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Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s Curator, asked to be Guest Judge of a French Art Competition.

Sharon Drinkard, Curator, for Contemporary Art Gallery Online was asked to be one of the guest judges for a Gallery show in Paris France.  Mondial Art Academia located in the Montpellier Area of France hosted a beautiful Art Competition which closed in April.
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“The art was extraordinary!” says Sharon Drinkard.  “It was very difficult choosing my selections, but I did.  It was a wonderful experience and I am honored to have been asked.”

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Image:  “The Ministry” by Ezuan York

Contemporary Art Gallery Online concluded 2015 with an All Photography & Digital Art competition inviting artists to participate by submitting their own Photography and Digital Art works.  The results were visually dimensional, stark and emotionally evocative.

Ezuan York received Best in Show for, “The Ministry”; a black & white photograph strategically colorized and developed as a futuristic runway or overpass, tucked in a lonely city.

“Wheel No. 5”, by Sonia Melnikova –Raich, was selected as Gallery Choice.  The dizzying ordinal elapses from a sequence of images which gradually develop in complexity.

Claire Z received First Place for, “Domaine Mist” and Gary Horsfall received Second Place for, “Derelict Barn”.  Both portraits are peppered by solitary land marks and vast acreage wherein the onlooker is awakened with the diurnal course.

“Studying iPhone” by, Zachary Garret was awarded, Third Place.  The panorama is a contemporary enigma on style and leisure.  An expression of duality is used to challenge perceptions of cultural freestyle and the restraint of consumerism.

Seffen Fiasst’s “Sphere” won Fourth Place for its refreshing clarity, a translucent image which simply quenches thirst and also makes the heart smile; while Jaime Frey’s “Rayna” received Fifth Place as a reminder of humanity’s struggle with resolution, body image and self-deprecation.

Honorable Recognitions were awarded to Lori Shoaf for a still life oasis entitled, “Puddle and Reflection” and also to, David J. Thompson for, “Gallery Space”; a vivid geometric collage hearkening to the manifold interpretations of a museum experience.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts artists of varying degrees of education and also represents increasing levels of artistic experience.

Visit Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s Gallery Exhibition to celebrate your love for art and to drink in the visual display.  Also, tune into sound bites of in-depth artists interviews from the “Artists Speaks” series.  Contemporary Art Gallery is always showcasing tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today!

http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com/

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Image:  “Snow Fences” by Elaine Hunter

November Competition Winners Announcement   by Portia T. Webb

“Clouds” by, Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Over earth and ocean, with gentle motion,
This pilot is guiding me…The sanguine Sunrise, with his meteor eyes,
And his burning plumes outspread…And the crimson pall of eve may Fall from the depth of Heaven above…When the whirlwinds my Banner unfurl.  From cape to cape, with a bridge like shape, Over a Torrent sea…I am the daughter of Earth and Water, And the nursling of the Sky; I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die…”

During the month of November, for the online weather art competition, Contemporary Art Gallery’s contestants illustrated biting and gentle interpretations of arid seasons we have all learned to expect. Competition results were announced on, December 14, 2015.

Artist, Elaine Hunter was awarded, Best in Show for her “Snow Fences” interplay where opaque and dark wavelengths part to establish a likeness of remnants of heaven and sea.

The Paintings category yielded familiar assimilations of burly winds, rising tides, crude landscapes and winter chateau: Artist, Eleanor Gilpatrick received First Place for “After the Storm”; Second Place was awarded to Valeri Leri for “Gathering Storm”; Tricia Eisen received Third Place for “Summer Breeze” and Fourth Place was awarded to, Elina Grosul for “Winter Morning”.
Both Woebegone and reflective, the artists’ photography themes unfurled as tumultuous tempests and cirrostratus reckonings. Artist, Robert Schwartzman received First Place for “The Storm is Coming”; Chip Miller Second Place for “Pennsylvania Storm” and Luke Engle received Third Place for “Omen”.
Honorable Recognitions were awarded to, Ralph White for “Burning Sky” and to, Joan Miller for “Snow Pellets” whose works proved reminiscent and equally impressive.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online hosts artists of varying degrees of education and also represents increasing levels of artistic experience.
Visit Contemporary Art Gallery Online’s Gallery Exhibition to celebrate your love for art and to drink in the visual display. Also, tune into sound bites of in-depth artists interviews from the “Artists Speaks” series. Contemporary Art Gallery is always showcasing tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today!
http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.com/