Opened the XII Spring Salon of Valdepeñas

Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors


The Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas hosts from June 1 to 25, 2018, the twelfth edition of the Spring Show “For Lands of Castilla-La Mancha”, for which a total of 45 works have been selected from over a hundred of those submitted to the contest organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez and various members of the Board of Directors, such as Alicia Sánchez Carmona and Ana Treasurer Martínez Córdoba, in addition to the Delegate of Valdepeñas and Ciudad Real, Enrique Pedrero and the municipal authorities.

At the opening ceremony, the jury minutes and the awards ceremony were read. On this occasion, the jury was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and Dª. Ana Martínez Córdoba, Treasurer of the AEPE, acting as President and Secretary of the Jury, respectively, both with voice and without vote and by the Members Fernando de Marta Sebastián and Juan Manuel López-Reina, both directors of the AEPE, as well as the Painter and partner chosen at random Eugenio Fernández Díaz.

According to José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the interest of the Board of Directors that presides over supporting this Valdepeñas spring show “For lands of Castilla La Mancha”, led last year to the express creation of two awards, the José Moreno Carbonero Painting Medal and the Lorenzo and Federico Coullaut Sculpture Medal, both founding partners and outstanding artists who are honored in this way, as well as the Honorable Mentions that the Jury considered appropriate.

The work entitled “Interior”, by Paloma Casado, has been awarded the José Moreno Carbonero Painting Medal, while the work of Manuel Galán, whose title is “Tiempo”, has won the Lorenzo and Federico Coullaut Sculpture Medal. In addition, the Jury has awarded two Honorable Mentions to the works of Martina Cantero and Pilar Sagarra.

José Moreno Carbonero Painting Medal “Interior”, by Paloma Casado

Manuel Galán, “Tiempo”, Lorenzo and Federico Coullaut Sculpture Medal

Honorable Mention Martina Cantero

Honorable Mention Pilar Sagarra


The president of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, thanked the City Council of Valdepeñas “to continue to maintain the positive spirit that allows us to continue supporting the Association in the organization of this event, in a city that is an artistic reference of the first order as It is Valdepeñas and it welcomes us every year in such a pleasant and special way “.

The artists selected on this occasion from among more than a hundred works submitted to the contest, to integrate the exhibition of the XII Spring Salon, are: Joaquín Alarcón – Jesús Alcolea – Myriam Álvarez de Toledo – Mercedes Ballesteros López – Carmen Bonilla – Martina Cantero Jiménez – Paloma Casado – Michael de Coca – Francisco Díaz Muñoz – Pilar Feran (Pilar Fernández Antón) – Fincias (José Luis García Fincias) – Manuel Galán – Isabel Garrido – Eva González – Javier González – Mª Luisa González Ossorio – Lydia Gordillo Pereira – Antonio Izquierdo – Leodegario (Fernando Peña) – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón – Carlos Losa – Mares (Mª José Sánchez) – Carmen Montero – Victoria Moreno – Laura Moret Escrig – Antonio Municio – Nuria Muñoz Sánchez-Hornero – Mani Padial (María Padial) – Enrique Pedrero Muñoz – José María Pedrosa – Jesús Pérez Hornero – M. Teresa Pérez Romero – Pilar Sagarra – Juan Fco. Pérez Somalo – Pura Ramos – Alicia Sánchez Carmona – Arturo Tejero – Antonio Téllez de Peralta – Austion Tirado – Rosa Tortajada.

Each of the selected artists represents different generations, but united under the common denominator of contemporary language that moves between figuration, abstraction and the avant-garde. They are artists who have been finding a prominent place in Spanish contemporary art thanks to a magnificent sensitivity that allows them to be on the front line of the most current Spanish trends.

More information on the website of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, “Awards and prizes” tab, sub-window “Valdepeñas Spring Salon”, where you can also see the digital catalog edited for that reason.


XII Valdepeñas Spring Salon

“For lands of Castilla-La Mancha”

Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas

Calle Real 42


From June 1 to June 25, 2017


Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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