Visual Arts Awards are gearing up – DailyNews

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The submission deadline is March 31 and the winners will be announced on April 22 this year.

The awards are the brainchild of Calvin Chimutuwah, pictured, – a visual artist who has 13 years of painting experience. Chimutuwah has had five solo exhibitions to date. One of his moments of glory was in 2012 when he won the National Arts Merits Awards (Nama) gong for his outstanding 2D work.

According to Chimutuwah, the event for upcoming visual artists will see winners receive cash and opportunities to receive training from seasoned visual artists in the country and exhibit at top art galleries.

“The final winner will receive US$150 and the second and third runners-up will walk away with US$100 and US$50 respectively.

“But the idea is not about prizes, but about helping young artists – aged 18 to 26 – with skills and knowledge of the industry,” said Calvin Awards director Chimutuwah. .

“The top 10 selected artists will participate in a five-day art workshop and receive art materials to create up to two works of art which will be exhibited at the Artillery Gallery in May in Harare.”

To enter the competition, one must submit a single work of art to the Calvin Art Award 2022 and have a chance to be part of a five-day workshop with top art coaches.

“The workshop offers advice on the Zimbabwean and international art scene, portfolio reviews, university applications for further study, drawing and painting demonstrations.

“Interested artists are also required to submit 1 (one) image in jpg format no larger than 5MB and also send a paragraph or two as a Word document on the artist profile (approximately 150 words). drawings, paintings and 3D sculptures are also welcome,” he said.

PREPARATIONS for the first Calvin Art Awards are underway and organizers are calling for entries.

The submission deadline is March 31 and the winners will be announced on April 22 this year.

The awards are the brainchild of Calvin Chimutuwah, pictured, – a visual artist who has 13 years of painting experience. Chimutuwah has had five solo exhibitions to date. One of his moments of glory was in 2012 when he won the National Arts Merits Awards (Nama) gong for his outstanding 2D work.

According to Chimutuwah, the event for upcoming visual artists will see winners receive cash and opportunities to receive training from seasoned visual artists in the country and exhibit at top art galleries.

“The final winner will receive US$150 and the second and third runners-up will walk away with US$100 and US$50 respectively.

“But the idea is not about prizes, but about helping young artists – aged 18 to 26 – with skills and knowledge of the industry,” said Calvin Awards director Chimutuwah. .

“The top 10 selected artists will participate in a five-day art workshop and receive art materials to create up to two works of art which will be exhibited at the Artillery Gallery in May in Harare.”

To enter the competition, one must submit a single work of art to the Calvin Art Award 2022 and have a chance to be part of a five-day workshop with top art coaches.

“The workshop offers advice on the Zimbabwean and international art scene, portfolio reviews, university applications for further study, drawing and painting demonstrations.

“Interested artists are also required to submit 1 (one) image in jpg format no larger than 5MB and also send a paragraph or two as a Word document on the artist profile (approximately 150 words). drawings, paintings and 3D sculptures are also welcome,” he said.

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