First Com­pe­ti­tion in Fine Arts and Pho­tog­ra­phy in Sol­i­dari­dad

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - Art & Culture - BY JUAN SOSA

In sup­port of the artists and the cul­tural growth of the com­mu­nity, the Of­fice of Cul­ture (headed by Luis López Var­gas) in­vites lo­cal artists to par­tic­i­pate in the first Fine Arts and Pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion. This cer­e­mony will take place in Oc­to­ber, and will have the cat­e­gories of paint­ing, video, sculp­ture, and pho­tog­ra­phy.

The ob­jec­tive of this first com­pe­ti­tion is to rec­og­nize and pro­mote art and cul­ture in Sol­i­dari­dad, with the prizes be­ing awarded through CONACULTA, and mak­ing this an im­por­tant des­ti­na­tion for lo­cal and for­eign artists.

This com­pe­ti­tion is open to pain­ters, sculp­tors, film mak­ers, and pho­tog­ra­phers with the abil­ity to prove their res­i­dence in Sol­i­dari­dad. The com­pe­ti­tion is another way to rec­og­nize and sup­port lo­cal art while in­te­grat­ing fac­tors like so­cial and mul­ti­cul­tural co­he­sion.

The works will be judged by a jury that will con­sider points like orig­i­nal­ity, tech­nique, and es­thet­ics. Par­tic­i­pants, in ad­di­tion to re­ceiv­ing a cer­tifi­cate of recog­ni­tion, will be com­pet­ing for cash prizes in the sum of $20,000 MXN for first prize, $15,000 MXN for sec­ond prize, and $10,000 MXN for third prize in each cat­e­gory.

Those who wish to par­tic­i­pate should send an email to the Of­fice of Cul­ture at di­fu­sion­cul­tur­a­sol@gmail. com and ask for the con­test guide­lines. In or­der to make their en­try of­fi­cial, ap­pli­cants must turn in their en­try be­fore Septem­ber 30 at the Mu­nic­i­pal Cul­ture Of­fice, lo­cated in the Playa del Car­men Cul­tural Cen­ter.

The win­ning en­tries will form part of a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion, which will be in­au­gu­rated on the day the prizes are awarded in the gallery and stage of the Playa del Car­men Theatre.

As the lo­cal author­i­ties have a com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing cul­ture, they are work­ing hand in hand with the artists help­ing to en­rich the com­mu­nity and mo­ti­vate fu­ture gen­er­a­tions in Playa del Car­men to ded­i­cate them­selves to art.

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