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artist , Patent design company executive

Alvaro Ibañez, museum director, patent design company executive, artist. Recipient 1st prize drawing Prismacolor Contest, 1958.


Ibañez, Alvaro was born on January 18, 1951 in Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia. Son of Epimenio and Maria Delia (Muñoz) Ibañez. came to the United States, 1981.


Fine arts, David Manzur Academy, Bogotá, Colombia, 1972; structural draftman, ACADITEC, Bogotá, Colombia, 1974.


Elementary teacher, German Pena School, Bogotá, Colombia, 1971; with sales department, Grolier International, Bogotá, Colombia, 1973-1974; сivil engineering draftsman, Administrative Department Cmty. Action, Bogotá, Colombia, 1974-1976; general insurance manager, Gilabert & Central Intelligence Agency, Santa Marta, Colombia, 1976-1977; farmer, El Roble Ranch, Santa Marta, Colombia, 1976-1977; sales manager, Onix Limitada, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 1977-1978; owner, manager, Distrisiba Limitada, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 1977-1980; sales manager, Coramex Andina Limitada, Bogotá, Colombia, 1980-1981; with, Radian, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, since 1984; with, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, Falls Church, Virginia, since 1985; with, Diversified Technologies, Alexandria, Virginia, since 1986; president, founder, A-Ibañez Art Design, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, since 1985; founder, Sunrise Studio Gallery, Kilmar, Virginia, since 1996; founder, Pennie & Edmonds, Limited liability partnership, Washington, since 1998. Freelance Public Health Center, Bogotá, Colombia, 1971-1974, Guillermo Victorino SA, Bogotá, 1973-1974, Felix A. Clavijo Company, Bogotá, 1973-1975, Metron Publicity, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 1977-1980, Tulio Ramirez, 1980-1981, Fabio Hernandez Salazar, Bogotá, 1980-1981.

With LascarisDesign Group International, Washington, 1984.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Georgetown Streets, Washington, 1981, Sovran Bank Community College, Springfield, Virginia, 1985. Exhibited in group shows at David Manzur Academy, Bogotá, Colombia, 1974, Dicas Fine Arts Center, Bogotá, Colombia, 1979, Santander Industrial University, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 1979, Arlington Center, Virginia, 1982, Falls Church Recreation Park, Virginia, 1982, Latin American Art League, Alexandria, Virginia, 1991, Desfile de las Americas, Washington, 1993, Martin Luther King Memorial Library., Washington, 1994, 96, Art Museum Americans-Organization American States, Washington, 1994, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda, Maryland, 1994, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Oakton, Virginia, 1994, Washington, 1994, Cultural Mexican Institute, Washington, 1994, Montgomery County Executive Office Building, Rockville, Maryland, 1994, Bell Atlantic, Arlington, Virginia, 1994, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1994, Torpedo Factory Art League, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, Moscoso Gallery, Washington, 1995, Florida Museum Hispanic and Latin American Art, Miami, 1995, Montgomery County Executive Office Building, Rockville, Maryland, 1995, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Washington, 1995, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, 1995, SED Center, Washington, 1996, (retrospective) Falls Church (Virginia) Recreation Center, 1997, Bell Atlantic Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia, 1997, District of Columbia Arts in the Alley/Georgetown University, Washington, 1998, Moca Gallery, Washington, 1998, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, 1998, Barnes & Noble Seven Corners, Falls Church, 1998, Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury, Kilmarnock, Virginia, 2002, Museo Regional Queretaro Mexico, 2005, Sunrise Studio Gllery, 2006, Artomatic, 2007.


Sponsor World Vision, Tacoma, Washington, since 1987, Child Development Center, Falls Church, Virginia, since 1989, Crystal Cathedral, Glandale, California, since 1992, Beverley Hills United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia, 1997, Arts in the Alley Georgetown, District of Columbia, 1998. Member Worldwide Fine Art Promotions, Hispanic Museo Art, Art League, Torpedo Factory.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: paint, gardening, music, traveling E-mail: aiad@erols.com.


Married Marta Cecilia Arias, December 30, 1971 (divorced December 1991). Children: Carlos Humberto, Alvaro Antonio, Diana Saray, Sandra. Married Denise DeVries, September 6, 1997.

Children: Elena, Austin, Paul, Delia Denise.

Epimenio Ibañez

Maria Delia (Muñoz) Ibañez

Marta Cecilia Arias

Denise DeVries

Austin Ibañez

Paul Ibañez

Sandra Ibañez

Alvaro Antonio Ibañez

Elena Ibañez

Delia Denise Ibañez

Diana Saray Ibañez

Carlos Humberto Ibañez