Our second Art competition “Trees & Fields” started in November 2021 and concluded on December 16, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: Australia, USA, Costa Rica, Austria, Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Belgium, Montenegro, Israel, Taiwan, Germany, Italy and Mexico. The Trees & Fields theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, digital, photography). 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 102 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!
Marjorie Moskowitz - Queen Annes Lace II - (oil on canvas)
48'' x 36''
Marjorie Moskowitz, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, holds a B.S in Business, a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been represented by galleries, in the Midwest, the East and West Coasts. Her work has been widely collected and is part of many private and public collections. She currently lives in and maintains her studio in southern California. The painting invites the viewer to step into a pliable, welcoming and intense but unknown, mysterious, and complex world. The tension created by these opposing forces is seductive and passionate. The landscape stops the eye; it is prophetic and beautiful yet subject to the constant force of nature. The goal is to see, capture and embody those moments when we see nature for its own particularity and for its own passionate force. The balance between representation and abstraction is nothing if not true to the live process, in which fact and imagination push and pull against each other.
Gary Symington - Cypress Grove Late Afternoon
(casein on panel)
60'' x 30''
I consider myself a versatile landscape and seascape figurative artist. I painted in oils on canvas for many years, but since becoming a full-time fine artist in 2017, I've been experimenting with new mediums. I particularly enjoy casein, a versatile milk protein based water soluble medium that can be used thin like watercolor, or applied thick and opaque like oils. With casein, I develop my paintings in multiple glazed layers using emulsion medium, finishing areas with more impasto highlights. My latest work reflects an interest in the vistas, flora and fauna around me, with emphasis on color, atmosphere, texture/detail, light and shadow. I've been paying close attention to how light filters into groves of trees, as well as the intertwining and complex shapes of trees. The play of light–direct and dappled and filtered–is very interesting and beautiful to me, and very challenging to depict. My art has been influenced over the years by Impressionists like Claude Monet, Childe Hassam, Arthur Streeton, and CA Impressionists Frank Benson and Guy Rose. I also enjoy the mixed media work of Swedish artist Carl Larsson.
Born in Vienna in 1966 – in the chinese zodiac of a fire horse – I always had strong ties towards arts, starting to photography at the age of 12. With a commercial family background I got economically trained and finished of the Economic University in Vienna. Though I never lost the contact to my artistic roots of photography and even started oil painting and aquarelle. In a combination of these methods and with the eagerness to find a stylistic exprimation I started to work with alternative processes, namely cyanotypes. Aside I started to exhibit my work in 1999. Trained on processes I use photography conceptionally, mainly thinking in series giving a meaning. These were and are on exhibition mainly in the Vienna surroundings. In 2019 my own place - Atelier nunArtig - was opened. Group and Solo exhibitions international and national, such as Texas, Scotland, Bangkok, Budapest, Venice, but also Vienna. Participation in photo festivals in Spain and Vienna. Honorable mentions and prizes in competitions. Allways try to push the borders of creativity In search of an artistic language I experimented a lot. Yet one technique (and topic) fascinated me - infrared photography. Depicting in an unreal real way, catching the unseen. Furthermore I added 2 triptychs, an art form I recently gave attention to.