Our second Art competition “Yellow” started in Februrary 2023 and concluded on March 30, 2023. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Canada, France, Switzerland, Japan, Ukraine, Netherlands, Hungary, Israel, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Puerto Rico, Poland, Singapore, New Zealand. The Yellow theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink, digital painting, 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 105 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!
Linda McCord - - Service for One
(acrylic on canvas)
21'' x 26''
Linda McCord lives in Washington state and works in her studio full time. She works in most of the two-dimensional mediums. Although she is a self-taught artist, she has taken numerous awards in international competitions, and her paintings have been published in several books. McCord taught painting and printmaking at her local college and recently retired after owning several art galleries. She is a signature member of California Watercolor Association, Northwest watercolor society, Georgia Watercolor Society, and International Society of Acrylic Painters. I pose my models as if they are for still life paintings. Interiors can have many light sources, so it makes it exciting to paint. I focus on lighting, texture, complex compositions, and I use mathematical concepts rather than emotion.
Cher Pruys - Queen of Fruits
8'' x 11''
Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, PSOA, 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."
John Wong - Thousands of sail Ready to go (ink and color)
90 x 180 cm
John Wong who‘’d like to refer to himself as a big “ Ink Maniac”was born in Hong Kong in1951. From 15 years old he learned western painting from Ng Wang Kong. Since 1985 Johnstarted to learn Chinese ink art from the experienced artists including Ho Choi On Hung HoiWong Ling Yu Chui Tsz Hung Wong Hau Kwai Chan Shing Kau and Raymond Fung WingKee. He learned calligraphy from Chan Man Kit. John graduated from the DiplomaProgramme in Chinese Ink Painting from SPACE in 2003 and participated in the Modern InkPainting Programme at Chinese University of Hong Kong. For promoting modern ink art hefounded an ink art association Thinkers and serves as an executive committee member ofArt Image Society and Art Link club. He is also a member of Hong Kong Artists Associationand Hong Kong Modern Ink Painting Society.In his youth John used to work on the Royal Navy's warship for five years and thus his lifestarted to be intertwined with the sea. His sincere passion for the sea continuously inspiredhis creativity and through the medium of “New Ink”—an experimental new way to applythe traditional Chinese ink art skills and present with the concept of western contemporaryart – John has found a proper way to express it. His steady and solid brush interestinglyshows a vivid and light character. Recently his self-creating skill「Breaking Force of Light」