Our fourth Art competition “Textures & Patterns” started in May 2023 and concluded on June 22, 2023. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain and Norway. The Textures & Patterns theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, ink, pencil, 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 60 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, 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." 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 290 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 347 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits. Her work has graced the covers of 3 books, 32 magazines, including The Best Of Acrylic Fall 2021, cover of the May 2022 Arabella Magazine, & the latest the cover of #20 Hyperrealism Magazine with “Girls Girls Girls”. She has been featured in over 206 international publications. Cher's works have found a permanent home in private and public collections worldwide.
Robert Obier - Industrial Icon
(mixed media on wood)
35'' x 20 x 5''
Robert Obier is an award winning artist. His work as an architect/designer/illustrator has been featured in numerous exhibitions, magazines and web articles. His high tech sculptural designs have appeared on network television and were selected for a “location shoot” in a major motion picture. His range of eclectic influences include the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the explorations of geometry in nature by Andy Goldsworthy and the theatrical creations of Industrial light and Magic for a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away. His work explores the intersections and obscures the boundaries between architecture, industrial design and art. Each piece is as much a realization of an abstract design concept as it is a unique work of three-dimensional art. The final sculpted artwork is derived from an initial “hand drawn” sketch. The preliminary shapes are explored and refined through multiple iterations as 3-d computer models. From creation through completion this dichotomy of ‘handmade’ and ‘computer generated’ informs the development and execution of the work. Robert Obier was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he now resides. He received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from LSU in 1981 and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in 2007.
Dreams of Visions series of acrylics. All of us have had waking or sleeping visions that we have hesitated to tell others about for fear of being ridiculed. As you walk through my visions, the interpretation is up to you. Some of the vision represented in this series may come from dreams, spiritual perceptions, trance, mind, or open visions. As an artist, I must face my visions with courage and not hesitate to share what is in my heart and mind. Biography: Linda McCord works in most of the two-dimensional mediums. She was a gallery owner for 10 years, and taught painting and printmaking at her local college. Although self-taught, he has taken numerous international awards, and her art in the collection of museums, churches, hospitals, and colleges. She is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society and California Watercolor Association. McCord says, “I design my art around mathematical concepts rather than emotion.”