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Painting and Drawing

“Everything you can imagine is real”
Pablo Picasso

Congratulations! We can’t wait to see your creations!

Discover Jurors and Prizes of the Painting and Drawing discipline by clicking on your European Area: Blue, Yellow or Green, depending on which country you live in.

REMEMBER! If you are selected, you can win:

  • a cash prize of € 300  
  • the chance to exhibit at the Semifinal Show of your Area
  • a ticket to the Final Show in Rome, Italy, during the prestigious MArteLive Biennial taking place in December 2021
  • the chance to take part in Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the summer of 2021
  • international networking, gigs, exhibitions and collaborations
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Blue Area

Countries included in this area are: Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom

Blue Semifinal Show takes place in Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Winners of the Semifinal shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

Selma SelmanSelma Selman

Selma Selman is from Bosnia and Herzegovina and is of Romani origin. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014 from Banja Luka University’s Department of Painting In 2018 she graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Fine Arts in Transmedia, Visual and Performing Arts. In her art works, the ultimate aim is to protect and enable female bodies and enact a cross-scalar approach to collective self-emancipation of oppressed women. Selman is also the founder of the organization ”Get The Heck To School” which aims to empower Roma girls all around the world who faced poverty and banishment from society. In 2014 Selman was the recipient of the “Zvono Award”, given to young artist in Bosnia. Selman participated in Tania Bruguera's International Summer Academy in Salzburg, “Arte Util” in 2013. In 2017 Selman was awarded “Trieste Contemporanea Award”, Trieste (ITA).


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania


MUSEO DE VARGAS Prize
Exhibition at Museum De Vargas. one work will be hosted in a group exhibition (SPAIN)

BATOR ART Prize
Group exhibition at the Bator Art Gallery, one work per person (POLAND)

PASTIFICIO CERERE Prize
Portfolio revision with curators from Pastificio Cerere Foundation (ITALY)

Ron Hicks Prize
Online consultation with Ron Hicks (USA)

Emiliano Donaggio Prize
Black and white drawing on paper by Emiliano Donaggio, quoted €1300 (ITALY)

AUTHENTICATION4ART Prize
Record of 10 works at Authentication 4 Art platform registration for artworks. Including the free use of the platform for an unlimited time and certificates (SPAIN)

LISBON ART STAY Prize
Exhibition and stay at Lisbon Art Stay Hotel (PORTUGAL)

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ArtSharing Prize
An artistic residency and an exhibition, lasting a minimum of 6 days at Art Sharing gallery in Rome (ITALY)

ART G.A.P. Prize
Participation in a group exhibition, lasting a minimum of 6 days at the ART G.A.P. gallery in Rome (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Yellow Area

Countries included in this area are: Armenia, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine.
The Yellow Semi-Final show takes place in Vilnius (Lithuania).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).

Jurors

Andrius ZakarauskasAndrius Zakarauskas                       Vilnius, Lithuania

Andrius Zakarauskas (born 1982), a conceptual painter, explores the medium of painting and the position of the painter in the context of contemporary art. Having graduated from the Department of Painting at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, the artist sourced the motifs for his early work largely from secondary realities – art history and film. In his later work, painting itself emerged as a central theme.  
Zakarauskas’s work has been exhibited at the Vienna Fair in Vienna, Art Cologne in Cologne, and Cornice in Venice. The artist has had solo shows at the Rooster Gallery in Vilnius, the Michael-Schultz Gallery in Berlin, the Andreas Binder Gallery in Munich, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Some of his most notable group shows are exhibitions at MO Museum in Vilnius, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, M. K. Čiurlionis Museum in Kaunas, the Art Quarter Budapest, and elsewhere. In 2009, he was the first artist to win the Young Painter Prize. In 2018, he was awarded a Bavarian grant for his exhibition at the International Kuenstlerhaus Villa Concordia and Instant Intax Prize at the Vilnius Photo Circle Festival in 2019.  His works are part of the National Gallery of Lithuania constant exhibition.

Linas JusionisLinas Jusionis                       Vilnius, Lithuania

Linas Jusionis (b. 1986) from 2007 to 2011 studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts where he did his BA and in 2011 completed his MA in fresco-mosaic studies. He is a finalist (2009, 2010) and runner-up (2011) of the international competition “Young Painter Prize”. He has been participating in group and solo exhibitions since 2009. Since 2011 he is represented by gallery “Vartai” (Vilnius).  
Linas Jusionis paintings usually contain elements of landscape, urban spaces and architecture, as a projection of his personal experiences. His works are always balanced between a specific treatment of landscape, or space in general, and a growing likeness to abstraction.

Povilas RamanauskasPovilas Ramanauskas                       Kaunas, Lithuania

Povilas Ramanauskas (b. 1987) graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Currently he is working as the lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Faculty of Kaunas and as curator at the gallery “Meno parkas”. P.Ramanauskas had over ten personal solo exhibitions and participated in more than fifty art exhibitions/projects in Lithuania and abroad. His main creative field is contemporary painting, objects and installations. He tries to question the limits of common understanding towards contemporary painting through the aspects of new techniques, materials and concepts of contemporary art. The idea of his artworks is to show that contemporary painting, or painting as a medium, is quite versatile on the whole: while absorbing other media, while mixing with other visual expressions, painting remains.


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Vilnius Art Academy Prize
A Reserved Space for Artwork in Group Exhibition at “5 Malunai" gallery in Vilnius (Fall 2021)

Kintai Arts Prize
A Reserved Space for Artwork in Group Exhibition at Kintai Arts gallery in Kintai (Summer 2021)

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania


MUSEO DE VARGAS Prize
Exhibition at Museum De Vargas. one work will be hosted in a group exhibition (SPAIN)

BATOR ART Prize
Group exhibition at the Bator Art Gallery, one work per person (POLAND)

PASTIFICIO CERERE Prize
Portfolio revision with curators from Pastificio Cerere Foundation (ITALY)

Ron Hicks Prize
Online consultation with Ron Hicks (USA)

Emiliano Donaggio Prize
Black and white drawing on paper by Emiliano Donaggio, quoted €1300 (ITALY)

AUTHENTICATION4ART Prize
Record of 10 works at Authentication 4 Art platform registration for artworks. Including the free use of the platform for an unlimited time and certificates (SPAIN)

LISBON ART STAY Prize
Exhibition and stay at Lisbon Art Stay Hotel (PORTUGAL)

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ArtSharing Prize
An artistic residency and an exhibition, lasting a minimum of 6 days at Art Sharing gallery in Rome (ITALY)

ART G.A.P. Prize
Participation in a group exhibition, lasting a minimum of 6 days at the ART G.A.P. gallery in Rome (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Green Area

Countries included in this area are: Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Tunisia.
The Green Semi-Final show takes place in Kracòw (Poland).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

“RonRon Hicks                       Denver, USA

Ron Hicks is an American artist and professor at the Art Students League in Denver, Colorado. 
Called "the kissing artist" (series of romantic couple’s paintings in the 30s scenery) and "a new kind of artist” compared to Degas, Rembrandt or Daumier. 
He mixes Impressionism with Art Nouveau. He exhibited at the Palm Avenue Fine Art, Florida, Saks Galleries, Colorado, Meyer East Gallery, New Mexico, Albemarle Gallery, London. 
One of his paintings is on the cover of The Strokes last album and his works appeared in the film, The Best Years by Gabriele Muccino.

“EmilianoEmiliano Donaggio                       Venice, Italy

Emiliano Donaggio is considered to be the father of Italian Pop-Art and Graffitism: Madonna and Elton John often wore his famous painted jackets.
Artist, painter, sculptor, fashion and furniture designer, he received the National Contest of Painting Renato Nardi Jury Award  in Venice. 
Emiliano Donaggio exhibited in Murano Glass, Café Florian, Biennale D'Arte in Venice, Barcelona (Moutse Fornos Matriz), Los Angeles, London (Saatchi Art Gallery and The Brick Lane Gallery), Biennale of Paintings in Ecuador, New York (One Art Gallery) and San Paolo.

“PabloPablo de Vargas                       Madrid, Spain

Pablo de Vargas is the Director and Curator of Autentication4art, the Ramòn De Vargas Foundation in Madrid and the De Vargas Museum, Sierra Norte, Spain. 
Ramòn, Pablo’s father, is a contemporary painter. The Vatican Museum acquired 2 of his works: The Blessed and The Burial of a Boy. 
Pablo de Vargas won many international prizes in France, Spain, United States, Italy and Belgium and his paintings can be found not only in Rome but also in Rio de Janeiro Fine Arts, Spanish Contemporary Art Museum of Madrid, Beaux-Arts of the City of Paris, Winona School in the USA, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Bilbao.

Cristian AvilésCristian Avilés                       Madrid, Spain

Cristian Aviles is a Chilean Painting Professor and Curator of Academia de Pintura Cristian Avilés, in Madrid, Spain. 
A Berlin art critic, Michael Nungesser, classified him as a representative of the new generation of Contemporary Spanish Realism. 
He also was one of the significant members of La Escuela de Chinchón, a group of artists that achieved high prestige in Europe. He exhibited in Plus One Gallery, London, Galeria Ansoreda, Madrid, Galeria Marieschi, Milan, in fiera Art Salzburg 2006, Galleria 44, Turin, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo FAIM 2009, Madrid.

“KATARZYNAKatarzyna Bator                       Szczyrk, Poland

Katarzyna Bator is the Art Manager and owner of the Bator Contemporary Art Gallery (Szczyrk, Poland), promoting leading Polish and foreign artists, especially in the fields of painting, ceramics, graphics, sculpture and artistic glass. 
Director of the OBOK Culture Association, she is also founder of three galleries in Italy promoting Polish art. 
She organised more than 70 group and individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad. 
She collaborates with Polish diplomatic and art institutions in Europe, Canada, Mexico, USA, and China. 

Marta MężyńskaMarta Mężyńska                       Krakow, Poland / Milan, Italy

Marta Mężyńska is a Polish artist and professor of painting based in Milan, recently awarded with the prestigious Arte Laguna Prize in Venice.
As an Urban Realism artist, she has exhibited in Italy in galleries, studios and institutions such as: Museo Marino Marini, Bergamo Arte Fiera, Superstudio Più, Spazio Papel, Punto sull'Arte, Spazio Arte contemporanea, Question Mark, Galleria Zanuso, Garda Café Art Salò, Galleria VIK, Affordable Art Fair, Galleria Hernandez, ARTGallery, Galleria Ashanti, Io Espongo, Toscana Art Fest).
Marta has also exhibited in her homeland Poland (WOAK Gallery, Katarzyna Napiórkowska Gallery) and in Switzerland (Il Rivellino).

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“Jo”anna Joanna Longawa                       Krakow, Poland / Rome, Italy

MArteLive Europe - Painting And Drawing Curator

Polish Journalist writing in Italian, English and Spanish based in Rome. Editor in chief and founder of the JL Interviews art magazine in English. Foreign correspondent of Trendy. Art of Living, a luxurious Polish magazine (interviews with Lina Wertmüller, Jo Nesbø, Alessandro Baricco, Krzysztof Zanussi, Alex Gross, Ron Hicks). Collaborator of Nasz Swiat, Ser Argentino, Unfolding Roma and Romeing. Translator, poet, event organizer. Author of the book, Le prove dell’esistenza, Albatros, with Barbara Alberti’s introduction and Federico Moccia’s note.


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania


MUSEO DE VARGAS Prize
Exhibition at Museum De Vargas. one work will be hosted in a group exhibition (SPAIN)

BATOR ART Prize
Group exhibition at the Bator Art Gallery, one work per person (POLAND)

PASTIFICIO CERERE Prize
Portfolio revision with curators from Pastificio Cerere Foundation (ITALY)

Ron Hicks Prize
Online consultation with Ron Hicks (USA)

Emiliano Donaggio Prize
Black and white drawing on paper by Emiliano Donaggio, quoted €1300 (ITALY)

AUTHENTICATION4ART Prize
Record of 10 works at Authentication 4 Art platform registration for artworks. Including the free use of the platform for an unlimited time and certificates (SPAIN)

LISBON ART STAY Prize
Exhibition and stay at Lisbon Art Stay Hotel (PORTUGAL)

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ArtSharing Prize
An artistic residency and an exhibition, lasting a minimum of 6 days at Art Sharing gallery in Rome (ITALY)

ART G.A.P. Prize
Participation in a group exhibition, lasting a minimum of 6 days at the ART G.A.P. gallery in Rome (ITALY)

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

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