Maxam presented the 2020 calendar, the work of Chema Cobo

The MAXAM Foundation presented on November 20 the Exhibition “If It Happens To Be”, a sample in which to present the work of Chema Cobo, which illustrates the MAXAM Calendar of 2020.

The Maxam Foundation carried out the presentation at the Carlos de Antwerp Foundation, located on Calle Claudio Coello, 99, in which the President of the Maxam Foundation, José Fernando Sánchez Junco, thanked the work of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors are performing in the dissemination of art and culture, and as official sponsors of the Autumn Salon organized by the centennial entity.

De izquierda a derecha: Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernanda Cardama, José Gabriel Astudillo, el Presidente de la Fundación Maxam, José Fernando Sánchez Junco, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Paloma Casado, Antonio Téllez y Fernando de Marta

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, accompanied by the vast majority of members of its Board of Directors, such as Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary, the Vocals Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Married López, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

“MAXAM Foundation arises from our company’s commitment to social progress through the promotion of culture and education. The exhibition that we are opening today joins other artistic dissemination initiatives such as those already carried out in countries such as Spain, the United States and Panama, among others, ”explains Fernanda Cardama, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation and the Global Head People & Resources of the company.

If it happens to be, made expressly by Chema Cobo to illustrate the MAXAM 2020 Calendar, part of such an exciting theme in art history as is the one in the painting, explains Lucas Ferreira, Deputy Director of the MAXAM Foundation and curator of the exhibition. Under this baroque term, the author gives title to an image of images, to a narration with plots as different as the history of painting, the creative process, the popular symbology of the Spain of the 50s and 60s or the works that preceded in the MAXAM Collection.

Chema Cobo was born in 1952 in Tarifa (Cádiz), where his father worked as a doctor. He has lived in Tarifa, Ronda, Cádiz, Seville, Madrid, New York, Chicago, Brussels and long seasons in Rome and currently lives in Alhaurín el Grande (Málaga). He studied Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Madrid between 1970 and 1974. One of the components of the artistic group was the New Madrid figuration, a group of acidic and ironic artists who opened new avenues during the transition. His first individual exhibition was held in Madrid in 1974, at the Buades Gallery. In 1994 he was awarded the Andalusia Prize for Plastic Arts.

In 1981, he was a resident artist at P.S.1 in New York and participated in the 16th Sao Paulo Biennial at the Salon de los 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid.

In 1982, he participated in the Carnegie International of Pittsburgh.

In 1983 he was invited to several exhibitions in Europe and the United States; One of them was the “Recent European paintings” exhibition at Salomom R. Guggenheim in New York. The same year he exhibits at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago.

The eighties continue with a series of individual exhibitions in Seattle, Boston, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Bern and Nagoya (Japan).

It is worth noting the exhibition held in “The mezzanine Gallery” of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1987 and the individual exhibition in the Charles Cowles Gallery in New York in 1988. The same year he also participated in the exhibition “Art Kites” organized by the Goethe Institute in Osaka. This same exhibition continued traveling through Japan, the United States and Europe until 1992.

The 1990s began with an exhibition at AC&T in Tokyo and several exhibitions between the United States and Spain. He was a visiting professor at the NY Art School in New York, at Northwestern University in Chicago and at the School of Art of the Art Institute in Chicago.

In 1994 he was awarded the Andalusia Prize for Plastic Arts and publishes the book of aphorisms entitled “Amnesia” on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name in La Linea de la Concepción (Cádiz).

In 1995 he exhibited in Brussels at the Gallery “20m2 d’Art Contemporain”.

In 1998, the exhibition “The Labyrinth of the Compass” was held at the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art in Seville, which collected works from all periods of his work and works never exhibited to date in Spain. The second installment of the book of aphorisms “Amnesia” is published.

In 2001 the exhibition “Salta a la Vista” in the Provincial Palace of the Diputación de Cádiz covers all his work on paper from 1974 to 2000.

Recently he has exhibited in Valencia (Tomas March Gallery), Santander (Siboney Gallery), Barcelona (M. Marcos Gallery), Malaga (A. Viñas Gallery), Madrid (A. Machón Gallery) and the Duques de Soria Foundation (Soria) .

In October 2008, he opened the “Eclipse” exhibition at the A. Machon Gallery in Madrid, an exhibition for which he won the “Francisco de Goya” Painting Prize of the Villa de Madrid, 2009.

In the 2009-2010 season he exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art in Malaga a sample of 33 recent works entitled “Out of Frame”.

He has works in many collections in Europe and the United States among others at the Kunstmuseum in Bern, at the Nazionale d’Arte Contemporaneo Gallery in Rome, at the Fundazione Lucio Amelio in Naples, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at the Museum of Art in New York, at the Frederick Weisman Collection in Los Angeles, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, not forgetting Spanish collections such as the Caixa de Pensiones Foundation in Barcelona, ​​the Cajasol collection in Seville, the Caja Madrid Foundation, the Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid, the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art in Seville and the Center for Contemporary Art in Malaga, to name just a few of them.

 

Convened the IV MAXAM-DOWN MADRID-AEPE

 Painting Contest for people with Down Syndrome or other intellectual disability

The Down Syndrome Foundation Madrid, in collaboration with the Maxam Foundation and the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, has just called the IV Maxam Painting Contest for people with Down Syndrome or another intellectual disability.

Fundación MAXAM, Down Madrid and the AEPE today announced the convening of the IV MAXAM Painting Contest for people with intellectual disabilities. From November 21, 2019 until February 24, 2020, artists with intellectual disabilities who wish may present their works.

The central theme of these should be a free interpretation of “If It Happens To Be”, recently incorporated by MAXAM to its collection of paintings, the work of Chema Cobo, and image of the MAXAM Calendar of 2020, and that during the next few days will be exhibited at the Carlos de Antwerp Foundation on Claudio Coello Street, 99 in Madrid.

The winning works and finalists will be exhibited to the public in a sample that will take place in March 2020 at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park.

 

“The contest aims to give an opportunity to people with intellectual disabilities, showing their sensibilities and abilities. This is a group with a high creative potential, which is finally being recognized worldwide for its original perception, freshness and quality of his works , “explains Fernanda Cardama, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation and Global Head People & Resources of MAXAM.

With this type of initiative, artists with intellectual disabilities claim the artistic value of their creations. In Spain, these artists are gradually gaining social recognition with demonstrating their participation in prestigious exhibitions such as the Autumn Salon, organized annually by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

This project is part of the continuous collaboration of these three institutions for years in projects with which to promote social inclusion, training and employment of people with Down syndrome or intellectual disability.

It will be this other occasion in which the AEPE collaborates and participates in a sociocultural action, since since 2016, in which the 1st Workshop of Inclusive Culture of Drawing at Carboncillo was held, the centennial artistic institution is increasingly immersed in specific actions that fill with art the special world of those who live this disability.

This same year 2019, within the framework of the 86th Autumn Salon, and for the third time, the AEPE included the Down Syndrome Painting Medal for artists of this group, thus offering them the opportunity to exhibit their work within the framework of An artistic show of the first order.

The Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid (Down Madrid) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to work for the full inclusion of people with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability and their full social inclusion. The work that Down Madrid has been doing for more than 25 years would not have been possible without the collaboration of the people and entities that support its work.

The MAXAM Foundation (www.fundacionmaxam.net) is a non-profit organization that promotes cultural and educational programs to contribute to the progress and sustainable development of society. Among its activities in the field of culture are the MAXAM Painting Collection, a pioneering initiative in the field of business patronage, the House of Explosives (MUMI), the preservation of the historical legacy of the company and the dissemination of the figure of Alfred Nobel. In the field of education, the MAXAM Foundation carries out programs for the development of knowledge through the MAXAM Chair-Company of Explosive Technology (ETSIME, UPM) and agreements with reference universities around the world. It also promotes projects with schools and students in the local communities in which the company operates.

MAXAM (maxam.net) is a global technology company, specialized in the design, development, manufacture and application of energy materials. It structures its activity in fourth business units: blasting solutions for mining, quarries and public works, cartridges and gunpowder for use in hunting and sports shooting, products and systems for the defense and security sector, and production of key raw materials in Nitro chemical activity. Founded by Alfred Nobel in 1872, MAXAM currently has more than 6,500 employees on 5 continents, with 80 industrial facilities, subsidiaries in more than 50 countries and commercial operations in more than 100. The company closed the fiscal year 2018 (31 March 2018) with a turnover of 1,141 million euros.

Bases

National scope

Delivery deadline: from November 21, 2019 to February 24, 2020

Awards:

First prize: € 1,000

Second prize: € 600

Third prize: € 400

Works requirements:

Maximum 2 works per author

Collective works are not allowed.

Framed and signed

Indicate at the back what is the top part of the work

Free format

Minimum size: 50 x 60 centimeters

Painting, drawing and other techniques (works by computer are not allowed)

Works protected with glass are not allowed, plastic or unbreakable materials can be used

 

Maxam presented his 2019 calendar

The MAXAM Foundation inaugurated the Vanitas Exhibition on October 30, a show based on the work of Alfonso Albacete and which includes some of the most outstanding pieces of the MAXAM Painting Collection, with artists such as Arturo Mélida, Cecilio Plá, Julio Romero de Torres, Eduardo Arroyo and Pedro Batalla Xatruch.

On a regular basis, the Maxam Foundation presented its calendar within the framework of the celebration of the Autumn Salon, but this time they wanted to make this event an own exhibition that also includes some of the works mentioned in its calendar.

This was reflected in his words by the Chairman of the Maxam Foundation, José Fernando Sánchez Junco, thanking the work that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is doing in the dissemination of art and culture, and as official sponsors of the Autumn Salon that organizes the centenary entity.

The exhibition can be visited until next November 18 in the Sala Pardo Bazán of the Modern Spain building of the Lázaro Galdiano Museum and is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the history and iconography of the MAXAM Painting Collection. Composed of more than 100 works, this Collection is an initiative of pioneering business patronage in Spain, whose images have illustrated year after year the popular “almanac of explosives” that the company publishes since 1900.

“MAXAM Foundation arises from our company’s commitment to social progress through the promotion of culture and education. The exhibition that we inaugurated today at the Lázaro Galdiano joins other artistic dissemination initiatives such as those already carried out in countries such as Spain, the United States and Panama, among others, “explains Fernanda Cardama, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation and Global Head People & Resources of the company.

Vanitas, made expressly by Alfonso Albacete to illustrate the MAXAM Calendar of 2019, is based on such an exciting subject in the history of art as is the painting within the painting, explains Lucas Ferreira, Deputy Director of the MAXAM Foundation and curator of the exhibition . Under this Baroque term, the author gives title to an image of images, to a narration with plots as different as the history of painting, the creative process, the popular symbology of Spain in the 50s and 60s or the works that They preceded him in the MAXAM Collection.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, accompanied by the vast majority of members of its Board of Directors, such as Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice President, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary , the Vowels Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado López, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, the Librarian Fernando de Marta and the Adviser Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

Alfonso Albacete

Alfonso Albacete (Antequera, 1950) is one of the most prestigious and innovative names in Spanish painting in recent decades. At the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s, he promoted, along with other artists, a “return to painting”, to the canvas as a support perfectly capable of expressing any artistic concern. In his works, and Vanitas is a clear example of this, one can see his interest in Russian constructivism (geometrization of space), American abstraction (expressiveness of colors) and Spanish baroque (symbolism and iconography of the elements used) .

 

Alfonso Albacete held his first solo exhibition, In the studio, in 1979 at the Egam Gallery in Madrid. From that sample, Albacete has been considered one of the most reputed names in contemporary Spanish painting.

He has made more than 70 exhibitions, between individuals and collectives and his work is part of the collections of museums and collections such as the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum (Madrid, Spain), The Chase Manhattan Bank (New York, USA). ), at the White House Collection (Washington, USA), at the Collection Dobe (Zurich, Switzerland, at the Mie Prefectural Art Museum (Mie, Japan) and at the Wurth Museum (Kunzelsau, Germany).

Signed the Maxam Foundation Agreement – AEPE for the 85 Autumn Salon

The oldest and most prestigious event in Spain is possible thanks to its sponsorship

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and the MAXAM Foundation signed on october 15 the collaboration agreement for the sponsorship of the 85 Salon de Otoño, the oldest and most prestigious contest of all those convened in Spain, which has a traditional with the collaboration of the Maxam Foundation as official sponsor of the event.

The signature of the Protocol brought together Fernanda Cardama, Global Head of Human Resources & Organization, representing and as Patron of the MAXAM Foundation, and José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who signed a document in which They include the special collaboration that the Foundation has with our organization and which reflects the close cooperation between both institutions.

The event was also attended by Lucas Ferreira Herández, Communication Director of MAXAM, and the General Secretary of the centenary entity, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez.

The exhibition of the selected works will open to the public on November 1, although the opening ceremony and awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on November 7, and will include the winning, finalist and selected works in the 85 Autumn Salon organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The call is focused on the plastic arts and the promotion of new values, although it is open to all artists whether they are new or established, partners and artists in general, and counts, as it happened for the first time last year, with 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 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.

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, enhancing their artistic project in a way that supports artists with resources in the that is bet clearly and forcefully for his work.

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 foundations of the 85 Salon d’Automne 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 of sculpture, one of watercolor and the rest of painting and sculpture indistinctly) and eleven more honorary prizes, reserved to members of the AEPE (four of painting, four of sculpture, one of watercolor, one of drawing and one of engraving).

The publication of the bases does not imply that the deadline for submission of works is open, which may be verified in the week of October 1 to 5, and it is contemplated that all Spanish artists may attend with original works of theme and free technique

Each participant may submit as many works as he / she deems appropriate, in formats adapted to facilitate the greatest participation, since the minimum size of the works will be 46 cms, and 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”.

The MAXAM Foundation is a non-profit organization that channels MAXAM’s patronage activities in the field of culture and especially in Painting.

It also has as its mission the organization, conservation and dissemination of the historical heritage created by MAXAM since its foundation by Alfred Nobel in 1872.

Inaugurated the exhibition of the II MAXAM-DOWN-AEPE Painting Contest

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with AEPE, can be visited at the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center

of the Retiro Park in Madrid until next March 26, 2018

On March 21, coinciding with the celebration of the International Day of Down Syndrome, was inaugurated in the Casa de Vacas of the Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the exhibition of the works participating in the II MAXAM Painting Contest organized by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid and that has the essential collaboration of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

A sample with which said entities entities intend to show the role that art can have in the progress and social development, in this case as a tool for the achievement of individual autonomy of people with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities and its full social inclusion.

The artists, attending the workshops of the “Arte Down” initiative of this foundation, have made a reinterpretation of the latest picture of the MAXAM Collection and image of the 2018 Calendar of the Company, “La cantera”, a work signed by the renowned painter Pedro Moreno Meyerhoff, and that is inspired by the blasting operations that MAXAM carried out in the expansion project of the Panama Canal.

The members of the jury, from left to right: José Vicente Moreno Huart, José Gabriel Astudillo, Elena Escalona, Esther López, Ricardo Sanz e Inés Álvarez

The winner of the contest that gave rise to the exhibition was Mamen Caja with the oil painting “La cantera”. The finalists were Oscar Concha and Irene Soto. The jury chose these works, among the total submitted, met last March 1 and was formed by José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Inés Alvarez and Elena Escalona, ​​President of the Board and General Director of Down Madrid respectively, Esther López, artist with Down Syndrome, Ricardo Sanz, painter and José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation.

First prize, Mamen Caja

Second prize, Óscar Concha

Third award, Irene Soto

Fernanda Cardama, Director of Human Resources, Organization and Communication MAXAM MAXAM and Patron of the Foundation, thanked the efforts of the participants and highlighted his great work, “the result was certainly admirable, as you can see and Enjoy all of you through this exhibition. Your work is a clear sign that artistic creation is without doubt a tool through which help both the integral development of all people and their social, educational and labor inclusion “.

The exhibition of the works that have participated in the II Painting Contest MAXAM – Down Madrid – AEPE can be visited at the Casa de Vacas Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid from 10 to 21 h until March 26, 2018 Cultural Center.

In the commemorative catalog of the exhibition the following text by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has been included:

Fullness of Art Down

People with Down Syndrome have already become absolute protagonists in artistic creation, since the extraordinary potentiality of their abilities is being recognized worldwide, especially by the originality in their perception and in their fantasies, where the creative capacity overflows and reveals itself as a need for expression that captivates and surprises everyone.

Like other artists, people with Down syndrome overflow their creations with their feelings, emotions, thoughts and experiences, establishing close ties between their inner and outer world.

The freshness and spontaneity of the works made by people with Down Syndrome has meant a new conquest in the artistic creation when treating the works from a clear independence of the classical ideal of beauty, to give way to the expressivity and subjectivity of the creator in front of the traditional interpretation of the concept and the usual use of artistic methods and techniques, reflecting a unique emotional expression, which reaches high levels of sensitivity and quality that make these artists geniuses interpreting scenes, colors and shapes that amaze us all .

It is a new art, free of conventionalisms and cultural and social canons, which unites the independence of its forms, the subjectivity of its colors and the spontaneity and freshness of its strokes, to the wonderful creative capacity that gives them infinite love and unconditional that they offer us, the pure joy with which they give us, the enthusiasm that all their works enclose, the determination with which they strive in each new achievement and the greatness of hearts of infinite tenderness and exquisite sensibility that every artist would want to possess for increase their concept of art and that every “normal” person should take into account to strengthen their concept of exceptional humanity.

The people “normal and current” are not lucky to have the extraordinary sensitivity of Down Syndrome. However, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has shown in performances such as this contest emerged thanks to the initiative of the Maxam Foundation and as we did in the past Autumn Salon, that artists with Down syndrome are worthy of being included in a great exhibition as it is the oldest and most prestigious artistic call of those that are summoned in Spain. The full inclusion of Down artists is a source of pride for all of us who have contributed to their recognition, constituting in this way the first real opportunity that a centenary institution like ours, gives to a group that still reserves many surprises in a future that I predict very promising”.

 

MAXAM Foundation

The MAXAM Foundation is a non-profit organization that carries out sponsorship activities in the field of culture and, specifically, of painting. In addition, the mission of the Foundation focuses on the organization, conservation and dissemination of the historical heritage accumulated by MAXAM since its founding in 1872 by Alfred Nobel. It also organizes activities to promote and achieve objectives related to research and development of a civic, social, educational, scientific and technological nature.

Its main areas of activity are:

  • The organization, protection and preservation of the historical heritage of the company.
  • The management of the MAXAM Painting Collection, founded in 1899, which every year offers the image for the famous Explosives Calendars of the company.
  • The House of the Explosive in the Museum of Mining and Industry of Asturias (mumi.es).
  • The MAXAM Chair in Explosive Technology at the Higher Technical School of Mining Engineers at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), through which the Foundation has established training agreements with universities around the world (Brazil, Bolivia, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Australia …), and thanks to which engineering students can finish their studies in Spain and subsequently start their careers in some of MAXAM’s international projects.

More information in:

https://www.maxam.net/es/fundacion

Inauguration and delivery of prizes of the 84 Hall of Autumn

On October 27, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors presented the prizes corresponding to the 84th Autumn Salon organized by this centenary entity, in an act that took place in the House of Cows of the Park of Buen Retiro, in the exhibition of works which will run until November 26.

The inauguration ceremony of the exhibition, which includes a total of 63 works, among the winning and selected works, was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, Vice President Juan de la Cruz Pallares Garcia, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General, the other members of the Board of Directors of the same, as well as the sponsors of the contest, Patrons Fernanda Cardama and José Vicente Moreno Huart, as well as its Director of Communication, Lucas Ferreira, of the Maxam Foundation, Dolores Chamero, of the Madrid City Council, Anavel Munceles and Juvenal Barrios, of INTERES TV, José Luis Manzanares, of Tritoma Gestión Cultural, Javier Romero and Javier Pérez, representing the City Council of Getafe, the Mayor of the City Hall of Tres Cantos, Jesús Moreno, Elisa Lidia Miguel Águeda, Councilor for Culture of the Town Council of Tres Cantos and Teresa Ramos Grosso, Director of the Chamber Baluarte, Miguel Ángel and Mª Luisa Codina, from the Codina Escultura Casting, the sculptor Santiago de Santiago, the Spanish Association of Watercolorists, the More Hispanic Cultural Association and the patron of the Down Madrid Foundation, José Luis Rodríguez, as well as Elena Escalona Lara and Belén Padilla.

The Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Also present were some of the members of the Jury gathered for the occasion such as Tomás Paredes, José Vicente Moreno Huart, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria and Rafael Canogar.

The Jury of the 84th Autumn Salon. From left to right: Tomás Paredes, José Vicente Moreno Huart, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, José Gabriel Astudillo, Rafael Canogar, Eduardo Naranjo, Javier Rubio Nomblot and Alejandro Aguilar Soria

There were also numerous partners, selected from all corners of the national geography especially for the Salon de Otoño, and very numerous public that made the entrance to the Casa de Vacas on several occasions due to the excess capacity.

The presentation of the event was handled by the General Secretary of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who addressed those present to remember that “the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors treasures 107 years of history. Thanks to calls like the one that brings us together today, we are still celebrating years. From the Board of Directors we only wish to thank our partners, friends, the general public, sponsors, collaborators and institutions, your full support for our continuous work for the benefit of art and artists. Since 1910, 107 years later, we continue to make culture. To all, thank you very much. ”

Afterwards, and as it is being traditional, at the inauguration ceremony was given the honorary award given annually by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. The Secretary General read the designation:

“The Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, meeting in ordinary session on June 6, 2017, has unanimously agreed to grant the title of PARTNER OF HONOR to the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE). It is our desire to emphasize and record not only the merits of RACE, acquired over an immense trajectory and a great history as treasurer, but also for the exquisite and splendid human category that each and every one of us has demonstrated. the members who form the professional team of the institution, which is what makes it especially large and makes it an exceptional entity. ”

José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of AEPE, presented the title of Honorary Member to José María Candel, Director of the Sports Complex of RACE.

He was also recognized with the title of Honorary Member Emilio Pina Lupiáñez, to whom “the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, meeting in ordinary session on September 15, 2017, has unanimously agreed to grant the title MEMO OF HONOR to Emilio Pina Lupiáñez, who was Vice-President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors between 1984 and 1987 and later Secretary of the entity between 1989 and 1996. The deep love that has always felt for our centenary entity deserves our more sincere recognition and greater appreciation for the work done in those years. ”

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, also wanted to remember for the second consecutive year, and “thanks to the special collaboration of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with the CULTURAL ASSOCIATION MORE HISPANO, a series of Concerts of the Hall of Autumn, Spanish music from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries, performed by the best musicians of the moment, throughout the month of November and at Casa de Vacas, they 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. ”

Of all these activities can be punctually informed through this web, in the tab Contest and Prizes, sub-tab Salon of Autumn, and the corresponding to the 84 Hall of Autumn, as well as consult the digital catalog that for such reason has been edited, in addition to the physical catalog.

Afterwards, the President of the Spanish Association of Sculptors and Engineers, José Gabriel Astudillo, addressed a few words to the participants, in which he thanked the Board of Directors for the work done, making a special mention of the recently deceased Isabel Quintanilla. He highlighted the work of the Jury, the collaborating institutions, Maxam and his Foundation, as well as all the artists that make the contest possible.

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

In Madrid, on October 3, 2017, the Selection and Qualification Jury of the 84th Autumn Salon, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, was composed of the following members: President: José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Association Spanish of Painters and Sculptors; Secretary: Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors; 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.

They agree to award the following prizes:

SPANISH ACQUISITION GROUP AWARD

Endowed with plaque and diploma of AEPE.

Handed the prize Ricardo de Arce, President of the Spanish Association of Watercolors, to ALFONSO CALLE GARCÍA

 

SANTIAGO DE SANTIAGO SCULPTURE AWARD

Endowed with trophy of the sculptor and diploma of the AEPE. The prize is awarded by the sculptor Santiago de Santiago to RODRIGO ROMERO PÉREZ

CODINA FOUNDATION PRIZE

Equipped with a trophy from its workshops or the founding of the award-winning work and AEPE diploma. They deliver the prize Mª Luisa and Miguel Angel Codina, of the Codina Casting, to JORGE MARTÍN DE FRANCISCO

AWARDS BALUARTE ROOM OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF TRES CANTOS

To four artists, endowed with the realization of a joint exhibition, in the Cultural Center “Adolfo Suárez”, Sala Baluarte de Tres Cantos (Madrid) and diploma of the AEPE. They give delivery of the prize: the Mayor of Tres Cantos, Jesus Moreno, and the Councilor for Culture, Elisa Lidia Miguel Agueda to:

INÉS SAN MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ

MARGARITA GÁMEZ

OLIVA BELINCHÓN

MARIANA ALVAREZ ENRIQUE, receives the prize his daughter, Paula Nevado

GETAFE CITY AWARD

Endowed with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, in the Municipal Hall of Exhibitions “Lorenzo Vaquero”, in the Old Flour Factory and diploma of AEPE. Javier Romero and Javier Pérez, Technical Coordinators of Culture of the City of Getafe, are presented to FLOR VERDÚ

 

CULTURAL MANAGEMENT TRITOMA AWARD

Endowed with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, in the Cultural Center Sanchinarro of Madrid and diploma of THE AEPE. Awards José Luis Manzanares, Tritoma Manager a LEOVIGILDO CRISTÓBAL VALVERDE

INTERSARTE TV AWARDS

To three artists, consisting of the making of a videobook, and diploma of the AEPE. Awards the Anavel Munceles Award, Manager of Interest to:

AUSTION TIRADO

ADRIANA MARTÍN BERGÉS, receives the prize from her mother

EQUIPO J.L. FORMED BY DOLORES LAFUENTE AND JUANA MORENO

 

For the first time the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with the Down Madrid Foundation, has decided to carry out an act of inclusion, granting the MEDALLA DE PINTURA DOWN MADRID reserved for artists of this group.

The record of the Jury is as follows:

In Madrid, on 27 September 2017 at the Tres Olivos Center, the Jury for the qualification of the I MEDALLA DE PINTURA DOWN MADRID of the 84 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, Jordi Machi, artist and painter, Alfonso Martín, artist and painter, Ricardo Sanz, artist and painter, Juan Manuel López-Reina, Member of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. They agree to grant the Madrid Down Painting Medal of the 84th Autumn Hall to:

The prize is given by the Patron of Down Madrid Foundation, José Luis Rodríguez and José Gabriel Astudillo López to RAFAEL GONZALEZ CALDERÓN.

HONORARY AWARDS RESERVED TO AEPE MEMBERS (EXCEPT TO THE BOARD MEMBERS) endowed with medal and diploma:

ESPINA AND CAPO ENGRAVING MEDAL has been left deserted

DRAWING MEDAL ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ-BALBUENA has been left deserted

JOSE PRADOS LÓPEZ WATERCOLOR MEDAL. Awards: Juan de la Cruz Pallares, to JAVIER ORTAS

CARMEN ALCOVERRO AND LOPEZ SCULPTURE MEDAL Awards: Tomás Paredes to TEDY COBEÑA LOOR

MEDAL OF PAINTING MARCELINA PONCELA DE JARDIEL Awards: José Vicente Moreno Huart to PURA RAMOS CALDERON

MIGUEL BLAY AND FABREGAS SCULPTURE MEDAL Awards: Javier Rubio Nomblot to LOLA CATALA

CECILIO PLA AND GALLARDO PAINT MEDAL Awards: Eduardo Naranjo to JUAN FERNANDEZ GONZALEZ

MARIANO BENLLIURE AND GIL SCULPTURE MEDAL Awards: José Gabriel Astudillo to CODERCH AND MALAVIA SCULPTORS

PAINTING MEDAL JOAQUIN SOROLLA AND BASTIDA Awards: Rafael Canogar to JORGE CERDÁ GIRONÉS

MATEO INURRIA SCULPTURE MEDAL Awards: Alejandro Aguilar Soria to IRIA GROBA MARTÍN

EDUARDO CHICHARRO PAINTING MEDAL Awards: José Gabriel Astudillo to  MIAU DU

José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, “thanked everyone for the effort made to make possible a new edition of the Salón de Otoño, to those who have participated, the selected and not selected, the we are grateful to the members of the splendid Jury that we have gathered to make this edition a continuous improvement, and to the official sponsor, collaborators, institutions and lovers of art and the general public, to whom we now submit the fruit of so much effort.

Signed the MAXAM-AEPE Collaboration Agreement

On the afternoon of yesterday, July 12, 2017, the signing of the Agreement of Collaboration between the Maxam Foundation and the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors took place, which makes possible the realization of what will be the 84th edition of the traditional Salón de Otoño , The oldest and most prestigious call and artistic exhibition of all those celebrated in Spain.

The signing of the Protocol brought together Fernanda Cardama, representing the Maxam Foundation, and José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who signed a document in which they note the special collaboration that the Foundation maintains with our entity .

The event was also attended by Lucas Ferrerira Hernández, Director of Communication of the Maxam Foundation, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, as well as other members of the Board of Directors such as Vocal Juan Manuel López Reina, The Treasurer Ana Martínez Córdoba and the Advisor to the President, Itziar Zabalza Murillo, as well as the author of the visual image of the 84 Salón de Otoño, the partner Rodrigo Hurtado Parra.

The Maxam Foundation has been sponsoring the Autumn Fair that has been called by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors for 18 years and is betting on a call that in its latest editions is reaching very relevant figures thanks to the enormous prestige of the members of the Jury called for this purpose, And above all, thanks to the enormous quality of the works presented, which have shaped avant-garde and cutting-edge exhibitions in the Spanish artistic scene and which has marked the calendar of November of the last four years.


From left to right: Ana Martinez, Juan Manuel López-Reina, Rodrigo Hurtado, author of the poster announcing the 84th Autumn Fair, Fernanda Cardama, MAXAM Foundation, José Gabriel Astudillo,
President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Lucas Ferreira, Communication Director of MAXAM, Itziar Zabalza Murillo and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of AEPE

The call, focused on the plastic arts and the promotion of new values, although the call is open to all artists whether new or consecrated, partners and artists in general, will have new honorary awards that take the name of the founders Of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

It is clearly distinguished in the different medals the painting of the sculpture, that in the last editions is having a lot of presence, and instead of granting first medal, second and third, they appear names like the Medal of Painting Joaquin Sorolla and Bastida, that besides Founder, President of the AEPE, Mariano Benlliure Sculpture Medal, and that in the light of the new data provided by the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez on the foundation of the entity, the creation of the same was an original idea of ​​the Sculptor, the Cecilio Pla and Gallardo Painting Medal, the Miguel Blay and Fábregas Sculpture Medal, who was also President of the entity, the Marcelina Poncela de Jardiel Medal of Painting, one of the founding members and the Sculpture Medal Carmen Alcoverro and López, another of the five founding members of the entity.

“The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors works in a line of innovative culture, that is to say, it does not seek an exhibition of prizes that imply an economic endowment, but an excellence that becomes a divulgation of the work and the artist, and that, As stated by the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo -, not to endow the prizes economically, but to be creative and channel the selected and awarded in 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 can be seen through the Autumn Hall, enhancing their artistic project so that artists are supported with resources in the That bets clearly and forcefully by his work.

The Salón de Otoño has always been the best showcase in which visual and conceptual artists have marked the art trends of the moment, taking the pulse of a society open to avant-gardes and modernity. In fact, as a prelude to the prestigious Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture which also convenes the AEPE, it is to show an advance of the new concerns of the creators, names that acquire a relevance that helps the momentum of their career, and do not hesitate In participating in the oldest call of Spain.

For the first time, the Madrid Down Painting Medal is also included, which will be awarded to one of its artists, 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 at Casa de Vacas along with the rest of professional and novice artists. A great opportunity to make visible a group with an extraordinary sensitivity.

At the inauguration of the 84th Autumn Fair, scheduled for October 27 at the Casa de Vacas in Madrid, Parque del Buen Retiro, MAXAM Foundation will also present the new work of its Collection and image of the year 2018, from its well-known almanac Of explosives, whose first edition dates back to the year 1900.

With this Collaboration Agreement, the Maxam Foundation continues its line of support to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with whom it has also signed a Convention for the Digitization of the Historical Archive “Bernardino de Pantorba” of the AEPE, which very close to seeing The light in coming dates, and that will be a great help to those who claim to the centenary entity work of study and investigation regarding the funds guarded by her, adjusting to the demand and needs of the researchers in the era of the new technologies of the Information and new practices in communication.

Thus, it will be possible to access information about authors, paintings, articles, drawings and everything related to the Gazette of Fine Arts, a monthly publication that still retains in its head the original title and is the organ of communication of associates Since 1910.

The importance of this publication lies in the fact that it was continually edited for twenty-five years, and although it has gone through different stages, from being the reference of the artistic world in years in which there were hardly such publications in Spain and in which they collaborated Disinterestedly important writers and art critics, to focus primarily on aspects of associative interest, today still remains the reference publication of the activities of the partners.

The most outstanding novelty will be that the Gaceta de Bellas Artes will have a dynamic website that will facilitate the search and interaction with users, and incorporates complementary information about the directors, journalists, collaborators and accredited firms that have collaborated in the publication since its Birth in 1910.

The visual image of the 84 Salón de Otoño is the work of AEPE partner Rodrigo Hurtado Parra, an original watercolor, holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. (UCM).

Official Master’s Degree in Art, Creation and Research, also in the UCM, and honorary collaboration for two years in the subject Drawing Projects II together with Professor Antonio Fernández García.

He has attended workshops and specialized chairs with great figures of contemporary painting: Aldo Bahamonde, José María Mezquita, Isabel Quintanilla, Antonio López, Alex Kanevsky or Vincent Desiderio have had great importance in their formation.

Currently he works in his own studio, in his personal work and making portraits for private clients and official assignments for public institutions, such as the portrait of the former rector of the University Carlos III of Madrid, Daniel Peña.

He is active in various collective exhibitions and has won prizes, access and selections in important national and international competitions, including the BP Portrait Award in London (2014) and finalist of the Reina Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors ( 2016).

THE MAXAM FOUNDATION

The MAXAM Foundation is a non-profit organization that channels MAXAM’s patronage activities in the field of culture and especially in painting. It also has the mission of organizing, preserving and disseminating the historical heritage created by MAXAM since its founding by Alfred Nobel in 1872. It also organizes activities aimed at the promotion and achievement of general interest of a civic, social, educational, scientific and Research and technological development.
This summer, the MAXAM Foundation has again crossed borders by taking its famous collection to Dallas (USA), where it has achieved unanimous applause from critics and public, forcing the Foundation to extend the show in the city of Marshall, Texas .
The Maxam Collection dates back to 1899, twenty-seven years after the founding of the company. The purpose of these acquisitions was essentially advertising: to promote the company’s products through a poster used as a calendar.
For these calendars, the same process was always used: to entrust to a painter of prestige, recognized by the public and the critic, a work elaborated ex profeso for the company, in order to be reproduced as almanac. More than a hundred years have passed since a unique collection was created for its concept, theme and style, and for having great names of Spanish painting of the 20th and 21st centuries as Rafael Canogar, Eduardo Arroyo and Isabel Quintanilla, among others.

Maxam Foundation – www.fundacionmaxam.net

THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS

The AEPE was founded in 1910 by Eduardo Chicharro, Miguel Blay and Cecilio Pla, as well as having in its founding record the signature of 178 of the most important names in Spanish painting and sculpture such as Joaquín Sorolla, Doménech, Manuel Benedito, Mateo Inurria, Julio Romero de Torres, Ramón Zaragoza or Martínez Abades.
Among others, one of its objectives is to contribute to the union of professional artists of painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, applied arts and decoration, collaborating with specialists and professors of the artistic area, as well as contribute to the Of the noble liking to any of the plastic arts, as well as of the new artistic tendencies.
One of its best-known contests and events is the Salón de Otoño, traditionally celebrated in the Casa de Vacas cultural center of Retiro Park in Madrid, and this year reaches its 84th edition.
To speak of the Autumn Hall in Spain is to speak of an indisputable reference and inexhaustible source of art, a grandiose laboratory from which have come immortal names of our history; Is to speak of tradition but also of modernity, innovation and continuous artistic renewal.
No other Spanish competition exists that has been able to reach the edition number 84 that is now being prepared. No encounter that has the diffusion and the artistic interest, nor the diversity of plastic expressions, nor the concurrence of participants, nor the exquisite organization and the enormous prestige that meets and joins the Hall of Autumn.
The high participation rate, the demanding quality to which it is united, and the renown of the artists who attend the awards, make this contest a reference of the fine arts of our country, thanks to the continuous action of a contest Which manages to bring Spanish art closer to the rest of the world through the exhibition of current creativity and aesthetics. That is why the tremendous promotion and cultural stimulation of the 84th Autumn Festival is undeniable and unthinkable.

Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors AEPE www.apintoresyescultores.es

Inaugurated the exhibition of I Maxam Painting disabilities

 

For people with intellectual disabilities

It has the essential collaboration of the AEPE

The Down Syndrome Foundation Madrid, in collaboration with the MAXAM Foundation and the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, last December convened the 1st MAXAM Painting Contest for people with intellectual disabilities, which involved more than 40 young people Who have performed a free interpretation of “We were in the Panama Canal”, the last canvas to join the Collection and image of the year 2017 of the well-known MAXAM calendar.

The Jury in charge of designating the prizes met on February 27, and was composed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mariela Beltrán García-Echániz, Technical and Exhibition curator of National Heritage, Elena Escalona Lara, General Manager Down Madrid, Lucas Ferreira Hernández, Director of Communication of Maxam, and Mª Jesús Rihuete García, Head of Business and Communication of Down Madrid.

The jury appreciated both the fidelity to the original work to be performed, the color and personal style of the artists and was really impressed by the use of the color and joy that come out of all the works presented as a whole.

Yesterday the exhibition of the finalist works was inaugurated, a show organized in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, which can be visited at the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center of the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid from 23 to 31 March 2017.

The event was attended by members of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, led by its President, José Gabriel Astudillo, General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Vocalists Juan Manuel López Reina, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Alberto Martín Giraldo , Pedro Quesada Sierra, the Librarian Fernando de Marta and Sebastián, the Treasurer Ana Martínez Córdoba and the Advisor of Presidency, Itziar Zabalza Murillo, in addition to the Councilor of Retirement, Ignacio Murgui, Ines Álvarez Arancedo, President of Down Madrid, Elena Escalona Lara, Director General of Down Madrid, José Manuel Chacón, Director of active inclusion of Down Madrid, Lucas Ferreira Hernández, Director of Communication of Maxam, Fernanda Cardama, Director of Human Resources, Organization and Communication of MAXAM, as well as other employers of the Maxam Foundation Such as Ana Rubio Pablos and José Vicente Moreno Huart

The winner of the exhibition that emerges the exhibition was Roberto Salcedo Gomez with “Gang looking at the work.” The finalists have been Antonio Monfort and Pedro García Montoro.

 “At the MAXAM Foundation we are convinced that art and plastic expression are tools that can help both the integral formation of people and their social, educational and work inclusion, that is why we trust in the success of this project and in its organization Of the hand of Down Madrid “, emphasized Fernanda Cardama, Director of Human Resources, Organization and Communication of MAXAM.

For his part, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, spoke at the event commenting on the reason for this collaboration, in a speech that we reproduce in full:

“The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is about to turn 107 years old.

They founded Chicharro, Cecilio Plá, Sorolla, Benlliure, Romero de Torres, Pinazo, Benedito, Lopez Mezquita, Aniceto Marinas, Moreno Carbonero, Muñoz Degrain, Pradilla and a long list of more than 180 of the best artists of the moment.

The entity was born and exists to make art and culture, and that is what we have been doing convening contests, exhibitions and prizes.

The most famous are the Autumn Hall, the oldest and most prestigious of which are called in Spain, which this year reaches its edition number 84 and which is sponsored by the MAXAM Foundation, which is also an Honorary Member of The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

And the Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture, whose 52nd edition we have just closed with the sponsorship of Google and the award of the award that has made S.M. The Queen Sofia Doña, our President of Honor.

Last year we started a line of collaboration with different social entities, such as The Art Factory, with which we carry out different inclusive educational-cultural projects, aimed at people with disabilities and at risk of social exclusion.

With this exhibition that opens today, we collaborate with Down Madrid because we understand that art is, like music, the only universal language that transcends all kinds of barriers.

Art, painting, are a common good that allow us to express and communicate our feelings, emotions, thoughts and experiences. They allow us to explore, enjoy and create without limits.

In this specific case, painting is an essential task that allows visibility, equality and the right to be oneself.

In that it is based and summarizes this magnificent exhibition. All the artists who have participated in it, have put in their works all their passion, their life, their joy, and that is precisely what makes them equal to any professional artist, their dedication and commitment and their desire to express and share with All the creative act.

My most sincere congratulations to the Down Syndrome Association Madrid, for this initiative and to the Maxam Foundation for hosting, supporting and giving visibility to these kinds of experiences that contribute to the social well-being of people with diverse capacities.

That is what the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors intends to support experiences like this, which as we can see, has been a total success.

Our congratulations to all “.

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