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Where is My Mind?

What a year! We have often asked ourselves during this tumultuous year the question from the great Pixies song, “Where is My Mind?” In this call for entries we wanted the artist to show where is your mind? Is it way out there? We asked the artist to show us their best interpretation of their minds right now in an abstract way.

The accepted artists from this international open art call for artists are:
• artist Alice Wang from Bellevue, Washington: Digital Art
artist Teresa Zeng from Chicago, Illinois : Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
artist Molly Bryant from Los Angeles, California : Acrylic, India Ink, & Colored Pencil.
artist Denise Mediavilla from San Diego, California : Acrylic, Paper, Pen
artist Guillaume Louis Petitot-Bellavene from Paris, France : Digital Art – Photography
artist Virginia Gott from Tucson, Arizona : Mixed – Acrylic, Graphite, Ink, Newsprint
artist Jasimen Phillips from Los Angeles, California : Acrylic, Oilbar
artist William Erickson from Jacksonville, Florida : Pastels On Paper
artist Patti Edmon from Lexington, Kentucky : Acrylic Paint On Canvas
artist Jennifer Kelsey from Los Angeles, California : Acrylic, Charcoal, Oil, Pastel, Oil, Charcoal
artist Heather Jacks from Eugene, Oregon : Oil And Cold Wax
artist Paul Miyake from Newport Beach, California : Photography
artist Laura Ewing from Boston, Massachusetts : Acrylic On Masonite
artist Kriss Perras from Topanga, California : Photography
artist Grant Fuhst from Salt Lake City, Utah : Mixed/Digital
artist Maiya Lonesome from New Market, Maryland : Acrylic
artist Tanya Morse from Las Vegas, Nevada : Mixed Media
artist Broderick Price from Brooklyn, New York : Layered Giclee & Paint On Vinyl
• artist John Irizarry from Burleson, Texas : Acrylic
artist Elizabeth Smarz from Chicago, Illinois : Acrylic Painting
• artist Stephanie Holznecht from Janesville, Wisconsin : Acrylic, Tempera And Latex Paint On Canvas
artist Julian Sharwood from Vancouver, Canada : Oil On Canvas And Oil On Paper
• artist Robert Frankel from Wilmette, Illinois : Acrylic On Canvas
• artist Andrea Fabi from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania : Acrylic, Charcoal, Light Manipulation
• artist Makotu Nakagawa from Kitaibaraki, Japan : Photography


Mother Earth


Our Mother. Our Earth. As a recent politician said, “There is no Plan B.” We need to understand and own what we are doing to our environment. Environmental groups are rising en masse.

Think about that for a minute, or two. The corporations and politicians are reckless in destroying our beautiful earth for profit.
We asked artists, as those who see beyond profits and bribes, what Mother Earth meants to them. An artist can conjure up their feelings and perceptions through art in a way that the paper pushers can’t understand. We asked artists to tell us what Mother Earth means to them, to tell them what they are doing to Mother Earth, to tell us all what we will be missing when it will be destroyed, because there is no other world we can escape to.
This call for submissions was about our environment, our planet and our Mother.

The accepted artists from this international art call for entries are:

• artist Anna Rybat from Santa Rosa, California: Oil And Mixed Media On Canvas
• artist Annie Decamp from Denver, Colorado: Encaustic
• artist Annmarie Leblanc from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Digital Art
• artist April Howland from Phoenix, Arizona: Charcoal, Oil, And Resin On Birch
• artist Britni Mara from Chicago, Illinois: Naturally Derived Food Pigments
• artist Darren Sears from San Francisco, California: Oil On Canvas
• artist Dave Koch from Utah: Photography
• artist Debra Wuts from Hansville, Washington: Photography
• artist Deirdra Nolan from Cork, Ireland: Oil & Pigment On Board
• artist Ezshwan Winding from San Miguel De Allende, Mexico: Encaustic, Oil, Mixed Media
• artist Gail Gelburd from Otis, Massachusetts: Photography, Encaustic
• artist Gia Asmundo from Catania, Italy: Acrylic On Canvas
• artist Grant Fuhst from Salt Lake City, Utah: Digital
• artist Helgard Wertel from Heidelberg, Germany: Mixed Media
• artist Jess Levey from Jackson Heights, New York: Digital
• artist Karen Coburn from Chatsworth, California: Bronze
• artist Kresimir Crash Vorich from Kempten, Germany: Oil On Canvas
• artist Lynn Chen from Chia-Yi, Taiwan: Oil On Canvas
• artist Mark Dierker from Dubuque, Iowa: Photography
• artist Maya Just Maya from South Orange, New Jersey: Oil On Canvas
• artist Miguel Barros from Calgary, Canada: Oil On Canvas
• artist Minako Yamano from Tokorozawa, Japan: Mixed Media
• artist Paul Samenfeld from Lynwood, California: Mixed Media Sculptures
• artist Ronit Horan from Sylmar, California: Oil Painting
• artist Sylvia Gardner from Salinas, California: Photography
• artist Terry Young from Pasadena, California: Oil On Canvas


Yellow

Yellow really is a broad word. It has many definitions: a color, a type of journalism, cowardly, an egg yolk, and aging. In this open art call we asked for the artist’s interpretation of yellow, whether as the color of the presentation of the other definitions of the word.

The accepted artists from this call for entries are:

• artist Kerry Mcgehee from Livermore, California: Photography
• artist Lynda Younker from Lantana, Florida: Photography
• artist Randy Sprout from Los Angeles, California: Pen & Ink With Acrylic, Water Color
• artist Sebastian Carlo Moreno from Long Beach, California: Acrylic


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