On October 9 to 10, 2019, visual artist Valentina Bilbao exhibited her Art at FITCE 2019 5th Annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo. The Expo was held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and after being selected by a Juried Panel, Broward County officially invited Valentina Bilbao to participate as an Artist Exhibitor in the event. All around to the exquisite Art Exhibition, FITCE 2019 welcomed local and international businesses to connect with high level government leaders, international trade experts and delegations from around the world. The attending visitors participated in dialogues involving international trade, investments and culture from over 63 countries. Among other relevant guests, Artist Valentina Bilbao presented and described her Art to His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, Former President of Costa Rica, His Excellency Jamil Mahuad, Former President of Ecuador, His Excellency Luis Alberto Lacalle, Former President of Uruguay, His Excellency Haimraj Rajkumar, Minister of Business for Guyana, and The Honorable Mario Baccini, Former President of the Senate & Former Minister of Public Affairs, Italy.
Artist Valentina Bilbao selected three exquisite and unique Artworks for her presentation at FITCE 2019, respectively entitled UNIVERSAL LIGHT, UNIVERSAL ENERGY and LOOKING IN YOUR EYES. All works acrylic on canvas of 40 x 40 inches each. The selection included a variety of the colors frequently used by the artist, one work on bright red only, other on a rose red with light to dark blues, and the last one with inserted red on shades of green. Each paintings was made in the skillfully mastered knife palette technique used by Valentina Bilbao with strong and deep strokes to create texture and movement, in addition one painting had a splash technique and the other had drippings. Each painting by Valentina Bilbao intensely communicates her love for Life, Nature, Humanity and Enlightenment. Her artistic discourse is about betterment. Like on a New Renaissance, she wants to leave an influential statement for her time and the generations to come. The paintings were widely admired by the attending visitors and exhibitors. As a result, this event greatly has opened new and interesting opportunities, either local or abroad, for Valentina Bilbao artistic career.