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.

"Wet Paint" 2020 Show

This show will run September 1-30, 2020. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 116 accepted entries and they came from 14 different states in the USA, plus Washington D.C., as well as 11 other locations: Armenia, Canada, China, Germany, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, encaustic, gouache, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, 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, 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 Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. For more information about Habitat for Humanity, please visit their website https://www.habitat.org/. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Habitat for Humanity. 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 began oil painting at 12 years old, when I was introduced to it by my aunt. As a teenager, I fell in love with the contained precision of the Dutch still-life masters, with their luminous texture, pattern, reflection, and detail. When I was certain I wanted to study painting full-time, I attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago to obtain my Bachelor’s degree, followed by Goldsmiths College in London for my Master’s. I began to make still-lifes that focus on domestic interiors and collections of objects people have acquired. Subjects in my paintings range from display shelves and room corners to doll houses, mantelpieces, and cabinets of curiosities. Objects on these surfaces generally include handmade items, plastic consumer goods, souvenirs, artwork, lockets, toys, and photographs.

My newest works consider vanitas in a modern conceit, reflecting on the Covid-19 pandemic. In a traditional sense, vanitas alludes to themes of plague, desperation, dehumanization, and loss. Although I have previously looked in this direction for inspiration, these historical paintings of the fleeting world feel more immediate to me than ever. I now see them as compassionate pictures rather than merely ones of dark, glittering glamour. I am also finding vanitas in my  

everyday surroundings, from the foods I wash in my sink to the items I stock in my freezer box. For this series, I have accumulated photos that colleagues, friends, and family have been asked to snap of foods and items they have stocked, including their domestic and refrigerator interiors.


First Place


-Born in 1973 in the ancient city of Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia

-Graduated from Bayannaoer Art College in 1994

-Classic Club CLATIA Signed Artist

-Member of China Minority Art Promotion Association

-Member of Beijing Dongcheng Artists Association

-Secretary-General of Art Committee and Jury of Art Committee of China Academy of Art

-Member of Oil Painting Committee of Beijing Academy of Fine Arts

-Distinguished painter of Beijing Chunyaxuan Painting and Calligraphy Academy


"State No. 3" - This painting depicts an old woman of the Kazakh nationality, in an inadvertent moment of action. This state is the most real and natural for a person. I used the expression of subtracting some colors. Convey an indescribable sense of beauty!


Second Place


"Anna Zigel is a painter and interior designer who was born in 1989 in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.In 1995, she moved with her family to Kiev, where she lives and works to this day.

Anna became interested in painting from early childhood. In 2011, she graduated from Kiev National University of Culture and Arts, where she studied architectural design. Within the framework of the curriculum, she also studied painting and drawing and developed mural painting techniques. In 2011, Anna painted the walls of a small orthodox church in a neighborhood in Kiev. The following year, she painted a building facade in the city of Hannover, Germany. This work won 2nd place in the municipal competition of facades in 2013. Her piece "One world is One heart" was selected for the 2019 "Embracing Our Differences" exhibition and also won 1st place in the adult category.


Honorable Mention


Noteworthy

"Luxary of the landscape"

(oil on canvas)

by Alexey Anikin

https://aleksey-anikin.art

$1200

"Seeing Is Believing"

(oil on paper bags and foil, affixed to canvas)

by Heidi Brueckner

http://heidibrueckner.com

$2000

"In the narrow streets of the Baltic"

(oil on canvas)

by Olga Onopko

mollify@mail.ru

NFS

"Musicians"

(oil on canvas)

by Zimina Tatiana

ziminatania@gmail.com


"Wet Paint" 2020 Show

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