SURPRISE QUITO - Call for Artists

Ecuador surprise quito call for artists artazCalling artists to join us in first Latin American exhibition for the support of the Ecuador earthquake victims.

The artAZ SURPRISE  benefit art campaign is crossing borders.

SURPRISE Quito is our first Latin American installment, taking place at Galeria Artik, in Quito, Ecuador, in September 2016.

This time we are mobilizing the international art community to support the victims of the Ecuador April 16th earthquake. To make it happen we have partnered with the leaders of the Ecuadorian art scene: Galeria Artik, Ghibli, Ileana Viteri, Mas Arte, Pentasiete and Z Lifestyle Gallery. Cosas and Casas magazines are supporting the international exhibition. Together we are supporting the work of the Desafio Ecuador non-profit organization.

We are calling artists to join our cause by creating a small format artwork.

SURPRISE is a campaign that mobilizes the power of art to offer help in major societal problems. The campaign runs to great success since 2009. In every edition of SURPRISE artAZ joins forces with hundreds of artists from around the world - from internationally renowned stars to fine art students - everyone is welcome to support our cause. 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".

You can find out more about SURPRISE by visiting the SURPRISE and PORTFOLIO sections of artAZ.

Participating in «SURPRISE» is easy. We ask you to create a small artwork, sign it at the back and offer it to support the cause.
Read the details below and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any further questions.


ARTWORK DIMENSIONS: 20 x 25 cm or similar

SIGNATURE DETAILS: Artworks must be signed at the back so that the artist’s identity remains hidden. You may also add a title, date 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 welcome, provided they are framed. 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. Ideally the artworks will be representative of the artist's personal style (feel free however to act outside the box and surprise the audience!).

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: We are accepting submissions right away and through to mid-September.
The exhibition will open on 22 September 2016. Prior to the exhibition at the physical space the artworks will be exhibited online, for the audience to study. We will appreciate your submission as early as you can and no later than 15 September 2016

Please note: Submissions are subject to approval. Send us a sample of your work first if we haven't contacted you directly.

The proceeds from the artworks’ sales will be donated to the Desafio Ecuador to support their efforts in working towards the reconstruction of the various zones affected by Ecuador's April 16th earthquake.

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


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