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The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Holds First “Celebrating Art” Painting Competition

Mar 14, 2019 10:25 AM

During a private awarding ceremony held, Tuesday, March 12, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain awarded winners of the resort’s first “Celebrating Art” painting competition to continue its patronage of supporting the arts in the Island Kingdom of Bahrain.

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The competition, held March 9-10, included a select group of nine resident artists to participate and conceive original works inspired by the 20-acre beachfront resort. Participating artists included Carlo Rico, Imtiaz Ahmad, Irina Averinos, Shirley Dockerill, Rommel Rillon, Jonathan Zumarraga, Gary Manalo, Nikolas Nikolaou and Eman Aljunaid. Winners were selected by a panel of judges based on their theme relevance, design and creative elements, integration of technique, expression, and organization as well as overall craftsmanship. Four winning works were selected, including:

·         Grand Winner: “One Afternoon with the Flamingos” by Carlo Rico, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24

·         First Place: “Beauty Unfazed” by Imtiaz Ahmad, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24

·         Second Place: The Beauty of The Ritz-Carlton” by Irina Averinos, Oil on Canvas, 18x24

·         Third Place: “Scaveola Frutescens” by Shirley Dockerill, Watercolor

“We were thrilled at the response of submissions to the competition. Our beautiful island Kingdom of Bahrain has a wealth of talent, and we were delighted to support these artists in creating something magnificent to be showcased at our resort, said General Manager, Mr. Bernard de Villèle. “We also owe sincerity and patronage to our owning company, International Hotels Establishment, who supported this first competition, which is planned to be an annual event again in next year’s social calendar. Over the last two decades, our resort has become the epicenter for life, luxury and good taste in the Kingdom and this amazing event celebrating arts is just one of many that are we are extremely proud of.”

Winning works are planned to be on view at the hotel for a three-month period. The five-star luxury Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain resort is located in the exclusive Al Seef district in Manama, Bahrain. For additional information about the resort, award-winning dining experiences, or to reserve your stay, please call (800) 00995, the hotel directly at (+973) 1758 0000, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton website at ritzcarlton.com/bahrain. Follow the hotel on social @ritzcarltonbahrain and join the conversation using #RCMemories.

An Eye for Art at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
A long legacy of artistry surrounds the small islands of Bahrain, from the artistic impressions of historic Dilmun figures illustrated on early currency, to traditional works displayed in The Bahrain Museum and National Heritage Center, to the increasing number of modern art galleries emerging in the center of forward-thinking Manama.

A walk through The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain complements a journey through the city’s art scene. Artistic details are integral to the intricate décor, and the hotel boasts a diverse art collection of its own, from the striking pastel canvases in La Med, to the soft pallet of elaborate books, paintings and vases elegantly displayed in the Club Lounge. Artistic works are displayed around every corner, straddling genres from paintings by Picasso to sculptures from some of Bahrain’s most promising young talent.


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