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Vista Alegre launches International Illustration Award in Porcelain

The contest is open to all lovers of illustration with more than 18 years.

The historic Portuguese brand Vista Alegre establishes the International Prize for Illustration and Porcelain, whose first edition is already underway, in partnership with Tcharan Editora and Ílhavo City Hall.

This is an initiative of annual periodicity that has as main objective to enhance the illustration in porcelain, encouraging the construction of bridges and new dialogues between the illustration and the ceramic material, distinct support, which opens new paths to artistic exploration.

With registrations up to December 31, 18+, amateurs or professionals – this contest challenges the participants to make a graphic representation of a piece of Vista Alegre, and the creations must respect the theme chosen for this first edition: ‘Space’.

The blank canvas under which artists can give wings to their imagination will be the ‘Saturn’ dish, recently awarded the German Design Awards 2019, the prestigious international competition that distinguishes the excellence of world design, awarded by the German Design Council.

The winner of this first edition of the International Porcelain Illustration Award will be announced in April 2019, receiving a € 2,000 (two thousand euros) cash prize, shared by the Ílhavo City Council. There will also be a selection of ten works that will be part of an exhibition at the Vista Alegre Museum and the catalogue of the exhibition, to be inaugurated in May 2019.

This award aims to give continuity to the history that has been uniting Vista Alegre porcelain and illustration. The collection ‘1 + 1 = 1’, which associates Vista Alegre porcelain with creators of various disciplines, such as literature, music or cinema, to illustrators; the project ‘2i International Illustrators’, the result of a partnership between Vista Alegre and Ilustrarte – International Biennial of Illustration for Children, as well as the children’s collections ‘When I was born’ and ‘Once upon a time’, in partnership with the publisher Tcharan are examples of the perfect relationship between the art of porcelain and the illustration, which has been assuming an increasing importance in the offer of new products of Vista Alegre.

The first edition of the International Porcelain Illustration Prize is integrated into the third ‘Illustration à Vista’ event, promoted in partnership by Vista Alegre and the Municipality of Ílhavo, which launches the challenge of thinking illustration in its infinite and improbable variants, in different cultural and public spaces of Ilhavense territory.

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