Convened the 87 Autumn Hall of the AEPE

The centennial entity bets on art despite t

he moments of uncertainty that we live

 

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has just called what will be the 87th edition of the Autumn Salon, the oldest and most prestigious event of all those that are held in Spain, making public the rules that will govern the event.

As usual, the call is focused on the plastic arts and the promotion of new values ​​in a call open to all artists, whether or not they are associated, although only members may attend the honorary awards that take the name of the founders of the centennial Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors works in a line of innovative culture, that is, it does not seek a display of awards that represent an economic endowment, but rather an excellence that is transformed into disclosure of the work and the artist, and that, as he confesses the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, means not endowing the prizes financially, but being creative and channeling those selected and awarded on the difficult path of artistic creation.

This is manifested in the way of understanding art in a society, acquiring a commitment of support and new opportunities to those who manage to be visible through the Autumn Salon, empowering their artistic project in a way that supports artists with resources in the that is clearly and forcefully committed to his work.

Recognizing talent is just what entities like Tritoma Cultural Management, the Getafe City Council, the Baluarte Room of the Tres Cantos City Council, Codina Escultura, Encuentro Real Estate Agents, Santiago de Santiago and the Spanish Association of Watercolor Painters, who come together in this new edition, are seeking. of the Autumn Salon, next to the Madrid City Council, which will exhibit the selected and awarded works at the Casa de Vacas in Madrid’s Parque del Retiro from October 29 to November 29 next.

In addition, as also happened since 2017, the Down Madrid Painting Medal is included, which will be awarded to one of its artists, and which is a clear example of inclusion of this group in the world of fine arts, so that the winner will see his work exhibited in the Casa de Vacas along with the rest of professional and new artists. A great opportunity to make visible a group endowed with extraordinary sensitivity.

The bases of the 87 Autumn Salon contemplate the modalities of painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving and watercolor, among which a total of 21 prizes will be distributed, distributed in ten prizes of free access (two specific for sculpture, one for watercolor and the rest of painting and sculpture indistinctly) and eleven more honorary awards, reserved for AEPE members (four for painting, four for sculpture, one for watercolor, one for drawing and one for engraving).

The publication of the bases does not imply that the deadline for the presentation of works is open, which can be verified in the week of September 28 to next October 2, and it is contemplated that all artists may attend with works of theme and free technique.

Each participant may present as many works as they deem appropriate, in formats adapted to facilitate greater participation, since the minimum size of the works will be 46 cm, and the maximum size will be 200.

Among all the participants, there will be a selection of works that will make up the exhibition of award-winning and selected works from the 87th Autumn Salon, which can be seen at the Casa de Vacas in Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro, and which in recent editions has managed to generate great expectations due to the high quality of the collected works.

The rules and the registration form can now be downloaded from this website, “Contests and Prizes” tab, “Rules” subtab, and on the same tab, “Autumn Salon” subtab and right here, below.

 

Bases 87 Salón de Otoño 2020

 

Visual image by Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Aguilar Soria, winner of the poster announcing the 87 Autumn Salon of the AEPE

On June 23, 2020, the deliberation of the selection jury for the announcing poster took place, which will be the 87th edition of the traditional Autumn Salon, which will be held from October 29 to November 29, 2020 at the Casa of Cows of the Retiro Park of Madrid.

The jury was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, acting as Secretary of the same Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, and counting on the Members Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice-president of the AEPE, Antonio Téllez, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

As José Gabriel Astudillo explains, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it is very special to have an identifying image of the Autumn Salon, and that it be a work of the members of our institution, who thus regain prominence in the Autumn Salon ”.

The winning work is from the Honorary Partner of our institution, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, whom we congratulate from these lines, entitled “Self-portrait in Autumn”.

Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Alejandro Aguilar Soria (Madrid, 1962), graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, also studying Interior Architecture and Public Relations and Advertising.

From her earliest childhood she lived with artists and intellectuals of the first order who populated her house and visited her grandfather, Francisco Soria Aedo and her mother, Fernanda Soria, recognized and unjustly forgotten artists, from whom she learned the cleanliness of the line, drawing and the coloristic technique that gives so much strength to his works. His experience in these years will deeply mark his later, classic and avant-garde artistic practice.

A teacher at various art schools, a study assistant to other great masters, he reacted to the conceptual trends typical of the 1980s and began his personal artistic career in a painting completely identifiable with his curious and dreamy personality. Currently, and after a stage as a gallery owner in which success distanced him from his true passion, he directs his own painting studio, Estudio Larso, and has more than thirty years of teaching that have earned him the recognition of artists and teachers.

Multidisciplinary artist, his work covers a wide spectrum of expressive forms: photography, installation, drawing, visual poetry, printmaking, but it is painting that occupies most of his production.

The thematic axis that unifies the work of Aguilar Soria, are the symbols, signs and pictograms and their interrelation with their own and imagined environments.

In his oils and acrylics, his characters, generally anonymous men and women, are often seen with trivial, mute and also mysterious postures and appearances, with elements as capricious as the prolongation of their limbs in unusual objects that become the keys hidden that suggest the relationship of these figures with each other and with the viewer.

Among his references: the night, the city, the history of art, cinema, photography, society, religion, culture, death, sex, animals, iconic and legendary images, etc. Any aspect that influences the formation of contemporary being has a place in its repertoire of ideas and reflections.

However, there is a common denominator in his work, in his thought and in his work: the idealized modern man. Aguilar Soria raises the idea of ​​the multiple man, the communicator, the one who sees everything and manages everything, the close and passionate, the one who minimizes himself with nature and the urban landscape, with galaxies and the elements.

He has held important individual exhibitions, among which “Iconographic Maps” stand out, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla-La Mancha (Hellín. Albacete, 2009), “Icônes”, at the D´Art du Rhône Gallery (Genève. Suisse, 2005), “Games”, in Banking Credit Suisse (Madrid, 2001), “Exp. Multimedia ”, at the C.M. (Madrid, 2000), ”Fractals”, at the Elvira Carreras Gallery (Madrid, 1998), “Pictograms”, at the Laberinto Gallery (Granada, 1995), “Encounters”, at the Arsenal Museum (San Juan de Puerto Rico , 1984) … the last one took place in the Madrid Casa de Vacas del Parque del Buen Retiro in 2018, which won him excellent press and public reviews.

A large number of private collections and important cultural institutions have works by this artist, with many works that he has exhibited in places as exceptional as the Museo de Las Escuelas de Luzón, ITIMUSEUM in Argentina, the Volpe Stessens Foundation in Buenos Aires, the Museum Manege of Modern Art of Saint Petersburg, Sharjah Art Museum of United Arab Emirates, the National Library of Madrid, the Enzo Marini Foundation of Bologna, the Fine Arts Circle of Madrid, the Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid, etc.

Member of the XIII Salon, “Eduardo Chicharro” Painting Prize of the LXXIX Madrid Autumn Salon and the First Prize of the XXIV Animalistic Art Exhibition of the San Antón Academy of Art and Letters, has to his credit other distinctions such as the Diogenes Taborda Grand Prize from the Volpe Stessens Foundation in Buenos Aires and the Painting Prize from the Eureka Hall in Madrid.

All information is available on the AEPE website, tab “Contests and prizes”, sub-tab “Autumn Salon” 2020.

 

(Español) S.M. la Reina Doña Sofía presidió el fallo del Jurado del 55 PREMIO REINA SOFIA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish.

The AEPE in the Agenda of the Royal House

Since last Friday, February 28, 2020, the Royal House has published the Agenda for the week of March 2 to 8, 2020, reflecting the activity of S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, which highlights the act she will preside on next March 5, when the jury’s decision is made and delivery of the 55 Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in collaboration with Google.

Just a few hours after knowing the name of the winning artist, who will receive from S.M. Queen Doña Sofía the prize, everything is ready for an event that will be unforgettable for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Here we leave the images.

 

On March 5, the 55th QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD:

JURY FAIL OF

55 QUEEN SOFÍA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

The event can only be accessed by personalized invitation

PRESIDED BY S.M. QUEEN DOÑA SOFIA,

PRESIDENT OF HONOR OF THE

SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTS AND SCULPTORS

Queen Sofia will chair next Thursday, March 5, 2020

the act of the Jury’s decision and delivery of the Prize that it organizes

the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors,

and that has the collaboration of Google

 

Queen Doña Sófía will preside on Thursday, March 5 in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Parque del Retiro, the act in which the jury’s decision will be announced and the 55th Queen Prize will be awarded Painting and Sculpture Sofia organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.

The event will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Director of Policies and Public Affairs of Google Spain, Antonio Vargas, the members of the Jury as well as different personalities from the world of culture and authorities.

The 55 QUEEN SOFÍA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros for a single work, having already become a benchmark prize and one of the best gifted in Spain, which has the collaboration of the technology giant GOOGLE, after five editions in the new format, for this edition has expanded its borders with a turn towards internationalization, extending to creators around the world, reflecting the commitment of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with art and culture.

The Prize is thus endorsed by an exceptional jury, authentic art professionals with diverse and very different perspectives on creation, ranging from theory to art practice, and including curating, conservation, journalism … but always with a link Very special and exclusive with the field of art they represent.

In this edition, the Jury has been chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, acting as its Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and who has counted with the Members Ana Abade Gil, representing Google, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator, gallery owner and image author visual of the award, Javier Sierra, Journalist and writer, Tomás Paredes, Art Critic and member of the AICA Awards Committee, Paula Varona, Painter, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor, engraver, Academic and representing the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Arts of San Fernando, Ricardo Sanz, Painter and Evaristo Guerra, Painter.

The exhibition of selected works has 42 paintings and 30 sculptures and among all of them, next March 5 will be announced to the winner, in addition to the 5 finalists chosen in this edition.

The 69 artists selected for the exhibition have been: Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Javier Aldarias Montiel. Teruhiro Ando. Juan Asensio de Cárdenas. Miguel Barbero. Lorna Benavides Romero. Carmen Bonilla. Rosa Patricia Bravo Díaz (Patricia Bravo). Kevin Bustamante Vergara. Lin Calle Corral. Francisco Carrillo Rodríguez. Lola Catalá Sanz. Gloria Cediel Lafuente. Jorge Cerdá Gironés. Teddy Cobeña. Michael de Coca Leicher. José María Cháfer. Manuel Díaz Meré. Dong Yang. Francisco Escalera González. Manuchehr Eftekar. Magdalena España. Teresa Esteban. Gonzalo Fernández Atance. José Manuel Galán Martín (Manuel Galán). Juan Carlos García Moreno (Morris). Rafael Juan Gómez Mena (Mena). Javier González Casanueva (Javier Casanueva). Eva González Morán. Agustín González Salvador. Ana Gutiérrez Mengual. Manuel Higueras García. Gen Isoe. Susana Jiménez Barrero (Susana Ximénez). Bartolomé Junquero García. André Lambert. Pepe Linares Molina. Francisco Javier López del Espino. Juan Manuel López-Reina Coso. Daniel Lorenzo Goñi. Antonio Lucas García. Joel Llopis García. Antonio Marina Rodríguez. Juan Ramón Martín. José Luis Martín de Vidales. José Manuel Martínez Pérez. Javier de Mendoza Soler. José Molares Fernández. Salvadora Morales Fernández. Juan Naranjo Torres. Antonio Navarro Menchón. Cristóbal Olmedo Aranda.  Javier Ortas González. Pedro José Pavón Pérez. Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo. Diego Peribáñez Villalba. José María Pinto Rey. Agustín Pontesa. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero. José Pablo Puente Jerez. Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Rodrigo Romero Pérez.  Pilar Sagarra Moor. Bárbara Saínz Vizcaya. José Ramón Sala. Lidia Sancho Heras. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Trinidad Toscano Martín. Leovigildo J. Cristóbal Valverde.

As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “in this edition we have had an excellent jury for its diversity and qualification, exceptional for its unconditional support to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with different opinions in a versatile, dynamic and enriching exercise that He has managed to combine the artistic genius of the best contemporary artists who have attended the call. A competent and prestigious jury that has taken deliberation work very seriously, with exciting discussions and helpful sentences that contemplate very different styles and very different techniques, whose energy and dedication have been exemplary and demonstrate that the QUEEN SOFIA DE PAINT AWARD AND SCULPTURE has been granted in an honest and coherent way. ”

Judgment of the Jury of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD:

March 5, 2020. 7 p.m.

Exhibition: March 6-22, 2020

Cows House of Retiro Park

Paseo de Colombia, s / n

28009 Madrid

Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Metro: Retreat (line 2)

Bus: 2, 20, 28

BICIMAD: Station 102 (Calle Alcalá, 95), Station 60 (Plaza Independencia, 6)

Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Jury member to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

It was an important meeting on February 11, 2020. An intense evening of more than six hours, in which there were anecdotes, criteria, arguments and debates of all kinds, which revolved around each and every one of the works that had been presented to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and with the collaboration of GOOGLE.

And between a break and respite, there was also time to communicate and formalize the impressions of each of the members of the Jury regarding the work they were doing.

We highlight the statements of:

It was an important meeting on February 11, 2020. An intense evening of more than six hours, in which there were anecdotes, criteria, arguments and debates of all kinds, which revolved around each and every one of the works that had been presented to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

And between a break and respite, there was also time to communicate and formalize the impressions of each of the members of the Jury regarding the work they were doing.

We highlight the statements of:

Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Jury member

Multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallery owner

Author of the visual image of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture

 

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is one of the references in this country, because

unites several aspects: first tradition, modernity, contemporary; and, finally, work and effort.

In addition, it is a springboard to stabilize within the art world, to ensure

new values ​​and to settle people who already have a speech made.

What do you think about the edition of the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture?

In this edition I am happy, because the level of participation has increased

and there is a significant amount of works. In addition, this year the election is being more difficult,

because they stand out less, but not because of lack of quality, but because there are more numbers

of work of the same level, then they match. By matching works of the same level, there is more competition.

What is your criteria when assessing a work of art as a member of the jury? What do you notice?

As a member of a Jury I believe that the work, as in human relationships,

it has to pinch you in some sense: aesthetically, sentimentally, by what it says, etc.

Then, when in doubt, you look at other aspects, such as technicians,

if it corresponds to contemporary styles … But, above all,

In the first place, you have to establish a dialogue with the viewer.

Opinions of the Jury of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

It was an important meeting on February 11, 2020. An intense evening of more than six hours, in which there were anecdotes, criteria, arguments and debates of all kinds, which revolved around each and every one of the works that had been presented to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

And between a break and respite, there was also time to communicate and formalize the impressions of each of the members of the Jury regarding the work they were doing.

We highlight the most interesting:

José Gabriel Astudillo López

President of the Jury

President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Painter and sculptor

It is a great pride and great personal satisfaction for me, to verify that the best professionals

and more great artists of the moment come as members of the Jury whenever I call them,

to support the work we are doing in the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors,

and of which I feel fully satisfied.

Also have your talent and your criteria, but above all with your availability and love for this entity

which honors me to preside, it is more than a luxury, it is a spectacle of originality and critical capacity

We attended extremely pleased by everything we share.

Knowing that artists are benefiting from that meeting and all this serves to launch a career

and the discovery of new promises of art, is already something extraordinary.

 

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

Jury Secretary

General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

AECA member

The greatness of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is that it is artists who judge other artists,

creators who recognize in each one of the works the successes and the errors, the originality, the novelty,

the improvisation, work and effort of each brush stroke and chisel stroke.

The discussions and debates that are generated defending the selection or not of a work, are interesting

and extremely enriching, small master art lessons from the hands of great

Professionals, incredible artists, who naturally appreciate the works of their peers.

A privilege to which I attend as Secretary of the Jury and to which I appreciate the occasion that

It gives me the ability to keep such a wonderful experience in my heart.

An award that has a clear objective for me: to serve as an opportunity for takeoff

or the reaffirmation of the artists’ career, and seen what happened in past editions,

an international projection award that does nothing but serve

of presentation of the artist wherever he goes and who exhibits it with pride.

 

Ana Abade

Jury member

GOOGLE Analyst of Public Policies of Spain and Portugal

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is an excellent opportunity for those

is beginning and I believe that an honor that your work, which is still unknown, can be seen

by a jury of such a high level and that is exposed in the center of Madrid

and that a large number of visitors can see it. It is one of the biggest opportunities

and a great privilege that an artist can have today.

It is my second edition as a member of the jury and I think it is an already established prize

and in which the works presented are not simply amateurs,

but the personality of the painter or sculptor is already seen.

As Vocal of the Jury I look at the strength of the work.

They are all very different, there is no specific thing to judge in each of them,

but I value what you are trying to convey and try to put myself in the place of the author

to know what I was thinking at the time he did the work and how he is trying to communicate with me.

 

Eduardo Naranjo

Jury member

Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura

The Reina Sofía Award is very good, very good! Also, in these moments of crisis,

especially art, it’s really good that this event is called,

since it serves as support for the artists.

It is an award that has already become truly prestigious.

In this edition I see good works … the level and quality have risen, so it has not been easy

find that painting or sculpture that truly deserves the Reina Sofía Award …

As Vocal of the Jury, I am primarily looking for a work that is emotional,

that there is an intent to express what the author feels about that subject

that he represents in his work. Let it be a heartfelt and sincere work.

 

Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Jury member

Multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallery owner

Author of the visual image of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is one of the references in this country, because
unites several aspects: first tradition, modernity, contemporary; and, finally, work and effort.
In addition, it is a springboard to stabilize within the art world, to ensure
new values ​​and to settle people who already have a speech made.
What do you think about the edition of the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture?
In this edition I am happy, because the level of participation has increased
and there is a significant amount of works. In addition, this year the election is being more difficult,
because they stand out less, but not because of lack of quality, but because there are more numbers
of work of the same level, then they match. By matching works of the same level, there is more competition.
What is your criteria when assessing a work of art as a member of the jury? What do you notice?
As a member of a Jury I believe that the work, as in human relationships,
it has to pinch you in some sense: aesthetically, sentimentally, by what it says, etc.
Then, when in doubt, you look at other aspects, such as technicians,
if it corresponds to contemporary styles … But, above all,
In the first place, you have to establish a dialogue with the viewer.

Javier Sierra
Jury member
Journalist and writer


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is, above all, an opportunity for artists
consolidated are consolidated even more and his work reaches more people.
But it is also an opportunity because the new ones put them on an equal footing,
with those who can measure themselves with those great teachers, and can grow by their side.
In that sense, it is a very virtuous prize.
This year’s edition I have seen a little uneven. I think the painting
has dropped compared to what was presented in the last edition,
and in the sculpture there are a couple of pieces that I really like
What is your criteria when assessing a work of art as a member of the jury? What do you notice?
As a member of the Jury I seek balance. For me the word is balance,
style and school do not matter so much, as it is a balanced work.
I have learned that in the course of the various juries,
because one learns a lot, I am also here a student and I listen to the teachers
I have next to me, and I ponder what I think is important.

Tomás Paredes
Jury member
Art critic. AICA Awards Committee


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems to me to be a necessary prize
and that it is gone and will be becoming more prestigious with the passage of time.
In this edition there will be a very interesting final selection. It will be a great job.
As a member of the Jury I look at many details, but basically
a work defends itself because it impacts you, tells you something, impresses you for something
and that something has to be technical, subject, or the language of the work.

Paula Varona
Jury member
Painter

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems phenomenal to me, because it motivates artists
to work and work better, to try to have enthusiasm and compete so that your work is recognized.
This edition is very, very hard and close, it was very difficult for us to decide who was going to win.
As a member of the Jury I always look at the composition, technique, that transmits something to me,
I get excited and get my attention. Obviously, it is also important to look at the quality of the work.
But, above all, a work what you have to do is get excited.

Rafael Canogar
Jury member
Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academic. Representing the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems like a way to help artists
so that their works can be seen later in Casa de Vacas. I think it’s a great opportunity
for them and their works; besides being able to discover new values.
In addition, the effort and work that the AEPE does organizing this award is truly commendable.
This edition is very good, there is a good average level.
As a member of the Jury are many elements in which I look and those that make up a work of art.
After so many years of profession, I have been able to see a lot of work, and one already has a certain
habit of seeing immediately the fundamental elements that make a
work is distinguished: have strength, be well composed, be current, etc.
There are many elements to consider.

 

Ricardo Sanz
Jury member
Painter


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is a great, very interesting prize,
and it is a great platform for many artists where they can publicize their work.
In addition, this year we were able to see a lot of very good works of art.
In this edition, as there are many works, there is a bit of everything:
good, bad and regular, but there are more good than the other.
As a member of the Jury I always trust my taste and the merit that I can see in the work.
Although especially in my opinion. They are many years seeing work and immersed in the art world,
especially in the painting, and in the end it is the doctorate of my eyes.

Evaristo Guerra
Jury member
Painter

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems very interesting to me. It is an award you have acquired
an enormous solidity and prestige, especially for being an award named after his S.M. Queen Doña Sofía.
In addition, every year there are more people interested in participating in the contest because it is something prestigious in their career.
I see this edition very well, with really interesting works.
As a member of the Jury I think that the work defends itself.

An exceptional Jury for the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

On February 11, 2020, the meeting of the Jury of the 55th REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD was held, chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, acting as Secretary of the same, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and who has had the vocals Ana Abade Gil, representing Google, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator, gallery owner and author of the visual image of the award, Javier Sierra, Journalist and writer, Tomás Paredes, Art Critic and member of the AICA Awards Committee, Paula Varona, Painter, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor, engraver, Academic and on behalf of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Ricardo Sanz, Painter and Evaristo Guerra, Pinto r.

From left to right and from top to bottom José Gabriel Astudillo, Presidente de la Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores, Javier Sierra, Eduardo Naranjo, Ricardo Sanz, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona, Evaristo Guerra, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Rafael Canogar, Ana Abade y Tomás Paredes

 

The Prize, which has the collaboration of the technology giant GOOGLE, after five editions in the new format, for this edition has expanded its borders with a turn towards internationalization, extending to the creators around the world, thus reflecting the commitment of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with art and culture.
The Prize is thus endorsed by an exceptional jury, true art professionals with diverse and very different perspectives on creation, ranging from theory to art practice, and including curating, conservation, journalism … but always with a very special and exclusive link with the field of art they represent.
As the President of the Jury, José Gabriel Astudillo, commented, “in this edition we have had an excellent jury for its diversity and qualification, exceptional for its unconditional support for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with different opinions in an exercise versatile, dynamic and enriching that has managed to combine the artistic genius of the best contemporary artists who have attended the call.
A competent and prestigious jury that has taken deliberation work very seriously, with exciting discussions and helpful sentences that contemplate very different styles and very different techniques, whose energy and dedication have been exemplary and demonstrate that the QUEEN SOFIA DE PAINT AWARD AND SCULPTURE has been granted in an honest and coherent way. ”

It is through their special views and particular approaches that a global vision will be reached, which takes shape in the exhibition of selected works that can be visited from March 6, 2020 at the Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro de Madrid, in which to contemplate the subject, the language, the artistic fact, the intuition, the accumulated experience, the knowledge, the tradition, the novelty, the renovation and the vanguard that the sample gathers.
The jury’s decision and the awarding of the Prize will take place on March 5, at an event chaired by S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, whose unconditional support for the centenary entity is evident just when the institution is 110 years old.
The REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA Y ESCULTURA AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros for a single work, which has been chosen from among the more than 300 submitted to edition number 55, a total of 72 works having been selected for the occasion (42 paintings and 30 sculptures), all of them of great quality, which can be visited in Madrid’s Casa de Vacas until March 22.
In this edition not only Spanish artists have participated, but also from countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy and China, being already well recognized in the international artistic world for being a professional trampoline and continuous support of creators and managing to open the doors of the most select art galleries from around the world.

Summoned the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2020

Last year it was the Sevillian painter Jorge Gallego García who received this prestigious award for an oil entitled “Empty”

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google, summons the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture 2020, an award that for the first time opens to the participation of any artist in the world in these two disciplines.
This international award is the only one of these characteristics that is awarded in the world and has already become an indisputable reference in the field of plastic arts.
The winners in previous editions were the prestigious painters Jorge Gallego or Juan José Vicente and the sculptors Coderch & Malavia or Pedro Quesada.
The 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is managed by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and counts for its development with the invaluable support of Google. The deadline for submission of works is closed on February 7, 2020.
The jury’s decision and the award ceremony will take place at a gala chaired by S.M. Queen Doña Sofía in March, coinciding with the exhibition of the works selected for the occasion, which will take place in Madrid’s Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro.
The Jury, chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo and whose secretary is Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, brings together prominent members of the academic, cultural and artistic world as the journalist Javier Sierra, the painter Eduardo Naranjo and other artists such as Alejandro Aguilar Soria, author of the visual image of the Prize.

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Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Perpetual Secretary of the AEPE

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez received on November 7, 2019 an unexpected surprise when, in the framework of the jury’s decision, awards ceremony and inauguration of the 86th Autumn Salon of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the most artistic event Ancient and prestigious of all those summoned in Spain, he received the title of “Perpetual Secretary” of the centenary entity.
N the event, which took place in the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park, was attended by a multitude of artistic personalities, such as the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, guy and mengano, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, accompanied by his entire Board of Directors and artists such as Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Ricardo Sanz, Paula Varona, the dean of the Art Critics, Tomás Paredes. .. municipal authorities and the general public.
Just when the title of “AEPE Honorary Member” had already been delivered to the journalist and writer Javier Sierra, and before the Secretary General herself proceeded to read the minutes of the Jury of the 86th Autumn Room, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, skipping the established protocol, took the floor to read an Addendum to the Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors on June 18, 2019, in which it is explained that taking advantage of an absence of Secretary General of the entity, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, responsible for raising the official minutes of the session, and with the unanimity of the members of the Board, it was agreed to “distinguish Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez with the title of SECRETARY PERPETUAL OF THE ASSOCIATION SPANISH PAINTS AND SCULPTORS, in recognition of their excellent and unparalleled work and dedication to the entity.


We believe that it is fair to recognize the work of those people who are exceptional and essential in the art world, people who make real the saying that success always precedes work.
All the partners enjoy that success thanks to the attitude and work of those who make us bigger every day as an institution and ensure that day by day is attended not only diligently, but correctly and in a gratifying way. That is why this institution is better every day and provides an image of seriousness and prestige that, as I said, benefits everyone.
Placing a centennial entity of the first order in the 21st century has been an important challenge that our Secretary General has amply achieved in a work model that not only is the most successful, but that more than meets and exceeds the expectations generated in this regard. .
Modernization, transparency and attention and closeness to the needs of the associates have been an unwritten rule with which it has managed to awaken the spirit of our entity and thus contribute to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has developed as a diversified institution and open to the outside, until it becomes a modern and prosperous reality.
But in addition, preserving the history and heritage of the entity has been a priority in the work of Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who is carrying out through the Historical Archive “Bernardino de Pantorba”, a project that has crossed borders and makes us captain the research work on the history of art in Spain in the 20th century.
Its involvement is also leading us to recover the memory of the first artists of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and to be present, in this way, in the most important cultural events celebrated in Spain for this reason.
In the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors we have the honor of having magnificent artists, with exemplary people who have achieved success with a lot of work, dedication and talent.
And one of them is Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, journalist, Director of the Gazette of Fine Arts, researcher, art historian, member of the Spanish Association of Art Critics but, above all, a magnificent person of overwhelming personality, who is of justice recognize and applaud his special dedication and dedication, his good work, full of commitment and honesty, his charisma, authenticity and talent.
The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is increasingly prestigious and great because it knows how to recognize those who have a special talent and feel committed to making their work an engine for the expansion of that talent.

That is why Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez is a good portrait of the entity we want, with values ​​and that values ​​work, the desire to improve and the shared effort. It is the portrait of those people who fight every day for art, for artists, for culture and who do it also, investing a time, effort and a totally altruistic will and that must be recognized,
An entity is worthy of admiration when its members are too and when it treats those admirable people as they deserve. That is why we have the obligation to recognize this merit and in this way the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors wants to do it on behalf of all its partners, because making our entity better is a matter for everyone. Only in this way do we achieve that the best years of the artistic history of Spain are those that lie ahead, those that remain to be lived and those that remain to be written.
And so we signed in Madrid, on June 18, 2019, the rest of the members of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, keeping this resolution secret until the delivery of the distinction, which will take place within the framework of the Opening ceremony of the 86th Autumn Salon held at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Parque del Retiro on November 7, 2019 ”.
Excited and visibly surprised, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez picked up a plaque from the President and with the emotion of the moment, she was only able to thank everyone for the immense honor that the appointment entails, since in the entire history of the centenary entity, only There has been a Perpetual Secretary whose memory draws on countless historical accounts of the AEPE.