Skies 2015 Show - Colors of Humanity Art Gallery

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.

"Skies" 2015 Show

This show will run March 1-31, 2015. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work and we were pleased with the response we received. There were 66 accepted works and they came from 15 different states in the USA and 6 other countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Singapore, and Slovakia. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, pastel, and photography. 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 the 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 SERRV International. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else. Serrv is a nonprofit organization with 65 years of experience in fair trade and international development. They create and maintain long-term, direct partnerships with over 70 disadvantaged artisan and farmer cooperatives and small-scale organizations around the world. In addition to developing product collections, they collaborate with their partners in creating and maintaining programs focused on women's empowerment, skills trainings, sustainable community resource development, and more. Through their work in fair trade, artisans and farmers are able to lift themselves and their families out of poverty, and the benefits ripple out to build strong communities. Please visit http://www.serrv.org/ for more information.


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

"SKY #2" (archival print) by Kenneth Kaplowitz

2015 Best of Show
$400
kennethkaplowitz@hotmail.com

"I carry a camera in a belt pouch so I can take photos wherever I go. I was concentrating on clouds that autumn and had been looking for faces and animals for months. I just happened to look up this particular day while walking from my car to a local electronics store and saw these monumental clouds just begging to be captured. Nothing was changed in Photoshop although I do use manipulations in other works.

My mother first encouraged me to create art after I drew my first crayon horse and I have been pursuing art my entire life. This has included drawing, painting, sculpture as well as photography -which began in college. I also have the privilege of teaching Art in the Department of Art and Art History at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey."     -Kenneth Kaplowitz


"After many years as a television news cameraman I find that it is a lot less stressful (but more challenging) to shoot one frame of a beautiful subject rather than 30 frames in one second of a political candidate, or a news conference, or whatever the subject might have been. Plus the still photography is a lot more fun!

In the case of this photograph, of course, I had nothing to do with the magnificent power of the sky. My goal then was to not only document its power and beauty but to make sure I gave an accurate portrayal of how it looked to my eye and how it felt to be there."     -John MacKenzie


Second Place

"moving east" (oil on canvas) by Andrew Verhoeckx

Second Place
$4000
andrewverhoeckx@hotmail.com


Andrew Verhoeckx received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield hill M.I. in 2004 and has shown his paintings from Los Angles to New York City and in between over the past ten years. Andrew has been a recipient of many awards for his highly realistic paintings over the years. Latest being Best of Show at the Todmorden Mils Papermill Gallery in Toronto. He also received the Elizabeth Greenshield foundation Grant for his current paintings “East of Eden”.


In the painting "Moving East" the buildings are resolutely defined in the foreground but all is not well. We see only the tops of the builds, which we may assume to be majestic pieces of architecture, but we do not see where these buildings meet the ground. Where are the foundations? Are they rooted in the natural world? these buildings, which are without foundations are overwhelmed by the overcast clouds of the sky. We see these majestic and towering buildings easily dwarfed by the natural world. As high in the sky as they may go, the sky itself is higher still. It can rain down on these edifices at any time. the human realm, for all its ambition, cannot reach the heights of the natural world. The painting asks us to consider how the human world relates to the natural world and what lessons we might take from such juxtaposition



Noteworthy

"the day after"

(photography)

by Ulrike Asamer

800€

http://www.ulrikeasamer.at


"CLOUDY WATER"

(photography)

by Ed Chalom

eddiechalom@aol.com



"Halo"

(oil on canvas)

by Cap Pannell

$1650

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/cap-pannell.html


"Morning 2523"

(digital photography)

by Michael Przekop

http://MVPrzekopPhotography.com



"Silver Lining"

(charcoal)

by Dan Pyle

$1200

http://danpyleartist.com/



"Skies" 2015 Show- (click on any image for more details)

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