An Exhibition “Inspiring The Positive”
September 1 – November 1, 2017
Manhattan Arts International’s commitment for promoting artistic excellence is reflected in our online gallery and theme exhibitions. We have been presenting “The Healing Power of ART” exhibitions for more than 17 years because we believe that art has the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge and offer hope. It holds the power to ignite the flame in our hearts and transform our minds. This year’s theme was “Inspiring The Positive”: Art that serves as a catalyst for healing and raises awareness for positive change.
As the curator, I looked for creative innovation and technical prowess, I probed the artists’ statements for their intentions, and I visited their websites to evaluate their overall body of work. The exhibition ran from September 1 – November 1, 2017 and featured 62 artists. On this page is a video that features the top winners’ art. Below the video is a link to the artists’ pages on this website.
The copyright to all artwork shown here belongs to the individual artists. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce any images without the written consent of the artist.
View Video of Top Artists
This video appears on the the Renée Phillips YouTube Channel
Anthony Frudakis – First Place Award Read his Featured Artist article.
Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone – Second Place Award Read his Featured Artist article.
Patti Bradeis – Third Place Cash Award & Featured Artist Award Read her Featured Artist article.
Meredith Hebden – Barbara Markoff, Artrageous! Gallery Award Read about Meredith Hebden’s Award from Barbara Markoff, Artrageous gallery.
J. Michael Williams – John R. Math, Light, Space & Time Award Read about J. Michael Williams’ award from John R. Math, Light Space & Time.
Ann Wood Mezian – Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery Award Read about Ann Wood Mezian’s award from Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art.
John Weller – Ed Wedman, Exhibitions Without Walls Award Read about John Weller’s Exhibitions Without Walls Award.