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Call For Artists

PhotAinX - Int’l Photo Painting Expo Bonn

Dear artist and friend,

after organising the „InstantCologne – Int’l Instant Art Expo“ for the fourth time this year and making it one of the most important instant art exhibitions in Europe – with 45 artists from 14 countries – we would like to invite you to participate in an exclusive event.

The new PhotAinX – Int’l Photo Painting Expo Bonn“

A deluxe 3-day presentation of the top league of international Photo Painting Artists.

The number of participants is limited to 15 artists, so your artwork will have plenty of room to impress our visitors!

The PhotAinX – Int’l Photo Painting Expo Bonn“ will be curated by Maruan Bahrour and by Alexander Buss.


The “PhotAinX will run from Sep. 15th until 17th, 2023 at The Stage Gallery in Bonn.
  1. You send us your photos (only digital files) and we print them!
  2. You can choose between 2 presentation options: Package A (4 x 40/60 cm) or B (2 x 50/75 cm) Attention: All submitted motifs must have the same format (portrait or landscape)!
  3. You decide whether you want to offer your artwork for sale. If so, we offer each unlimited photo print for EUR 170,-
  4. The Stage Gallery charges a 25% commission on all sales.
  5. Artists whose work has been exhibited in our gallery may collect their photographs from the gallery free of charge within 30 days. After 30 days, the gallery will destroy the unclaimed prints.
  6. The participation fee includes printing of your photos, hanging, press releases, invitations, opening evening and support.
  7. Participation fee: EUR 289,- (incl. VAT). Extra fees apply for payment with PayPal.


If you want to be part of the “PhotAinX 2023“, please send us an e-mail with the following informations:

In the email subject line:
Application PhotAinX 2023

In the text field of the e-mail:
  1. Name:
  2. Artist name (how you would like to be displayed in the expo):
  3. Address (street, house number, postal code, city):
  4. E-mail address:
  5. Telephone Number:
  6. Website (if available):
  7. Instagram name (if available):
About the artworks:
Please send us the artworks you would like to exhibit only via a WeTransfer link in the same E-Mail.
Requirements: RGB, JPG format, 800 px (the longest side) at 72 dpi.

The file names must be as follows: Lastname_Firstname_1.jpg, Lastname_Firstname_2.jpg,… etc.

Please state this in the mail:

Title of each photo:
Year of origin:
Package requested: A or B
Photos for sale: Yes or No

Send your application to:

Please note: When your application is accepted, you’ll get an e-mail with details to pay the participation fee (EUR 289,- incl. VAT)!

With your application, the exhibition conditions below are deemed to be accepted.

Deadline for application: July 17th, 2023

All participants will be announced July 24th, 2023

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  1. You are the sole author and creator of the works/photos.
  2. The works/photos do not infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of third parties, do not infringe the personal rights of third parties, do not contain trademarks of third parties and do not violate other laws.
  3. Any person depicted in the works/photos has given you permission to do so.
  4. All participants agree to indemnify „The Stage Gallery“ in full against all royalties, fees and other financial obligations to any person arising from any breach of the foregoing.
  5. Royalties in the works shall not be assigned to „The Stage Gallery“ at any time. The copyright in the works shall remain with the authors and only with them.
  6. The copyright of the works/photographs during and after the exhibition remains with the artists.
  7. All photographs used by The Stage Gallery will be clearly labelled with the name of the photographer. If this has been overlooked, it will be corrected immediately upon mention.
  8. All participants agree that all photographs submitted may be used by „The Stage Gallery“ for publicity purposes.
  9. Artists grant „The Stage Gallery“ the right to use their images to promote the exhibition, for display on „The Stage Gallery“ website and for inclusion in an exhibition catalogue.
  10. „The Stage Gallery“ may use all entries submitted for marketing and promotional purposes in any media, with no financial compensation.
  11. The artist is responsible for the punctual/timely delivery and collection of his/her artwork. The Stage Gallery will not cover any costs for transport and possible fees for import or customs.
  12. The artworks are not insured against damage and theft during the exhibition!

The presentation of the works is the responsibility of the gallery team, whose decision is final.

Written registration by e-mail obliges to participate. A refund of the participation fee is excluded.

Final provisions:

By registering, the participant accepts the exhibition conditions. The place of performance and jurisdiction for all services and obligations relating to the exhibition of „The Stage Gallery“ is Bonn.

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