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Festival Culmination

 

The culmination of the 39th edition of Legnica Festival SILVER is behind us. On May 18 and 19, vernissages of all 25 exhibitions organized within the framework of this year's Festival took place as well as various accompanying events such as the enthronement of the Golden Thumb - the patron of the Festival, concert or popular science seminar. Once again, for two days Legnica was a real Mecca for jewellery artists, experts and enthusiasts from all over the country and many corners of the world. The weather, the artists and fans of jewellery and the Festival itself did not disappoint, and it can be said that from the Railway Station to the Knights' Academy, Legnica actually breathed SILVER.

 

Announcement of winners and distribution of prizes at the 27th International Jewellery Competition Illusion was traditionally held in the hall of the Old Town Hall. The results of the Competition for the poster were known before, as the winning poster traditionally promotes the Jewellery Competition. This year, the author of the winning poster is Michał Gierałtowski. In the Photography Competition Monika Kozłowska won the First Prize, Bogusz Jan Szulc – the Second, and Rafał Donica the Third Prize. Distinctions were given to: Krzysztof Flis, Elwira Kruszelnicka, Małgorzata Madej, Katarzyna Tsynkel.

The international jury of the 27th International Jewellery Competition awarded the following prizes:

1st Prize (Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage) - Kyung Jin Kim (South Korea);

2nd Prize (Award of the Marshal of Lower Silesia) - Akiko Kurihara (Japan / Italy);

3rd Prize (Award of the Mayor of Legnica) - Sanghee Park (South Korea);

4th Prize (Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica) - Marion Delarue (France);

Special Prize (Silver Spur) - Mari Syren (Finland).

In addition to the above prizes that are within the jury competence, the following artists were awarded prizes and distinctions from culture and art institutions and organizations:

Satoshi Nakamura (Japan) - Inhorgenta Munich Fair Award;

Eszter Sára Kocsor (Hungary) - Polish Jewellery Award;

Akiko Kurihara (Japan / Italy) - Joachim Sokólski Award funded by the Polish Modern Art Foundation;

Georg W. Dobler (Germany) and Timothy Information Limited (Great Britain) - Awards of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica;

Silvia Walz (Spain / Germany) - Distinction from the Association of Goldsmithing Artists;

Felicity Peters (Australia) - Distinction from the International Amber Association;

Margit Jäschke (Germany) - Distinction from HOPEA Company.

During the culmination, the President of the City of Legnica Tadeusz Krzakowski was honoured twice. He received a statuette from the Association of Goldsmithing Artists for the organization and financial support of Legnica Festival SILVER and Golden Ring from the Gallery of Art in Legnica for long-term and reliable support of LFS, solidarity and trust in the management and the Gallery team and faith in the artistic quality of the Gallery's projects.

The Gallery also distinguished other people and institutions for their support for the Festival. Silver Rings were awarded to: Jerzy Janeczek and Sławomir Kępa - owners of JAKS Printing House, Joanna Biernacka and Agata Białek - representatives of Inhorgenta Munich and Anna Dyduk, Robert Pytlos and Marcin Tymiński.

Culmination celebrations are behind us, but 25 exhibitions of Legnica SILVER can be seen until June 10. All those who have missed these events are invited to view the photo-report on our website and, of course, to visit the silver exhibitions themselves. 

 

 

 

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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2018 
Dates:  1st May - 1th June 2018

 

Culmination: 18th – 19th of May 2018
Venue: Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

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