What can I do if I do not understand English?
In the right sidebar of this website, you can check the Google Translator!
(You can also copy the text of our rules and translate it into your language using https://translate.google.com/. If you prefer, we can send you our invitation, concept and rules in German).
We will inform all participants about the progress of our art projects. Important: Please enter our email address into your email address book or email contact list, so that all emails arrive safely! You can find your address list in the menu bar of your email software. Please also make sure that the email address is correct! Before you send us an email, please read the next paragraph!
Where can I find the most important information?
The most important information can be found here on our archive website: http://www.enterintoart.com
Right on the first page (HOME) there is an overview of the structure of the website, so that you can find there the following information at any time:
- progress of our work and the time of publication of the books,
- deadlines for submitting images,
- current offers – call for artists,
- published books,
- buying our books.
Please find the best information on the website about the current status of our work. Should you still have any questions, then please send us an email, always contacting the respective editor of the book. (If there is a new CALL ARTISTS, please download and read carefully the rules and short guidelines.)
Here you can find more information about how we work: The way we work ?
Sign up / registration of your images?
First, you need our invitation with detailed information.There are usually two deadlines for a call for artists:
- Deadline for payment and reservation of your place in the book. (You will find this deadline in our invitation or in the announcement on the website.)
- Deadline for sending your images – about 4 – 6 months later. The current dates can be found on our archive website in the top menu CALL ARTIST. (Please scroll there down!)
To reserve a place in a book, you have to pay the participation fee to the respective editor. We need your full living address for your user contract. In any case, we ask you always to send us an email before paying and to clarify whether there are still enough places available. Please contact the respective editor of the book and ask for our short guideline “What is needed to sign up?” (It simplifies the registration and gives a good overview of the most important things.)
We recommend signing up in good time and reserving your book pages once you have received an invitation. We have limited the scope of our art gift books to approx. 75 images. In particular, if you want several pages, you should sign up as soon as possible.
How to register your images?
- Please read the Part 1 of our Rules – specially the point “WORKS” and all things that are important for registration. Or please use our quick guide, which we sent you.
- You are free to choose your subject according to our rules (themes), but it should be relaxing. (Please see the pictures of the participants in our ARCHIVE or book series!)
Please send your pictures by email using the following guidelines for each image: 3,000 – 4,000 KB in size, 300 dpi, one side of the image must be 20 cm long. If the volume is too large for your internet connection, you can send several emails (one image per email). But it is best to send them by WeTransfer: https://wetransfer.com/
(Alternatively you may send us printed photos of your image files (approx. 10 x 15 cm) by letter. You can get the images printed in any drugstore or internet shop so it is not expensive. They should be glossy in order to provide us with a good color pattern.)
- your signed user contract
- if there, your website address
- details of the images in the following form by email:
First and Last name Number of the picture, Country, Title, Year, Technique, Size in cm
Pablo Picasso 1, France, Portrait, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 140 x 140 cm
Pablo Picasso 2, France, Morning, 2018, Digital Print, 70 x 50 cm
Pablo Picasso 3, France, Dream, 2009, Aquarell, 20 x 29 cm
Just like the pattern, please. Please do not use exclusive capital letters, but as in the example!
What’s new since 2020?
Since 2020 we will concentrate on the publication of art books. The focus of our art contests will be the respective book with accompanying images. Please read carfully our rules! We are editors and do not sell or ship books! You pay for our extensive PR work as an editor. You can find out more in Part 3 of our Rules or here:
No print copies are included in the cost to publish. The artist can buy books for a reduced author price from the publisher. This has the advantage that there is no minimum purchase. You can also buy just one book and buy more at any time. (As usual, there are also postage costs / fees.)
Also we will continue to publish our art book Art Retreat – Kunstretreat – featuring small-scale images – in conjunction with an competition. There will be also an annual contest for large-format pictures, which is free of charge and is carried out automatically for all participants of the LOUNGE book series.
It is most likely we will hold one book presentation per year. The event can take place in Cologne (or in another location where we have held past exhibitions). Our book presentations and art events will be free of charge.
You can always find the link to buy books on our archiv website in the upper menu ART BOOKS, lower menu BUY BOOKS:
For a better understanding of how we work, please be sure to read our information “The way we work” ! (Please scroll there down.)
Enter into Art – LOUNGE?
Under the title Enter into Art – LOUNGE, we have launched various book series. We are looking forward to your participation in our book projects with larger artworks. This includes our special gift books, which are mixed media books, and the contest for the “Book Design Awards” (see below). Invited artists can participate with works of art of any size, technique and style and also with art objects, sculptures, art installations etc. As artworks can be provided digitally, you do not need to send any originals.
Regarding larger artworks, there are special rules that differ to those of our contests with small-scale images and our art book Art Retreat – Kunstretreat. We will send you the Rules together with the invitation.
Our books are bilingual: English and German – translated by professional native speakers.
Series of our art gift books:
- Enter into Art – LOUNGE 1, 2 and 3 (large format artworks)
- Art Retreat – Kunstretreat (small format pictures)
- Solo art books
Awards and Rewards?
Our art contests for the book design awards are organized in conjunction with our book projects. Additionally there are jury contests. For details, refer respectively to the Rules and our free service!
All artists in the “Enter into Art” books are invited and nominated! There are book design awards and jury awards:
1) There are very valuable rewards in the form of your image being on the book cover, back cover, title page and other highlighted pages in the book. The prizes are divided into the following categories: 1st prize (front cover), 2nd prize (back cover), 3rd prize (title page), Honorable Mentions (chapter pages or other highlighted pages).
2) There is an annual jury competition for large format artworks (LOUNGE) and a jury competition for small format images (ART RETREAT). The prizes are divided into the following categories: 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize, Special Prize, Excellent Awards, Honorable Mentions, Amber Awards, 30 % Finalists:
a) All LOUNGE-book series are part of the additional free annual contest for large artworks (with one selected artwork)
b) The book series “ART RETREAT” is part of the contest for small pictures (miniprint and mixed media).
The total value of each award category (small-scale pictures, large artworks or book design), is about EUR 2000-3000 plus non-quantifiable value of a PR press release.
Please find detailed information about the “Enter into Art” awards!
Rewards for jury prizes and editorial prizes:
All LOUNGE prizes will be rewarded in the form of PR publications in German on the Internet. All these blog posts with your artwork and our aesthetic consideration will be tagged with our winner banners. The first four prizes will be rewarded with their own blog post. The Excellent prizes, Honorable Mentions and Amber Awards each with a collective blog post.
All winners will receive a certificate. Also the jury members receive a certificate.
We will publish all Book Design Award-winning images in a joint blog post at the end of the year. In addition, these award winners will be named in the respective blog post about the book.
Our free service?
Video: For the first 20 registrations per book, we create our bonus video with relaxing music once a year.
Screen presentation of our books in an exhibition center: As far as possible, we present each book on the screen in an exhibition center, whereby your pictures can be seen for several weeks.
Internet documentation: We document your participation and our projects in detail on the Internet – in both English and German, and we also publish one picture per participant in our websites. On the German website (special gallery), the images are sorted by color.
Jury contest: Our international LOUNGE jury contest takes place once a year in summer / autumn, whereby all participants in our LOUNGE series are each represented with a picture (and also the featured artists of the book series “Art Retreat”).
Please find detailed information about the “Enter into Art” free service!
What is the early bird or bonus offer?
If you are among the first artists to register, your artwork will be included in the bonus video (featuring your work). The exact bonus number is determined separately for each project.
(There is not always an Early Bird offering in conjunction with a reduced participation fee, but if this is possible then the following applies: To benefit from the Early Bird rate, confirmation of your participation is required by the Early Bird deadline.)
Our Corona price reductions have nothing to do with Early Bird!
What means “focusing on meditativ aspects”?
Meditation in the religious or esoteric sense plays no role! In our art book projects, presentations and events, we examine only the attentive and relaxing viewing of a work of art! See also AIMS AND TASKS!
What are the PR themes?
The PR topics are a special tradition of “Enter into Art”, which is based on our experience as PR specialists and many years of cooperation with famous publishers. They are an effective feature offered by us in conjunction with the art book projects. They can be designed as a tribute to or in interaction with such a theme. The interplay of art, poetry and classical music plays a very special role in our books and events. Also in our online journal in German, popular topics in the field of art and culture are published.
a) PR themes in the book series LOUNGE 2:
The books in the LOUNGE 2 series usually have a specific topic in connection with a well-known personality or other themes from the cultural field. The artworks in these books should relate in some way to the theme (The artists should let their imagination run wild as possible, so that the content will be as diverse as possible.) If there is any special theme, you will find more explanations in the respective rules. This is different from the other book series!
Examples: “Moonlight Sonatas for Beethoven”, “Flowers for Monet” or “Fairytale Art for Mozart”
b) PR themes in the book series LOUNGE 1 and 3 as well as “ART RETREAT”:
Please note: The PR topics of these book series are usually only known in the course of the publication, because in these books it is by no means imperative that the artworks refer to the PR topics! The PR themes serve just as an instrument that increases your reputation and the attention on your images. The artists can freely choose the subject of their artworks. The PR themes will be found in special chapters of the books.
- The foreword in our book “KUNSTRETREAT 2019” dealt with Guillaume Apollinaire and his one-year stay in the Rhineland. It is also dedicated to the theme of “Apollinaire and Music” and the setting of his poems.
In each book of the series “Excellent Art” (LOUNGE 3) a music suggestion from the classical field will be published:
- “The Seasons” of Joseph Haydn (Excellent Art 2020)
c) PR themes in our events:
The Prelude events in 2017 were centered on the following themes:
- William Turner and the Rhine Romantic
William Turner is a prominent figure of Rhine romance. Again and again, he visited this landscape and captured it in his pictures. Poems and legends of the romantic Rhine are integrated in our German online journal. In addition we projected films with relaxing music and William Turner’s landscape motifs of the River Rhine.
- Ludwig van Beethoven and the poems of Johann Wolfgang Goethe
The PR themes will continue our tradition of bringing together visual arts with poetry and music.
Depending on the scope, a PR theme can be continued over a longer period of time. The relevant blog posts are closely linked with our participant lists and artwork galleries and with our additional reward title of “Selected Artwork“. For more information, please visit also the AIMS and TASKS sections.
Who organizes the projects?
Please contact us for questions, applications and all other matters!
What if you don’t send us pictures or don’t send them on time?
As written in our rules, the participation fee will be refunded if the book cannot be printed due to unforeseen reasons. In this case there is no risk for you, because the cause would lie with us. However, such an occurrence is very unlikely!
Unfortunately, it happens again and again that the images are sent to us with a long delay, although there is enough time before sending them. You will find the current deadline for sending images here on our archiv website http://www.enterintoart.com (uppermost menu CALL ARTISTS). Please inform yourself there and enter the date in your calendar!
If we do not receive any images in time, we will try to use an older image of your art work that is already here (It cannot be exchanged later!). Otherwise, the participation fee will be used for an alternative service (blog post with your images on our German website). We ask for your understanding! The other participating artists expect that the book can be published as soon as possible. However, the delayed sending of the images will delay this.
The chapters and scope of our books have to be planned in a complex way in terms of content, so all the pictures have to be with us before we can start work. Since we already had a workload, unfortunately we cannot pay the participation fee back.
- websites http://www.enterintoart.com (here) and http://www.enter-into-art.com (our basic website)
- Yumpu (Leaf through our online books!)
- Facebook page (Enter into Art – International book projects, Germany / miniprint joint art exhibitions)
- Youtube-Channel (Watch our videos with your artworks and our entertaining playlists on our book themes!)
- German online journal http://www.meditaterra.de, in which we expanded the online show with the category “Artistic pleasure”. On this blog, we publish regularly posts, touching on the areas of travel, relaxation and mindfulness, poetry/nature, art, lifestyle and congratulations. In addition to the “Art Excellence” posts for the winners and featured artists of our international projects, we usually publish all images of our exhibitions.
More information you will find here: Small is Big
We are also at your service with our helpful “Tips and Offers” for artists! Please also read carefully the rules of each new project!