As in almost all inhabited areas in Spain, the applause for health workers at eight o'clock in the evening have become a daily event in the Balearic Islands' public ports.
The exhibition of the famous Painting and Photography Competition run by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has been transferred to Ibiza to begin its tour. This event, now in its 9th edition, can be found in Sant Antoni de Portmany, at the Ses Coves Blanques lighthouse. It will remain there until 2 March, and will move on to the final step of its voyage on the 11th of that same month in Mahon, in the Caixabank Exhibition Centre. The event will come to a close on Saturday 23rd.
It's worth highlighting that this year's event has received more than 100 entries, which have fallen into the three categories: watercolours, other painting techniques and photography. The short-listed work has been presented in the exhibition, which began on 5 December last year at the Military History and Culture Centre of the Balearic Islands.
Most of this year's entries have come from the Balearic Islands, but there have also been submissions from artists coming from Granada, Malaga, Girona, Tarragona and Madrid, among others.
Focus on Ibiza
Ibiza has had an honorary mention in this year's event in the Photography category, thanks to the work of Ibiza native Oscar Elias Torres, who presented the photograph entitled Una luz en el abismo (A light in the abyss).
The first prize in the watercolour category went to Pablo Rubén López from Madrid for his work Alcúdia, while the winner of the other painting techniques category was Alcudia's very own Ana del Valle, with her work entitled Alcúdia Junio 2018 (Alcudia June 2018). Last but not least, the first prize for Photography this year was awarded to Eva Abril from Menorca for her work Serenor.
This painting and photography competition, sponsored and organised by the APB, allows different artists to share their fascination with our ports and lighthouses among the people of the islands. Furthermore, as this ninth edition has shown, it also attracts the attention of visitors from further afield, who pay very special homage to this wonderful cultural heritage and landscape.
Location, dates and visiting times in Ibiza:
Faro de Ses Coves Blanques. c/ Alemanya, 1. Sant Antoni de Portmany.
8 February to 2 March 2019. Tuesday to Saturday, 17:00 to 21:00.