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Posted by Rachel Westall on 9 March 2021
The theme and call for entries is eagerly awaited by the international artist community every year. For more than 10 years, the competition has regularly attracted several thousand paintings from all over the world – paintings, drawings, collages or traditional prints. "For 2022, we would like to have an art calendar full of positive energy. In 12 monthly pictures we simply want to spread pure joy and happiness. So this year’s theme of our painting competition is 'Joy & Happiness'" says Barbara Knipper, the organiser of the annual calendar competition at Hahnemühle.
The submission phase runs from February to June each year. Participants can upload up to five works of art via an online portal. The artworks must meet two criteria: they have to be painted on Hahnemühle or Lana paper and in landscape format only. The closing date for entry is the 30th June 2021. A panel of judges will select 36 artworks and the shortlist will be announced in the Autumn. A video on the Hahnemühle homepage and social media channels will introduce the finalists.
"This year, a few innovations promise to attract even more attention in artist circles and the public: the limited edition calendars will be printed digitally on demand and the calendar will be available for purchase," explains Stefan Neumann, head of technical support at Hahnemühle.
But before that happens, the 12 winning images will be chosen and announced in November. The winners are guaranteed the prestige of being represented in the art calendar of the world-renowned Hahnemühle brand. In addition to 10 printed calendars, they will receive an exclusive creative package from all Creative Art Alliance partners consisting of valuable artist papers from Hahnemühle, paints from Schmincke and brushes from da Vinci to the value of EUROS 350. Last but not least all artists will share in the proceeds from the sale of the calendars.
You can find the announcement and conditions of participation in detail here.
Hahnemühle FineArt has been producing paper since 1584. Today´s portfolio comprises traditional and digital FineArt papers for painting and printing as well as FineNotes Stationery products and life science applications as well as specialty paper. All paper grades are manufactured according to old recipes from high-quality cotton fibres, cellulose or fast-growing plant fibres and pure spring water. Hahnemühle is the inventor of Digital FineArt papers for inkjet printing and art reproduction. As a pioneer and world market leader, Hahnemühle continuously refines its genuine artist papers for exclusive prints of photographs, digital art and art reproductions. The development and production of life science solutions is another focus area.
The company is headquartered in Dassel, Southern Lower Saxony; with offices in the United Kingdom, France, USA, Singapore and China.
For further information on the brand, history and environmental responsibilities visit www.hahnemuehle.com