Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that one or more of your entries have been chosen for inclusion in the 3rd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects (June 2021) Online Juried Art Exhibition.
Your participation in the competition is very much appreciated as it helped to ensure a diverse body of work from which selections were made.
Please visit the exhibition on our website starting tomorrow, June 5th, to see the exhibition winners and all the beautiful artwork that was selected for inclusion in the exhibition.
Award certificates will be sent to the winners no later than the 15th of the month. If you won Best in Show, your award payments will be sent via PayPal by the 15th. Best in Show winners will also receive an email in the Fall with the details for the Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2022.
Thank you again for your participation and sharing your talent with us. We’re honored you chose Fusion Art.
Chris & Valerie Hoffman
Here was my submission, “Cloud Castles” Watercolor collage, 9.5×7.5 in mat to 12×10″. $65:
I recently was commissioned to recreate a version of ‘Rainflowers‘ in a larger size for a couple in Palm Desert. It was an odd size they needed, but I knew just where to go to get that made perfect – Jim Ciskowski at Blue Ribbon Art Support – he also makes wonderful cradle panels. We had the panel and painting created within a month, and I was delighted to be able to take it over and install it on Memorial Day. Here’s the painting, and in its forever home. Once I got in there, I totally understood the odd size, it needed to match their artwork on the other side of the tv!
This painting was partially worked on during a demonstration a couple months ago. I didn’t complete it until a little while later.
#1438 Turquoise jewels. Refractured watercolor on solid panel. 17.5×10″. $175. The following poem is written for and painted into the painting: Turquiose Jewels Dawn leaves me speechless these gold and turquoise jewels precious beyond words.
Yes, it is possible to sell art during the pandemic. A major collector saw one of my ‘Newer Work’ posts and decided to treat herself. I’m not only blessed with the sale, but also the pic of the painting in its new Forever Home. Although she says she might move things around.
The painting is called “Sky Comes Down”.
It contains the following haiku: Sky comes down to us, At every angle the rain that might wash us clean.
The Collage Artists of America membership show, “Just your Imagination” was held at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. The show runs Sept 4-29th and the reception was on Sept 7th. As part of my contribution to the show, I sat in the gallery on the afternoon before the reception. It was quite during much of the afternoon though there were several families turned up with kids to have an art lesson.
I had forgotten my kindle so I had plenty of time to enjoy the exhibit in detail.
My entry was right next to the front door!
Assemblage is allowed, so we have sculpture too.
My show favorite is on the left there. I also serendipitously met with a friend who came to see the show, and this was her favorite too. It did not win an award.
A lot of figurative and portrait work.
I did like the tree piece and the one on the right, which also contained a tree.
The large green creation near to us took second place. My pic of the winner did not come out well, sorry.
I talked to this lady at length as we were the only ones in the gallery early on.
Getting ready for the reception.
Loved the piece on the right, though I felt it was more painting than collage.
Great crowd at the reception! I still didn’t win an award….
Haven’t posted newer work in a while. This is one of a series of smaller paintings on panel that have needed to work on to replace sold work. (Darn, could use selling a few of the larger ones, I’m battling the balance between inspirations for larger pieces vs. storage space….)
#1398 Snowbirds. 9×12″ refractured watercolor and poetry on gallery-wrap panel. Poem written for and into painting is: Summer into fall we fly to our other home winter into spring
Four students had a lot of fun at sm’Art Studio on Tuesday creating artworks and cards in my Watercolor Collage class. I’m going to run the class again next month (date TBD – let me know if you’re interested) at sm’Art, but it’s also running next Wednesday at Yuma Art Center. (sign up here).