XVIII Nikkei Quick Draw Competition
I was honored to be invited to join the board of jurors for this traditional event. Coordinated by the visual artist Mrs.Teruko Okagawa Monteiro, Director Coordinator of the Association´s Cultural Department, this event has being reinforcing and estimulating the practice of plein air painting for 18 years.
The theme was the Association´s surroundings where participants were invited to open their easels and be inspired on that beautiful Sunday morning.
The quick draw had the sponsorship of Japan General Consulate
Renmei - Rio de Janeiro`s Sports and Cultural Nipo- Brazilian Association
Rio de Janeiro`s Japanese Board of Commerce and Industry
Moderu-ko e Fubokai, Japanese School and Nippak newspaper.
The board of Jurors was composed by:
Ai Takei - Japan Vice Consul
Akiyoshi Shikada - Renmei President
Minoru Matsuura - President of Rio de Janeiro Nikkei Association
Sandra Nunes - Visual Artist
Yasuko Matsumoto - President of Bikoo-Kai
You can read more (in Portuguese) here
Worldwide Paint Out Rio de Janeiro 2012
We had a blast this year again! A wonderful group of artists gathered on a beautiful Sunday Morning!
This time, celebrating Copacabana`s 120th anniversary we have chosen to paint inside of the Fort and be inspired by that amazing view!
Our special thanks to Brinc´art Art Materials , Corfix Paints and to Captain Roosevelt who kindly provided us all the support we needed to make this Event once more a great success!
Exchange of experiences...
Daddy holds the baby and mammy draws...
Visitors could interact with the artists going from easel to easel checking their different approach and technique