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.

 

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

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

 

 

 

Inauguration and awards ceremony of 85 Salón de Otoño

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agree to grant the following prizes:

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

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

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

Both with voice and without vote, and the Members:

Eduardo Naranjo, Painter and engraver

Alejandro Aguilar Soria, multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallerist

Tomás Paredes, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics

Paula Varona, Painter

Ricardo Sanz, Painter

Rosa Martínez de Lahidalga, Art Critic

Agree to grant the following prizes:

 

FREE ACCESS AWARDS

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The minutes of the Jury are as follows:

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

Inés Álvarez, President of Down Madrid

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

Elena Escalona, ​​General Director of Down Madrid

Jordi Machi, artist and painter

Ricardo Sanz, artist and painter

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

 

HONORICAL PRIZES RESERVED TO MEMBERS OF THE AEPE

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The call is focused on the plastic arts and the promotion of new values, although it is open to all artists whether they are new or established, partners and artists in general, and counts, as it happened for the first time last year, with the honorary awards that take the name of the founders of the centennial Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors works in a line of innovative culture, that is, it does not look for a display of prizes that suppose an economic endowment, but an excellence that transforms into the dissemination of the work and the artist, and that, as he confesses the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo, supposes not to endow financially the prizes, but to be creative and to channel to the selected and awarded ones in the difficult way of the artistic creation.

This is manifested in the way of understanding art in a society, acquiring a commitment of support and new opportunities to those who manage to be visible through the Autumn Salon, enhancing their artistic project in a way that supports artists with resources in the that is bet clearly and forcefully for his work.

In addition, as happened also last year, includes the Down Madrid Painting Medal, which will be awarded to one of its artists, and which is a clear example of inclusion of this group in the world of fine arts, so that the winner will see his work exhibited in the Casa de Vacas together with the rest of the professional and novice artists. A great opportunity to make visible a collective endowed with an extraordinary sensitivity.

The foundations of the 85 Salon d’Automne contemplate the modalities of painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving and watercolor, among which a total of 21 prizes will be distributed, distributed in ten prizes of free access (two specific of sculpture, one of watercolor and the rest of painting and sculpture indistinctly) and eleven more honorary prizes, reserved to members of the AEPE (four of painting, four of sculpture, one of watercolor, one of drawing and one of engraving).

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

Each participant may submit as many works as he / she deems appropriate, in formats adapted to facilitate the greatest participation, since the minimum size of the works will be 46 cms, and the maximum size of 200.

The bases and the registration form can now be downloaded from the AEPE website www.apintoresyescultores.es, tab “Contests and Awards”, sub-tab “Bases”, and in the same tab, sub-tab “Salón de Otoño”.

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

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

Inaugurated the exhibition “EScultura” of the AEPE in Toledo

On May 4 at the San Clemente Cultural Center in Toledo, the exhibition that under the title of EScultura, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and the Diputación de Toledo was inaugurated.

The opening ceremony was chaired by the Vice President of Education, Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Diputación de Toledo, María Ángeles García and by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, who were accompanied by those responsible for the San Clemente Cultural Center, Enrique García Gómez, Dolores de Ancos Alonso-Barajas and Enrique Toledo, as well as Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Mª Luisa Codina del Amo, Coordinator Itziar Zabalza Murillo, as well as the entire Board of Directors of AEPE, Juan de la Cruz Pallarés, Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Pedro Quesada, the Librarian, Fernando de Marta and Sebastían and the Treasurer, Ana Martínez.

Also attended by the heads of the historic Fundina Codina, many of whose works will be present in the exhibition and whose collaboration with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has been usual, as well as the Director of Communication of the Maxam Foundation, Lucas Ferreira, who for this occasion they have collaborated with the loan of the work of Isabel Quintanilla that was the image of its traditional calendar in 2015 entitled “The Landscape of Alfred Nóbel”, and Juan Francisco Blanco, representing the Venancio Blanco Foundation, also included in the sample.

As a result of the transformation that the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has made in the last four years, and which has placed it as one of the main institutions that generate culture and art in Spain, a project born with the support of of the Diputación de Toledo, and to which the historical Fundina Codina and the MAXAM Foundation have also joined, and thus, the three centenarian entities have found in the San Clemente Cultural Center, an incredible space to carry out what is already, the best sculpture exhibition that can be visited in Spain throughout the year 2018.

What began as a shy and ambitious exhibition has turned out to be a magnificent exhibition that takes us through the sculpture of the last three centuries and includes 150 pieces by 76 artists, most of them founding members and current members of the Association Spanish Painters and Sculptors, including Rodin, Degas, Archipenko, Picasso, Dalí, Julio Antonio, Benlliure, Blay, Venancio Blanco, Julio López, Francisco López, Clará, Capuz, Coullaut Valera, Juan Cristóbal and Victorio Macho.

A magnificent exhibition in which there are also present prestigious sculptors such as José Luis Fernández, Chaparro, Coderch & Malavia, Javier de la Rosa and Fernando Suárez Reguera, as well as young promises already known from specialized media such as Andrés Lasanta, Jorge Yunta, Victoria Arbeloa, Mónica Cerrada, José Manuel Martínez Pérez, Pedro Pozzo, Iria Groba and Pilar Vich.

The curatorial work has been carried out by Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and Art Critic, and Mª Luisa Codina del Amo, from the Codina Foundry, coordinating the works Itziar Zabalza Murillo, recognized artistic professional that adds to the work of cultural manager.

His work is the result of the meeting of the stimuli of critical discourse, the expressive capacity and the expository argument that will incite the visiting public, without any doubt, to share the experience in the initiation to the incredible world of sculpture, in a exciting journey that covers the most significant of the last three centuries of the art of sculpture.

To all this we must unite the exemplary disposition, illusion and work that has made the San Clemente Cultural Center, whose splendid facilities and high level of exhibition make this great show possible, which will make Toledo again, the artistic center of Spain during the two months that the exhibition remains open.

There is no doubt that this exhibition will be praised by critics and public, and it will be an excellent opportunity to contemplate the works of artists of great weight in the history of art that are not accessible to the general public.

The list of artists present in the exhibition is as follows:

Juan Adsuara. Alejandro Aguilar Soria. Pedro Ania. Julio Antonio. Victoria Arbeloa. Alexander Archipenko. Angel Arribas. José Gabriel Astudillo. Anónimo 1. Anónimo 2. Anónimo (atribuido a Gargallo). Anónimo (atribuido a Brancusi). Carlos Ballesteros. Tomás Bañuelos. Emiliano Barral. Eduardo Barrón. Mariano Benlliure. Miguel Blay. Venancio Blanco. Eugenio Cabello. José Capuz. Lola Catalá. José Carrilero Gil. Mónica Cerrada. Ramón Chaparro. José Clará. Javier Clavo. Teddy Cobeña. Coderch & Malavia. Lorenzo Coullaut Valera. Federico Coullaut Valera. Juan Cristóbal. Salvador Dalí. Fernando de Marta. Santiago de Santiago. Javier de la Rosa. Edgar Degas. José Antonio de la Peña. Carmen Espinosa. José Luis Fernández. Angel Ferrant. Pedro Frías Alejandro. Félix Gala. Carlos García Muela. Daniel González. Francisco González Macías. Iria Groba. Manolo Hugué. Alicia Huertas. Andrés Lasanta. Francisco López. Julio López. Juan Manuel López Reina. Rafael Luque Ruiz de Luna. Victorio Macho. César Manrique. José Manuel Martínez Pérez. Sebastián Miranda. Ramón Muriedas. Antonio Navarro Santafe. Fructuoso Orduña. Gheorghe Postovanu. Pedro Pozzo. Pedro Quesada. Isabel Quintanilla. Auguste Rodin. Joaquín Rubio Camín. Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Gloria Santacruz. David Sagnier. Lola Santos. Pablo Serrano. Fernando Suárez Requera. Antonio Téllez. Cristóbal Toral. Pilar Vich. Jorge Yunta. Eduardo Zancada.

For the Vice President of Education, Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Diputación de Toledo, María Ángeles García, in charge of opening the exhibition “we talked about the biggest sculptural artistic event of the year in our country, and we have the great fortune that it takes place in the city ​​and the province of Toledo “.

The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors has promoted, together with the Provincial Council, this exhibition of international relevance, thanks to the excellent understanding between the two entities, concerned to organize a great exhibition available to all citizens, something that is evident in the gratuity of this sample.

 

Exhibition: EScultura

From May 4 to July 14, 2018

Inauguration: Friday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m.

San Clemente Cultural Center

Provincial Council of Toledo

Plaza de Padilla, 2

45002 Toledo

Schedule:

From Monday to Friday: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Saturdays: from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays: closed

Free entrance

Inauguration and delivery of prizes of the 84 Hall of Autumn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Madrid, on October 3, 2017, the Selection and Qualification Jury of the 84th Autumn Salon, organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, was composed of the following members: President: José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Association Spanish of Painters and Sculptors; Secretary: Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors; José Vicente Moreno Huart, MAXAM Foundation, Julio López Hernández, Sculptor, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor and engraver, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter and engraver, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist and gallerist, Javier Rubio Nomblot, Art critic and curator, Tomás Paredes, President of the Spanish Association of Art Critics.

They agree to award the following prizes:

SPANISH ACQUISITION GROUP AWARD

Endowed with plaque and diploma of AEPE.

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

 

SANTIAGO DE SANTIAGO SCULPTURE AWARD

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

CODINA FOUNDATION PRIZE

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

AWARDS BALUARTE ROOM OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF TRES CANTOS

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

INÉS SAN MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ

MARGARITA GÁMEZ

OLIVA BELINCHÓN

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

GETAFE CITY AWARD

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

 

CULTURAL MANAGEMENT TRITOMA AWARD

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

INTERSARTE TV AWARDS

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

AUSTION TIRADO

ADRIANA MARTÍN BERGÉS, receives the prize from her mother

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

 

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

The record of the Jury is as follows:

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

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

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

ESPINA AND CAPO ENGRAVING MEDAL has been left deserted

DRAWING MEDAL ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ-BALBUENA has been left deserted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Signed the MAXAM-AEPE Collaboration Agreement

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

“The Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors works in a line of innovative culture, that is to say, it does not seek an exhibition of prizes that imply an economic endowment, but an excellence that becomes a divulgation of the work and the artist, and that, As stated by the President of the AEPE, José Gabriel Astudillo -, not to endow the prizes economically, but to be creative and channel the selected and awarded in the difficult path of artistic creation.

This is manifested in the way of understanding art in a society, acquiring a commitment of support and new opportunities to those who can be seen through the Autumn Hall, enhancing their artistic project so that artists are supported with resources in the That bets clearly and forcefully by his work.

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

For the first time, the Madrid Down Painting Medal is also included, which will be awarded to one of its artists, which is a clear example of inclusion of this group in the world of fine arts, so that the winner will see his work Exhibited at Casa de Vacas along with the rest of professional and novice artists. A great opportunity to make visible a group with an extraordinary sensitivity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE MAXAM FOUNDATION

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

Maxam Foundation – www.fundacionmaxam.net

THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS

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

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

Maxam Foundation, official sponsor of the Salon d’Automne 83

The Maxam Foundation has 17 years and sponsoring the Salon d’Automne that summons the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and betting on a call in their latest editions are reaching very relevant figures thanks to the enormous prestige of the jury members convened for that purpose and above all, thanks to the high quality of the works presented, which have formed a pioneering and leading exhibitions in the Spanish art scene and is marking a calendar of November in recent years.

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The Autumn Salon has always been the best showcase in which the visual and conceptual artists have marked the art trends of the moment, taking the pulse of a society open to the avant-garde and modernity. In fact, as anteroom Prize Reina Sofia and calls renowned comes to show a preview of the new concerns of the creators, names acquire a relevance that helps to boost her career, and do not hesitate to participate in the call oldest in Spain.
The Maxam Foundation is also the sponsor of scan job Historical Archive “Bernardino de Pantorba” that is holding the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

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For our institution is an honor to have as Honorary Member with Maxam Foundation and José Fernando Sánchez-Junco Mans, President and CEO Maxam, who was also named Honorary Member, as with Rafael López-Sors González Manager of the Foundation Maxam, who picked up his accreditation as an honorary member at the opening ceremony of the 81 Salon d’Automne Manager. A list is now added Ana Rubio Pablos, who after overseeing the close collaboration between the two institutions, it will be named Honorary Member during the opening of this 83 edition.

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From the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors also we want to recognize the hard work, dedication and love that Lucas Ferreira, Director of Communication of Maxam, has always maintained with our institution.

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It is in the act of awards ceremony and opening of 83 Autumn Salon, which will take place on November 4 at the Casa de Vacas Madrid’s Parque del Buen Retiro, when the MAXAM Foundation will present the new work of his collection and image of the year 2017, its almanac known explosives, whose first edition dates back to 1900.

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The MAXAM Foundation is a non-profit, which channels the patronage of MAXAM activities in the field of culture and especially in painting. In addition the organization’s mission, conservation and dissemination of heritage created by MAXAM since its foundation by Alfred Nobel in 1872. It also organizes activities aimed at promoting and achieving objectives of general interest in civic, social, educational, scientific, and research and technological development.

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The Maxam Collection traces its beginnings to 1899, twenty seven years after the founding of the company. The purpose of these acquisitions was primarily advertising: promote the products of the company through a sign used as a calendar.

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For these calendars always the same process was used: commission a prestigious painter, recognized by the public and critics, a work made specifically for the company, in order to be reproduced as almanac. Well over a hundred years that has formed a unique collection by its concept, theme and style, and have great names of Spanish painting of the XX and XXI centuries as Rafael Canogar, Eduardo Arroyo or Isabel Quintanilla have passed, among others.

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