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.

"Open" 2017 Show

This show will run January 1-31, 2017. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 76 accepted entries and they came from 14 different states in the USA and 9 other countries: Canada, France, Georgia, India, Korea, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, charcoal, gouache, marker, mixed media, mosaic, oil, paper, pastel, pen & ink, pencil/graphite/colored, photography, printmaking, spray paint, tempera, 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, as well as relating to the theme, 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 the entry fees from this show to Feed the Children. Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. For more information about them, please visit Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Feed the Children. 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.

The Clockmaker

This is but a brief tale of the boasting Craftsman Tick Tock man. He boasted to all, that being the greatest of all craftsmen, he would prove it by making all the London clocks chime on time, one perfect chime. But he has a secret. He hates music.

“Music is the sound of imperfection!” he claims.

“But the perfect chime will eradicate music!”

There was a man who made the clocks Tock and tick and tick and tock. But on the hour he couldn’t get Those clocks to chime right on time Chime one single perfect chime.

Then came the day the old man died And found in heaven no tick nor tock Nor any hand on any clock. In heaven you see, there is no time. And as such no perfect chime For the boasting craftsman Tick Tock man.

The idea came to Troy when working as an artist of the streets of London. He would hear the many London clocks chiming one o’clock around him. Since they would usually take a period of about five minutes to chime one o’clock he wondered if it was possible for a clockmaker to make them all chime together.

Completed in 2003, the original, a pastel on paper (40” x 30”) was hung in the American Horological Museum in Pennsylvania for a period of six months. Tony was also offered an original Andrew Wyeth in exchange for The Clockmaker, but thankfully he refused. It now resides in the artist’s Ocean City, N.J. Art Gallery along with a vast array of his other works. Prints of his work can be purchased from his etsy site-

" I was born and raised in South Korea. I have lived and studied in New York for over 20 years. When I was child I was inspired by my father, who was an artist and art professor in South Korea.

My toys were crayons, pencils and paper. Creating something on a piece of clean white paper was a fascinating experience.

I went to Ewha Women’s University and obtained my BFA in 1993. After undergraduate in Seoul, Korea, I came to New York and I attended Pratt Institute for my MFA (1996).

I have a strong Korean cultural art expression that has been influenced by the American culture. If someone asked me about the specific differences between two different cultural forms, I would answer that it would be variety.

Every detail of diversity and variety of cultures and life are becoming the metaphor of my works.

Recently I lost an Aunt in my family, this has inspired me to a “Life & Death” theme. My work expresses the aging of life. The winkles on the old hand implies many metaphors.

In my works I try to transmit the depth of metaphor to the observers by using my own artistic language. I am very passionate artist and I thank God for my capability to express my message in various medium.

“This pastel portrait, drawn from life, refers to our international situation concerning refugees. The results of the recent US Presidential election shocked me into the realization of how divided our country is on core values, like the ones inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, by the poet Emma Lazarus: '…Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!' Similar developments in England and Germany have made me very aware of and sensitive to this dilemma. The stormy weather represents our current political atmosphere.The woman in the portrait has a tear, but more so a look of determination to not forget these values. The headband is meant as a symbol of “getting to work” to address these issues, and the Statue of Liberty in the background is to remind us that we are all working for unity, brotherhood, freedom and love.

As an artist I work from life, mostly in pastel portraiture and classical figure drawing. My commitment to passing on the tradition of life drawing is why I founded, my drawing Atelier. I encourage you to take time to observe the natural world around you, to draw from life, and to have faith in your work. Working from life connects us to it, and ultimately to each other. For more of my work and background, please visit


"Taking Life As It Comes" (organic soft pastels) by J Howard

Open 2017 Show

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