Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Figures & Faces Art Exhibition

Art Press Release from United States. Published by Fusion Art on Thursday 01 November 2018.

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Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 4th Annual Figures & Faces International Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art.

For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists were encouraged to share their best art and photography depicting the human form – both figures and faces. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best figurative art and photography.

The Figures & Faces Best in Show winners are Brian McClear for his oil on canvas, “Cheryl", Barbara Mierau-Klein for her digital art, “Burning Fall” and David Tinsley for his driftwood, “Silent Sobs”. Brian, Barbara and David are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of November 2018 and, as the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art’s 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Sarah Warda for her oil on canvas, “Winant”, Randy Gaul for his digital artwork, “Elder,” and Sherry Lupo for her clay sculpture, “Garden Maiden”. Third Place awards were given to Aleksandra Lis for her oil on canvas, “Touch #2” Jim Leach for his photograph, "Shy Thai Girl,” and Joanna Sokolowska for her alabaster stone, “Silence”. Fourth Place awards were given to Laurie Rosenberg for her acrylic on canvas, “Steam Punk Who Are You?”, August Naude for his photograph, “No Encore,” and David Tinsley for his driftwood, “Be Still My Heart”. Fifth Place awards were given to Hima Chennamaraju for her oil on canvas, “Peace it Together,” John McCluskey for his digital photograph, “Jazz Night,” and Elaine Weiner-Reed for her wire, plastic and concrete, “Resurrection”.

Rounding out the awards for the exhibition are fourteen Honorable Mention winners. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category are given to Laurie Elizabeth McKinley for her oil on canvas, “Summer Play (Santa Barbara)”, Michael Manente for his oil painting, “The Fisherman”, Barbara Mosher for her mixed media, “Warhol”, Joanna Sokolowska for her oil on canvas, “Who Am I?”, Athira Retheesh for her oil on canvas, “African Tribe,” Kristen Eisenbraun for her oil on canvas, “Lady Raves,” Maria Pazos for her watercolor, “Hiding,” and Yochi Yakir-Avin for her oil on canvas, “Self Portrait”.

Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category are given to Margaret Makowski for her digital photograph, “Just Me”, Liza Botkin for her silver gelatin print, “Going Up”, Don Hatcher for his photograph, “Emily,” Nicholas Kozis for his digital artwork, “Pose #1,” Carmen Teixidor for her digital print, “Figure & Avatar,” and Harry Longstreet for his archival inkjet print, “Ferry to the Prom”.

The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplified uniquely creative talents and we are honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.

The international competition received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Barbados, Israel, Taiwan, India, Poland, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Germany, South Africa, Columbia, Denmark and Japan. The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website for the month of November 2018.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris and Valerie Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions, exhibitions and experiences.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art’s website: https://fusionartps.com/4th-figures-faces-art-exhibition-nov-2018/.


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Fusion Art
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