Our fourth Art competition “City” started in April 2022 and concluded on May 05, 2022. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Romania, Canada, China, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Taiwan, France, Chezh Republic, Israel, Mexico and Germany. The City theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, ink, 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 93 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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Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, AWA..
"To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self expression."
Cher Pruys was born in Regina. Over the years she lived in many places including Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Fort Frances, settling into her present home in Devlin, on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats.
By age three, Cher was seldom found without a drawing tool in hand. She worked in pencil, charcoal and ink over the years, until, she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 35. Beginning with oil paints, she found her chosen mediums in acrylic, water color and gouache.
Although self taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 185 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 210 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits.
Ulf Koenig - Installation Of Vertical Constructivist Urbanism
102'' x 28'' x 48''
Ulf Koenig lives in the City of Ulm, south of Germany. Since 2004 he works as a self-educated freelance artist and designer. Ulf’s artworks mainly address technology and architecture, reflecting his background in R&D-management. During his career as an artist he has participated in around 50 solo- and group-exhibitions in Europe, Canada, USA, received 16 honors and awards, and has published in 7 art-magazines. In order to combine fine art with novel technologies, Ulf has founded 2 interdisciplinary artists collectives. Ulf König explores contemporary architecture from various perspectives, from critical analysis to the appreciation of beauty, as in the present submission. Since 2011 he works every now and then on his sculptures series “Vertical Constructivist Urbanism”. These are composed of rigid geometric, angularly or asymmetrically arranged 3D-shapes which cross, intersect or interpenetrate. Together with a constructivist color scheme, thrilling skyscraper models have been created which are extremely multiperspective. The models might be regarded as a suggestion for a more artful architecture. Even if one would omit the bright colors in the case of an implementation, the layout would keep stimulating. The mixed-media skyscraper sculptures constructed of styrofoam, wood, acrylic he arranged in 2022 to a pedestals installation. Both, “skyscraping” pedestals and skyscraper sculptures merged to a thematic unit.
Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz - The 405 Altar Piece
(oil on canvas)
40" x 120"
Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz created a new persona, (MB Mosk) when they began collaborating, separate from their individual studio practices. These works are a curious hybrid only slightly resembling their own work. The process attempts to create a seamless blending to appear as a single artist has produced the painting. They draw on their shared approach to looking at the peculiar nature of people and the world. Their sense of irony and humor is a vehicle to allude to a deeper meaning below the surface. Marjorie is a native of St. Louis and Bob is from Philadelphia.