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.

"Human Nature" 2019 Show

This show will run April 1-30, 2019. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 91 accepted entries and they came from 15 different states in the USA and 12 other countries: Belarus, Canada, France, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, conté, encaustic, etching, gouache, graphite, ink, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, 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, 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 entry fees from this show to Your Safe Haven, a nonprofit agency that serves victims of all serious crimes and their families. For more information, please visit their website Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Your Safe Haven. 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

Look into my eyes and know that I could never deceive you, for the eyes are the gateway to the soul. I have seen the best of humanity and the worst of the beast, and know how to differentiate between the two. It is the eyes as they can pierce even the strongest façade.

Compassion is expressed in every living thing, as every living thing owes its existence only to one, and that one is the reason for humanity. Slings & Arrows give the clue, but the answers are many.

Anthony R. Whelihan's work is brilliant in color and wild with imagination. Whelihan studied at the University of Wisconsin Stout and then went on to complete his studies at the University of London, Goldsmith's College, School of Art and Design, under the direction of German printmaker Michael Rothenstein. Whelihan has been commissioned by the NFL, NASCAR, The U.S. Open, Disney, The Bruce Lee Foundation, The Senneh Foundation, Winefest, The U.S. Olympic Ski Team, Loyce Houlton, The Nobel Conference XXX11, Irving Berlin on Broadway, The Judy Garland Museum, PACER, The Jim Thorpe Portrait Commission, and many celebrities in sport, film, music, and theater.

One of the largest commissions to date is the Mural on the Minneapolis Convention Center building, "SEASONS OF THE CITY". Commissioned by Ameriprise Financial, this 5500 square foot mural is on of the largest murals in the world on canvas, 3.5 stories tall, depicting the Seasons of the City and it's diversity.

Whelihan works in watercolor mixed media, silkscreen, lenticular, glass, and crystal. Whelihan is known for his gregariousness and volatility, yet he is also introspective. 

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First Place

"When I was a small child, my father worked as a carpenter. He was a skilled and meticulous craftsman but, he had greater hope. He really wanted to be an artist. For many years, late at night, he would draw and work on lessons from Art Instruction Schools and many of those nights I spent by his side drawing at that same table. All the more fitting when he received his cancer diagnosis a few years ago, I was mid-divorce and an opportunity evolved to move back to my childhood home and become his live-in care giver.

Composing these thoughts and memories I realize, it is at that very same family table I began to create these large graphite drawings. While I have always loved drawing with graphite more than any other medium, it was in this circumstance and stepping into a life re-envisioned I found my authentic voice with nothing but a pencil. Without thinking I began to incorporate the texture you see in these works, unspoken testament to my increasing awareness of the complexity of life and relationship, and the DNA connecting us all - proving we are more alike than not.

In the midst of his cancer and deepening Alzheimers, I titled this piece, “Holding Father’s Hands” but creating is a funny business. In the course of the hundreds of hours it takes to draw in this manner, I have time to contemplate and observe. To puzzle and wonder. It became clear one day that the title was an oversimplification, one favoring my ego and viewpoint. Today, years after his passing, I wonder who was holding who."

Randall Richard Rogers works and creates in St. Paul, Minnesota where he lives with his partner Lisa. In addition to creating art and woodworking, Randall has facilitated monthly Men’s Conversation Circles for the last eight years. Topics vary but focus on the day to day challenges of being human, building an emotional vocabulary, creating community and daring to see one another fearlessly and authentically.

This painting "Croup" is a self portrait of me carrying my daughter outside in the snow. She would get croup every late fall and early spring and she would ultimately have to get steroids to decrease the upper airway swelling. Each night I would take her outside in the cold so she wouldn't cough like a barking seal and breath like Darth Vader. It would decrease the swelling and she would relax and fall back asleep allowing my wife and I to sleep. It was a scary time in our lives and a very rewarding experience. Currently she is 6 and no longer gets croup. But those first couple of years were always edgy.


McGarren Flack is a talented young artist who was introduced to art at Utah Valley University and reached artistic maturity after painting for three years. He started painting in the fall of 2002 at Brigham Young University in the Illustration program. He graduated from BYU in April of 2005. Flack was then accepted into the Masters of Fine Art program at the University of Utah and graduated April 2008. Currently he is a full time painter and professor for Dixie State University.

Flack's professional interest in art started when he saw the John Singer Sargent traveling art show in Washington D.C. He was captivated with the ability Sargent had in producing a scene that came alive and at the same time painted Brava brushstrokes. Flack's inspirations are mostly twentieth century artists like Ander Zorn, John Singer Sargent, JW Waterhouse, Carl Bloch, and P.S. Kroyer.

Most of Flack’s art is created with oil paints, he paints figures, landscapes, and still life’s mostly whatever inspires him. You can view additional art at:

Honorable Mention


"Always Up To Something"

(colored pencil and pastel)

by Nathalie Beck



(acrylic on canvas)

by Lomesh Bodhankar


"Maria Elena"


by Frida Cornelio


"Lady in Blue"

(oil on canvas)

by Taehyub Lee


"Ambiance #5"

(oil on canvas)

by Nadezda Tarasova

"Hey! Turn off the lights!"

(acrylic on canvas)

by Elena Treugolka


(oil on canvas)

by Inna Vetrovavetr


"A State"


by Mariya Zyurkalova

"Human Nature" 2019 Show

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