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September

Focus-Abengoa Foundation launches the 27th edition of the International Painting Prize

September 14, 2010

Seville, 14 September 2010.- The Focus-Abengoa Foundation has launched the 27th edition of the Focus-Abengoa Painting Prize 2010, which is open to any artist over the age of 18 that has not won the prize previously or been a runner up. The deadline for registering is Monday 20 September.

There is an open theme for the prize and all pictorial techniques are allowed. Each artist may submit just one piece of work, which must be original and have been created between 2009 and 2010. The submitted work must be no smaller than 73cm x 60cm and no larger than 200cm x 200cm. An award of €24,000 is granted to the first prize and there are two second prizes of €6,000 each.

Entries must be sent by certified mail or delivered to the headquarters of the Focus-Abengoa Foundation (Hospital de los Venerables, Plaza de los Venerables, 8, 41004, Seville) stating “Premio de Pintura 2010” on the envelope. They may also be sent via e-mail to premiodepintura@abengoa.com.

The terms and conditions of the prize are available at: http://focus.abengoa.es.

The Focus-Abengoa Painting Prize, which has a long tradition and a prestigious reputation, has been held for more than 25 years and has become one of the foremost European and American awards in the art world. This international prize reflects the Foundation’s on-going commitment to contemporary art and promotes an exchange of artistic experiences beyond our borders, reflecting the concerns and wishes of the award’s founders.

The Focus-Abengoa Foundation was started in 1982 as a result of the cultural work begun in 1972 by Abengoa with the publication of the works Temas Sevillanos (Themes of Seville) and Iconografía de Sevilla (Iconography of Seville). A collection of documents, books and engravings on the Kingdom of Seville and by Sevillian authors was created during the same period. This initial cultural work showed Abengoa’s directors the importance of the company’s involvement in activities that directly benefit society, beyond its core technology work, which led to the creation of the Seville Cultural Fund Foundation.

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