Our first Art competition “Painting & Photography” started in August 2022 and concluded on September 15, 2022. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Australia, Romania, Germany, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Qatar, Hong Kong, Netherlands and Mexico. The Painting & Photography theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink, photography, digital). 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 55 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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Cher Pruys - Tea Time
9" x 15"
Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, AWA..
"To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self expression."
Painting allows me to capture bits of life's magic and share these creations with my audience.To manipulate reality by creating an illusionistic depth, filled with spiritual and cultural flavours as I see fit, all on a flattened surface with a 3 dimensional look is the most rewarding experience!
Yuqian Sun - Artificial Fairies No.9 - Listener
(watercolor and ink on paper)
18'' x 24''
Yuqian Sun was born in Shenzhen, China in 1997. At the age of 14, her long journey of studying abroad began. After graduading from Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, she earned her BFA degree at the University of Michigan in 2019. Now she works as an art program leader at an international high school.
At the same time, her career as a professional artist has never been derailed. She deeply believes that keep creating as an artist is the way to obtain fresh ideas for teaching. She saved all her free time to make artworks and brought what she learnt back to her classroom.
At the age of 21, Yuqian published her original photography book, and held her first personal exhibition. Watercolor is the medium she studies the most in the past 9 years. The emotional intensity that emerges in the poetic flow of translucent color is the reason of her obsession with the medium.
Water is formless, but the trace of pigments could preserve it, and turn it into a romantic evidence of an ordinary painting moment. When working on representational paintings with watercolor, Yuqian imagines capturing a solid form with intangible materials like water and light. It makes a normal day of an artist’s life unique and impossible to copy. Yuqian has learnt to be confident yet humble to cooperate with water instead of controlling it. Waterflow calms her down, teaches her to be honest with herself, and brings her inner world onto the paper.
Linda McCord - Changing Spots
(acrylic on canvas)
16" x 20"
This is from a new series of acrylics titled, Dreams of Nature. Interpretation of dreams was popular even in Bible times, and some psychologists use dreams as an analytical theory today. These images are intended to represent nature and appear dreamlike.
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