contemporary art contest by Il Melograno Art Gallery – eighth edition

Vote by clicking on the stars

SOLO SHOW PRIZE for the most voted by the public: a solo show in the gallery for a week in autumn 2019

ART FAIR PRIZE  for the artist chosen by the Jury among the 50 finalists: exhibition of some works (mini-solo show) in a 3-meter wall dedicated to the Il Melograno Art Gallery / MeloArte stand at ArtePadova 2019 CATS section, in November 2019 (if the winner was already registered with us at the Fair will have free participation and will be reimbursed any previously anticipated fees)

online selection 15 January – 12 May 2019

Finalists: 40 chosen by the JURY and 10 chosen by the public

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION  in the gallery for the 50 finalists (40 chosen by the Jury and 10 by the Public)

22 June – 7 July 2019

Registration is open. The works will be online from Sunday 15 January 2019


♦   download the  registration form

♦ fill in the form and send it to (

♦ make the payment

La Quadrata 2019: registration form

€ 25

or by bank transfer

Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra

IBAN :  IT37Q0637013901000010010059

intestato a Il Melograno Galleria d’Arte  di Ferrieri Caputi Giulio


WORKS: The works in competition (painting, sculpture, digitalart ..) will have a maximum size of cm. 120 × 120 for paintings and prints and a maximum height of cm. 100 and width and depth not greater than cm. 50 for the sculptures. It is concurrent with a single work. There are no minimum dimensions.

NUMBER OF ARTISTS: can register all those who wish without number limit. Among the members the Jury will choose 40 (forty) finalists while the other 10 (ten) will be chosen by the public with the online vote, for a total of 50 finalists who will exhibit at Il Melograno Gallery in Livorno, from June 22th to July 7th 2018 .

VISIBILITY: the work put to the vote will appear on the site dedicated to the event,, which will be advertised on the websites of our circuit. Next to the work will appear the descriptive text of the artist you sent.

VOTES: the votes of the public will be made by clicking on the stars next to the photograph of the work on the site The top 10 most voted will be composed of the 50 finalists. The most voted will be the winner of the Solo Show Award. At the end of the voting the works will be evaluated by the jury, kept secret until the advanced competition. The works can be voted until May 12, 2019 at 21.00. The results of the Jury’s work will be announced on Thursday 21 May, the day on which the 50 finalists will be announced, the winner chosen by the public and the winner of the Jury Prize.

END OF ENTRIES: registrations may be made until 9.00 pm on 1 May 2019

JURY: the jury will be composed of a commission of three persons, suitably qualified, whose name will be announced in an advanced competition.

SOLO SHOW PRIZE: the most voted by the public will have in his honor a personal exhibition lasting one week, to be agreed in autumn 2019, in the large entrance hall and adjacent windows (two large and two small) with a number of works evaluated by mutual agreement for the best preparation.

ART FAIR PRIZE: among the 50 finalist artists the Jury will choose the winner who will have a wall in the stand Il Melograno Art Gallery / MeloArte at ArtePadova 2019 section C.A.T.S in November 2019. The dedicated wall will have a width of 3 meters and can be exhibited, besides the winning work, a number of works varying according to their size, as indicated in our rules of the fair (eg 3 very large, 6 medium, even more if small, respecting an exhibition harmony to be preserved.If we were dealing with sculptures we will agree on a number of works that occupy a space of similar size) * (if the winner was already registered with us at the Fair will have the participation a gift and any previously anticipated fees will be reimbursed)

THE REVIEW OF FINALISTS: the first 10 classified by the selection online by public vote and another 40 chosen through the judgment of the Jury will exhibit in the gallery from 22/06 to 07/07 at our spaces with timetable 10/13 and 17/20, every day except Monday mornings. The exhibition will close on Wednesday, July 7th at 20.00.

VERNISSAGE: the inauguration of the exhibition will take place at 18.00 on Saturday 22 June, with the usual modality of the gallery, that is with a toast in honor of the artists and guests.

SALE OF THE WORKS: the sale of the works is optional. If the artist wishes to give the mandate to the gallery, a commission of 12% will be applied to the final sale price, net of VAT.

DELIVERY OF WORKS: delivery must take place between 12 and 19 June and the collection between 11 and 17 July. The assembly will be edited by the gallery, it being understood that the layout of the works is at the discretion of the gallery. The shipment will be at the expense of the artist, both for sending and for the return of the works.

VOTES: public voting will take place

♦ clicking on the star next to the photograph of the work on the website


Write an email to attaching

the form that you can download below

the photograph of the work in jpg format

copy of an identification document

N.B. The gallery reserves the right to exclude from publication works and texts that are harmful or contrary to public morality, or that have contents of an advertising, religious, political or defamatory nature. Entry to the competition is reserved for artists and is barred to gallery owners, critics, promoters, organizers of artistic events etc…