In our desire to support comprehensive education, in 2011 our foundation joined the team that organized the competition, thus taking part in an initiative that encourages the development of creativity, innovation and teamwork through art: an essential means of expression that increases and enhances cognitive and perceptual abilities and broadens our capacity of reflection and observation.
Colorearte 2011 poster
The theme of the eighth version of the competition was “Matta, teñido y color” (Matta, dyeing and color), celebrating the centenary of the birth of Roberto Matta, famous Chilean visual artist, whose talent and legacy are recognized in Chile and worldwide as a leading representative of surrealism.
Inspiring themselves in the pictures of this artist and following the dyeing technique, students from 1st to 4th primary grade created a collective work of large format. Participants from 5th to 8th grade and from First to Fourth Secondary school level performed a corporal reinterpretation, in which the students wore their dyed clothes.
Nearly 300 works from different regions of Chile were submitted. Nine obtained a prize: 3 per category. The award ceremony took place on November 22 at the Museo Artequín and the works were later on exhibited at the Centro de Extensión del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (Outreach Center of the National Council for Culture and the Arts) from December 22, 2011 to January 20, 2012.
The award-winning works of Colorearte 2011 were:
Category A (1st to 4th grade)
- 1st place: 4th grade, Santa Úrsula de Maipú School.
- 2nd place: special 8th grade, Sol de los Angeles Special School.
- 3rd place: 2nd grade, Private School N°81 Divina Providencia, Los Vilos.
Category B (5th to 8th grade)
- 1st place: 8th grade, Sol de la Reina Special School, Santiago.
- 2nd place: 6th grade, Likan Antai Basic School, Conchalí, Santiago.
- 3rd place: 8th grade, Sagrados Corazones de Manquehue School, Vitacura, Santiago.
Category C (First to Fourth Secondary Level)
- 1st place: Third level, San Benito School, Vitacura, Santiago.
- 2nd place: Third level, Manquecura Ciudad de los Valles School, Pudahuel.
- 3rd place: Third level, Teresiano Padre Enrique Nacimiento School, Nacimiento