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2009 Photographic Exhibition – Inaguration Speech

2009 Photographic Exhibition – Inaguration Speech – Alvaro Noboa: The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum

Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. In the name of Counselor Álvaro Noboa Pontón, Founding President, and myself, as Director of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, I give you a very warm welcome.

Today we inaugurate the first solo photographic exhibition to be held in the Museum’s rooms, for which the young and talented photographer, Ivette Ruíz, has been chosen.

This is also the first time I have seen the photographs, and it is evident to me – as it will be to you – that Ivette leaves nothing to the imagination.

It is powerful, which she achieved by being clear and direct in her message, with the result that by going through her artistic photographic display, she gives us a history of the beginning of the earth.

Original sin, as seen by Ivette Ruiz, occurs not in someone taking a bite out of an apple, but because of what we have become today: a mean, violent, envious and hypocritical society.

Through her photographs, Ivette, rescues the most pure of human values, transforming them into visual poetry, and suggesting that we not fear what we see, given that it is part of creation, and the most natural thing in the world.

We congratulate Ivette Ruíz, who leaves us with the following message: The only way to live fully is to acknowledge who we are, independently of what others would wish us to be.

Enjoy the exhibition. And, please, don’t eat the apples!


Pablo Martínez Rojas




Counselor Álvaro Noboa Pontón and the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum have the pleasure of inviting you to Ivette Ruiz’s first photographic exhibition, entitled “Original Sin”

Place: P. Icaza and Córdova (Corner)Condor Building, 1st floor
Date: Thursday, 8 October 2009
Time: 7 pm

Counselor Pablo Martínez, Direct



Original Sin Invitation

In honor of the Guayaquil festivals, on Thursday, October 8, the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo (LANN) Museum presents the photographic exhibition entitled “Original Sin”, by Ivette Ruiz, from Guayaquil, who, in this first exhibition displays still-life, portraits and nudes that take as their reference the well-known works of photographers such as Franco Fontana, Eduardo Steichen and Jan Saudek.

For Ruiz, the emotional content of a photograph takes priority even over technique, and therefore she employs different texture over her images. The museum is located in P. Icaza and Córdova (corner) 1st floor. The exposition will begin at 7 pm.

Johnny Morales
Public Relations
Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum

Third Biennial Invitation Poster


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Third Biennial Regulations

Third Alvaro Noboa Biennial of Painting Regulations

Alvaro Noboa Pontón invites all painters of the visual arts from the five continents to participate in the III Biennial.

1. All local and foreign artists can participate.

2. Oil or acrylic on canvas will be the medium utilized to highlight “The Elements of Nature” Format must not exceed 1.50m x 1.50m nor be less than 0.80cm x 0.60cm .

3. Rights over award winning paintings will belong to the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum.

4. Paintings should be sent with author`s basic facts, photographs of himself and of paintings participating for advertising and journalistic purposes and can be sent until 7pm on the 5th of March of 2012 . They can also be delivered directly to Miss. Frida Idrobo , Museum administrator at the Museum`s main office located on the corner of P. Icaza 302 and Cordova on the 1st floor of the Seguros Condor Insurance Building .

5. All artists will deliver a maximum of two paintings, duly framed and ready to be shown .

6. Packing and transportation costs, both ways for all works, will be the participating artist`s responsibility.

7. We will not accept express or national mailing services only paintings which arrive directly to the museum`s offices. All works should arrive without a price tag and should be submitted as having no monetary value since they are there to compete. Paintings which fail to conform to these regulations will not be accepted. The Museum will not take responsibility for whatever damages these works sustain during transportation and exhibition, although all efforts will be made to care for them.

8. The following Acquisition Awards will be given out :
1st “Alvaro Noboa” Acquisition grand prize $10.000 dollars.
2nd Acquisition Prize: $5.000 dollars and, 5 revelation Prizes for the Biennial (Acquisition) of $1.000 dollars for each one.

9. Prizes are indivisible and awarded works will become part of the museum’s collection.

10. Prizes will be delivered to the winning artists on inaugural day , before reading out the veridict .

11. The jury will be conformed by renowned painters and / or art critics .The same is true for painting admission as for awarding prizes.

12. The Jury`s decision is final and all participating artists will accept regulations stipulated on inscribing their paintings .

13. Each artist shall remove his paintings, from the Museum`s offices once the III Biennial concludes by showing that document he received on delivering his work.

14. Works not admitted must be removed during the 30 days following the inauguration and those admitted , according to stipulations put forth on point 13 of the present regulations that is , 15 days subsequent to closure of the event , in the Museum`s offices. Otherwise , those works not removed will become patrimonial asset to the Museum .

15. Any unforeseen event will be resolved by the Museum`s Director.

Guayaquil, 25 de September 2011
Ab. Pablo Martínez Rojas
Director of the Museum

Second Biennial Regulations

Alvaro Noboa Pontón invites all painters of the visual arts from the five continents to participate in the II Biennial of Painting of Guayaquil, the inauguration and prize giving of which will take place on April 28, 2010.

The intention is to strengthen friendships among peoples across the world and to celebrate their creative capacity.

To this effect, the following regulations will pertain:

1. Visual artists from the five continents are allowed to participate: America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

2. Thematic proposals that make use of techniques within the genre of painting in its various expressions will be accepted.

3. The works should be original, well-executed and of museum-quality durability. Works previously exhibited to the public in other competitions, whether within Ecuador or abroad, will not be accepted.

4. Artists can submit up to two exhibit-ready works to the 2nd Biennial, which should be sent together with their frames or mounts, and will be between 50cm x 60 cm (minimum) and 160cm x 160 cm (maximum).

5. The artist shall submit, together with their work(s) a file containing their CV, a technical record of the work (Title, dimension, technique), an explicative text regarding the conceptual framework of the work and a print photograph of the work. They should also include a digital file on CD of the above information.

This material will serve as publicity materials, press information, catalogue entries and records.

All costs of packing and transport of the submitted works will be paid by the participating artist.

The Museum is not responsible for damage suffered by the works as a consequence of their transportation and/or exhibition, although all possible measures will be taken to ensure their best care. The works will be received by Ms. Laura Calderón Chambers and Frida Idrovo, Administrators of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, until 6pm, Friday, March 26, 2010, in the museum offices located at P. Icaza 302 and Córdova (corner), Seguros Cóndor Building, 1st Floor, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Works not accepted can be collected until May 14, 2010. After this date, the works will be declared abandoned, and will become part of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum collection.

Foreign artists participating in the II Biennial should do so via a public or private institution previously in contact with the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum.

Signing the Registration Form implies full acceptance of the competition’s regulations.

Awards for the II Alvaro Noboa Biennial of Painting, 2010

Awards for the II Alvaro Noboa Biennial of Painting, 2010

The jury will be composed of 5 members nominated by the organizers of the event, and will be the same for both the selection of works, as for the prize-giving.

The jury’s decision will be made known on the day of the inauguration of the II Biennial, Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

The jury will select a maximum of 50 works for exhibition, from which the 3 prize-winning works and 3 Honorable Mentions will be selected.

First Prize Acquisition: Twenty Thousand Dollars and Diploma
Second Prize: Ten Thousand Dollars and Diploma
Third Prize: Five Thousand Dollars and Diploma

Three Honorable Mentions

The jury’s decision is final and beyond appeal. The awards can not be declared void. Works awarded prizes will become part of the Museum’s collection.

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Any unforeseen circumstance will be resolved by the Museum’s Director.

Pablo Martínez Rojas
Museum Director