The annual major painting event, the Sales Event of the Finnish Painters' Union, will be staged in Merikaapelihalli, at the Cable Factory, in March. It is the biggest art event in Finland, and over six hundred artists take part in the exhibition, putting nearly 1700 works of art on display.
The Sales Event offers a broad overview of Finnish painting. Most styles and techniques are represented and both new entrants and well-known artists are participating. The Sales Event is open for nine days, and customers are welcome to take their purchases immediately. It is worth visiting this free-admission event several times, because the selection changes during the nine days as the artists replace purchased works with new ones.
The number of visitors to this popular event has been rising over the years, and last year a record of nearly 24,000 art lovers visited the Sales Event. This year the Finnish Painters’ Union is celebrating its’ 90th anniversary.
Ornamo Art and Design Finland are holding their Sales Event at the same time. Around 100 works of art and design by artists who are members of Ornamo will be on show in the Cable Factory´s Puristamo.
The Sales Event of the Finnish Painters´ Union 9.3. – 17.3.2019
Cable Factory, Merikaapelihalli, Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki
Open: Mon – Fri 12–18, Sat – Sun 11–17. Free entry.
Guided tours (in Finnish) on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 and 14.
Media representatives are welcome to the event on Wednesday, 6.3, during the process of hanging up the art works, and also on Friday, 8.3, when there is a preview for customers who have registered.
Please contact Pekka Parviainen for more details.
Pekka Parviainen, Project Manager for the Sales Event, Finnish Painters' Union, 044 544 4449
Pictures from the sales event:
The Finnish Painters´ Union, 2017, 2 pieces, photographer: Tapani Hyypiä
1. Ilona Niemi, Wound in the Face, 2018, oil on wood, 122 x 90 cm
2. Elina Tammiranta-Summa, Hommage a Basquiat, 2017, watercolour and mixed-media, 100 x 75 cm
3. Annuli Viherjuuri , Hauras arvokas, 2018, oil on canvas, 110 x 140 cm
4. Tuomas Korkalo, Dramaattinen sommitelma, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 80 x 120 cm
Photos by the artists.
Founded in 1929, the Finnish Painters’ Union is a nation-wide organisation of professional painters. It promotes visual arts and the professional and social interests of artists and provides its members with various services, such as guidance in legal matters. Members regularly receive newsletters covering current issues. The Union also serves as an expert body for authorities.
Based in Helsinki, its functions include a gallery and an art materials and supplies store. The Union collaborates with The Association of Finnish Sculptors, Society of Finnish Graphic Artists, Union of Artist Photographers, Union of Finnish Art Associations, and The Artists’ Association of Finland.
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