The 3rd Student Contest in Painting "Silver Easel" will be held in Uzhhorod


01 September 2017
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9-14 October 2017 in Uzhhorod, the Transcarpathian region, it will be held Student Contest in Painting "Silver Easel". Youth artistic event, which is carried out for the third time in a row in Transcarpathia, this time will have the status of an open one – students of not only Ukrainian but also foreign higher educational institutions are invited to participate in it. And actually today, on 1 September 2017, it is started the pre-selection for the contest.

The founder and organizer of the contest are Art & Culture Foundation Brovdi Art.

The purpose of the contest is: the identification and support of gifted student youth, the promotion of its self-realization, professional and creative development; establishment of communication and cooperation of young artists with the institutions of art market; creating the starting conditions for their successful creative and professional career; popularization and stimulation of the development of contemporary art.

The authoritative Jury will evaluate the work of the participants in three nominations: "Cityscape", "Portrait" and "Improvisation" and will determine the three best works in each nomination. The prize fund for each best work is 10 000 thousand hryvnias. In addition to nine prize-winners in mandatory nominations, among the participants will be determined laureates of special distinctions and prizes from official partners. The highest prize of the contest is the Grand Prix from the founders of the Art & Culture Foundation Brovdi Art. The laureates of the Grand Prix can be from 1 to 3 contestants who will receive grants for a trip to one of the cultural centres of Europe (Bilbao, Madrid, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Munich, etc.) and visit world-wide museums and galleries.

All participants will receive certificates of participants and valuable gifts. Competitive works of participants will be published in the art catalogue and will be exhibited at exhibitions.

The Organizing Committee of the contest provides free of charge accommodation, meals and transportation of the contestants within the framework of the Contest Programme; provision of locations, canvases, easels and props for the performance of competitive works; cultural and excursion programme.

Support and assistance in carrying out the event are provided by the general, information and other official partners of the contest. In particular, the partners of the contest are: curator and art critic Igor Abramovych, Anatolii Kryvolap Foundation, Voloshyn Gallery, The Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Cultural Initiatives Foundation ArtHuss, Stedley Art Foundation, Dutch company Royal Talens, Design Studio Sergey Makhno Architects, Ukrainian transport insurance company UTICO, Cultural and art portals ArtsLooker, Chernozem, Cultprostir, Art Ukraine, Hotel Complex "Ungvarskiy", regional TV channels and radio stations.

Application forms for participation in the contest are accepted from September 1 to September 24, 2017, inclusive. Register online, as well as to get detailed information about the contest, is available on the website

Contact details of the Organizing Committee: 1, Zhupanatska square, off. 7, Uzhhorod, 88000.

Tel.: +38(063)101-33-13

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“Brovdi Art” is a non-profit, non-governmental, cultural, and art foundation aimed at the creation of modern art space, implementation of innovative creative ideas and projects. Our profile - promotion of the creative activities of artists, identification and support of young talents; a foundation of art museums, expositions and galleries; organization of contests, exhibitions, plein airs, master classes; popularization of classical and contemporary art. In addition, information, cultural, and educational activities in mass media and social networks.

Student Contest in painting "Silver Easel" was founded as a national cultural and artistic event in 2016. It was for the first time held in autumn 2016: 44 young students from 22 universities of 13 regions of Ukraine took part in the contest of young talents (for more details, see The second contest was held in April 2017, almost 350 applicants from 67 universities of Ukraine, Macedonia and Hungary applied for participation in it. 51 students took part in the 2nd "Silver Easel", for one place was 7 people (for more details, see


The 3rd Student Contest in Painting "Silver Easel" will be held in Uzhhorod