The Association, which I am honoured to preside, has been promoting culture for more than a century. It was founded by and for Fine Arts people, with the aim of promoting showings, exhibitions and contests. AEPE also fosters other cultural activities and is a driving force behind the recognition of people in the world of Fine Arts, in general, and other creative endeavors.
2010 was an opportunity to celebrate the successful anniversary of a hundred-year obstacle course, which had been possible only thanks to the support of our enthusiastic members, the top-quality of our activities and the nationwide acknowledged prestige built up over the years.
The reputation and renown of the members of our institution, whose Honorary Presidency is held by Their Majesties The King and Queen of Spain, beguile the public to our events and, due to the loyalty of our faithful members, keep it afloat in dire times.
Our enthusiastic and loyal members are the most valuable asset we have. All of them are behind the thrust forward in every effort and task. Furthermore, the meeting point which is our head office, where I hope to greet you and tighten our creative bonds, is always at your disposal.
I take this opportunity to thank you for your cooperation in our common project, which is the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and to encourage you to remain faithful to it, thus becoming part of its history, its present and, most importantly, its future.
José Gabriel Astudillo López