ORSONI PRIZE 2009
International Award for Mosaic Fine Art
Source: Bella Figura Communications
Venice, Italy.............. Orsoni Smalti Veneziani is proud
to announce the winners of the Orsoni Prize 2009, the International Award
for Mosaic Fine Art. The Grand Prize has been awarded to Julie
Richey for her sculptural work, Night Shirt.
Richey will receive Euro 1,000 and a trip to Venice, Italy to attend a
1 week Master in Mosaic workshop at Orsoni. Her award winning mosaic will
be exhibited at the Angelo Orsoni Gallery.
The jurors, Lucio Orsoni, Honorary President, Angelo Orsoni and Pino Bisazza,
President, Trend Group chose Night Shirt because of the artist's
exceptional success in depicting an "atmospheric landscape of pure
poetry that harmonizes with sculptural form of the clothing."
Honorable Mention was awarded to Magda Busetto for creating the "the
startling effect of being watched." Busetto will receive 3 kilos
of Orsoni 24 k gold mosaic. In addition 3 Finalists were named, Kate Kerrigan,
Greg Haas and Angela Staehling. Each of these artists will receive 1 kilo
of Orsoni 24k gold mosaic.
To see more of these mosaics visit Orsoni
This year 98 submissions were received from 15 countries. All submissions
will be posted on the Orsoni web site www.orsoni.com
in October 2009. The biennial prize will be offered again in 2011.
Orsoni Smalti Veneziani has been producing smalti and 24 k gold mosaic
since 1888 in the Cannaregio district of Venice, Italy. In 2008 Orsoni
was awarded the Premio Firenze Donna, Italy's prestigious cultural award.
The Master of Mosaic workshops located at the foundry are taught by Maestra
Antonella Gallenda throughout the year. Participants stay at Domus Orsoni,
the enchanting bed and breakfast located steps away from the mosaic studio.
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