• 11/11/2020

    Pilar Buitrago: winner of the SICAB 2022 Poster Contest

    Her work, titled Triada, was chosen by the jury from among 193 works of art from 24 countries

    Triada, by Pilar Buitrago Cubaque, an artist from Colombia who lives in Spain, was the winner of the 2022 SICAB poster contest, organized by the National Purebred Spanish Horse Breeders’ Association (ANCCE) for 2021. However, due to the COVID19 pandemic, the winning poster will be the official image of the 2022 International PRE Trade Fair.

    The contest jury included Jose Juan Morales Fernandez, President of ANCCE; Carlos Bohorquez Domecq, president of the ANCCE Press and Communication Commission; Isabel de Leon Borrero, Marchioness of Meritos and president of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary; Magdalena Haurie Vigne, owner of Haurie Gallery; Juan Fernandez Lacomba, painter and art historian; Antonino Parrilla Garcia, artist and sculptor; and Juan Ruesga Navarro, architect and set designer. The time they have dedicated to this project is greatly appreciated. After a pre-selection process with 193 works of art from 24 different countries, 30 were selected for the final. The poster with the highest score was for the artist and Doctor in Fine Arts, Pilar Buitrago Cubaque, originally from Colombia, but who is currently living in Santa Amalia, Badajoz (Spain).

    Triada is inspired in breed diversity in terms of coat colors found among Purebred Spanish Horses. In this case, the artist used acrylic and oil on canvas. This award—endowed with € 3,000—is another award in the extensive career of this artist.

    Second place (€ 1,000) was for Elin McGowan (United Kingdom) whose work is titled Belleza, Nobleza y Valiente (Beauty & Bravery) and Ana Sanchez Lucas (Almeria, Spain) and her poster labeled Pura Raza (Purebred)

    This year’s contest enjoyed significant participation, not only in terms of the artwork presented, which surpassed previous editions, but also in terms of the origin of the posters. Original masterpieces were sent in from many and varying geographical locations, both national and international, with the participation from Germany, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Byelorussia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Filipinas, France, India, Iran, Italia, Mexico, Poland, United Kingdom, Rumania, Russia and Uzbekistan. It was a far from easy task for the judges as there were so many participants from an equal number of countries.

    Participation in the poster contest was open to artists and designers who are at least 18 years of age, whether Spaniards or from any other nation and whose work is original and unedited.
  • Source — ANCCE — 11/11/2020