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Event 2024 Exhibition Open Call

  • Date: December 23, 2023 - January 31
  • Open Call Application

    We are seeking passionate visual artists eager to showcase their creative talents at the vibrant Oaga Art Resort. Local artists are invited to participate in our 2nd Veyoge Gallery exhibition, hosted by Suvāsthi Gallery, scheduled for April 2024. We look forward to hosting your artworks once again.

    Applications open from 23 December 2023 – 31 January 2024


    Please specify the theme or themes addressed in your submission, enabling our curators to consider your work. If you prefer, you may choose from the following general themes for consideration.

    Intimate Reflections

    • Understanding self identity and expression. Who am I?
    • What makes you, you
    • Personal interests
    • Embracing differences
    • Restrictions and societal views

    We encourage applications in this category which touch on those ideas. We also encourage you to interpret ‘intimate reflection’ in a way which reflects your practice and your values.


    • The uncanny.
    • Speculative fiction.
    • What doesn’t exist?

    We ask artists to submit work which explores folk tales, personal dreams and fiction in exciting ways across all media.

    Sacred Realms

    • Describe different possible realms & realities.
    • What’s Holy, what’s Sacred to you? e.g.: exploring relationships of all kinds. Lovers, Family bonds, passion, a cause etc.
    • The universe & soul. Exploring outer and inner self, philosophies etc.

    We encourage artists to submit sketches and ideas that explore personal experiences and incorporate philosophical elements. Our intention is to foster a creative atmosphere that goes beyond the conventional. Focus on contributing pieces that are rich in depth, meaning, and a profound connection to their individual narratives.

    Application Process


    1- Please fill out the application form and submit your sketches and ideas through the provided link(s) at the bottom of the form.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    • Artists should be local, making it convenient to transport their own work to our Male office.
    • Artists must be at least 18 years old.
    • All visual art mediums are welcome. Whether you’re a painter, photographer, digital artist, or work with any other form of visual art, we want to see your stuff!
    • We strongly encourage artists from all backgrounds, especially those who are considering exhibiting their work for the first time, to apply. We value diversity and the exploration of new perspectives.
    • Important Note: We are committed to providing an inclusive and respectful platform for artists and art enthusiasts alike. Therefore, we cannot accept applications that contain profanity or explicit nudity.

    Selected artists will be notified by first week of February 2024, and successful applicants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the beginning of April 2024.

    No artworks can be deposited at our Male office until artists are invited to deliver them for exhibition.

    Selected artists will need to complete any incomplete artwork and deliver the artwork in its final condition to us latest by last week March 2024 (exact dates to be announced)

    Don’t miss this chance to be part of the thriving art scene at Oaga Art Resort and share your artistic vision with the world. We look forward to receiving your applications and experiencing the diversity of talent that Maldives local artists have to offer.

    *Please remember to consult our FAQ section for additional information.


    – Who are we?

    Suvāsthi Gallery by Oaga Art Resort is an artistic space platforming passionate talent from Maldives to the whole world. Conceptualized under our Fannuverin Fathuruverinnah initiative, Suvāsthi Gallery invites you to explore curated collections and retail spaces that represent a timeless taste of the true spirit of Maldives.

    In the ancient Maldivian language (boadha bas) Suvāsthi is a word (noun.) meaning an expression of happiness (އުފާވެރިކަން ފާޅުކުރާ ފާޅު ކުރުން). Just like Oaga, the dream of Suvāsthi Gallery was born through an intentional creative process of returning to our roots and learning what it truly means to be at home. Suvāsthi Gallery is inspired by Maldives’ deep history as a thriving ocean kingdom, brought to you by unbelievably talented artists expressing the moment with us here at Oaga Art Resort.

    Culture, tradition, craftsmanship and talent take center stage as we finally kick-off our vision for a collective platform that takes homegrown art beyond borders and creates new possibilities for local artists.

    – Why exhibit with us?

    • Prominent Exposure: Our gallery space is located in Oaga Art Resort, ensuring your work is seen by a diverse and engaged local and international audience.
    • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, and potential buyers, fostering valuable connections within the global art community.
    • Professional Support: Our team will provide support in curating and promoting your exhibition, ensuring your art is presented in the best possible light.
    • Artistic Freedom: We believe in fostering artistic creativity and expression. You have the freedom to showcase your unique style and vision.

    – How do you know I have been selected & how do you select your artists?

    • After submitting your artworks with your application via email, we’ll contact you through email or, if necessary, on Instagram. We appreciate diverse art forms and welcome artists exploring new and innovative approaches in their chosen medium. We seek those with a unique perspective on their medium or subject, ensuring a fair opportunity for all artists, especially those who haven’t been selected before. We also screen for inappropriate or offensive content.
    • At times, our calls are tailored to specific themes, as is the case with the finalized themes for 2024 exhibition. We seek artists capable of submitting works that align with these themes and subject matter. The artwork, however, can be portrayed in diverse ways, conveying various meanings. Interpretation is always left to your viewers.

    – Does all my artwork need to be framed?

    • Yes! When delivering the final artwork, all artworks need to be framed by the artist. (We will provide you with a list of partnered vendors for framing, art supplies, and printing.

    – Does all the artwork & frames need to be the same size, colour & style?

    • We accept:
      – Largest – 42 x 59.4 cm (This decision is informed by our experience, as travelers often hesitate to carry larger artworks due to concerns about the added weight with framed artworks. We cannot accept any artworks that are larger than this)
      – Smallest – 14.8 x 21.0 cm.
      – Round Largest: 40 cm in diameter.
      – Round Smallest: 10 cm in diameter.
    • The framing will be determined by the size of your artwork and the chosen surface material (such as canvas, paper, cardboard, wood panels, etc.). For Large artworks, based on the sizes provided, the frame size can extend 1 inch beyond the artwork’s dimensions.
    • There are no restrictions on the color and style of frames. We encourage all artists to opt for bold and colorful frames & styles for their artwork.
    Important note
    • Artworks on canvases can be showcased without frames. It’s essential to have the canvas stretched on a frame, and if sold, the canvas must be removable for packaging by rolling it up. If the canvas artwork is framed with glass, ensure it is not excessively heavy.
    • For resin artworks, be mindful of the weight of your artwork.

    – How will the artwork be mounted on the wall?

    • Currently, we use screws for wall mounting artworks. Ensure your artwork is equipped with a hook or string for proper wall mounting upon preparation.

    – How should I price my artwork?

    • Based on our experience in the past year, we’ve observed that many travelers are hesitant to invest in high-priced artworks due to the novelty of this concept. Whether you’re a first-time seller or a seasoned one, determining the right price for your artwork can be challenging. Set it too high, and your piece might languish unsold; set it too low, and you risk undervaluing your work.
    • When pricing your artwork, keep in mind the 30% commission, GST, and service charge that will be added on top of your actual price. Considering these factors, we recommend setting your artwork’s selling price in the range of $100 to $500 (inclusive of commission + GST + service charge)
    • If you require further assistance in pricing your artwork, feel free to contact us, and we will provide guidance.

    – How will you use my art?

    • We utilize your art exclusively for its intended purpose of featuring or promoting you. Only artworks from selected artists who have granted us permission are used—whether on our website, in printed marketing materials, emails, or across social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Proper credit is always given to the artists and/or the source of the artwork. It’s important to note that we do not replicate or reproduce your original artwork, and we do not acquire copyrights for your pieces (more details will be provided along with your consignment agreement)

    – What details do I need to provide before delivering the artwork?

    Ensure your submission includes the following mandatory information:

    • COA – Certificate of Authenticity (Various templates are available online).
    • Artist Statement and Bio (Limited to 100 words, preferably in the third person).
    • Profile image (high resolution) or an image that represents you.
    • Artwork Details:

      -Titles of each artwork and the year of creation.
      -Sizes in centimeters.
      -Medium or materials used.
      – Clear, high-resolution images without frames or other backgrounds. (JPEGs with a maximum file size of 1MB at a resolution of 300dpi – critical for online platforms).
      – Artwork price (refer to FAQ’s for guidelines).
      – Contact information (Contact number, email address and social media details, if any).
      – Inventory sheet of artworks.

    Apply here!
    2024 Exhibition Open Call