Our second Art competition “Faces” started in Auguust 2021 and concluded on September 16, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Bangladesh, Iran, Hungary, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Russia, Georgia, Greece, Australia, Taiwan, Croatia and Canada. The Faces theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, charcoal, scratchboard, pencil, ink, 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 125 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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I'm a Pen & Ink Artist and educator in Northern Virginia. My work deals mostly with health issues I struggle with and the fears and anxieties that accompany them. My goal is to create inspiring artwork from my negative life experiences.
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 gifted eye catches timeless fragments of life in his work---whether it’s the intricate lines of the human hand, the delicate folds of a garment, or a tarnished piece of silver, they are drawn in detailed simplicity. 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.
Nilanjana Sarma - Child abuse victim (The fear lasts forever)
(acrylic on canvas)
45 x 75 cm
I am an engineer by profession and an artist by heart. Born and brought up in Assam, India, I earned my Fine Arts degree from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, India. I love to paint from my childhood days. Creating art is like meditation for me. It helps me heal, increase self awareness and adapt to stressful and traumatic experiences. Thus my artworks speak about my real life experiences and emotional journeys. Currently I am working on a self project focusing and creating awareness on social problems in the society and thus my paintings submitted here focuses on victims of society. My artworks have been exhibited in multiple juried and gallery shows across India. Most recently I have been recognized as 'Best Artist across India' as per survey by 'Art War Space'.