Botanicals 2017 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.

"Botanicals" 2017 Show

This show will run August 1-31, 2017. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 91 accepted entries and they came from 14 different states in the USA and 5 other countries: Belarus, Canada, India, Russia, and Taiwan. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, charcoal, digital drawing/painting, fabric, gouache, linocut, mixed media, oil, photography, 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 The Nature Conservancy. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with The Nature Conservancy. 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.



Best of Show


Born in India, in Pune, which is a cultural and educational city, Myself, Nilima Bhosekar am a self-taught collage artist and a graduate in Architecture from Pune University. I started my practice as an architect and landscape designer with my husband Vikas Bhosekar, a landscape architect.

From the very beginning we were entrusted with mega scale projects and have consequently won various awards and accolades for excellence in Landscape Architecture.

Right from childhood, I had an inclination for drawing and coloring. Living in a joint family, I learnt from my aunt various arts and crafts like Rangoli (Sand Art), making delicate paper cut works and experimenting with new materials.

Later on during my study of architecture I got acquainted with various aspects and approach to design.

Love for fabrics led me to dwell and create images of landscape on canvas by sticking with glue numerous pieces of fabric of various colors and textures.

Besides fabric I make use of no other medium like paint or watercolor. Since fabric is a very rigid material every new piece of work is challenging. While my profession always got me closer to nature, what started as a hobby is now my passion.

Inspired by nature, my aim is to recreate the images which have a lasting impact on myself.

THE GOLDEN GRASS: The golden grass is thriving close to the shimmering waters of the lake in divine perfection.


First Place


Kathy Brady splits her time between the Bronx, where she grew up, and the Catskill Mountains, New York.  She is a rare middle brained person so she appreciates and understands the practical, logical side of life as well as the beautiful, ethereal world of the artist.  Kathy currently works in Connecticut for an investment advisor, Colchester Investment Counsel, and while she enjoys the intensity of the stock market, her artistic side yearns for the creative realm.   

Kathy has had a lifelong love of photography and her style is simple and natural but passionate.  Self-taught, her favorite subjects are animals and nature.  She enjoys getting to know each creature, up close and personal through the lens, and revealing something deeper in the resulting photo.

Kathy is a fan of Canon equipment and carries a number of cameras and lenses as long as she has one at hand at all times – as you just never know when an opportunity will present itself.  The eye behind the lens matters as much as the subject in front of it.  Kathy is greatly inspired by wild animals and loves when they trust her enough to let her take their picture; they seem to sense she will do no harm to them.  Kathy hopes her photographs ignite a deeper appreciation of the emotions and unique qualities in all the living creatures God put in the world.  “See the world differently” is her motto.

Kathy’s photography has won multiple awards and has appeared in physical galleries as well as online exhibits.  Her work has been shown at “Colors of Humanity Art Gallery,” “Fusion Art” in Palm Springs, CA, “1650 Gallery” in Los Angeles, CA, “The Gallery in the Park” at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Westchester NY, “Gallery MC” in New York City, and “Shoot the Frame’s Shoot the Wild”.

Kathy is a “Wildlife Conservation Society’s Wild View” Top Contributor and has been featured several times.  She is also a Curator for “View Bug” and has had her photos displayed several times on their opening page and on their Wall of Fame.  Kathy has been invited many times to write for “View Bug’s Behind the Lens” series for their blog and social media.  She has been a finalist in numerous “View Bug” international contests and is in their top 10% of popular photographers.




Elizabeth Burin is an independent artist working in Baltimore, Maryland. She turned to studio art after a career as an art historian, earing a Certificate of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her inspiration derives from her travels and above all from nature's infinite variety of forms. She is particularly drawn to the fluid and luminous medium of watercolor, likes to layer transparent pigments to achieve brilliance, and often returns to a subject to enhance a coloristic effect. She is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and exhibits frequently in Maryland and online.


Honorable Mention


Noteworthy

"Apples"

(acrylic on board)

by Marina Alaeva

https://www.instagram.com/m.a.rtist/

"474"

(digital photography)

by Jim Klausen

http://www.jimklausen-images.com

"The fragrance of silence"

(photography)

by Elena Serebryakova

www.elenaserebryakova.com

"Glow"

(digital photography)

by Sonia Suter 

http://soniasuter.zenfolio.com/

$150

"Pink Hibiscus"

(photography)

by Mac Titmus 

http://augustusmac.com

$750

"Lilac"

(oil)

by Marina Zurkanaeva

marinazurkan@yandex.ru


"Botanicals" 2017 Show

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