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.

"Water" 2016 show

This show will run June 1-30, 2016. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 106 accepted entries came from 18 different states in the USA and 9 other countries: Australia, Belarus, Canada, Germany, Korea, Norway, Russian Federation, Spain, and United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, colored pencil, digital, encaustic, glass, graphite, latex, linocut, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, silver leaf, 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 Water Project. The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing sustainable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. For more information about them, please visit their website Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with The Water Project. 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

"Golf in the rain" (oil on canvas) by Nadya Milos
2016 Best of Show

For as far as I can remember, I have always painted... I just love colors. When I see rich, distinctive color chords, my soul truly feels and emphasizes with it. In nature, I am attracted to the change in weather and the time of day. It’s often short in time, but very expressive in an artistic form.

As the basis for my paintings, I use natural scenery because it inspires and enriches me. Through the scenery, I want to convey the mood and feelings as well as the reflection of nature in the human heart. In the portraits, I strive to capture the personality of the individual as much as possible to reflect the image that I have of that person from seeing and interacting with him/her. After all, man is versatile and it is hard to understand a person fully and reveal all this versatility. However, in my paintings, I try to make him come alive and portray his feelings and worries.

I teach fine art to children and adults in art schools. I try to educate my students to see the colors in the world around us and is pleased to see their success. I hope that they will become great artists. 

I travel to different cities in Russia with my students, exhibiting our work at different galleries,  art shows and museums.

-Nadya Milos with Larus Gallery

Sonia Suter is a professor of law at The George Washington University where she teaches and writes about the intersection of law, science, and ethics. She came to photography when she had children and wanted to document their lives. Her favorite subject has always been people, but she has come to love landscape photography as well. Having danced seriously throughout high school, college, and graduate school, she has always been interested in finding the gestures of shape and movement in her photographic subjects, whether people or landscapes.

Recently, Sonia has become enamored with conceptual photography, which allows her to combine her passion for portrait and landscape work with the storytelling she enjoyed as a dancer. She loves the challenge of using photography not simply to record what is, but as a narrative process that involves many of the same aspects of dance performance: the use of sets, costumes, and performers to create a story or mood. This new direction has enriched her experience with landscape photography because she now explores landscapes not only for their beauty but also as potential sets that can help create the right mood or atmosphere for her conceptual work.

Her work has been exhibited in several juried photography shows and has been shown in such locations as the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, and Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo.

Born in Leningrad.

Studied at the Faculty of Monumental Art in St.Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry of Stieglitz.

Graduated from University of Technology and Design as Magister of Design.

Taught composition, 3D and animation in University of Technology and Design.

Worked in advertising agencies as an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, art director.

In 2013, returned to painting. And this is the best decision of my life.

Lives and work in St. Petersburg.

Honorable Mention


"Splash of Lemon"


by Robin Harris


"Water Reflection 5"

(acrylic on canvas)

by Candace Knapp


"Life movement"


by Anna Mingaleva

"Florida Sunrise"

(oil/finger painting)

by Olesya Sytnyk


"With the Tide"


by Kristin Ware


"Salt Flavor"


by Olivia Yanku

"Water" 2016 Show (click on any image for more details)

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