EuroSpeleo Art Festival

Out of the desire to encourage the artistic expression within the speleological movement, this year’s EuroSpeleo Forum will house a Section dedicated to fine arts EuroSpeleo Art Festivalthat will include an exhibition of paintings inspired by speleo topics, two thematic contests, two art workshops and a creativity and ... fashion design contest.

To add a touch of originality and stile to the Cartography Section of 2014 Euro Speleo Forum, the first contest theme will be the ”Artistic Cave Map”. We invite you to combine your aesthetic side with your scientific side in order to present a representative map of your caving club, drawn in an artistic fashion, inspired by the old navigation maps. To sign-up to this section please send an email to sangelart@gmail.com with the subject ”Sign-up for Artistic Cave Map” until 15 August 2014. Please specify in your sign-up message your name, the caving organization you represent (if applicable), your town and country, the number of artworks (cave maps), the titles of the works and their size (in centimeters). The results will be announced and rewarded at the opening of the exhibition and the gala awards that will take place on August 23, 2014.

The second contest theme will be ”Speleo Artist” and is opened to all of you who want to present artworks with speleological thematic. The participants can present artworks from every media - paintings, graphics, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, installation or other artistic medias (except photo and film for whom there is a special section EuroSpeleo Image’In Festival). You can sign-up by email at sangelart@gmail.com until 15 August 2014. The email must have the subject ”Sign-up for Speleo Artist” and the message must contain your name, the caving organization you represent (if applicable), your town and country, the number of artworks, the titles of the works, their media and their size (in centimeters). The results will be announced and rewarded at the opening of the exhibition and the gala awards that will take place on August 23, 2014. 

The Art Section will also house a painting workshop in the exhibition area, and a clay modeling workshop in Haiducilor Cave from Herculane. The workshops will be opened for both adults and children.

Also the 2014 Euro Speleo Art Festival will house a hand made and fashion design contest, with the main theme ”The Caver Boot”. If you own an old pair of rubber boots and you want to prove your creativity, we invite you to transform them in a piece of art, at home or during the contest. The funniest boots will earn their designer surprise prizes. You can sign-up during the event until 24 August.

For more information please feel free to contact us.

Angela Szabo
EuroSpeleo Art Festival
www.angelaszabo.ro

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