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General Information:

  • The theme of this exhibition is “The skin, the largest organ in the body”.
  • The aim of this exhibition is to bridge the gap between the scientific mind and the artistic mind in a creative fashion that drives our passion in having a healthy life.
  • The exhibition is organized by the College of Medicine, Alfaisal University in collaboration with Saudi Association For Design and Art.
  • The exhibition is open to all talented artists from all around The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • The exhibition will be open to the public during the Skin-Expo period 22nd -23rd November.
  • Press, art collector, and renowned artists will be invited to the event.
  • The set-up and the logistical arrangements of the artworks will be handled by the organizing team.
  • Artists are responsible for providing the following information; Title of artwork, size, and medium used, including price for selling in Saudi Riyals for each art work.
  • Art competition and award
    • -A panel of seasoned artists will judge the artworks submitted.
    • -Three pieces will be selected as winners for best originality, composition, and creativity.
    • -Competition Award: First place: 5000 s.r, second place: 3000 s.r, and third place: 2000 s.r.

What are the exhibition’s theme? And why?
The art should represent any of the following themes:

Storyline: Our skin is our story; often, we look at scars as a something to hide. But in reality, they’re a symbol of experience that make us who we are.

Kinks: Disorders and the body image; relevant skin diseases seriously affect people's health. How do these disorders affect our own perception of our own body image.

Impulses: Tactility; the skin contains general receptors, and these receptors detect touch, pain, pressure, and temperature.

Niche: The boundaries and the physical contact; our skin is a boundary line. Everything within the borderline we define as “ourselves”, everything outside the borderline line is “not-us”.

What type of artistic work can be submitted?

  • Each presented artwork can be no larger than 70 cm high, 70 cm wide, and 10 cm deep.
  • Each artist can submit up to 3 pieces.
  • Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  1. Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  2. Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed).
  3. Collages: must be two dimensional.
  4. Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints.
  5. Sculptures.
  6. Computer-generated art.
  7. Photographs.
The artwork will be presented in Alfaisal University’s Main Lobby for two consecutive days of the exhibition; therefore, it cannot be returned to the owner earlier.

What are the suitability guidelines?
  • Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate Saudi Arabia’s copyright laws.
  • Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).
  • The final decision regarding the suitability of the artwork submitted for the art exhibition will be made by a panel of qualified artists from the region.
  • Jury's final decision will lead to a selection of 40 artists that will participate in the “Skindentity Art Exhibition”.
  • The organizing team will be responsible of the artwork prior the event day; however, the owner takes full responsibility after it is displayed.

What are the judging criteria for the art competition?
  1. Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.
  2. Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.
  3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  4. The extent in which the artwork relates to the subject of the art exhibition (Skindentity), Contemporary art detour from having a straightforward image of the chosen theme, for the viewer to interpret the artwork with their own individual impression.
What are the terms and conditions of submission?
  • Complete the registration form.
  • Deadline of registration is 31st October, 2018.

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