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Welded Art Virtual & Live Exhibitions & Competitions 2022

As Acting-President of the International Institute of Welding, it is my privilege to extend a warm welcome to you to view some of the 2022 outcomes resulting from the very successful initiative launched at the IIW Annual Assembly in 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

IIW has now held three IIW Welded Art Photographic Exhibitions and due to the outbreak and continuing risks of Covid-19, both the 2020 and 2021 exhibitions were held as very successful downloadable digital collections. More than 100 masterpieces have been featured with 60 different artists from 15 countries.

It is important to note that these exhibitions were neither competitions nor a selection of the best in the world of welded art but were intended to be an informal and unpressured platform for people to show their abilities and artistic expression. In addition, they were held to encourage as many people as possible to take up the art, trade, or profession of welding.

Welded art provides a number of benefits; as a hobby it can prove to be therapeutic; it is a wonderful tool to improve the image of welding and, in some cases can provide an income for people with the appropriate artistic skills.

A key objective was to also encourage other organizations including IIW Members to hold such exhibitions and competitions in their own countries. The 2022 outcomes to be reported here will demonstrate the excellent success of this.

Sorin Keller, IIW Acting President 2021-22

July 17, 2022

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The Artistic Soul of Welding 2022 Digital Collections