The new colored booklet-catalogue – total result of all 4 exhibitions of Moscow International Festival devoted 100 years of March 8


The new colored booklet-catalogue – total result of all 4 exhibitions of Moscow International Festival devoted 100 years of March 8

is published and you can ordered it by e-mail esmont@list.ru  (write address)







IRIDA is  the Association of artists engaged in all branches of  fine art – ceramic, metal, wood, glass, textile and other media.

Handmade gifts from IRIDA artists  are objects of various creative styles meeting the most

exquisite  taste.

IRIDA  offer gifts and presents  for individual as well as for collective buyers .

You are welcome to make your choice  of material, creative style and to propose your idea.

The artists of IRIDA will be happy to follow all your suggestions.

Moscow International Spring Festival “Women in Art of Contemporary World”.

Devoted to the Centennial of International  Women’s Day March 8

May 6 – 16/ 2013


It is a great International Spring Festival of talented women of creative professions from Russia and different countries of the world.

The aim of the Festival is to present  the valuable contribution of women not only in preserving cultural traditions but in developing new ideas, forms and content of art.

The meeting of women-artists will help them to find a direct contact to better understanding of creative tasks and common problems.


“Irida” association of women-artists of Russia, Union of artists of Russia.

International Advisor – Dr.Yuen Chee Ling, Founder and President of International Women Artists Council.

State Patrons:

Ministry of culture of Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow department of culture.


Big International exhibition “Woman in Art of  Contemporary World” – Central House of Artists, Moscow, on May 6-16, 2013.



Vision of a woman-artist through cultural traditions, new ideas, forms and content.


Terms and conditions of participation:

Artists of any country of the world working in any techniques and materials of any concept concerned and relevant to the theme may take part in the Festival exhibitions.


Art works:

Each artists are required to submit 4-5 art works of high quality, that reflect a concept or thoughts related to the theme. One or two art works will be confirmed for the exposition.

Individual projects, installations, performances (on line or video) are welcomed

You can mark the theme or concept you want to show.


Called documents (only by mail to:

  1. Application Form (Form A)
  2. Succinct CV (curriculum-vitae) – 10-15 lines and your individual point of view on the theme.
  3. Your photo-portrait.
  4. 4-5 photos-illustrations of your personal works which you want to submit to the exposition (1-2 will be confirmed)
  5. The video taping of  your creative  process, slide-show or special subjects of video-art will  also be welcomed
  6. Booking room (Form B)

Documents  (Form B) will be send to you, if you agree to take part in this project and want to go to Moscow/.

Art works: framing, insurance, dispatches.

All art works must be properly framed (works by paper use plexi sheet) and a strong wire attached.

Artists will have to organize insurance for the time of dispatching their works to and from Moscow.

If you arrive personally you can bring your works with you, otherwise  you can send them by post or through your friend or colleague who will come personally.

Registration fee.

Registration fee USD / EURO 100 per person (+ the bank transfer charge of your bank).

Address for transfer payment will be sent you by e-mail upon receipt of Application Form.


A full-color catalogue of the International exhibition “Woman in Art of  Contemporary World” devoted to the Centennial of International Women’s.Day March 8 will be issued.

If you wish one personal page ( 1-2 pictures of your works, your portrait , CV) to be published in the catalogue you  will have to transfer additional 100 (one hundred) USD / EURO to our account.

If not, then your name will be included in a general list of participants only.

Each artist will be allowed to obtain two copies of the catalogue.


Deadline of sending your documents and photo-pictures is January 31, 2013.

Registration fee and additional payment for the catalogue you have to transfer not later then on January 31.

Visit of participants to Moscow.

After confirmation of your participation we can send you the invitation to come to Moscow.

For traveling to Moscow, you will pay for your travel by yourself.

If you need, we can help you to find a cheaper hotel in Moscow to stay (from euro 30 per night in a room for 2 persons). If you wish to book one room, the price will be from euro 60 per night.

For booking room you have to fill in a Form “B”.

The time of staying in Moscow and festival cultural programme will be specified.

Sale of art works.

If you wish to sell your work, indicate a price: a commission of  20% of the selling price will be charged on the sale of the art work.


The organizers reserve the right to reproduce any submitted work for educational research, publication and promotional purposes.


Maria Esmont

Chairwoman of “Irida” association of women-artists of Russia

Member of the Union of Artists of Russia

Member of International Association of Art – AIAP UNESCO

Honored Worker of Arts of Moscow.


Post address:  to Maria Esmont, Prospekt Mira, 68, “Irida” association of women-artists,

129110 Moscow, Russia.

Moscow International Spring Festival “Women in Art of Contemporary World”.

Moscow International Spring Festival “Women in Art of Contemporary World”.

Moscow International Spring Festival “Women in Art of Contemporary World”.

Moscow International Spring Festival “Women in Art of Contemporary World”.

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This is a union of professional artists of all kinds of fine arts. These are exhibitions and competitions in Russia and abroad. This is a stimulus to creativity and an advertising of creative achievements of women-artists of Russia. These are cultural contacts with colleagues all over the world, with other public and women organizations. This is a mutual support of women-artists and assistance in solving different social problems. We render charity assistance to weak and unprotected and search for sponsors for important cultural and social programmes. We are ready to present the works of our artists at exhibitions and galleries, at public cultural centers, at the fairs of art souvenirs.
Maria Esmont Chairman of the Creative Communities of women – artists “Iris” from 1989. Member of the Moscow Union of Artists, member of the Union of Russian Artists. Honored Artist of the City of Moscow

PROJECTS 1989. Establishment of a Creative Association of Women Artists of Moscow – IRIDA uniting 100 artists of all kinds of fine art. Maria Esmont was elected a President of the Management and occupies this post till present time. Since 1993 – “Spring Salons” – annual contests of women artists of Russia (The Board of Adjudicators is traditionally headed the Russian Academy of Arts. The main prize – a bronze miniature statue of goddess Irida discovers new names of winners who created the most significant works of fine art. Since 1998 – Organizer of annual traveling exhibitions of art works of Russian women artists through European countries - Eurotours - with participation of authors. 2010 In connection with 20th anniversary of IRIDA it was worked out and implemented a project of a festival “Women in Art” along with an exhibition “Creative Cookroom” which was displayed in “Novyi Manezh” – the Moscow state exhibition hall (Concept and curator activity of L. Bredikhina and M.Esmont) 1999 – A book of M.Esmont under the title of “Ten Years of Spring” was published. 2003 – An album-catalogue “Women artists in contemporary art of Russia” was published in connection with the decade of “Spring Salons”.. 2005 – A book “Women artists of Moscow. Their path in art” was published. M.Esmont acted as the author of a project and a compiler of a collection of 203 biographies of Moscow women artists. “The House of IRIDA” Is a popular art gallery and a cultural center.. These are regular exhibitions cum sale of the works of artists, the author original souvenirs and gifts. These are parties and concerts, studios of fine arts for children and adults. This is teaching of skills to make art souvenirs by those who need work at home, assistance in their selling. The artists of “IRIDA” fulfill orders: to work out a firm style and polygraphic design of printing products; to produce firm souvenirs, medals and prizes for different competitions in different materials.

Chronicle of cultural life
(Russian) Выставка фотографий “Aqua alta” anons December 13 artists of “IRIDA” participated in charitable action anons (Russian) 29 июня в Доме Ириды открылась юбилейная выставка Натальи Константиновны Шехтман – одной из учениц нашей взрослой изостудии масляной живописи.
IMG_0738 First exhibition-project “Great city to Russia” in Russian State library in Moscow (Russian) Выставка студии “ню” festival 14 New colored booklet-Catalogue Moscow Festival of women-artists – 2014
IRIDA_a The new colored booklet-catalogue – total result of all 4 exhibitions of Moscow International Festival devoted 100 years of March 8 IMG_9783 (Russian) Новый проект “Великие города России”. Пленэр в Великом Устюге. Июль 2013 anons International plenair in Pereslavl – Zaleskiy
Address:Prospekt Mira, 68.
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Project – 2013

Moscow International Spring Festival “Women in Art of Contemporary World”.


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Artists of IRIDA Creative Association fulfill orders

IRIDA is  the Association of artists engaged in all branches of  fine art