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" 2023 Show

This show will run March 1-31, 2023. It is a small, but spectacular, show and received multiple accepted entries from 13 states in the USA. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, colored pencil, mixed media, needle felt, 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, also contributed to our decision. 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.

I am a primarily self-taught photographer who migrated from film to digital photography about fifteen years ago. After retiring from a professional management career, I have more actively explored the technical and creative sides of this media. Most recently I have begun exploring digital collages as a means of expression.

I am attracted to a wide variety of subjects ranging from natural landscapes, botanicals and wildlife to images that provide either abstract expression or social commentary. I am interested in sharing images that evoke a story of some kind. Images may be simply documentary, reflect a sense of time and place, or resonate on a more abstract level of color, shape or form. Others provoke an indefinable question that does not readily yield answers without further study and reflection.

I have exhibited widely and have earned recognition in local, regional, and national exhibitions. My photographs are also included in several corporate and private collections.

Most often I am drawn back to images created while wandering through the back roads and small towns of the upper Midwest. These images of architecture, commerce and social life often reflect a mixture of nostalgia and a changing set of forces that shape life in the heartlands. This photo was taken near Ouray, Colorado in the late afternoon at approximately 12,000 feet of altitude. This setting gave us the unique perspective of looking down on thunderstorm clouds growing in an adjacent valley and reinforced the sense of scale and grandeur typical of high mountain terrain.

I’ve been making art seriously for about 15 years give or take. I started with graphite, like many artists. It suited my purposes, but I was just exploring the medium, I wasn’t serious, I didn’t have a story to tell or emotions to convey. I dabbled with pen, scratchboard, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic. I was an excellent draftsman from the get-go. I suppose I can thank my parents for that, both are artists themselves, the artistic gene passed down to me.

I remember when I fell in love with oils. It was my junior year of college, I was taking an illustration class, and the professor guided me and the other students well. It was a forgiving medium, and by nature I was drawn to that. It unburdened me from having to be perfect. It was like painting with butter. I liked that I could modify the color an infinite number of ways, through linseed oils, paint thinner, the type of brush, you name it. I liked that it never lied to me. The color I put down was the color it dried as.

For all my work, I draw heavily from references gathered, such as pictures I take of the subject matter. Sometimes I use a 3d modelling software known as Zbrush to compose scenes in a virtual space that I can then set lighting to and use as reference as well. I used this process for “The Culture Matures”.

At this point I’m no trying to make grand statements or bare my soul or any of that. What I want to do is make art that challenges and asks questions of unexamined assumptions.

I am a retired architect who always concentrated on the artistic aspects of architecture. I was self-taught as an artist from an early age originally working in oil painting and sculpture and then transitioned to watercolors.

Since retiring from architecture a few years ago I joined the Art Students League of NY and have been very involved at the league. One of my colleagues at the league, Pamela, recommended that I enter my piece “ The World Came to a Standstill “ into this competition. I am grateful to her for that recommendation. Currently my art consists of a combination of multi media with technology. I use computer and cell phone technology for my digital work. I also continue my other work in sculpture, collages and painting using recycled materials as well as acrylics and watercolors.

The piece I submitted is especially significant to me as a historic and sad time in history. The planes parked and not moving are symbolic of the world at that time.

I may be contacted at anytime at

Honorable Mention


"Florida Sunset"


by Carol Gooberman


"Atlantic Tempest"


by Christine O'Dell-Ferguson


"Skies" 2023 Show

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