Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rubens Rounding Third: Artist Stamps Win First Prize

American artist Matthew Rose won the first place prize in the Philatelic Museum of Oaxaca (MUFI) world wide competition for: BASEBALL PHILATELY + THE ART INSPIRED BY PHILATELY. The stamp sheet, Rubens Rounding Third, brings art to baseball and baseball to art. A special print of the work, in a limited edition by the artist, is signed and dated and numbered (1000) available for purchase. The stamp sheet is A3 size, with perforations and a gummed back.

Price: 35 euros for the first 150 orders; 50 euros for each after. For all information on the signed art work, please contact: MATTHEW.ROSE.PARIS [at] GMAIL [dot] COM. Pay Pal accepted.

Below is the official press release from MUFI.

OAXACA, MEXICO–The Philatelic Museum of Oaxaca (MUFI) and the Baseball Academy Alfredo Harp Helú, launched earlier this year the Art Call BASEBALL PHILATELY, earning an International response of 100 entries.

Under the concept “The art inspired by Philately” the Philatelic Museum of Oaxaca launched earlier this year the Art Call BASEBALL PHILATELY + THE ART INSPIRED BY PHILATELY with the Baseball Academy Alfredo Harp Helú, which opens next month.

The turnout was large and diverse. Participants from countries like México, United States, France, Ukraine, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Colombia and Denmark did MUFI reach a total of 168 pieces which were reviewed by members of the Selection Jury.

The jury, made up of artists Jan Hendrix, Demián Flores and art critic Patricia Mendoza, who on Saturday, October 10 gathered at MUFI to examine the pieces and complete the selection stage at 12:00 hrs. October 10, 2009. The winning artists were:

First Place:
Artist: Matthew Rose (Paris, France)
Title: Rubens Rounding Third

Second Place:
Artist: Janice Lowry (Santa Ana, CA. USA)
Title: Baseball Philately

Third Place:
Artist: Luis Carlos Hurtado (Mexico, DF, Mexico)
Title: The King of Sports

Three Honorable Mentions:

Artist: Marco Abarca (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Title: The baseball postman Marco Abarca

Artist: Ricardo Hernández (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Title: Guerreros de Oaxaca

Artist: Marsel Onisko (Uzhgorod, Ukraine)
Title: One Player’s Dream

The next stage will be the exhibition of all participating works and delivery of stimuli and Honorable Mentions. This will be held on November 12, 2009 at the Baseball Academy Alfredo Harp Helú in San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca.

For more information contact the Philatelic Museum of Oaxaca
+52 (951) 5142366, 5142375 and 5168028 or email:

Reforma 504, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca, Oax.

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