Joe Gyurcsak

Joe Gyurcsak

OPA, AIS, ISAP

 

Joe Gyurcsak paints a broad range of subject matter including interiors, still life, figure and landscape painting. He has a keen sense for capturing the essence of his subject matter with a bold and candid approach. He exhibits in galleries across the country his award winning paintings continue to pique the interest of collectors nationwide.

 

 

Artist’s statement

“My paintings express a sense of light, atmosphere and mood; they transcend the techniques that were employed to create them and breathe the very light and atmosphere they were painted in. I like to capture the fleeting moments of life; the sublime manifestations of light and color, their aesthetic influences on the subject.”

 

 

Continued study

Workshops or demonstrations for professional development with artists Scott Burdick, Susan Lyon, David Leffel, CW Mundy, Dan Gerhartz, Skip Whitcomb, Ken Backhaus, Quang Ho, Richard Schimd, Marcia Burtt, Rose Frantzen, Nelson Shanks and John Howard Sanden.

 

 

Education

Johnson Atelier Sculpture Foundation, 1989, Apprentice Program

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1983-86 BFA,

Kean University, 1982-83, Union, NJ

Parsons School of Design, 1981-82, New York, NY

 

 

Career Accomplishments

Joseph is the Resident Artist / Brand Manager for Blick / Utrecht Art Supplies. He is author of painting articles, instructor, and juror and art materials expert. Joseph also travels extensively conducting lectures, painting demonstrations and workshops at major art institutions throughout the United States.

  Memberships/Affiliations past & present

Bold Brush Signature Artist

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Assoc.

Garden State Watercolor Society

Salmagundi Club

California Art Club

American Impressionist Society Signature Member

International Society of Acrylic Painters Signature Member

Oil Painters of America Signature Member

The American Society of Portrait Artists

American Standard of Testing Materials (panel member for artists’materials)

Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast

New York Society of Portrait Artists, Leadership Team

 

 

 

Awards

2019 American Impressionist Society & Southwest Art Magazine Plein Air Paint out, Central Park NY, Second Place, Judge AIS Officers

2019 Award of Honor, Phillips Mill , New Hope PA, Judges James Brantley, Randall Exon, Stanley Bielen

2019 90th Selected Image winner of Annual Phillips Mill Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA  

2019 Gloucester Art Festival Plein Air Competition, Best Landscape / Agricultural & Third Place Quick Paint, Judge Kenn Enroll Backhaus Master Artist

2018 19th American Impressionist Society National Show Honorable Mention, Judge Dawn Whitelaw AIS Master

2018 Ricker Painting Award, Phillips Mill PA , Judge Michael Madigan Master Artist, Jeffery Reed, Margaret Winslow Curator Delaware Art Museum    

2018 OPA Wet Paint Competition Award of Excellence  

2018 Best Architectural Award, Southern Distinction Magazine, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Judges Kenn Backhaus, Seth Hopkins, Tim Newton

2017 Outstanding Acrylic Award by Bold Brush Jury 

2017 Plein Air Easton Art Festival, Grand Prize, Easton, MD (judge West Fraser) 

2017 Heart of the River Plein Air Festival, Grand Prize, Gloucester, VA (judge Robert Bowers Mayo)

2016 6th Annual Plein Air Salon Competition 2nd place overall, Best Acrylic, Best Nocturne (3 awards) judge CW Mundy

2016 Bold Brush Award Outstanding Acrylic Painting Award FASO Judge Jennifer Diehl

2016 Bold Brush Outstanding Watercolor Award FASO

2016 International Society of Acrylic Painters Online Award Winner

2016 Bucks County Plein Air Festival, Honorable Mention Award Judge Kenn Backhaus

2015 American Impressionist Society, Honorable Mention Award

2014 Plein Air Magazine, International Plein Air Competition Finalist

2013 Bold Brush Award, Outstanding Acrylic Painting Award August, 2013

2013 American Impressionist Society, Honorable Mention Award

2013 California Art Club, Jurors Choice Award

2013 International Society of Acrylic Painters, Award Finalist

2008 Phillips Mill, 78th* Juried Art Exhibition, Best Traditional Landscape award New Hope, PA

2007 Artist Magazine, Landscape award finalist

2003 Phillips Mill, Best Traditional Painting award, New Hope, PA

2002 Garden State Watercolor Society award, Reed House Gallery award

2000 American Artist Magazine, Representing Realism in the 21st Century, finalist

1997 Phillips Mill, Solesbury School of Painting award, New Hope, PA

 

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