The Amber Fair and their organisers offered a chance to showcase these unexpected findings within their amber contest. 100 artists from 20 countries applied for the catalogue´s shortlist and the prizes.
This broad spectrum opened the stage for wide consideration and deep discussion amongst the international jurors. Coming from various backgrounds - education, art and museum - the experts enjoyed a free exchange of diverse points of view. The jury came to unanimous decisions about quality and intensity and awarded the three prizes to young and coming artists. Additionally, they awarded 4 honourable mentions to highlight the applications´ high standards.
Barbara Schmidt, February 2018