1st Salamander International Art Prize
Monteoliveto Gallery, in search of new artistic adventures, has decided to set out towards a new appointment dedicated to contemporary art which, as always, highlights and enhances its interpreters. With this in mind, the 1st Salamander International Art Prize was born, a prize dedicated to contemporary art.
We chose the Salamander to represent our prize, as it was one of the animals that fascinated our beloved director, Chantal Lora, who sadly left us in 2022. Chantal Lora was also Monteoliveto Gallery’s co-founder and in the last 20 years she has carried out, with a smile, an energetic and passionate work, to make the gallery’s artists, coming from all over the world, known, throughout Europe with always original events.
For this reason and for many others, from the first moment we thought of dedicating this Prize to her memory. In this way her positive spirit will always be linked to the Art world.
1 – Participation in the prize is open to all artists. Participation is validated by registration using the form published on the ”1st Salamander International Art Prize” page of the MonteolivetoGallery website. (www.monteolivetogallery.com).
2 – All participating artists will be able to present a work. All artistic media are accepted.
3 – The registered works sizing:
two-dimensional works on: (canvas, wood, paper, fabric, metals, plastic materials or video projection screens, etc….). FREE DIMENSION
three-dimensional works (sculptures or installations, etc.) FREE DIMENSIONS
The materials necessary for the creation of the work are the responsibility of the artists.
4 – All the registered works will be presented on the Monteoliveto Gallery website, on a dedicated page and on social media.
5 – All participating artists have the right to make a short self-presentation video (max 20”) to promote their participation in the Prize. This video cannot contain images of the works in competition. Each participant in the Prize grants the MonteolivetoGallery the rights of reproduction and use of this short video free of charge for the promotion of the 1st Salamander International Art Prize.
6 – The works presented in violation of the regulation and the indications of the curator are excluded from the Prize. Monteoliveto Gallery is not liable for damages occurred to the work during transport deriving from unsuitability or insufficiency of the packaging.
7 – The Jury, made up of art professionals
will select 20 works as finalists that will be part of a special catalogue, of which the selected artists will receive a copy.
will decide ONE winning work among the 20 finalists. This work will be the winner of the 1st Salamander International Art Prize
The winner of the 1st Salamander International Art Prize will participate, with his work, in an art fair in 2023, in the Monteoliveto Gallery stand.
8 – TWO works will be awarded with the Public Award and the Monteoliveto Gallery Award.
The Public Award will be awarded by voting on social networks and on the gallery website. Voting is open to everyone.
The winner of the Public Award will participate, with his work, in the collective exhibition of the Monteoliveto Gallery: #ArtCrossings which will be held at the Casa Museo Spazio Tadini in Milan, from 13 March to 6 April 2023.
The winner of the Monteoliveto Gallery Award will participate, with his work, in a collective exhibition in the Monteoliveto Home Gallery in Naples.
9 – Registration closes on January 31st 2023. The finalists and winners will be announced on February 8th 2023.
10 – The AWARDED works will be exhibited on February 23, 2023 in PARIS. Their sending and recovery will be the responsibility of the artist. The works will be exhibited in the space and in the way that the curator will consider suitable for the characteristics of the works themselves. During the awards evening, ALL the works that participated will be screened in a video.
11 – The judgment of the jury is unquestionable and indisputable;
12 – With the participation in the 1st Salamander International Art Prize, the artists:
declare and guarantee the authorship and full availability of the work as well as the exclusive ownership of all the rights inherent to it.
declare that the work with which they participate meets the requirements of this regulation.
declare to indemnify and hold MonteolivetoGallery harmless from any possible claim that may be made by third parties in relation to the Works and/or its reproduction, publication.
They grant the MonteolivetoGallery the rights of reproduction, exhibition, publication and communication to the public of their works, in any way and without any consideration. It is understood that all this is a rewarding activity for the artist, who expressly waives any claim relating to it.