It all started with Willy Gilissen considering the future after his retirement. He was a successful international businessman for more than fifty years. Born in Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands, he relocated to a Belgian municipality just across the border in the Valley of the Meuse, a beautiful region where tourism and business can flourish in an exciting pace, with promise and prosperity to look forward to.
Both Willy and his wife Madeleine love traveling. Art has always piqued their curiosity. Combining business trips with pleasure brought them to far away places and unexpected treasures, each journey sparked new ideas and new insights in life. Whenever they came home, their hearts were full of impressions and warm memories of the cultures and people they encountered.
It's this understanding of the world at large, what lies beyond one's own horizon, that prompted the idea to bring the world to their own doorstep, by the means of Fine Arts. What better way to spend your retirement helping gifted artists in their ambition to share their art with the world?
We aim to help artists establish a name in the art world by helping them earn a living with their art. Our mission is to select the most accomplished artists of our trial program and offer them a solid partnership.
Each month a group of ten artists is invited to create and live at our global art center. The artists share a home and their workspace, which sparks mutual inspiration and a reciprocal exchange of ideas.
All these different creative skills, backgrounds and cultures lead to amazing artistic results that strengthen us in our vision and mission for the future.
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GLO’ART has selected an International Jury who have chosen the best artists that visited GLO’ART.
All the works they have created are exhibited in our galleries, open-air galleries and in other areas in our park. During their stay, we have observed their presentation skills, social behaviour and progress made. The combination of the artists and their art will give our International Jury the best information to select the top 15% artists from 320 candidates who together produced over 1500 works of art.
This International Jury consists of 4 Members. We have our GLO’ART management as one member, and 3 other International Jury members whom were carefully selected, based on their experience and knowledge of Fine Art.
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Van Kerckemstraat 24/2
3620 Lanaken / Belgium