The International Cartoon Biennale of Jiaxing, China is an influential thematic cartoon exhibition known both at home and abroad. This exhibition has played an important role in promoting cartoon and fine art, enhancing international cultural exchange and cooperation and improving city image as well. With the joint effort of both China Artists Association and the Municipal Government of Jiaxing, the 8th International Cartoon Biennale of Jiaxing, China will be held in Jiaxing this November. Now we are seeking the world’s artists to display their masterpieces.
I Organizing institutions:
1.Organizers: China Artists Association, the Municipal Government of Jiaxing
2.Co-organizers: Cartoon Committee of China Artists Association, Zhejiang Artists Association, Jiaxing Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Jiaxing Municipal Administration of Culture, Broadcasting, Television, Film, Press & Publication, Chinese Cartoon Base
3.Executive Supporters: Jiaxing Art Museum, Jiaxing Artists Association
4.Coordinators: Zhejiang Cartoonist Association, and other Jiaxing based institutions (to be determined)
II Organizing Committee:
Honorary Director: Liu Dawei
Directors: Xu Li, Hu Haifeng
Deputy Directors: Ding Jie, Xu Pengfei, Zhu Yawei, Chai Yongqiang
Secretary-generals: Jin Qinlong, Wang Yiwei
Committee members (In the order of the number of strokes in the Chinese surnames ): Ma Xuewen, Wang Weirong, Wang Dengfeng, Chen Shuanghu, Chen Jianjiang, Yu Zhida, Xian Yi, Luo Xianyue, Hu Jing, He Xuan, Ling Jiachun
Office of the Organizing Committee:
Directors: Xian Yi, Hu Jing, Chen Jianjiang
Deputy Directors: He Xuan, Chen Shuanghu
Editors of the Exhibition: Yang Lei, Wei Xi, Ling Jiachun, Ma Xuewen
III Selection committee consists of experts from the judge panel selected by China Artists Association.
IV Theme of the Exhibition: Life and Leisure
Leisure is an attitude towards life burgeoning from modern cities, which evokes people’s inner inclination for the “good old days” and emphasizes a balanced lifestyle between materiality and spirituality. Leisure advocates a positive outlook on life, encouraging people to pursue happiness in daily life.
V Time: November, 2017
VI Venue: Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
VII Exhibition: 120 pieces of works will be chosen to be displayed in the Biennale, including 30 excellent pieces (15 ‘Best Theme Works’ and 15 ‘Most Creative Works’ ) and 90 selected pieces.
1 All 120 pieces of works selected will be collected by Jiaxing Art Museum. The prize money for 30 excellent works will be RMB 3,500 per piece (pre-tax) and the prize money for 90 selected works will be RMB 1,800 per piece (pre-tax). For artists outside China, the prize money will be converted to US dollars with the current exchange rate. For artists who cannot receive remittance from any Chinese banks, an souvenir equivalent to the corresponding prize money will be sent by the organizer.
2 A catalogue will be edited and sent to each artist who contributes works to the exhibition.
3 The organizing committee will offer certificates to participating artists.
IX Requirement for works
Works submitted will be divided into two sections:
Section A: ‘Life and Leisure’
Section B: no restriction on themes
2. Requirements for submission:
Every participant can submit a maximum of 4 pieces of works, two for Section A and another two for Section B. No limit to genres; either vertical or horizontal works are accepted. The size of works must be within 420×300mm (the size of ink cartoon must be within 500×350mm), and the back of the work must be signed in Chinese with the following information: the painter’s nationality, name, section of the work, title of the work, address, zip code, e-mail address, telephone number, a photocopy of the ID card, bank name and personal account ( artists outside mainland China should provide remittance address, a photocopy of the passport, bank name, bank SWIFT code and personal account). Please do make sure of all the information so that it’ll be convenient to contact, send work albums, certificates and remittance etc. We will not resend any work albums, certificates and collection remuneration due to the failure of delivery thereof caused by incorrect information supplied by the participating artists.
3. Means of submission:
The artists outside mainland China should send the original hand-drawn version of the work which will be returned to the artist if not selected. Mainland China artists can either send hand-drawn works or submit works via e-mail. If works sent via e-mail passes the first screening process, we will notify the artists to send the hand-drawn version to compete in the forthcoming contest.
4. The deadline:
From now on to Sep. 30, 2017 (according to the postmarks).
5. Contact information:
Contact: Mr. Wang Xinyu/Ms. Liu Ping
Address: Jiaxing Art Museum, No.28 Zhonghe Road, Nanhu District, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
Zip code: 314000
X Rights of the organizer:
The organizer shall reserve the rights of exhibiting, researching, photographing, videoing, publishing and promoting all works selected by the Biennale.
Ⅺ Artists who submit works to the Biennale shall be deemed as acceptance to all the regulations included in this notice. The Organizing Committee shall reserve all the rights of interpretation to all the articles above.
The Organizing Committee of
the 8th International Cartoon Biennale of Jiaxing, China