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Entry rules for prize: Painting Award (2022)


1. Contestants
Any artist who is over eighteen years old and born, or resident, in Catalonia may enter the competition.

2. Theme

The theme is open and may be drawn from the wide variety of techniques and supports which are currently used in painting.

3. Submission of works
In order for the artists’ works to be viewed, and potentially selected, by the judging panel, contestants must register at this webpage  between 14th and 31st March 2022. As outlined on the webpage, contestants must complete the corresponding form, provide the artist’s CV, the technical specifications and a brief description of the work, and one image of the work with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, in TIFF format, with a maximum size of 100Mb.

Any queries regarding the registration procedure may be addressed to:
Sra. Maria José Alcoriza
Telèfon: 933 208 736
Correu electrònic:

4. Selection of shortlisted works
The organizing committee and judging panel will review all the entries received and make a selection of shortlisted works – from which the winning artwork will be chosen – which will be exhibited in the temporary exhibitions’ hall at Museu Can Framis from 4th July to 18th September 2022. There will also be an accompanying catalogue of the works.

5. Dimensions and technical specifications
The painting must not exceed 200 x 200 cm in size, and the sum of the two sides must not be greater than 400 cm.

6. Delivery and transport of works
The Foundation will contact the selected artists by e-mail on 9th May 2022. The selected works must be delivered to Museu Can Framis by 31st May 2022.

An indispensable condition is that the works must be originals, unpublished and must be signed by the author.

Transport costs, for delivery and return of the work, along with any damage that may occur during transport of artworks, will be the full responsibility of the artist, and will at no time be the responsibility of the Foundation. Costs of insurance and packaging – which must be reusable for the return of the work – will be the responsibility, and at the risk, of the contestants.

Sculptures must be delivered to:
Museu de Pintura Contemporània Can Framis
Roc Boronat, 116-126
08018 Barcelona
Telèfon: 933 208 736

Artworks may be accepted within the following times: from Tuesday to Friday, 10.30–17.30.

Any artwork that does not comply with the conditions outlined herein will not be accepted.

7. Rights and responsibilities
The works that are not awarded with prizes, or are not purchased by the Foundation, must be collected from the museum for return to the artist on the dates specified in article 9. Artworks that are not collected on these dates will be freely available for use by the Foundation, without forming part of its full collection.

Any artwork that does not fulfil these conditions, or is not delivered on the specified dates, will not be accepted. Participation in the competition supposes the acceptance of these conditions and the judges’ decision.

8. Prizes
The winning artwork will receive a prize of €12,000, become property of the Fundació Vila Casas, form part of its permanent collection and may be exhibited at any of its museums or spaces.

The winner of the Painting Prize will hold an exhibition at Can Framis, Barcelona, within a year of the prize being awarded. The judging panel may declare the prize void at any time.

9. Returns
The works that are not awarded with prizes or are not sold must be collected from the museum for return to the artist between 22nd September and 14th October 2022, within the following times: from Tuesday to Friday, 10.30–17.30. The date and time of collection must be notified in advance by e-mail to this address:

All works that have not been removed prior to 16th October 2022 will become freely available to the Foundation, without forming part of its collection.

The judging panel will be made up of:

Gisela Chillida
Natàlia Chocarro
Marc Domènech
Conxita Oliver
Antonio Sagnier
Àlex Susanna
Antoni Vila Casas

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