The Municipal Instituto de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlan, this morning began the process of selecting art for the Biennial Prize for Visual Arts, Antonio López Sáenz.
The call issued by the Institute, closed on January 24, receiving 84 pieces, in techniques such as engraving, painting, photography, sculpture, among others, which will be evaluated during three days of selection by the jury.
Liliana Bandin Gaxiola, Rosa María Robles and Minerva Solano Morales, will be responsible for issuing the decision, a difficult task, since participants from both Sinaloa and other States of the Republic have shown great work.
On Friday, February 7, at 12:00 noon, the decision will be announced, which will discuss the first, second and third place, obtaining 70 thousand, 50 thousand and 40 thousand pesos each.
Minerva Solano, current director of the Culiacán Instituto de Cultura, served as Director of the Sinaloa Museum of Art, was a career director of the Universidad Autónoma de Durango in the Architecture and Interior Design courses, she was also Professor of Fine Arts of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa. She has an individual exhibition and more than 60 groups. She has worked as a judge in various art competitions.
Rosa María Robles Montijo, studied Painting at the School of Arts and Crafts of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, has participated in different individual and collective exhibitions, has won awards and distinctions such as; the Navajas Exhibition presented at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center in Havana, Cuba; Omnilife 2000 Grand Prix, in the Sculpture mode; Marco 94 Award, the only finalist sculpture; and the Great Sculpture Prize at the First Monterrey Biennial; among others.
Liliana Bandin Gaxiola, an artist with multidisciplinary training, has received several awards for her personal career, including the Honorary Mention of the Northwest Arts Biennial; Co-Investment Scholarship National Fund for Culture and the Arts; Artistic Trajectory Award, Bella Mazatlán Foundation; among others.