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" 2017 Show

This show will run March 1-31, 2017. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 94 accepted works and they came from 17 different states in the USA and 12 other countries: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, France, India, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Russia, South Korea, and Ukraine.  A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, collage, digital, etching, mixed media, mosaic, oil, photography, silverpoint, 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 SERRV International. SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. For more information, please visit their website Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with SERRV International. 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.

My name is Yevhen Samuchenko (creative nickname Q-lieb- in). I am travel photographer from Ukraine. Artist of the International Federation Photographic Art . (AFIAP)

Photography - is an important part of my life. I travel a lot and my camera is a my constant companion. Shooting nature, travel, and street scenes, but most of all i was attracted to night scene. Night photos I like for its slow pace - you can break away from the bustle of the day, and because of the long exposure shooting process does not interfere with the contemplation of the starry sky. Watching the magnificent night sky, you feel like a single particle of the Universe. Most of all I like travelling in Nepal and India. I love trekking in Himalayas mountains. It’s realy beautiful place – you can see bright Roerich paints right in real nature in sunset or sunrise, and enjoy clear starry sky at night.

The photo called «Сalmness of eternity», I took in Himalayas, at Gosaikunda mountain lake, on 4400m altitude. I dedicated this picture of my father's memory.

Today, I have been working on a photo project "One day on Mars," which is shooting in an unusual, "cosmic" pond - Kuyalnik Estuary (Ukraine). I shoot this set at night, using the simplest means of photo technique and a simple light, such as a LED flashlight and an external flash. Seven works from this project were exhibited in London (UK) as a part of «Monochrome» exposition in 2016. Now, the project includes 20 photographs that are exhibited in Kiev (UA), as my personal photo exhibition «One day on Mars». You can look this project on my online gallery

I am a finalist and winner of various international photo contests and photo salons. My works have been published in magazines, books and/or online versions of these publishers and media: N-Photo, Bruckmann Publisher, BBC, Story Terrace, BuzzFeed, UNESCO official website, and others. My photographs were awarded a lot of medals and prizes, including 3 FIAP Gold medal, IPA silver, HIPA Merit medal. My photos was exhibited at UK, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and other countries. I am open to any form of creativity and cooperation.

My website:

My fascination with art began at an early age. I remember being in love with the big wide crayons in kindergarten and the way they smelled. My work entices the viewer in and the story then unfolds, for within each work are multi-faceted images, merging, fading, and reappearing, creating an entirely new image, sometimes hidden completely, until the imagination is released. While attending the University of London, the Goldsmith's College, School of Art and Design, I was fortunate enough to have as my professor, Michael Rothenstein, a famous printmaker. His impact on my work as well as on my outlook was profound. I am currently working with Lenticular, creating a moving image by combining three original works into one, thus allowing each image to merge into the next as the viewer walks by. This is created by placing a lens over the combined works.

"Learning to Look is the Vision to See"

About the artist -

Mike Williams is a nature and landscape photographer living in Central New Jersey. As a teen, he set up a darkroom and learned to do his own B&W developing. In high school, he photographed events for the school newspaper and discovered a love for photographing landscapes and architecture on a trip to Italy. Over the years, Mike has continued to work on his skills as a photographer. Now he does exclusively digital photography and primarily makes landscape and nature images. His work has been selected by hospitals for their healing arts programs and has appeared in galleries and juried exhibitions.  

Artist statement -

The challenge for a photographer is to breathe life into a two-dimensional image. It is through the use of light, contrast, color, and composition that an image takes on depth and dimension allowing the viewer to experience the emotion that compelled the photographer to make the image. I strive to give the viewer the sense that they are standing before the scene as I saw it. I hope to share a place and time that I found moving or peaceful, mysterious or enchanting.  

“Blue Ridge Sunrise” was made on a trip to my hometown of Roanoke, Virginia. Just south of the city on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a mountain also named Roanoke. Growing up in the area, I had spent time there and knew the road to the top of the mountain well. I went up the mountain early one June morning hoping to photograph a spectacular sunrise. The sun did rise right on time but, without a cloud in the sky, the images were not so spectacular. I decided to stay a while to enjoy the view and a cup of coffee. After some time had past, I noticed a stream of clouds rolling in overhead from the west. On top of that mountain, I felt as though I could reach up and touch them. The clouds embraced the sun producing the most amazing sunburst while the sun lit the misty fields and forest below. A wide angle lens allowed me to capture the entire scene with flowering milkweed below and trees framing the sky.

Honorable Mention

"Skies" 2017 Show

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