María José Jove Foundation’s call for applications to the Fifth International Award of Visual Arts

The María José Jove Foundation calls for applications from young artists to participate in the Fifth International Visual Arts Award 2012, aimed at fostering the diffusion of art and the promotion of young artists. It is a biennial competition of national scope, endowed with 27,000 Euros.

María José Jove Foundation’s call for applications to the Fifth International Award of Visual Arts

In addition to the prize in cash, the winning work shall be incorporated into the Manuel Jove Art Collection and its author will be invited to form part of the jury in the next edition.
The Fifth International Visual Arts Award is aimed at artists under the age of 35. As in the former edition, the María José Jove Foundation still bets on extending the award to the international ambit, hoping to recognize young talents from all over the world and maintains the prize of 27,000 Euros, plus an additional fund for the acquisition of other works.
Each artist may present a maximum of two original works in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, photography, engraving and new disciplines, and free subjects. In this edition the submission of works will be made via e-mail in the first place, and among these works a pre-selection shall be made; then the authors will be requested to send the originals to the headquarters of the Foundation in order to choose the winning one. The jury will also carry out a selection of fifteen works that will be included in a catalog and in a show in the María José Jove Foundation, the opening of which will coincide with the date of the announcement of the jury’s decision: May 31st.
The jury of the Fifth International Visual Arts Award, presided by Felipa Jove Santos, will be composed of renowned personalities of the art world, including Vicente Blanco, the winner of the previous edition; art historian and critic Rafael Doctor Roncero; artist Antón Lamazares; and Iñaki Martínez Antelo, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo (MARCO). They will be joined by Marta García-Fajardo, director of the María José Jove Foundation’s Art Collection.
The award has been obtained by Spanish artists like José María de la Rubia Tejeda from Madrid, who presented Pili, Mili, memorias del siglo XX (2006); the Asturian Fruela Alonso Blanco with his work Ciudad III. Pripiat (2007); and the artist from Galicia Vicente Blanco, who in 2010 won the award with his collage Contrato para paisaje, ink and cut paper on hardboard. In 2008, the Colombian artist Gloria Herazo obtained the award with De porcelana, a work in acrylic on canvas.

For more information on the award, those interested may consult the website: