2022 Judge: Eugen Gorean
Artist Eugen Gorean was born to a family of teachers Chisinau, Moldova. Having started to paint and to draw as a young child, by the age of 12 he had already decided to pursue a career in art. At just 16, he became a student at the A. Plamadeala Art College. After four years of study there, even more convinced of his vocation, he moved to the Academy of Fin Arts in Chisinau. Within two years, he became the “Best Student” of the Academy.
Throughout his studies, Gorean became increasingly attracted to watercolour, which he found not only rich in technique, but also sincere in presentation. His artistic goal was then and is now to capture the invisible realities that pervade human experience – the subtle relationship between humans and their environment, the sensitive balance between cliché and reality, the eternal longing for a utopian ideal in the midst of a fragmented and fragmenting world. From the beginning, Gorean has been strongly influenced by classical academic traditions, and in particular artists such as Turner and Durer. He is fascinated, in particular, by the plein-air pictorial methods of J.S. Sargent. While these influences can be detected in his work, they are hardly defining.
Gorean’s work is not only held in private collections, but can also be found in public collections such as the European Parliament, the Uckange Museum, and even the Purcari Winery. His commitment to art extends beyond his own work to the didactic diffusion of his craft and vision. He routinely holds workshops across the world. More recently, Gorean has become the official ambassador of the Canson brand, and of Tintoretto brushes. After all, the ideal life is both practical and beautiful.
PLEASE REFER TO THE PROSPECTUS to SUBMIT WORK to this EXHIBITION
This year will mark our 52nd Anniversary as a society!
We plan to have the event both online “virtually” and in-person for those who live in the area. This will allow both our out-of-town members to enter their works and local members to showcase their work at the Port Aransas Art Center.
All works this year will be judged by Eugen Gorean from Maldova.
In-person art drop-off will be July 24th from 10-12pm at the Port Aransas Art Center. We ask that all local members who are participating in this year’s exhibition hang their work for sale at the Port Aransas Art Center.
Thank you again for participating in this wonderful event.
June 1st, 2022 – Entry/Submission begins through our website
July 15th, 2022 – Deadline for entry online.
July 16th-23th, 2022 – Judging of online entry by Eugene Gorean.
July 23rd, 2022 – Announcement of winners and awards.*
July 31st, 2022 – Art Drop-off at Port Aransas Art Center.
August 1st-30th – In person and virtual show. Paintings will be made available for purchase with 40% proceeds going to the Port Aransas Art Center.
August 31st, 2022 – Pick up paintings and Exhibition Ends.
* To be eligible for prize money, the winners will submit a photo of the painting, signature and artist holding the painting for inclusion to our website and annoucements.
SUBMISSION ONLINE will be OPEN AND AVAILABLE on JUNE 1st, 2022