The art residence in Lisbon, the exhibition in Vilnius and the monetary prize - this year was awarded the best young painter in the Baltic States. The international commission was most impressed by Monica Plentauskaitė. The Young Painter Prize in Vilnius was presented 10 times. On this occasion were opened four YPP exhibitions and two satelitte exhibitions in the capital of Lithuania. About 100 young painters from the Baltic States competed for the title of the best young artist. Monika Plentauskaitė was elected. According to the International Commission, in her work Monika managed to perfectly balance..

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Young Painter Prize celebrates 10year anniversary! This year the competition has 72 participant artists with correctly completed applications from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. After Jury decision for the main prize are compete these X YPP finalists: Arnolds Andersons / LV; Kęstutis Juršėnas / LT; Liisa Kruusmägi / EE; Linda Lagzdina / LV; Sandra Strele / LV; Laura Igovena / LV; Monika Radžiūnaitė / LT; Monika Plentauskaitė / LT; Justine Seile / LV; Jurgis Tarabilda / LT; Ieva Juršėnaitė / LT; Eglė Norkutė / LT; Solveig Lill / EE; Gabrielė Vingraitė..

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Young Painter Prize celebrates 10year anniversary! Invitation to YPP'18. The main prize of Young Painter Prize 2018: 2.000 EUR + a studio and accommodation in Artistic Research Center HANGAR, located in Graça, Lisbon, Portugal. Save the date: November 9th , 2018! Deadline: September 1st, 2018. Conditions for participation in the project: 1. All artists that have a degree in art or are studying it, as well as senior art students can participate in the project “Young Painter Prize 2018”. Applications for participation should be submitted.. 

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YPP'16 Winners!


The winner of Young Painter Prize 2016 is announced in Vilnius!

On October 28, Tsekh Gallery in 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.

Julija Dailidėnaitė, Arūnas Šileris and Mindaugas Klusas

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.

Rosanda Sorakaitė

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 age limit has been imposed deliberately as the organisers wish to concentrate only on those very young artists who have just graduated (or are graduating) universities and have not yet had the opportunity to appear in public. This category of young artists is most vulnerable and has the largest need for support.

The young Lithuanian painter Rosanda Sorakaite tells us a bit more about her creative work just after receiving the prize – 2500 Euros and the chance to work and live in art residency in Budapest for two months. 

Adriāna Vīgnere. “A little of everyday“ 7x7 cm, oil on canvas, 2016

Vita Opolskytė

Dovilė Bilkštienė