The Embassy of Spain has concluded plans to organize the 12th edition of the Visual Arts awards ceremony and art exhibition.
A statement by the embassy, on Wednesday said over 70 entries coming from all parts of the country were submitted for the 2018 edition of the exhibition which will include paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and mixed media works.
The embassy said “After an initial preselection process, 18 works reached the final and on Tuesday 4th December, the selection panel met to analyse the artworks, their relation to the topic, their artistic and technical qualities, which altogether lead to the selection of 3 artworks that will be given awards”.
The selection panel included Mr. Marcelino Cabanas Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain, Mrs. Chinze Ojobo, President of the Female Artists Association of Nigeria, Mr. Jess Castellote, Art Collector and author of several books on Nigerian arts, Mrs. Mary Ameh, Representative of the Society of Nigerian Artists and Mr. Chris Obadan, Representative of the National Gallery of Art.
The exhibition, organised in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, will showcase the finalist’s artworks on 11th October 11, 2018 by 6.00pm at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre.