The 13 finalist Artists of the COMEL Award 2016

COMEL Award Fifth Edition. Finalists announced

After careful analysis, a pre-selection of 130 works, and a small extension, needed to evaluate the large amount of works arrived from the European Union, the jury of the Fifth Edition of the COMEL Award Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the thirteen finalists:

Giuseppina Bonsangue [ITALY, Napoli] – Painting
Giampaolo Cataudella [ITALY, Cassino (FR)] – Painting
Ugo Cossu [ITALY, Cerveteri (RM)] – Sculpture/Installation
Alberto Enrico De Braud [ITALY, Milano] – Sculpture
Luce Genevieve Delhove [BELGIUM / ITALY] – Sculpture
Elena Diaco [ITALY, Catanzaro] – Painting
Federica Gionfrida [ITALY, Roma] – Painting
Francesca Valeria Gramiccia [ITALY, Roma] – Sculpture/Installation
Paola Lambitelli [ITALY, Napoli] – Painting
Loredana Manciati [ITALY, Olevano Romano (RM)] – Painting
Clara Menerella [ITALY, Mondragone (CE)] – Painting
Mostafa Rahimi Vishteh [ITALY, Sermoneta (LT)] – Sculpture/Installation
Betty Nicole Rieckmann [GERMANY, Karlsruhe] – Sculpture

480 artists showed interest in this international call, which aims at enhancing the relationship between art and business, highlighting the best artistic working process of aluminum and increasing the exchange among the European countries. They wished to submit their work to the judgment of the jury. It has been an interesting number of proposals that has grown significantly over the years, making this artistic event an increasingly coveted and high quality one.

The jury of the Prize is composed of President George Agnisola (art critic, essayist, professor of Sacred Art at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy), Anna Amendolagine (art critic, essayist, officer in the cultural promotion area at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Fabio Barisani (designer and photographer), Dario Giugliano (university professor of Aesthetics and philosopher), Maria Gabriella Mazzola (manager at the CO.ME.L. of Latina – Technical organizing Committee and sponsors of the Award).

The exhibition linked to the award includes the exposition of the thirteen finalists from 8th to 29th October 2016 at Spazio COMEL of Latina, and it is titled ‘Lucent aluminum.’ The jury winner and the audience winner will be selected among the finalists. The first is awarded a prize of 3500 Euros, and a solo exhibition organized by the COMEL Committee. The awards will take place on Saturday, October 29th, 2016.

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