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Painter Spaltro has eyes on Italian prize

10 August 2007 - Painter Baukje Spaltro may win the democratically awarded Premio Celeste. Among over three hundred paintings that have been entered, her ‘Weteringschans’ now ranks number seven.

Members of the public can vote to influence which artists will make it to the second round. Next, the finalists themselves will vote to decide who wins the prize. Spaltro hopes she will at least keep her position in the top-ten during the first round, because then her work will be included in an exhibition and catalogue of finalists.

The prize is an initiative of Steven Music, a British owner of an art gallery who lives in Italy. In addition to the original Italian prize, German and British versions have been launched.

The painting entered by Spaltro is part of ‘Breitner – Amsterdam Under Construction’ (BAUC), a series of colourful paintings of construction sites in Amsterdam, many related to the North/South metro line.

Spaltro is half-Italian and plans to live and work in a tiny village in Tuscany for a year in 2008. She intends to continue work on the BAUC series using photographs of sites in Amsterdam. The idea is to find out how living on the countryside and with different light will affect the paintings.

To vote, visit this website (do not be discouraged by the rather complicated procedure to prevent spam and fraud). More on BAUC

UPDATE 12 August 2007 - Spaltro has now moved to number 3.


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