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This summer, GAC celebrates Clint Willour’s 25th anniversary as curator with two distinctive exhibitions. The second exhibition, Twenty Five: A Conclusion is on view Saturday, July 16th through Sunday, August 21st and features a diverse selection of prominent Texas artists whom Willour has curated during his tenure at GAC.  The reception will be on July 16th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM with a curator's talk beginning at 6:30.

Willour has curated approximately 4000 artists in 469 exhibitions for Galveston Arts Center. His curatorial expertise has been pivotal for artists, collectors and viewers throughout Texas.   Highly respected for his excellent understanding and promotion of outstanding contemporary visual art, he has given exhibitions to countless emerging, mid-career, and established artists, some of whom have since achieved national and international prominence. 

Twenty Five: A Conclusion will feature Galveston artists who have been shown at GAC, as well as works by artists to whom Willour gave their first or second exhibitions. The impressive artist list for A Conclusion includes Luis Jimenez, Arthur Turner, Sandria Hu, Julie Speed, David McGee, Michael Ray Charles, H.J. Bott, Jonathan Leach, and Robert Pruitt, among others.

While his discerning eye has won him respect from the Art World at large, it is also his amiable character that has garnered admiration from all who have known and worked with Willour.  Never a flatterer, his approach is consistently honest without pomp or pretention, resulting in remarkably curated exhibitions that reveal the true nature of the artist or artists involved.

Galveston Arts Center is fortunate to have had Clint's creative leadership for the last quarter century.  We invite everyone to come and celebrate his accomplishments this summer with two exhibitions that honor one of our state's most respected curators and featuring some of its most renowned artists.