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1st Salamander International Art Prize

Monteoliveto Gallery, in search of new artistic adventures, has decided to set out towards a new appointment dedicated to contemporary art which, as always, highlights and enhances its interpreters. With this in mind, the 1stSalamander International Art Prize was born, a prize dedicated to contemporary art.        

We chose the Salamander to represent our prize, as it was one of the animals that fascinated our beloved director, Chantal Lora, who sadly left us in 2022. Chantal Lora was also Monteoliveto Gallery’s co-founder and in the last 20 years she has carried out, with a smile, an energetic and passionate work, to make the gallery’s artists, coming from all over the world, known, throughout Europe with always original events.

For this reason and for many others, from the first moment we thought of dedicating this Prize to her memory. In this way her positive spirit will always be linked to the Art world

Any artist, with any type of artistic media can apply to the prize. All the participating artworks will be shown on a dedicated page and on our social medias. 20 artworks will be selected by the Jury, as finalists, and they will become part of a special catalog. Among them the Jury will choose the winner of the 1stSalamander International Art Prize. There will be also two other awards : The Public Award and the Monteoliveto Gallery Award. The three awarded works will be exhibited during the Awards Event in Paris, France and they will also be exhibited in one of the Monteoliveto Gallery’s events for 2023.

The Awards Event of the 1stSalamander International Art Prize will be held in Paris, on February 23, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm, during the second edition of Focus Paris, in the Monteoliveto Gallery Ephémère, 15 rue Saint Bernard, 75011, Paris