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This summer, GAC celebrated Clint Willour’s 25th anniversary as curator with two distinctive exhibitions.

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. 

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.

Both Summer Shows are a retrospective of artists Willour has worked with over the past 25 years including: David Bates, Mary McCleary, Luis Jimenez, Ann Stautberg, and David McGee. A full list of artists for Twenty Five- A Celebration can be found below. 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.

Artists - Twenty Five: A Celebration
Al Souza - Houston
Amy Blakemore - Houston
Ann Stautberg – Houston 
Christopher French – Houston, DC
David Aylsworth - Houston
David Bates - Dallas
Dixie Friend Gay
Dorneth Doherty - Dallas
Earlie Hudnall, Jr.- Houston
Gael Stack - Houston
Helen Altman - Dallas
Jean Wetta – Galveston/New Jersey
Joe Havel - Houston
Joseph Glasco - Galveston
Lance Letscher - Austin
Mary McCleary – Nacogdoches
Rackstraw Downes - The World
Ray Carrington III - Houston
Robert Ruello - Houston
Sydney Yeager – Austin
The Art Guys -- Houston
Tommy Fitzpatrick – Austin 

In the 1878 Gallery (Artists from Galveston)
Marie Leterme
Eugenia Campbell
Robert John Mihovil
Mayuko Ono Gray
Eric Schnell
Nick Barbee
Liz Ward
Doug McLean
Eric Avery
Ann Wood
Jane Allensworth
Ken Shelton
George Bowes
Martha Terrill
Luanne Stovall
Janet Hassinger
Susan Shirley Eckel

In the Brown Foundation Gallery
Darryl Lauster (Houston/Arlington)
Sandi Seltzer Bryant (Houston)
Pam Johnson (Houston)
Jules Buck Jones (Austin)
Gary Parker (Nacogdoches)
Lillian Warren (Houston)
Lawrence Lee (Dallas)
Chris Akin (Houston)
Scott Gordon (Houston/Califronia)
Dee Wolff (Houston)
Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak (Houston)
Beth Secor (Houston)
Sarah Greene Reed (Austin)
Will Henry (Houston)
Orna Feinstein (Houston)
Devon Moore (Houston)
Kristin Musnug (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Francesca Fuchs (Houston)
Page Kempner (Houston)
William Cannings (Lubbock)