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Walter Otero Gallery

Private Gallery
Melvin Wins an Honorable Mention in California

The young Puerto Rican artist Melvin Martinez won another international recognition, this time in California.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the institution, the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) organize their first international prize "Premios MoLAA". One hundred and thirty two artists of several Spanish and Portuguese regions (U.S.A., Mexico, Center and South America and the Caribbean region) participate of the event.

The jury was formed by Peter Frank critic and independent curator; Miki Garcia director of the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum; Bill Kelley director of the art portal and Christopher Miles critic, independent curator and professor of art theory of the California State University.

The jury select the winners of the nine prizes (total of $1000,000.00) and made their projection of which of the contemporary Latin American artists will become the next masters.

MoLAA Award Winners:

• First Prize, Irene Pressner US$ 50,000
• Second Prize, Manuel Ameztoy US$ 20,000
• Third Prize, Victor Chab US$ 15,000
• Fourth Prize, Andres Michelena US$ 5,000

Honorable Mentions: US$ 2,000 each

• Melvin Martinez
• Jean Saade Palombo
• Manuel Loes (Mexico)
• Guillermo Bert (Chile)
• Tony Bechara

In the other hand, Melvin's schedule have been full of presentations and projects ever since he won the Castellon Painting Prize (Spain) (60,000 Euros). The next of this presentations will be in a collective exhibition that will take place at Yvon Lambert Gallery New York (Oct.-Nov.) This exhibition will be a tribute to Paul Cezanne and will feature the works of Nan Goldin, Vik Muñiz, Spencer Finch y Douglas Gordon among other international artists.

Melvin will also participate of the prestigious Art Cologne, Germany (Nov) and in the world famous and leading art fair Art Basel, Miami (Dic)

Melvin it's exclusively represented by Walter Otero Gallery.

For more information

Monte Atenas Office Building, Las Cumbres Avenue
Rd. 199, Km4, Suite 205
San Juan, 00926 Puerto Rico
Tel: (787) 761-1247
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-6pm
Mail Address:
Suite 112 PMB 396
100 Grand Boulevard Paseos
San Juan, PUERTO RICO 00926-5955
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