Summer Palette Art Competition Gallery
Art Exhibeo Magazine is proud to announce the winners of the Summer Palette Art Competition.
1st PLACE WINNER
Ryota Matsumoto, the Solar Flares for Transient Modulation, mixed media, 23 x 32 in.
2nd PLACE WINNER
Mary Golden-Musick, The Bask, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 in.
3rd PLACE WINNER
Ruby Silvious, Tiger Lily, gouache and fine point marker on used tea bag, 4 x 5.75 in.
Shannon Celia, Lifeguard Boat, oil, 6 x 6 in.
Joy Munt, Once Upon a Summertime, latex paint on panel, 36 x 36 in.
Virginia Gott, Summer Afternoon Sombrero, acrylic, 16 x 20 in.
TOP TIER WINNERS
Peyton Rack, Night Vision, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Night Vision is a color and light study inspired by light refraction. This painting was inspired by enlarged and cropped images of the bending of light through glass bottles.
Paul Maguire, Flames, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.
There’s an aspect to my paintings that you could say is a kind of visual diary. I often draw inspiration from how I’m feeling at that moment, what is going on my emotional life etc… This one could be a sort of follow-up entry to a painting I did exactly one year previous in the summer of 2013.
Dolores Kiriacon, Flamboyant 3, photography, 15 x 10 in.
My photographs are portraits/still lifes of nature’s natural forms, from flowers, dried leaves, twigs, to the bark of trees in their various stages of growth and natural decline – things waiting to be discovered. Like most photographers, I am always looking for that unique perspective or special something in an image. My aim is to entice the viewer to look at the details to become aware of the color, texture and form of the subject. Some images look unusual but then recognizable, allowing the viewer to appreciate them in a new and different way.
In South Florida in May, the Royal Poinciana Tree (Flamboyant) has orange-red flowers that sit atop the new growth of fine textured leaves. These trees grow 20 to 30 feet and from afar one sees an umbrella of orange-red color in the landscape. The flowers can only be seen in detail when they fall to the ground. They are in bloom for a short period of time.
On my daily morning walk in May, I came upon several flowers that had fallen and were sitting on top of low plantings. These flowers were at the peak of their growth and all the petals were in perfect condition. I immediately brought these flowers home and photographed them before they began to wilt. I wanted to capture this unusual flower in all its beautiful detail, bursting with color and vitality. A burst of color to the hot days of summer in Florida!
Brut Carniollus, Retro Summer, original digital UV print from
digitally created source, 80 x 80 in.
Belongs to a larger body of work – post-conceptual ultra minimalist organic abstracts, which are, technically speaking, near-final digital deconstruction of source photographs in search of a moment of tremendous discharge, the exact moment when the unity of pre-existing universe experienced its first schism as reflected in the memory of matter, a happy mishap of computer vision misrepresenting the reality and creative intervention of associative titling of the piece regardless of it’s origin.
David Pittenger, Red Abstraction 4, photograph – archival color print, 10 x 14 in.
For me, red is the color of summer. This series of photographs examines shapes of mineral rich salt blocks. For these pictures, I wanted to create a level of ambiguity thus creating, in some cases an impression that the objects are floating relative to each other.
Alan Gordon, OMEGA 3, watercolor, pen & ink, 18 X 24 in.
These are 3 trout were thought up at the same time I was looking at vitamin supplements. Fish Oil is Omega and with these three…i felt OMEGA 3 captured THEM.
Paula Pohli, Memento Vespa, egg tempera brush painting on paper, 11 x 5.5 in.
A dead wasp. A reminder of Death. This creature in an old shed and only freshly “deceased” had still a stinging, vibrant, yellowness.
I made him giant size in Bee/Fly terms that is: 28 x 14 cm.
Demian Dressler, The Honeying of We, acrylic, watercolor,
transfer to panel, 42 x 32.75 in.
I wanted to capture the feeling of a continued and lush sweetening between two in love…the future…that which has been built…an embarrassment of riches. And, by the way, the stippling that could look a bit like tiny brown bugs are indeed representative of them..they hint at happy ants eating something sweet.
Tanya Marie Reeves, Claudia, acrylic, 36 x 36 in.
Claudia portrays a feminine summer, the season for which is the height of beauty, fashion and colour.
Marti White, Fish Tales, assemblage, 12 x 12 in.
My father was a professor of ichthyology at Oklahoma State University for over 30 years. He not only loved studying fish but he greatly enjoyed going fishing and eating what he caught. Summers when he and my mother came to Minnesota to visit us, we always went “up north” to a good fishing lake and my husband would take him out in the boat to fish for walleye and northern pike. As he aged, it became harder and harder for him to get in and out of the boat, so he fished from the dock. He was not as likely to catch anything big, but sunfish are good to eat, too. This assemblage, Fish Tales, is a picture of Dad fishing off the dock in northern Minnesota. Early evening is the best time to catch from the dock and the light in the assemblage reflects a setting sun. I found the leather postcard at an estate sale. Its fish shape attracted me and gave me the idea for two assemblages.