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Art + Design Student Wins 2011 American Austrian Foundation Prize for Fine Arts

Date Released: 5/19/2011

This summer Ms. Saehae Chung of South Korea will be a Fine Arts Fellow at the renowned International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. Details.

The International Summer Academy runs concurrently with the Salzburg Festival. It was founded in 1953 by world famous painter Oscar Kokoschka and is the oldest institution of its kind in Europe.


More than 350 students from 50 countries worldwide are invited to work in some 20 classes on art projects.  The Academy is distinguished by its excellent teaching artists and the international diversity of the participants. 


Ms. Chung is one of five Fine Arts Fellows selected by a jury of artists and arts professionals for the Prize for Fine Arts. She is invited to attend a specific course at the Summer Academy and participate in daily classes for two to five weeks, depending on the length of the course selected. She will study with distinguished international artists such as Rona Pondick, Xenia Hausner and the Zhou Brothers.


Classes are in three locations Hohensalzburg Fortress, Alte Saline (old salt factory) in Hallein, and the Kiefer Quarry in Furstenbrunn.


The Summer Academy is described as a laboratory for art production, presentation and reflection in an intensive and inspirational atmosphere. It promotes individual production along with professional artistic, theoretical and creative exchanges of ideas among students and teachers.  It also offers comprehensive programs such as artists’ presentations, discussions and lectures on topical questions in the art world. Each class ends with a public presentation.