Our second Art competition “Seasons” started in February 2021 and concluded on March 18, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Uruguay, France, Austria, United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, Romania and Mexico. The Seasons theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, digital, crayon, gouache, 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 90 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!
Andrea Sargeant - Autumn
The English - Italian Artist graduated from the famous Saint Martins Art School with a Master and first class Honours . . Andrea has entered with acclaim in many competitions including the famous “Royal society of painting in Watercolours” Uk. She has exhibited “Solo” in Italy and has had a worldwide gallery coverage. “Nature is painting for us , day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them (John Ruskin ) Andrea is a contempary Anglo-Italo Romantic watercolourist presenting new visions of interiors, urban and landscapes all painted exclusively “En Plein Air’’ Immersed in nature, she creates Sensory atmospheric Watercolours , Romantic Dreamscapes where Art becomes a contemplative Meditation . Art is a harmony parallel with nature (Paul Cezanne) The Watercolor technique :- “the medium of water colour cannot be mastered …..only handled masterfully” (Jim Kosvanec) Andrea knows from years of discipline , the notoriously difficult nature of watercolour, its unpredictability, its sensuosness the textures it makes of its own accord, its luminosity and transparancy ,the myriad mystic qualities of Acquerello will take a life times quest to learn Andreas Artistic Philosophy is “Anima Mundi Pax” :- The vital force of which we ALL apertain The true link and affiliation of every living creation on this planet. In the belief of this intrinsic connection lies a foundation for harmony and world PEACE… In a world conflictual and distraught , Art should offer space for the spirit, The observer must feel the cool wild wonder and peace of the mighty ““ Art is sending light into the soul to soothe and flood the mind with calm and serenity, inspired by the peace and harmony of our mystical habitat.
Gerhard Rasser - Winter
(watercolor, crayon, gouache)
30 x 21 cm
Engaged in arts for many years and attempting different artistic techniques I finally ended up with mixed media, painting with watercolor and gouache with his enormous wide range of possibilities it offers. Since then I have created and continuously do lots of little “illusory worlds” which invite the observer to take a close look. Even in my abstract works.
Robert Nowak - Black Peak and Heather Pass
I caught the photography bug when I got my first camera from my dad at age 11. While my equipment has changed over the years, (I currently shoot with a Nikon digital camera), what has not changed is my passion for photographing the beauty of nature. My love of nature photography grew as I spent time hiking and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains and surrounding areas. After living in Colorado for 35 years, my wife and I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and decided to move to the Seattle area, giving us the opportunity to explore the ocean, forests and mountains in this beautiful part of the country. Through my hiking and backpacking I’ve had the privilege to see and experience natural places that not everyone is lucky enough to visit. Attempting to capture the beauty of these places through my photographs is the best way I can think of to share my good fortune. I hope to share my passion for nature and bring it into your home or office – bringing you serenity, inspiration or energy.