The announcement of the Grand Prize and Public Vote Prize winners of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize will be made during the 'Make It Better' Gala Dinner and Auction, held annually at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.
The Public Vote Prize is awarded to the work which receives the most votes from those who attend the exhibition or cast their votes through the Foundation’s online gallery or Facebook page. The Grand Prize winner receives US$30,000. Both winning artists are is flown to Hong Kong for the event.
With the exception of the winning entry, which becomes the property of the Foundation to be used to further its charitable work, all artworks are sold by auction during the Gala Dinner. The proceeds are split on a 50/50 basis between the artist and The Sovereign Art Foundation. This means the artist receives the same split as they would through a gallery, except higher prices are normally achieved by generous bidding from our patrons.
The auctions have acted as a spring board for many mid-career artists to achieve record prices, great publicity and a wider audience for their work. Notable successes have included: Rashid Rana, Qi Zhi Long and Haris Purnomo, among others. These artists were little known internationally when they entered our competition, but went on to achieve record prices at our event and quickly achieved international recognition and massively increased prices for their work shortly thereafter.
Please join us for what will be a wonderful evening full of art, special performances and dancing til' late! And please, bid generously.
When: 11 May, 2018
Where: Grand Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street Central, Hong Kong
Tickets: HK$2,800 each or HK$28,000 per table of 10 (includes wine, champagne and 3 course dinner).