Our second Art competition City started in May 2020 and concluded on June 09, 2020. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Australia, Israel, Bulgaria, Poland, UK, Ireland and China. The City theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, digital, mixed media, collage, watercolor, pen and ink on paper, graphite pencil, charcoal and autoclaved-aerated-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 82 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
Thank you, and enjoy the exhibition!
Haimi Fenichel - Complex 1 (autoclaved-aerated-concrete)
90 x 25 x 20 cm
I live in a society in flux, still in search of its cultural identity. Born into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a society divided by politics, my art engages with an elusive Israeli quality, of which I am part yet which I also confront and question. My work is informed by images and materials that are part of growing up in this country, such as sand, Terrazzo tiles, puddles and mud, ants in the back yard, local architecture, factory-made furniture impaired by humidity and heat, exposed concrete, thistles, open fields devoured by construction. All these elements of Israeliana are accompanied by the constant hum of bereavement and loss, a collective memory of those who died in battle. In my work, such elements are explored and manipulated as components that make up a new, charged whole, allowing multiple emotional and conceptual readings.
Michael A. Bignell is an award winning artist. Born in the rural South Coast of England, he has returned to painting after a successful career as an architect. His painting influences have included Andrew Wyeth, Richard Estes, and the renaissance painters Velasquez and Vermeer, as well as the photographers Michiel Wijstma of the Netherlands, John van Horn of North Carolina and Rose Delaplain-Sklaroff of Maryland.
Zhenhuang Huang - Bird's eye view of Nankai
(pen and ink on paper)
54.8 x 79 cm
Zhenhuang Huang, male, was born in Longyan, Fujian in August 1985. Lecturer, Department of Art Design, School of Liberal Arts, Nankai University, Deputy Secretary-General of the Pen and ink Painting Professional Committee of the Tianjin Artists Association, and Director of the China Pen and ink Painting Alliance. He has studied painting since childhood and loves the art of painting. His main focus is on pen and ink painting, and he is good at landscape art and animal pen and ink paintings.