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Prize Prints on display in New York City

Her Majesty The Queen will open the exhibition entitled “Prize Prints: The Queen Sonja Print Award” at Scandinavia House in New York City on 16 April 2015. The deadline for accreditation is 13 April 2015.

The exhibition is being held in connection with the international Queen Sonja Print Award. To our knowledge, it is the world’s largest graphic art award.

Promotes young graphic artists

The exhibition will feature new works by the 2012 and 2014 prize-winners, Tiina Kivinen of Finland and Svend-Allan Sørensen of Denmark. A selection of works by the award’s founders, Queen Sonja and printmakers Kjell Nupen and Ørnulf Opdahl, will also be on display. These works are primarily the result of close collaboration with the art studio Ateljé Larsen in Helsingborg, Sweden, and the fine art print publisher Universal Limited Art Editions in New York City.

Sune Nordgren, Project Manager for the Foundation for the Queen Sonja Art Award, is the curator for the exhibition, which is being organised by The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF).

The exhibition “Prize Prints” opens to the public on 17 April and will be on display until 1 August 2015.

Will receive the ASF Gold Medal

On Friday, 17 April 2015, Queen Sonja will attend The American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Spring Gala in New York City, where she will be awarded the ASF Gold Medal along with former Secretary General of NATO and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Previous recipients of the ASF Gold Medal include the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari. Crown Princess Märtha of Norway was the first to receive the award in 1946.

Danish-American Niels Poulson founded The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in 1911 for the purpose of strengthening educational and cultural exchange between the US and the Nordic countries. The ASF Gold Medal pays tribute to individuals and organisations for extraordinary service in the promotion of the objectives of the Foundation.


The deadline for accreditation is 13 April 2015.

Requests for accreditation must be sent to: kate@amscan.org.

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About ASF

Incorporated in New York State in 1911, The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is the leading cultural and educational link between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It is a publicly-supported, non-profit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and cultural understanding and has an extensive program of fellowships, grants, internships, training, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities.

Scandinavia House – home of the ASF – offers a wide range of programs presenting contemporary Nordic culture that encompass the visual arts, music, and literature along with public policy, business, finance, and technology. These programs include art, design, and historical exhibitions as well as films, concerts, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and kids and family programs that illustrate and illuminate the modern-day vitality of the Nordic countries.



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