Joe Gyurcsak


Joe Gyurcsak
Joe Gyurcsak AIS, ISAP, OPA Joe Gyurcsak paints a broad range of subject matter including interiors, still life, figurative and landscape painting. He has a keen sense for capturing the essence of his subject matter with a bold and candid approach. Joe studied at Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York and had a successful illustration career early on. Later went on to study with many leading representational painters of our time in pursuit of a fine art career. He exhibits, lectures, judges and demonstrates across the country. Joe is a gifted teacher able to convey complex concepts and techniques to students with simple concepts, he has taught workshops and privately for more than 25 years. His award winning paintings continue to gain the interest of collectors. Recent exhibitions 2018 Oil Painters of American Eastern Regional Show Adirondack Plein Air Festival Judge Phillips Mill 89th Art Exhibition 19th Annual AIS National Exhibition Door County Plein Air Festival, WIS Plein Air Easton Festival / Local Color Judge, MD American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, Greenwich House Gallery Cincinnati, Ohio Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Atlanta, GA 27th Annual Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Steamboat Springs Art Museum, Colorado 2017 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, CA American Impressionist Society National Exhibition, Utah Plein Air Easton, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD Lambertville Historical Society Art Auction, Rago Arts and Auction Center, NJ American Impressionist Society, Impressions Small Works Showcase, Randy Higbee Gallery, CA Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Eisele Gallery, OH Ellarslie Museum, 34th Open, NJ Hagan Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, SC Recent Press 1/18/2019 Plein Air Podcast Episode 110, Joe Gyurcsak on approaching galleries and more, interview with Eric Rhoads Plein Air Magazine Publisher 10/10/2017 LA Times – Painters Capture Essence of Laguna Beach during Plein Air Contest 3/22/2017 Artist Spotlight – Joe Gyurcsak / Bold Brush Signature Artist Fine Art Views Newsletter Issue 2699 (online) 3/16/2017 The Impact of an Art Mentor, with Joe Gyurcsak Savvy by Antrese Wood (Podcast) 12/11/2016 John Pototschnik interviews Joe Gyurcsak (online “Acrylic Paints & Their Spontaneous Look”, Plein Air Magazine Dec / Jan 2013 Recent Awards 2018 19th American Impressionist Society National Show Honorable Mention, Judge Dawn Whitelaw AIS Master 2018 Ricker Painting Award, Phillips Mill PA 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 Memberships/Affiliations past & present Bold Brush Signature Artist Laguna Plein Air Painters 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,h_400,c_fill/t6omt1a8rnbjobrrlb2d.jpg