December 8, 2017 traditional events on the occasion of the awarding of the
laureates of the regional award in fine art sandstudy of artnamed after Olexandr Osmerkin
in 2017, dedicated to the 125th anniversary of a prominent artist and pedagogue
O.O.Osmerkin, took place in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum.
This prestigious art award wasinitiated by Kirovohrad Regional
Councilon the application of Kirovohrad Regional Organization of the National Union of
Artists of Ukraine and is established in three nominations: "national
tradition", "modern tendencies", "study and history of arts".
Laureates of regional award in fine art and study of art named after
Olexandr Osmerkin in 2017 according to the decision of the jury were assigned: in
nomination "national tradition" Horbenko Anatolii Oleksandrovych - a
fellow-artist, People’s Artist of Ukraine (2011), head of Odesa Regional Organization of
the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (city Odesa) for the series of different years;
in nomination “study and history of arts”Lytvynets Yuliia Oleksandrivna - director
general of the National Art Museum of Ukraine (city Kyiv) for the creation of the
catalogue “SPECIAL FUND. 1937-1939. From the collection of the National Art
Museum of Ukraine”; in the nomination “modern tendencies” the prize was not awarded.
The laureates were awarded by head of Kirovohrad Regional Council
O.A.Chornoivanenko and first deputy head of Kirovohrad Regional State Administration
S.P.Kovalenko who handed the diplomas of a standard pattern, award pins of the laureate of
the award, honorary prize of Regional Council and Regional State Administration -
sculpture of "Steppe Eagle" and pecuniary part of the award.
All the nominees for the award were given letters of appreciation: in
nomination "national tradition" – Merited Artist of Ukraine O.I.Okhapkin (town
Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad region), Merited Master of Folk Art of Ukraine H.H.Pylypyshyn
(village Solohutove, Haivoron district, Kirovohrad region) and a painter I.A.Dubosar
(village Dmytrivka, Znamianka district, Kirovohrad region); in nomination “modern
tendencies” - members of the National Union of Artists of UkraineV.B.Koval (town
Kropyvnytskyi) and M.V.Achkasova (town Yuzhnoukrainsk, Mykolaiv region), an artist
Head of Kirovohrad Regional Organization of the National Union of
artists of Ukraine A.V.Khvorost and deputy director H.V.Osipova and chief keeper of the
funds V.H.Nozhenko from the staff of Kirovohrad Regional Art Museum gave congratulatory
speeches to the laureates of the award. Also, musical congratulation was performed by the
students of Kirovohrad Music College on a class of viola under the supervision of a
The laureate of the award People’s Artist of Ukraine A.O.Horbenko
gave the author’s painting “Autumn path to a painter’s house” (2004) to the museum
funds. And on behalf of the laureate of the award Yu.O.Lutvtnets, who was absent at the
event because of a reasonable excuse, Address was read in which she expressed gratitude
for a high opinion of her scientific and art work.
A prepared by the museum theme booklet “Palette of a master of
painting Oleksandr Osmerkin” dedicated to the 125th anniversary was presented during the
events. Photographs of the artist of different years are shown there. They vividly capture
significant events of his life, creative and pedagogical paths. And also items of still
life fund and of creative work from his studio. The items were given by the painter’s
wife N.H.Osmerkina, and which now are shown at the memorial hall of the museum, among
which a palette which was used by the artist in the studio, and a sketchbox easel with
which he worked in the fresh air.