24th Quick Painting Contest Poster

24th Quick Painting Contest

Asociación de Empresarios de la Zona Mesa y López organises yet again its Quick Painting Contest, considered to be one of the most important ones in Spain. In this 24th edition, there is a total of 13,200 € in prize money awarded between four categories: Adults (18 years and older); Teens (14 to 17 years old); Kids (8 to 13 years old), and Little Tots (0 to 7 years old).

The 24th Open Air Quick Painting Contest will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, on Avda. Mesa y López, near Plaza de España in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This edition will once again be open to all ages and there will be greater prizes than last year.

Asociación Mesa y López along with all its members and sponsors have managed to make this contest become a consolidated event in Canarian social life, where culture and art meet, establishing it as an inescapable event on this city’s cultural calendar. We are proud to be a benchmark among similar budding contests all throughout the Canary Islands. And we want to keep being a reference for all of them in terms of quality in organization and attention to our artists. Based on its popular characteristics and economic endowment, it is considered the second most important nationally.

This Contest has become an inescapable event on the city’s cultural calendar and the best opportunity for local artists, amateurs and students to set their creativity free. In this edition, more than 200 painters of all ages from 2 to 80, from several nationalities and coming from not only the different municipalities on Gran Canaria, but also from the rest of the islands: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, El Hierro, and La Palma, and also several cities from Spain like Barcelona, Gerona, León, Seville, Coruña and Ceuta.

First Prize Painting

Atmosphere

Winners

Award Ceremony

Rules

1.- PARTICIPATION: 
 
All those who have previously signed up may participate.
 
There will be 4 categories: 
 
 

 

2.- CATEGORIES. 
 
ADULT’S CATEGORY (18 YEARS AND OLDER) 
 
TEEN’S CATEGORY (14 TO 17 YEARS OLD) 
 
KID’S CATEGORY (8 TO 13 YEARS OLD) 
 
LITTLE TOTS (0 TO 7 YEARS OLD) 
 
 

 

3.–REGISTRATION: 
 
From May 14th to June 7th 2019, included, at the headquarters of Asociación de Empresarios Zona Comercial Mesa y López, at C / Galicia no. 25, 7ºE, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. 
 
Those who are unable to sign up in person can do so in the following ways: 
 
– By phone, by calling +34 928 29 70 83 
 
– Directly on the Website: www.mesaylopez.net
 
Each participant will be granted a contest entry number according to their category, which they must remember, as it will be their identification on the day of the contest, at the time of sealing and delivery of the canvases. 
 
Signing up participants in the Kid’s and Little Tots’ categories must be done by the respective parents or legal guardians, who will be in charge of the minors at all times during the celebration of the event.
 
 

 

4.- CELEBRATION: 
 
The 24th Open Air Quick Painting Contest will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, as long as the weather conditions allow.
 
Each participant shall be provided with all the necessary materials to create their piece as well as a plastic tarp to protect the ground floor and urban furniture to be used. 
 
 

 

5.- TIME, LOCATION AND MARKING: 
 
On the day of the competition, participating artists must show up at the stand that will be located on the Mesa y López boulevard nearest to Plaza de España, between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning, where the support will be marked and its measurements will be checked. Likewise, participants will be identified and in the case of minors, their respective guardians will be identified as well.
 
The place where the paintings will be created will necessarily be Avenida Mesa y López. Works that have not been created outdoors and in that area on the designated day will not be allowed in the contest, and the Organisation will make sure that this rule is strictly followed. 
 
For the safety of minors, and to contribute to the Organisation’s controlling measures, a photograph of the minor with their legal companion will be taken and will be destroyed at the end of the contest. 
 
 

 

6.- TECHNIQUES AND MEASUREMENTS: 
 
Both the theme and the techniques to create the pieces can be freely chosen, being admitted all pictorial procedures, trends and aesthetic currents. 
 
For overage participants: (adult category) 
 
Each person may mark a single support. The support must be rigid (canvas, paper on board…) and will be presented in white or prepared in a single colour and homogeneous texture. The format shall not exceed 116 x 89 cm, nor less than 61 x 50 cm. In the case of other measurements, the surface proportion shall apply. That is, the cm2 of the support will be a maximum of 10,324 and at least 3,050. 
 
Underage participants: (Little Tots, Kid’s and Teen’s categories): 
 
They will be able to work throughout the morning on a maximum of three supports and with all the materials they have, although they will hand in a single piece to be valued by the jury. Each minor, advised by their parents or legal guardians, will choose the piece that best represents them.  
 
All types of media are supported: papers, canvases, drawing blocks, wood, etc. and the measurements must be between minimum a DIN A4 size (20 × 30 cm) and 116 × 89 cm maximum. 
 
 

 

7.- HANDING IN THE PIECES: 
 
From 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Little Tots, Kids and Teens must hand in their pieces 
 
At 3:00 pm, the Adult Contest will end 
 
All contestants must show up with their work finished and signed, at the organisation’s booth to withdraw their exhibition number and be photographed. No work will be collected after 4:00 pm. The works will be exhibited on the Mesa y López boulevard nearest to Plaza de España, with the corresponding participant number assigned to each artist’s easel, so the jury can deliberate, and so the public can enjoy and vote from 4:00 to 5:00 pm until the jury’s decision. 
 
The jury’s decision and award ceremony will take place on the afternoon of the contest day at 6:00 pm. 
 
Once the event is over, the award-winning artists will take their works to “ArteDigital 7 Islas”, at C/ Nestor de la Torre no. 34, where they will deposit the paintings. The award-winning works will become the property of the sponsor who awards each prize. 
 
Las obras premiadas pasarán a ser propiedad del patrocinador que otorga cada premio. 
 
 

 

8.- CARE AND CUSTODY OF THE PIECES: 
 
The contest organisers, as well as all the people who will have to manipulate the paintings, will put all their efforts in the care and custody of the pieces, although the organisation is not liable for any damages they may suffer, given the characteristics of this type of contest. 
 
 

 

9.- EXHIBITION: 
 
The exhibition will take place in the “Patio Nestor” of THe Hotel Fataga, at C/ Néstor de la Torre, no. 21, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, from July 12th to September 6th, 2019. 
 
A catalogue will be created, which will include photos of the award-winning pieces. 
 
The winning artists must commit to being present at the exhibition inauguration. 
 
 

 

10.- JURY: 
 
The jury nominated by Asociación de Empresarios de Zona Mesa y López will be made up of renowned professionals and personalities of the artistic field, and their names must not be made public until the day of the contest. If the jury deems it appropriate, in addition to the winners, they may give up to three special mentions to painters who will be considered finalists. 
 
 

 

11.- OWNERSHIP OF WORKS: 
 
The award-winning works and their reproduction rights become the property of the entity that awards the prize. 
 
Un-awarded works will be removed from the Mesa y López boulevard by their authors or authorised persons, once the prizes are announced. 
 
 

 

12.- FINAL BASIS: 
 
Participation in the contest implies the unconditional conformity and acceptance of each and every one of the clauses of these terms by the participant. 
 
Any doubts that may arise in its interpretation will be resolved by Asociación de Empresarios de Zona Mesa y López. 

Awards

The people who have already won first prize in any of the three years immediately before this edition will not be eligible for the first prize. However, they may be awarded any of the other smaller prizes.
 
 
 
This contest has an overall endowment of 13,200 euros spread over 21 prizes divided as follows:
 

ADULT CATEGORY AWARDS                 AMOUNT

CITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA*                       2,500€
 
ASOCIACIÓN MESA Y LÓPEZ/TERESA NAVARRO**          1,100€
 
LAMIDO SL                                                                                 900€
 
GRUPO SOLVENTIA                                                                  900€
 
MULTIÓPTICAS                                                                         900€
 
EL CORTE INGLÉS                                                                     900€
CAIXABANK                                                                               900€
 
HEINEKEN                                                                                 900€
 
McDONALD ‘S                                                                           900€
 
THe HOTEL FATAGA                                                                 900€
 
BINGO REAL CLUB VICTORIA                                                 900€
 
GUAGUAS MUNICIPALES***                                                  600€
 
**** Two-month stay in La Regenta’s Creation Space
 
 
* Awarded by the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
 
** This award, whose endowment is provided by Asociación Mesa y López, is created as an homage to Teresa Navarro, who started and promoted the celebration of this contest in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
 
***Guaguas Municipales awards the popular voting award.  
****La Regenta Art Center will reward an emerging artist with a two-month stay in one of its Creation Spaces, on dates to be agreed upon and subject to availability. To this end, a representative of the management team of La Regenta Art Center will be part of the jury.
 
Prizes may not be declared deserted. Legally established tax withholdings will apply to all.
 
 
TEEN CATEGORY AWARDS: 
 
FIRST PRIZE: ÓPTICA HERRERA CERPA                 250 €
 
SECOND PRIZE: MARRERO MONZÓN                   100 €
 
THRID PRIZE: EL POTE RESTAURANTE                     75 €
 
 
KID’S CATEGORY AWARDS: 
 
FIRST PRIZE: ROCASA                                               150 €
 
SECOND PRIZE: PECAN                                               75 €
 
THIRD PRIZE: JOYERIA VALESSI                                    50 €
 
 
LITTLE TOTS CATEGORY AWARDS: 
 
FIRST PRIZE: DEPILACIÓN LASER CANARIA           100 €
 
SECOND PRIZE: ARTE DIGITAL 7 ISLAS                      60 €
 
THIRD PRIZE: ALBERT JOYEROS                                    40 €

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