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" 2023 Show

This show will run May 1-31, 2023. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 58 accepted entries and they came from 19 different states in the USA, as well as 7 other countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Italy, Singapore, Tajikistan, and Turkey. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, digital, glass, ink, mixed media, oil, photography, watercolor, and wood. 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" winner 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.


I had my friend, Scott, model for this piece. I love working with reflections in a limited palette, so this was perfect. My aunt was an artist, so I developed an interest in art through her work when I was in my early twenties. When I first started painting, people laughed at my work. Art did not come easy for me. My husband said, "Honey, art is obviously not your thing, so why don't you give it up and find another hobby" (Yes, I'm still married to him!) This just determined me to try harder. I didn't give up, and it took five years before I was able to frame, sign and sell my first piece of work. I could suddenly see light and shadow, forms and shapes. I later entered my work into regional, national, and international shows and began taking awards. I work both with realism and abstracts, and I paint in a wide array of subject matters. I have worked in most of the two-dimensional mediums, including printmaking, silk fusion, acrylic, and watercolor. I also create nuno felt fashion designs. When my art becomes easy, I find new challenges. With all my work, I depend on mathematical concepts for my compositions.


Linda McCord works in most of the two-dimensional mediums. She was a gallery owner for 10 years, and taught painting and printmaking at her local college. Although self-taught, he has taken numerous international awards, and her art in the collection of museums, churches, hospitals, and colleges. She is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, Northwest Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society and California Watercolor Association. McCord’s work has been described as abstract realism. She focuses on light and shadow, composition, and value change. She adapted a method of building layers of paint using resist processes she learned as a printmaker.



Marilynne Bradley is many things – an artist, a teacher, a history buff and an author. Each of her paintings come to life in a burst of excitement and drama. Her images bring smiles to faces and trigger memories of happy occasions . Many moods are created by the relationship between glowing light and dark patterns. Design and vibrant colors dominate her works. To her, painting requires endless change, experimentation, and variation both in content and technique.

“My life has become my palette of observations. I record the world through my vision, which I transfer to my brush. Every day presents a new adventure. Some days, I paint the literal image; other days, an impression of color and design takes over.”

“I love architecture, so buildings are a major subject matter. When sunlight transforms a flat wall into an exciting composition of reflection, shadows and texture, I want to create it. When I see a series of windows in a store, I want to play with the interior scenes and their reflections on the glass.”

Her many honors include “Who’s Who in American Artists”’ World’s Who’s Who of Women”, “Who’s Who in the World” and inclusion in “the Best of Anerican Watercolor Artists, Vol III”. She has been honored with “Citizen of the Year” and Lifetime Achievement in the Arts”awards from the City of Webster Groves. Her work is recognized in museum exhibitions, accepted in major national juried competitions and included in many major corporate collections.

Marilynne received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University, a Masters of Art Teaching from Webster University and a Masters in Fine Art from Syracuse University. She is a member of the faculty of Webster University. In the past, she has instructed classes and workshops at the Kansas City Art Institute, St. Louis University, William Woods University, Columbia College, Washington University, and many national watercolor societies.

Second Place

One of the biggest problems of today's social life is that one's self cannot feel safe. The advancement of technology and the increase in consumption have brought about the rapid consumption of people in social life. In this context, the female figure, which I think is the most aesthetic and most vulnerable of the creations in this work, is depicted in a position with its back to the viewer. The main subject of the study is woman; On the one hand, it attracts the audience with all its nakedness and simplicity, and on the other hand, it is included in the composition with an uncanny stance in the concern of protecting its soul. In addition to the uncanniness of the painting itself and the stance of the female figure, it has been tried to isolate and support the figure in the composition.

Honorable Mention


"Beach and Balloons"

(acrylic on canvas)

by Vivia Barron


"The Light Always Returns"

(kiln-formed glass)

by Denise Bohart Brown


"Radiance in Darkness"


by Sarah Jane Keiser



(mixed media: two sections of broken wooden lounge chair; bark from redwood, white oak, maple, white pine, and black birch trees; lichen; spray paint; epoxy)

by Allie Wright

"Yellow" 2023 Show

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