Amateras annual paper art exhibition/competition (deadline: 01.03.2020)

In 2020 the exhibition is with middle or bigger size of the works in 2D and 3D including installations. This year exhibition will be shown from 15th of May to 12th of June 2020, in San Stefano Gallery. Organizer: Daniela Todorova, M.A.

AMATERAS FOUNDATION this year is focused on the 10 years Jubilee of Sofia Paper Art Fest.

The application procedure will be in four stages as described below:

Stage One: Sending of the application materials

Deadline: 1 of March 2020 - via email only

Application materials arriving after this date will not be examined.To enter this competition, please send the following materials:

  No more than 3 digital Images of paper works for the exhibition – 600/800dpi in jpg. format

  CV – short, A4 in doc. format in English and web if have. This information is important for the catalog and web presentation, not for the selection.

  Personal photograph – 400/600dpi. in .jpg format

  Filled in application form – titles, dimensions and media/technique description. The actual size of the works for this exhibition must be BIGGER than 50/70/50cm.

  Copy of money transfer document showing the payment of the application fee of 40 Euro, via email – the address is stated below.
Works selected for the exhibition will be published on the website or in the facebook of Sofia Paper Art Fest on March 7th, 2020
Selection results will also be sent to the selected artists by e-mail on March 7th, 2020 if an e-mail address is stated on the application form.

Application materials must be sent via email only before March 1, 2020

Organizer: Daniela Todorova, M.A.

Stage Two: Sending the original paper works selected in Stage 1.

Deadline April 10, 2020 – last time to arrived in Sofia

Works have to arrive in Sofia, Bulgaria, no later than the deadline, because from June 2019, there are many restrictions about the custom in EU, and this take sometimes a lot of time. The works out of EU could be stopped in the custom, therefore is very important to be followed the instructions bellow.

  Originals arriving after this date will not be included in the exhibition.

  The organizer is not responsible for any loss or damage sustained during transportation.

  The works should be sent to Daniela Todorova – AMATERAS Annual Paper Art Exhibition 2020 as PRINTED MATTER by registered air-mail in a simple packet, unframed, without mounting, bearing the declaration "No commercial value". Please notice: Packages with declared value amounts arrive directly in the customs office, and they will be returned back from the customs office at the expense of the sender.

  All selected works must be legibly labeled with the titles, dimensions, media, and dates of the work.

  Authors will be informed by email after the end of exhibition about covering the return price of transport expenses.

  All works have to be with prepared hanging system by the artist. If such not exist, the organizers reserved the right to expose the work according to their possibilities and if this is against the entirety of the work, the organizers don’t take any responsibility. If this embarrass or threaten other works, the organizers reserved the right not to expose the work having such a problem.

Accepted works must be sent to the address below:

Person:Daniela Todorova

AMATERAS Foundation
16a, Vishneva Str,
1164 Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel:00 359 898 408868

Stage 3 - the Exhibition

  Exhibition dates are May 15 – June 12, 2020 at the San Stefano Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

  Works will be for sale with a 10% VAT.

  Taxes for send the payment of sold works is for the artists

  Exhibition news will be published in all media and newspapers

  Exhibition will be publicized widely and advertised in all media. Art critics, curators, collectors and art lovers will all be invited. The organizers will also invite representative persons of foreign cultural institutions in Sofia.

  The artists will be informed if their works are sold, and the money will be transferred to their bank accounts after 10% VAT and taxes for sending.

  During the exhibition AMATERAS FOUNDATION will organize presentation of winning artists and world paper events and organizations.

  If some of selected artists would like to come in Bulgaria please inform organizers.
Stage Four : Return of the originals

All applicants will receive the catalog of the exhibition and their works back by end of the year 2020 or in January 2021. Works have to be free to the end of January 2021, because some of them will be shown in the travel exhibitions of the Festival.

Conditions for returning of the works:

  Returning is responsibility of the artists. All authors will be informed by email after the end of exhibition about covering the return price of transport expenses.

  If the artist would like to donate the works to the organizers, this should be stated on the application form by checking YES or NO. AMATERAS FOUNDATION will present representative selection of donated works to their special exhibition in other cities in Bulgaria and abroad. The selection will be made according to the requirements of the exposition space and context of the event. The purpose of this exhibition is to show different directions and styles. All artists will be informed about these future plans. Donated works can’t change the status later on. They belong to AMATERAS Foundation. Registration form is a contract.

Entry Fee

The Entry Fee of 40 Euros helps to cover the cost of a catalogue, jury, gallery rent and the organization of the exhibition, and advertising materials, PR campaign. Taxes for transfers are not including.

Method of payment: Checks are not acceptable.
ecommended methods of payment are as follows:

  Bank transfers made to:
Using IBAN: BG10 TEXI 9545 1406 2179 00
Recipient: Daniela Todorova
Reason of payment: application fee for AMATERAS Annual Paper Art Exhibition 2020

  Pay Pal

  Postal Money Order from the post office:
International Postal Money Transfer Orders made to the name of Daniela Todorova, MA /founder and curator of AMATERAS FOUNDATION/.
Recipient: Daniela Todorova
Address: 16a, Vishneva Str.
City: 1164 Sofia,
Country: Bulgaria, EU
0898 408868

Recipient: Daniela Todorova
Address: 16a, Vishneva Str.
City: 1164 Sofia,
Country: Bulgaria, EU
0898 408868

Selection will be made by an international jury of art experts. The decisions of the jury are final.

Prizes and Awards:

  Grand Prix AMATERAS - Exhibition & Certificate

  Award for Bulgarian artist - Exhibition and Certificate

  One Special Certificates for versatility of all 3 entries winner

  Three Certificates for Honorable Mention (good/high performance)

  The works of 2 price winning artists will be owned by AMATERAS FOUNDATION, and will be exhibited in other future exhibitions.

  The money from Prizes and sold works will be send to artists after end of the exhibition, or the end of 2020.

  All Winning Artists and the Four Honorable Mention Artists will be welcome to exhibit at the AMATERAS Annual Paper Art Exhibition 2021 without an Entry Fee.

Rules for publishing:

  AMATERAS FOUNDATION reserves the right to photograph all works, advertise them and publish all materials on the CD, catalog, and website of the exhibition and for all other needs.

  Unless specified by the artist, all files will be kept in the library of the organizers, and all applicants will be informed in the future about events organized by AMATERAS FOUNDATION.

  All participating artists will be presented on the website of AMATERAS Annual Paper Art Exhibition.
For further questions please email to:

Contact person: Daniela Todorova, M.A.:

Please fill out in English the entry form for stage one and send it without regulations:


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