The award ceremony for GemlucArt took place on Thursday, November 13 at the Auditorium Rainier III in the presence of distinguished members of the Jury, the artists, their friends and art lovers who came to support them in large numbers. Accompanying the jury was Valerie Penven, curator of the exhibition, Dr Beatrice Brych, President of Gemluc, Adriano Ribolzi owner of the famous art gallery in the Principality that carries his name, Guillaume Barclay (Vice-President of the Jury), and Laurence Garbatini from Stratege Communication in charge of the organization of GemlucArt.
Before the ceremony, Laurence Garbatini called on the artists present to say a few words revealing their inspiration behind their art pieces, an initiative highly appreciated by the public, as it allowed them to get closer to them and better understand their meaning.
The Grand Prix gemlucArt went to Bernard Garo from Switzerland for his work “Friday 13 (or after the downpour)”, made of mixed techiniques on flax (asphalt, sand, latex) – 110 x 110 x 5 cm. Garo was granted 15 days of exhibition in the Adriano Ribolzi Art Gallery in the Principality.
The Jury’s Prize was awarded to Martin Caminiti from France for “Kinematic Drawing 13”, Indian ink on paperboard – 100 x 70 cm. The Prize consists 15 days of exhibition in a Galery in Mougins.
The Public Prize was given to Michel Emmanuel from France for his sculpture in bronze and iron entitled “Soho” – 160 x 55 x 70 cm. The artist will be able to do 2 exhibitions in international art fairs with Gallery Monteoliveto of Nice.
And last but not least it was Hallie Hart from the USA who received the Special Jury’s prize for her “Tree of life” in acrylic on fabric – 150 x 150cm. The American artist was granted the printing of a personal e-catalogue of 22 pages.
Dr. Beatrice Brych announced that the theme for GemlucArt 2014 has been confirmed as “She and Him”, a truly inspirational title that will surely attract the participation of a plethora artists the world over.