INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION EXHIBITION PIRS XXXIV
The Painted House Foundation hosts a small sample of selected drawings in the latest edition of the International Competition of Children's Art Museum Reina Sofia (PIRS).
The Gabarron Foundation in collaboration with the Secretariat for Forests of the United Nations (UN) organized in 2011 the 34thedition of this contest of artistic creation, in which involved "young artists" of 5 to 14 years from 50 countries , among which include Spain and the United States, the two places that have hosted the show until now.
The FCP receives this selection of 250 drawings selected from several thousand participants, after being exposed at The Gabarron Foundation in New York. The exhibition will run from September 18 until October 20, 2013. During this period various artistic creation workshops will be held for children around the theme of the exhibition.
The international competition this year had the theme 'Valuing Forests', in reference to the resolution of the UN General Assembly that declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests, with the aim of increasing awareness of management, conservation and sustainable development.The aim of the competition was, therefore, to promote awareness in the small children, of the importance of forests and its protection for present and future generations, as children's art is a wonderful vehicle to educate children about its importance as shelter for people and animals, biodiversity habitat or as a source of food and medicine.
The Queen Sofia Children's Art Museum of FCG was established in 2002, was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Sofia, President of Honour of the same, constituting the first children's art museum with permanent headquarters in Spain. A museum that houses, custody, and study, exhibit a legacy that has already reached 50,000 works. This collection of children's art began in 1973from the International Children's Art Competition for Amade-Spain.