Winners of the 'Art of the Encounter' Art Contest Announced


Buenos Aires, Argentina - “United by Faith” by Adelina Carrion (Painting: ages 18 and older); “Meeting of the heart” by Mabel Fontau (Drawing: ages 18 and older); “Peace in our hearts” by Sun Corsi (Painting: ages 5 to 17); and “Family: The Key to peace” by Rosalinda Vallejos (Drawing: ages 5 to 17) were selected the first prize winners in the Drawing and Painting Contest “Life Is the Art of the Encounter.”

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The contest was connected to the UN International Day of Friendship, which was established to promote this value not only at the interpersonal level, but between organizations, peoples, nationalities, ethnicities, religions and cultures. The jury consisted of artists Ana Cabrera Grohs, Marta Diez, and Zulma García Cuerva; and Arieh Sztokman and Miguel Werner, representing the Affinnerity and UPF-Argentina, respectively, the contest organizers.

The award ceremony took place on July 30 in an artistic and cultural event held in commemoration of the International Friendship Day, established by the UN in April 2011. The winning works, and other 21 that have been selected, were exhibited at the meeting and for the following two days.


PAINTING (ages 18 and older)

1st Prize: "United by Faith"
Adelina Carrion
Buenos Aires City

2nd Prize: "All for Peace"
Oscar Norberto Serantes
Avellaneda, Province of Buenos Aires

3rd Prize: "My world, your world"
Maria Carolina Brusa
Buenos Aires City

1st Honorable Mention: "Peace"
Ricardo Gallardo
Lanús, Buenos Aires

2nd Honorable Mention: "I take you"
Cecilia Novello
Quilmes, Buenos Aires

Special Mention: "Ágora"
Maria Delia Cordone de Parera
Buenos Aires City

DRAWING (ages 18 and older)

1st Prize: "Meeting of the heart"
Mabel Fontau
Buenos Aires City

Honorable Mention: "Leaves of colors of Argentina: Muses in friendship"
Iris Perutic Tiburcio
Buenos Aires City

PAINTING (ages 5 to 17)

1st Prize: "Peace in our hearts"
Sol Corsi
Buenos Aires City

2nd Prize: "A network of meetings"
Pía Pereira Vázquez
Maldonado, Uruguay

DRAWING (ages 5 to 17)

1st Prize: "Family: Key to Peace"
Rosalinda Vallejos
Cañuelas, Province of Buenos Aires

Honorable Mention: "Friendship without borders"
Renzo Barros
La Carrera, Department of Fray Mamerto Esquiú, Province of Catamarca

The contest was organized by Affinnerity and UPF-Argentina. Affinnerity is "an area of culture and education to develop the human interior, achieve spiritual affinity and convergence. Based on love and respect, without making distinctions, to help develop the self, hoping to build bridges that bring us closer". The UPF has as slogans: "The hope of all the ages is a unified world of peace." "True love is the ideal and the guiding principle", and "A global family centered on God."

The contest had the support of government agencies and numerous civil society entities: the Ministry of Religion of the Government of Buenos Aires, the Directorate of Religious Affairs of the Municipality of José C. Paz, the Argentinean Judeo-Christian Fellowship, the Department of Laity of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina, the Cultural and Literary Hispanic Institute of California, the Argentinean Society of Plastic Artists, the Commission on Children and Adolescents at Risk of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, the FOPAZ Association, Religious Values, Home for the Elderly "Santa Ana and San Joaquín" of the International Association of Peace Messengers, the Integral Health Professionals, the School of NLP for a better world, Consultant Graciela Hardoy & Associates, Rotary Club of Parque Patricios, Civil Association Caminando, Parish Mary Mother of the People of the City of Buenos Aires, FEducar Foundation, Human Neurocapital,  Multifamily Foundation, Manrique Zago Publishing, Radio Program "Cultural Passport," Federal Team of Scientific Labor Journal, and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Tourism and Services of Parque Patricios.

The UN designed the yearly celebration of International Friendship Day (Resolution A/65/L.72) stating that "friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and people can inspire peace initiatives and presents a opportunity to build bridges between communities, honoring cultural diversity."

Translation: Ricardo Gómez

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