On May 7, the opening ceremony of the 56th San Isidro Contest of Madrid theme took place, the works of which are exhibited in the La Lonja Exhibition Hall, from the Casa del Reloj Cultural Center of the Arganzuela District Board, until the 16th. same month, and in which a total of 51 works are exhibited, among more than a hundred of those presented to this contest organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
The inauguration ceremony was chaired by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, who was accompanied by the Vice President, Juan Manuel López-Reina, of the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, of the Members Antonio Téllez de Peralta, Paloma Casado and Carmen Bonilla Carrasco, as well as a large group of partners and friends who did not want to miss this event.
At the opening ceremony, the jury minutes and the awards ceremony were read. On this occasion, the Jury was chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the AEPE and Alicia Sánchez Carmona, President and Member of the AEPE, respectively, acting as President and Secretary of the Jury, both with voice and without vote; and as Members, Fernando de Marta Sebastián, Librarian, Ana Martínez Córdoba, Treasurer, Itziar Zabalza Murillo, Adviser to the President and by Enrique López Sardón, painter and partner chosen at random.
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 traditional contest of Madrid theme, led two years ago to the creation of another award to complete the Medal of Painting Antonio Casero, for which his equivalent was created, the Luis Benedito Vives Sculpture Medal, both founding partners and outstanding artists to whom homage is paid, in addition to the Honorable Mentions that the Jury has deemed appropriate.
The watercolor titled “Andamios Madrid, La Cibeles”, original by Cristina Agulló Tecles, has obtained the Antonio Casero Sanz Painting Medal.
The artists selected on this occasion to integrate the exhibition of works of the 56 San Isidro Contest are: Cristina Agulló Tecles – Joaquín Alarcón González – Jesús Alcolea Ríos – Socorro Arroyo Arroyo – Alejandro Aynós Romero – Carmen Bonilla Carrasco – Martina Cantero – Paloma Casado – Pilar Cortés López – Alicia Da Col – Carmen Durán Sanz – Carlos Fernández Eguía (Karlos Eguía) – Manuel Fournier Martínez – Manuel Franch – Mª Herminda Gago Blanco – María García García – Carmen García Mesás (Naná Messás) – Teresa García-Gill – Ángeles García-Quismondo – Pedro Gómez Gómez – M. Luisa González Ossorio – Javier González – Argentina González Tamames – Antonio Izquierdo – Paulino Lorenzo Tardón (Paulino L. Tardón) – Carlos Losa Revuelta – J. Luis Martín de Blas – Geanina Miler – Julio Nuez – Fernando Peña Corchado (Leodegario) – José Luis Pereira – Juan Fco. Pérez Somalo – Paloma Ramirez-Montesinos – Pablo Reviriego – Felipe San Pedro – Jorge Segovia Gabucio – Arturo Tejero Esteban – Antonio Téllez de Peralta – José Luis Toribio Pedraza – Jesús Torres Granado – Eugenio Vega Pindado
A digital catalog has also been published where all the works can be seen and is available on the web in the tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab “Contest of San Isidro”.
56 Contest of San Isidro of Madrid subject
From May 4 to 16, 2019
Inauguration: Tuesday May 7, 2019, 7pm.
Exhibition Hall La Lonja
Cultural Center Casa del Reloj
Paseo de la Chopera, 6-10
Metro: Legazpi (lines 3, 6)
Bus: 62, 6, 78, 148