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.

"New Beginnings" 2014 Show

Our grand opening show runs September 1-30, 2014. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work for “New Beginnings” and we were pleased with the response we received. (68 works entered and 64 accepted) Multiple accepted entries came from 16 different states in the United States, Canada, India, and Russian Federation. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed, photography, digital, pastel, collage, charcoal, ink, wood, and spray paint. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as clarity of 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 present a check to Habitat for Humanity with 10% of all entry fees from this show. Click here to see more about our donation. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else. Please visit for more information about Habitat for Humanity.

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

"India "MODI"fied" (collage-wheat sticks) by Ramesh Baheti

"India "MODI"fied" (collage-wheat sticks) by Ramesh Baheti
Best of Show

    On 16th May 2014, Indians voted for New development, new governance and new stability. India’s 814 million eligible voters booted out to give New Beginning to India Modi promised new administration, clear policy, business- friendliness, poverty amelioration, revamped taxation and political will that will kick start growth and manufacturing, streamline infrastructure, and expand agriculture.

      This portrait of India’s PM Narendra Modi is made of many lacs of roasted wheat sticks, different shades are achieved in it by roasting or burning the wheat sticks on different temperature. This portrait is made without using any colors or chemicals. Zero effects on nature and with zero defects .This is a new media & a new Era for portraits. These wheat sticks represents Indians some are small, some are big, some are white, where as, some are black, which represents diversity in India. When they came together, they became a new Power, a new Government, and a New India. Hopes of new success and new development. People feel it is a new beginning for India. Modi will modify India. We can say India MODIfied.

     I am G.D Art by profession from Government School of Arts, Aurangabad (Maharashtra),India of 1978-79 batch. I started working and experimenting on this since college days, but professionally I started working on this from last 15 years.This special art of portrait called “Roasted wheat sticks” art has come up from using agricultural waste of “Wheat lids”. Usually wheat lids are not usable in any other manner when the grain is extracted. The lids are given accurate color and tone by a quick flame process. In this the individual lids are heated in the vicinity of direct flame to effect it into an expected shades . The lids are stick in layers by a special raisin resulting in Sepia effect.

-Ramesh Baheti

First Place

"Twilight" (oil and acrylic on canvas) by Rahileh Rokhsari

"Twilight" (oil and acrylic on canvas) by Rahileh Rokhsari
First Place

     The whole painting process for me represents a full life cycle. It is born with the first brush stroke and dies with the last. At the end, after I put on my signature, I whisper to myself that “in the next painting I will start in a different way“.

     This painting is from my "Rumi on Canvas" collection that tries to visually represent, using the whirling dervishes, the centuries old and deeply spiritual poems of Rumi. "Twilight" is the new beginning for the soul, in Rumi's poetry

     I was born in Iran and started my professional painting career after I graduated from college with a Physics degree. Over the last 15 years, I have lived and painted in Iran, India, Malaysia and Turkey and have recently started to show my work in the US at the Longworth gallery in Santa Fe, NM ( I have worked primarily in the oil and acrylic on canvas medium but with a variety of techniques and styles that can be found on my website ( I continually reinvent myself and experiment to end each painting with a new beginning. Please follow me on my facebook page (

-Rahileh Rokhsari

Second Place

"Rigs" (oil on canvas) by Tony Havrilla

"Rigs" (oil on canvas) by Tony Havrilla
Second Place

I am an American painter currently working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I studied at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 2012-2014 where I obtained a BA in studio arts with a concentration in painting.

My work often involves a limited color palette and an exaggerated feeling of movement. When looking for things to paint I search for images that convey an inherent sense of movement. In the case of Rigs I was drawn to the perspective of the oil platform and the way it interacted with the ocean surrounding it. The image to me is very striking because of the vast emptiness of the ocean and the imposing platform breaking the horizon. When creating the painting then the interaction between sky, horizon, and platform were all very important to me as tools to replicate the imposing nature of this structure on the viewer.

-Tony Havrilla


"Summer Garden" (pressed flower art) by Kate Chu

"Summer Garden" (pressed flower art)

by Kate Chu

"Dawn of a New Day" (photography archival pigment print on cotton rag) by Dave Hammaker

"Dawn of a New Day" (photography archival pigement print on cotton rag)

by Dave Hammaker

"Temptation with Fruit" (ink and tempera on paper) by Lola Lonli

"Temptation with Fruit" (ink and tempera on paper)

by Lola Lonli

"Creation" (acrylic/mixed mediums ) by Kathy Linden

"Creation" (acrylic/mixed mediums)

by Kathy Linden

New Beginnings Show- (click on any image for more details or to view in gallery style)

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