The Best ArtVilnius’16 Artist – Zuzanna Janin (presented by “local_30” gallery, Warsaw)
The Best ArtVilnius’16 Lithuanian Gallery – Nulinis Laipsnis (0º)
The Best ArtVilnius’16 Young Artist, under 35 (Eur 1,000 prize by Law Firm COBALT, maecenas of the Fair) – Beatričė Mockevičiūtė (presented by 5 Malūnai Gallery of the Vilnius Academy of Arts)
The Best ArtVilnius’16 Gallery audience award – Ulf Larsson’s gallery (Cologne)
The Best ArtVilnius’16 Artist audience award – Linas Blažiūnas (presented by “Akademija” Gallery of the Vilnius Academy of Arts )
About 200 works of art were sold for more than 260 thousand euro. According to Mrs. Diana Stomienė, director of ArtVilnius’16, the statistical figures for artworks sold at the art fair are not precise. “Not necessarily all art sales should be completed during the art fair; many transactions are finalised after the fair. Art lovers and collectors often contact authors during the art fair, apply to experts for advice, look around, make bookings and purchase the works they liked later. Such transactions fall beyond our records, but we know they have to do with the art fair”, says Mrs. Stomienė.
This year, Lithuanian galleries and artists enjoyed exceptional success at ArtVilnius’16. The Rooster gallery sold even 8 works of art by young and promising painting artists Vita Opolskytė, Kristina Ališauskaitė, Andrius Zakarauskas and Auksė Miliukaitė. E.K.ART Gallery sold more than ten works, including photographs by Vitas Luckus and Vytautas Balčytis. Aukso Pjūvis Gallery enjoyed having buyers for more than 20 of gallery’s artworks. This gallery showcased the paintings by Aldona Gustas. Visitors of Meno Niša Gallery bought artworks by young painter Paulius Šliaupa and famous classic Rūta Katiliūtė. Baroti Gallery (KADS) sold out all paintings of Radion Petrov. Among other selling artists there were Monika Žaltauskaitė-Grašienė, Andrius Erminas, Eglė Rakauskaitė, Martynas Gaubas, Vilmantas Marcinkevičius, Pranas Gailius, Vytautas Kasiulis and Rūta Jusionytė. Kaunas photo gallery sold several works by Donatas Stankevičius from the series “Old drivers”.