"NATIONAL UNITY' DAY" International Exhibition-Contest of National Arts

Day of unity


Title: "NATIONAL UNITY DAY" International Exhibition-Contest of National Arts

What the exhibition is dedicated to: the exhibition is dedicated to the liberation of Moscow from the Polish invaders in 1612 - a key event in the history of the Time of Troubles in Russia (1598-1613). The exhibition will present to a wide audience works illustrating national unity and its modern manifestation in the multinational Russian state.

There are three forms of participation:

1) Art print participation (you send file, we print and exhibit)
2) Artwork partiсipation (you ship artwork, we exhibit)
3} Personal partiсipation (you visit Moscow and bring artwork in person)

Registration deadline: until July 22, 2020 incl.

Exhibition dates: July 28 - August 2, 2020,
Working time: 12.00-19.00 (12 a.m - 7 p.m.)
Graduation ceremony: August 2, 17:00
Address: St. Petersburg, Bolshaya Morskaya St., 38 (Exhibition Center of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists).

Age Rrestrictions: 
Two groups of authors participate in the exhibition and competition: up to 17 years old and over 18 years old. Each group is exhibited separately.

Registration Sequence:

Stage 1: download and fill out labels for each work (download in format Word, PDF, RTF);
Stage 2: upload labels and photos to any file hosting service, you can download an archive (go to "List of file hosting services");
Stage 3: fill out an application form (click on the link "Application form"), links from file file hosting services are published in the questionnaire.

Exhibition sections: 
1) Visual arts: painting, graphics, watercolor, pastel;
2) Decorative and applied art: textiles, sculpture, decorative and applied art, crafts;
3) Digital art: photography, design.



October 22 (November 1), 1612, militia fighters led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky stormed China Town, the garrison of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth retreated to the Kremlin. Knyaz Pozharsky entered China Town with the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. On October 23 (November 2), the command of the garrison of interventionists signed the surrender, releasing Moscow nobles and other noblemen from the Kremlin at the same time. The next day, October 24 (November 3), the garrison surrendered.

In 1649, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich ordered to celebrate the Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God not only in the summer, but also on October 22 (according to the Julian calendar), when his first-born Dmitry Alekseevich was born. "Celebration of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God (in memory of the liberation of Moscow and Russia from Poles in 1612)" is preserved in the Orthodox and folk calendar today.

In the 20th and 21st centuries, the day of October 22 according to the Julian calendar corresponds to November 4 in the Gregorian calendar. It is this date - October 22 according to the Julian calendar, or November 4 according to the Gregorian calendar - chosen as the day of the state holiday.