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Virge Jõekalda

Virge Jõekalda (born 1963 in Lüganuse, Estonia) graduated from the Estonian State Art Institute  in 1998 in the field of printmaking. She works as a freelance artist, mainly in the technique of relief printing (drypoint). She has also created illustrations.

InternationaI awards:

2004 – IV Evora Printfestival-biennial (Portugal) – Evora Artist’s Residence Prize
2002 – VII Caixanova Print Biennial, artists from 49 countries, Ourense (Spain) – Gold Medal and First Prize
2000 – VI Kaliningrad-Königsberg Baltic Sea Countries Print Biennial (Russia) – Laureate prize
1999 – IX Tuzla International Biennial Exhibition of Portrait (Bosnia-Herzegovina) – Grand Diploma
1998 – Ljubljana Agart World Print Festival, Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Drypoint Prize

National awards:

2009 – Kristjan Raud Art Award
2004 – Eduard Wiiralt Art Award for Young Artist, Tallinn
2004 – In-graafika Festival, Pärnu – Laureate prize
2000 – Prize of Tallinn Government
1999 – Estonian National Culture Foundation – Artist’s Grant
1999 – Tempera OY Gallery, Helsinki (Finland) and Gallery G, Tallinn – Annual Artist’s Prize
1998 – La Gallerie Passage, Tallinn – Laureate prize for nude drawing



Pain Threshold  
Bonfire in the Snow