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The Rappaport Foundation has established a new prize, named after Ruth and Baruch Rappaport, to be awarded on a yearly basis over the next decade to two painters, a veteran and a novice, that live and work in Israel.
The award presented to the experienced painter will amount to USD 35,000 and the same amount will also be provided for funding an exhibition and a catalogue of the artistís work. The prize given to a painter who is not over 40 years of age will amount to USD 15,000, and the same amount will be offered to fund an exhibition and a catalogue.
The winners will be required to donate at least one art piece to the Ruth and Baruch Rappaport collection of Israeli art. The collection will be put on exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art at the ten year anniversary of the award.
"We are proud and happy to support Israeli art in this dignified manner, and to take part in the cultural creative process," said sources at the Rappaport Foundation.
"Through the prize, we hope to encourage young artists that will introduce contemporary elements into the artistic process and to attract the public to fresh and creative rising stars in Israel."
The first winners of the award are senior painter Nurit David, a graduate of the Art Teachersí College in Ramat Hasharon, and young painter Eli Petel, a graduate of the Art Department at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.
The panel of judges that will also award the prizes on March 16th consists of representatives of the Rappaport family and the Tel Aviv Museum, including Doron Sabag, Ellen Ginton and Professor Mordechai Omer.
Reproduced with permission: Ynetnews