On December 10, 2021, the solemn culmination of the All-Ukrainian Project for young artists, “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” took place. The exhibition “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2021 was presented at the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv (20 Svobody Avenue). The exhibition presents 198 works: 137 of them are the best works of the competition program, 71 works are the best works of art of the participants of the educational program “Art Palette”, which is implemented annually under the Project.
In 2021, more than 700 works of art by young artists aged 5–16 from 22 regions of Ukraine were submitted to participate in the Project. Thanks to the support of the Lviv Regional State Administration, this year, the organizing committee of the PROSTO NEBYLYTSI Project was able to increase the number of participants in the Art Palette educational program to five centers in the region where children are deprived of parental care and special needs. More than seven dozen of the best works of art of the active participants of the Art Palette program were presented at the exhibition “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2021.
The program of the solemn event began with a welcoming speech by Artistic Director and General Coordinator of the Project Andriy Sendetskyy, General Director of the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv Igor Kozhan, patrons and partners, including General Manager of Ibis Style Center Lviv Olivier Crossus, and honored guests. representatives of the international community.
The official presentation of the Project’s postage stamp, which has been issued by UKRPOSHTA for the sixth year in a row, is an excellent perennial part of the holiday. During the event, the solemn redemption of the PROSTO NEBYLYTSI 2021 stamp took place, which was attended by Yevhen Savchuk, General Director of the Lviv Directorate of UKRPOSHTA; Igor Kozhan, Director General of the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv; member of the international qualification board of the project “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2021 Alina Honcharova; artistic director of the Project Andriy Sendetskyy.
The exciting ceremony of announcing the results of the 2021 Project began with the presentation of awards and gifts to the educational program participants of the Art-Palette Project, who, thanks to the organizing committee’s efforts, arrived for the solemn event. Pupils of Pidhirtsi specialized boarding school sincerely and joyfully accepted gifts; orphanage “Native House”, located in the village of Sasiv, Zolochiv district; Velykolyubynsky Training and Rehabilitation Center.
For the eleventh year in a row, young artists from different regions of Ukraine have the opportunity to present their work in the All-Ukrainian Art Marathon and receive an evaluation of their creative product from the International Qualification Board, which usually includes practicing professional artists, art critics and gallery owners. The International Qualifications Board is renewed every year, so this year is no exception.
The International Qualification Board of the All-Ukrainian Project for Young Artists “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2021 includes:
Alexandra Bryksa is an artist, country head of IWS Czech Republic, Leader of Czech and Slovak artists at FabrianoInAcquarello. Prague, Czech Republic.
Alina Honcharova is an artist, head of the NGO “Pektoral”, leading teacher of arts and crafts at the Art Center ZELO. Poltava, Ukraine.
Veneta Docheva is an artist, ambassador of the Mondial Art Academia, International Pigment Testing Expert for Eureka&Rockwell, Canada. Sofia, Bulgaria.
Tetiana Kara-Vasylieva is a doctor of art history, academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, head of the Department of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts of the Maksym Rylskyi Institute of Art Studies, Folklore, and Ethnology. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Roman Opalynskyi is an honored artist of Ukraine, meritorious activist of culture in Poland, ambassador of the Mondial Art Academia. Lviv, Ukraine.
Bohdan Tkachyk is a people’s artist of Ukraine. Ternopil, Ukraine.
Olena Tsymbaliuk is a doctor of philosophy, associate professor of the Department of Graphic Design and Book Art at the Ukrainian Academy of Printing. Lviv, Ukraine.
Natalia Studenkova is an artist, a member of the Union of Slovak Artists at UBS, representative of Slovakia IWS Slovakia in the International Watercolor Society IWD Glob. Kosice, Slovakia.
For the sake of objectivity and transparency in the evaluation of creative applications, all members of the Board had the opportunity to individually review and evaluate the competition entries of the Project participants. The works that received the highest rating were included in the exhibition collection “PROSTO NEBYLYTSI” 2021. The best of the best were nominated for special awards and received the title of Laureate of the first, second, and third degrees (first, second, third place).
1 DEGREE LAUREATES
2 DEGREE LAUREATES
3 DEGREE LAUREATES
SPECIAL AWARDS RECEIVED:
Анастасія Зазуляк 8р. Моршин
Анастасія Кушнір 16р. Хмельницький
Анастасія Царицанська 5р. Кремінна
Валерій Борисов 7р. Одеса
Валерія Федак 14р. Львів
Вікторія Краус 11р. Херсон
Вікторія Листван 16р. Львів
Дарина Гудзик 13р. Львів
Дмитро Король 9р. Токарі
Єва Борисова 15р. Одеса
Єва Лукіна 6р. Львів
Євгенія Летюка 7р. Суми
Кіра Харченко 15р. Суми
Ксенія Чернява 14р. Херсон
Ліка Заболотня 9р. Шостка
Марина Калініченко 12р. Гребінка
Марта Голубовська 14р. Львів
Михайло Кунько 13р. Львів
Надія Пилипишин 12р. Львів
Олександра Ладика 15р. Львів
Соломія Власюк 10р. Лапаївка
Софія Данч 12р. Гребінка
Ян Нонка 14р. Зіньків
The Grand Prix has not been determined again in any age category this year. The Organizing Committee expresses great gratitude and respect to all partners, patrons, and benefactors who support the implementation of the Project not by loud public appearances but by their real actions, deeds, and assistance. Thanks to the dedicated work of the organizing committee, volunteers, benefactors, and partners for eleven years, the Project is implemented at a high international level, worthily promoting the presence of Ukrainian art among the world community.
Special thanks to the Lviv Directorate of UKRPOSHTA, which restored the long tradition of being a postal partner of the Project this year. So, thanks to this cooperation, most of the participants who could not attend the awards ceremony in person will be able to receive them as a nice bonus to their success this year.
Many thanks to all participants of the Project for your persistent, creative activity, which, regardless of the results of the competition program of the Project, causes sincere surprise and admiration of all involved in its organization and implementation. Health, good luck to all, and constant inspiration!