On July 3, 2020, starting at 6:00 p.m., the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors will open what is now the third virtual exhibition in its 110-year history.
For this, the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, has sent a communication to all the members in which they are invited to go to this same web page, in the tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab «Spring Salon de Valdepeñas », where a gallery of almost two hundred photographs of the works that have been submitted to this call will hang.
In his communication, he tells us:
“At the beginning of March the XIV Spring Salon of Valdepeñas was convened” Through the lands of Castilla La Mancha “of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, which was to be held in June 2020, at the Municipal Museum of a specially linked city to the art world.
We did not expect that an event like the one that is shaking the world and especially Spain, would alter our lives in this way and change us as much as the way of making and sharing art.
Shortly after the pandemic began, we understood that it was useless to even hold the exhibition, when the 55 Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture and the Casa del Reloj, the 110 AEPE exhibition, still hung on the walls of the Casa de Vacas, that celebrated the anniversary of the foundation of our institution.
With the desire to continue transmitting art, to share art, to create and recreate the world, we undertook actions to turn this great event into a great virtual exhibition of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with which partners and friends, lovers of art, we continue to make history.
The current circumstances caused by the COVID-19 crisis have caused a large number of companies or entities to cease their activity. The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has continued to work to give visibility to artists and promote art, all through a series of virtual tools that help us meet their goals.
With the digital world as a border, we decided to continue with the scheduled exhibitions, in order to celebrate the XIV Spring Salon of Valdepeñas “Through the lands of Castilla La Mancha” of the AEPE, virtually through the different means of promotion with those that AEPE has been working on for years: the website, the YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google Arts & Culture.
Participation was completely free, so that all those who had already paid for the registration were reimbursed the amount, taking into account that in this exceptional case no prizes will be awarded.
Without any limitation in terms of technique, format and theme, the artists show us the best of their art, of themselves, in a luxurious showcase that, I am convinced, will surprise everyone.
We thus celebrate this virtual exhibition with such exceptional circumstances, but with the intention of making this appointment a well-deserved meeting whose result is what we can see in this magnificent exhibition and in which we managed to make this appointment a great opportunity to present talent and the quality of each and every one of the members of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, whom I am especially honored to represent.
Undoubtedly, it is a unique opportunity to participate in exhibitions that will remain forever on the web, with which the AEPE continues to make history.
As I was saying, this is the time to leave our mark on history.
And together, we are doing it.
José Gabriel Astudillo López
Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors
List of participants in the virtual exhibition of the
XIV Valdepeñas Spring Show
Luis Andrés Acevedo Manso
Cristina Agulló Técles
Susana Alonso de Sousa (Alonso de Sousa)
Katia Ares Calderón (Kate Ares)
Isabel Artieda López
Alejandro Aynós Romero
Beatriz de Bartolomé
Carmen Bonilla Carrasco
David Centelles Calvo
José Manuel Chamorro
Ángeles Cifuentes Serrano
Héctor Delgado Millán
Antonio Denis Vázquez
María Xesús Díaz
Higinio Díaz Marta-Garrón (Gini)
Francisco Díaz Tripiana
José Carmelo Esteban Gracia (Carmelo Esteban)
Marta M. Estévez Jorge (Marta Estévez)
Olga Feliú Escudero
Karlos Fernández Eguía (Karfer Eguía)
Sara Fernández Giménez (Sara Ruano)
Mª Dolores Flores Verdú (Flor Verdú)
Mª Esther Flórez
Herminda Gago Blanco
Susana García Bravo
Fernando García de Juan
Guillermo García García (Majin Willy)
María García García (M. García García)
Ana García Pulido (Anayë)
Álvaro García Santamaría
José Clemente Gascón Martínez
Olga Gómez Hernández
Juan Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena)
José Miguel González Delgado
Mª Luisa González Ossorio
Juan Antonio González Sáiz (Juanchi)
Agustín Gonzaléz Salvador
Argentina González Tamames
Marien de Haro
Antonio Izquierdo Ortega
Juan José Jiménez Sánchez
Francisco Javier Langa
Rosa Mª Lecumberri
Alejandro López García (Kastro)
Enrique López Sardón
Juan Manuel López-Reina Coso
Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón)
Antonio Lucas García
María R. Maluenda
Fernando de Marta
Andrés Javier Martínez Blanco
Ana Martínez Córdoba
Mento Muñoz Mejias
Nuria Muñoz Sánchez-Horneros
Jesús Nieto Pantoja
Julio César Ovejero (Ovejero)
Adalberto Pereira da Silva (Adalberto Silva)
Juan Pérez Galiana (Galiana)
Pilar Pérez Hidalgo
Jesús Pérez Hornero
Juan Francisco Pérez Somalo
Pablo Redondo (Odnoder
Mª Aida da Luz Rodrigues (Aida Rodrigues)
Raúl Rodríguez (Ciriaco)
Mª Esperanza Ruiz Pérez (Esperanza Ruiz-Olmo)
Fuensanta Ruiz Urien (Fuensanta R. Urien)
Tomás Santos Alcalá
Mª Dolores Santos Castillo (Lola Santos)
Guillermo Sanz Murat
Linda de Sousa
Adrián A. Suarez
Antonio Téllez de Peralta
Adela Trifán (Adelacreative)
José Valladares Moreno
Soledad Velasco Hernández