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Sign Up for a Critique with Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro

  • 29 May 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online
  • 1


  • Use this registration option if you are submitting a piece of art for critique.


This is the page to sign up to have your artwork critiqued.  If you're looking to RSVP to view the session and receive a reminder email that morning, please visit this separate page.

About the Series: In April, we offered a series of critique sessions with nationally renowned artists/instructors. These sessions were met with overwhelming success by our members. For May, we are again offering a critique session. During these 1.5-hour sessions, the guest speaker will review 12 members’ work and provide critique. Everyone is invited to watch the critique, which we’ll broadcast online as Zoom webinars.

Our guest is Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro, an internationally renowned landscape and portrait artist.   Currently based in Washington, D.C., Gonzalo is one of the  most popular instructors at the Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD.  


  • To submit a piece for a critique, click on “Register." You’ll be asked to upload 1 image of your artwork
  • You must be an MAA member to submit a work for critique.
  • We have 12 spots for this session.
  • Sign ups are first-come, first-served; we’ll have a small waiting list.
  • Please do not sign up for more than one critique; we want to ensure that many members get this opportunity.
  • Everyone (members and non-members) is welcomed to watch the critique sessions. Sign up to watch the session here and receive a reminder email that morning.

About Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro: Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro is a native of Spain. His interest in painting began at an early age inspired by the rich heritage of Spain’s great masters such as Diego Velázquez in the 17th c. or Joaquín Sorolla in the 19th/20th c. He started his formal education pursuing a Master's in Fine Arts from the University of Valencia. This was followed by studies on Drawing and Painting at the University of Toledo, the University of Alcalá de Henares, the College of Doctors and Graduates in Madrid and the Taller del Prado Academy in Madrid. Later, Gonzalo had the privilege of working under the personal instruction of noted Spanish portraitist Carlos Moreu Spa and also studied figure painting at the Academy of Art and Contemporaneous Artists in Madrid, under the direction of the world-renown Chilean artist Guillermo Muñoz Vera.

Currently based in Washington, DC, Gonzalo works as a portrait artist commissioned by clients in both the USA and Europe. He has shown his portraits and other works in numerous exhibitions and won several awards.  During his time in Spain, he exhibited in galleries throughout the country. Recently he had several solo exhibitions in Washington, DC and has participated in collective exhibitions in D.C. , Virginia and Maryland. He has been selected in juried exhibitions and has been awarded in Spain with the First Prize in the 23 APACC TYRIUS Art Competition 2007, the First Prize in the Painting Competition of Aranjuez 2001, and the Second Prize in the Painting Competition of Aranjuez 2000. 

Alongside his career as a painter, Gonzalo has extensive teaching experience and has held management positions at several educational institutions. He gives art instruction at The Yellow Barn Studio (Glen Echo, MD) .

 See Gonzalo's work
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