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Ronald Story was awarded Special Merit for his painting “Lost City”, to be included in the “CityScapes” February 2018 Exhibition by Light Space & Time Online Gallery. The gallery received 596 entries from 22 different countries from around the world.
Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France, awarded three of Ronald Story’s paintings during a Juried Open Call for inclusion in their 2018 International Publication, International Artists. The paintings that won the awards include: “La Promesse” (above), “Power of Seed”, and “Mesmerizing Wonder Land”. On February 12th Ronald received an Honorable Mention Award for “his high aesthetic, technical and creative standard of his work” by Circle Foundation for the Arts. In the internationally juried show, his awarded abstract paintings are “Mesmerizing Wonder Land”, “Power of Seed” and “La Promesse”. In February, 2018, Ronald was selected to be a Featured Artist on the Artsy Shark website.
Teri Leigh Teed received publicity recently in two publications. The Rapid River Arts & Culture magazine and The Smoky Mountain News wrote featured articles about her. The articles displayed her fine art photograph, “Beginning of Fall,” shown above, and discussed the Award of Excellence she received for the photograph in the Manhattan Arts International “New Beginnings” exhibition.
Nancy Staub Laughlin’s pastel drawing “Water Lines are One” received the Miriam Schorr Memorial Award for Works on Paper in an exhibition “Open Horizons” presented by the National Association of Woman Artists NYC, NY. Shown above is her work “Twinkle, Flurry, Glow”, pastel on paper, photograph mounted.
Barbara Rachko, Charade, soft pastel on sandpaper, 38” x 58”, 50” x 70” framed.
Through February 25th Barbara Rachko’s pastel paintings are showcased in “Mystical Forces,” a six artist exhibition at Salomon Arts, 83 Leonard Street, in Tribeca, New York, NY.
Kingpin, Together We Can Beat Them, mixed media, acrylic, 59″ x 59”.
Yvonne Welman is in a group exhibition “Renewal ” in Den Bosch The Netherlands. She also won a Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International “New Beginnings” juried online exhibition for her work “Kingpin, Together We Can Beat Them”, shown above. This exhibition will be presented until March 20, 2018. She will be part of the Enter-Into-Art installation in Cologne Germany, from March 4- 14 , 2018.
Ann Dunbar, Hiding Place, mixed media. and embroidery
Ann Dunbar was awarded an honorable mention at the artist of the year contest 2018 organized by the Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France. She is an affiliated member of this group.
Keith Morant, Circumstance, oil on panel 24″ x 24″.
Keith Morant has four important upcoming exhibitions in New Zealand. One will be held in the Arts Centre of Christchurch, sponsored by the Morant Foundation. This will be followed by another ‘Foundation’ show in June and July. Keith has also been offered the great Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery in Auckland to fill for the rest of the year. The opening ceremony will be on August 4th and, as with the his recent ‘Ringing True’ exhibition, several hundred works will be on display. The show will run until December 31, 2018. On Saturday February 17, Keith will present a public talk titled ‘The Necessity Of Art’ at the Christchurch gallery.
Kari Bienert, Star Story, oil on canvas, 30″ x 34″.
Kari Bienert is busy preparing for her upcoming large solo exhibition at BMGART Adelaide, South Australia that opens on March 24, 2018. She also just received an honourable mention in the Artist of the Year Award for the Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France.
Victoria Pendragon, Clinging Fire, 10″ x 8″.
Work from Victoria Pendragon’s “Lovers” series will be included in the show, “A Different Kind of Love”, opening Saturday, March 10 at FABULON, A CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION in West Ashley. Two pieces from Victoria’s mixed-media, nature based work focusing on socio-political subjects will be part of the upcoming juried show at Apartment Earth gallery in Charleston, West Virginia.