FLORENCE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS
The New Era Museum & Tethys Fine Art Gallery are proud to present the Florence International Photography Awards (FIPA). A competition for the FIPA will be held twice annually: in June (The Summer Session) and in January (The Winter Session).
The FIPA will be an unprecedented international competition, with awards and a series of related events dedicated solely to the emerging field of Mobile Art.
THE NEW ERA MUSEUM
The New Era Museum (NEM) is a museum without walls committed to the humanistic initiative of the mobile arts.
The New Era Museum’s goal is to spread the concept that the creation of a new, popular art form as a worldwide artistic movement, available to everyone with mobile device, is emerging right before our eyes. Mobile Art is initiating a new Renaissance, one available without censorship or filters, in which everyone who wants to change the game can participate.
TETHYS FINE ART GALLERY
Tethys Fine Art Gallery is situated in the centre of Florence in Via dei Vellutini, 17/R, a typical alley in the heart of Oltrarno district. It is the only Florentine gallery dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography.
Tethys Fine Art Gallery hosts a rich calendar of temporary photographic exhibitions plus a permanent collection of work by recognized artists and talented young photographers including: Harry Benson, Kate Brooks, Carlo Gianferro, Harri Peccinotti, Newsha Tavakolian, Anoek Steketee. Tethys has collaborated with important institutions like The Robert Kennedy Foundation, il Festival dei Popoli, Pitti Immagine Uomo, Busajo, Middle East Now.
Tethys Fine Art Gallery - Via dei Vellutini 17/R - 50125 Florence, Italy
THE MOST WANTED VISIONARIES (MWV) COLLECTION
The FIPA Most Wanted Visionaries Collection will be a curated exhibition held during the semi-annual FIPA events.
The exhibition will include a selection of 20 works from The Most Wanted Visionaries Catalog, specially printed and framed for the exhibition.
THE MOST WANTED VISIONARIES CATALOG: http://flip.it/IRftx
Works appearing in the MWV Collection will represent the best of Mobile Art, selected at the discretion of the FIPA and Tethys Fine Art Gallery members along with Andrea Bigiarini, founder of the New Era Museum.
The selection will be announced on May 1st, 2015, and selected artists will be invited to participate by the FIPA Artistic Director.
- The MWV exhibition will be hosted for 3 weeks at the Tethys Fine Art Gallery in Florence, Italy.
- The MWV Collection will have a single patron (TBA) which will cover the full costs for printing and framing the collection.
- The 20 works will be printed in the format: 75x50 centimeters (framed size 100x80 centimeters).
- The costs of printing and assembly will be fully covered by the Patron.
Each work will be printed TWICE:
ONE PRINT will be put on sale by the Tethys Fine Art Gallery. The selling price of each artwork will be agreed between FIPA and the individual artist who, in the case of a sale, will receive the payment via PayPal minus a 40% commission for the Tethys Fine Art Gallery.
ONE PRINT will be donated to the Patron for his private collection but NOT for sale purposes. Each printed work will be numbered, labeled and authorized in the following manner:
- Two certificates of authority will be issued by the New Era Museum and Tethys Gallery stating that the work has been selected for the “Private Collection of The Florence International Photography Awards - Summer Session 2015”
- The numbering of each work will be relative to the collection of 20 works as “ARTWORK X OF 20 by XXX artist, date.”
- Certificates of authority will also be signed by each artist.
- Images included in the FIPA Most Wanted Visionaries Collection may be used by FIPA for promotional purposes such as catalogs, brochures, web promotion, publications.
- Images in the Patron’s Collection may not be used for purposes other than personal possession and this public exhibition and events. For any other uses, the Patron must contact individual artists directly and make personal arrangements with them.
- Unsold artworks will remain to FIPA and will be used for the FIPA Winter Session in January 2016.
SUBMISSION DETAILS AND TERMS FOR SUBMITTING ARTWORKS FOR FIPA AWARDS ARE COMING SOON.