The 8th International Painting Workshop, organized under the hosting of the Mehmet Nuri Göçen Foundation and restored within the structure of Göçtur Tourism, took place with the participation of 28 artists from Turkey and 5 different countries.
The Painting Workshop, organized by the Mehmet Nuri Göçen Culture, Education, and Art Foundation since 2013, brought together 28 artists from Turkey and various countries around the world, as well as professors from our esteemed universities, once again in Kuşadası.
Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts, known for its private bay, beach with a Blue Flag, and natural beauty that attracts attention, as well as the art pieces exhibited within the hotel, hosted the accommodation of the workshop participants. Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts, offering its guests a unique sense of hospitality, also provided meticulous service during this event.
The artistic activities of the Painting Workshop are curated by esteemed artists Emel Atalay and Umur Türker. This year’s workshop took place in a venue located behind DoubleTree by Hilton Kuşadası, in the restored Old Tanneries. The Old Tanneries also hosted the closing exhibition and cocktail of the workshop. DoubleTree by Hilton Kuşadası, operated under Göçtur, is the first investment of Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts and carries the distinction of being the first world-renowned brand brought to the region.
Emel Atalay, one of the curators of the Painting Workshop, emphasized the support of the Mehmet Nuri Göçen Culture, Education, and Art Foundation for art and artists. She expressed her honor to witness the 8th year of this international workshop, which brings together renowned artists and esteemed academicians from different countries. Atalay stated that the Foundation’s appreciation for art contributes to the development of society and once again demonstrates the healing power of art through the workshop.
Mehmet Nuri Göçen Cultural, Education, and Art Foundation’s board chairman Naile Göçtur emphasized the foundation’s support for the arts and its work in the field of education. Göçtur stated that the foundation, which keeps alive the life philosophy and memory of its founder Mehmet Nuri Göçen, organizes activities in various fields such as social, scientific, sports, art, culture, and education, and supports the education of young people through scholarships.
Additionally, she mentioned that the foundation hosts Ceramic and Painting Workshops and youth races annually, and the proceeds from these events are allocated to student scholarships. Göçen also added that the items sold in the “Vintage” stores in their hotels and the displayed artworks contribute to cultural heritage, and they will continue their support for the arts.
Mehmet Nuri Göçen, known for his identity as a tourism entrepreneur and businessperson, is also recognized for his commitment to education. He aimed to contribute to the development of society through his schools and educational scholarships.
Artists Participating in the Painting Workshop: Atilla Atar, Ayşe Bilir, Ayşe Mesude Kumbasar, Bengü Bahar, Bernard Rebated, Bige Gürses, Burak Erim, Elçin Ünal, Esra Berk, Evrim Özeskici, Hasan Mutlu, Hikmet Çetinkaya, Kübra Yıldız, Lena Binesti, Lilou le Gars, Mahmut Dündar, Mehmet Kanlı, Melihat Tüzün, Merih Tekin Bender, Ömer Çam, Pervaş Hasan Rigan, Reyhan Abacıoğlu, Sema Barlas, Sulpan Bilalova, Vahid Novruzov, Yasemin Sözer, Yüksel Önder Mağden, Zaur Mansurov
Assistants at the Painting Workshop: Ali Kaya, Cemile Kaya, Ece Atalay, İbrahim Öztürk, Mehmet Şahutoğulları, Zeynep Şahin
About Mehmet Nuri Göçen Culture, Education, and Art Foundation:
Göçtur, which provides scholarship opportunities to the children of its employees and continuing employees who pursue education while considering their academic achievements, has been organizing Ceramic Workshops, Painting Workshops, exhibition activities, and Youth Runs annually since 2013 within the Mehmet Nuri Göçen Foundation, named after its founder. The items sold in the stores located at Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts and Doubletree By Hilton Kuşadası hotels, which host these events, are transferred to students as scholarships by the foundation.
Mehmet Nuri Göçen Culture, Education, and Art Foundation, which continues its regular support to the Ephesus Concerts organization within the Izmir Culture Festival in collaboration with İKSEV (Izmir Culture and Art Foundation), Kuşadası Municipality International Neopolis Stone Sculpture Symposium, KUSAV, and various local festivals organized by the municipality, also takes responsibility for education, health, and other life-related issues in cooperation with public and local authorities.
About Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts:
Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts, which began with the transformation of Çam Limanı into its current state in 1993, has been maintaining guest satisfaction at the highest level by providing personalized service with Turkish hospitality since its establishment. Positioned in harmony with nature with its private bay, different beaches, and marina, Pine Bay creates a special retreat area for you. With a total of 1200 meters of coastline and spacious outdoor pools, it promises perfect moments for guests of all ages.
Operating with an all-inclusive concept, Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts stands out not only with its sea and garden view rooms but also with club rooms designed for families, detached villas, and rooms with different concepts. In addition to the open buffet featuring flavors from world cuisine served by master chefs, the hotel also offers 7 different à la carte restaurant options.
Pine Bay, designed for the maximum satisfaction of professionals with comfortable, stylish, and technologically advanced conference and meeting rooms, successfully carries out all events with 1 ballroom, 5 meeting rooms, 8 committee rooms, and 2 different foyer areas, as well as Event Planners, Banquet Catering unit, and dedicated offices allocated for individuals.
Hosting numerous happy guests from all over the world, Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts welcomes them in a flawless atmosphere and nature in one of the most beautiful bays of the Aegean. With its guests from many countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, Russia, and Iran, Pine Bay always provides a fulfilling service. It is located 92 km away from Izmir, 60 km from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, and 127 km from Milas-Bodrum Airport.
Nestled among the greens with its private bay and enchanting nature, Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts evokes a hidden paradise. It invites all its guests to transform their “happy moments into memorable ones.”
About Göçtur Tourism and Its Brands
Göçtur Tourism, which was established in 1987 with the aim of adding value to tourism and increasing our country’s tourism potential, houses Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts, which has a magnificent natural beauty in Kuşadası, and DoubleTree by Hilton Kuşadası, the first global tourism brand introduced to the town. In addition, it includes Old Town Tanneries, which revives the recent history of Kuşadası, and Gio rooftop, where world cuisines are served in a unique location.
The employees of Göçtur Tourism prioritize not only creating happy moments for their guests and stakeholders but also ensuring sustainable tourism by utilizing the resources of our world in the best possible way to pass them on to future generations. They aim to provide innovative, creative, and personalized experiences to guests and stakeholders by creating added value with the local community and environmental characteristics.
The Mehmet Nuri Göçen Foundation hosted the 8th International Painting Workshop at the Old Tanneries, which were restored by Göçtur Tourism.
The workshop took place with the participation of a total of 28 artists from Turkey and 5 different countries.
Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts provided accommodation for the workshop participants, offering a unique hospitality experience.
The artistic works of the workshop were carried out at the Old Tanneries, which were restored at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuşadası.
The Mehmet Nuri Göçen Culture, Education, and Art Foundation continues to support art and artists and organizes various events every year.
The foundation channels the income from the items sold at Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton Kuşadası towards student scholarships.
The Mehmet Nuri Göçen Culture, Education, and Art Foundation also supports events such as the Izmir Culture Festival and local festivals in Kuşadası.
Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts is a hotel that stands out with Turkish hospitality and attracts attention with its private bay, beaches, and natural beauty.
The hotel offers a wide range of open-air pools and various accommodation options suitable for all ages.
Pine Bay Hotels & Resorts is located near Izmir and welcomes guests from various countries.