For the fifth year running, Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) is holding an exhibition of the Students Prize Portugal to showcase the 30 finalists’ student artworks of this year’s competition.
Secondary school students throughout Portugal were invited to participate, with the finalists being chosen by an elite group of judges in the art world.
The exhibition is running until September 3 at the Galeria Lady in Red in Lagoa, a huge gallery with over 400 pieces of art displayed in what used to be part of the local wine cooperative.
This is the final exhibition of the artworks that have been shown in Porto, Lisbon and Estremoz where they were displayed alongside SAF’s 1st Portugal Prize for professional artists.
Some of the artwork from both prizes can be purchased, through a ‘silent auction’ on www.SovereignArtFoundation.com and funds raised from the sale will be split evenly with the artists themselves and Associação SAF, the Portuguese arm of the Sovereign Art Foundation whose aim is to bring therapeutic benefits of art to disadvantaged children in Portugal.
SAF was established in 2003 and runs professional and student prizes in Asia, Africa and Europe and would like to thank all sponsors of their prizes for their support in particular Jeweller Maria João Bahia, Howard’s Folly, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Fundação da Juventude and Lady in Red – Galeria de Arte.