J. Mane Gallery is pleased to present its Colors International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of December 2018.
Alongside the notes of the musical keyboard and the letters of the alphabet, colors provide the building blocks of our emotions. It is not for nothing that we say we are ‘feeling blue’ or ‘seeing red’. Each color is subtly connected to a web of experiences and associations. Some of these are highly idiosyncratic: a particular yellow might remind us of a long-dead grandmother’s kitchen or a pair of boots we had as children. But others carry more universal meanings. Exploring the associations we have around colors is a way to get to understand ourselves and, as importantly, gives us a way to tell others who we are.
For this competition, artists were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of colors-along any subject. The artwork could vary from realism to surrealism to abstraction, and all media were accepted, including 3-D. The artists included are from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, India and Germany.
Our guest juror for the Colors online art exhibition is accomplished visual artist, Nicola Lamb. Nicola has exhibited extensively throughout California, and is a minimalist painter who looks at memory, visual and emotional responses – what is held in the body. It may be a place, a line, a color or a scent. “Everyone approaches the world with their own particular point of view– not a political view – but a visual point of view. Our eyes capture everything we see, like a lens in a camera, processing the information into memory – what we want to keep and what we will discard. View her website here.
Each of our monthly themed exhibitions, awards for First, Second and Third Place. The First Place winner for the Colors show is Oz Van Rosen for her digital image, Stuck Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. We felt her piece truly captured the essence the theme. The relationship and the flow of the colors are wonderful. Oz Van Rosen is also the Featured Artist for the month of December.
Taking Second Place is Greg Moni for his mixed media piece, Nebula Rami. And, Third Place goes to Carlos Lorenzana for his digital image, Mythos.
Nine Honorable Mention awards were given as well. Honorable Mention awards go to Shauna Chapman for her acrylic on canvas, Migraine, Leah Dockrill for her acrylic on canvas, Migraine, Jon Krawczuk for his watercolor Filleted, Gaylord Mink for his photograph, River Bridge, Aatmica Ojha for her acrylic on canvas, The Dawn Of Modernism, Youseff Riegel for his photo, Cross Triangle III, JJ Snow for her digital photo, Trailside Fireworks, Vasu Tolia, for her acrylic painting, Frozen Fantasy and Rosemary Ye for her acrylic painting, Validity-What Is The Cost Of Fame.
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.