July 15, 2005 - Castellón County Council Painting Prize - II INTERNATIONAL PAINTING PRIZE
July 15, 2005

II INTERNATIONAL PAINTING PRIZE

II INTERNATIONAL PAINTING PRIZE OF THE CASTELLÓN COUNTY COUNCIL (SPAIN)

Pablo Alonso Orgaz (2002), acrylic and marker on canvas
Courtesy: the artist and Castellón County Council
Castellón County Council Painting Prize
Reception works 1st July to 30th September 2005 inclusive 60.000 for winning artist

Espai DArt Contemporani Castellón (EACC)
Calle Prim, s/n
12003 Castellon, Spain
www.dipcas.es/paintingprize.htm (English) www.dipcas.es/premiopintura.htm (Español)
email: targetyourart@yahoo.es

The Castellón County Council (Spain) launches one of the top painting prizes in the world, sponsored by Modern Painters

With the intention of creating a prestigious painting prize in the national and international art scene, the Castellón County Council (Valencia Region, Spain) announces the II International Painting Prize sponsored by Modern Painters an LTB publication, one of the worlds largest arts publishers and art information provider.
Any artist is invited to take part, regardless of his/her nationality or residence. The prize seeks to explore the new pictorial modes convinced that the future of painting lies in its relationship and interaction with other media such as photography, video, sculpture, installation and new technologies, which have made the possibilities for manipulating images limitless. It is a prize primarily focused towards expanded painting: 3D, collage, projected painting

There is one first prize of 60.000 payable to the artist of the awarded work. In this sense, the Castellón Painting Prize is one of the highest paid awards in the world. The Castellón County Council Painting Prize is aware of the focus towards expanded painting, the Castellón Painting Prize has selected a distinguished international jury whose members are among others Barry Schwabsky, renowned American art critic and essayist of Taschens Vitamin P. New Perspectives in Painting as well as author of the essay of the Saatchi Painting Collection The Triumph of Painting; British Karen Wright, editor and publisher of Modern Painters, the British art magazine specialized par excellence in painting; and Javier Panera, director of Domus Artium 2 (DA2), the Contemporary Art Centre in Salamanca, Spain, and curator of large exhibitions dedicated to painters like Albert Oehlen, Fabian Marcaccio, or Adriana Varejao.

All works should be original, with free theme and technique 2D, 3D, mixed media, collage, projected painting…-. Each artist can enter one work, which must not having been submitted at any other contest. The maximum dimensions of the works should not exceed 250 by 350 cm.

The artists should send their works to the ESPAI D´ART CONTEMPORANI (EACC), placed at Calle Prim s/n 12003 Castellón, Spain within the period going from 1st July to 30th September 2005 inclusive.

With the purpose of promoting the Prize, the Castellón County Council shall arrange an exhibition at the Espai, the Contemporary Art Centre of the City of Castellón, with the works selected by the members of the Jury.

Spanish artist based in Berlin Pablo Alonso (Gijón, 1969) was the winner of the I Castellón Painting Prize with the work Orgaz (2002), acrylic and marker on canvas, 200x280cm. The jury of the first edition, including art historian Daniel Giralt-Miracle, the director of the Museum of Modern Art in Strasbourg Emmanuel Guigon, and independent curator Paco Barragán, pointed out the artists subtle and innovative technique as well as the current important of the theme it depicts: an investigation about paintings nature which at the same time questions critically the veracity of mass-media.

For further information, please look into the Castellón County Councils website
www.dipcas.es/paintingprize.htm (English) www.dipcas.es/premiopintura.htm (Español)
email: targetyourart@yahoo.es

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