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Adeje seeks talented women artists 

Adeje council has announced that registration is now open for women artists who wish to take part in the 2019 ‘Mujeres Adeje-Creativa’ (Creative Adeje Women) collective expo. Interested artists have until January 31st to present their work for consideration.

The initiative, run through the department of equality, hopes, says councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro, “to continue to underline the importance of the role of women in the art world today, and give them an increased presence in the art galleries generally. We also want to pay homage to those who have gone before, who have fought to overcome social convention and discrimination which sought to stifle their artistic success.”

The selected works will form part of an exhibition in the Adeje Cultural Centre that will take place from February 22nd to March 18th, as part of a series of acts celebrating International Women’s Day 2019.

Participation is open to women over 16 years of age, professionals or self-taught, who are living in the Canary Islands. As the objective of the exhibition is to demonstration the diversity of women artists there is no specific theme required.

Interested artists must present a single work of art in any discipline (painting, sculpture, photograph, graphic design, video art, installation, performance, etc), not taller than 1.20 metre. In the case of installations, the organisers will decide whether it can be accommodated or not, depending on size. Video art presentations must be no longer than 180 seconds in duration.

Works submitted must be ready for showing, that is to say with all the necessary elements in place, and if the display requires some form of special treatment the organisers will get in contact with the artist to organise mounting.

The forms to be filled in and submitted are available for download online, www.ade-je.es, and you will be asked to submit your personal data and a photograph of the work you wish to exhibit.

From February 1st the department of equality will get in touch with those artists that have been selected for participation to give them full details of how and when their works should be brought to the cultural centre.

A judging panel will also be selecting what, in their opinion, is the best work of the collection, with the chosen artists offered a full exhibition in the Cultural Centre during 2019. The criteria for choosing the best entry will be include technique, creativity and originality.