The title Artist of the Year is traditionally awarded by an extended panel of experts and artlovers. In 2010 their choice fell on Sam Drukker, ‘a versatile artist who has the ability to portray people in all their vulnerability and all their strength with sheer brilliance. He does this not only by using a variety of techniques on a range of materials, such as wood and canvas (when the basic colours of the materials underline the vulnerability and strength of the subject) but also through his choice of subject matter and method, and-most importantly-by constantly renewing himself. This last attribute is rare among successful artists.
Source: Dutch Heights 2011
The aims and objectives of "De Kunstweek" (Week for Arts) are: