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.

 

an impeccable organization

In the delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

There are many congratulatory messages that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors are receiving these days concerning the impeccable organization of the act of the jury’s decision and delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD.

The artists arrived from all corners of the national geography, felt at all times centers of attention of an act focused on them, in whom they had passed the difficult test of reaching the final selection of their works and being present at the exhibition of the works selected in the contest.

A gala held at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park whose only condition was the limited capacity of its auditorium. This was the main reason that only those selected had access, waiting while the companions in the adjoining Exhibition Hall.

Once the prize has been awarded, from S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, began the visit to the exhibition that lasted until past nine o’clock at night.

YE. Queen Doña Sofía stopped with each and every one of the artists present at the event, chatted with them, asked them what most caught their attention of each work, including anecdotes, memories and recognitions to whom she has been fighting for the world so much of art and culture.

Not surprisingly, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has been working on this event for a year, which shone among all the events scheduled in the capital in a month also focused on art thanks to the countless Fairs that have populated the spaces of Madrid.

An act well prepared by the AEPE, which its President, José Gabriel Astudillo López, wanted to highlight in his speech when he thanked the work of its Board of Directors in full:

Vice President: Mr. Juan Manuel López Reina Coso

Secretary: Ms. Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

Member: Ms. Alicia Sánchez Carmona

Member: Mr. Antonio Téllez de Peralta

Member: Mrs. Paloma Casado López

Member: Mrs. Carmen Bonilla Carrasco

Librarian: D. Fernando de Marta

Treasurer: Ms. Ana Martínez Córdoba

Adviser to the President: Ms. Itziar Zabalza Murillo

For them he had affectionate words in which he recognized his work. And for the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, whom she distinguished for her foresight and tireless work and thanked her unstoppable effort.

From the guests invited to the event, important for the centennial entity for what represents their support and encouragement in the daily work of the AEPE, the Jury, to the selected artists, who felt really protagonists in moments in which art and art culture seems to be unimportant, everything was planned to the smallest detail, which the Perpetual Secretary did not overlook.

But despite everything, it is the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with the President of the same and the Board of Directors in front, with all their partners and friends, who sincerely appreciate the success of this 55th edition of the REINA SOFIA DE AWARD PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

To all, thank you very much

 

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Manuel Díaz Meré, 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD


Lucia, am komponieren. (Lucia composing) Oil on linen. 117 x 90

Manuel Díaz Meré, born on December 12, 1988, is a leading artist from Madrid known mainly for his traditional and highly realistic paintings. In his short career he has already managed to consolidate a characteristic style of realistic representation and brushstrokes developed with a very high fineness. In his works he presents a great interest in the figurative form and detail, which are embodied in his immersive portraits and representations of the human body. Díaz Meré conceives poetics as an expansion in which colors fight for excellence, a single brushstroke is full of a thousand nuances, whose expression and ease give life to the characters who star in their works.

In his paintings, this artist demonstrates a great technical skill that can be seen in the realism of the fabrics and the touch of painted clothes, in the style of master painters such as Zurbarán. In them, silk is silk, satin is satin and linen is linen. Díaz Meré studied Fine Arts and his main influence is the renowned painter Antonio López, whom he considers a great master of the perfect brushstroke. However, his paintings go beyond the technical excellence he has developed over the years. For him, the most important thing in his work is the poetry it contains and in which it is inspired, something he will continue to do for the rest of his career.

55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD
From March 6 to 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)

(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 Friday, March 6, the exhibition of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD is inaugurated

OPENING ACT OF THE EXHIBITION OF SELECTED AND AWARDED WORKS OF THE

55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

Invitation open to the public

 

On March 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. The opening ceremony of the exhibition of selected and awarded works of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD will take place at the Casa de Vacas of the Retiro Park in Madrid.

One day after S.M. Queen Doña Sofía presents the prize that bears her name, the official opening ceremony will be held and will be open to the public and can be visited until March 22.

The event will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Vice President of the entity, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the General Secretary of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, the other members of the Board Directive, as well as different personalities from the world of culture and authorities

The exhibition brings together a total of 72 works (30 sculptures and 42 paintings) by 69 different authors mainly from Spain, but also includes those selected in countries such as China, Italy, Colombia, …

55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD:
Inauguration: Friday, March 6, 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)

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)

Selected artists at the 55 REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA Y ESCULTURA AWARD

Once the communication has been completed personally with each of those selected in the 55 Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture, convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with the collaboration of GOOGLE, we proceed to publish the list of selected artists in the announcement.
We remember that among them are the finalist artists and the winner, but it will not be until next March 5, when S.M. Queen Doña Sofía presents the award, the jury’s decision will be announced in the event that will take place in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of the Madrid Buen Buen Retiro Park, and which only selected artists can attend.

The public inauguration of the exhibition, in which the 55th REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD will be known, will take place on March 6, Friday, and will remain open until the 22nd of the same month.

From these lines, the AEPE wishes to record the deep gratitude to all who have participated in this call, for the enthusiasm, the work and the effort made, and we also add our most sincere congratulations to all who have managed to be selected.

The selected artists are the following:

Ana Alcaraz Montesinos
Javier Aldarias Montiel
Teruhindo 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
Yang Dong
Manuchehr Eftekar
Francisco Escalera González
Magdalena España
Teresa Esteban
Gonzalo Fernández Atance
José Manuel Galán Martín (Manuel Galán)
Juan Carlos García Moreno (Morris)
Rafael 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 Marinas Piña
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 Pontesta Icuza
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
Judgment of the Jury and delivery of the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD
Thursday, March 5, 2020 (act reserved for selected artists)
 
Public opening: Friday, March 6, 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)

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.