Stacia Gates of ArtQuench Gallery Starts First Art Contest

Stacia Gates

Stacia Gates, Artist, Founder and Owner of ArtQuench Gallery and

Creator of ArtQuench Magazine held their first art competition and it was a wonderful success.

Philippe Halaburda - Tombant de GiliHere is Philippe Halaburda’s – Tombant de Gili which was the first winner of ArtQuench Gallery Art Contest.

For more information on Philippe Halaburda, his win at ArtQuench Gallery and his art got to [CLICK HERE]

Monica HicksThis acrylic was chosen by Art Juror Monica Hicks She chose Halaburda’s first work. “It speaks to urban sprawl. The abstraction of survival, cityscapes as seen from above. I like that it’s acrylic but has the feeling of the uncontrollable watercolor. The layers of paint, the application of the washed, translucency, and vividness reminds me of Mark Bradford multimedia works.

Halaburba’s work is both beautiful, abstract, political, and has both visual and intellectual depth.”

Stacia GatesStacia Gates

Stacia Gates was born in 1967, Monterey, California and began using her art as a therapeutic tool at a very young age.

With the loss of her parents so early on Stacia chose to see the light instead of the darkness that fell around her.

She attended Los Angeles Valley College from 1989-1991 studying Art History. Stacia lives in Los Angeles, Ca. with her husband of 19 years and their two sons. With great support from her family she is now pursuing her Art career.

Through light we find our spirituality and it is key to a peaceful  journey. I chose to use a symbol of energy to represent the greatest form of light that exists.  Joy is within us all when we see deeper than the outer shell. And although we have imperfections, the spirit within us is what gives us our perfection. – Stacia Gates

Stacia Gates is the founder of ArtQuench Artist Gallery and Juried Art Contest Site. She is also the founder of ArtQuench Magazine.

Stacia Gates has worked in Hollywood helping kids and others get interviewed for movies and commercial roles. Stacia has also worked with me on some of my more important shoots as she is an accomplished photographer.

As an artist Stacia has won art contests and has worked with many galleries as an artist and in promotions. Stacia brings a lot of energy and know how to the table when it comes to helping artists promote their work. – JW

This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at and


On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.


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