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Auction for Fenix

3rd annual contest for the most beautiful Painting for Fenix is here

Dear artists,
the contest for the most beautiful Painting for Fenix has begun. ParaCENTER Fenix has launched the third annual contest which will culminate in the Auction for Fenix, the proceeds from which will go towards the services provided to our clients after spinal cord injuries.

The works of art are reviewed in a two-stage appraisal process. First, the submitted paintings are judged by an expert committee consisting of artists, gallerists and fine art experts: Katherine Kastner (Hunt Kastner Galerie), Lucia Lettenmayerová (Collett Prague/Munich), Denisa Kujelová (Fait Gallery), František Kinský (Kinský Art Media) and Michal Horáček (Czech lyricist and producer). Next, the general public is invited to vote for their favorite work of art on Facebook. Six of the most successful artists (three from the youngest kids’ category, three from among the older participants) will be ceremoniously awarded their prizes at the benefit Auction for Fenix event at the Reduta Theater in the fall of 2022.

The selected finalists of the contest will be provided with an opportunity to showcase their paintings in exclusive venues. In 2021, the works of art were exhibited in the Reduta Theater and subsequently at the magnificent Renaissance palace that is the House of the Lords of Lipá, located at Brno’s central náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square). This year’s contest will culminate in the benefit Auction for Fenix which will take place in the Reduta Theater’s wonderful Mozart Ballroom.

Finding the most beautiful painting is not the only goal of the contest: it is also to help facilitate mutual inspiration and cross-pollination among young artists; and to foster in the kids an appreciation of art, our responsibility for the world and the power of good deeds. The donated paintings will remain part of ParaCENTER Fenix’s art collection, to be used in benefit exhibitions and auctions for charitable purposes. All the proceeds always go towards the services for Fenix’s clients. ParaCENTER Fenix has been providing services to people with spinal cord injuries in Brno and its surroundings for almost 18 years.

If you have the talent and the desire to enter the contest, please send your work of art to the following address (no later than March 15, 2022):
Ivana Kovaříková, ParaCENTRUM Fenix, z.s., Polní 780/92, 639 00 Brno
In case of any questions, you can send an email to

Rules of the collection

Organizer: ParaCENTRUM Fenix, z.s.
Theme: any/not specified
Format: painting
Painting technique: any/not specified

Terms and conditions of participation

All pupils and students under 19 years of age are eligible to participate.
One author can submit more works, in different techniques.
Only original works of art will be accepted. Reproductions, photocopies, or digital copies will not be reviewed.
All works of art donated to the contest become the property of ParaCENTER Fenix. By submitting them, you express your agreement with their being used for charitable purposes.


1 January 2022 – official opening of the contest and the collection drive
15 March 2022 – closing date for painting donations
1 April – 30 April 2022 – review and evaluation by the expert committee
16 May 2022 – announcement of the committee’s selection of nominated paintings
till 30 June 2022 –first benefit exhibition
till 30 November 2022 – contest for the most beautiful Painting for Fenix
till 30 November 2022 – second benefit exhibition, Auction for Fenix and awards ceremony
till 31 January 2023 – third benefit exhibition

Signing your work of art

Please use the label attached here to mark your painting.

Every submission must have the following information on its back side:

  • First name, last name
  • Age
  • Name of the painting
  • Technique used
  • Name and address of the school or other entity which is submitting the work of art

Please fill out the label legibly in block letters. Please specify the name and email address of the teacher who will be our main point of contact. We would appreciate if you could comment on the circumstances of the creative process behind each painting – what assignment was given to the kids at the beginning, and what impulse led the kids to paint their art pieces the way they did.


Mgr. Ivana Kovaříková, Ph.D.
ParaCENTRUM Fenix, z.s.
Street: Polní 780/92
City: Brno
Zip code: 639 00
Country: Czech Republic
Mobile: + 420 734 873 207