(Español) S.M. la Reina Doña Sofía presidió el fallo del Jurado del 55 PREMIO REINA SOFIA DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA

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The AEPE in the Agenda of the Royal House

Since last Friday, February 28, 2020, the Royal House has published the Agenda for the week of March 2 to 8, 2020, reflecting the activity of S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, which highlights the act she will preside on next March 5, when the jury’s decision is made and delivery of the 55 Queen Sofia Prize for Painting and Sculpture organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in collaboration with Google.

Just a few hours after knowing the name of the winning artist, who will receive from S.M. Queen Doña Sofía the prize, everything is ready for an event that will be unforgettable for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

Here we leave the images.

 

On March 5, the 55th QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD:

JURY FAIL OF

55 QUEEN SOFÍA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

The event can only be accessed by personalized invitation

PRESIDED BY S.M. QUEEN DOÑA SOFIA,

PRESIDENT OF HONOR OF THE

SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PAINTS AND SCULPTORS

Queen Sofia will chair next Thursday, March 5, 2020

the act of the Jury’s decision and delivery of the Prize that it organizes

the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors,

and that has the collaboration of Google

 

Queen Doña Sófía will preside on Thursday, March 5 in the Assembly Hall of the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Parque del Retiro, the act in which the jury’s decision will be announced and the 55th Queen Prize will be awarded Painting and Sculpture Sofia organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in collaboration with Google.

The event will be attended by the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo López, the Director of Policies and Public Affairs of Google Spain, Antonio Vargas, the members of the Jury as well as different personalities from the world of culture and authorities.

The 55 QUEEN SOFÍA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros for a single work, having already become a benchmark prize and one of the best gifted in Spain, which has the collaboration of the technology giant GOOGLE, after five editions in the new format, for this edition has expanded its borders with a turn towards internationalization, extending to creators around the world, reflecting the commitment of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with art and culture.

The Prize is thus endorsed by an exceptional jury, authentic art professionals with diverse and very different perspectives on creation, ranging from theory to art practice, and including curating, conservation, journalism … but always with a link Very special and exclusive with the field of art they represent.

In this edition, the Jury has been chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, acting as its Secretary, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and who has counted with the Members Ana Abade Gil, representing Google, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator, gallery owner and image author visual of the award, Javier Sierra, Journalist and writer, Tomás Paredes, Art Critic and member of the AICA Awards Committee, Paula Varona, Painter, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor, engraver, Academic and representing the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Arts of San Fernando, Ricardo Sanz, Painter and Evaristo Guerra, Painter.

The exhibition of selected works has 42 paintings and 30 sculptures and among all of them, next March 5 will be announced to the winner, in addition to the 5 finalists chosen in this edition.

The 69 artists selected for the exhibition have been: Ana Alcaraz Montesinos. Javier Aldarias Montiel. Teruhiro Ando. Juan Asensio de Cárdenas. Miguel Barbero. Lorna Benavides Romero. Carmen Bonilla. Rosa Patricia Bravo Díaz (Patricia Bravo). Kevin Bustamante Vergara. Lin Calle Corral. Francisco Carrillo Rodríguez. Lola Catalá Sanz. Gloria Cediel Lafuente. Jorge Cerdá Gironés. Teddy Cobeña. Michael de Coca Leicher. José María Cháfer. Manuel Díaz Meré. Dong Yang. Francisco Escalera González. Manuchehr Eftekar. Magdalena España. Teresa Esteban. Gonzalo Fernández Atance. José Manuel Galán Martín (Manuel Galán). Juan Carlos García Moreno (Morris). Rafael Juan Gómez Mena (Mena). Javier González Casanueva (Javier Casanueva). Eva González Morán. Agustín González Salvador. Ana Gutiérrez Mengual. Manuel Higueras García. Gen Isoe. Susana Jiménez Barrero (Susana Ximénez). Bartolomé Junquero García. André Lambert. Pepe Linares Molina. Francisco Javier López del Espino. Juan Manuel López-Reina Coso. Daniel Lorenzo Goñi. Antonio Lucas García. Joel Llopis García. Antonio Marina Rodríguez. Juan Ramón Martín. José Luis Martín de Vidales. José Manuel Martínez Pérez. Javier de Mendoza Soler. José Molares Fernández. Salvadora Morales Fernández. Juan Naranjo Torres. Antonio Navarro Menchón. Cristóbal Olmedo Aranda.  Javier Ortas González. Pedro José Pavón Pérez. Juan Francisco Pérez-Rosas Hidalgo. Diego Peribáñez Villalba. José María Pinto Rey. Agustín Pontesa. Gonzalo Prieto Cordero. José Pablo Puente Jerez. Enrique Rodríguez García (Guzpeña). Rodrigo Romero Pérez.  Pilar Sagarra Moor. Bárbara Saínz Vizcaya. José Ramón Sala. Lidia Sancho Heras. Antonio Téllez de Peralta. Trinidad Toscano Martín. Leovigildo J. Cristóbal Valverde.

As José Gabriel Astudillo comments, “in this edition we have had an excellent jury for its diversity and qualification, exceptional for its unconditional support to the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with different opinions in a versatile, dynamic and enriching exercise that He has managed to combine the artistic genius of the best contemporary artists who have attended the call. A competent and prestigious jury that has taken deliberation work very seriously, with exciting discussions and helpful sentences that contemplate very different styles and very different techniques, whose energy and dedication have been exemplary and demonstrate that the QUEEN SOFIA DE PAINT AWARD AND SCULPTURE has been granted in an honest and coherent way. ”

Judgment of the Jury of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD:

March 5, 2020. 7 p.m.

Exhibition: March 6-22, 2020

Cows House of Retiro Park

Paseo de Colombia, s / n

28009 Madrid

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

Metro: Retreat (line 2)

Bus: 2, 20, 28

BICIMAD: Station 102 (Calle Alcalá, 95), Station 60 (Plaza Independencia, 6)

Ricardo Sanz, Jury member to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

It was an important meeting on February 11, 2020. An intense evening of more than six hours, in which there were anecdotes, criteria, arguments and debates of all kinds, which revolved around each and every one of the works that had been presented to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and with the collaboration of GOOGLE.

And between a break and respite, there was also time to communicate and formalize the impressions of each of the members of the Jury regarding the work they were doing.

We highlight the statements of:

Ricardo Sanz

Jury member

Painter

 


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is a great, very interesting prize,

and it is a great platform for many artists where they can publicize their work.

In addition, this year we were able to see a lot of very good works of art.

In this edition, as there are many works, there is a bit of everything:

good, bad and regular, but there are more good than the other.

As a member of the Jury I always trust my taste and the merit that I can see in the work.

Although especially in my opinion. They are many years seeing work and immersed in the art world,

especially in the painting, and in the end it is the doctorate of my eyes.

Opinions of the Jury of the 55 REINA SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD

It was an important meeting on February 11, 2020. An intense evening of more than six hours, in which there were anecdotes, criteria, arguments and debates of all kinds, which revolved around each and every one of the works that had been presented to the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AWARD convened by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors.

And between a break and respite, there was also time to communicate and formalize the impressions of each of the members of the Jury regarding the work they were doing.

We highlight the most interesting:

José Gabriel Astudillo López

President of the Jury

President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

Painter and sculptor

It is a great pride and great personal satisfaction for me, to verify that the best professionals

and more great artists of the moment come as members of the Jury whenever I call them,

to support the work we are doing in the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors,

and of which I feel fully satisfied.

Also have your talent and your criteria, but above all with your availability and love for this entity

which honors me to preside, it is more than a luxury, it is a spectacle of originality and critical capacity

We attended extremely pleased by everything we share.

Knowing that artists are benefiting from that meeting and all this serves to launch a career

and the discovery of new promises of art, is already something extraordinary.

 

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez

Jury Secretary

General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors

AECA member

The greatness of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is that it is artists who judge other artists,

creators who recognize in each one of the works the successes and the errors, the originality, the novelty,

the improvisation, work and effort of each brush stroke and chisel stroke.

The discussions and debates that are generated defending the selection or not of a work, are interesting

and extremely enriching, small master art lessons from the hands of great

Professionals, incredible artists, who naturally appreciate the works of their peers.

A privilege to which I attend as Secretary of the Jury and to which I appreciate the occasion that

It gives me the ability to keep such a wonderful experience in my heart.

An award that has a clear objective for me: to serve as an opportunity for takeoff

or the reaffirmation of the artists’ career, and seen what happened in past editions,

an international projection award that does nothing but serve

of presentation of the artist wherever he goes and who exhibits it with pride.

 

Ana Abade

Jury member

GOOGLE Analyst of Public Policies of Spain and Portugal

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is an excellent opportunity for those

is beginning and I believe that an honor that your work, which is still unknown, can be seen

by a jury of such a high level and that is exposed in the center of Madrid

and that a large number of visitors can see it. It is one of the biggest opportunities

and a great privilege that an artist can have today.

It is my second edition as a member of the jury and I think it is an already established prize

and in which the works presented are not simply amateurs,

but the personality of the painter or sculptor is already seen.

As Vocal of the Jury I look at the strength of the work.

They are all very different, there is no specific thing to judge in each of them,

but I value what you are trying to convey and try to put myself in the place of the author

to know what I was thinking at the time he did the work and how he is trying to communicate with me.

 

Eduardo Naranjo

Jury member

Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura

The Reina Sofía Award is very good, very good! Also, in these moments of crisis,

especially art, it’s really good that this event is called,

since it serves as support for the artists.

It is an award that has already become truly prestigious.

In this edition I see good works … the level and quality have risen, so it has not been easy

find that painting or sculpture that truly deserves the Reina Sofía Award …

As Vocal of the Jury, I am primarily looking for a work that is emotional,

that there is an intent to express what the author feels about that subject

that he represents in his work. Let it be a heartfelt and sincere work.

 

Alejandro Aguilar Soria

Jury member

Multidisciplinary artist, curator and gallery owner

Author of the visual image of the Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is one of the references in this country, because
unites several aspects: first tradition, modernity, contemporary; and, finally, work and effort.
In addition, it is a springboard to stabilize within the art world, to ensure
new values ​​and to settle people who already have a speech made.
What do you think about the edition of the 55th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture?
In this edition I am happy, because the level of participation has increased
and there is a significant amount of works. In addition, this year the election is being more difficult,
because they stand out less, but not because of lack of quality, but because there are more numbers
of work of the same level, then they match. By matching works of the same level, there is more competition.
What is your criteria when assessing a work of art as a member of the jury? What do you notice?
As a member of a Jury I believe that the work, as in human relationships,
it has to pinch you in some sense: aesthetically, sentimentally, by what it says, etc.
Then, when in doubt, you look at other aspects, such as technicians,
if it corresponds to contemporary styles … But, above all,
In the first place, you have to establish a dialogue with the viewer.

Javier Sierra
Jury member
Journalist and writer


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is, above all, an opportunity for artists
consolidated are consolidated even more and his work reaches more people.
But it is also an opportunity because the new ones put them on an equal footing,
with those who can measure themselves with those great teachers, and can grow by their side.
In that sense, it is a very virtuous prize.
This year’s edition I have seen a little uneven. I think the painting
has dropped compared to what was presented in the last edition,
and in the sculpture there are a couple of pieces that I really like
What is your criteria when assessing a work of art as a member of the jury? What do you notice?
As a member of the Jury I seek balance. For me the word is balance,
style and school do not matter so much, as it is a balanced work.
I have learned that in the course of the various juries,
because one learns a lot, I am also here a student and I listen to the teachers
I have next to me, and I ponder what I think is important.

Tomás Paredes
Jury member
Art critic. AICA Awards Committee


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems to me to be a necessary prize
and that it is gone and will be becoming more prestigious with the passage of time.
In this edition there will be a very interesting final selection. It will be a great job.
As a member of the Jury I look at many details, but basically
a work defends itself because it impacts you, tells you something, impresses you for something
and that something has to be technical, subject, or the language of the work.

Paula Varona
Jury member
Painter

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems phenomenal to me, because it motivates artists
to work and work better, to try to have enthusiasm and compete so that your work is recognized.
This edition is very, very hard and close, it was very difficult for us to decide who was going to win.
As a member of the Jury I always look at the composition, technique, that transmits something to me,
I get excited and get my attention. Obviously, it is also important to look at the quality of the work.
But, above all, a work what you have to do is get excited.

Rafael Canogar
Jury member
Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academic. Representing the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems like a way to help artists
so that their works can be seen later in Casa de Vacas. I think it’s a great opportunity
for them and their works; besides being able to discover new values.
In addition, the effort and work that the AEPE does organizing this award is truly commendable.
This edition is very good, there is a good average level.
As a member of the Jury are many elements in which I look and those that make up a work of art.
After so many years of profession, I have been able to see a lot of work, and one already has a certain
habit of seeing immediately the fundamental elements that make a
work is distinguished: have strength, be well composed, be current, etc.
There are many elements to consider.

 

Ricardo Sanz
Jury member
Painter


The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture is a great, very interesting prize,
and it is a great platform for many artists where they can publicize their work.
In addition, this year we were able to see a lot of very good works of art.
In this edition, as there are many works, there is a bit of everything:
good, bad and regular, but there are more good than the other.
As a member of the Jury I always trust my taste and the merit that I can see in the work.
Although especially in my opinion. They are many years seeing work and immersed in the art world,
especially in the painting, and in the end it is the doctorate of my eyes.

Evaristo Guerra
Jury member
Painter

The Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture seems very interesting to me. It is an award you have acquired
an enormous solidity and prestige, especially for being an award named after his S.M. Queen Doña Sofía.
In addition, every year there are more people interested in participating in the contest because it is something prestigious in their career.
I see this edition very well, with really interesting works.
As a member of the Jury I think that the work defends itself.

An exceptional Jury for the 55 QUEEN SOFIA PAINT AND SCULPTURE AWARD

On February 11, 2020, the meeting of the Jury of the 55th REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA AND ESCULTURA AWARD was held, chaired by José Gabriel Astudillo López, President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, acting as Secretary of the same, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors and who has had the vocals Ana Abade Gil, representing Google, Eduardo Naranjo, Painter, sculptor, engraver and Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts and Letters of Extremadura, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Multidisciplinary artist, curator, gallery owner and author of the visual image of the award, Javier Sierra, Journalist and writer, Tomás Paredes, Art Critic and member of the AICA Awards Committee, Paula Varona, Painter, Rafael Canogar, Painter, sculptor, engraver, Academic and on behalf of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Ricardo Sanz, Painter and Evaristo Guerra, Pinto r.

From left to right and from top to bottom José Gabriel Astudillo, Presidente de la Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores, Javier Sierra, Eduardo Naranjo, Ricardo Sanz, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Paula Varona, Evaristo Guerra, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Rafael Canogar, Ana Abade y Tomás Paredes

 

The Prize, which has the collaboration of the technology giant GOOGLE, after five editions in the new format, for this edition has expanded its borders with a turn towards internationalization, extending to the creators around the world, thus reflecting the commitment of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors with art and culture.
The Prize is thus endorsed by an exceptional jury, true art professionals with diverse and very different perspectives on creation, ranging from theory to art practice, and including curating, conservation, journalism … but always with a very special and exclusive link with the field of art they represent.
As the President of the Jury, José Gabriel Astudillo, commented, “in this edition we have had an excellent jury for its diversity and qualification, exceptional for its unconditional support for the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, with different opinions in an exercise versatile, dynamic and enriching that has managed to combine the artistic genius of the best contemporary artists who have attended the call.
A competent and prestigious jury that has taken deliberation work very seriously, with exciting discussions and helpful sentences that contemplate very different styles and very different techniques, whose energy and dedication have been exemplary and demonstrate that the QUEEN SOFIA DE PAINT AWARD AND SCULPTURE has been granted in an honest and coherent way. ”

It is through their special views and particular approaches that a global vision will be reached, which takes shape in the exhibition of selected works that can be visited from March 6, 2020 at the Casa de Vacas del Parque del Retiro de Madrid, in which to contemplate the subject, the language, the artistic fact, the intuition, the accumulated experience, the knowledge, the tradition, the novelty, the renovation and the vanguard that the sample gathers.
The jury’s decision and the awarding of the Prize will take place on March 5, at an event chaired by S.M. Queen Doña Sofía, Honorary President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, whose unconditional support for the centenary entity is evident just when the institution is 110 years old.
The REINA SOFIA DE PAINTURA Y ESCULTURA AWARD is endowed with 10,000 euros for a single work, which has been chosen from among the more than 300 submitted to edition number 55, a total of 72 works having been selected for the occasion (42 paintings and 30 sculptures), all of them of great quality, which can be visited in Madrid’s Casa de Vacas until March 22.
In this edition not only Spanish artists have participated, but also from countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy and China, being already well recognized in the international artistic world for being a professional trampoline and continuous support of creators and managing to open the doors of the most select art galleries from around the world.

Another great success of Javier Sierra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, Perpetual Secretary of the AEPE

Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez received on November 7, 2019 an unexpected surprise when, in the framework of the jury’s decision, awards ceremony and inauguration of the 86th Autumn Salon of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, the most artistic event Ancient and prestigious of all those summoned in Spain, he received the title of “Perpetual Secretary” of the centenary entity.
N the event, which took place in the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park, was attended by a multitude of artistic personalities, such as the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, guy and mengano, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, accompanied by his entire Board of Directors and artists such as Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Ricardo Sanz, Paula Varona, the dean of the Art Critics, Tomás Paredes. .. municipal authorities and the general public.
Just when the title of “AEPE Honorary Member” had already been delivered to the journalist and writer Javier Sierra, and before the Secretary General herself proceeded to read the minutes of the Jury of the 86th Autumn Room, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, skipping the established protocol, took the floor 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 Secretary General 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 SECRETARY PERPETUAL OF THE ASSOCIATION SPANISH PAINTS AND SCULPTORS, in recognition of their excellent and unparalleled 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 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 de 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.

Javier Sierra, Honorary Partner of the AEPE

The journalist, bestselling author and Javier Planeta Novel Award, regular collaborator of the AEPE, received last November 7, 2019, the title of Honorary Member of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, in the framework of the inauguration of the 86th Autumn Salon organized by this centennial entity, the oldest and most prestigious artistic contest of all those that are convened in Spain.

The event, which took place in the Casa de Vacas of Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park, was attended by many artistic personalities, such as the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, the President of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors, José Gabriel Astudillo, accompanied by its Board of Directors, members of the Jury such as Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, General Secretary of the AEPE and artists such as Eduardo Naranjo, Alejandro Aguilar Soria, Ricardo Sanz, Paula Varona, José Vicente Moreno Huart, Tomás Paredes … municipal authorities and the general public.

The award was presented by the Secretary General of the AEPE, Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez, who proceeded to read the minutes in which it is stated that:

“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, it is the great legacy that we thank today through this appointment that prides not only our entity, our Partners and friends, but artists all over the world. world.

It is in this way that we would like to thank you for pushing us to find 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, Javier Sierra collected from the hands of José Gabriel Astudillo, President of the AEPE, the accrediting diploma and a plaque, while the applause of an enthusiastic audience resonated and who has valued the work that a writer of his prestige and what this means worldwide.

For his part, Javier Sierra recalled the occasions in which he has collaborated directly with the centenary entity and especially appreciated the effort he makes to continue supporting the world of creation in Spain with such an important and impressive background.

His special collaboration with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors began in 2014, when at the headquarters of the centennial entity, he presented for the first time to a specialized audience, composed of painters, restorers, art critics and artists in general, the novel The Master of the Prado.

As Javier Sierra himself said at the time, it was the first time since the novel was published, which was aimed especially at an audience consisting mainly of painters, that is, those who tell the stories he has told with his canvases wanted to unravel in his book, making them notice the importance of how much they paint for all those who observe his works.

In the month of June 2014, the AEPE held an end of course party, a special day of open doors attended by the students of the Portrait Workshop, friends, partners and artists who wanted to make a great session in which they painted who wanted to pose for the occasion, and in which we had an exceptional model such as the well-known writer and journalist Javier Sierra, who maintains a close relationship with the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors of collaboration and unconditional support.

But there was also another surprise and that is that the television network Telemadrid, wanted to live with us the exciting session and this was reflected in its news of 9, with a report prepared by the journalist Teresa Iborra, who approached all viewers the reality of the portrait in Spain.

There is a circumstance that this was the first time that television entered our headquarters in Infantas Street. It is true that many other events organized by the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors have already been on television, but this was the first time that our headquarters did.

Javier Sierra, who was delighted to pose for such a varied turnout, delighted those gathered there and was, as usual, attentive, kind, solicitous and patient, declaring to feel “very honored” to make an impromptu model .

In September of that same year, Javier Sierra surprised us by mentioning the centennial Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in the book that had just seen the light “The Immortal Pyramid”, the last book by Javier Sierra in which Napoléon faces one of man’s greatest desires: eternal life. In 2002 Sierra published “Napoleon’s Egyptian Secret”, but this time it was a complete, improved review of a rewrite of that adventure, with a better plot and new characters.

The generosity of its author towards our entity, led him to include the full name of the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors in the Acknowledgments section, where José Gabriel Astudillo and Mª Dolores Barreda are mentioned as President and Secretary General respectively. As the author told us, he could have mentioned them individually and privately, but he preferred to give back part of the love he has always received from artists and partners.

Javier Sierra counted for the edition of this book with the special collaboration of José Gabriel Astudillo, who made four drawings of some bas-reliefs, which is why it also appears in the first pages of it.

Already in March 2015, Javier Sierra did not hesitate to accept the invitation of the AEPE to be part of the Jury of the 50th Reina Sofía Prize for Painting and Sculpture, repeating his collaboration in the editions of the 51, 52, 53 and 54 Reina Sofía Prize.

Javier Sierra (Teruel, 1971) is not only one of the most translated fiction authors of recent times – around a quarantine of languages ​​- but he is the only Spanish writer who has managed to climb the bestseller list of The New York Times He entered the coveted top ten in 2006 with The Secret Dinner.

Expert of the historical enigma thriller and author of a dozen books between novels and essays, Sierra has more than a decade proving his radio and television communicator skills, as a Tertullian, regular collaborator or even director of several programs for the little girl screen, always around the mystery and the past. Among his works, in addition to the aforementioned bestseller, The Secret Dinner (2004), the novels The Master of the Prado (2013) and The Immortal Pyramid (2014), without neglecting his essay production with great acceptance by the public with titles such as La forbidden route and other enigmas of History (2007) and In Search of the Golden Age (2000).

Javier Sierra may well boast of being “a prophet in his land”, since last year he received the title of Favorite Son of Teruel, and this year a park was inaugurated in his honor in the city of Teruel, in the neighborhood of El Carrel in which the writer lived between 1978 and 1985, and as a brilliant climax, since September 2019, the public library of the city of Teruel is called the State Public Library in Teruel Javier Sierra.

With the delivery of this distinction, the AEPE wants to recognize its special involvement with an artistic institution very honored to have friends and collaborators who value the work that involves having captained the artistic work of twentieth-century Spain and have managed to get renewed and current to the 21st century.

(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)