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" 2022 Show

This show will run May 1-31, 2022. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 49 accepted entries and they came from 12 different states in the US, as well as 7 other countries: Canada, Estonia, Georgia, Hong Kong, Israel, Turkey, and Ukraine. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, colored pencil, digital, mixed media, oil, 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.

Best of Show

"Youth Dreams" (oil on canvas, gold leaf) by Nina Dobrovolska

"Youth Dreams" (oil on canvas, gold leaf) by Nina Dobrovolska

Artist Nina Dobrovolska, professionally known as Nina DoShe, is an artist with Ukrainian roots who has spent the last six years of her life in Estonia, becoming a great admirer of the nature and environment of this country. She has consciously devoted herself to the world of creation later in life. Having a previous higher education in both medicine and banking, she started studying art and graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2018 as a graphic artist. Today, Nina paints, with conviction through classical light and shadow, modelling beautiful worlds to prove that poetically elegant, festive and realistic painting has not disappeared.

Considering Nina's creation, beauty must be emphasized - beauty is the primary thing she shares with the viewer and considers the most important. Compositions with women, flowers, and spaces that communicate with each other through the glimmers of light and color. Tulips, irises, roses, intimately reserved and personal but at the same time open and candid.

Nina's paintings are stories and fragments, the beginning and end of which are hidden, alluding to the whole.

Nina Dobrovolska's paintings create the impression of a collection of short stories, fragments of several someone’s and somethings, passing by the same street of art, meeting through a touch of bright colors.

The artist herself says she has always wanted her paintings to liven more than just the image itself, to be visible, moving and eye-catching. Thus, she has created a fashion collection based on her works where painted fragments have come to life on silk kimonos and scarves. It is only right for beauty to be put on a pedestal and brought forth and Nina's creation is definitely an ambassador of beauty itself - beautiful compositions, beautiful clean and finely applied colors that vary with gold and bronze accents, beautiful figures and beautiful moments, in beautiful light.

The artist invites us to applaud beauty!

“Service for One” is from a series of watercolors I did of my mother after she turned 90 years old. I wanted to show there is quality of life after that age. In this piece, I used a monochromatic color scheme and focused on lighting. I work in most of the two-dimensional mediums, but in recent years I paint using watercolor, acrylic, or pastel. I also create fashion designs using the nuno felt method. I recently retired from owning art galleries for the past ten years.

Art didn't come easy for Linda McCord. In fact, her husband, Curly, said "Honey, art is obviously not your thing, so why don't you find another hobby." This only determined her to try harder. She attended American River College in Sacramento, California where she studied design and drawing. It took five years and a lot of hard work, but Linda was finally able to frame, sign and sell her work. She said, "Suddenly I could see light and shadow, forms and shapes.

Once I drew a face, I knew where I belonged." McCord started taking awards regionally and nationally, then went on to take numerous international awards. She was a printmaking and painting instructor at her local college and has taught numerous workshops. McCord is a signature member of International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association and Georgia Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been published in several books.

From the moment you cross the threshold of the Home Studio of Celebrity Portrait Artist Anthony R. Whelihan, you get the feeling that you’re not in Kansas anymore. And it just so happens that a portrait of Judy Garland, There’s No Place Like Home, painted by Whelihan, hangs in the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He has captured the attention of Art Collectors from around the globe with his brilliant use of color and his ability to tell the story in imagery. Look close, then look again, as what is first seen soon becomes part of another 3-D image.

Whelihan has been commissioned by the NFL Alumni, Disney, The U.S. Senior Open, The Bruce Lee Foundation, The Nobel Conference, and The 80th Birthday portrait of B.B. King, as well as numerous celebrities from film, music, and theater. His work with watercolor and silkscreen is reminiscent of Warhol, Max, and Neiman, but with a modern flare and raw talent. His use of juxtaposition created images from within, and engages the viewer with apple temptation. His stories are woven into the work like that of a seasoned teller of tales.

To engage Whelihan about his work is to open Pandora’s box, as one story leads into another with relentless enthusiasm and energy.

As one proud collector puts it, “You can’t just have a Whelihan,” comparing her passion to the irresistible taste of certain potato chips.

Whelihan now is preparing for his latest exhibition, “Celebrity Portraits,” opening in Plymouth this October. This collection includes many of the commissions he has received over the years. An entire collection of celebrity portraits will be shown for the first time: Ray Charles, Bruce Lee, Natalie Cole, Bonnie Raitt, Bud Grand, Paul Molitor, Bill Cosby, a series on the Minnesota Vikings, Gladys Knight, selected NFL recipients of the NFL Alumni’s Players of the Year Awards, Ex-Timberwolves KG and Wally Szczerbiak, and many more. Many of these works have been signed by Whelihan, and autographed by the celebrity.

Honorable Mention


"Cracking Under Pressure"


by John Diephouse


"Bowery Scene"


by Phillip Southern

"Yellow" 2022 Show

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