Online auction especially for Painting competition finalists

The VÚB Foundation feels the need to give a helping hand to artists and their work, who have been negatively impacted by the current situation – with exhibitions, galleries and auction houses closed.


And that’s why we have organised - in cooperation with SOGA auction house - a unique online auction from 19 May to 26 May 2020.

We invited finalists of the 14th annual Painting competition to submit selected work for an online auction to raise funds for their future work – which will bring artists and art supporters together.

It will be organised with the renowned and experienced SOGA auction house. Far from being a charitable event, this auction will be a serious opportunity to invest in attractive Slovak artwork. We aim to support up-and-coming talented Slovak artists today, who we hope will be household names tomorrow.

As well as announcing the 15th annual competition - with the results revealed in autumn 2020 - we will also organise a special online auction with the SOGA specialists. Finalists of previous years of the Painting - VÚB Foundation award for painting for young artists will have the unique opportunity to showcase their stunning artwork to eager collectors. The auction will be hosted at from 19 May to 26 May 2020, where you can also peruse all artwork featured in the auction.

Registration still open for the 15th annual Painting competition

Today’s young generation (up to 35 y.o.) of professional artists can submit their entries until 15 June 2020 to Established in 2006, this will be the 15th annual Painting competition – it has become a popular platform to showcase and promote Slovak artists’ work. Twenty finalists will be selected in the first round, from which an independent international jury will announce three winners in October. The VÚB Foundation is proud to support these young talents with a stunning EUR 20,000 prize fund. And the general public with an eye for art can check out the twenty finalists’ creative submissions for free at Bratislava’s Nedbalka Gallery.

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