Participation thanks to the support of a gallery – Herisauerin is exhibiting at ART Innsbruck
ART Innsbruck will take place from October 28th to 31st. Eveline Göldi from Herisau will be there for the first time. Although the artist was already allowed to exhibit at Art Basel Miami Week, the presentation of her works in Innsbruck is a new high point in her career.
die ART Innsbruck is an international fair for contemporary art. Artists can only participate in the exhibition in Innsbruck if they are ported by a gallery. “I was asked by the swissarte gallery and of course I accepted immediately,” says Eveline Göldi. The exhibition is a highlight in the career of the Artist from Herisau. But it is not the first international exhibition, says Göldi. “I was allowed to present my works at numerous exhibitions in Switzerland, for example at the international art fair in Stein am Rhein or at the Swissartexpo in Zurich HB, but also at Art Basel Miami Week in the USA.” Innsbruck is special in that it is a renowned fair with works by artists such as Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the German-speaking area. «As an artist, I not only want to paint my pictures for myself, but also make other people happy. It is helpful to gain awareness, ”explains Göldi. The Swiss is exhibiting two pictures of her at ART Innsbruck. The acrylic and oil paintings showing orchids are each 1 meter and 20 centimeters wide and high.
Four of her works are also in the running for the title “Painting of the year 2021”, in English: Image of the year 2021. You had to pay a fee to take part in the competition, says Göldi. “It’s not unusual in the art scene. The artists benefit from these competitions and can increase their level of awareness, ”explains the artist. For them, art is still a hobby. Together with her husband, she is self-employed in the financial sector. Nevertheless, she invests a lot of time in her art. «I am pleased that my pictures are so well received. The more well-known I become, the more people my art reaches, ”explains Göldi. Two of the pictures she submitted, a portrait of Charly Chaplin and a work on wooden boxes, were on view at the Art Expo in Zurich’s train station over the past two years.
Exhibition and money as profit
For “Painting of the Year”, artists send in photographs of their works independently. The audience can now vote for their favorites at www.paintingoftheyear.com. Göldi’s pictures can be found on Page 14. In addition to the audience award, a prize is also awarded by the specialist jury. The prize is endowed with 2021 euros. The audience award is paid out with 500 euros. However, Göldi is not interested in the money. The 50 pictures that the jury liked best, as well as the audience winners, will be shown at an exhibition in early 2022. «This is a great opportunity. We artists are happy about every opportunity to exhibit our works », says Göldi. The 20 best rated pictures will also be shown at Art Eindhoven in Holland. “I would be delighted to be there at one of the events and hope that the audience and the jury will like my pictures,” said the artist.