Our fifth Art competition “Colors” started in November 2021 and concluded on December 30, 2021. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Costa Rica, China, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, United Kingdom, Taiwan, France and Mexico. The Colors theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, digital, steel, fiber). 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 137 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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Linda McCord is best known for her figurative work in watercolor and acrylic paintings. Recently she is working on a series of acrylic paintings focused on reflections. With the emphasis on lighting, composition and repeated shapes, her work has been described as abstract realism. About this series of work McCord says, “I love the repeated shapes and distorted images I can achieves from working with reflections.” Linda McCord is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Georgia Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been published in several books: Creating Exceptional Color in Acrylic by Lexi Sundell, Painting in Acrylic, the Indispensable guide by Lorena Kloosterboer, The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques, edited by Caroline West. McCord’s paintings and hand-pulled prints are in the collection art museums, hospitals, and churches. She has taken numerous international awards.
Lynette is a Still Life Photographer who has always loved photography. In 2013 she began to pursue a deeper understanding of how to use the camera to produce artistic photography. After starting in Portrait Photography, she now concentrates on Classic Vehicles and Antiques. Lynette is inspired by the beauty, richness and unique details found in old collectables, and uses Photography to share this love.
Bio: As a Northern California native which informed her sense of color and scale, Susan Morrison received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the Pennsylvania State University. Currently a Professor Emerita of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, she creates both 2D and 3D work. Artist Statement: My art is an intrinsic statement of the constant flux of motion, emotion and pounding resonance of existence. The line leaps, grabs and descends pulling at the tangled pile of unspoken thoughts that emerge and submerge. A work becomes a melody with each specific note a critical turning point in the flow of sound. Sometimes, the silence invades like a fog, softening, dampening until a new image appears. Through the layers of time, the substance of thought is grounded. Color and form dance, rage and discover a new place. In that place, the work begins to speak, a visual dialogue. In this dialogue, passion and pain become a singular understanding.