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"Open" 2021 Show

This show will run January 1-31, 2021. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 146 accepted entries and they came from 17 different states in the USA, as well as 12 other locations: Belarus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, digital, graphite, ink, linocut, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, photography, stained glass, 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.

Zhangke Zhou, born in Zhuzhou, Hunan in November 1982, graduated from the Repin Academy of Fine Arts in Russia in 2017 with a diploma (master) and the title of painter. He currently teaches at the School of Art and Design of Southwest Forestry University, a member of the Yunnan Artists Association, a special young painter of the Yunnan Painting Academy, and a member of the Russian Chinese Artists Association.

His works have been selected for domestic and international exhibitions such as the Exchange Exhibition of Young Russian Artists, the Exhibition of Young Russian Artists, the 12th National Watercolor and Pastel Works Exhibition, and the 13th National Art Exhibition. In 2014, he held a solo exhibition of "Jielu" in Lushan, Jiangxi. Many works have been collected by Repin Academy of Fine Arts, Yunnan Art Museum and other domestic and foreign art institutions and individuals.

"Old Bicycle" portrays a traditional three-wheeler with a trailer behind, which was widely used as a vehicle for the commoners and vendors in Beijing during the 20th century. My father used to ride it for his daily commute with me sitting in the trailer as we traveled through the many hutongs in Beijing with no difficulty. This three-wheeler epitomizes the collective memory for the old days and Beijing's traditional hutong culture as it rapidly fades away amid nowadays industrialization and modernization.

Born in 1964, I graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts School of Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. Starting as a full-time designer, I designed and publicized more than 200 philately works from 1991 to 2001, 8 of which won the Best Philately Design Awards. From then on, my career as a painter officially took off during the 10th China Art Exposition, with my five exhibited tempera paintings all bought by Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong. I participated in Zhejiang Merchants Autumn Art Auction and Chinese Realistic Oil Painting A&F Auction in 2007 and 2013, with the tempera paintings "Into the Winter" from the Old Times series and "Green" from the Scattered Triviality series, respectively.

My hometown has been the chief inspiration for most of my works. I primarily paint in the realism genre, and my artworks generally express a sense of nostalgia for the lost Beijing Hutong traditional culture. One of my most meaningful works, "Demolish!" (Old Times Series No.30), depicts a critical realistic scenario with two elders deep in conversation while standing in front of a half-visible word "Demolish" in Chinese. This painting made its appearance in the 20th New Works Exhibition of China Artists Association, along with "Old Wall Root." Approximately ten artworks were selected as model paintings published in official university textbooks. In July 2020, my tempera painting "Play Chess" was chosen in the 107th Annual Exhibition held by Allied Artists of America. In September, my "Monk in Red," tempera on wood board, won 1st place in the 2020 American Art Awards. Later in December, "Asleep Lake", tempera on wood board won Honorable Mention Award among all contest categories in Art Show International Landscape Competition in 2020.

Second Place

Born and grew up in Shanghai, China, Xiaodong “Eric” Li started drawing and painting at an early age. He worked as an art director and illustrator for a newspaper when he was a high school student. Eric obtained art training in drawing and painting at Fudan University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in International Politics and a minor in Fine Art. After graduating from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master’s degree in Information Science, Eric started his career in IT as a web designer and developer. He then incorporated his artistic talent in design work. Eric’s early works were influenced by expressionists and impressionists, such as Edvard Munch and Paul Cézanne, and were known for strong color and composition. Eric has travelled extensively around the world and his trips to over 30 countries have inspired many of his most memorable paintings. Mr. Li is always in search for a new and original manner to express himself in art. He strives to find new forms of self-expression using both contemporary and classic techniques and combines them with his extraordinary style into his works. A significant change in his style occurred in recent years when he started showing a great passion of the neo-classicist style and realistic genre paintings of artists such as William- Adolphe Bouguereau and John William Godward. Eric works very hard to learn practical painting techniques in order to stay up to date in today's changing art market. Currently resides in Houston, Mr. Li is a multi-award winning artist and a member of the Portrait Society of America (PSA), Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS). His works have participated in many national and local art exhibitions, and many of his works have been privately collected.

“Oriental Charm” is oil on wood panel and has dimensions 18 x 24 inches. It depicts a young oriental lady in a red folk costume against a dark background. Her red garments, the delicate adornments across her forehead and in her ears are all sensuous details. The sitter has elegant, wise and rational facial expression, posed in a delicate manner, which is full of intellectual beauty. That is because the sitter in real life is a medical doctor with a PhD degree.

Honorable Mention


"The Art of Being Koi"

(colored pencil)

by Pamela Clements

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"Crying Doctor"

(oil on canvas)

by An Dong


"Harlem Over Third"


by Frank Koran



(oil on canvas)

by Anastasiya Kostyshyn

"Making Peace With The Past"

(mixed media digital art)

by Diamante Lavendar

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"Mine Eyes have Seen"

(oil on panel)

by Karl Melton


"Open for new."


by Inga Mozer


"Grandma's bent hands"

(soft pastel)

by Fabang Pei




by Lewis Isaac Testa


"The ornate trek of divine consciousness"

(oil on hard paper)

by Armin Utreras


"Open" 2021 Show

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