicant does not wish to exhibit the submitted work(s).

(4) The applicant has submitted the same work to participate in other previous public competition or exhibition.

(5) The same work is currently participating in other public competition.


G. Selection Procedure

1. The Organizer will invite experts in various art fields as committee members to review the submitted works.

2. The committee will only review the TFT files or photos of the works in the First Round. As to the Final Selection, each committee member may require to review the TIF files, photos or original works at his or her own discretion.

3. The committee will select one
(1) X-Power Award of Excellent Achievement, one (1) Golden Award and five (5) Emerging Artist Special Awards in the Final Selection. If the committee decides that there is no work of sufficient merit for a specific Award, then the prize will not be awarded.

4. Final review will focus on innovative spirituality among Contemporary arts, uniqueness and creativeness presented, techniques or skills applied, social impacts to the society and etc.


H. Awards

1. X-Power Gallery of Excellent Achievement
USD 5,000.00 purchase prize unless the work has been sold prior to the announcement of the Award. (So long as the work has not been sold, it will be collected by X-Power Gallery under a written purchase agreement signed after the announcement of the Award and certain tax withholding will apply in compliance with the related law of Taiwan. If the work is already sold, no purchase prize will be awarded.); Medal of Excellent; certificate; to be sponsored and represented by X-Power Gallery under a one-year contract.

2. Golden Award
USD 2,500.00 purchase prize unless the work has been sold prior to the announcement of the Award. (So long as the work has not been sold, it will be collected by X-Power Gallery under a written purchase agreement signed after the announcement of the Award and certain tax withholding will apply in compliance with the related law of Taiwan. If the work is already sold, no purchase prize will be awarded.), Gold Medal and certificate.

3. Emerging Artist Special Award
Maximum five artists will be selected; each winner will receive one medal and certificate.

4. All other finalists will receive Certificate of Participation for the record.


I. Announcement of Award Winners / Exhibitions / Sale of Works / Unsold Works

1. Reception for Announcement of Awards will be held on July 3rd, 2010.

2. Exhibitions

(1) Finalist Exhibition will be held in New York or Taipei between July 1st and August 5th, 2010.

(2) A solo exhibition for the winner of X-Power Award of Excellent Achievement will be held in New York or Taipei in 2010. The winner shall prepare two additional works to be exhibited separately by the Organizer in New York for ONE (1) month.

(3) A solo exhibition for the winner of Golden Award will be held in New York or Taipei in 2010.

(4) Winners of Emerging Artist Special Awards will have a group exhibition in New York or Taipei.

(5) The Organizer will sign Exhibition Agreements with all finalists, award winners or their authorized agents regarding the details of the exhibitions stated above. The winners and finalists will be allowed to choose ONLY ONE (1) exhibition venue for each work.

3. Sale of Artworks
All works display in the above exhibitions are for sale and the sale price indicated in the Entry Form shall include FIFTY percent (50%) commission of Organizer. Consignment Agreements will be signed between the Organizer and the finalists, award winners or their authorized agents.

4. Unsold Artworks
At the end of the Finalist Exhibition, all participants shall pick up their unsold works between 16th and 20th of August 2010 at their own expenses. Should any participant fail to collect his or her unsold work(s) by the due date (August 20th, 2010), a late charge (USD$15.00 per day per work) will incur for storage. If the participant does not pick up the unsold work by September 5th, 2010, the Organizer may dispose the uncollected works at its full discretion.


J. Copyright Responsibilities

1. For the publicity of the works and the promotion of the exhibitions, all accepted works may publicly displayed as well as reproduce and publish in related leaflets, brochures, art magazines, websites and other media selected by the Organizer.

2. Applicants shall guarantee that the submitted works do not infringe any intellectual property rights of any third party and not violate any rules provided by the Organizer. Should any applicant use any work(s) created by a third party, the applicant shall have legally obtained the necessary license(s) thereof. Applicants shall be fully responsible for and indemnify the Organizer from and against any claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), arising out of or in any way connected with any claim that the works infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.


K. Miscellany

1. Upon signing the Entry Form of the Competition, the applicant agrees all rules provided by the Organizer with regard to the Competition.

2. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the rules and to make additional announcements as needed.


L. Download

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Entry Rules

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