Art Competition

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Particolare da "Francesca Martini" opera di Andrea Capanna
A detail of “Francesca Martini” work by Andrea Capanna

On its third anniversary, Nana Onlus launches an Art Competition open to Independent Artists and students from Art Universities and Art Schools. Disadvantaged artists are encouraged to participate.

Nana Onlus is a no-profit organisation created in the loving memory of Francesca Martini, a highly gifted girl whose 14 years of life were characterised by her unique social attitude, genuine initiative, depth of thought and originality. Videos and pictures documenting her life are available at YouTube.

Artists are asked to submit artworks inspired by the joy of life, curiosity, the power of dreams and the desire to experiment.The competition is open to all forms of artistic expression, technical and stylistic research, and original and traditional use of means and languages.


The Real eyes selection panel 2019

Pio Baldi, academy administrator, Accademia Nazionale di S. Luca, Rome

Andrea Capanna, artist, Rome

Lia Frassineti, illustrator and editorial coordinator, Rome

Paola Potena, director and partner of Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan / Naples

Maria Letizia Terrinoni, art historian, Rome


There are 3 categories: 1. Independent Artists; 2. Art Universities; 3. Art Schools. Three winners will be selected for each category. The selected works will be part of a silent auction and will contribute to the funding of the project “Le Cellule di Francesca” (Francesca’s Cells).

The Competition is free to enter. The selected works will be exhibited in a traveling exhibition. In addition, the works will be featured in hardcopy and online catalogs edited by art critics presenting artists and their work. A token contribution of €150 will be made to each of the winning artists.

To participate, please fill in the registration form below. Once enrolled you will receive an e-mail with a reference number to be used for the presentation of your work in video or photo format. Please do not send the actual artwork or printed matter.

Deadline for the online submission of the works is June 15, 2019.

Winners will be informed by June 30, 2019.

Deadline for the delivery of the original works selected by the jury is July 20, 2019.

Copyright and ownership: The selected works will be treated as a donation to the association Nana Onlus to be used by the association as it deems fit, in order to increase its assets. The donation of the work will be formalized by a specific deed following the nomination of the winners of the Competition. Acceptance of the prize involves the transfer to Nana Onlus association of image rights linked to the sale and / or reproduction of the work by any means for the pursuit of Nana Onlus statutory purposes.

To participate you have to fill in the registration form below. Once enrolled you will receive an e-mail with a reference number to be used for the presentation of your work in video or photo format.
Deadline for the online submission of the works is June 15, 2019.







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