Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors
The Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas hosts from June 1 to 25, 2017, the XI Spring Salon “Por Tierras de Castilla-La Mancha”, for which a total of 36 works have been selected from more than one hundred presented to the Organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, the Vice President of the entity, Juan de la Cruz Pallarés, as well as different members of the Board of Directors, in addition to the Delegate of Valdepeñas and Ciudad Real, Enrique Pedrero and the municipal authorities.
At the opening ceremony, the jury minutes were read and the prizes were awarded. The jury was presided over by Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Secretary General of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, and Itziar Zabalza Murillo, Adviser to the Presidency, both with voice but without vote, also counting as vocals of the same Alicia Sánchez Carmona, Member of the Board of Directors, Fernando de Marta, Librarian and Ana Martínez Córdoba, Treasurer of AEPE.
According to Jose Gabriel Astudillo, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the interest of the Board of Directors that presides over the support of this Spring Salon of Valdepeñas “For land of Castilla La Mancha”, has led to the express creation of two awards , The José Moreno Carbonero Painting Medal and the Lorenzo and Federico Coullaut Sculpture Medal, both founding members and outstanding artists who are honored, as well as Honor Mentions that the Jury considered appropriate.
The work entitled “Primavera en la quinta”, by Federico García Zamarbide, has been awarded the José Moreno Carbonero Medal of Painting, while a glazed terracotta titled “Adonis II” has obtained the Medal of Sculpture Lorenzo and Federico Coullaut . In addition, the Jury has awarded Honorable Mentions to the works of María García, Manuel Gracia, Adriana Berges, Ricardo Montesinos and María Xesús Díaz.
At the awards ceremony and opening of the exhibition, Enrique Pedrero, AEPE Delegate in Castilla-La Mancha said that this event is already a consolidated event and considered “one of the most important in the region with a national character.” With respect to the works that have been selected this year, he spoke of his variety of styles and techniques, although in a global way can be observed in all “the constant intention for the creativity and the investigation of the Plastic Arts”.
For his part, José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of AEPE, recognized the support of Valdepeñas City Council to the Association and the Spring Room during its eleven years of existence. “After 107 years of history, it is very gratifying to reach a Public Administration and see how well it is hosted by our organization so that AEPE has a dignified exhibition in Castilla-La Mancha.”
In this regard, the municipal responsible for culture, Manuel López, has told them that they will continue to count on the support of the City Council, because “we work to spread the culture”.
He also pointed out that if Valdepeñas is a reference in the world of art and culture it is thanks to the work that is done from the Consistory, but also thanks to “collectives that move between the world of art and painting.” So thank you that a year more bring this exhibition to the city. “If you had not noticed in Valdepeñas we would not be that reference also thanks to you”.
The artists selected on this occasion from among the more than a hundred works presented to the competition, to integrate the exhibition of the XI Spring Salon, are: Adriana Berges. Carmen Bonilla. Martina Cantero. Ataúlfo Casado. Alicia Da Col. María Xesús Díaz. Magdalena Spain. Carmen Espinosa. Pilar Feran. María García. Federico García Zamarbide. María Luisa González Ossorio. Manuel Gracia. Jesús Hornero. Teiji Ishizuka. Carmen León. Paulino L. Tardón. Carlos Losa. M. R. Maluenda Gómez. Fruits María. Martmina. Ricardo Montesinos. Victoria Moreno. Antonio Municio. Navas D. Velázquez. Berta Otero. Juan de la Cruz Pallares Paloma Ramírez-Montesinos. Pura Ramos. Royo Ubieto. Tomás Santos Alcalá. Lola Santos. Javier Sempere. Antonio Téllez. Austion Tirado.
The exhibition shows the latest works by more than thirty artists belonging to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, who have been finding a prominent place in contemporary Spanish art. Each of them represents different generations, but united under the common denominator of the contemporary language that moves between the figuration, the abstraction and the vanguard.
For more information, on the website of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, www.apintoresyescultores.es tab “Contest and prizes”, sub-tab “Spring Salon Valdepeñas”, where you can also see the digital catalog edited with such a reason.