Artists of the Baltic States will compete again for the Young Painter Prize

Young Painter Prize 2014 is again looking for new talents in the Baltic States and seeks to present the most perspective and significant painters of the young generation. Young Painter Prize Patrons: Lewben Art Foundation and Modern Art Centre, Dali Van Rooij Rakutyte, Mindaugas Raila and Nicolas Ortiz family.

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Young Painter Prize

Young Painter Prize 2014 is again looking for new talents in the Baltic States and seeks to present the most perspective and significant painters of the young generation. The selective exhibition of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian painters’ art works will take place in Contemporary Art Centre, 24 September - 19 October 2014. The finalists will be presented in Lithuanian Artist’s Association Gallery in the end of October. Moreover, this year’s event will be enriched with the lecture of one of the most important art researchers Barry Schwabsky.

Barry Schwabsky is a writer and editor based in New York. He is the art critic for The Nation and his essays have appeared in Flash Art, Artforum, London Review of Books, and Art in America. His books include The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, and several volumes of poetry, the most recent being Book Left Open in the Rain.

The project “Young Painter Prize” welcomes the participation of young artists from three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia). The main aim of the project - to present the brightest and most promising painters of the younger generation and to create an opportunity for public access to such dynamic new art. Moreover, this projects aims to help its target audience in both Lithuania and abroad – art collectors, managers, curators – discover new talent in Baltic States. This project is focused solely on artists under 30 years old from all disciplines who have acquired (or are in the process of acquiring) a diploma in art.

The project “Young Painter Prize” was initiated and carried out under the auspices of the painter Vilmantas Marcinkevičius and art critic Julija Dailidėnaitė-Petkevičienė. This project is a non-institutional independent project. Applications submitted will be considered by a competent commission, which, using the principle of anonymous assessment, will select fifteen works by the most talented artists. The works selected will be admitted to the final exhibition, from which a Grand Prize winner and three incentive prize winners will then be announced.

The project winners not only get the prize money but also the invitation for artist residence. This year’s main prize - 2.500 EUR and two months’ residence in Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, Norway, with a monthly grant of nom 8.000.

The International evaluation commission of Young Painter Prize 2014:
1. Arild H. Eriksen, art historian, Nordic Artists' Centre Dale director, Norway.
2. Laima Kreivytė, art critic, curator, Lithuania.
3. Gintaras Makarevičius, painter, Lithuania.
4. Barry Schwabsky, art critic, art historian, USA.
5. Iliana Veinberga, art critic, Latvia.
6. Andris Vitolins, painter, Head of Painting department, Art Academy of Latvia.

Young Painter Prize 2014 events:
The exhibition of Young Painter Prize is going in Contemporary Art Centre (Vokiečių str. 2, Vilnius) on September 24, 2014

In the exhibition you will see th artists of YPP'14:
Agnė Juodvalkytė LT, Akvilė Misevičiūtė LT, Alise Medina LV, Dalia Juodakytė LT, Darius Jaruševičius LT, Dārta Hapanioneka LV
Diana Lõhmus EE, Donara Manukian LT, Dovilė Bilkštienė LT, Eglė Butkutė LT, Einārs Timma LV, Ella Mežule LV, Galintas Laurišas LT, Ieva Juršėnaitė LT, Igor Filjushin EE, Joakim Kuusemaa EE, Joana Kairienė LT, Justė Svirskaitė LT, Krista Dzudzilo LV, Kristaps Priede LV, Kristina Ališauskaitė LT, Leonid Alekseiko LT, Liisa Kruusmägi EE, Marie Kõljalg EE, Mart Vainre EE, Raitis Hrolovičs LV, Rasa Vilčinskaitė LT, Rodion Petrov LT, Veiko Klemmer EE, Zane Veldre LV.

Winners of YPP:
Andrius Zakarauskas / 2009, Jolanta Kyzikaitė / 2010, Jonas Jurcikas / 2011, Martynas Petreikis / 2012, Zane Tuča / 2013

On 24 October at 18:00 the award evening of Young Painters Prize in Lithuanian Artist's Association Gallery (Vokiečių str. 2, Vilnius).
On 25 October at 15:00 – Morandi's Window: The Place of the Contemporary Artist. The lecture by writer and art critic Barry Schwabsky in National Gallery of Art (Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius)
The exhibition of finalists of Young Painter Prize 2014 in Lithuanian Artist's Association Gallery (Vokiečių str. 2, Vilnius) on October 24 – 31, 2014.

Young Painter Prize 2014 Patrons:
Dali Van Rooij Rakutyte, Mindaugas Raila, Nicolas Ortiz family, Lewben Art Foundation and Modern Art Centre.

Moments from Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary where two installations by Žilvinas Kempinas are presented Solo exhibition of Deimantas Narkevičius "Sounds Like the XX Century"
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