The MARTE El Salvador Art Museum has been organizing each year since 2003, a private auction coordinated by a committee associated with AMARTE (Friends of MARTE). Participants are divided in three categories: ‘Invited Artists’, ‘Artists suggested by the Committee’ and ‘Selected Artists’. The art works are selected each year by an international jury that gives the unique “Rodolfo Molina” price and grants honors.
The art works are previously selected and registered in a catalogue and are exhibited during the 15 days before the auction takes place. SUMARTE is celebrated in November with the exclusive presence of collectors and art lovers who are specially invited for the occasion