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.

"Yellow" 2020 Show

This show will run May 1-31, 2020. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 82 accepted entries and they came from 12 different states in the USA as well as 11 other locations: Australia, Belarus, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, colored pencil, digital, egg tempera, marker, mixed media, oil, pen and ink, photography, printmaking, and watercolor. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. 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 Soles4Souls, a nonprofit agency that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Their vision is to disrupt the cycle of poverty. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Soles4Souls. 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.

Born and raised in New York City, USA, 1990. Afaf has managed to balance her career (Engineering) and her Art. She is a self-taught visual artist, a writer, and a poet. She received her bachelor’s degree in Avionics/Electronics Engineering, in 2014 from Vaughn college of Aeronautics and Technology, NYC.

She is a multidisciplinary person who has succeeded in Engineering, while pursuing her talent in art. She started practicing art when she was 7 years old. Afaf has a large collection of paintings, drawings, fashion design sketches, illustration designs, poems, calligraphy, recordings of her speeches and songs. Her artwork reflects much of her timeline. Her talent has exploded during her teenage years, as her parents supported her to fulfill her passion in art.

Along the way, she exhibited her artwork in schools, colleges, and other public venues in her local community. She adopted a strong philosophy through her style of art. She has been involved in community work, through mentoring and educating young women and men. She has a commitment in providing an impact on the children and influencing them to become future leaders.

First Place

"Ballet" (watercolor mixed media) by Anthony Whelihan
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Anthony R. Whelihan has earned the title of Celebrity Portrait Artist with his numerous commissions of celebrities in film, music, sports, and theatre.

Whelihan has done work for the NFL, NASCAR, Disney, The U.S. Open, The Nobel Conference, The Judy Garland Museum, and his largest commission to date, a 5500 square foot mural on the wall of the Minneapolis Convention Center, commissioned by Ameriprise.

Celebrity commissions include B.B. King, Jewel, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, Jim Thorpe, Gladys Knight, Bruce Lee, Dan Marino, and many NFL legends.

Whelihan donates his work to many charitable organizations, raising awareness and needed funds at home in Minneapolis, across the U.S., as well as around the world.

Whelihan studied at U.W. Stout and continued his study under the direction of Michael Rothenstein at the University of London Goldsmith's College School of Art & Design.

Art has been with me since early childhood. Received a diploma in design. But professionally, I began to engage in painting and sculpture after serving in the army. There I met a lot of people and different situations. This made me think about the nature of human thinking, the reason for feelings and actions. I began to master the basics of academic art on my own and I began to Create. My work is an attempt to comprehend that there is a human soul, feelings, voices and drives, where in "homo sapiens" begins "man" and where he drove his inner beast. What I portray is only a metaphor for being and personifying feelings. I am not trying to draw something specific. What you see depends only on your perception and imagination. My inspiration is that which is beyond our reach. For example, once I saw photographs of hadron collider experiments, I saw photographs of subatomic particles that live for only a moment (or eternity), and what does all this mean for people - all of a sudden, we touched the thread of all existence, matter and thought? And this is just one example. When I draw, I think that our planet moves with great speed through the galaxy, and the galaxy moves through the universe, I think that every atom of mine was once born in a star. On this scale, matter and thoughts, light and soul, darkness and feelings are one.

Honorable Mention


"Unchanged cycle"

(oil on canvas)

by Olga Baryshnikova


"Radio Source"


by Vincenzo Corrado

"Golden Symphony"

(colored pencil and water-soluble wax crayons)

by Caryn Coville


"Chased by Yellow1"

(oil on canvas)

by Maksim Malozemov


"Yellow" 2020 Show

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