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Saturday, 2 February 2019 to Saturday, 2 March 2019

J. Mane Gallery is pleased to present its Open Theme International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of February 2019. 

“An artist is typically a being that is filled with so much passion, love, or pain for certain lands, people ideas or images that all they can do with that overflow is bleed it out by creating. And with this type of art, the energy will be shifted from the depths of them, and in to the depths of the audience to be felt. It is a dance. A transference. An intimacy. It is to touch and awaken another human a place they hadn’t known was aching, or sleeping. Both are opened. Both are nourished. Both are transformed.”~Victoria Erikson

For this competition, artists were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of any subject.  The artwork varied from realism to surrealism to abstraction. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best inspired work. Artists in the show represent the United States, England, Argentina, France and Japan.

Each of our monthly themed exhibitions, awards for First, Second and Third Place.  The First Place winner for the Open Theme show is Ankica Mitrovska for her charcoal on paper cut out, The Observer. Ankica exhibited wonderful technique with the medium and the composition of the subject are what stood out. Ankica is also the Featured Artist for the month of February.

Taking Second Place is Valentine Louafi for her work, Dinkaception.   And, Third Place goes to Gaylord Mink for Great Blue Heron.  

Eight Honorable Mention awards were given as well. Honorable Mention awards go to Michael Duke for his photo, Birds On A Wire, William Erikson for his pastel on paper, Blue Halo, Julia Jo for oil on canvas, The Dinner Party, Izzy Kapetanovic for his photograph Dawn At Canyon Overlook, Carlos Lorenza for his painting, Expanse, Bob McCormac for his digital work, Summer in Stockholm, Roni Murillo for her mixed media, Catharsis #15 and Kristopher Schoenleber for his photograph, Barber Shop.

Please visit the Monthly Winners Page to learn more about each of these award-winning artists and to contact them directly about their work.

The remaining artists included in the exhibition serve as an example of impressive talent and we are honored to showcase their artwork on the J. Mane Gallery website.

We thank all the competition participants. 

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork in this exhibition, please contact the artists directly. J. Mane Gallery does not enter into the selling of artwork featured in any of the monthly online exhibitions. You will find the artist's website or email by clicking on their names below.

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