8-11 April 2010
Hosted by Jean-Luc Sable
From April 8 to 11 - 2010, the Versailles’ City Hall was the scene of the fifteenth International Exhibition of Decorative Painting – SALON 2010.
With the theme of “The Sun”, this cultural and educational event, beautifully served by the history of Versailles, was held in sumptuous architectural environments, gathering over a hundred decorative painters from 16 different countries.
The demonstrations taking place at the School of Fine Arts and at the Municipal Archives, revealed to the public and participants the richness and diversity of the skills of our craft.
On this occasion, a common mural orchestrated by “Mural Captain” Patrick Kirwin,
was donated to the Museum of the City of Versailles.
Guided visits were also organized, to the Real Tennis Court and the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs, major places full of history and decorative paintings.
The Chateau de Versailles gave its support to the event by inviting us to visit personally and graciously its permanent collections.
The opening dinner was held at Hotel de Ville, where Mr. De Mazieres, Mayor of Versailles, inaugurated the event referring in his speech to the history of Versailles, closely linked to these talented women and men, craftspeople of art, who contributed to the magnificence of the castle and to its world famous reputation.
The closing dinner was held in a festive atmosphere and the singing of the Vikings resonated to the heart of the Chateau de Versailles nearby.
The XV edition of the Salon carved in the Sarrancolin marble "King of marbles and marble of the Kings”, did not miss to its tradition of sharing, friendship and fraternity.
I express my warmest thanks to all of you who have illuminated still more the Royal City; it was a pleasure and honor to serve you.
Jean Sablé, organizer of SALON 2010