The Arts Society de la Frontera

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Young Artists’ Exhibition and Competition 2019

Our 2019 award ceremony took place on Friday 22nd March and the quality of the entries was widely commented on as well as the variety of media used.

A distinguished panel of jurors selected the winners for the two age categories: 11 – 14 years & 15 – 18 years and Arts Society members cast their votes en masse to choose their favourite art piece for the special Members’ Prize. All participants were presented with a congratulations certificate and each winning artist received a cash prize and an engraved trophy.

Ana Mª Luque Vera of 13 years won the Members’ Prize for the second year running with the work Despondency. Juan Gómez Aguilera, 14, won the under 15s prize with Sundown and Iván González Niebla, 15, was awarded 1st prize for the 15 and over category for his untitled portrait.

A special mention was made for Blanca Espinosa Rodríguez, a partially sighted artist of 14 years who created the polychrome clay figure And yet I exist through touch.

Work from 2 of the schools was put up for sale and the proceeds, 290 Euros, were donated to Somos tu Ola, a not for profit association that helps families raise funds for children, adolescents and adults who have suffered severe amputations caused by sepsis.  A very special thanks to Iván, the winner of the 15 – 18 years category, who donated his prize money of 200 Euros in full to this very worthy cause.

The standard of work was high and varied, and the exhibition was beautifully presented. We value the opportunity to take part in this annual event and look forward to the next exhibition, (Margaret O’Farrell, IB and MYP Visual Arts teacher of the Sotogrande International school).

I was impressed by the high level of the entries and this reconfirms my admiration for the work that my colleagues do in thery schools. I never stop learning from them. (Clara, art teacher of IES Castilla del Pino).