The Manhattan Arts International artist membership program promotes and rewards high standards of professional excellence in our online art gallery. To keep you updated about their many achievements this monthly page features news about our members. Click on artists’ names to visit their pages and view their art, read more about them, and find links to their websites. If you want to buy or exhibit their art please contact them directly. Also, subscribe to our weekly enewsletter.
Esoteric Promises, clay for bronze, 10.5″ x 19″.
Bren Sibilsky will be presented in The Miller Art Museum Wildlife Biennial XVII exhibition, through July 18th, located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The exhibition presents a wide range of styles and approaches of nature-inspired images by Wisconsin artists. She will also be featured in the Hardy Gallery 2017 Collection Invitational, July 21 – August 28, in Ephraim, Wisconsin. The Hardy provides a diverse selection of work by artists from the Door county community.
Mesmerizing Wonder Land, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″.
Ronald Story earned a “Special Merit” award for his painting “Mesmerizing Wonder Land” in the 6th Annual Seasons 2017 show by Light Space & Time. The image is evocative of a Summer Day in a poppy and wildflower filled meadow framed by the blues of distant peaks and cloud-filled sky made for dreaming. Ronald’s spirited and dynamic paintings bring to life places only dreamed of through the use of vivid hues.
O That I Had Wings, oil on canvas, 39″ x 39″.
Matti Sirvio was born in Sotkamo, Finland and currently lives in Muscat, Oman. He will be having a solo show of his paintings titled “FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE”, July 22 – August 22 at Vicolo Restaurant in Seoul, Korea. The artist, who is also a pastor, explains, “I want people to see the unseen world through my art, a view beyond time into eternity.” His bold paintings are immersive in scale and infused with dynamic expansion, depth and contrast.
Immerse, mixed media on canvas.
Olivia Alexander was in an exhibition held in Chouzy-sur-Cisse in the Loire Valley. It was the 25th Anniversary celebration of the art group, Artec Artmondial. The exhibition featured artist members from around the world and ran from July 1-9, 2017. Several of her ocean-inspired artworks were exhibited. In her work the artist tries “to capture the beauty and hidden mystery of the ocean while at the same time expressing the need to conserve and protect its beauty.”
When Magnets Bloom, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″.
Gayane Karapetyan, known as Gaya, has received the Art Critiques Special Prize during the Montecosaro Premio International Art Exhibition in Italy. The inauguration of the exhibition was on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Logge Theater of the City of Montecosaro in Italy.
Ann Dunbar, Hiding Place, mixed media. and embroidery on paper.
Ann Dunbar received first prize in the public vote at the 25th anniversary salon of ARTEC ( an association of professional artists ) at Chouzy. She will be the guest of honor to exhibit in the 26th salon. Her embroidered painting entitled “Three Hens of Provence” is now in the permanent collection of European Art based in Denmark. The collection marks a quarter of a century of art of all genres to be housed in the European art museum from 2000 to 2025. One of her works from her recent undersea series “Hiding Place” (shown above), has been chosen by the MOLA museum (Museum of Living Art) based in Paris, to be presented for VAE, a grand art auction by Drouot. There will be a private viewing and exhibition in October. Her solo art exhibition “Passion de Paris et Provence” will take place at the Galerie Artes in Paris, October 16-24, 2017.
Blue Ridge Parkway, photograph
Teri Leigh Teed has been selected as a new artist in Gallery 1 of historic Sylva, NC, the oldest art gallery in Jackson County. She is also a featured artist in the upcoming NC Artists Count exhibition which opens on August 11, 2017 and runs through the month of August at Gallery 1. The exhibition is part of the celebration of the Great American Total Eclipse which passes directly across Sylva NC on August 21, 2017.
Clinging Fire, 10″ x 8″.
Victoria Pendragon has received two Honorable Mention awards in juried shows. The first was for her work of art “Trust”, in “Unbound”, an exhibition held at the Shenandoah Arts Gallery in Winchester, VA. The show’s focus was art utilizing the printed word. The second award was given to a work “Proof”, a self-portrait of her own, crippled hands in a show entitled “Hands” at the Charis Gallery in Roswell, GA. A third piece, “Scattering”, received an Honorable Mention award in the local members’ show for the Hampshire Arts Council.
Warrior’s Heart Wish, clay, 21″ x 17″ x 10″.
Denisa Prochazka’s sculpture “Warrior’s Heart Wish” was juried into a very prestigious exhibition organized by Allied Artists of America at the Salmagundi Club Gallery in New York City, NY. The exhibition will present over 100 well known artists.