The list of participating artists who had exhibited at previous salãos includes Aldo Bonadei, Ferrari (Arnaldo), Francisco Biojone, Leopoldo Raimo, Mário Zanini, Renina Katz, Wega, and so on.
Arcângelo Ianelli, José Gamarra, and Nelson Leirner were among the younger artists who had participated in the salão on previous occasions. Notable work was presented by the young artist Gontran Guanaes Netto (b. 1933; d. 2017), a member of the PCB (Brazilian Communist Party) who, some years after the 1964 military coup d’état, went to live in exile in France because of his association with Carlos Marighela’s ALN (Aliança Libertadora Naional). He finally settled in Cachan, near Paris. For the sake of secrecy, many of his works from that period are not signed. Gontran presented a painting, Luz y tonalidades, at this event. Thomaz Perina, the painter from Campinas that Cordeiro wrote about, showed three landscapes. Gerda Brentani exhibited three drawings. Ubirajara and Antônio Henrique Amaral were back again at this year’s event, showing watercolors and three prints, respectively.
In the field of Constructive art, among the artists whose work would be included in the Adolpho Leirner Collection, Rubem Valentim showed three “compositions” (with no narrative content). Samson Flexor was back again, this time with “paintings” produced in 1962, and Waldemar Cordeiro presented a work called Luz. Mira Schendel exhibited three drawings, and Judith Lauand showed her “developments.” Raúl Porto and Lothar Charoux presented drawings and Luis Sacilotto presented a metal “concreción.” The flier provides a list of the prizewinning artists over the course of the preceding decade.