2023 WSST Members Exhibition

2023 Judge: TBA

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. 


PROSPECTUS for 2022 WSST 52nd Exhibition (PDF)

WSST 2022 Exhibition Gallery


This year will mark our 53rd 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, 2023 – Entry/Submission begins through our website

July 8th, 2023 – Deadline for entry online.

July 15th-23th, 2023 – Judging of online entry by Jean F Arnaud. 

July 22nd, 2023 – Announcement of winners and awards.*  

July 28th, 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.

The 53rd Annual Members Exhibition will again be online and virtual this year.

Like last year, we will accept submissions in person for our local members to hang art at the Port Aransas Art Center. (see schedule above)

You may submit up to (2) two works for this year’s exhibition. Entry fee will be $30.

Once the submissions are in, we will post a page with all the member entries prior to judging.

Please email (to WSSTXORG@gmail.com) your photos of your art work in high resolution including the following information:

  1. Name and Title of work (s) if submitting 2 .
  2. Email and name of artist to be included on entry page.
  3. Price of artwork (s)
  4. Dimensions of artwork (s) without frame.

Online Submission will be through the website and open on June 1st, 2022. We have slightly increased the award money this year so we hope everyone will participate and submit work to this years exhibition!

Please submit artwork(s) via email after paying the registration fee, thank you.

Registration for the Members Exhibition is now closed – Entries have been sent off for Judging