Another great success of Javier Sierra

Last Friday, November 29, 2019, at the headquarters of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the writer and journalist, Planeta 2017 Award, and Honorary Partner of our centenary entity, Javier Sierra, revealed to us the mystery that surrounded life of the brilliant artist, architect, engineer and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, coinciding with the exhibition “Leonardo VIVE. Tribute to Leonardo da Vinci ”, which contemplates the tribute of the AEPE to one of the most extraordinary Renaissance artists, who had such an influence on the conception and origin of the most radically modern painting.

In a crowded room of public, the entrance with makeshift chairs had to be enabled so that all attendees could hear what Leonardo was like, being from his best known work, La Gioconda, to others his in which the mystery and winks of the creator, They signed their work by adding personal details that at first glance may go unnoticed.

The presentation of the act was in charge of José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who thanked Javier Sierra for his willingness to always collaborate with the entity and then gave the floor to Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, who outlined small brushstrokes of the author’s biography, with special emphasis on his personal achievements, so unusually recognized by institutions and the public.

Then it was Javier Sierra who enchanted the audience over an hour and a half that he knew little by little, leaving the audience with “honey on the lips” and above all, with a lot of questions and a new perspective of the work and life of Leonardo da Vinci.

After the talk, the attendees spoke with the author, who kindly attended to everyone and received the congratulations of a delivered audience that congratulated and summoned the writer to continue telling the mysteries that hide the works of art.

A “master lesson” that everyone can read in the bestseller “The Secret Dinner”, in which Javier Sierra carries out a narrative that reveals what the true sources that Leonardo da Vinci drank to paint the sacred work could be. known from Christendom.

The Last Supper is full of signs that indicate that behind its appearance there is much more than mixed paints: What does the knot on the tablecloth that covers the table mean? Why didn’t he paint the halos of holiness that usually adorn the heads of the apostles or Jesus in other works that represent the same scene? Not even the Passover lamb of the Jewish holiday they celebrated? Why is Leonardo himself portrayed in the play, and also with his back to Christ? Who is the true traitor? And above all, where is the Holy Grail?

Information that always interests artists and the general public, but that told by him, manages to make someone who discovers what Leonardo hides fall in love.

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.

 

Judgment of the Jury, awards ceremony and inauguration of the 86th Autumn Room

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors presented on November 7 the prizes corresponding to the 86th Autumn Salon, organized by this centennial entity and which has the collaboration of the Maxam Foundation, in an event that took place at the Casa de Vacas del Parque of Buen Retiro, in the exhibition of works that can be visited until next Sunday, November 24, from Monday to Friday, between 10 am and 9 pm.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, the Vice President, Juan Manuel López Reina, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary, the members of the Board of Directors: Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta and Sebastián, Ana Martínez Córdoba and Itziar Zabalza Murillo, as well as the official sponsor of the event, José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the Maxam Foundation.
In addition, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, the Councilor of the Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation Area of ​​the Madrid City Council, Ángel Niño Quesada, were present.
The Councilor President of the Retirement Board, Santiago Saura Martínez de Toda, the Councilor for Culture and Youth of Getafe, Luis José Domínguez Iglesias, Jesús Moreno García, Mayor of Tres Cantos, Elisa Lidia Miguel, Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Culture of Tres Cantos, José Luis Manzanares and Óscar Pozas de Frutos, from Tritoma Cultural Management, Alan Hernández and Montaña Vázquez, from Real Estate Encuentro, Miguel Ángel and Mª Luisa Codina, from the Codina Escultura Foundry, Manuel Alpañés, President of the Spanish Watercolors Association , José Luis Rodríguez, José Manuel Chacón and Belén Padilla for the Down Madrid Foundation, Javier Romero and Javier Pérez, Getafe Culture Technicians and Teresa Ramos Grosso, Director of the Baluarte Room of the Tres Cantos Town Hall, fulanoooooooo mengano …. …………. Chinese Ambassador ……..
as well as Javier Ortas, author of the visual image of the 86th Autumn Salon.
Embassies: Selected and awarded foreigners in the Autumn Salon
Ana Westley – German
M. Esther Flórez – Colombia
Dongfang Zhao – China
Jiaren Shen – China
Yang Dong – China
Samuel Rodriguez – Portugal
Leovigildo Cristóbal – Peru
Manolo Romero – Dominican Republic

Antonio Pardo with Sofia
Councilor Retirement
Luis Díez retirement councilor advisor
Carolina Álvarez retirement councilor advisor
Ángel Niño, employment councilor
His wife
Sofía Fernández, director angel boy cabinet
Marta Rivera, CAM counselor

73 selected works, 46 paintings and 27 sculptures, consisting of a total of works, among the awarded and selected works
Also present were some of the members of the Jury gathered for the occasion such as José Vicente Moreno Huart, Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona, Ricardo Sanz, Mª Dolores Chamero and Tomás Paredes, having excused their attendance xxxxx and xxxxxx.

Present were also Honorary Members such as Ana Rubio Pablos, and numerous partners, selected coming from all corners of the national geography especially for the Autumn Hall, as well as a very large number of audiences who could not access the Assembly Hall of the House de Vacas, for having a limited capacity of 125 people, and who waited patiently for the departure of those who were there, to share and talk about the awarded and selected works.
Despite the adverse weather, and as has always been the case that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors inaugurates an exhibition at the Casa de Vacas del Retiro, on several occasions it was necessary to close the access to the Center, due to the excess of capacity, opening the same as he was evicting, which gives an idea of ​​the tremendous success and great expectation that always raises the Autumn Salon in Madrid.
The presentation of the act was in charge of the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who addressed those present to remember that “the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has 109 years of history. Thanks to calls such as the one that brings us together today, we are still serving years. From the Board of Directors we only want to thank partners, friends, general public, sponsor, collaborators and institutions, your full support for our continued work for the benefit of art and artists. Since 1910, 109 years later, we continue to make culture. To all, thank you very much. ”
He explained later that this year and for the first time, the Board of Directors had agreed to invite Chinese artists to participate, thus fostering a very important cultural exchange, thanking the assistance of the prestigious sculptor Dong Yang, especially from Shanghai to this 86th Autumn Hall.

Afterwards, and as it has been traditional, the honorary award given annually by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors was presented at the opening ceremony. The Secretary General requested the rise to the stage of journalist, writer and Planeta Prize, Javier Sierra, proceeding to read the designation:
“The Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, meeting in ordinary session on June 18, 2019, has unanimously agreed to grant the title of SOCIO DE HONOR to Javier Sierra, whose collaboration and close friendship with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is becoming stronger and more committed.
“Journalist and writer, whose human profile surpasses the professional; man of integrity, simple, human, helpful, humble, attentive, whose smile triggers unusual diplomacies, and who like himself likes to describe himself, has the job of curious.
In recognition of his friendship and exemplarity, his enormous prestige and for having contributed in a relevant way to the significance of our entity, appreciating the activities that the association promotes and responding to the foundational objectives of fostering relations between the art world and the creation.
As a sign of our gratitude for their continued support, accompaniment and complicity in the work of this Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and in recognition of their trajectory in the field of research and dissemination of art, highlighting the contribution that with their works He has managed to bring the world of art closer to millions of readers around the world.
To all the artists, he has also seduced us in a game of intrigues and mysteries of which he is a master, but above all, he has launched a special invitation to the world to visit one of the best art galleries such as the Prado Museum, with which he is Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has always kept a close relationship, since some of its Presidents were also directors of it.
That millions of people discover through their pen wonderful works of art under a new vision, is the great legacy that we thank today through this appointment that prides not only our entity, our Partners and friends, but the artists from all over the world. world.
It is in this way that we would like to thank you for pushing us to look for the soul of each artist through his works and making art a window to the invisible, to the truly valuable that the human being harbors.
For all this, we are pleased to name Javier Sierra, Honorary Member of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors. ”

Afterwards, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, addressed the attendees in which he thanked the work of the Jury, the collaborating institutions, Maxam and its Foundation, as well as all the artists who make the contest possible. He also wanted to highlight the work of his Board of Directors, making special mention of the continuous, constant and always effective work of the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, which he described as the authentic “alma mater” of the centenary entity.
It was at that time when, outside of any protocol, he proceeded to read an Addendum to the Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors on June 18, 2019, in which it is explained that taking advantage of an absence of the General Secretary of the entity, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, responsible for raising the official minutes of the session, and with the unanimity of the members of the Board, it was agreed to distinguish Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez with the title of PERPETUAL SECRETARY OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTS AND SCULPTORS, in recognition to his excellent and unstoppable work and dedication to the entity.
We believe that it is fair to recognize the work of those people who are exceptional and essential in the art world, people who make real the saying that success always precedes work.
All the partners enjoy that success thanks to the attitude and work of those who make us bigger every day as an institution and ensure that day by day is attended not only diligently, but correctly and in a gratifying way. That is why this institution is better every day and provides an image of seriousness and prestige that, as I said, benefits everyone.
Placing a centennial entity of the first order in the 21st century has been an important challenge that our Secretary General has amply achieved in a work model that not only is the most successful, but that more than meets and exceeds the expectations generated in this regard. .
Modernization, transparency and attention and closeness to the needs of the associates have been an unwritten rule with which it has managed to awaken the spirit of our entity and thus contribute to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has developed as a diversified institution and open to the outside, until it becomes a modern and prosperous reality.
But in addition, preserving the history and heritage of the entity has been a priority in the work of Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who is carrying out through the Historical Archive “Bernardino de Pantorba”, a project that has crossed borders and makes us captain the research work on the history of art in Spain in the 20th century.
Its involvement is also leading us to recover the memory of the first artists of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and to be present, in this way, in the most important cultural events celebrated in Spain for this reason.
In the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors we have the honor of having magnificent artists, with exemplary people who have achieved success with a lot of work, dedication and talent.
And one of them is Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, journalist, Director of the Gazette of Fine Arts, researcher, art historian, member of the Spanish Association of Art Critics but, above all, a magnificent person of overwhelming personality, who is of justice recognize and applaud his special dedication and dedication, his good work, full of commitment and honesty, his charisma, authenticity and talent.
The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors is increasingly prestigious and great because it knows how to recognize those who have a special talent and feel committed to making their work an engine for the expansion of that talent.
That is why Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez is a good portrait of the entity we want, with values ​​and that values ​​work, the desire to improve and the shared effort. It is the portrait of those people who fight every day for art, for artists, for culture and who do it also, investing a time, effort and a totally altruistic will and that must be recognized,
An entity is worthy of admiration when its members are too and when it treats those admirable people as they deserve. That is why we have the obligation to recognize this merit and in this way the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors wants to do it on behalf of all its partners, because making our entity better is a matter for everyone. Only in this way do we achieve that the best years of the artistic history of Spain are those that lie ahead, those that remain to be lived and those that remain to be written.

And so we signed it in Madrid, on June 18, 2019, the rest of the members of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, keeping this resolution secret until the delivery of the distinction, which will take place within the framework of the Opening ceremony of the 86th Autumn Salon held at the Casa del Vacas of Madrid’s Parque del Retiro on November 7, 2019.
Excited and visibly surprised, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez picked up a plaque from the President and with the emotion of the moment, she was only able to thank everyone for the immense honor that the appointment entails, since in the entire history of the centenary entity, only There has been a Perpetual Secretary whose memory draws on countless historical accounts of the AEPE.
Then, the Secretary General proceeded to read the minutes of the Jury:
“In Madrid, on October 8, 2019, the Selection and Qualification Jury of the 86th 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 Spanish Association of 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 Vowels:
José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the Maxam Foundation
Eduardo Naranjo, Painter and Engraver
Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallery owner
Paula Varona, painter
Ricardo Sanz, painter
Tomás Paredes, Dean of Art Critics
Mª Dolores Chamero Moyano, Director of the Casa de Vacas,
They agree to award the following awards:

FREE ACCESS AWARDS

AGRUPACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE ACUARELISTAS AWARD, endowed with plaque and diploma from the AEPE. He presented the Manuel Alpañés prize, President of the Spanish Association of Watercolors, to Magdalena Spain.


SANTIAGO DE SANTIAGO SCULPTURE AWARD, Awarded with the sculptor’s trophy and AEPE diploma. He gave the award in his name, José Gabriel Astudillo to Jordi Mor Fernández.


YOUTH TALENT MEETING AWARD, was deserted, but the assistance and collaboration of Alan Hernández, Managing Director of Real Estate Encounter was appreciated

FUNDICION CODINA PRIZE, Equipped with a trophy out of its workshops or the foundry of the award-winning work and diploma of the AEPE. They gave the Mª Luisa and Miguel Ángel Codina prize, from the Codina Foundry, to Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo


BALUARTE ROOM AWARDS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL OF THREE CANTOS, To four artists, endowed with the realization of a joint exhibition, at the Cultural Center “Adolfo Suárez”, Sala Baluarte de Tres Cantos (Madrid) and AEPE diploma. She presented the Teresa Ramos Grosso Prize, Coordinator of the Baluarte Hall to Mariana Álvarez Enrique, Pura Ramos Calderón, Jorge Cerdá Gironés and Michael de Coca Leicher.

Mariana Álvarez Enrique

Pura Ramos Calderón

Jorge Cerdá Gironés

Michael de Coca Leicher

CITY OF GETAFE PRIZE, Equipped with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, in the Municipal Exhibition Hall “Lorenzo Vaquero”, in the Old Flour Factory and AEPE diploma. He presented the Javier Romero and Javier Pérez prize, Technical Coordinators of Culture of the Getafe City Council, to Ana Westley Benson.


TRITOMA CULTURAL MANAGEMENT PRIZE, Equipped with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, at the Sanchinarro Cultural Center of Madrid and AEPE diploma. He presented the José Luis Manzanares, Tritoma Manager, to Catalina Orozco de la Torre (Catalina Orart).


For the third consecutive year, the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with the Down Madrid Foundation, also decided to grant the DOWN MADRID PAINTING MEDAL reserved for artists of this group.
The minutes of the Jury are as follows:
In Madrid, on October 7, 2019 at the Tres Olivos Center, the jury for the qualification of the III DOWN MADRID PAINTING MEDAL of the 86th Autumn Salon, made up of the following members:
José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Ignacio Egea, President of the Down Madrid Board of Trustees, Elena Escalona, ​​General Director of Down Madrid, the painter Ricardo Sanz and the participants in the Down Arts and Culture program, Sonia Garcia and Maria Miracle.
They agree to award the Down Madrid Painting Medal of the 86th Autumn Salon. Ignacio Egea, President of the Down Madrid Board of Trustees and José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, were presented to María Llanos Solera.

HONORARY PRIZES RESERVED TO AEPE PARTNERS
(EXCEPT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS) endowed with a medal and diploma
ENGRAVING MEDAL JUAN ESPINA Y CAPO, presented the prize xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to Miguel Llavori Molina


ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ-BALBUENA DRAWING MEDAL, has turned out to be deserted
MEDALLA DE ACUARELA JOSE PRADOS LÓPEZ, presented the prize: Mª Dolores Chamero, Director of the Casa de Vacas to José Valladares Moreno


CARMEN ALCOVERRO AND LOPEZ SCULPTURE MEDAL, Tomás Paredes, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics, gave Pedro Ania Gérez


MARCELINA PONCELA DE JARDIEL PAINTING MEDAL, Paula Varona Painter awarded to Soledad Fernández Ramos


SCULPTURE MEDAL MIGUEL BLAY AND FABREGAS, the prize was given by the painter Ricardo Sanz to Jorge Rodríguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta)


PAINTING MEDAL CECILIO PLA Y GALLARDO, presented the xxxxxxxxx prize to Jorge Cerdá Gironés


MARIANO BENLLIURE AND GIL SCULPTURE MEDAL, the painter Alejandro Aguilar Soria presented the prize to José Pablo Puente Jerez


JOAQUIN SOROLLA Y BASTIDA PAINTING MEDAL, presented the José Vicente Moreno Huart Award, from the Maxam Foundation to Ramón Córdoba Calderón


SCULPTURE MEDAL MATEO INURRIA, handed the prize xxxxxxxxxxxxxx to Carmen García Mesás (Naná Messás)


EDUCARD CHICHARRO PAINTING MEDAL, José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the AEPE, was awarded to Manuel Gracia García.


José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, closed the event “thanking everyone for the effort made to make possible a new edition of the Autumn Salon, to all who have participated, to the selected and not selected, to the winners, to whom we also thank 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 started working in the 87th Autumn Room, which I now place you. Thank you”.

We remind you that the participants in the exhibition of the 86th Autumn Room are:

MARIANA ÁLVAREZ ENRIQUE – PEDRO ANIA GEREZ – SAMUEL PIRES ANTUNES RODRÍGUES (Samuel Rodrígues) – CONCHI ARTERO GARCIA – JUAN MANUEL BERNARDO – FRANCISCO E. BERTRÁN HERNÁNDEZ – JOAQUIN BESOY POSADA – CARMEN BONILLA CARRASCO – R. PATRICIA BRAVO DIAZ – OLGA CÁCERES – IRENE CANTALEJO MARTIN – MARTINA CANTERO JIMENEZ – JORGE CERDÁ GIRONÉS – RAMÓN CÓRDOBA – LEOVIGILDO CRISTOBAL VALVERDE – MICHAEL DE COCA LEICHER – RICARDO DOMÍNGUEZ CORCUERA (Ricardo Corcuera) – MAGDALENA ESPAÑA LUQUE – JOSE CARMELO ESTEBAN GRACIA (Carmelo Esteban) – ADRIANA EXENI ROYO – GONZALO FERNÁNDEZ ATANCE – ELENA FERNÁNDEZ CAMAZON (Helen Fernández) – SOLEDAD FERNÁNDEZ RAMOS – M. DOLORES FLORES VERDÚ (Flor Verdú) – MARIA ESTHER FLÓREZ FUENTES -MANUEL FOURNIER – FCO. JOSE FRANCO RAMIREZ DE ARRELLANO (Arellano) – Mª HERMINDA GAGO BLANCO – JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA FINCIAS (Fincias) – CARMEN GARCÍA MESAS (Naná Messás) – JESÚS GÓMEZ DEL PESO (Jesús del Peso) – EVA GONZÁLEZ MORÁN – AGUSTÍN GONZÁLEZ SALVADOR – ARGENTINA GONZÁLEZ TAMAMES – MANUEL GRACIA GARCÍA – DIEGO A. HERNÁNDEZ CUERVO (Diego Hernández) – CATALINA LANZA LÓPEZ (Cati Lanza) – MARÍA LLANOS SOLERA – MIGUEL LLAVORI MOLINA – JAVIER LLEDÓ TIEDRA – MARíA R. MALUENDA GOMEZ – JOSÉ LUIS MOLARES FERNÁNDEZ (José Molares) – JORDI MOR FERNÁNDEZ – JOAQUÍN MORALES MOLERO – TERESA MUÑOZ MATEOS – MALU MUÑOZ RIAZA (Malu Riaza) – CATALINA OROZCO DE LA TORRE (Catalina Orart) – JAVIER ORTAS GONZÁLEZ – FERNANDO PEÑA CORCHADO (Leodegario)  – CASIANO PEREIRO-OLIVEIRA (Nito Pereiro-Oliveira) – SANDRA PÉREZ KRYSIAK (Sandra Krysiak) – JUAN FRANCISCO PÉREZ ROSAS HIDALGO – JOSÉ PABLO PUENTE JEREZ (Puente Jerez) – PURA RAMOS CALDERÓN – JORGE RODRÍGUEZ FERNÁNDEZ (Jorge Yunta) – MANOLO ROMERO TOLEDANO – FELIPE SAN PEDRO – MARIA DOLORES SANTOS CASTILLO (Lola Santos) – LIKA SHKHVATSABAIA – MARÍA NIEVES SOSTRES FRANCAS (Minu Sostres) – BLANCA TAMAMES YRAOLA – JOSÉ VALLADARES MORENO – ILUMINADA VINUESA CORTAZAR (Ilumín Cortázar) – ANA G.WESTLEY BENSON

 

86 Fall Room

Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

From October 31 to November 24, 2019

Opening and awards ceremony: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7 p.m.

Cows House

Good retirement park

Pº of Colombia, 1

28009 Madrid

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

Metro: Retreat (Line 2)

Bus: 2, 20, 28

BICIMAD: Station 102 (C / Alcalá, 95) and Station 60 (Plza. Independencia, 6)

Inaugurated on IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE

On November 6, 2019, in the Exhibition Hall of the Cultural Center “Nicolás Salmerón” of Chamartín, the opening ceremony and awards ceremony of the IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE took place, which is to be consolidated in the exhibition calendar of the centennial entity, thanks to the high participation of the partners and the enormous quality of the selected and awarded works.

The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and by the Councilor President of the Board of Chamartín, Sonia Cea Quintana, and was attended by the Vice President, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, and almost all of the Board of Directors, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta, Ana Martínez and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

The exhibition, which will last until November 14, has had a total of 42 works between winners and selected, and has included three honorary awards: the Marceliano Santamaría Sedano Drawing Medal, the Francisco Esteve Botey Engraving Medal and the Medal of Illustration Eulogio Varela Sartorio, as a deserved tribute to the founding masters of the centenary entity, in addition to three Honorable Mentions.

The jury in charge of performing the selection and qualification work of the IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE

has been formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, acting as President of the Jury and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary of the AEPE, as Secretary of the same, both with voice and without vote and as Directors the directors Juan Manuel López-Reina, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Carmen Bonilla, Paloma Casado and Ana Martínez Córdoba, Fernando de Marta and David Martín Rus, randomly chosen painter and partner

 

The awards ceremony was presented at the opening ceremony, which turned out to be the following:

MARCELIANO SANTAMARÍA SEDANO DRAWING MEDAL, endowed with Medal and diploma

Joaquín Morales Molero. There will be another summer. Charcoal, counting pencil / paper. 48 x 46

 

ENGRAVING MEDAL FRANCISCO ESTEVE BOTEY, endowed with Medal and diploma

María R. Maluenda. Impressions Colography / paper. 40 x 45

 

ILLUSTRATION MEDAL EULOGIO VARELA SARTORIO, endowed with Medal and diploma

Ricardo Corcuera. No one can fall in love as I love you and you will love me. Graphite and colored pencil / paper. Ø43

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma

Pilar Cortés. The look of a child. Mixed / paper 70 x 50

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma

Lydia Gordillo. Portrait. Graphite / paper 30 x 60

 

MENTION OF HONOR, endowed with diploma

Manuel Hernandez Gloom. Pastel / paper 100 x 70

The artists that make up the exhibition of this IV Salon of Drawing, Engraving and Illustration of the AEPE, they are:

Joaquín Alarcón González – Juan Carlos Atroche – Fernando Ayelo Hernández – Sonia Barba Sánchez – Martina Cantero Jiménez – Pilar Cortés López – Sopetrán Domènech – Ricardo Domínguez Corcuera (Ricardo Corcuera) – Carmen Durán Sanz – Araceli Fernández Andrés – Guillermo García García (Majin Willy) – Eva González Morán – M. Luisa González Ossorio – Lydia Gordillo Pereira – Manuel Hernández Díaz – Antonio Izquierdo Ortega – Montserrat López Amat – Toñi López González (Aquafonía Toñi López) – Ian A. Lorenzo (Ian Lorenzo) – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – María R. Maluenda – Delia Martín López – Emilio Martínez Sánchez – Joaquín Morales Molero – Antonio Municio – Mónica Parramón Ponz (Eme Vilaplana) – José Antonio de la Peña García – Pietro Putignano – Francisco Quesada Benavente – Adela Roncero – Antonio Ruiz Torres – Genevieve Sarazin – Lena Ustinova- Ana Valenciano – Juan Carlos Vilar Pérez

 

 

IV Drawing, Engraving and Illustration Hall of the AEPE

From November 5 to 14, 2019

Opening and awards ceremony: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7 p.m.

Exhibition Halls “Nicolás Salmerón”

Chamartín District Board

Mantuano Street, 51

28002 Madrid

From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Metro: Concha Espina (line 9), Prosperity (line 4), Cruz del Rayo (line 9)

Bus: 16, 29, 52, 19

BICIMAD: Station 147 (Doctor Arce Avenue, 45)

The Maxam Foundation, official sponsor of the 86 Fall Show

On October 29, 2019, the signing of the Collaboration Agreement between the MAXAM Foundation and the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors took place, making it possible to carry out the 86th edition of the traditional Autumn Salon, the oldest and most recent artistic exhibition and exhibition prestigious of all those celebrated in Spain.

The event brought together Lucas Ferreira, on behalf of the Maxam Foundation, and José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who signed a document that includes the special collaboration that the Maxam Foundation maintains with our entity and renews its commitment to the work in support of the new artists that the centennial artistic institution has been doing

The event was attended by the General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, and other members of the Board of Directors such as Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Paloma Casado, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, Fernando de Marta and Itziar Zabalza Murillo.

 

In this way, the Maxam Foundation becomes the official sponsoring entity of the 86 Autumn Salon, as it has been doing for the past 20 years and in the words of José Fernando Sánchez-Junco, President of the MAXAM Foundation, “time passes, but what that continues – growing, evolving and adapting to the new habits, demands and interests of our society – is the work that from AEPE and Fundación MAXAM we carry out in favor of culture and education ”.

“Culture and education have a fundamental role in the progress and development of our society. Without them, the sustainability commitment with which we work from the MAXAM Foundation would be impossible to leave as a legacy to those who follow us an even better world than we have encountered. An objective that goes through the development of our own initiatives (the MAXAM Paint Collection, the House of the Explosive in the Museum of Mining and Industry of Asturias, the Chair-Company of Technology of the Explosive in the ETSIME of the University Polytechnic of Madrid,…) how to support institutions as strong as the AEPE and get involved with initiatives as well organized as its Autumn Salon ”.

According to José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, “this sponsorship is essential for the AEPE because it reinforces the unstoppable work and effort that entities such as ours have been making in favor of art and culture and because they consolidate many others carried out for more than a hundred years, both at the Maxam Foundation, with its spectacular Collection of calendars, and by the AEPE, whose partners were authors of many of them ”.

The exhibition of selected and awarded works opens to the public tomorrow, October 31, although it will not be until next November 7, at 7 p.m., when the act of the jury’s decision, awards ceremony and inauguration takes place Official of the exhibition at the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park.

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. It also organizes activities aimed at the promotion and attainment of general interest purposes of a civic, social, educational, scientific, and general interest. of research and technological development.

More information in:

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

Opened the XXXVIII Contest of Small Format of the AEPE

On October 4, 2019, in the Exhibition Hall of the Moncloa Cultural Center, the opening ceremony and awards ceremony of the XXXVIII Small Format Contest took place
of the AEPE, which has had a very high participation rate and unsurpassed quality.
The event was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and by the Councilor President of the Board of Moncloa, Loreto Sordo, and attended by the Secretary General, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, and various members of the Board of Directors, such as and the Presidency Advisor, Itziar Zabalza Murillo.


The exhibition, which will last until October 30, has had 84 works between paintings and sculptures, and has included two honorary awards: the Francisco Pradilla Painting Medal, and the Juan Bautista Adsuara Sculpture Medal, as a deserved tribute to the founding teachers of the centenary entity, in addition to three Honorable Mentions.
The jury responsible for carrying out the selection and qualification work of the XXXVIII Small Format Contest of the AEPE has been formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, acting as President of the Jury and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE , as Secretary of the same, both with voice and without vote and as Directors the directors Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Fernando de Marta and Sebastián, Ana Martínez Córdoba, Carmen Bonilla Carrasco and Myriam Álvarez de Toledo, painter and partner of the elected AEPE random.


The awards ceremony was presented at the opening ceremony, which turned out to be the following:
FRANCISCO PRADILLA PAINTING MEDAL, to Manuel López Moya. Boats in the harbor. Watercolor / paper 32 x 44

 

SCULPTURE MEDAL JUAN BAUTISTA ADSUARA, Teresa Romero. Breakfast of bread and grapes. Terracotta polychrome. 31 x 65 x 50

MENTION OF HONOR, Avelina Sánchez-Carpio. Watching the waves Patinated ceramic baked 1200. 25 x 21 x 10

MENTION OF HONOR, Juan Carlos Atroche. Portrait of Lola Rabadán. Graphite / paper 50 x 35

MENTION OF HONOR, Majin Willy (Guillermo García García). Jhonny Nopody. Dry cake / paper. 22 x 30

The artists that make up the exhibition of this XXXVIII AEPE Small Format Contest are:

Joaquín Alarcón González – Juan Carlos Atroche Medina  – Joaquín Besoy – Carmen Blanco Covarrubias (C. Baco Covarrubias) – Mª Carmen Bretón Suano – Irene Cantalejo Martín – Martina Cantero Jiménez – Paloma Casado – Angela Cepeda Ruiz – Jorge Cerdá Gironés – Pilar Cortés López – Charo Crespo – Carmen Dabrowski Pernas (Carmen Dabrowska) – Ana de Lara Pérez-Esparza (Ana de Lara) – Paz Díaz de Espada (Paz Espada) – Sopetrán Domènech – Rocío Domínguez – Ricardo Domínguez Corcuera (Ricardo Corcuera) – José Domínguez Hernández – Carmen Durán Sanz – José Carmelo Esteban Gracia (Carmelo Esteban) – José Luis Fiol Valero – M. Dolores Flores Verdú (Flor Verdú) – M. Esther Flórez Fuentes – Fco. José Franco Ramírez de Arellano (Arellano) – M. Herminda Gago Blanco – Mariano Galán Ortega – Guillermo García García (Majin Willy) – María García García – Ana García Pulido – Ángeles García-Quismondo – Isabel Garrido – Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena) – Mª Luisa González Ossorio – Fco. Javier González Ramos – Juan Antonio González Saiz (Juanchi) – Lydia Gordillo Pereira – Carmen Guerra Linares – Dorothe Heiden – Manuel Hernández Díaz – Susana Huerta – Teiji Ishizuka – Antonio Izquierdo Ortega – Mª Teresa Izquierdo Sánchez (Tessais) – Rosa Lecumberri Rodríguez – Manuel López Moya – Enrique López Sardón – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – Carmen Marcos Peguero – Andrés Martínez Blanco (Andrés Blanco) – Emilio Martínez Sánchez – Geanina Miler – Isabel Monfort Siso – Laura Moret Escrig – Antonio Municio – Pedro Muñoz Mendoza – Erika Nolte – Julio Nuez Martínez – José Luis Ortega Flórez de Uría (Flórez de Uría) – Enrique Pedrero Muñoz – José María Pedrosa Morejón – José Antonio de la Peña – Fernando Peña Corchado (Leodegario) – José Luis Pereira Miñones – Esther Pérez Hernando (Moss Steel) – Jesús Pérez Hornero – Mª Teresa Pérez Romero (Teresa Romero) – Juan Fco. Pérez Somalo – Pietro Putignano – Pura Ramos – Sergio Ribeiro – Marcelo Daniel Rodríguez (Daniel Rod) – Milagros Rodríguez Bautista – Mª Luisa Rojo Grandio (Novais) – Trinidad Romero Blanco – Felipe San Pedro – Mª Cristina Sánchez Estévez – Avelina Sánchez-Carpio – Jorge Andrés Segovia Gabucio – Arturo Tejero Esteban – José Luis Toribio Pedraza – Ana Valenciano – Encarnación Vivanco.

XXXVIII Small Format Contest
From October 3 to 30, 2019
Showroom
Moncloa Cultural Center
Municipal Board of Moncloa-Aravaca
Moncloa Square, 1
28008 Madrid
Visiting hours L to V: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
Metro: Moncloa (lines 3, 6)
Bus: 1, 44, C2, 82, 132, 138, 160, 162, C1, 161, 83, 133, A, G, 46, 16, 61

XIII Spring Salon “For lands of Castilla La Mancha”, in the Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas

The Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas hosts from June 7 to 30, 2019, the 13th edition of the Spring Show “For Lands of Castilla-La Mancha”, for which a total of 49 works have been selected from over a hundred of those submitted to the contest organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

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

At the opening ceremony, the jury minutes and the awards ceremony were read. The Jury was formed by Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice President of the AEPE and Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the AEPE, acting as President and Secretary of the Jury, respectively, both with voice and without vote, and as Members of the Jury , Fernando de Marta Sebastián and Ana Martínez Córdoba both directors of the AEPE, and the painter and randomly chosen partner Miguel Ortiz Valderrama.

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

 

“Melibea”, by Vicente Moya

“Remanso” by Jorge Yunta

 

The work entitled “Melibea”, by Vicente Moya, has been awarded the José Moreno Carbonero Painting Medal, while the work of Jorge Yunta, whose title is “Remanso”, has won the Lorenzo and Federico Coullaut Valera Sculpture Medal. In addition, the Jury awarded Honorable Mentions to the works of Concha Muñoz, Leodegario and Teresa Romero.

 

Concha Muñoz. “Desde el Lucio del Membrillo” 

Leodegario. “El espejo destruye la eterna juventud”

 

Teresa Romero. “A las seis”

 

The president of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, congratulated the City Council of Valdepeñas “who is firmly and decisively committed to current art and above all to support the Association and make possible the realization of this event in a land that should have the distinction of “Protected Artistic Denomination”.

The artists selected on this occasion from among more than a hundred works submitted to the contest, to integrate the exhibition of the XIII Spring Salon, are: Jeannette Alfau – Carolina Aranda – Juan Carlos Atroche – Carmen Bonilla – Martina Cantero – Jesus Chapel Roldán – Paloma Casado – José Manuel Chamorro – Sopetrán Domènech – Jesús Dougnac – Magdalena Spain – Carmelo Esteban – Sara Fernández Giménez (Sara Ruano) – José Luis Fiol – M. Herminda Gago Blanco – Ángeles García-Quismondo – Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena) – Martha Lucila Gómez – Eva González – Teiji Ishizuka – Antonio Izquierdo – Enrique López Sardón – Carlos Losa – María R. Maluenda – José Luis Martín de Blas – Teresa Martín Sánchez de Rojas – Isabel Monfort Siso – Laura Moret – Vicente Moya – Miguel Muñoz Gómez -Platero (Platero) – Concha Muñoz – Pilar Navamuel – Julio Nuez – Enrique Pedrero Muñoz – Fernando Peña Corchado (Leodegario) – Esther Pérez Hernando – Jesús Pérez Hornero – Mª Teresa Pérez Romero (Teresa Romero) – Juan Fco. Pérez Somalo – Samuel Pires Antunez Rodrigues (Samuel Rodrigues) – Pura Ramos – Jorge Rodríguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta) – Pilar Sagarra – Felipe San Pedro – Cristina Sánchez Estévez – Arturo Tejero – Antonio Téllez de Peralta – José Valladares Moreno – Pilar Vich

The exhibition shows the latest works of more than forty artists, most of them belonging to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who have been finding a prominent place in Spanish contemporary art. Each of them represents different generations, but united under the common denominator of contemporary language that moves between figuration, abstraction and the avant-garde.

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

 

 

 

On the 7th of June the XIII Valdepeñas Spring Salon of the AEPE is inaugurated

The Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas welcomes from the next day June 7 and until the 30 of the same month, the XIII Spring Salon of Valdepeñas, “For lands of Castilla La Mancha”, for which a total of 49 works of among more than a hundred of those presented to this contest organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
The inauguration ceremony will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, the Vice President of the entity, Juan Manuel López-Reina, the General Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, as well as various members of the Board of Directors and artists and partners in general.


The XIII Spring Salon of Valdepeñas, “For lands of Castilla La Mancha” is a call that is becoming traditional and has works of a high quality, in a contest for which the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has been offering best of its partners and artists, since it is celebrated in a unique environment such as the Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas, a small jewel that enhances any artistic celebration.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, the Jury’s decision and award ceremony will take place, thus giving the chance to know the works awarded with the José Moreno Carbonero Painting Medal and the Lorenzo and Federico Coullaut Valera Sculpture Medal, created specifically for the occasion in memory of the founders of the AEPE, as well as the Honorable Mentions determined by the Jury.
The artists selected on this occasion to integrate the exhibition of works of the XIII Spring Salon of Valdepeñas of the AEPE, are:

Jeannette Alfau

Carolina Aranda

Juan Carlos Atroche

Carmen Bonilla

Martina Cantero

Jesús Capilla Roldán

Paloma Casado

José Manuel Chamorro

Sopetrán Domènech

Jesús Dougnac

Magdalena España

Carmelo Esteban

Sara Fernández Giménez (Sara Ruano)

José Luis Fiol

M. Herminda Gago Blanco

Ángeles García-Quismondo

Rafael Gómez Mena (Mena)

Martha Lucila Gómez

Eva González

Teiji Ishizuka

Antonio Izquierdo

Enrique López Sardón

Carlos Losa

María R. Maluenda

José Luis Martín de Blas

Teresa Martín Sánchez de Rojas

Isabel Monfort Siso

Laura Moret

Vicente Moya

Miguel Muñoz Gómez-Platero (Platero)

Concha Muñoz

Pilar Navamuel

Julio Nuez

Enrique Pedrero Muñoz

Fernando Peña Corchado (Leodegario)

Esther Pérez Hernando

Jesús Pérez Hornero

Mª Teresa Pérez Romero (Teresa Romero)

Juan Fco. Pérez Somalo

Samuel Pires Antunez Rodrigues (Samuel Rodrigues)

Pura Ramos

Jorge Rodríguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta)

Pilar Sagarra

Felipe San Pedro

Cristina Sánchez Estévez

Arturo Tejero

Antonio Téllez de Peralta

José Valladares Moreno

Pilar Vich

XIII Spring Salon Valdepeñas
“For lands of Castilla La Mancha”
Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas
From June 7 to June 30, 2018
Inauguration and awards ceremony:
Friday, June 7, 2019, 7pm.
Calle Real, 42, Valdepeñas
From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Sundays from 11 to 14 and closed Monday

Las Medallas de la Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores

La Medalla de Fructuoso Orduña

Por Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

La Junta Directiva de la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores celebrada el 10 de febrero de 2017, aprobó la propuesta planteada por el Presidente de la centenaria entidad, José Gabriel Astudillo López, relativa a la reorganización de los premios y galardones que otorga la institución en los distintos certámenes y concursos habituales.

     Los análisis realizados por la Junta Directiva sobre el más que positivo aumento del número de esculturas que se presentan en cada convocatoria, hacían necesario distinguir definitivamente las secciones de pintura y escultura, dotándolas con premios bien diferenciados, de forma que no compitan entre sí dos elementos tan distintos y cuyo contenido da nombre a la Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores.

     Ante esta situación, se hizo imprescindible revisar y reformar las bases de las distintas convocatorias que lleva a cabo la AEPE, y teniendo en cuenta que algunas de ellas tenían medalla propia, aunque sin especificar si era de pintura o de escultura, se hacía del todo necesario analizar los premios y distinciones que hasta la fecha otorgaba la institución, planteando una propuesta justificada del por qué y del cómo hacer bien las cosas.

     Es triste y descorazonador pensar que las distinciones y los premios, más allá de la pura anotación que nos queda en la actualidad, no tienen ningún tipo de soporte documental ni histórico. Más descorazonador aún pensar que hay medallas con reglamento específico del que no sabemos nada pese a haber visto la luz en nuestra entidad.

     El extravío de la documentación que se custodia en la institución, en el transcurso de los años, de forma cotidiana y habitual, nos priva de archivos históricos más completos en los que apoyarnos y poder entender mejor el cómo y por qué de cada acción.

     Partiendo del documento base de la Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores que nos proporciona un mínimo soporte histórico como es el libro de la Historia elaborado por el Bibliotecario, Fernando de Marta y Sebastián, vamos a tratar de saber cómo y cuándo nacieron los premios y distinciones, y sobre todo, por qué y con qué fin, nacen los nuevos para cubrir la necesidad planteada de distinguir entre disciplinas artísticas.

Pero antes de nada, debemos saber más acerca de la Medalla de la Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores.

Fructuoso Orduña, Presidente de la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores y autor de la Medalla de la AEPE

Creación de la Medalla

Bajo la presidencia de Pedro Poggio y siendo Secretario General Pedro García Camio, se reúne la Junta Directiva, informándose de ello en la Gaceta del 15 de junio de 1926, en donde aparece publicado textualmente, bajo el título de “Una Medalla de Oro”: “La Asociación de Pintores y Escultores, y por acuerdo de la Junta Directiva, ha creado una “Medalla de Oro” que, al igual que la del Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, será otorgada en las Exposiciones Nacionales, y por primera vez en la actual Nacional que se celebra en el Retiro. Ha movido a ello, no sólo el deseo justificadísimo de que nuestra Asociación, a este respecto, no fuera menos que cualquier otra entidad, sino, además, el afán de acuciar la creación de premios especiales, de que tan faltas están nuestras Exposiciones. Da grima, en verdad, comparar cómo se estimula a los artistas, por los particulares, en otros países y lo muy poco que en España se hace en este aspecto. Esta nueva “Medalla de oro” será obra del escultor Fructuoso Orduña, que se ha ofrecido a modelarla gratuitamente”.

“Su valor no será inferior a 500 pesetas, cantidad que se recaudará por suscripción, agradeciendo mucho que los que deseen suscribirse lo hagan rápidamente, pudiendo dirigirse para ello a esta Secretaría, Jovellanos, 8, Madrid. (La tan repetida Medalla será otorgada en las mismas condiciones que la de Honor, y firmando el votante la candidatura)”.

El día 12 de junio se celebró la votación de la Medalla de Oro de la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores en la Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes de 1926, otorgándose a Martínez Vázquez por su cuadro “La Rondeña”. La Gaceta de Bellas Artes del 1 de junio de 1927 (Año XVIII, Núm. 313) publicó en su portada una fotografía original de Moreno, (Pl. de las Cortes, 8), del Anverso de la Medalla de Oro creada por la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores, para ser concedida en las Exposiciones Nacionales, obra del escultor Fructuoso Orduña.

Medalla de la AEPE obra original de Fructuoso Orduña

La Medalla en el Salón de Otoño


Portada de la Gaceta de Bellas Artes del 1 de junio de 1927 (Año XVIII, Núm. 313)

El I Salón de Otoño de 1920 nació …“Sin recompensas, sin presiones, sin apasionamientos, sin envidias ni prejuicios, el próximo Salón Otoñal ha de ser, no el campo de batalla de odiosas comparaciones, sino el santuario en el cual cada manifestación, cada destello tenga su propio altar, su merecido respeto y sus creyentes, todo en un ambiente de paz, de dulzura y compañerismo, que haga de ella en los años sucesivos el lugar consagrado a la libertad, a la igualdad y a la fraternidad de los artistas y sus admiradores”…”Íntegro, sin prejuicios, en apretado haz, los artistas españoles inaugurarán, entregando al juicio público, al de la Prensa y a los altos poderes de toda clase, de quienes esperarán tranquilos el fallo”…

Como vemos, el Salón de Otoño nació con la idea de exhibir solo las obras, pero no otorgar ningún tipo de recompensa ni distinciones.

Sin embargo, en el III Salón de Otoño de 1922, y con la aprobación de la Junta General de 25 de mayo de ese mismo año, ya se hicieron propuestas de socio para los que no lo eran, propuestas que incluían la exención de la cuota de entrada, y para los que ya eran asociados se proponía que se les pudiera nombrar Socio de Mérito o Socio de Honor.

De esta forma, las primeras recompensas en un Salón de Otoño se otorgaron en el III Salón de 1922 y fueron el nombramiento de Socios de Honor, que según resaltaba el Reglamento, se acordaron por mayoría de votos, y que recayeron en José Moreno Carbonero, Julio Moisés, Jaldón, José Gutiérrez Solana y Miguel de la Cruz.

Así transcurrieron los salones hasta el año 1936, en que la actividad de la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores se vio interrumpida por la contienda civil.

En mayo de 1939, el Secretario de la entidad, José Prados López, envió una carta a los socios, que se difundió en los distintos medios de comunicación de la época, en la que rogaba a los artistas que poseían la Medalla de Oro de las Exposiciones Nacionales de Bellas Artes, para que la entregasen en un acto altruista que ayudara a la reconstrucción de la España de la posguerra.

Toda la prensa recogió esta solicitud y la generosidad de los artistas que finalmente la entregaron, insistiendo en la voluntariedad del acto, y a quienes se les ofreció recibir otras medallas fundidas en inferior metal, para recuerdo.  

El plazo inicial fue hasta el 31 de mayo, pensando poder entregarlas al Vicepresidente del Gobierno el día 2 de junio, pero esta audiencia no tuvo lugar hasta el día 17, cuando el Conde de Jordana recibió en Burgos a la Junta Directiva de la Asociación y aceptó para el Tesoro Nacional las primeras 15 Medallas recibidas.

Entre quienes desinteresadamente las aportaron, y cabe recordar que dichas Medallas eran ciertamente de oro, figuran Mariano Benlliure, Aniceto Marinas, José Garnelo y Alda, Fructuoso Orduña, Daniel Vázquez Díaz, José Gutierrez Solana, Julio Prieto Nespereira, José Bueno Gimeno, Jacinto Higueras Cátedra, Eugenio Hermoso, Eduardo Chicharro Chicharro, José Ortells…

En la Junta Directiva del 15 de marzo de 1940, bajo la presidencia de Fructuoso Orduña y siendo Secretario José Prados López, se decidió que la leyenda de las medallas de bronce que sustituían a las medallas de oro entregadas por los artistas fuera: “España, por tu oro, te devuelve este honor -1940”, y de ellas se hicieron cincuenta ejemplares, aunque en una Junta anterior se habían aprobado 30, que fueron hechas por la Casa Teu, sobre el modelo realizado por José Ortells. Dichas medallas fueron entregadas por Juan de Contreras y López de Ayala, más conocido como el Marqués de Lozoya, que ocupaba el cargo de Director General de Bellas Artes, en su despacho oficial el 17 de junio de 1940.

Como veíamos anteriormente, hasta este momento, las recompensas del Salón de Otoño se limitaban a los nombramientos honoríficos de Socios de Honor y de Mérito.

En 1942, para el XVI Salón de Otoño, se establecen por primera vez premios económicos, que conviven con los honoríficos: el Ministerio de Educación Nacional aportó 10.000 pesetas, y 1.000 pesetas el Ayuntamiento de Madrid y la Diputación Provincial de Madrid otras 1.000.

Para el XIX Salón de Otoño de 1945 la Dirección General de Bellas Artes concedió 10.000 pesetas para premios-adquisición de obras con destino al Museo de Arte Moderno.

También hubo premios de 5.000 pts del Banco de España, de 2.500 del Duque de Alba y del Marqués de Aledo, así como los ofrecidos por el Ayuntamiento y la Diputación de Madrid.

En principio, los premios del Salón los votaban los mismos expositores, pero en Asamblea Extraordinaria del 14 de enero de 1946 se llegó al acuerdo de nombrar un jurado que quedó formado por Daniel Martínez Vázquez y José Prados López, en representación de la directiva y por los pintores Joaquín Valverde y Gregorio Toledo, y el escultor Juan Adsuara, designados por la Asamblea General. Finalmente Adsuara fue sustituído por José Ortells.

Los premios a otorgar fueron, además de los de la Dirección General de Bellas Artes, otros dos de 2.500 pesetas del Marqués de Aledo y del Duque de Alba, y se había establecido que los primeras medallas presentados al salón no obtasen a premios.

El hijo de Martínez Vázquez pidió ser considerado fuera de concurso al haber sido designado su padre como jurado, y Planes decidió no aceptar el cargo para el que, al parecer, fue votado, por la misma razón de que se presentaba su hijo.

Para el XXII Salón de Otoño de 1948, y por acuerdos de la Asamblea General, se establecían por primera vez medallas de primera, segunda y tercera clase, para pintura, escultura, grabado y dibujo y arte decorativo en general, distinguiéndose en pintura entre figura y paisaje. La acuarela estaba incluida en la pintura.

El número de medallas para pintura fue de dos, cuatro y seis respectivamente para primera, segunda y tercera clase y fueron concedidas por voto escrito y firmado de los expositores y, posteriormente, los premios en metálico asignados por el mismo procedimiento de voto entre los medallados, recayendo entre ellos mismos.

Las medallas así establecidas se dejaron de adjudicar a principios del siglo XXI, siendo retomadas en el año 2014 por el Presidente de la AEPE José Gabriel Astudillo López, si bien no de la misma forma.

Simultáneamente, continuaban los nombramientos de Socio de Honor y de Socio de Mérito entre 1942 y 1963, a artistas dentro del Salón de Otoño, pero sin tener acreditada su participación en ellos.

A partir de 1963 y para su concesión exclusiva en el Salón de Otoño y fuera de las bases, se creó la Medalla de Honor, formándose para ello expresamente un jurado especial. La última otorgada de esta manera lo fue en el Salón de 1978.

Coincidiendo con la celebración de la última Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes, la Medalla de Oro que concedía la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores deja de tener sentido, por lo que es muy probable que se decidiera hacer de la Medalla creada por Fructuoso Orduña la pieza “estrella” de los Salones de Otoño, quedando ya para siempre unida a la centenaria entidad y a su más prestigioso galardón.




El Heraldo de Zamora 4 mayo 1939
Anverso de la Medalla de José Ortells para quienes entregaron su Medalla de Oro al Tesoro Nacional

Reverso de la Medalla de José Ortells

Lo que encierra la Medalla

Más allá de lo que formalmente representa, la Medalla de la AEPE constituye la seña de identidad de la centenaria institución. En ella se muestra claramente la capacidad del autor para el estudio anatómico y su excelencia como retratista, con simbología simplificada y líneas en las que las figuras sobresalen con una fuerza y energía acentuadas siempre por su excelente complexión física. Una obra que muestra rotundidad en la composición y un modelado de gran potencia y maestría.

Antes que la recompensa en metálico, que bien es verdad que a nadie le amarga un dulce, obtener la Medalla de la AEPE significaba lograr el reconocimiento del artista, pero no un reconocimiento cualquiera, sino la aprobación y afirmación de otros artistas, y entre iguales, esa hazaña alcanzaba aún más importancia y repercusión.

Que quienes se dedican a la pintura y la escultura, con conocimientos propios de la materia y experiencia personal acerca del mundo de las bellas artes, del difícil mundo del arte, de sus penas y alegrías, sinsabores y vanaglorias, sean quienes reconozcan que el trabajo realizado es digno de una medalla, va más allá de cualquier otro tipo de distinción, puesto que dice mucho a favor de quienes hacen de la creatividad y la calidad, el oficio de los artistas con todos los valores que ello encierra. Por todo ello, lograr la Medalla de la AEPE es un gran honor que quizás pocos artistas puedan aún comprender, pero por el que merece la pena intentar conseguirla.

Sujetamedallas de la AEPE, obra de José Gabriel Astudillo López, Presidente de la AEPE

Javier Ortas, winner of the contest announcing the 86th AEPE Autumn Salon

On May 21, 2019, at the headquarters of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the meeting of the Jury for the selection of the poster was held, which will be the 86th edition of the traditional Autumn Salon, to be held from October 31 to November 24 at the Casa de Vacas of the Retiro Park in Madrid.

The jury was chaired by Juan Manuel López-Reina, Vice President of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the AEPE, acting as President and Secretary respectively, and by the Members Antonio Téllez, Paloma Casado, Fernando de Marta and Ana Martínez .

In the words of our President, José Gabriel Astudillo, “for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors it is very special to have an identifying image of the Autumn Salon, and that it be a work of the members of our institution, which in this way regaining prominence in the Salon de Otoño. “

The winning work is an original idea of ​​the partner Javier Ortás, whom we congratulate from these lines, and it is a watercolor entitled “An autumn painter”, which has been presented on paper in vertical format measuring 60 x 40 cm.

The painter Javier Ortas does not interpret what he sees, but creates his works using only his imagination, without using any model. He works alone in front of the blank support without any reference other than the artistic impulse, inventing and creating scenes, characters and elements of his inner world: ideas, desires, feelings … The result is a pure, defined, resounding and different style , exclusive and diverse works that reveal the peculiarity of his talent.

Javier Ortas was born in Madrid. Being very young he received private classes of oil painting, watercolor, etc., in the school Corazonistas, of Alfonso XIII, of Madrid. Afterwards he has continued to paint and draw on his own “whenever I could”. He has lived most of his life in Madrid, although he also spent many years of his youth in Mexico and the United States.

He began by learning and perfecting his technique based on realism: landscapes, nature, portraits … But he soon felt the need to create without any model and to compose and invent starting from the blank support, without visual references of any kind. As he says, “I am convinced that this is the way in which an artist can offer more of himself and thus display imagination, inventiveness … What we call the purest creativity”.

In recent years he has been seduced by the technique of watercolor, although it is considered very classical, “the truth is that it allows to compose very modern and innovative works” and has established his own pictorial style, peculiar and different. It has also been professionalized and based on several exhibitions (Club Financiero Genoa, Ateneo de Madrid, etc. up to ten individuals), has managed to advance in this difficult world of contemporary art.

Splendid the dominion that the watercolor has Javier Ortas; It reels tones and lights in a dazzling, spectacular way. Before his watered down his ability for drawing is admired. His compositions, complex, are formed by the accumulation of sequences, all explained with the precise detail; You can admire the firm line with which any everyday scene is resolved. He is a different, different watercolorist.

Javier Ortas is an excellent watercolorist. Young and at the same time veteran, innate knower of the pictorial truth, knowledgeable and dominating as few of difficult technique of watercolor. All this, his personality and his pictorial creation, becomes a work of great quality impregnated with humanity, which invites us to know his vision of the world, as an artist and as a person.

The watercolors of Javier Ortas invite the viewer to joy and optimism through the strength of color and the precision of their strokes. Javier Ortas has consolidated his own and different style in which he plays with linear composition through a very precise line, addressing different points of view.

All the information can be followed on the website of the AEPE, tab “Contests and awards”, sub-tab “Hall of Autumn” 2019.