FACE 2019 Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibiton
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The Sompo Japan Fine Art Foundation established the “Shorei-Sho Award” (“Outstanding Rising Artists Award”) for emerging artists and the “Seiji Togo Memorial Museum Grand Prix Award” for established artists in 1977. Since then, the foundation has been organizing exhibitions of award winners. It decided to start a public entry competition called FACE (“Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award”) to carry forward its 35-year mission of nurturing and supporting emerging artists.
The 7th FACE exhibition saw the entry of many attractive works from 870 emerging artists throughout Japan. The jury members selected 71 works of international appeal through a process of time-consuming consideration. The Grand Prix Award work will become a part of the museum’s collection and will also be shown at the next FACE exhibition. Additionally, one Grand Prix Award winner and three Excellent Work Award winners each year will exhibit in a group show of 12 artists to be held every three years. As stated in the motto “The gateway to the art world regardless of age or affiliation,” the selected artists range in age from 8 to 74 and their careers vary as well.