Festival Bella Via 2009 was an amazing festival this past weekend...and it showcased some amazing work by artists competing in two Semplici categories, Renaissance and Free Theme.
And the winners are...drum roll please...
1st Place (above): Madonnari Jesus Alberto Carrizal Esquivel and Helena Renee Guzman Chavarri. 'Virgen y El Nino', fragmento; original by Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, 1490.
2nd Place (above): Madonnaro Juan Guerra Benitez. 'Virgen en el trono con San Juan Bautista'; original by Rafael Sanzio, 1505-06.
Free Theme Category
1st Place (above): Madonnari Omar Saenz Hinojosa and Eleazar Saenz Martinez. 'Cuauhtemoc'; original by Jesus Helguerra, 1948.
There was also a Qualificati Category this year, which is the second level of titles one can receive. The order is Semplici (entry level), Qualificati (middle level), and Maestro (top honor). The winner of the Qualificati category was Adrian Monsivais Rosales, who now has the honor of title Maestro!
Blog Now on streetpainting.tv congratulates all of the Festival Bella Via winners! You created some beautiful and inspiring street paintings and truly turned the plaza into a 'bella via'...beautiful street!