Our fourth Art competition “Landscapes” started in January 2023 and concluded on February 23, 2023. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Austria and Taiwan. The Landscpapes theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink, pencil, digital art, 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 89 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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Pierre Guerin - Canyonlands
I originally studied photography in the late 70's, back in the days of film, darkrooms, enlargers and chemicals. For the past 10 years, I've been shooting digital. During the last year, I have been studying with pro photographer Serge Ramelli. I specialize in Landscape Photography.
John Wong - Impression of Yosemite
(ink and color on rice paper)
40'' x 59''
John Wong who'd like to refer to himself as a big "Ink Maniac", was born in Hong Kong in 1951. At 15 years old, he learned western painting from Ng Wang Kong. Since 1985, John started to learn Chinese ink art from the experienced artists including Ho Choi On Hung Hoi, Wong Ling Yu, Chui Tsz Hung, Wong Hau Kwai, Chan Shing Kou and Raymond Fung Wing Kee. He learned calligraphy from Chan Man Kit. John graduated from the Diploma Programme in Chinese Ink Painting from SPACE In 2003 and participated In the Modern lnk Painting Programme at Chinese University of Hong Kong. To promote modern ink art, he founded an ink art association "Thinkers" and serves as an executive committee member of Art Image Society and Art Link club. He is also a member of Hong Kong Artists Association and Hong Kong Modem Ink Painting Society. In his youth, John used to work on the Royal Navy's worship for five years and thus his life started to be intertwined with the sea. His sincere passion for the sea continuously inspired his creativity and through the medium of "New Ink", an experimental new way to apply the traditional Chinese ink art skills and present with the concept of western contemporary art. John has found a proper way to express it. His steady and solid brush interestingly shows a vivid and light character. Recently, he invented a new technique "Breaking Force of Light".
Marjorie Moskowitz - Queen Annes Lace II
oil on canvas
48'' x 36''
Marjorie Moskowitz, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, holds a B.S in Business, a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been represented by galleries, in the Midwest, the East and West Coasts. Her work has been widely collected and is part of many private and public collections. She currently lives in and maintains her studio in Southern California. My paintings examine mark making, the nuances of color and light in nature, involving the close observation of aspects of landscape and the amplification of these images. They magnify a moment in time, and in nature, when plants are at the peak of their reproductive cycle and are fully asserting their seductive beauty/perfection/ splendor/ripeness. The focus has been on select blooms to show the importance of their smallest components. New work will explore their place in a larger landscape.