Our second Art competition “Black & White” started in March 2019 and concluded on April 05, 2019. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, Poland, Austria, Uruguay, Germany, Singapore, Belgium, Nigeria, Slovenia and Guatemala. The Black & White theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, vinyl, graphite pencil, ink, watercolor, charcoal, digital, mixed media, scratchboard, concrete, 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 71 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
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.
Dan was born in Montana, grew up in Washington State and now lives in California. With virtually no formal art training, Dan has been drawing since childhood. His internationally award-winning charcoal drawings has been exhibited in gallery shows in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Pasadena, Long Beach, New York, Provincetown and West Hollywood. Dan is also now represented in Europe and travels there yearly for live shows. With his client base extending as far away as Malaysia and Australia his work is becoming known worldwide.
Dan’s work is permanently installed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as part of their impressive commercial art collection and he participated in the epic Art Takes Times Square event in New York City. His drawings have also been published in numerous art magazines & books, both domestically and internationally.
Working exclusively in charcoal, Dan uses a realistic style that mimics photography to the point that his drawings are often mistaken for photos. He loves shadows, contrast, anonymity and using negative space in his compositions.
Dan’s work celebrates his relentless enthusiasm for detail, through a vast collection of subject matter. From muscular figures, to distressed objects from the past, he continues to challenge perfection.
Francisco Andrés Carrión is an American award-winning artist based in Houston, Texas. He was exposed to art at a very young age by his father, a curator and artist himself, and exhibited innate artistic abilities as a child. During his formative years, he lived in Spain, Latin America and the United States, which provided him with a multicultural perspective of the world. After graduating from high school, he completed studies in fine art and graphic design, moving on to pursue degrees in Chemistry and Communications. Aside from his passion for art, which he continues to develop as a self-taught artist, Francisco Andrés leads a successful career as Engineer for world renown companies within the Oil and Gas Industry. His line of work has given him the opportunity to visit, gain access and work in offshore and onshore facilities located around the world, which are often depicted in his paintings.
“Engineering plays an important role in almost every sphere of our life. For Houston residents in particular, the energy industry is embedded within the rich and diverse culture of our vibrant city. My art intends to communicate my admiration, enthusiasm and reflect the beauty of industrial design as a tribute to human ingenuity and the field that I am proud to be part of.”