Homer Love and Peace Trough Art” Watercolor Festival and Contest
FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF PAKISTAN 3 PAKISTANI WATERCOLOR ARTIST MR. GHULAM ABBAS KAMANGAR AND HIS STUDENTS SALEEM AKHTAR (KARACHI) & S. KAZMI (LAHORE), HONOURED TO PARTICIPATE AND PAINT WORLD’S BIGGEST WATER COLOR PAINTING AT INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR FESTIVAL, HOMER LOVE AND PEACE. HELD FROM 12 MAY TO 16 MAY 2015 IN BORNOVA, IZMIR- TURKEY, WITH FAMOUS ARTIST OF THE WORLD THEY RECORDED NAME OF PAKISTAN IN THE BIGGEST WATER COLOR PAINTING. FURTHER THEY ALL PARTICIPATED IN DIFFERENT ART ACTIVITIES OF LIVE PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPES AND CITY SCAPES AND APPRECIATED BY THE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WORLD FAMOUS ARTISTS.
The 4th IWS Arts Festival in Bornova Izmir , a beautiful part of Turkey with civilization spanning 8 500 yrs, was a resounding success, with approximately 70 international Master Artists in attendance along with 250 fellow artists and IWS Society members.
The IWS has been fortunate in engaging with the Bornova Municipality, and in particular their Mayor, who has the vision to expand on the arts history of the region by bringing in new and talented international artists to illustrate the landscape, architecture and cultural heritage in their art, thereafter the various scenes from the Bornova area were donated to the newly designed Bornova Art Gallery!
The Arts Festival was spread over four days, a key aspect was the 20metre art wall depicting various scenes from the surrounding area. 50 odd artists worked on this for three hours, creating a Guinness world record. The event took place in the Bornova Square, with many spectators, media and art lovers alike making this a memorable event for IWS.
Artists were tasked with selecting and painting a Bornova scene as entry into the Art contest, ensuring an interesting scene throughout Bornova town with artists seated and painting lovely scenes, whether it was buildings life city scenes to portraits and interesting characters going about their daily life. IWS artists captured the heart and soul of Bornova in their work!
All artists could submit a maximum of three works, and from these only 60 pieces were selected by judges David Taylor (Australia), Aine Divine (Ireland) and Boonkwang Noncharoen (Thailand). They were impressed with the creativity and content of the paintings, and had a huge task to evaluate and mark the work.
The grand finale was held on Friday evening, where judged artwork was attractively framed and displayed and finalists and prize winners were announced and awarded their prizes and certificates, amongst great anticipation and excitement from all attending this colourful festive. The evening was attended by invited guests and Bornova dignitaries along with the artists and IWS members representing 50 countries.
The overall standard of the work was high and very accomplished. Displaying a wide variety of techniques and ensuring the future of the WATERCOLOR medium globally.