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

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
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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.

Bases 55 PREMIO REINA SOFÍA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

 

BOLETIN DE INSCRIPCION 55 PREMIO REINA SOFIA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA 2020

 

Ricardo Sanz at the Casa de Vacas del Retiro

The partner of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Ricardo Sanz, opens next Friday, August 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Casa de Vacas of the Madrid Retiro Park, the exhibition “The language of light”, which may Visited until next September 1, 2019.


The figurative painter Ricardo Sanz shows a great variety of works of his most recurring themes: landscapes and portraits, the latter genre with which he has achieved fame.

The artist, who has counted on this exhibition with the express support of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, has wanted to directly involve the centenary entity, which will be represented in the exhibition in all its dissemination and signage actions.
Ricardo Sanz is a well-known painter from San Sebastian, based in Madrid. His style is influenced by the classics: Velázquez, Van Dyck or Rembrandt, and the entire 19th century painting. At the same time, his connection with great figurative artists such as Macarrón, Torrents Lladó or Revello de Toro, has served to enrich his artistic spirit and knowledge at the highest level of figurative painting.
The painter Sanz gives his work a modern and renovating air, mixing an exquisite composition, with a refined technique and a special mastery of color and light, printing a modern and original brushstroke that manages to reflect with special mastery the effects of light, which He becomes the protagonist of his paintings.

One of its most prominent facets is that of portraitist. His psychological intuition and his precise and elegant brushstroke make the most positive side emerge in the models, immersing his work in an atmosphere of naturalness.

The level of his works makes him considered one of the main interpreters of the portrait, being requested by personalities of the royalty, aristocracy, politics or culture that demand his work. Ricardo Sanz is the author of the first official portrait of the Princes of Asturias, a large-format painting that we can consider as historical.

He has made numerous exhibitions in Spain and abroad since 1982, when he began his artistic career.

 

Summoned the 86th Fall Salon 2019

The visual image of the contest is the work of Javier Ortas

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors announces the 86th edition of the Autumn Salon, which has the support of the Maxam Foundation

Until October 5 the works can be presented

The winning works will be announced on November 7

The finalist works will be exhibited at the Casa de Vacas del Retiro in Madrid from October 31 to November 24

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with the unconditional support of the Maxam Foundation, announces the 86th Autumn Salon, the oldest and most prestigious artistic event in Spain, whose purpose is to stimulate creation and contribute especially to the promotion and the projection of artists in Spain.
The call has 7 free access prizes, the Down Madrid Painting Medal, reserved for artists of this group who will exhibit the winning work for the third time within the framework of the Exhibition and a total of eleven more Medals, reserved for the members of the centenary entity, whose attraction lies in the recognition of artists by other artists and in the prestigious awards, which bear the name of the founders of AEPE.
“Reaching the 86th edition of a renowned event such as the Salon de Otoño, says José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, is a triumph in itself, since no other contest in Spain treasures that age, nor a list of names such as the one that the institution has gathered all these years, names that are already part of the history of art such as Picasso, Alberti, Benlliure, the Benedito brothers, Benjamín Palencia, Vázquez Díaz “…
The 1st Autumn Salon of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors was born in 1920 and since its inception seeks the promotion of new values ​​in a line of innovative culture, that is, does not seek a display of awards that involve an economic endowment, but a excellence that transforms into the dissemination of the work and the artist, and that, according to José Gabriel Astudillo, means not endowing the awards economically, but being creative and channeling those selected and awarded on the difficult path of artistic creation.

Recognize talent is just what entities like Tritoma Cultural Management, the Getafe City Council, the Baluarte Hall of the City of Tres Cantos, Codina Escultura, Encuentro Real Estate, Santiago de Santiago and the Spanish Association of Watercolor Painters, which converge in this new edition of the Autumn Salon, next to the City Hall of Madrid, which will exhibit the selected and awarded works in the Casa de Vacas from the Parque del Retiro in Madrid from October 31 to November 24, and the Maxam Foundation, the official sponsor of the Hall.
The jury of the award, which will be made up of prestigious people in the fields of criticism, art history and artistic activity, will be chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, acting as Secretary of the same Maria Dolores Barreda Perez, Secretary General of the AEPE, will make a selection of the works presented, from which will come the winners, which will be exhibited in the Casa de Vacas of the Retiro Park in Madrid between October 31 and on November 24, 2019. The winners will be announced on November 7, at the moment of the jury’s decision, awards ceremony and opening of the exhibition.
Throughout these last 6 years, the Salon de Otoño has become a traditional event within the Spanish art scene, a must in terms of novelties, trends and new contemporary plastic proposals, as well as a showcase for the best painting and current sculpture.
Each year the artists have the opportunity to present their new creations and opt for an accredited Prize that includes the edition of a catalog, the exhibition of their pictorial work and the knowledge that it has been selected by a highly qualified and prestigious jury .
The Prize can present Spanish artists or residents in Spain, in the modalities of painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving and watercolor in formats designed to enable the participation of all creators, from 46 cms to the maximum size of 200.
The bases and the registration form can now be downloaded from the AEPE website www.apintoresyescultores.es, tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab “Bases”, and in the same tab, sub-tab “Salón de Otoño”.

Announcement poster competition of the 86 AEPE Sutumn Living Room

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors published last January the bases of the Poster Contest announcing 86 Autumn Salon to be held in the month of November at the Casa de Vacas in the Parque del Retiro in Madrid.

Only the artists who wish to participate may attend it.

Each author will be able to attend with as many works as he wishes, being free the subject and the technique.

The size will be 40 x 60 cm, preferably in vertical format.

The importance of this appointment is evident by becoming the visual image of the call, with advertising in different media that entails, a unique opportunity for members to become more visible and be present in different social communication networks like facebook, twitter and Instagram, in which the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has a real presence.

Incentives that together with the promotion of the event and the posters used in the call, become an announcement of the artist and the event.

As stated by the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo López, when closing his speech at the inauguration of the last edition of the Salon de Otoño, “we are already preparing and working in the 86 Salón de Otoño”, and good proof of that is the call that is published, for a great artistic appointment of art and culture as is the traditional Autumn Salon, and all this, with the hand of this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Remember that in past editions the winners of the contest were José Manuel Chamorro, Manuel Gracia, Carmen Durán, Rodrigo Hurtado Parra and Luis Javier Gayá.

54 Queen Sofia of Painting and Sculpture Awarded

Of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, has the collaboration of Google

 

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has just launched the call for what will be the 54th edition of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture, one of the most prestigious of all those held in Spain, thanks to the quality of the winning works and the prestigious jury that the centenary entity gathers for that purpose.

In the call, all adults of age residing in Spain may participate, with original works, which have not been selected or awarded in any other contest, and with free theme and technique.

The deadline for submission of works is January 25, 2019 and participants will send the required documentation in the Bases to administracion@apintoresyescultores.es

The Jury will proceed with the selection of the works that will be admitted to the contest, the finalists and the winner. The acceptance or not of your work will be communicated by email to its authors before January 25.

A single prize of € 10,000 is established for the winning work at the discretion of the Jury.

The selected, finalist and awarded works will be exhibited at the Casa de Vacas of the Retiro Park in Madrid, from 7 to 24 March 2019.

Together with the exhibition, a catalog will be published with the selected, finalist and awarded works, as well as the composition of the Jury and the minutes of its verdict.

It is predicted that S.M. Queen Sofia made the award ceremony in an act organized for that purpose.

As President José Gabriel Astudillo points out, “we want to reward creativity, passion for beauty and work at the service of human beings. We want an original work to be admired all over the world and to produce a deep emotion in those who contemplate it. And that all this is by the hand of this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, a centennial entity created by the best artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ”

In addition, the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is a very relevant contribution to the world of creation for which Her Majesty Queen Sofia has always shown such sensitivity.

The Jury will be formed by some of the best current Spanish artists, who have already confirmed their attendance, and it is expected that the delivery of the same will be done by S.M. Queen Sofía, at which time the jury minutes will be published that will award a single work in any of the painting or sculpture modalities, and will select fifty of those that meet the highest quality.

The jury of this edition will be chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and will have Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the institution, both with voice and without vote.

The commemorative poster and identification of the award, which varies in each call keeping the essence of the work, is due to the multidisciplinary artist Alejandro Aguilar Soria, whose visual image combines the royal symbolism of the award with the avant-garde and creativity of a large artist and creator as is its author.

More information and consultation of the bases in this web

Bases 54 PREMIO REINA SOFÍA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

Boletín de inscripción 54 Premio Reina Sofía 2019

 

Inauguration and awards ceremony of 85 Salón de Otoño

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors delivered on November 7 the prizes corresponding to the 85 Autumn Salon organized by this centenary entity, in an act that took place in the Casa de Vacas of Buen Retiro Park, in the exhibition of works that will continue until Sunday, November 25.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition, which consists of a total of 76 works, among the awarded and selected works, was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, Vice President, Juan Manuel López Reina , of Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary, all the members of the Board of Directors, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado López, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta and Sebastián, Ana Martínez Córdoba and the Presidency Advisor, Itziar Zabalza Murillo, as well as the sponsors of the contest, the Maxam Foundation Patron, José Vicente Moreno Huart, as well as its Communications Director, Lucas Ferreira, of Dolores Chamero, of the Madrid City Council, José Luis Manzanares and Óscar Pozas de Frutos, from Tritoma Cultural Management, Javier Romero and Javier Pérez, representing the City Council of Getafe, Teresa Ramos Grosso, Direct of the Baluarte Hall of the City Council of Tres Cantos, Alan Hernández and Montaña Vázquez, of Encuentro Real Estate, Miguel Ángel and Mª Luisa Codina, of the Codina Sculpture Foundry, Ricardo de Arce Bilbao, of the Spanish Association of Watercolourists, and Enrique Gil, José Luis Rodríguez, José Manuel Chacón and Belén Padilla for the Down Madrid Foundation, as well as Luis Javier Gayá, author of the visual image of the 85 Salón de Otoño.

The Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, from left to right:  Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Itzizar Zabalza Murillo, Ana Martínez, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Juan Manuel López Reina, the paintings Ricardo Sanz and Paula Varona,  José Gabriel Astudillo, Mª Dolores Barreda and the Honor Socio Alejandro Aguilar Soria

 

Also present were some of the members of the jury gathered for the occasion such as  Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona, Ricardo Sanz and Tomás Paredes.

Only the sculptor Santiago de Santiago, who was traveling these days, Santiago Romero, of the More Hispanic Cultural Association, who had already closed a concert and Rosa Martínez de Lahidalga, also for personal reasons, excused his attendance same as Eduardo Naranjo.

Yes, there were also members of honor such as Ana Rubio Pablos, and numerous partners, selected from all corners of the national geography especially for the Autumn Salon, as well as a very high number of public that could not access the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas, for having a limited capacity of 125 people, and who patiently waited for the departure of all those who were there, to discuss and discuss the awarded and selected works.

Despite the adverse weather, and as always happens when the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors opens an exhibition at the Casa de Vacas del Retiro, on several occasions had to close access to the Center, due to excess capacity, opening the same as it was being evicted, which gives an idea of ​​the tremendous success and great expectation that the Autumn Salon always raises in Madrid.

The presentation of the event was the responsibility of the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who addressed the audience to remember that “the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors treasures 108 years of history. Thanks to calls like the one that brings us together today, we continue to celebrate years. From the Board of Directors we only want to thank partners, friends, the general public, sponsor, collaborators and institutions, your total support to our continuous work for the benefit of art and artists. Since 1910, 108 years later, we continue to do culture. To all, thank you very much. ”

Afterwards, and as it has been traditional, at the inauguration ceremony the honorary award was given annually by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. The General Secretary requested the ascent to the stage of the Codina family as a whole, and so did Mª Antonia del Amo and Mª Luisa and Miguel Ángel Codina, proceeding to read the designation:

“The Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, meeting in ordinary session on June 5, 2018, has unanimously agreed to grant the title of HONOR PARTNER to the Codina Foundry,” whose human values ​​managed by the brothers Maria Luisa and Miguel Ángel Codina, have made this traditional workshop, the most prestigious in Spain, an impressive nursery of sculptors united by the knowledge and sensitivity of traditional techniques. His special contribution makes this entity an exemplary model that has been a witness and protagonist of the sculpture of Spain in the last three centuries. They have the honor to pass on the knowledge and the science of the authentic artisans of sculpture in bronze to the lost wax, whose examples flood the streets and cities of the whole world. The close collaboration that the Codina Foundry has maintained for years with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors contributes to the realization of exemplary artistic activities that make both institutions a first class cultural reference “”.

The President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo López, presented the title of Honorary Member to Mª Antonia del Amo and Mª Luisa and Miguel Ángel Codina, who addressed some kind words of thanks in which they said they were very honored for the honor received and tremendously united to a century-old institution such as AEPE, with whom they are collaborating so closely and with great success.

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, also wanted to remember that for the third consecutive year, and “thanks to the special collaboration of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with the ASSOCIACION CULTURAL MORE HISPANO, a Concert Cycle of the Autumn Salon, of music has been programmed Spanish from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries, played by the best musicians of the moment, who throughout the month of November and the Casa de Vacas, will put the soundtrack of this great art festival that brings us here today. In this way, we tried to emulate the first Autumn Salons, in which all kinds of cultural activities were programmed “.

Afterwards, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, addressed a few words to the attendees in which he thanked his Board of Directors especially for the work done, making special mention of the continuous, constant and always effective work of the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, whom she described as the authentic “alma mater” of the centenary entity. He also highlighted the work of the Jury, the collaborating institutions, Maxam and its Foundation, as well as all the artists who make the event possible.

Then, he proceeded to read the minutes of the Jury:

In Madrid, on October 3, 2017, the Selection and Qualification Jury of the 84 Autumn Salon met, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, composed of the following members: President: José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Association Spanish Painters and Sculptors; Secretary: Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors; Both with voice and without vote, and the Members: José Vicente Moreno Huart, MAXAM Foundation, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor and engraver, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter and engraver, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, multidisciplinary artist and gallerist, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Art critic and curator, Tomás Paredes, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.

Agree to grant the following prizes:

“In Madrid, on October 9, 2018, met the Selection and Qualification Jury of the 85 Autumn Salon, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, composed of the following members:

President: Mr. José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Secretary: Ms. Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Both with voice and without vote, and the Members:

Eduardo Naranjo, Painter and engraver

Alejandro Aguilar Soria, multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallerist

Tomás Paredes, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics

Paula Varona, Painter

Ricardo Sanz, Painter

Rosa Martínez de Lahidalga, Art Critic

Agree to grant the following prizes:

 

FREE ACCESS AWARDS

 

SPANISH AGRUPATION AWARD OF AQUARELISTS, Equipped with a plaque and AEPE diploma. He gave the award Ricardo de Arce, President of the Spanish Association of Watercolor Painters, to Pablo Revirirego

SANTIAGO DE SANTIAGO SCULPTURE PRIZE, Endowed with the sculptor’s trophy and AEPE diploma. He gave the award in his name, José Gabriel Astudillo to Adriana Exeni

PRIZE ENCOUNTER TO THE YOUNG TALENT, Endowed with the realization of an individual exhibition in the exhibition spaces of the headquarters of the Madrid Real Estate Encuentro and its corresponding triptych and diploma of the AEPE. He presented the award Alan Hernández, Managing Director of Real Estate Encuentro, to Miguel Ney Alcántara

FUNDICION CODINA PRIZE, Endowed with a trophy from its workshops or the foundry of the awarded work and diploma of the AEPE. They presented the Mª Luisa and Miguel Ángel Codina prize, from the Codina Foundry, to Andrés Lasanta

AWARDS BALUARTE SALON OF THE TOWN HALL OF TRES CANTOS, To four artists, endowed with the realization of a joint exhibition, in the Cultural Center “Adolfo Suárez”, Room Baluarte of Tres Cantos (Madrid) and diploma of the AEPE. He presented the prize Teresa Ramos Grosso, Coordinator of the Baluarte Room to Javier Lledó, Nito Pereiro-Oliveira, Ofelia Ontiveros Fernández and Pilar Quirós

CITY OF GETAFE PRIZE, Endowed with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, in the Municipal Exhibition Hall “Lorenzo Vaquero”, in the Old Flour Factory and diploma of the AEPE. He gave the prize Javier Romero and Javier Pérez, Technical Coordinators of Culture of the City of Getafe, Juan Gil

TRITOMA CULTURAL MANAGEMENT PRIZE, Endowed with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, in the Sanchinarro Cultural Center of Madrid and DE LA AEPE diploma. He presented the prize José Luis Manzanares, Manager of Tritoma, to Luis Javier Gayá

For the second consecutive year, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with the Down Madrid Foundation, decided to also award the DOWN MADRID PAINTING MEDAL reserved for artists of this group.

The minutes of the Jury are as follows:

In Madrid, on October 11, 2018 at the Tres Olivos Center, the Jury of qualification of the II DOWN MADRID PAINTING MEDAL of the 85 Salón de Otoño, composed of the following members:

Inés Álvarez, President of Down Madrid

José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Elena Escalona, ​​General Director of Down Madrid

Jordi Machi, artist and painter

Ricardo Sanz, artist and painter

They agree to award the Down Madrid Painting Medal of the 85th Autumn Salon. The award was presented by the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Down Madrid Foundation, José Luis Rodríguez and José Gabriel Astudillo López to Cristóbal Rodríguez Sahagún

 

HONORICAL PRIZES RESERVED TO MEMBERS OF THE AEPE

(EXCEPT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS) endowed with medal and diploma

 

JUAN ESPINA AND CAPO ENGRAVING MEDAL, has turned out to be desert

ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ-BALBUENA DRAWING MEDAL, has turned out to be desert

MEDALLA DE AQUARELA JOSE PRADOS LÓPEZ, presented the award: Mª Dolores Chamero, Director of the Casa de Vacas to Eva González Morán

MEDAL OF SCULPTURE CARMEN ALCOVERRO Y LOPEZ, He presented the award Tomás Paredes, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics to Rafael Giraldez Elizo

MEDAL OF PAINTING MARCELINA PONCELA DE JARDIEL, awarded the prize by Paula Varona to Manuel Gracia García

MEDAL OF SCULPTURE MIGUEL BLAY AND FABREGAS, awarded the prize by the painter Ricardo Sanz to José Manuel Martínez Pérez

PATIENT MEDAL CECILIO PLA Y GALLARDO, awarded the prize by the Juan Manuel López Reina to Juan Núñez-Romero Cortés

MEDAL OF SCULPTURE MARIANO BENLLIURE AND GIL, Delivered the award by the painter Alejandro Aguilar Soria to Andrés Lasanta

PAINTING MEDAL JOAQUIN SOROLLA Y BASTIDA, awarded the José Vicente Moreno Huart Award, from the Maxam Foundation to Ana Alcaraz Montesinos

MEDAL OF SCULPTURE MATEO INURRIA, He gave the award Teresa Ramos Grosso to Lola Santos

MEDAL OF PAINTING EDUARDO CHICHARRO, He gave the award José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the AEPE Miguel Ney Alcántara Feliz

José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, closed the ceremony “thanking everyone for the effort made to make possible a new edition of the Autumn Salon, to all who have participated, to those selected and not selected, to the award winners, to whom we thank also for their contribution, to the members of the splendid jury that we have managed to gather to make this edition a continuous improvement, and to the official sponsor, to the collaborators, to the institutions and to art lovers and the general public, to whom we now submit the fruit of so much effort. From this moment, “he continued,” we began to work already in the 86 Salon de Otoño, which I am now placing you right now. Thank you”.

The 85th Autumn Salon opens on November 7

The 85 Salón de Otoño opened yesterday November 1, 2018, the doors of its exhibition at the Casa de Vacas in Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro.


The exhibition, which can be seen until the 25th of the same month, will reach its most awaited day next Wednesday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. when the jury’s decision, award ceremony and official opening of the 85th AEPE Autumn Salon, a much anticipated grand gala in the cultural autumn exhibition calendar.
The 85th Autumn Salon of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, is the oldest and most prestigious artistic call that is being held in Spain, and is sponsored by the Maxam Foundation, although it has other collaborators such as the City Council of Madrid, Tritoma Cultural Management, the City Council of Getafe, the Baluarte Hall of the City Council of Tres Cantos, Encuentro Real Estate, the Codina Sculpture Foundry, the sculptor Santiago de Santiago, the Spanish Association of Watercolor Painters, the More Hispanic Cultural Association and the Down Madrid Foundation.
The 85 Salón de Otoño will distribute a total of 21 prizes in the modalities of painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving and watercolor, distributed in ten prizes of free access (two specific of sculpture, one of watercolor and the rest of painting and sculpture indistinctly) and eleven more honorary prizes, reserved for members of the AEPE (four for painting, four for sculpture, one for watercolor, one for drawing and one for engraving).
The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors works in a line of innovative culture, that is, it does not look for a display of prizes that suppose an economic endowment, but an excellence that transforms into the dissemination of the work and the artist, and that, as he confesses the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, supposes not to endow financially the prizes, but to be creative and to channel to the selected and awarded ones in the difficult way of the artistic creation.
In addition, as happened also last year, includes the Down Madrid Painting Medal, 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 together with the rest of the professional and novice artists. A great opportunity to make visible a collective endowed with an extraordinary sensitivity.

The work of Aguilar Soria in the House of Cows of Retiro

“Self-portrait” is an x-ray of the artist’s profession

 

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors yesterday presented the exhibition entitled “Self-portrait”, by the artist Alejandro Aguilar Soria, which can be seen until next August 15, 2018.

 

The success of the act was highlighted by the excellent reception of the public with which it counted and exceeded the initial expectations, collapsing “literally” the capacity of the Exhibition Hall of the Casa de Vacas.

 

The event brought together partners, friends and the public at an event that was initially held at the Casa de Vacas Theater, where Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez and José Gabriel Astudillo, General Secretary and President of the AEPE, presented the artist, who He explained to the attendees how, when and why of this exhibition, he projected a series of videos that accompanied the course of his work.

The artist’s book titled “Oil Notebook” was also presented, a splendid publication that pays homage to the 30 years of teaching of this brilliant author, about his own experiences, conclusions and technique on the pictorial procedure and in which it is reflected the life, personages, yearnings and desvelos of the own Aguilar Soria.

 

The artist, who had the memorable assistance of his mother, also painter Fernanda Soria and some of the members of his family, did not forget to thank all those who made the exhibition possible, from the City Council of Madrid, through the Association Spanish Painters and Sculptors, as well as all those related to the Larso studio, the President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics, and many renowned painters and sculptors like Ricardo Sanz, friends, students, admirers and surprised visitors.

In total there are more than two hundred works that make up the exhibition, a selection of the most significant works carried out in recent years by the Spanish artist Alejandro Aguilar Soria, who has not done a show for more than two years and who on this occasion deals with the difficult theme of artistic creation in a global vision, of the artist himself.

For José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Alejandro Aguilar Soria “is one of those few artists who has managed to move on the border of the modern and the most committed vanguard, while being respectful of the heritage of the traditional and classic painting. His approach is original and novel, since he approaches from experimental poetry to the most attractive objects of marketing, including author books, visual poems, oils and acrylics that make the author a representative of the genuine term of “artist” from its broadest conception and multifaceted dimension, comparable to a creative genius like Leonardo Da Vinci himself “.

 

“Aguilar Soria achieves that same level of balance, honesty and interest from contemporary thinking. His name should be likened to those of Dalí, Chirico or Magritte in their attitude and in their ability to make something new that, in reality, has always existed. Like all the greats, painting for him is the hierarchical top of the arts and drawing, his primordial gesture “.

 

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

 

From her earliest childhood she lived with artists and intellectuals of the first order who lived in 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 stroke, drawing and the colorist technique that gives so much strength to his works. His experience in these years will profoundly mark his later artistic practice, classic and avant-garde.

 

A teacher in several art schools, assistant to the study of other great masters, he reacted to the conceptual trends of the 80s and began his personal artistic journey in a completely identifiable painting with his curious and dreamy personality. Currently, and after a gallery stage in which success took him away from his true passion, he runs his own painting studio.

 

Multidisciplinary artist, his work covers a wide spectrum of expressive forms: photography, installation, drawing, visual poetry, engraving, but it is painting that occupies most of its 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, usually anonymous men and women, are often seen with trivial, mute and mysterious postures and appearance, with elements as capricious as the prolongation of their members in unusual objects that become the keys hidden that suggest the relationship of these figures with each other and with the viewer.

 

Among its 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 affects the formation of the contemporary being has a place in his repertoire of ideas and reflections.

 

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

 

He has made important individual exhibitions among which “Iconographic Maps” stand out, at the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla-La Mancha (Hellín, Albacete, 2009), “Icônes”, at the D’Art du Rhône Gallery (Genève, Suisse, 2005), “Games”, in the Banking Credit Suisse (Madrid, 2001), “Exp. Multimedia “, at the C.M. (Madrid, 2000), “Fractals”, in the Elvira Carreras Gallery (Madrid, 1998), “Pictogramas”, in the Galería Laberinto (Granada, 1995), “Encuentros”, in the Arsenal Museum (San Juan de Puerto Rico , 1984)…

 

A large number of private collections and important cultural institutions have works by this artist, many of which he has exhibited in such exceptional places as the Museum of the Schools of Luzón, ITIMUSEUM in Argentina, the Volpe Stessens Foundation of 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 Circle of Fine Arts of Madrid, the Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid, etc.

 

Member of the Salon of the XIII, “Eduardo Chicharro” Painting Prize of the LXXIX Madrid Autumn Salon and the First Prize of the XXIV Exhibition of Animal Art of the Academy of Arts and Letters of San Antón, has other awards such as the Diógenes Taborda Grand Prize of the Volpe Stessens Foundation of Buenos Aires and the Painting Prize of the Eureka Hall of Madrid.

 

For Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and member of AECA, “Self-portrait is not the fruit of an inflamed vanity. Nothing is further from Alejandro Aguilar Soria than to make his own portrait, but to x-ray the profession from within, that is, the untidiness, disappointments, sufferings, glories, triumphs and vanities of the artists.

 

All this, through a journey in which clearly highlights the genius of a creator who demonstrates his overflowing imagination, very much in line with the avant-garde surrealism of the early twentieth century but completely updated and renewed through unconventional characters and situations.

 

And it is precisely that hodgepodge, that fusion of the most traditional painting, understood as such, as a spectacular base drawing and a well-nourished and superbly mixed color palette, all revitalized by a current oneiric and sensual vision, in which they come to life the lampposts, the doors or the chairs, the puppets of the sign language and animated pictograms that he has created, fruit of a revealing and enigmatic look, perhaps dreamed someday, and traced to the dictation of a mind always in a boil, typical of a genius and a madman, typical of an artist.

 

One begins by seeing the beginnings of the plastic artist, and comes to see the discouragement that seizes him, the first lights of a path always difficult, the disappointments of envy and incomprehension, but also everyday situations for everyone involved in this exciting world, as the presence of his works in competitions and competitions, the rejection, the indifference and finally, the glory of those who manage to succeed, with the media and marketing degeneration that also brings the final fame.

 

There is also room for creative solitude, intimate individuality that gives birth to works and ideas with talent and reflects the spirituality that this profession has beyond the lights with which it can sometimes dazzle. And of course, for the creation of works in which the subjects are multiple and are involved, as in the author’s book that Aguilar Soria presents and that surpasses any materialist proposal by sharing experiences and secrets with which he seals a sincere visual and visual communion. creative

 

The show is composed of delicate and daring visual poems, groundbreaking, unusual, oil paintings, acrylics and many, many winks at the essence of artistic creation, with multifunction pieces in which the versatility of the use and the innovative idea of ​​which well can take note any artist with concerns that want to eat a world that Alejandro Aguilar Soria has already absorbed and vomits now in superb geniuses, fruit of an innate condition in him, accompanied by an extraordinary talent.

 

In this exhibition nothing is the result of chance, from its journey to the arrangement of the pieces, creating authentic scenes that become experimental poetry, with very curious winks, in which the artist demonstrates his good mood and his own self-criticism in funny and details in which it is worth reconsidering and appreciating every touch of genius that they contain “.

 

Exhibition: “Self-portrait”

Artist: Alejandro Aguilar Soria

From July 19 to August 15, 2018

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

House of Cows of the Buen Retiro Park

Paseo de Colombia, s / n

28009 Madrid