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Fine Art Festival Concept

The Fine Art Festival is conceived as a large-scale annual art event to familiarize the general public with the best art achievements where a spectator can discover new names and talents. Nowadays we have a paradoxical situation: most of modern talented young artists are barely known and their works cannot reach a wide range of audiences and connoisseurs. That is why the aim of the organizers of the International Art Festival "Traditions and Contemporaneity" and VERA World Fine Art Festival is a sincere genuine desire to help them to present their works at the international scale along with the masterpieces of well-known artists and recognized maîtres.

The International Art Festival "Traditions and Contemporaneity" and VERA World Fine Art Festival are the events of the international scale which are held since 2007 in Moscow and Lisbon.

Nowadays VERA World Fine Art Festival will be held in Moscow, Russia; Shanghai, China and Lisbon, Portugal.

The Festival, having gained weight in the international cultural life, has already become a traditional comfortable space for the works of young famous Russian and international contemporary artists, collectors, curators, and adds to the establishment of the international contacts and the improvement of the image of Russia in the cultural world.

The festival contributes to the aesthetic and patriotic education of youth, to the spread of the global culture ideology among the general public, and the achievement of the international harmony. The Festival is a vibrant and dynamic cultural project that has a cultural influence on the representatives of scientific, creative and business elite around the world, and its implementation is essential to preserve a cultural heritage, to develop a cultural dialogue between the countries and to strengthen a friendship between the nations.

The Organizers of the festival established an International Fine Art Prize, named "VERA". The winners in 7 categories will receive prizes and awards. This approach allows to maintain a competitive character of the Festival. A special prize in the art area – the bronze statuette "VERA" is awarded at the end of the Festival. A statuette is made by an Honoured Artist of Russia, a sculptor Vladimir Mitroshin.

For ten years of success in Russia and abroad, this Festival has attracted more than 5500 galleries and artists from more than 50 countries and 60 regions of Russian Federation and caught attention of hundreds of social media. More than 300 artists have been awarded for their works, more than 3.7 million people have visited this event.

For 2017 it is planned to organize the following special projects in the terms of the Festival:

1."Art of the Commonwealth of the Independent States" is a project represented by Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

2. "Far and Near" is a project represented by a world community – Albania, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chili, China, Columbia, Croatia, the Cuba, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malaysia, the Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San-Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenia, the UAE, Uruguay, the USA, the Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen.

3. "Noble Cause" is a special project for young talented artists with disabilities.

4. "Hero-towns of the Great Patriotic War. Sevastopol" is a special project.

5. "Unique dolls as pieces of Art" is intended for artists representing applied art.

The artists and art groups from all over the world are invited to participate in the VERA World Fine Art Festival.

The Organizers did not give a preference to any single art direction, so the festival will feature seven different categories: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, museology, photography and applied arts.

VERA World Fine Art Festival without doubts is a bright and important event on the horizon of the cultural and social life not only in Russia, but without any exaggeration, in the world's leading and artistic elite in general.