The winner of Young Painter Prize 2016 is announced in Vilnius
On October 28, Tsekh Gallery Vilnius hosted one of the most important art events in the Baltic countries – Young Painter Prize 2016. Among 15 finalists a jury of art critics, curators and painters decided that this year’s prize would go to Rosanda Sorakaitė for the painting “Night Light”. Two Second Prizes were awarded to Adriāna Vīgnere (Latvia) and Vita Opolskytė (Lithuania), while Dovilė Bilkštienė (Lithuania) got the Viewers’ Choice Award.
Tina Kaplár, artguideeast.com / Hungary
Ugnė Bužinskaitė, Lewben Art Foundation / Lithuania
Oleksandr Shchelushchenko, TSEKH gallery, galerist / Ukraine
Andrius Zakarauskas, painter / Lithuania
Siim Preiman, Tallinn Art Hall, Curator / Estonia
Lino Lago, painter / Spain
The Patrons of Young Painter Prize: Lewben Art Foundation, Dali Van Rooij Rakutyte, Mindaugas Raila and the family of Nicolas Ortiz.
Young Painter Prize, held since 2009, combines the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian young artists with a common goal – to present their national identity, art school practices and personal creative potential. According to art critics, the project has become a kind of Baltic younger generation painting chronicler, an important platform for young artists. Moreover, this project aims to help its target audience in both Lithuania and abroad – art collectors, managers, curators – to discover new talent in Baltic States.
Learn more about the project here.