Applications Open: June 10, 2021
Applications Close: October 15, 2021
Participation Fee Payment Deadline: October 15, 2021
Exhibition Dates: October 25-31, 2021


The Faculty of Art and Design at Izmir Katip Celebi University is pleased to announce a new thematic exhibition: PARADOX on October 25-31, at the IKCU Art Gallery, Izmir, Turkiye. We are now accepting submissions of artwork inspired by anything the artist considers within the theme 'PARADOX'.

We wish to invite visual artists to submit their artworks of various media such as graphic design, drawings, illustrations, printmaking, cartooning and graffiti, Infographic, photographs, video & new media art, and mixed media.

  • The works submitted to the competition may be prepared as original drawings, digital printings or computer printouts. The drawing technique is open-ended.
  • This exhibition can be participated by all kinds of artists, designers who work in type to create a diverse exhibition with a wide cross-section of works.
  • There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entries should fit this theme in some way.
  • All work must be the original work of exhibitor. No photographs unless part of mixed medium work.
  • Artists who intend to participate in “PARADOX Exhibition” have to send their work visual by using the Online Application Form.
  • The exhibition applications will be accepted or rejected according to the evaluation of the “Art Committee”. The committee will assess works by considering criteria such as contemporary interpretation, material knowledge, technique/practice, subject and visual balance/aesthetic.
  • The dimensions of the design should be 50 X 70 cm (19.69” x 39.37”). Originals of designs, In CMYK mode, fonts will be converted and saved JPEG format at least 300 dpi resolution (10MB maximum size).
  • Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 pieces of the original artwork. Due to space limitations, not all pieces are guaranteed to be hung.
  • Sponsor should not be used for artwork, logo or visuals for commercial purposes. In addition, it should not contain political symbols and images that are contrary to human rights and contain sexuality.
  • The artists submitted for selection will be able to be printed in the publication of Izmir Katip Celebi University and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards, websites, and posters. All rights for any other publishing except these belong to the owner of drawing.
  • Each participating artist will receive a certificate of attendance and a digital exhibition catalog.
  • The exhibition committee is entitled to use the work received for the purposes of publication, branding, and others that are still relevant to the exhibition.
  • The selected works will be covered with a passe-partout for the exhibition. Submissions are subject to evaluation based on creativity, used medium, originality, and quality of work.
  • The copyright of the work of the contest remains in each artists. Artists shall retain all copyrights of any image they submit to the Art Room Gallery. Images will not be resold, exchanged or copied from this site.
  • Submitting your work is subject to a submission fee 10$ per submitted artwork, if you submit two artworks submission fee is 15$, three artworks submission fee is 20$.
  • The participant’s registration fee includes High-Quality Digitally Print + Passepartout, Certificate of Attendance, Digital - Exhibition Catalog, and attendance in the festival program.
  • The applicants who complete the application form are deemed to have accepted all the conditions specified in the specification.