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

 

(Español) Los premios del 86 Salón de Otoño

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: Magdalena Spain.

SANTIAGO DE SANTIAGO SCULPTURE AWARD, Awarded by the sculptor’s trophy and AEPE diploma: Jordi Mor Fernández.

 

YOUTH TALENT MEETING AWARD, it was deserted

FUNDICION CODINA AWARD, Endowed with a trophy out of its workshops or the foundry of the award-winning work and diploma of the AEPE: Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo

BALUARTE ROOM AWARDS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL OF THREE CANTOS, to four artists, endowed with a joint exhibition, at the Cultural Center “Adolfo Suárez”, Sala Baluarte de Tres Cantos (Madrid) and AEPE diploma: 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 AWARD, Endowed with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, in the Municipal Exhibition Hall “Lorenzo Vaquero”, in the Old Flour Factory and AEPE diploma: Ana Westley Benson.

TRITOMA CULTURAL MANAGEMENT PRIZE, Equipped with the realization of an individual exhibition, with its corresponding catalog, at the Sanchinarro Cultural Center in Madrid and AEPE diploma: 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 Third Down Madrid Painting Medal of the 86th Autumn Salon: 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: Miguel Llavori Molina

ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ-BALBUENA DRAWING MEDAL, deserted

JOSE PRADOS LÓPEZ ACUARELA MEDAL: José Valladares Moreno

CARMEN ALCOVERRO AND LOPEZ SCULPTURE MEDAL: Pedro Ania Gérez

MARCELINA PONCELA DE JARDIEL PAINTING MEDAL: Soledad Fernández Ramos

MIGUEL BLAY AND FABREGAS SCULPTURE MEDAL: Jorge Rodríguez Fernández (Jorge Yunta)

CECILIO PLA Y GALLARDO PAINTING MEDAL: Jorge Cerdá Gironés

MARIANO BENLLIURE AND GIL SCULPTURE MEDAL: José Pablo Puente Jerez

JOAQUIN SOROLLA AND BASTIDA PAINTING MEDAL: Ramón Córdoba Calderón

MURATE INURRIA SCULPTURE MEDAL: Carmen García Mesás (Naná Messás)

EDUCARD CHICHARRO PAINTING MEDAL: Manuel Gracia García

The participants in the exhibition of the 86 Autumn Salon 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)

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)

On Thursday, November 7, the 86th AEPE Fall Show fails

The exhibition will remain open from October 31 to November 24

 

The Casa del Vacas del Madrileño Parque del Buen Retiro hosts from October 31 and until November 24, the exhibition of the awarded and selected works in the 86 Autumn Salon organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the oldest and most prestigious event organized in Spain.

The exhibition includes a total of 73 works, 46 paintings and 27 sculptures, among almost 300 submitted, has the official sponsorship of the Maxam Foundation and this year, and for the first time, has as a guest country to China, having selected three works among all those presented from that continent for this occasion, and whose authors will travel expressly to the event to be held on November 7.

In the same act, the distinction of Honorary Member of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors will be delivered to the journalist and writer Javier Sierra, regular collaborator of the entity.

The jury’s decision, awards ceremony and inauguration 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, the rest of the members of the Board of Directors, the employers of the Maxam Foundation, José Vicente Moreno Huart and Ana Rubio Pablos, Honorary Member of the centenary entity, as well as those responsible for the different collaborating entities of the 86th Autumn Room, in addition of regional and municipal authorities that have already confirmed their attendance.

The artists selected in the 86th AEPE Autumn Salon 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

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

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)

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

Pure Magic in the Jury of the 86th Autumn Room

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, the meeting of the Selection and Qualification Jury of the 86th Autumn Salon that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors held, with the collaboration of the Maxam Foundation, and which is recognized as the Oldest and most prestigious artistic contest of those convened in Spain.
On this occasion, the jury was formed by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE, acting as President and Secretary of the same and both with voice but without vote, and having as Members José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation, the prestigious artists Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona and Ricardo Sanz, Mª Dolores Chamero Moyano, Director of the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center and Tomás Paredes, the dean of the Art critics in Spain.


The meeting was marked by the magic that reigned at all times and that was achieved by reviewing each and every one of the works presented to the contest, works that contained life essences in each stroke, in each subject and that managed to move a jury very committed to the objectives of promoting, recognizing and disseminating creativity in the art of painting and sculpture, also serving to discover, revalue and show the public the excellent technical level of Spanish artists.
The organization insists on commenting on what if all the participating artists and the public attending the exhibition of the selected and awarded works can be sure, which will be held at the Casa del Vacas del Parque del Retiro from October 31 to 24 November 2019, is that each and every one of them have been reviewed by a magnificent jury, which has had a specific technical and objective assessment for each work.
With very varied themes, since the prizes were free content, the exhibition will be formed by a meeting of very current concerns, desires and desires, of artists who live in the 21st century and reflect the social and cultural concerns that surround them and with those who live daily.
In this edition almost three hundred artists from very different places throughout the national territory have participated, with a high quality, which has made the jury fully satisfied with some works that, as they have assured, “they have been shocked and moved by same”.
In total, twenty awards have been granted that contemplate the disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving and watercolor, and of these, six awards are specific to sculpture, which explains the very high participation of artists in this discipline that until a few years ago I was living difficult and frankly disturbing moments.
In addition, there have been four specific prizes for painting, two for watercolor, one for engraving and one for drawing, in addition to the “Down Syndrome” Painting Medal, which for the third year will include, together with professionals in the sector, the work of one of the students who attend art classes at Down Madrid and all of them, together with the 73 selected works, 46 paintings and 27 sculptures, will make up the exhibition whose awards ceremony will take place on November 7, at 7 pm.
It will not be until that day when the winners are announced in a gala that brings together great personalities from the world of plastic arts in Spain, and will have a very prominent moment in the appointment as Honorary Partner of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, from the journalist and writer Javier Sierra, closely linked to the centennial entity for his continuous support and collaboration.
The jury has tried to get carried away by their intuition, valuing not only technically, but by their heart, achieving a balance between techniques and styles, so that no interpretation could be left out without more recommendation than the quality criteria that are being governed by the Hall of Autumn in the latest editions.
As José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and President of the Jury points out, “one of the greatest demands of the jury has been its concern for quality and because the work contains an explicit and implicit beauty that overwhelms who admires her, letting herself be carried away by the intuition and originality of some artists who have achieved magnificent works that they can well be proud of in the same way that we presume them from the AEPE ”.

It should be remembered that this year the Autumn Salon, the most prestigious and oldest artistic contest of those convened in Spain, reaches its 86th edition, which makes it unique not only for the excellent organization and experience it represents, but for The prestige that has been treasuring over the years, especially considering that it does not grant a single prize in cash and despite this, summons a very high number of participants who seek recognition not only from the public, but from other artists, of their peers, aspiration with which the call was born in 1920 and that as we see, still survives.

 

Summoned the 86th Fall Salon 2019

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

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

Until October 5 the works can be presented

The winning works will be announced on November 7

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

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

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

Rafael López-Sors González, Honorary Member of the AEPE, passed away

On the night of April 23, 2019, the Associate Rafael Lopez Sors died in Madrid, very close to our organization for having made possible the important collaboration that the centenary entity has maintained with Maxam for more than fifteen years. of the Autumn Salon.
Thanks to Lucas Ferreira, Deputy Director of the Maxam Foundation, we can take a tour of his life.
Rafael López Sors was born in El Ferrol, in 1940. Having a law degree, after developing a broad career in the financial and legal sector, Rafael came to UEE (then called MAXAM in 1991) where he held the position of General Secretary of the Board of Directors , position in which he was until 2010.
Since his arrival at the Company, López-Sors has been shaping a series of projects that capture the identity, values ​​and almost 150 years of history of MAXAM (a company founded by Alfred Nobel in 1872 in Galdácano, Vizcaya, under the name of ” Spanish Limited Company Dynamite Privileges Alfred Nobel “).
Thanks to its impulse the MAXAM Painting Collection recovered the ancient splendor of the explosives calendars, putting in value the works that had formed it since 1900 and taking care that since 1996 this almanac was illustrated by the most prestigious artists of the artistic panorama Spanish.
Firm defender of the value of the legacy and the historical patrimony, he impelled his recovery and preservation giving shape in 2003 to the House of the Explosive, section of the MUMI (Museum of the Mining and the Industry of Asturias) in which more than 60,000 visitors each year they know the role that energy materials have in the progress and development of our society. A museum space that continues to grow thanks to the deposits of equipment, materials and documentation that come from MAXAM facilities around the world.
The study of the figure of Alfred Nobel, the collaboration with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors (of which he was Patron of Honor since 2013) or the commitment to collaboration with the ETSIME in the Chair-MAXAM Company of Explosive Technology were others of the pillars of the MAXAM Foundation in which he has worked since its creation in 2006.
D.E.P.

 

III Painting Contest MAXAM Down Madrid AEPE

The III MAXAM Painting Exhibition brings together more than 40 artists with intellectual disabilities

On March 26, with the assistance of the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, Lucas Ferreira, Maxam Foundation, Inés Álvarez Arancedo, President of the Board of Trustees of Down Madrid and the Councilor of Retirement, Ignacio Murgui, was inaugurated in the Casa de Vacas of the Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the exhibition of the works participating in the III MAXAM Painting Contest organized by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid and which has the indispensable collaboration of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The artists realized a reinterpretation of the picture of the MAXAM Collection and image of the 2019 Calendar, “Vánitas”, work of Alfonso Albacete.

The winner of the contest from which the exhibition arises has been José Antonio Canales, and the finalists are: Milagros Martín, Esperanza Garrido and Ángela Rodríguez. The exhibition of the works that have participated in the III Painting Contest MAXAM – Down Madrid – AEPE has been visited at the Casa de Vacas Cultural Center of the Buen Retiro Park in Madrid from March 26 to 31, 2019.

The jury that chose these works, among the total submitted, met on March 5 and was formed by José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, Inés Álvarez and Elena Escalona, ​​President of the Board and General Director of Down Madrid respectively, Sonia García and María Miracle, Down artists and José Vicente Moreno Huart, Patron of the MAXAM Foundation.

Visitors to the exhibition have been able to see first hand the artistic capacity of people with intellectual disabilities, a collective with great creative potential, which usually defines the use of simple lines and large color spots. Each painting has a different style, a different way of using colors, some are more realistic, others more abstract, but all of them show the feelings, sensations and emotions that the work of Alfonso Albacete has evoked for artists with disabilities intellectual.

The sample claims the right of this group to the freedom of expression and opinion, included in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

“This event, which now reaches its third edition, is the result of a successful collaboration with Down Madrid, which allows us to realize our purpose of contributing to the progress and sustainable development of our society through cultural and educational programs,” explains Fernanda Cardama, Global Head People & Resources of MAXAM and Patron of the Foundation.

On the other hand, Inés Álvarez Arancedo, president of the Board of Trustees of Madrid, pointed out that “our artists have interpreted a work of value without being aware that they, at the same time, impregnate our lives with value”.

Also, Ángela Rodriguez, artist of Down Madrid and winner of the third prize in the III Painting Contest MAXAM has highlighted that she has loved performing this interpresatión of `Vanitas’, since it has made her think for herself, to use her imagination and be relaxed to be able to start painting this work on a blank canvas.

José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has made a presentation for the catalog published for this reason, which we reproduce below:

WHITE ART

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors maintains its firm and determined commitment to artists with Down Syndrome.

This is how we understand it with its inclusion in the most prestigious and oldest artistic competition held in Spain, such as the Autumn Salon, precisely at the hands of the Maxam Foundation.

An initiative that makes me proud and of which we are an example for the opportunity it represents for Down artists, to exhibit their works with authentic art professionals.

Being an artist is not easy. Facing the creative task and putting it into practice is much more than an expression of a firm and determined will. It is getting to speak through colors and shapes, is to convey an emotion and a feeling that many artists do not get despite long years of experience and plastic experimentation.

And yet, it’s simple and simple for Down artists. They, who do not pretend to demonstrate a potentiality, that they have inherently, because they always transmit sensitivity in their canvases and they do it without adhering to fashions, tendencies, norms or styles. They just talk.

Our conception of art is established as something logical and assumed by society in a certain way by which we are guided indirectly, when we should look at the works as new formats of a very special letter whose recipients should forget those preconceived norms.

Wonderful letters full of light and color, of innocent and pure souls, which are those presented in this magnificent exhibition with which to recreate the essence of art in the purest state that today can be seen: “White Art” , as I would like to call it, and in which to include original proposals, non-toxic or adulterated by other types of current views that surround and suffocate us.

José Gabriel Astudillo López

President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Catalogo III Concurso Pintura MAXAM ArteDown AEPE