Women’s art in March

Women’s art exhibition registration open

The Adeje council have announced that registration is now open for women artists who wish to take part in the 2019 ‘Mujeres Adeje-Creativa’ (Creative Adeje Women) collective expo. Interested artists have until January 31st to present their work for consideration.

The initiative, run through the department of equality, hopes, says councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro, “to continue to underline the importance of the role of women in the art world today, and give them an increased presence in the art galleries generally. We also want to pay homage to those who have gone before, who have fought to overcome social convention and discrimination which sought to stifle their artistic success.”

The selected works will form part of an exhibition in the Adeje Cultural Centre that will take place from February 22nd to March 18th, as part of a series of acts celebrating International Women’s Day 2019.

Participation requirements
Participation is open to women over 16 years of age, professionals or self-taught, who are living in the Canary Islands. As the objective of the exhibition is to demonstration the diversity of women artists there is no specific theme required. Over the years artists of many nationalities (including Nikki Attree, pictured above at last year’s exhibition) have taken part.

Interested artists must present a single work of art in any discipline (painting, sculpture, photograph, graphic design, video art, installation, performance, etc), not taller than 1.20 metre. In the case of installations, the organisers will decide whether it can be accommodated or not, depending on size. Video art presentations must be no longer than 180 seconds in duration.

Works submitted must be ready for showing, that is to say with all the necessary elements in place, and if the display requires some form of special treatment the organisers will get in contact with the artist to organise mounting.

The forms to be filled in and submitted are available for download online, www.adeje.es, and you will be asked to submit your personal data and a photograph of the work you wish to exhibit.

From February 1st the department of equality will get in touch with those artists that have been selected for participation to give them full details of how and when their works should be brought to the cultural centre.

A judging panel will also be selecting what, in their opinion, is the best work of the collection, with the chosen artists offered a full exhibition in the Cultural Centre during 2019. The criteria for choosing the best entry will be include technique, creativity and originality.

The collective will also have a virtual catalogue of all the works on display, and the artists.


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“Sacred, Bitter, Velvet. Show”

Adrián Fresneda’s Exhibition in Adeje

The Adeje Cultural Centre is currently hosting an exhibition of art by Adrián Fresneda. The show, “Sacred, Bitter, Velvet. Show” runs until September 25th.

From La Mancha, Adrián Fresneda has been living and working in Tenerife for the last two years. His work is full of colour, joy, with splashes of colour, almost baroque in style but at the same time is analytical, full of irony, with spurts of irreverence, qualities which Fresneda demonstrates in the themes running through the show – art, politics, Spanish society and culture, religion and homosexuality.

The exhibition features paintings, recordings and collages, reflecting his inspirations and inviting spectators to enter his world and almost become part of it. He says, “the homosexual world is very present in the show, the underworld, what is outside the boundaries of ‘normal’”.

Busy weekend in Adeje



There are a host of activities to choose from in Adeje this weekend. On Friday an exhibition of painting by Russian artist Lev Budin will open in the Adeje Cultural Centre at 8pm, and at 8.30 in the theatre La Nona will be staged by the ‘Comedia Municipal del Trienta y Tres’. Tickets for the theatre are on sale now in the Cultural Centre.

On Friday and Saturday, Tijoco Bajo is hosting the X Memorial Máximo Moreno Baseball Cup, junior cycle, with the Halcones from Adeje, Aguilucho from Granadilla, Semillitas from S/C de Tenerife and Escuderos from Agüimes in Gran Canaria.


Saturday is also the day for the solidarity football tournament in the Fañabe pavilion, where each participating player will donate a kilo of non-perishable goods as his/her entry fee into the tournament. More information and registration on www.adeje.es.

It’s almond blossom time, and on Sunday February 5th a group from Adeje will be taking part in a walk through the Santiago del Teide countryside as part of the ‘Ponte las Botas (put on your walking shoes) 2017. Adeje’s seniors are also on the move with a trip to Puerto de la Cruz during which they will be visiting the town’s emblematic buildings and learning about the region’s history and gastronomy.

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A busy start to the year!


The calendar for first month of 2017 in Adeje is already full with sporting, traditional and cultural events on offer via the Council and the celebration of one of the borough’s patron saints, San Sebastián, on January 19th & 20th.


Events kick off this Friday, January 13th, at 6pm in the Adeje Cultural Centre (room 9) with a presentation of a book “Fantasías de la abuela Copito” by Adeje woman Juana Rita González Acosta, based on questions from her grandchildren, full of adventure, love and learning.


On the same evening, at 8pm a new art exhibition will be opened in the exhibition hall by Italian-born artist Stefania Fratti She has hosted shows in Milan, Magenta and Brianza, won first place in “Mi Ciudad/My Town” competition, and has been based in Tenerife now for a number of years.


On Sunday January 15th a delegation from the local basketball school will be in attendance at the big league game between Iberostar Tenerife and FC Barcelona in the Pabellón Santiago Martín. Costa Adeje is the official ‘clean play’ sponsor as part of a cross-borough Chasna Isora campaign.

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Ten Diez, moving art


“…Ten-Diez welcomes everyone, no matter how inexperienced, and provides a supportive network that encourages all members to pursue their passions.”
The current Ten Diez exhibition will run in the FIT – Factoría de Innovación Turística in the Adeje CDTCA complex until Friday December 5th.
The exhibition brings together a collections of locally based (though not necessarily born) artists in the third edition of the show, with the support of the Adeje council, and is considered one of the best platforms for showcasing up-and-coming talent in the field of fine art, sculpture, photography etc, as well as a space for established artists.

In the words of the organisers, “TEN-DIEZ brings together some of the region’s most exciting artistic talent, giving both complete beginners and more experienced artists a platform to showcase their work. In contrast with stereotypical elitist, closed circles of artists that are impossible to get into, Ten-Diez welcomes everyone, no matter how inexperienced, and provides a supportive network that encourages all members to pursue their passions”.
The councillor with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, says it “is a fascinating space which brings together a range of artistic disciplines of excellent quality. Through previous editions we have been able to discover the wealth of artistic talent in Tenerife while also demonstrating how Adeje is becoming a reference point for the wider international artistic community.” The councillor was also keen to stress the welcome given to those showing for the first time,. “We welcome everyone to this event, regardless of past experience, as we fully understand that art, in whatever manifestation, can be adapted from many different points of view”.

During the inaugural session of the exhibition the organisers presented an award to the ‘best artist’ voted by his peers, Sergio Díaz, a passionate traveller who tells of his journeys through his photographs. Second placed Carlos Ortega, an interior designer, was also praised for his personal pieces.

During the week-long exhibition there are also a series of parallel workshops and art-based debates, master classes and round-table discussions. To end the week, at 8pm there will be a ceremony to name the winner in the FIT CANARIAS/TENERIFE NO LIMITS, photography competition, with the winner taking home a GoPro4 Black camera.

More information: http://ten-diez.com

Restored 18th Century Painting

cuadro virgen del rosario RESTAURADO

This Friday at 6pm Adeje’s heritage councillor Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz has invited the public to attend a special mass in the town’s parish church, Santa Ursula, where a restored painting of the Virgin del Rosario, dating from 1743, will be presented. During the mass the public will also be able to listen to the Baroque Organ.
According to the councillor the work to restore this canvas began a number of years ago and was made possible through a partnership between Adeje council, the regional heritage department and the bishopric of Tenerife. The actual restoration work was carried out by Raquel Trujillo Afonso and Candelaria García Díaz. Historian Carlos Morales has made a study of the work and will present the painting and his findings on Friday. Also present will be Rosario Álvarez, president of the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts and professor of music at the University of La Laguna, and local authorities.