August 21, 2006 - Castellón County Council Painting Prize - III INTERNATIONAL PAINTING PRIZE
August 21, 2006


installation view 2005 edition at ESPAI, Castellón; in front Manu Muniategui; first to the right winner Melvin Martínez
Courtesy: the artists and Castellón County Council

Castellón County Council
Painting Prize

Castellón (Spain)

Reception of works till 31st August 2006 inclusive

For Terms & Conditions see (Español)

60.000 for winning artist RECEPTION TILL 31ST AUGUST 2006
Distinguished international jury
III International Painting Prize of the Castellón County Council (Spain)

In a short period of time, the Castellón County Council Painting Prize has gained international recognition due to its innovative approach and being the first painting prize to consider expanded painting.

In words of the artistic director, Paco Barragán, expanded painting has to be understood as the relationship and interaction of painting with other media such as photography, video, installation, sculpture or new technologies (painting, 3D, collage, projected painting, installation) and on any kind of support (canvas, DVD, paper, plastic, wood), as here is where the creativity and future of painting resides.

The main goal of the prize is to help artists consolidate an international reputation and facilitate the emergence of new talents on the contemporary art scene. This has been clearly the case with Pablo Alonso and Melvin Martínez, winners of the I and II editions respectively.

The Castellón County Council has selected again a distinguished international jury:

-Franz Ackermann, artist
-Barry Schwabsky, art critic and writer
-Javier Panera, director Domus Artium (DA2)
-Karen Wright, editor Modern Painters
-Wences Rambla, Professor of Aesthetics

Acting as pre-jury are

-Rosa Ulpiano, art critic and independent curator
-Paco Barragán, artistic director and independent curator

In order to encourage artists from all around the world to participate, entry requirements have been amended and entrants will no longer have to send the original work but can send the required material (JPEG of the work, CV and form) by email.
Any artist is invited to take part, regardless of his/her nationality, residence or age.

There is one first prize of 60.000 payable to the artist of the awarded work, making the Castellón Painting Prize one of the highest paid awards in the world.

For further information and application, please look into the Castellón County Councils website. Please read the FAQs and conditions carefully before entering the prize.
NOTE: Artists can ENTRY THE PRIZE until the 31st OF AUGUST 2006 inclusive. (English) (Español)

Castellón County Council Painting Prize
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