Our first Art competition “Seasons” started in January 2020 and concluded on February 25, 2020. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Taiwan, China, Hunngary and South Korea. The Seasons theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, mixed media, digital, watercolor, colored pencil, fabric and thread, print on metal). The following evaluation criteria has been used for judging the artwork: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. Jury decided to select 81 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
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I caught the photography bug when I got my first camera from my dad at age 11. While my equipment has changed over the years, (I currently shoot with a Pentax 67II medium format camera), what has not changed is my passion for photographing the beauty of nature. My love of nature photography grew as I spent time hiking and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains and surrounding areas. After living in Colorado for 35 years, my wife and I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and decided to move to the Seattle area, giving us the opportunity to explore the ocean, forests and mountains in this beautiful part of the country. Through my hiking and backpacking I’ve had the privilege to see and experience natural places that not everyone is lucky enough to visit. Attempting to capture the beauty of these places through my photographs is the best way I can think of to share my good fortune. I hope to share my passion for nature and bring it into your home or office – bringing you serenity, inspiration or energy.
Marlene Siff was born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. She was an art honors student at the High School of Music & Art (now LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts located near Lincoln Center). She earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Hunter College where she studied with Richard Lippold, William Baziotes and Raymond Parker. In addition, her work is in the permanent collection of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington D.C. and in the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell University. Her work can also be found in the private collection of Samuel and Ronnie Heyman. Ms. Siff was also featured in an episode of Creative Women Today, on CT Cablevision, selected to appear in Years In The Making, a documentary film by Martin West, and was one of 13 women in the Westport arts community profiled in the film 13 Legendary Women sponsored by the Westport Arts Center. My paintings, works on paper, and sculptures suggest personal events and psychological issues, expressed through layered and intersecting geometric forms of bright colors that penetrate the viewer's space and engage his/her participation. They represent the puzzle of our non-linear lives, which we try to piece together in an effort to penetrate the illusions of reality and reveal the mystery and essence of the soul.
Paulo Huthmacher - Winter
Nicholas Teetelli is both a published and international award-winning fine art photographer. He was born in New York City and grew up in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. During the late 1960s, and into the 1970s, the Village was a hotbed of culture and the arts. Although he lived and grew up in New York City, he has spent many summers in the Greek islands and has traveled to many other places in the world. He continues to travel extensively in pursuit of the perfect photographic image. During each journey, with camera in hand, he records much of what he sees, sharing the impression of his mind’s eye through composition, light play, and shape and design. His photographic portfolio is diverse: it includes landscape, architecture, portrait, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. He has recently brought his portfolio to the public eye and, in short order, has had more than one hundred of his photographs juried and invited into exhibition at dozens of galleries and museums across the United States, receiving many awards for this work. He has won awards in international competitions in Moscow, London and Tokyo, a featured artist at major art shows at Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Artexpo New York, has private gallery placements in Vienna, Austria and Bologna, Italy, as well as being the only photographer to be featured on Royal Caribbean’s Azamara ships in their Artwave shipboard galleries.
There is much beauty to behold in this world, moments that the eye captures, the wonders it sees moments that should be committed to perpetual memory, butsadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, tocapture them in my mind's eye, and through my lens, transforming each image and committing them to permanent form.