The Festival will be dedicated to the Independence Day of Azerbaijan and will take place on June 2-5.

Festival’ organizers: Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, State Art Gallery of Azerbaijan, IWS Azerbaijan (local branch of the International Watercolor Society – IWS Globe)  and Khatai Art Center.

The goal of the Festival is increasing the interest in artworks made in watercolor techniques and showing the nature, historical monuments, culture, and modern Azerbaijan through the watercolor artworks.

Terms of participation in the festival

Subject: Azerbaijan. Size: free.

All local and foreign watercolors of age 18 and over can take part in the Festival.

The painting should be done with watercolors for 90%.

All paintings should be original and should not be copies of other artists’ artworks.

Each participant may submit up to 3 paintings, but only 1 of them will be selected for exhibiting.

Participation in the festival is free. Artworks will be selected online.

Artworks should be posted online in Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/FestBaku/  during March 5 – April 15, 2020.

Please, note your full name, country, name of artwork, techniques, size and email address.

Digital representation: JPEG file 300 dpi, 3-4 Mb.

The list of authors of selected artworks will be announced on April 20.

Photos of selected artworks and completed questionnaires should be sent to xsm.2016@mail.ru during April 20-25. Same time please send the original artworks via any post service to the following address till May 5: AZ1025 Azerbaijan, Baku, 62 Khojaly Ave, Khatai Art Center.

Paintings will be exhibited in Baku, Azerbaijan. Their authors participate in the second round. Second round is a competition between these artists and the winners will be selected and announced by jury.

Photo references will be placed in the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/FestBaku/. Please write the names of the photographers.

Demonstration workshops and plain-airs will be organized during the festival. The catalog will be prepared also. After the closing the event, the artworks from exhibition will be sent together with the catalog back to the authors. The winning artworks will remain in the Fund of the Khatai art gallery.

The artists who exhibited their painting are welcome to take a live part in the Festival, paying arrival and accommodation themselves. If you sell your painting during the exhibition, you will be charged 25% commission.

Prize Pool

I place – 500 euro.

II place – 300 euro.

III place – 200 euro.

5 special nominations: artwork, selected by the organizers – 100 euro each.

Diplomas and certificates will be presented.

Please bring the artworks to the following address:

AZ1025, Azerbaijan, Baku, 62 Khojaly Ave, Khatai Art Center.

www.xsm.az

(+994) 12 490 84 51/52/53