Call for entries: Vilnius International Calligraphy Competition and Exhibition

2022 05 03

We are kindly inviting European artists to participate in the Vilnius International Calligraphy Competition-Exhibition, organized by Kazys Varnelis House-Museum, department of the Lithuanian National Museum, Italian Cultural Institute and Vilnius Academy of Arts.

By encouraging artists to reflect on these difficult times when the strength and solidarity of European civilization is being tested once again, we look back at the origins of European culture and propose to write down the Latin phrase of the Roman philosopher Seneca:

Non exiguum temporis habemus, sed multum perdidimus

Exhibition of selected artworks will be held at Kazys Varnelis House-Museum in autumn, 2022. Kazys Varnelis (1917–2010) was a Lithuanian painter, who lived and worked in the US, a bibliophile, having accumulated a large collection of valuable art books, focusing on the phenomenon of the artist’s book and calligraphy.

The works should be created on paper, size A1 (594 x 841 mm). Please provide us with your contact details: full name, address, telephone number and e-mail. Artworks should be mailed to the Museum by June 20th.

Address: Kazys Varnelis House-Museum, Didžioji g. 26, Vilnius LT-01128 Lithuania

International jury will select and announce the winners. First prize is 1200 Eur, second – 900 Eur, third – 600 Eur, special mention – 300 Eur. If you have any questions, please contact the exhibition coordinator Indrė Urbelytė, tel. no. +370 (5) 279 16 44, email. [email protected].


Kazys Varnelis House-Museum

Italian Cultural Institute

Vilnius Academy of Art