The Albania-NOW committee will begin accepting submissions from April 1, 2013 through August 1, 2013. The jury is seeking projects that represent the best of Albanian art and design. Projects that represent the evolution and re-imagination of the Balkans will be given priority.
Submission to exhibit is open to all Albanian designers, architects, and artists living and working in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and other Balkan nations. All designers that are not currently enrolled in a college or university must submit work as a Professional. Subsequently, to submit work as a Student, the artist or designer must be enrolled in a college or university.
Exhibition + Publication
All submitted work will be considered for both the exhibition and publication. The Albania-NOW exhibit will take place in Studio Couture Gallery in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and will be accompanied by a publication of the exhibition with additional work selected by the jury. Acceptance can be designated for the exhibit, the publication, or both, and is at the discretion of the jury.
Media & Submission Requirements
Submitted work will be received digitally through an upload to the Albania-NOW website. Non-digital work will need to be documented and submitted as a PDF or jpeg file. The Albania-NOW committee will make all efforts possible to assist with the shipping of work. However, shipment to Detroit, Michigan, USA, is the sole responsibility of the author. Artists and designers will be required to upload images of work for consideration along with contact information, a 150 word biography and a 150 word project statement, all written in English. An entry fee of $40.00 is required for all Professional entries. Multiple entries from a single author(s) is allowed. However, each submission requires a separate upload and fee payment. Entry fees are non-refundable regardless of submission acceptance or non-acceptance.
James C. Stevens, AIA
Martin Schwartz, AIA
October 1, 2012: Exhibit announced
April 1, 2013: Open for submissions
August 1, 2013: Closed for submissions
September 1, 2013: Announcement of work to be exhibited
October 2013: Exhibit opening
October 2013: Publication of Albania-NOW