The CNB has today launched a new tender for the design of the national side of the Croatian 1 euro coin featuring the motif of a marten with a checkerboard in the background. The marten is depicted against a checkerboard background as the checkerboard is a recognisable feature of the coat of arms of the Republic of Croatia.
The design is required to include:
a) a two-dimensional design concept comprising the visual and textual elements of the main motif (a marten positioned against a checkerboard background) and the complete national side of the Croatian 1 euro coin; and
b) a three-dimensional model of the design concept made of plaster, plastics or another solid material.
The draft designs submitted for the tender will be assessed and selected by the Commission for the selection of the design of the national side of the Croatian 1 euro circulation coin featuring the motif of a marten with a checkerboard in the background (the jury).
The jury members are the following renowned Croatian artists and scholars: Petar Barišić, Tomislav Bilić, Tomislav Buntak, Dragan Damjanović, Tatijana Gareljić, Kažimir Hraste, Vatroslav Kuliš, Lazer Rok Lumezi and Ante Rašić
The jury coordinator is the CNB Vicegovernor Ivana Jakir-Bajo and in her absence the Vicegovernor Bojan Fras.
The jury of artists and experts will make an expert assessment of the professional and artistic value of the designs submitted.
The jury will analyse all draft design submissions and select a minimum of three and a maximum of five designs, without ranking them (final design selection). The jury will forward the selected designs with a written rationale for their selection to the Currency Committee and, upon invitation by the Committee, carry out a further analysis of the designs.
The jury is expected to make the final selection of the designs and submit them to the Currency Committee no later than Monday, 14 March 2022. Should the jury be unable to decide on the winning designs by the set deadline, the final design selection will be made by the Currency Committee.
The members of the jury are entitled to a one-off compensation amounting to a net of 2 000 kuna.
For information on the tender for the design of the national side of the Croatian 1 euro coin featuring a marten motif with a checkerboard in the background please visit the CNB website.
About jury members:
The sculptor Petar Barišić, Full Professor, graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1978. He has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions. Since 2022 he has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
Tomislav Bilić, PhD, is Senior Curator and Head of the Numismatics Department of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb. He has authored and co-authored numerous books, journal articles and exhibitions on the topic of numismatics, including Two Decades of the Croatian Kuna (2013) and The Kuna – 25 Years of the Monetary Unit of the Republic of Croatia. He received his doctoral degree in 2011. Since 2017 he has been Senior Scientific Associate and mentor in the doctoral studies in archeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb.
Tomislav Buntak, Full Professor, is Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb and Chairman of the Croatian Association of Artists. In 1997 he graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Professor Miroslav Šutej. He has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions.
Dragan Damjanović, PhD, obtained his doctoral degree in 2007 from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where he serves as Full Professor and Head of the Chair for Modern Art and Visual Communication of the Department of Art History. He has authored many books, journal articles and exhibitions and is a recipient of several prestigious awards.
Tatijana Gareljić is Museum Advisor and Head of the Sculpture Collection and the Medal Collection of the National Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb.
Kažimir Hraste graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1978 and in 1984 completed the specialisation studies in sculpture in Ljubljana. He has participated in a large number of group exhibitions and exhibited in many solo exhibitions. He was a founder and Founding Dean of the Arts Academy in Split, where he is still teaching. He has been a member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2012.
Vatroslav Kuliš graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1976. In addition to painting, he also pursues graphic art, graphic design and scenography. He has exhibited in more than 150 solo exhibitions and in over 120 group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. He has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions, including the Vladimir Nazor Award, the City of Zagreb Award and the City of Metković Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lazer Rok Lumezi works in the field of applied arts and small format sculpture and is a renowned jewellery designer. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. In parallel with his studies, he apprenticed as goldsmith and filigree-maker with Fridrih Široka. He is a member of Croatian art and professional associations, including the Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts, Croatian Freelance Artists Association, Croatian Artists Association and Matica Hrvatska. He has exhibited in over 30 solo and 60 group jewellery exhibitions He is also a long-term associate of the Croatian Conservation Institute, engaged in the restauration of Alka participants’ uniforms.
Ante Rašić, Full Professor, is a renowned painter, sculptor and designer. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1977 and has been teaching at the same institution since 1995. He has had a large number of solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions. He is a recipient of several prestigious art and design awards in Croatia and abroad.