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" 2020 Show

This show will run March 1-31, 2020. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 60 accepted works and they came from 13 different states in the USA as well as 7 other locations: Canada, Malaysia, Panama, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, digital, gouache, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, photography, printmaking, 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 http://www.serrv.org/. 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.


Best of Show


Rina Airis, Russia. Rina was born in Samara. She has studied in the following Art schools: Art school No. 2, "Klodt's House" Art school, Art school no. 4. She has been educated on the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Samara State university of Social Sciences and Education and has also got a diploma with honours at Samara State institute of Culture. Moreover, Rina is a graduate of an aerography school. A painter, a layout artist, a designer, an airbrush artist (paintings on vehicles and other surfaces) - it is by far not the full range of the artistic fields which Irina has managed to succeed in.

In her works the artist uses various materials, methods and techniques while combining and intertwining them perfectly. Rina gives preference to the mixed technique. Not setting any boundaries in her artwork, the artist outpours her heart and soul onto a sheet, a canvas or any other surface and lets the lines dance their own dance. Rina puts special emphasis on book illustrations (being an author of the illustrations for V. Pelevin’s novels, children books, collections of scientific works and other publications).

The effects of ephemerality, elusiveness and layering, the unusual manner of execution and a unique author’s style make the artist’s works inimitable and recognizable. Her graphic and pictorial arts are intuitive and create a peculiar world, which is filled with feelings and emotions and that charms and attracts a viewer. In the artist’s opinion, you can find inspiration in everything: in people, nature, time and space, life moments and dreams. One should just look around. These are the inspirational moments which Irina catches, and transfers them onto paper or a canvas and creates absolutely incredible, sensitive pieces of art.

Rina is the participant of city and provincial, group and solo, regional, Russian national and international exhibitions. She has got lots of awards and diplomas. Her artworks are exhibited in the galleries, companies’ and private people’ collections in Russia and overseas. She has cooperated with Morgan (Germany), Sberbank (Russia), MTS (Russia), different publishing houses, advertising agencies and organizations.

“I have always wanted something of my own, which is different from university programs and anything existing, I have always longed for something that is impossible to duplicate. Painting for me is an opportunity to vent my feelings onto something. I do not strive to assign an extra deep sense to my works or to define the world with them, I just really enjoy drawing. It is a kind of meditation. It is a state of being that goes beyond the borders; this is my interpretation of the world. I never set any boundaries for my art and never give any exact definitions to it. My art is always a thrilling experiment. Indeed, who else are we but experiments in this world?”



Bruce Rolff is an artist from NJ USA.

Art has always been part of my life. I was surrounded by artists as a child. My late brother and my sister were/are both artists. My brother always had lots of artist friends around too. Art intrigued me even then.

I have been creating Art ever since I was that child. I first started making little 3 legged figurines with removable heads and little dioramas of Egyptian tombs as a child. As a teen with many compliments and encouragement from my art teacher I was making metal sculptures in metal shop and working with clay. After high school I was creating minimalist abstract drawings on paper, then abstracts with spray paint and pastels. I did some paintings too by brush, mostly abstract and minimalist art. I also have been interested in photography throughout my adult years.

I've won a few awards and sold images at various art fairs and festivals over the years. I have been a full time artist for around 15 years after I took the leap out of corporate and into my current life.

Many of my images come about really quite organically. I often start with an idea and while in the midst of creating I often have more ideas for variations or completely new ideas. The work just flows from one to another.

I use many programs and I am always on the lookout for new programs and techniques. Always trying to be on the cutting edge. The tool that I mostly use is Photoshop. But also 3D programs, fractal programs, painting software and more. I have even gone to the point of doing some minor coding using something called "Processing" to create elements for my images.

When it comes to art style. What I love to do best are ethereal, sci fi, conceptual, magical, fantasy, surreal and contemporary. It’s always evolving.

As an artist, I continue to explore and try new things for my Art. I like to push things to the edges including my use of software. I push my software to the edges of what they are capable of and sometimes use them in ways the creators may not have fully intended. For example at one point I was creating images in Photoshop that most people thought were created in 3D software.

For me art is an instrument to convey messages that sometimes words cannot explain. I hope that some folk can use my art work not just for aesthetic but also to think about or express the wonders of life, after life, imagination, the universe and it’s divinity and much more. For me art is my life, my work, a deep love and many other things.

This image, "Night Flight" is actually part of a reworking of an older concept of ideas in flight.

The idea of freeing the mind and imagination to fly freely. Here a concept takes flight deep in the night, which is when I do most of my work. The idea carries its own illumination as it wings through the sky high among the clouds. Exploring, finding whatever may come before it. Who knows its final destination, its future a mystery.



My first artist experience started in 1993 - in art school at Ukraine. It was art school for kids and teenagers. I finished it in 1997, after that art was only like a hobby. I had a period of oil painting, graphic, polymer clay sculpture. In early 2019 I started to educate watercolor in Art school in Taganrog (Russia). But also I was working with paper cut, sketching. Right now I mostly prefer mixed technic and graphic art.

About "Sky Fishermen"

When I was a child, some days I was sitting and looking on sunset. And I think - what if it’s not just skies but a river with golden water. And this water can wash away our problems, fears and give us warm, love and calmness. Young girl looks on sky fishermen and thinks about your inner river.



Honorable Mention


Noteworthy

"Presence"

(oil on canvas)

by Monika Csanyi

https://monikaharmundcsanyi.com/


"Metropolitan Camouflage"

(photography)

by Zeb Lund 

zebulunjlund@gmail.com


"Cloud Nine"

(photography)

by Angela Manganelli

http://dribbble.com/artamanganelli


"Misty River"

(acrylic)

by Judy Phearson

http://www.Judyphearson.com

NFS


"Twilight in the Meshchersky Forest"

(pastel)

by Nataliya Protchenko

https://www.instagram.com/nataliyaprotchenko/

$2000


“Cycle.Yggdrasills” PART1

(wood, gold, silver, oil)

by Oleksandr Serdiuk

https://www.facebook.com/serdyukart/

$500



"Skies" 2020 Show

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