Professional jury

From October 1st 2020, when registrations for the competition are closed, the professional jury will start its work. These are all people who in their daily work deal with different facets of (contemporary) painting. First the professional jury will assess all entries (digitally) with a grade from 0 to 10. From the 50 nominees with the highest grades it will choose the 20 finalists, the top 10 and the winner of Painting of the Year 2020. The winner will be announced on December 1st or short thereafter via a personal message, the website, press release(s), newsletters and Facebook.

Leo van Heijningen

Leo van Heijningen (1955) is an art historian and the gallery owner of Kunstzaal van Heijningen in The Hague.

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Edwin Becker

Edwin Becker (1963) has been working at the Van Gogh Museum since 1992, specialising in visual and applied art from the fin-de-siècle, resulting in presentations of surprising and undiscovered themes and artists.

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Raoul Locht

Raoul Locht (1976) studied art and cultural philosophy and journalism at the University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam. 

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Special Catawiki auction

All 20 finalists will get the possibility not only to exhibit their work at the EuropArtFair in Amsterdam, but also...

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Social media

Painting of the Year also has a Facebook page and an Instagram account.

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Color of the Year 2020

How could Painting of the year NOT use the Color for the year for it's website?

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The 20 best paintings of Painting of the Year 2020 get a special sales exhibition at the EuropArtFair 2021 in Amsterdam.

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