For eleven years now, the Young Painter Prize (YPP), an annual art competition project for the Baltic region countries, has been gathering the attention of art professionals and painting devotees from all over the world. This year’s winner has been announced during the award ceremony that was held in Vilnius on 8 November, 2019. The prize worth 5000 EUR has been awarded to Sandra Strēle from Latvia. The artist received a real ‘success package’: a two month residency in SomoS Art House, Berlin, a cash prize, and an opportunity to hold a solo show in “Pamėnkalnio” Gallery, Vilnius. Yet the most significant part of ‘package’ is that... 

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The project “Young Painter Prize” invites young artists from three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – to submit applications. The applications of participants must be submitted by 1 September, 2019. 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 XI Young Painter Prize; 2. Applications for participation should be submitted by the young artists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia; 3. The painting submitted for the competition should be created during the period.. 

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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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YPP'18 Winners!

 

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 painting technique and conceptual background so it speaks confidentiality and directly to the viewer, empowering us with its strength. Its even more encouraging as it comes from a young female artist. Talking about her family history, she's able to erase the boundaries between her story and the lives of viewers.

 

Monika  Plentauskaitė - The Female Painter (Self-portrait).140x110cm, oil on canvas, 2018

 

The Special Mention - autoriai Prize Winner / 1000 eur. 

Congrats Gabrielė Vingraitė

 

 


The Additional Prize Winner - The Rooster Gallery Open Prize / 500 eur.
Congrats Liisa Kruusmagi.

 

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