artAZ Surprise 7 international call
Calling artists to join us in our 7th annual charity exhibition for the support of the homeless of Athens.

«SURPRISE», artAZ’s charity exhibition for the support of the homeless of Athens, returns with its seventh annual edition. More relevant than ever, the exhibition will take place in Athens, in late February (exact dates tbc).

We are calling artists to contribute to the cause by offering a small format artwork.

SURPRISE is a team effort of the artistic community to stand by our homeless citizens. Since 2009, once a year we join forces with 300+ artists from around the world to make it happen. SURPRISE works with a broad spectrum of artists, from internationally renowned stars to fine art students - everyone is welcome to join. All artworks are small format, are offered for the same symbolic price, and are signed at the back. The artist’s identity gets revealed only after the artwork is sold, hence the "SURPRISE".

Participating in «SURPRISE» is easy. If you have already supported one of our previous «SURPRISE» editions you know how it works: Just create a small artwork (recommended size: 18 x 24 cm), sign it at the back and send it to us. Please email us in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your participation and get the shipping address.
If this is your first time, please email us a sample of your work at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll get back to you with details as soon as we receive it. We will be happy to welcome your support.


DIMENSIONS: 18 x 24 cm (or approximate)

SIGNATURE DETAILS: Artworks must be signed at the back so that the artist’s identity remains hidden. You may add a title, date of creation or any additional info that you wish (optional)

MEDIUM / MATERIALS: We welcome all kinds of original works. Preferred technique is painting on canvas or other solid surface (e.g. wood). Works on paper are very welcome, provided they are framed (unless otherwise agreed). We also accept a limited amount of photographic works (subject to approval)

Please note: Artworks must be delivered ready for hanging on the wall (unless otherwise agreed).

SUBJECT: The subject is free. No special restrictions apply except refraining from using the exhibition’s cause as an inspiration point. Ideally, artists will submit artworks typically representative of their personal style (feel free however to act outside the box and surprise the audience!).

ARTWORKS SUBMISSION: As soon as you can and ideally no later than 20 February 2016 The exhibition will open at the end of February 2016 and artworks are, as always, welcome until the last minute. Prior to the exhibition at the physical space however, the artworks are exhibited online, for the audience to study. Try to send us your work as soon as you can in order to add it to the online gallery in time.

The proceeds from the artworks’ sales will be donated to the Homeless Support Program of KLIMAKA NGO. KLIMAKA is a social, non-profit organization, implementing diverse successful solutions for the support of the homeless since 2001. You can find further information about «KLIMAKA» here.

You can find out more about «SURPRISE» and its previous editions in artAZ’s SURPRISE & PORTFOLIO sections.

PLEASE NOTE: Most of the information you will need about participating in SURPRISE is provided in this page or via the links it features. Due to the excessive volume of work, we will not be able to reply to individual emails regarding themes that are already addressed here.

For further questions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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