Twenty-four winning works of last year's Chung-shan Youth Art Awards are on display at Penghu County's Hung Ken-shen Art Museum until May 16.
Chung-shan Youth Art Awards is an important domestic award for young artists, and its categories, oil painting, ink wash painting, and calligraphy, cover the most popular types of visual arts in the Chinese-speaking world.
Co-hosted by the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei and the Penghu County Government, it is the first time that the winning works of the Chung-shan Youth Art Awards to be exhibited at the Hung Ken-shen Art Museum (洪根深美術館). Penghu County Magistrate Lai Feng-wei (賴峰偉) and Wang Lan-sheng (王蘭生), director-general of the memorial hall, jointly chaired the opening ceremony on April 17.
Nearly 100 local artists from Penghu attended the opening and the artist forums as well as a concert with pre-concert talk that followed.
First-place winner in the ink wash painting category Chen Shi-hang (陳仕航) said he is very interested in landscape art and his prize-winning work was completed on holiday breaks during military service. He also encouraged young people to help art flourish by creating art.
Magistrate Lai Feng-wei indicated that Penghu has a well-established cultural hub, such as the Hung Ken-shen Art Museum. He also thanked artist Hung Ken-shen (洪根深) for the role he played in making the exhibition in Penghu possible.
Wang Lan-sheng, director-general of the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, noted that the Chung-shan Youth Art Awards is aimed at supporting and cultivating young talents so that they may persist in their artistic endeavor.
Exhibitions of the winning works of the Chung-shan Youth Art Awards have been organized for the public to appreciate. After the exhibition in Penghu, the works will be displayed at Art Taichung (台中藝術博覽會) later this year, Wang added.