Luxembourg Art Prize 2019~

The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).
• No age limit on submissions
• Open to amateur and professional artists
• All nationalities are eligible
• Open to artists from all the countries of the world

Entry fee to be paid by candidates is €55  ~

Call for submissions 2019~
Candidates must submit their applications electronically via the website before April 30 at 23:59:59 (Luxembourg time)

March 27, 1790~ Modern shoelace with aglet patented

An aglet is the small plastic or fiber tube that binds the end of a shoelace (or similar cord) to prevent fraying and to allow the lace to be passed through an eyelet or another opening. This comes from the Latin word for “needle.” The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) was first invented in England in 1790 (first recorded date March 27). Before shoestrings, shoes were commonly fastened with buckles.

Shoes, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh

1888 / Oil on canvas / 18”x21 3/4” / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Previous March 27 posts:

March 27~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Edward Steichen: Born March 27, 1879

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901-August 25, 2000)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/27~

March 26, 1812~ First appearance of the term “Gerrymander”

The Gerry-mander. A New Species of Monster / Editors, Boston Gazette

1812 / Cartoon in Boston Gazette / Library of Congress Newspaper, Serials and Government Publications Division

Previous March 26 posts:

March 26~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Tennessee Williams: Born on March 26, 1911

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/26~

March 24, 1603~ James VI of Scotland ascends to the English throne

King James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, at 20
attributed to Adrian Vanson

c.1586 / Oil on panel / 13 3/4”x10” / National Trust for Scotland, Falkland Palace & Garden

Previous March 24 posts:

March 24~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Edward Weston: Born March 24, 1886

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/24~

March 20, 1923~ Picasso’s first U.S. solo show in a noncommercial setting

Catalogue Cover for Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso

1923 / Catalogue of exhibition of original drawings by Pablo Picasso
Presented in The Art Institute of Chicago; hosted by The Arts Club of Chicago

Previous March 20 posts:

March 20~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Art Forger Eric Hebborn: Born March 20, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/20~

March 18, 1990~ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft

Chez Tortoni by Édouard Manet

c.1875 / Oil on canvas / 10 1/4”x13 3/8” / Stolen from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Previous March 18 posts:

March 18~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Adam Elsheimer: Born March 18, 1578

Joseph Csaky: Born March 18, 1888

March 18, 1965: First Man to Walk in Space

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/18~