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" 2022 Show

This show will run March 1-31, 2022. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 91 accepted works and they came from 11 different states in the USA plus the District of Columbia, as well as 11 other locations: Belarus, Canada, China, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Spain, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, colored pencil, digital, fiber art, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, stained glass, 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.

Best of Show

"Irkutsk Planes. Transport Аn-12" (oil on canvas) by Alexander Boykora
Full collection of 29 paintings (price negotiable)

I was born in Siberia, in the town of Kirensk, in the family of a pilot of civil airlines. Hence, the love of aviation instilled from childhood and the craving for the sky: I jumped with a parachute, did hang gliding and paragliding. I graduated from a technical university with a degree in Aircraft Engineering and the Department of easel painting and Graphics of the Correspondence University of Arts. I have been drawing since childhood, a member of the Professional Union of Artists of Russia, an honorary member of the International Academy of Contemporary Art, winner of national and international competitions in the field of animation, decorative and applied art, design and painting. I prefer to work in the style of realism, I love the Russian village, old Irkutsk, Baikal, mountains and aviation.

About work

This painting is part of a project to create a complete pictorial gallery (29 paintings) of aviation products produced by the Irkutsk Aircraft Factory. The plot of the picture is based on a fragment of army everyday life at the moment when a military unit leaves the Antonov - 12 aircraft cabin from a height of 800 meters. The AN-12 military transport aircraft was produced by the Irkutsk Aircraft Factory in 1957-1962.

First Place

In a tiny town in Louisiana, with no art programs to speak of, Richelle Dorris found herself copying her older sister's stick figure drawings at a young age (meticulously crafting triangle dresses and circle heads).

Richelle's interests in the artistic field continued to grow as she watched her mother doodle tattoo designs and her father showed her how to draw horses. After graduating high school, she entered the Louisiana Scholars' College at NSU and received her first official drawing lessons. Eager to absorb any knowledge that she had missed out on as a child, she spent most of her time in the studios creating and experimenting.

She further challenged herself by obtaining her Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees over the following years. Through these programs she discovered a love of teaching and is currently pursuing a job as a university professor.

Her primary works are in oil painting and watercolor- often with subject matter that circle back to nature and her hometown. "Missing Piece" plays out a potential consequence of pollution- the loss of natural wildlife. In this case she displays the absence of the bird from its home in the skies. It is relocated and flipped as a removed puzzle piece- leaving the picture unfinished and incomplete. Yet it is not meant to be a painting that conveys only loses. The puzzle piece is being grabbed by the roots of a great tree, referencing a desire to return what has been lost to it's original place. The piece may be missing but it has not been forgotten.

Adaptability. A word and quality that captured my attention quite suddenly. My current work is a visual inspection of qualities I associate with the term while using a range of representational, abstracted, gestural, and nonobjective paintings to explore its meaning. I primarily use natural and organic visuals as my main subjects—forms capable of fluid graceful movements and contorted twists—but there is a certain amount of freedom in addition to the points of tension or stress. While the paintings may be frozen in their compositions, I want them to feel as if they are on the verge of moving on their own—that there is breath and life infused in the work. Each piece is a new attempt at bringing these ideas to life in different ways.

David O’ Flynn @dpoflynn is a collage artist from Co Cork Ireland. His style is his own and it consists of a variety of surreal themes with a vintage flare. He describes creating collage as exploring the world of imagination taking the audience out of reality.

He started drawing at a young age and later started to sketch and paint. In recent years he stumbled across digital collage art and got inspired by other artists in this medium and through various tools he taught himself how to do it. This is his favourite kind of art to do. 'I get images and ideas in my head and I have no idea where they come from, it's weird'. He continues to include as many of his own sketches into his work and explore other aspects of art.

He describes Collage as an ideal way to get in touch and express a feeling and to share it with the world, happiness, love, suffering, struggles, fears, hopes, provide general awareness and belief to support a cause whatever it might be. It allows people from all over the world to connect through art and communicate their experiences, message and hopes for the future.

Honorable Mention


"Reflected Rainbow"


by Amy Hollan


"Reflection of the Cosmos"

(oil on canvas)

by Irina Novikova


"Night Sky"


by Christine O'Dell-Ferguson



(oil on canvas)

by Elena Borisenko


"Skies" 2022 Show

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