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Old 10-03-2006, 03:47 PM
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Florence Biennale - Advice needed

I've been invited to participate in this big show in Italy, Dec. 2007. Does any one know anything about it? Anybody been to it? Should I go or forget it?

http://www.florencebiennale.org/home_eng.htm
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

It's Italy. In December. To show your art. What's to think about?
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

How did they get in contact with you?
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

"How did they get in contact with you?" Carol

By email.
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

Personally Id confirm it was for real and then hit up everyone and their kids piggy banks for travel money!
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

Pears to be for real. Heard back from a guy who went last year. Don't expect to sell anything, but you can make gallery contacts, etc. Most people find a sponsor for the fee and travel, I guess.
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

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I've been invited to participate in this big show in Italy, Dec. 2007. Does any one know anything about it? Anybody been to it? Should I go or forget it?

http://www.florencebiennale.org/home_eng.htm

Here's just for starters if you intend to be a participant/exhibitor:

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The shares paid by the Artists Euro 2400 (Euro 2000 + VAT 20% 400) .

It's not a "sport" for hobby artists, for sure.
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

Well, actually they haven't contacted me at all.
Was this out of the blue. It says that they select from pics sent of your works. So, you sent them 4 slides of your work and they selected you?

It just seems a little odd to me, but then I have a tendency to be suspicious of this sort of thing particularly if it is out of the blue. At least their website seems professional.

You could always email one of the past participants
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

Why not google Florence Biennale - you'll come across some articles and commentaries - it's legit, but not always good experience for some.
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

I think it's legit, but also very expensive and there are not that many visitors.
You have to get your work there and back again. We, in Holland, get these Emails very regularly and for the most part consider it spam. It does look good on your CV, but I should only do it, if I had lots of money and didn't need sales.
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

"It just seems a little odd to me, but then I have a tendency to be suspicious of this sort of thing particularly if it is out of the blue. At least their website seems professional. You could always email one of the past participants. So, you sent them 4 slides of your work and they selected you?
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I'm suspicious, too. That's why this post. Emailed a couple participants and heard from one who seemed satisfied with the overall experience. Found the websites of others who won metals. You can submit slides for consideration. In my case the "Internal Committee" reviewed my website on their own.

"Why not google Florence Biennale..." Laurie

Good idea! I'll do that. Meanwhile I've sent for the documents.

"It's not a "sport" for hobby artists, for sure. Euro 2400 (Euro 2000 + VAT 20% 400)" Enchanted

Yeh, that's $3,000 us. Plus shipping, handling, plane fare, hotels, etc. Even so it's tempting because Florence is in Italy and we'd love to go back.
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

Found this thread on the '03 event. I'm not inclined to go so far.

http://artscuttlebutt.com/phpBB200/v...light=florence
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

Personally I don't really know a lot about it but was contacted by an internet artist friend who'd been invited in a previous year. My thought was that, even if it was legit, it would be terribly expensive and mightn't accomplish much. May be I was wrong to discourage him.

Here are a couple of references to artists who did participate...might give you a better idea of what you would like to do. Also perhaps you could contact them to ask further questions:

http://www.helenlucas.com/biennale/biennale.htm

http://www.trishalambi.com/b_i_o_g_r_a_p_h_y.htm

Just a thought.
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

Karen - Thanks, now I'm less certain. Maybe...
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Re: Florence Biennale - Advice needed

By the way, if anyone wants to go you can ask to be jured. See their website.
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