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"Yellow" 2021 Show

This show will run May 1-31, 2021. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 173 accepted entries and they came from 21 different states in the USA as well as 15 other countries: Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, colored pencil, digital, enamel, fiber, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, 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, 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.

She was born in 1973 in the town of Tchaikovsky, Perm region. In the 1990s she worked as an artist in the workshop of decorative and applied painting. Then for a long time she worked in areas that are not related to art. Received a higher education in economics. However, brushes and paints have always attracted her. She took up easel painting professionally in 2015. She received additional professional education at the Surikov Academy of Arts, in 2017 she defended her diploma under the painting program. Since 2017, she has taken part in more than 20 exhibitions and art projects. Works are in private collections in different cities of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ufa, Kaliningrad, Kazan, etc., as well as in countries: Greece, Israel, Ireland, Canada, China, Switzerland. Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the Eurasian Union of Artists.

Oil painting is my favorite technique. It seems to me that oil is a living material that most sensitively absorbs the energy of life. However, I like other techniques as well. For example, acrylic is very good for more decorative or abstract work. Tempera is perfect for work with finely detailed details. Each technique has its own charm. Unfortunately, life is too short to master them all well.

To work on the painting "Summer Garden" I was inspired by the beautiful parks of St. Petersburg. I imagined ladies and gentlemen walking the paths 300 years ago. There was a work based on the Summer Garden: statues, an alley, people walking and taking pictures. On a bench in a gazebo there is a bouquet of flowers and a forgotten cocked hat of the 18th century; The invisible gentleman's cane is leaning against the foot of the statue of Aurora. Aurora looks at the walking couples with an enigmatic smile. A place in a modern metropolis where a person can get away from the bustle of the city and feel his connection with past generations. The Summer Garden is a connecting link for the inhabitants of modern Petersburg with the history and Petersburgers of the distant past, a place where the city, people of the past and the present converge

First Place

"Powell & Market St" (oil) by Ajin No

My interest in the city began when I went to study abroad. Being in a strange environment, I suffered from a sense of loss and felt alienated. The use of non-native foreign languages, the lack of communication and ambiguity caused by cultural differences, caused me discomfort and uncertainty. This led to my interest in where I am, my existence, and my identity. Living on the 27th floor in downtown San Francisco for more than 10 years, the scenery I see every day is a spectacular view of the city. Unlike my daily changing identity, the buildings I see are always there. They have invisible forces that depend on how I feel, and that made me feel attracted to the process of becoming involved in a strange world and making it familiar to me in a strange environment. Also, it made me focus on visualizing invisible impressions and emotions. The question of my identity and the journey to my existence were captured in the painting along with the city’s appearance.

About myself:

My passion for art started early in my youth with constant visits to art exhibitions and museums. It was the old masters but also the contemporary artists who inspired me. I prefer working with acrylic on canvas rather than oils. I use paint in either a layering or sketching process. Often I work on a series of paintings at the same time; each one feeds the next and brings a certain harmony to the body of work. Whilst some pieces stand alone, new directions in my work have resulted in certain pieces being connected to each other; consequently they should remain side by side in a series as one piece. My paintings always associate with the surrounding landscape. I paint from memory, rather than from photographs or sketches, often inspired by continuous journeys through the Irish countryside, especially the Shannon region where I live. More recently I have chosen to paint scenes of Heidelberg, but treating them as landscapes, avoiding obvious traditional architectural features in favour of

impressionistic studies of river, light and the characteristic red colours of the local stone. Although the subject matter can be recognised as a landscape, it has an abstract quality to it. The basic elements of the scene are broken down into more simplified forms and I try to capture and portray the climatic qualities of a certain place at a certain point in time. Some of my paintings are best seen from a distance, while others require close-up viewing to appreciate the underlying layers of paint, resulting in an intimate viewing experience. My aim is to connect each viewer personally with each composition – to remind them, by an unexpected moment of emotion, of a place they once knew, or visited.

Reacting to visual and atmospheric elements around me, I create work which is meditative for both myself and observers. This brings a quiet beauty to my paintings without distracting the eye by traditional elements such as animals, people and buildings.

In regard to the winning painting:

ELLBOGEN, SYLT - 140x190cm / 55.1x74.8in - Acrylic on deep canvas by Holger Baehr – 2020

This painting means a lot to me, as it is powerful and depending on the light it will change and the sky shifts in appearance when viewed from different angles. Unlike most of my work which is inspired by Ireland, it represents a northern part of the beach and dunes on the island of Sylt, Germany. There, light changes as rapidly as in Ireland – it is an oasis far away from social life which Sylt stands for; it allows the mind and heart to rest – and THIS is what this painting means to me. It was created with Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony in the background with the aim of showing the power of nature bringing rest and peace to the viewer’s mind. The eye rests on the moonlit winter scene of a beach where the soul can breathe in strength and energy to face the turmoil of social life and everyday stress.

Honorable Mention


"Autumn Stream"


by Kathy Brady

"Golden Boy"


by John Diephouse


"Paris. Gold of night lights"

(acrylic on canvas)

by Natalia Khlivnenko


"The Door"


by Aaron Krone


"The Dance"

(acrylic on canvas)

by Connie Nooy



"Women with her doll"

(oil on panel)

by Anna Sandler

"Yellow" 2021 Show

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