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Painting above is by Sue Miller.
Kari Bienert, Star Story, oil on canvas, 30″ x 34″.
Kari Bienert received the Second Place Cash Award for the Manhattan Arts International “Herstory” Competition that ran from May 20-July 20, 2017. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at BMG Gallery Adelaide, South Australia in March 2018. She has been chosen to participate in the “Little Treasures” exhibition in Bologna, Italy, opening in November, 2017.
Sue Miller was accepted into the 49th Open International Juried Exhibition of the Society of Canadian Artists, which opens on September 5th, at the Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Museum, Toronto, Canada. Her painting titled “His Name is Bill”, shown above, was selected for the show. Her artwork is also being exhibited in the “1917: Canada Comes of Age” in Inspiration Village, Byward Market, Ottawa, Canada.
Allison Coelho Picone has announced that six 20″ x 20″ prints of her “Freedom of the Seasons – The Pace of Nature” series are now part of the permanent collection of Worcester’s UMass Memorial Hospital’s South Building.
Elaine Hunter, River Sunset, photograph
Elaine Hunter was chosen as a finalist in the 10th Pollux Awards with her series “Reflections” in the landscape category. The series is a study of the landscape and skies near to her home in Halfmoon Bay, BC. Canada. Elaine loves the drama of clouds and storms. The artist has also been chosen as a finalist in the Photographers Forum Magazine with her image, “Orange Blossom”. This is an mage taken in her garden after a rain storm. She says, “You have to be quick to get out and take these images before the raindrops fall to the ground.” The final results will be announced later in August.
The Artists’ Magazine selected Mason Mansung Kan’s painting “Renee’s Stroll in Winter”, (inspired by a photograph I took in Central Park and posted on Facebook) as one of the Finalists in the Landscape category of the magazine’s Annual Competition. The artist has also received these awards: Highly Commended Work, The Artists Category, Patchings 2017 Competition/Exhibition, Painters Online UK, June 2017 for his painting “One Late Afternoon”; Overall Winning Artists and Painting Categories (his painting “On the Hill, California”), Special Merit Award Category (his painting “Country Field in Winter”), Apr 2017; Landscapes Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, USA, May 2017; Finalist (his painting “Trees on the Hill”), & Meritorious Works (his painting “Beyond the Gate & Duomo in Firenze”), Small Works 2017, Richeson75 International Competition, WI, Jan 2017.
Gaya, Tradition, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″.”
Gaya has announced her upcoming group exhibition “Imagination” at Artusiasm Gallery, 1684 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, August 24 to September 3, 2017. She will present five of her abstract paintings, including her latest abstract philosophical utopias “Escape” and “Infinity” as well as her well known, broadly exhibited across the world and award-winning works such as “Innocence”, “Tradition” (shown above) and “Pomegranate Tango.”