George Muscat | 5th National Arts Competition
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17 Sep 5th National Arts Competition

Aleksandar Matic with his painting FIGURAL ll won the 5th National Art Competition organized by the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. The Prize Giving Ceremony was held at the Trade Fairs Complex in Naxxar, where the Exhibition is being held (Hall I).

5thnationalArtist George Muscat, with his sculpture MAGMA came second, with Nicholette Vella, with her painting KLANDESTINI finishing third. Louhimies Lemmikki with her painting THE JOY AT THE SEA and Graham Gurr with SHEPHERD won the two Consolation Prizes. Valerio Schembri with his untitled ceramic and Adrian Abela with his painting REMIND ME TO FORGET YOU won an Honourable Mention. The Ceremony was opened with an address by Mr Paul Asciak, President of the Society. Ms Isabelle Borg, the Curator of the Exhibition gave her views on the exhibition. After the announcement of the winners, Dr Francis Zammit Dimech, Minister for Tourism and Culture gave his address.

The Prizes where then presented by Dr Francis Zammit Dimech. A Partecipation Certificate was also presented to all partecipating artsits.The Competition is once again being sponsored by the Malta Trade Fairs Corporation/Fairs and Exhibitions Ltd.

113 artists exhibited 177 works of art between them.