From November 17th, 2017 until January 15th, 2018 take place an Open Call for Portuguese emerging artists, with 23 years old or more for the Portuguese Emerging Art Book 2018.
Artists can submit their works individually, duo or collectively with one (or more) artwork(s), series and projects developed in 2017. The categories are digital art / new media art, artistic ceramics, drawing, e, photography, installation art, performance art, painting, sculpture, sound art and video art. The specialized Jury is constituted by Ana Cristina Cachola, curator, and researcher for the Catholic University of Lisbon; Nuno Centeno, founder, and gallerist at Múrias Centeno Contemporary Art Gallery; Paulo Bernardino Bastos, a Professor at Aveiro University and an ID+ member since 2007.
It is the second edition of an annual publication, an EMERGE — Cultural Association initiative. The objective of this project is to promote emerging art created by Portuguese emerging artists, living in Portugal and aboard.
This original publication in Portugal wants to show current, and creative artworks. With this editorial object is intended to contribute to the gaze renovation into the Portuguese contemporary art production, promoting it internationally, throughout partnerships which amplify its reach strategically and efficiently in other art markets.
One of the selected artists in this EMERGE's project will be awarded an "Umbigo Prize," to have an article about his/her artwork and be the cover of the digital version of this art magazine.
The first edition, designated as Portuguese Emerging Art Catalogue 2017, or PEAC2017, had more than 80 art submissions. This edition includes 56 selected works and was launch at ARCO Lisboa in May 2017. The Jury was Cláudia Camacho, Jorge Reis, Luísa Santos, Mário Caeiro, Rudolfo Quintas and Simeon Nelson.
EMERGE — Cultural Association is a non-profit organization which has the objective to promote emerging artists. It develops projects in partnership with public and private institutions, artists, curators, among others, to disclose emerging artist's artwork inside and outside of Portugal.