Spring art exhibition opens
|The Art Exhibition, organised by the Ministry of Culture in association with the Fine Arts Association, is being held at the Casemates Exhibition Galleries. The Minister for Culture, Edwin Reyes officially opened the Exhibition and presented the awards.Eighty-eight entries from fifty-three local artists have been submitted.
The Prize winners are: -
First Prize - ?1,500 Karl Ullger No 83 ?La Siesta?
Second Prize - ?750 Christian Hook No 42 ?K?
Third Prize - ?500 Merche Imossi No 44 ?Refugees Sudan?
The Alwani Foundation Prize for the Best Gibraltar Theme - ?500
Mario Finlayson No 29 ?View from Mount Alvernia?
The following received ?Highly Commended? Certificates:
Bengt Oberg No 62 ?Hidden Message I?
Alan Perez No 72 ?A New Beginning?
Gino Sanguinetti No 75 ?En la Paz de los Campos?
Mr Reyes said: ?This annual competitive Art Exhibition is once again a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy the talented and skilful works created by Gibraltar?s own artists. I believe that our artists? imagination and flair are constantly progressing in leaps and bounds, so I am certain that there will be many art works on display which will be of particular liking to everyone?s personal taste.
"I am pleased to see that the relationship between the Fine Arts Association and the Ministry of Culture
continues to flourish. Therefore, I cannot miss this opportunity to express my personal thanks to the
Fine Arts Association?s President and his Committee for their dedication in assisting the hardworking and
dedicated Staff within my Ministry, thus making this exhibition both a reality and a success.
The Ministry?s gratitude goes once again to The Alwani Foundation for their fervent support of the
Exhibition by continuing to sponsor the Best Gibraltar Theme.
"This year?s Adjudicator is Mr Paco Conti who has a vast experience in the art world. He has exhibited
his own works not only in Spain but also in places as far apart as Gibraltar and Los Angeles, USA. I
thank him for having accepted this always-challenging proposal.
"I trust that everybody, whether they be participating artists or art lovers, will enjoy this year?s exhibition.
"Above all I hope everyone will agree that the Spring Art Exhibition continues to be a highly reputable
annual event thanks to the wide-ranging and creative contributions from Gibraltar?s Fine Arts Fraternity.?
The Exhibition will be open to the public from the 10th to the 19th June 2009, weekdays between 10am
and 7pm and Saturday between 10am and 1pm. Entrance is free.