Black and White 2015 Show - Colors of Humanity Art Gallery

The art that is created today is how this time period will be viewed tomorrow. We want to make a difference in the lives of artists as well as a positive change in the world.

"Black and White" 2015 Show

This show will run July 1-31, 2015. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 89 accepted entries and they came from 18 different states in the USA and 9 other countries, Belgium, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, and Venezuela. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, , chalk, charcoal, collage, egg tempra, gouche, graphite, ink, latex, linocut, mixed media, oil, pencil, pen, photography, scratchboard, stain, and watercolor. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, also contributed to our decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.


We were very happy to donate 10% of all entry fees from this show to Heart to Heart International. Heart to Heart International strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and crisis relief worldwide. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else.


Thank you to all the artists who participated! Your talents and skills gave us a diverse body of work to create this attractive show.


Buyers- Please contact the artists directly for sales. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission, it is solely between the buyer and artist. You may find a link to the artist’s website or email address below their work.



I started exploring the concept of Yin/Yang through the use of shadow and light to express duality in a drawing. I decided to create a black and white image, using black paper with white pastel, and the result was Yin/Yang Receding. This model was so expressive, you could feel the anguish of the pose, the history shown in the lines of the face, and the penetrating gaze that draws you into his world. His face tells a story of black and white and I had to capture it.

Biography:

Rose Ann Bernatovich moved to NY when she was six and lived there most of her life. Moving to NY gave her the opportunity to immerse herself in the various museums, on Long Island where she grew up, and in Manhattan.

As far back as she can remember her mother was always encouraging her to draw. She often went to her mother’s part time job in an interior decorating company after school. They soon found out that they could amuse her by giving her a pen or pencil and a pad of paper. She grew up drawing and flipping through books of fabric swatches, totally fascinated by all the brilliant colors.

She kept drawing throughout her life and reached a point where she saw it as an art form, as a means to express herself creatively. She works in oils as well as charcoal rendering portraits and still life paintings and drawings. Creating a portrait is much more than capturing a likeness to her, she strives to capture an essence, some personality trait that she sees or feels in the model. It is a psychological journey as well as an artistic one for her.

Rose Ann studied at the Art Students League in NY where she is now a Lifetime Member. It was there that she honed her skills in classical drawing and painting and met fellow artists that influenced her in many ways artistically. She is a member of the Art League of Long Island and is an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America. She has shown her work in various galleries, exhibitions and museums in NY and has been accepted in International and National shows. Her work can also be found in private collections.




David Griffin was born and raised in Austin, TX. He now lives in Rockdale, TX with his wife Jean, also an artist. They have two grown children.

David studied illustration at Austin Community College and has been a freelance illustrator for the past 25 years. He is now concentrating on fine art.

David has an affinity for rendering nature and wildlife which is a constant theme in his artwork. An important part of David's style is his attention to detail. Scratchboard has become his medium of choice, as it allows David to render his subjects in great detail. David's style has been influenced by 19th and 20th century pen and ink artist. A few of these masters are Gustave Dore’, Howard Pyle, Franklin Booth and Arthur Rackham.

"Predator" is a scratcboard rendering of a red-tailed hawk. David chose to render the hawk because it has such a commanding presence and an intensity that must be admired.





Brut Carniollus is a visual artist and photographer. His work is exhibited an awarded worldwide. Since 2012 he also serves as official photographer of international artist residency Slovenia Open To Art. His website: carniollus.com -excerpt

Brut Carniollus is an excellent photographer, for whom a photograph is a document of time and space, a unique moment in time with it's multilevel and complex dimension. At the same time it is a mean of personal expression, exposing intimate relation with visual reality, conveying both a message and an artistic expression. Brut goes even further using a computer to transform his "recordings of light", his own creative spirit, his own original ideas into a new visual state. Computer is his assistant in transforming subject of his photographic capture into a new, multi-layered reality, very characteristic and artistically interesting. His works are visual sensations revealing author's mastery of technique and technology and a deep sense of artistic sensitivity. He approaches his work in a painterly manner proving time and time again he is a master of colour and space, light and darkness, line and shape, structure, texture and composition. In his collaged visual reinterpretations artist reveals his artistic vision. (excerpt from a text by Anamarija Stibilj Šajn, anamarija@cgsplus.si, ++38641774340, art historian and art critic, in Slovene )

About holding hands: the story behind this one is left to each viewer's own interpretation on purpose.



Noteworthy

"Five Mannequins" (photography) by Deborah Davis

"Five Mannequins"

(photography)

by Deborah Davis

http://deborahdavisdesign.com

$500


"See the world through my eyes" (pen and Ink) by Ona Kingdon

"See the world through my eyes"

(pen and Ink)

by Ona Kingdon

http://www.onak.ca 

$350


"Weary Traveler" (charcoal) by Dan Pyle

"Weary Traveler"

(charcoal)

by Dan Pyle

http://danpyleartist.com/


"Sisters"  (photography) by Victor Sanchez

"Sisters"

(photography)

by Victor Sanchez

kikboyee21@aol.com

$200


"Zappa" (latex) by Billy Tackett

"Zappa"

(latex)

by Billy Tackett

http://www.billytackett.net

$600


"Trio" (gouche on board) by Sheryl Hughes

"Trio" 

(gouche on board)

by Sheryl Hughes

https://www.facebook.com/sherylhughesgalleries 

$2500




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