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The international pastel contest "PASTELIUM" was founded by the World Fund of Arts with the goal of promoting pastel art all over the world, opening a broad look at several interpretations of this graphic technique beyond any geographic boundary. The project aims to disseminate and exchange cultures among artists of all nationalities to help talented people gain new perspectives and additional opportunities to take part in relevant international art events.

The competition is attended by pastel artists of any nationality and from any country from 17 years and older.

The international pastel contest "PASTELIUM" is held in different countries of the world. In 2021, exhibitions will be held in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Florence, Tel Aviv, Brussels, Prague, Beijing.

Next exhibitions "Pastelium can be seen here

Characteristics of the submitted works:
Submitted works should be written using at least 80% soft pastel; without oil pastels.Nu pastels and other "more complex" pastels are considered soft pastels. The use of other materials is allowed, maximum 20%.

Nominations:

1. Landscape;
2. Architecture;
3. Portrait;
4. Still life;
5. Fauna;
6. Flora;
7. Water essence;
8. Symbolic picture;
9. Thematic composition / storytelling picture;
10. Pastel experiments.

Jury:
The organizers are especially proud of the composition of the members of the Expert Council / jury, whose professional opinion will help determine the best works that are submitted to the competition.
The general list of jury members is given in the section "Expert Council"

Among them:
Jason Chang (Тайвань, Pastel Society of America)
José del Riego (Spain, Pastel Society of Spain, ASPAS)
Emanuela Terragnoli (Italy, Accademia d’Arte e Artigianato Artistico di Verona)
Sergei Oussik (Russia)
Alena Rachinger (Germany, Pastel Society of Germany)
Anne Taylor (Australia, Pastel Society of Australia)
Dolores Saul (Germany, Pastel Society of Germany)
Helen C. Iaea (USA, Pastel Society of USA)
Irina Orlova (Russia, National Union of Pastels)
Javad Soleimanpour (Turkey, Pastel Society of Turkey)
Michelle Caussin-Bellon (France, Pastel Society of France)
Pishuang Hsiao (Taiwan, Pastel Society of Taiwan)
Susan E Roden (USA, Pastel Society of America)

A complete list of jury members can be found here

Catalogue:
All participants of the PASTELIUM International Pastel Contest eligible to participate in the contest will be published in International catalogue "PASTELium in World". Catalogue structure: winners are published in the first part, and the remaining participants in the second part. Comments of pastel masters from the jury members who wrote a few words about the work they liked will also be published in catalogue.

Producer: World Fund of Arts

Partners: Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Spain, ASPAS, Accademia d’Arte e Artigianato Artistico di Verona, Eurasian Art Union, NextArt Global Art Agency

We are waiting for you at an incredible holiday - a collection of professional dry pastels paintings from around the world!

Project website: www.pastelium.com 

The author can submit any number of works to International Contest of Pastelists "PASTELIUM". Solo works and series of up to three drawings are allowed to participate. The series works price is calculated for each art object in that series.
Cost of participation:
a) For members of the Eurasian Art Union:
        - the first sheet is 15 euros,
        - for each subsequent sheet - 10 euros.
b) For artists who are not members of the Eurasian Art Union (join the pastel section of the Eurasian Art Union): 
- the first sheet - 30 euros,
- for each next sheet - 15 euros.

Each artist can submit any number of works (semi-final). 

The participation fee must be paid within 3 days after you receive the invoice. If the work is not selected for the exhibition, entry fees will not be refunded.

Catalog "PASTELium in the World"

All entries for the competition are printed in the catalog. Catalogue structure: 1st part - winners (finalists), second part - other participants. Catalog size: A4, color 4 + 4, in two or more European languages

Go to the section "Methods of payment of registration fees"

 

The cost of printing and registration for the finalists:
For the final of the contest the author provides a work prepared for exhibiting (the requirements are specified in the section "Regulations"). In case assistance in the design is required, the Organizing Committee is ready to provide the necessary assistance in the design of competitive works. The design cost, including glass and frame, is as follows:

1) Printing on foam board (including transportation to the exhibition):
а) A3 format: 17 euros / sheet;
b) A2 format: 26 euros / sheet;
c) A1 format: 35 euros / sheet.

2) Printing on paper (including transportation to the exhibition):
а) A3 format: free (on paper + exposition without a mat);
b) A3 format: 12 euros / sheet (on paper + exposition on a mat / cardboard backing);
c) A2 format: 19 euros / sheet (on paper + exposition on a mat / cardboard backing);
d) A1 format: 27 euros / sheet (on paper + exposition on a mat / cardboard backing);

3) Frame with glass 
The cost of design, including glass and frame, for some sizes, is as follows:
40x50 cm wood - 23 euros
40х50 cm aluminium - 26 euros
50х60 cm wood - 29 euros
50х60 cm aluminium - 32 euros
60х80 cm wood - 37 euros
60х80 cm aluminium - 40 euros

Go to the section "Methods of payment of registration fees"

 
 
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Payment in the European Union, in the countries of Asia and America
dnb 1
It is possible to pay the organizational fee by transfer to a bank account outside Russia, in Euros.
Bank's name: Luminor Bank AS
IBN: LV54RIKO0001050163619
SWIFT / BIC: RIKOLV2X
Person: Fedors Filkovs
Address: Skanstes Street 12, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
After payment you need to send a screenshot of the payment to the organizing committee email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
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Payment of the organizational fee is possible through the WesternUnion system both through the offices of this organization and via the Internet (link to payment "Pay online through WesternUnion").
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city: Moscow
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For payment in euros (€):
Beneficiary Bank: PJSC ROSBANK , Moscow
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Correspondent Bank: Societe Generale S.A.
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Details of payment: Participation in the International Contest “PASTELium”.

Payment in dollars of USA ($), for participants from America:
Beneficiary Bank: PJSC ROSBANK , Moscow
SWIFT: RSBNRUMM corr.acc. 890-0372-508 with
Correspondent Bank: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation SWIFT IRVT US3N
BENEFICIARY: NextArt Co.Ltd. BENEFICIARY’S ACC: 40702840897960000065
Details of payment: Participation in the International Contest “PASTELium”.
For payment in russian rubes:
ООО «Искусство будущего», ОГРН 1167746468757
ИНН 7723446953 , КПП 772301001,
р/сч 40702810509000031244,
Филиал Центральный ПАО Банк «ФК Открытие», г.Москва,
к/сч 30101810945250000297, БИК 044525297.
Назначение платежа: за участие в Международном конкурсе "ПАСТЕЛиум".

For payment in belorussian rubles:
Индивидуальный Предприниматель Рыбакова Людмила Анатольевна
ИНН 190793570,
р/сч 3013100591014, в ЦБУ № 705,
ОАО «БПС-СБЕРБАНКА»,
г. Минск, ул.О.Кошевого,9
код 153001369
Назначение платежа: за участие в Международном конкурсе "ПАСТЕЛиум".

The international pastel artists contest "PASTELium" is open to artists from any country in the world. All participants in the competition have equal rights and are evaluated by jury members according to the same criteria. The contests is held in several countries around the world. 

The schedule of exhibitions by country is given in the "Geography of the competition" section.

Step by step registration for the contest:

The contest is held in two stages - semi-final and final. All competitive applications sent to the organizing committee within the specified terms are credited to the semi-final. Except: works that violate social norms, insulting the feelings of believers or politically engaged are not allowed for the contest.

Stage 1 (semi-final):
The author or his impresario sends the following set of registration materials to the Organizing Committee:

1) Application form (download in format Word, PDF);
2) Labels for each competition entry (download in format Word, PDF);
3) Photo of the author (at least 3x4 cm in size);
4) Photographs of competitive works (not less than 200 dpi, not more than 20 Mb);
5) Copy or screenshot of payment of the registration fee; See the cost of participation in the section:
After the author sent registration materials to the Organizing Committee (to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), he receives two notices:
a) the first notice: automatic notification - an answering machine confirming that the materials have arrived at the organizing committee for processing;
b) the second notice from the administrator, indicating the "Participant number" assigned by the organizing committee (the number is placed on a label that the Organizing Committee sends to the author). The number of labels corresponds to the number of submitted works.

Jury / Expert Council:

In the period from February 11 to February 16, 2020, the jury will evaluate the submitted works. The Expert Council / Jury consists of leading pastel artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Middle East and Australia. The list of members of the jury of the contest in St. Petersburg will be posted in the section "Jury of the contest in St. Petersburg."

Stage 2 (final):
Full rating of all submitted works will be published on website. Works that have received maximum points will be presented in the exhibition space. The number of works presented at final exhibition is at least 30, or at least 3 works in each nomination. At the finals the original works or their photocopies, decorated in a frame, are exhibited.
Authors who receive an invitation to participate in the finals must prepare their works for exhibiting.

Requirements for paintings:
  • All works must have a standard design - mat, frame and protection of the work (glass or plastic). The use of museum glass is encouraged. Use of plastic instead of glass is allowed.
  • Frames should be neutral in color and shape..
  • Passepartout for paintings is allowed in shades of white, gray or black.
  • The picture submitted to the exhibition must correspond to the digital image uploaded at the time of application. Otherwise, the organizer may refuse to accept the work.
For the final of the contest the author provides a work prepared for exhibiting (the requirements are specified in the section "Regulations"). In case assistance in the design is required, the Organizing Committee is ready to provide the necessary assistance in the design of competitive works.
 
The organizing committee is not responsible for the loss or damage to the picture, or frame during delivery and hanging. The space we rented for the exhibition is equipped with security cameras. The exhibition administrator is present in the gallery during the exhibition.
 
 
   Payment Methods:   

Payment in the European Union, in the countries of Asia and America
dnb 1
It is possible to pay the organizational fee by transfer to a bank account outside Russia, in Euros.
Bank's name: Luminor Bank AS
IBN: LV54RIKO0001050163619
SWIFT / BIC: RIKOLV2X
Person: Fedors Filkovs
Address: Skanstes Street 12, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
After payment you need to send a screenshot of the payment to the organizing committee email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Payment via PAYPAL
paypalPayment via Paypal
Organizational fee payment address: euroartweek@yahoo.*com (must be removed *)
(for payment you need to log in to the site paypal.com)

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PAYMENT BY RECEIPT IN RUSSIAN BANKS

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For individuals:
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For organizations:
payment in rubles of the Russian Federation (in the format ExcelPDF)
payment in Belarusian rubles of the Republic of Belarus (in the format ExcelPDF)
Payment using Yandex.Money
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Wallet Account Number: 41001501070388
(for payment you need to log in to the site yandex.ru)
Payment via WEBMONEY
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Wallets:
Rubles: Russia:    R258791928538
Rubles Belarus: B349699385459
Hryvnia of Ukraine: U630212189139
Euros: E549941348004
USA Dollar: Z337971392411
Payment via WESTERN UNION
WesternUnion
Payment of the organizational fee is possible through the WesternUnion system both through the offices of this organization and via the Internet (link to payment "Pay online through WesternUnion").
Recipient 's name: Find out in the organizing committee
city: Moscow
country: Russian Federation
  DETAILS OF ORGANIZATIONS:   

For payment in euros (€):
Beneficiary Bank: PJSC ROSBANK , Moscow
SWIFT: RSBNRUMM corr.acc. 003013100930
Correspondent Bank: Societe Generale S.A.
Address: Paris, France
SWIFT SOGE FR PP
BENEFICIARY: NextArt Co.Ltd.
BENEFICIARY’S ACC: 40702978997960000057
Details of payment: Participation in the International Contest “PASTELium”.

Payment in dollars of USA ($), for participants from America:
Beneficiary Bank: PJSC ROSBANK , Moscow
SWIFT: RSBNRUMM corr.acc. 890-0372-508 with
Correspondent Bank: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation SWIFT IRVT US3N
BENEFICIARY: NextArt Co.Ltd.
BENEFICIARY’S ACC: 40702840897960000065

Details of payment: Participation in the International Contest “PASTELium”.

For payment in russian rubes:
ООО «Искусство будущего», ОГРН 1167746468757
ИНН 7723446953 , КПП 772301001,
р/сч 40702810509000031244,
Филиал Центральный ПАО Банк «ФК Открытие», г.Москва,
к/сч 30101810945250000297, БИК 044525297.
Назначение платежа: за участие в Международном конкурсе "ПАСТЕЛиум".

For payment in belorussian rubles:
Индивидуальный Предприниматель Рыбакова Людмила Анатольевна
ИНН 190793570,
р/сч 3013100591014, в ЦБУ № 705,
ОАО «БПС-СБЕРБАНКА»,
г. Минск, ул.О.Кошевого,9
код 153001369
Назначение платежа: за участие в Международном конкурсе "ПАСТЕЛиум".

Competitive works are evaluated by recognized pastel artists from all over the world (Europe, Asia, Australia, South and North America, North Africa and the Middle East).

Quick access to sections:

 

Evaluation Criteria:

a) Originality of the creative idea;
b) Compositional integrity, color and tonal solution;
c) Technical and performing skills;
Please note: The quality of the submitted images will also play a role in the judging process.


Nominations:

1. Landscape
2. Architecture
3. Portrait
4. Still life
5. Fauna
6. Flora
7. Water essence
8. The symbolic picture
9. Thematic composition / storytelling picture
10. Pastel experiments

The author may submit to the competition any number of works, including series - up to 3 sheets, in one or more nominations. Each work is evaluated as an independent work, with its own rating. A series is evaluated as one piece (diptych, triptych).

Expert Council / Jury

The professional composition of the Expert Council includes: leaders of international communities of pasthelist artists, famous and successful pasthelist artists, winners of competitions, as well as art historians, gallerists and curators.

The work of the Expert Council (jury) includes the evaluation of works submitted to the competition on a 10-point system. The scores are summed and the average arithmetic score is determined. See "General Jury List".