“Price for young artist from all around the world – the fifth edition of  Stanislav Libenský Award 2013”

Queen Anne´s Summer Palace in Prague Castle

20.9. – 1.12.2013

In 2013 will Prague Gallery of Czech Glass announce for the fifth time a prize Stanislav Libenský Award. The competition is open to young artists, graduate Bachelors or Masters, from all over the world who used glass in their final thesis.Initiator and the main organiser of the competition is Prague Gallery of Czech Glass. Co-organisers are Prague Castle Administration and Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

Jury is composed of distinguished experts in glass scene such as director of the European Museum of Modern Glass in Coburg in Germany Sven Hauske, owner of the Heller Gallery in New York Douglas Heller, head of glass, ceramics and porcelain collections in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague Milan Hlaveš, Czech glass-maker and pedagogue active mainly in the U.S. Martin Janecký, Emeritus Professor of the University of Sunderland in the UK Sylva Petrová, Dutch journalist specialized in glass Angela van der Burght.

The first prize is three-week summer residency in Pilchuck Glass School in the U.S. with course of own choice in 2014. The winner has thanks to it the unique possibility to work in the international environment, to meet foreign colleagues and gather valuable experience for their future practice.

The second prize is a one-week stay at the glass company AJETO. First three awarded objects will have the possibility to be auctioned at a glass auction organized by the auction house Dorotheum in the autumn of this year. Glass company Moser will award special prize for excellent design and quality craft work.