Available from 11th November, 2020, at the Museum of Molėtai, Inturkės str. 4
On the occasion of the Year of the Folk Art, Competitive Folk Art Exhibition of Utena region “Golden Wreath 2020” was held in Molėtai.
Exhibition organizers: Molėtai District Municipality, The Museum of Molėtai, Folk Artists-Creators Association of Vilnius region, Lithuanian Folk Artists' Union. Participants: Folk artists from Ignalina, Zarasai, Utena, Molėtai and Visaginas districts.
Exhibits of 48 authors selected in regional exhibitions were presented for the competition.
On 13th, November, a meeting of the exhibition evaluation commission took place, chaired by Asta Valiukevičienė, a folk art specialist of the Lithuanian National Cultural Center. Commission members: Solveiga Jakučiūnaitė, Folk Art Specialist of the Lithuanian National Culture Center, Dalia Bernotaitė-Beliauskienė, Head of the Folk Art Department of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Zita Mackevičienė, representative of Utena District Municipality, and Viktorija Kazlienė, representative of Molėtai Museum.
In the field of applied arts, the commission decided to award the winners:
1st place for Birutė Andrijauskienė from Zarasai for national costumes of Aukštaitija, 2nd place for Janina Čekelienė from Molėtai for embroidered tablecloths, 3rd place for Zita Indriūnienė from Utena for himmelis made of straw, Nijolė Trinkūnienė from Ignalina for Traditional Easter Eggs and Lina Paukštienė from Utena for paper patterns.
The winners in the field of fine arts were: Vytautas Šemelis from Utena, 1st place for wooden sculptures, Pranas Savickas from Zarasai, 2nd place for wooden sculptures, and 3rd place was shared by Anelė Araminienė, Valerija Nagienė and Žydronė Mameniškienė from Utena. A. Araminienė presented wooden sculptures, V. Nagienė submitted embroidered paintings, and Ž. Mameniškienė - graphic works.
Special diplomas were awarded to Aleksandra Stasytienė from Utena for original scapulars, Loreta Guobytė from Molėtai for himmelis made of straw, Ramutė Žiagūnienė for embroidered tablecloths, Vanda Valiušienė from Utena for clay figurines and Andrej Denisenko from Visaginas for painting.