This year a team from Festival Bella Via traveled to the Concorso Internazionale di Nocera Superiore, Italia for the annual street painting art festival. The Nocera festival draws international street painting art talent to Italy, the birthplace of Madonnari, also called street painting.
The Mexican team included street painting artists Mario Belmares, Margarita Botello, Miguel Lopez, Ruben Martinez, Cesar Polack, Raul Rincon Gallardo, Omar Saenz, and Alberta Viloria.
Three artists from the Mexican team received awards in the competition.
Sezione professionisti / Award: 2° Classificato
Titulo/Title: CRISTO GUARISCE IL PARALITICO
Madonnaro: OMAR SAENZ HINOJOSA
Festival Organizers: Maria Cessa, Directora Del Concorso Internacional de Madonnari de Nocera Superiore, Salerno, Italia; Rosy Loyola, Directora, Festival Bella Via - Mexico
Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum are co-founders of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc., a street painting art media company, including Blog Now on streetpainting.tv