Our first Art competition “Waters” started in July 2020 and concluded on August 24, 2020. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Uruguay, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Japan, Iran, Ireland, Lativa, China, Singapore, Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Belgium, Bangladesh and Bulgaria. The Waters theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, pastel, mixed media, digital, watercolor, aquarell, graphite, ink, scratchboard and colored pencil). 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 134 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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Ukrainian artist. The philosophy of my work and the main idea in creating paintings is intuition. Various spiritual practices are used to achieve intent. First of all, I am interested in creating paintings that transform consciousness, harmonize the state of mind and heal the deepest wounds of the soul. Directions in painting: marine, abstract, psychotronic art, digital art, VR | AR
My work includes graphite drawings of landscapes, some of which contain machine creatures, plant-animal hybrids and other conglomerations that might be found in the distant future or on other worlds. Many of the landscapes are drawn from southwestern deserts waterscapes and mountains but other reflect a less Earthly aspect. Specifically some of these drawings focus on post-technology ecosystems containing feral technology. Exploring the nature of being uniquely human is a deep trope in art, past and present. But is our supposed uniqueness really our most important aspect? Maybe what makes us alive is more important than what makes us human. Are there commonalities among all possible forms of life? Perhaps something we feel and share at a visceral level? When something catches your eye, does that mean you share affinity with it? Nelson’s work has been shown at Biosphere 2, The Tucson Main library Gallery, University of Arizona Galleries and various national conferences including ALife 14 and The 2017 Astrobiology conference at ASU. His work has received awards at National Arts Program and University of Arizona shows and has been included in various art anthologies and has been used in over 30 scientific and popular publications, TED talks and lectures.
Carol Staub was born and raised in Milford, Delaware. Upon retiring from a 26 year career in the airline industry she pursued her interest in silversmithing and fabricated award winning one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Her entry into the “painting” world came when a friend coerced her to take a watercolor class. She has been painting ever since and hasn’t looked back. She finds her inspiration from nature and all life’s experiences along the way. Having been born in a rural area her senses are keen and appreciative of the simple things in life. This has enabled her to express herself freely and with great warmth. She is a signature member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, International Society of Experimental Artists and many others. Her works have been featured in many books and magazines some of which include, Masters of Today, International Contemporary Artist, Creative Genius, The Artist’s Magazine, Acrylic Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magazine and many others. She has received numerous National and International awards. For more information please visit her web site at: www.CarolStaub.com.