“We hope our contest will be a bridge to connect young artists, galleries and collectors and create opportunities for winners to introduce their art at home and abroad,” said veteran artist Uyen Huy, a member of the event’s advisory board.
|Pham Anh’s oil painting, Lap Phương (Cube), is part of Vietart Today 2016, a contest for painters under 40, launched by the HCM City Fine Arts Association and its partners. (Photo: facebook Pham Anh)|
The organisers invited Dr Ildegarda E. Scheidegger, former deputy director in Tribal and Asian Art of the Sotheby’s Zurich, Switzerland office, to join the jury. She works as an independent art publisher, curator and artist manager.
The organisers will present a first prize worth VND2.5 billion (US$110,000), including VND100 million (US$4,500) in cash, a tour to Singapore and a five-year exclusive contract with The V Art and Galerie Nguyen.
Second and third prizes are worth a total of VND2.5 billion. Consolation prizes will also be given.
The awards presentation ceremony is expected to take place in February.