Current Juried Exhibition Winners

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Realism


It takes a certain type of talent for realism. In this call to artists, we aked for the artist’s best realism. It may be a literal or figurative realism. We wanted to see how the artist interprets realism.

The accepted artists from this call for entries are:

• artist Diana Benedetti from Miasmi, Florida: Oi On Canvas
• artist Eamon Conklin from Pasadena, California: Photography
• artist James Earley from Romsey, United Kingdom: Oil On Canvas
• artist Jimmy Lee from Pasadena, California: Watercolor
• artist Sherri Wolfgang from Westport, Connecticut: Metal Print
• artist Victor Sanchez from Brussels, Belgium: Acrylic On Canvas


Femme


We were inspired by the #MeToo movement to put up this international call for entries embracing and celebrating the female gender. Women are standing up all over the world. They are in the special moment of empowerment. They are finding their voice. In this open art call, we asked the artists for their interpretation of Femme, of woman, of female.

The accepted artists from the Femme open art call are:
• artist Angela Cruz from Bogotá, Colombia: Mixed Media
• artist Autumn Steam from Salem, Oregon: Ceramic Sculpture
• artist Esther Sohn from San Marino, California: Mixed Media
• artist Helen Teixeira from Redmond, Washington: Acrylic On Canvas
• artist Jude Ickes from Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Mixed Medium
• artist Kate Simmons from Colton, Oregon: Digital Photographs On Fabric
• artist Laura Van Horne from Seattle, Washington: Acrylic
• artist Liza Botkin from Studio City, California: Silver Gelatin Prints
• artist Marisa Govin from Mendoza, Argentina: Watercolor On Paper
• artist R. Scott Elgram from Rancho Santa Margarita, California: Photography
• artist Sebastian Moreno from Long Beach, California: Acrylic


Namaste


In these confusing times what our souls and society need are meditation, quiet reflection and a good dose of namaste. In this call for artists we asked to see the artist’s interpretation of peace. Namaste.
The accepted artists from the Namaste open art call are:

• artist Bing Hitchcock from Brighton, United Kingdom: Ink And Oil On Glass
• artist Bruce Herman from Eagle River, Alaska: Photography
• artist Bud Root-Michels from Santa Fe, New Mexico: Acrylic On Panel & Oil On Canvas
• artist Carmen Mardonez from Los Angeles, California: Embroidery
• artist Claire Menegatti from San Gabriel, California: Giclee
• artist Emi Mizuno from Sacramento, California: Paper
• artist Felipe Carvajal Brown from Santa Ana, California: Ink & Watercolor
• artist Kim Wagner-Hemmes from Goodyear, Arizona: Digital Photography
• artist Michael Phelps from Kansas City, Missouri: Ink And Colored Pencil
• artist Nicolas Raymond from Bethesda, Maryland: Photography
• artist Runyu Xia from New York, New York: Digital Art
• artist Sara Williams from Flowery Branch, Georgia: Photography
• artist Sarah Eaton from Portland, Oregon: Archival Ink On Silk
• artist Yoichiro Sakai from Tokyo, Japan: Photography


Predator


These are strange times. Horrible times. Purging times. Trump and the Weinstein scandal have sharpened our radar. We are now in a different awareness. We all have been affected by predators from every angle possible. It’s a time for expression. It’s a time for clarity. It’s a time for change. It’s time for redemption. We asked in this open international art call that the artist expresses artistically how they feel about this time and predators. We asked them to define the word predator.

The accepted artists from the Predator open art call are:
• artist April Zanne Johnson from Andover, New Jersey: Graphite, Sumi Ink, Gamsol, Pork Fat On Drafting Film
• artist Austin Eddy from Portland, Oregon: Mixed Media; Oil On Wood
• artist Corissa O’Donnell from Edmonton, Alberta Canada: Mixed Media
• artist Daniel Breslin from Arlington, Massachusetts: Assemblage
• artist Ian Livesay from Long Beach, California: Photography
• artist Mike Livesay from Long Beach, California: Acrylic
• artist So Yoon Kim from Santa Rosa, Arkansas: Spray Paint, Flag, Toilet, Rope
• artist William Haney from Burlington, Canada: Oil
• artist Zoe Lefort from Burlington, Canada: Mixed Media, Drawing


Floral


Let’s celebrate the life of the plants and flowers that surround us and remind us of this precious earth. From the minute to the large…our lives depend on the flowering of our world. This international call for entries was for all plant life, not just flowers. We asked artists to show us their best floral artwork.
The Accepted Floral artists are:
• artist Anne Dillon from Christchurch, New Zealand: Digital Photography
• artist Debra Wuts from Hansville, Washington: Photography
• artist Dolores Kiriacon from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Photography
• artist Elizabeth Covington from Los Angeles, California: Watercolor
• artist Ellen Freyer from Los Ángeles, California: Photography
• artist James Brennan from Tampa, Florida: Photography
• artist Jamie Buzil from Glencoe, Illinois: Alternative Transfer Digital Print On Paper
• artist John Sollinger from Ashland, Oregon: Glass And Leaves
• artist Karen Hochman Brown from Altadena, California: Photography
• artist Kathy Knapp from Belpre, Ohio: Textiles, Beads
• artist Linda Mathiesen from Copenhagen, Denmark: Oil
• artist Robbi Montgomery from Mundelein, Illinois: Photography
• artist Vicky Talwar from Stouffville, Canada: Acrylic And Mixed Media On Canvas


Movement


The study of movement in art is historical and a paradox. How can you study motion in a still art form? We asked artist to give us their best study about motion, blur or movement in still art.
The accepted artists from the Movement Call for Artists were:

• artist Alex Krajkowski from Eugene, Oregon: Photography
• artist Alex Tolstoy from Mclean, Virginia: Watercolor
• artist Gar Benedick from Laguna Beach, California: Photography
• artist Jeremy Foy from Dekalb, Illinois: Pen & Ink
• artist John Francis from Boise, Idaho: Photography
• artist Julie Dotson from Livermore, California: Acrylic
• artist Omar Reyna from Whitehorse, Canada: Photography
• artist Pavel Hafizov from Marupe, Latvia: Oil
• artist Stuart Fingerhut from Los Angeles, California: Mixed Media
• artist Stuart Lehrman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Acrylic
• artist Willam Haney from Hillsborough, New Jersey: Mixed Media