Barbagelata International Online Exhibition



Dive into the depths of artistic exploration with our upcoming exhibition, where we invite visionary artists to delve into the enigmatic world of “Elements.” We seek artists to capture the essence of the four elements and pave the way for an elemental odyssey that transcends boundaries. Unleash your creativity and be part of an exhibition that celebrates the profound connection between art and the foundational elements of our existence. 


Throughout the history of humanity, the four elements – earth, water, air, and fire – have held profound significance across cultures and civilizations.

Earth, representing stability and fertility, has been revered as the provider of sustenance and the foundation of life itself. From agriculture to architecture, civilizations have depended on the earth for shelter, nourishment, and resources.

Water, symbolizing fluidity and renewal, has been worshipped as a source of life and spiritual cleansing. Rivers, oceans, and rain have shaped the development of societies, facilitating trade, agriculture, and transportation, while also serving as symbols of purification and rebirth.

Air, embodying freedom and intellect, has inspired awe and wonder, symbolizing the unseen forces that govern the world. From the breath of life to the winds of change, air has been associated with communication, intellect, and the divine.

Fire, representing transformation and passion, has been both feared and revered as a symbol of destruction and creation. From the warmth of the hearth to the power of the sun, fire has fueled innovation, industry, and spiritual rituals, symbolizing the eternal cycle of life and death.

Across time and cultures, these elements have woven themselves into the fabric of human experience, shaping beliefs, traditions, and art forms, reminding us of our interconnectedness with the natural world and the cosmic forces that govern our existence.

Exhibition venue: Online

Artists are welcome to apply to one or more elements:

Deadline: 15 April, 2024

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Deadline: May 30, 2024

Deadline: June 30, 2024


  • Open to artists of all nationalities, both amateur and professional.
  • Artists are welcome to apply to all open calls.
  • Only good quality images with the artwork clearly visible and in focus will be accepted.
  • Submitted artworks must be original works by the artist related to the theme of the exhibition. 
  • Submit your best artworks (max.6) in good quality and high resolution (max. 5 MB in JPEG or PNG format).
  • Provide a short biography, statement and artwork descriptions. 
  • Send your submission to
  • Open to all fine art media (oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, sketch, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art, etc.) except video.

Benefits for Participating Artists

  •  Promotion across our social media platforms.
  •  Opportunities for connection and collaboration.
  •  Promotional media files, posters of your work, flyers, videos.
  •  Publication in our online gallery.
  •  A digital Art catalogue of the exhibition.
  •  Certificate of participation for all artists.
  • Awards: All participants stand a chance to win exciting prizes, including a free solo virtual exhibition and an interview.

    Free Submissions

Voluntary donation: 10€

Contributing with a voluntary donation fee helps support our efforts in promoting your work. As an artist-run organization, we rely on community support to sustain our mission. Every aspect of our platform, from its design to its functionality, is crafted with the dedication and expertise of working artists. It’s a labor of love, fueled by the collective passion of individuals who generously donate their time and skills to support their fellow creatives. By participating in our exhibitions and events, you’re not only showcasing your work but also supporting independent publishing in the arts and contributing to making this project possible.


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