DFAS DE LA FRONTERA YOUNG ARTISTS’ COMPETITION 2017
Our Young Artists’ Competition once again proved to be a success and at the Prize Giving reception held on Friday 28th April three talented students were picked as winners.
The judging panel consisted of artist Francisco Merello, representatives from the Sovereign Group Phoebe Kelly and Eleanor Turpin (who is also Programme Secretary for Gibraltar DFAS) and DFAS de la Frontera Chairman Jo Ward.
The Members’ Prize of €150, sponsored by the Sovereign Group, was won by 14 year old Loreto Villegas Maestro from Sotogrande International School for her lino print entitled Long Walk Home. This artwork was also picked by the judges as the winner of the €200 prize in the 14 and under age group for its emotive subject matter captured by Loreto in a difficult medium.
Talented Miguel Ángel Santos Molina, aged 15, from San Roque school IES José Cadalso won €300 in the 15 and over category with his detailed and beautiful pencil drawing on paper entitled Mariposas.
The judges decided to award a special prize of €50, jointly sponsored by Gibraltar DFAS and DFAS de la Frontera, to thirteen years old Ismael López Hlioua for Alucinación (acrylic on card) for its use of colour, subject matter and humour.
Huge thanks go to Mariloly Cabedo and everybody else who helped to in the organisation of this annual exhibition and competition which brings an awareness of the benefits of art to young people.
NADFAS RBA Scholar 2016
NADFAS works in partnership with The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) to find the most outstanding work by final year A-level students and display it as part of the exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. This year 55 Societies submitted 348 works from 89 schools, so the RBA council had a difficult choice.
DFAS de la Frontera submitted a work from Sotogrande International School by Angelina Popelnykh entitled ‘The Secret of Branches’ and we are proud to announce it has been selected for exhibition at the Lloyds Register Gallery from 11 February to 11 March, and then at the RBA’s annual show at the Mall Galleries from 17 March to 2 April 2016.
You can see Angelina’s piece here http://nadfas.net/rba-nadfas-scholars-2016 along with those of the other RBA scholars. Her piece is a small pencil on paper drawing, but stunningly executed.