Orsoni Prize 2011 winners
Orsoni Smalti Veneziani is proud to announce the winners of the Orsoni Prize 2011, the International Award for Mosaic Fine Art. The Grand Prize has been awarded to Julian Modica for his portrait, Frank Zappa. Modica will receive Euro 1,000 and a trip to Venice, Italy to attend a 1 week Master in Mosaic workshop at Orsoni. The jurors, Lucio Orsoni, Honorary President, Angelo Orsoni and Pino Bisazza, President, Trend Group chose Frank Zappa because of the artist's exceptional success in “giving an extraordinary mosaic atmosphere through the choice of a subject which is certainly not ‘mosaic’”. Finalist was named Erika V Haaland for evoking “with the use of the smalti colours and the luminosity of gold mosaic the feeling of autumn” in Gold Leave. Erica V Haaland will receive 3 kilos of Orsoni 24 k gold mosaic. In addition 3 Honorable Mentions were awarded Cynthia L Fisher, Michael Welch, Rebecca R Quattrone. Each of these artists will receive 1 kilo of Orsoni 24k gold mosaic.