CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022
Venice | March 03/04 – March 25, 2022
Extended deadline: February 17, 2022
CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 2022 edition will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.
CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, organized by ITSLIQUID Group in collaboration with Venice Events and EGO’ Boutique Hotel, will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space (click here to learn more about our location) from March 03 to March 25, 2022, at ITSLIQUID ART SPACE – Venice Grand Canal (click here to learn more on this venue) from March 04 to March 25, 2022, and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings.
COVID-19 Protection Concept – The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after Italy’s lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces, and how these will be implemented in practice.
CANVAS will provide artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage the best contemporary art talents.
The participation includes the following services
– exhibition space dedicated to the artist’s works
– assisting with customs formalities, international shipping and local transport
– assisting in finding accommodation
– the design and the printing of invitation cards, posters
– the global and local press office, publicity, press, banners, totem, etc.
– the realization of the exhibition website and dedicated press release
– mounting and dismounting of the exhibition
– exhibitions opening ceremony
– a dedicated interview published on ITSLIQUID website and spread on our social networks
– providing services and drinks for small meetings at the exhibition places for guests
CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR consists of 3 main sections: THE SKIN PROJECT, OUT OF BALANCE and MIXING IDENTITIES.
The word “canvas” was used for the first time in Italy in the 14th century and it has become the most common support medium for oil painting, replacing wooden panels. During the centuries, the canvas’ meaning has changed, starting from paintings, through the photographic and cinematographic film, exploring the human body, to the digital world. Canvas is the creatives’ common ground, on which they can express themselves. We invite all the artists to share their personal artistic research through any kind of media, from painting to sculptures and installation, from photography to video art and live performance.
Artists interested in taking part in our shows are free to be sponsored and supported by institutions, organizations, governments, and their representatives; the logos of their sponsors will be included in all the communication (digital and print) of the events.
Deadline for applications is February 17, 2022 (11.59 PM of your local time)
ITSLIQUID Group has produced until today more than 250 exhibitions worldwide and many impressive art and architecture festivals during Venice Biennale. Among the last great shows, SURFACES Festival, ANIMA MUNDI Festival, BORDERS Art Fair 2021, three editions of BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, nine editions of CONTEMPORARY VENICE and 14th editions of VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, presenting more than 5000 talented artists, from the emerging to the iconic.
Ever since 2001, ITSLIQUID Group has presented a high-quality selection of collective and solo shows in our locations, creating a unique opportunity to exchange new ideas, increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists, and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all.
We work in collaboration with a talented network of publishers, dealers, curators, and arts professionals, providing artists with customized services and opportunities to have their works exhibited, published, and represented through various platforms.
Artists, photographers, video makers, architects, and performers are invited to submit their works. To take part in the selection, send your works submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances, and pictures via e-mail to email@example.com
The number of works you can submit is unlimited. Participation in the art show requires an entry fee only for selected artworks. Participation is open to: artists, architects, and designers, associate groups, and studios.
Deadline for application is February 17, 2022 (11.59 PM of your local time)
The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after Italy’s lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice. Read more.
ITSLIQUID is a web-based information platform, founded in 2001 by Luca Curci, dedicated to the worldwide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events at some of the world’s leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected. ITSLIQUID has already built a readership of more than 250.000 qualified subscribers. Among them architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. It provides advertising services, press office services for events and projects, articles and specials published on the website, media partnerships services.
During the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has become a cultural hub between creatives, exhibition spaces and art lovers. Among our international partners, Art Now Fair, Art Vancouver, Design Tokyo, INDEX Qatar, INDEX Saudi, The Big 5 Construct Dubai, The Big 5 Construct Qatar, Photo LA Los Angeles and international magazines like Art Style. ITSLIQUID Group supports some of the most important no-profit organizations, like UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, SSCS – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, One Tree Planted, The Ocean CleanUp and Plastic Oceans, with the goal to increase public awareness about environmental issues. Click here to find out more.
ITSLIQUID GROUP includes a section dedicated to the organization of international art events, managing exhibitions of painting, photography, video art, installation and performance; it organizes solo and collective shows, art residencies and international contests. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect artists working in every part of the world.
ITSLIQUID Group manages a variety of art spaces all over the world; among them THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space in the heart of San Marco Square in Venice and different historical buildings, THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in London city centre and other different partners worldwide. Since its beginning, the group has organized more than 250 events all around the world, involving more than 5.000 artists, in more than 60 international venues in Italy, the USA, Canada, the UK, Spain, France, etc. Most of the last events have been realized in museums (CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, etc.), galleries and private foundations.
ITSLIQUID is based on fluidity, motion, connection and accessibility. Making things easy to do. Welcome.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, located in San Marco square, in the heart of Venice is available to host solo shows and group exhibitions of the most talented emerging and established artists, designers, and architects selected by our professional team among the numerous show participation requests.
Overlooking the unique San Marco square, THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space presents a rich program of exhibitions, talks, meetings, workshops, and courses about art, architecture, design, and fashion with architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. Being part of our program is an exciting opportunity to improve your network and get new inspirations.
THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space is a fascinating and prestigious venue where our professional team will be at your disposal to assist you, offering a unique exhibition experience, giving you the opportunity to display your artworks in Venice, one of the most suggestive cities in the art world, and broadening your artistic career and exhibition background.
ITSLIQUID ART SPACE – Venice Grand Canal, based on the first floor of Palazzo Bembo located in the historic district of San Marco, the heart of Venice, is available to host solo shows and group exhibitions of the most talented emerging and established artists, designers, and architects selected by our professional team among the numerous show participation requests.
Palazzo Bembo is one of the late Gothic Venetian buildings built in the right middle of the famous Canal Grande, a few meters from the renowned Rialto Bridge. Its name comes from the humanist and literary cardinal Pietro Bembo, known for the so-called “linguistic question” during the Italian XV century.
The facade of the building, with all its gothic pentafore, is as fascinating as the interior which is divided into three floors and characterized by large salons. The seventeenth-century staircase overlooks the internal courtyard that leads to the noble floor, where decorations are dating back to the same century, in Baroque style. The exhibition space, on the first floor, overlooks the Canal Grande and the Rialto Bridge, giving a suggestive view both day and night.
SOME OF OUR LAST EXHIBITIONS
Jessica Müller, Switzerland/Brazil
“The concept of an art platform based on fluidity, connection and accessibility are extremely important for contemporary artists such as me. I find it very inspiring to have the opportunity to connect with other artists, collectors and art critics. The virtual platform has opened many doors for the art scene that was before limited by a physical distance. Yes. I am happy that this festival embraces artists from a plurality of backgrounds, the diversity of the art exhibited was very inspiring. As an artist I am always searching to connect with the audience on a deeper level, and for the viewers to see a glimpse of themselves reflected in my work.“
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Annette Mahoney, Denmark
“I have really enjoyed the whole process of working with the curator and all of Itsliquid, and would definitely do it again if I get the opportunity. I love the platform. The design appeals to me, and I have read almost every single article on it. I am a bit of a fashionista, so the fashion bit is my favourite part, but generally, I always follow it and keep a check on upcoming exhibitions and the artist highlighted.“
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Casa Jaguar Studio, Barcelona
“We are very glad we came upon this open call for artists and that we were selected to be a part of the fair. It has been stimulating and motivating to connect to a platform that gives rising artists international visibility and a channel to connect, not only to other artists but to resources that help us in promoting our art and events. We are just starting and ITSLIQUID has been very supportive of our project.“
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Marc Olthoff, The Netherlands
“It is a great community and platform, transcending art forms, cultures and geography. I enjoy the direct personal contact and the professionalism of the group. I am very honoured to be awarded as the winner in your 9th International Contest and ITSLIQUID has helped me to reach a much larger audience than I had. Both through its platform as well as through the physical exhibitions in London and Venice.“
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