FACE 2014

Sompo Japan Art Award Exhibiton

The Sompo Japan Fine Art Foundation established the “Shorei-Sho Award” (or the “Outstanding Rising Artists Award”) for emerging artists and the “Seiji Togo Memorial Museum Grand Prix Award” for established artists in 1977. Since then, the foundation has been organizing exhibitions of award winners. We decided to start a public entry competition called FACE (“Sompo Japan Art Award”) to carry forward our 35-year mission of raising and supporting emerging artists. The FACE 2013 exhibition saw the entry from 1,275 emerging artists throughout Japan. We are honored to receive such many entries at the first competition, also we feel responsible for the huge expectation in the art world.

The 2nd FACE exhibition saw the entry of many attractive works from 889 emerging artists throughout Japan. The jury members selected 69 works of international appeal through a process of time-consuming consideration. The Grand Prix Award work will become a part of our museum’s collection and shown at the next FACE exhibition as well. Also, one Grand Prix Award winner and three Excellent Work Award winners each year will exhibit their works at a group show of 12 artists to be held every three years.

As our motto “The gateway to the art world regardless of age or affiliation” says, selected artists are from the ages of 20s to 80s and their career varies as well. We hope that this new competition will become an event that all emerging artists aspire to win and that this exhibition will continue to support artists for many years to come.

Exhibition Details

From February 22nd (Sat.) to March 30th (Sun.), 2014
(closed Mondays )
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 500yen (400yen)
University & High School Students: 300 yen (200yen)
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Supported by