Exhibeo ● Art ● Competition ● Magazine is proud to announce the winners of the Time and Seasons Competition.
1st PLACE WINNER
Regina Davis, Ceguera, oil, 20 x 16 in.
2nd PLACE WINNER
Dolores Kiriacon, Dried Leaves, Photography, 8 x 12 in.
3rd PLACE WINNER
Martin Antaramian, Lily, padauk and maple wood, 21 L x 21 W x 20 H in.
Ramesh Jhawar, Standing the test of time, watercolor, 10 x 14 in.
Donna MacDonald, Laces, oil, 8 x 10 in.
Junghoon Lee, Kiké, oil, 36 x 24 in.
Eric Goldstein, 9:30 Rain, mixed medium
I see myself as both a naturalist and conceptual artist. My constructed frames are both an exploration into the concepts that I use as a cinematographer and the Awe I feel towards the natural environment.
9.30 rain is as much about a particular time of day as it is a particular day in a year.
A few days short of the summer solstice the sun set exactly at 9.30.p.m. On that day, when I looked west through my rain soaked window, the world appeared as a tapestry of dripping colors and moving lines. By distilling the basic elements of color, texture and line from the landscapes of my world, my abstract canvasses endeavor to portray nature in motion, not as nature appears but as nature feels; unspoken, indescribable and sometimes chaotic.
Haoyun Zhao, Spring Rhythm, oil on canvas
I have always felt that the process of creating flower paintings is a form of meditation for me. It induces a deeper level of consciousness during my painting, allowing me to connect my thinking, feelings, and brushes together. I can express myself freely while exploring unlimited shapes and colors, which brings me inner peace and wellbeing.
Sheri Trepina, Holding onto the Glory, Watercolor
This piece illustrates the glories of fall fading into the hard pull of winter. Fall foliage outdoes its self in color that only deepens, becomes more jewel toned as the temperature drops... we know winter is upon us. As an Artist, I find inspiration in the transformation of our landscape during this time of year. From my studio window I witness the few bold bits of foliage that hang on almost till the snow flies.
“Holding onto the Glory” is a watercolour collage using Arches 14 LB. paper with gold metal leafing.
Zhanna Martin, Frozen, Clay, paint
I was born and raised in the cold harshness of Siberia. Snow and cold was a big part of my life. "Froze" is a flash back to my childhood.
Sara Daily, Plankton Triptych, oil on canvas
Triptych Oil, "Plankton" was actually inspired by the Aurora Borealis. Once the piece evolved clearly morphed into underwater, those the name "plankton".
Heather Whidden, An Interruption, mixed media
An Interruption is from "Ephemeral Mapping" series, which is based on the temporal quality of land and materials. They are representing land and creating a metaphor for human existence and memory. The layers of earth represent days, months, years and centuries of life, of existence. In my current work I question how the layers of earth can define our own lives. How the past is buried, but often dredged up time and time again. These are landscapes that prove life was lived, but question if it is ongoing. The process is repetitive: I build, I bury, I dig, I expose. I create my own land and embed it with symbolic objects. It is the sensation or response to the objects that is more poignant than the meaning I have placed on them.
Hannah Beck, Cloudscape, Pastel
I took my blank, pastel paper to Michigan to paint. It was summer and on the first day the clouds began to form. I could say it rained on my parade. Not so however. I experienced some of the most beautiful cloud formations that week. There was very little “En Plein Air”, but I was able to capture the moment in my mind and create the cloudscape in my studio. I am ready to return.
The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless.
They shift and drift and beg interpretation...
Such is the nature of art.
Marti White, Abertura III, collage
This is one of six pieces in the Abertura series. Abertura is Spanish for opening and since these six pieces are related in style and color, I grouped them separately from the Apertures series. All of these works explore the theme of openings, mysteries behind the obvious or surface appearance of the work. This one evokes the feeling of a monsoon storm in Arizona. Often as you look across the landscape you will see a bank of clouds with rain reaching toward the ground in several separate places. The storms are spotty and monsoon rain rarely covers all the valley at once.
Marie Dancy Brennan, The Leaves are Turning
This is from a photo a friend sent me from the east. I loved the veins of the leaves and the different colors and shapes.
Karen Sikie, The Abundant Crown, mixed media
This is a my first self portrait. It symbolizes my spiritual journey in finding my own true power at 50 years old. The bird perched atop my head is feeding in the berries sustaining itself. I, along with the birds are gazing out into my bright future with the backdrop of sky and sea.
This paper mosaic uses paper from magazines to batik block prints to paper I have layered with paint over the years. The foundation of the work is a drawing and acts as a map, very similar to paint by numbers. Each shape is hand cut and placed on the surface of the drawing until the mosaic is complete.