Nicholas Kozis Biography
In this painting I illustrate my investigations of capturing a motif. Sometimes the catch is a literal one, as objects are grasping each other. Other times a moment is captured.
Brittany Kiefer Biography
I am a painter living in the Kansas City, Missouri area. I grew up traveling the world and have always drawn inspiration from the many different people and cultures I have experienced. I attended college at Black Hills State University in South Dakota with a major in Studio Art. I enjoy doing group shows, festivals/fairs and any fundraising opportunities that benefit my community and arts education. My current series is called Touch, and is an exploration of the sense. Using a limited palette and expressive brush strokes I intend to examine both the physical and spiritual meanings of the word, and the ways we are all connected through the use of this sense.
Ron Kenedi Biography
Born and raised in New York city, Ron received his art degree at the state university of New York at Stonybrook where he studied with well- known New York school artists and art historians such as Nam June Paik, Lawrence Alloway and Allan Kaprow. After graduation he spent a year teaching drawing at the Mediterranean Institute in Mallorca, Spain. Returning to New York, Ron attended the Art Students League to learn printmaking. He moved to Nevada County in 1971 and
has maintained a residence there till today. While continuing to paint, draw and show his work both domestically and internationally, Ron became a leading presence in the Solar Power industry and headed up the N. American operations of three major, global, solar panel manufacturers. Today he lives with his wife and two small dogs in Nevada City.
Kelene Karetski-Piazza Biography
I am a self taught fine artist with a background graduating in Graphics and Advertising I have been in numerous shows which included solo and group juried exhibits. My work has been displayed in galleries and various event spaces. My work is bold and colorful. I tend to use images of people in an surreal sense. I incorporate a lot of flowers and nature while the human side of it can have different emotions within each piece.
Stephen Johnson Biography
Stephen is a 25 y/o digital artist from Atlanta, GA. He creates fascinating abstract artwork using only his cellphone camera and various mobile editing applications.
Curator Review: Henry II
Bright neon colors glow and give warmth to the viewer in this compelling photograph by artist Stephen Johnson. The central figure appears unrepressed and completely immersed in the ambience of the scene. This direct capture skillfully composes the main subject and beautifully exhibits the tonality and depth of the diner. Johnson’s observant eye showcases a sophisticated perspective in this exceptional portrait.
- E.E. Jacks
Sara Hupas Biography
Born in 1987 in Prudnik. A graduated from PLSP in Opole. In the years 2007-2010 student of the Opole Art Institute in the field of Art Education in the Field of Fine Arts. She acquired Bachelor’s degree in sculpture under the direction of Prof. Marian Molenda. In 2017 graduated from Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Diploma in Sculpture Studio IV, conducted by Prof. Józef Murzyn. An annex to the diploma in the Sculpture Workshop in Metal under the direction of Prof. Krzysztof Nitsch and in the Drawing Studio III run by Mrs. Prof. Ewa Janus. Her works have been presented at many group exhibitions in Poland and abroad (including Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Art Prize CBM in Turin, VI International Triennial of Textiles - Serbia, The 12th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia” - Ukraine).
I’m interested in shaping of matter through the activities of sculpting, from small forms to monumental realizations. I undertake tasks that are conceptual and experimental. I draw inspiration from phenomena /situation/ and the specific characteristics of matter. I listen to reality and bring up the intricacies contained in it, which I transform into my own language. In the works I have completed so far, I process the collected materials so as to emphasize their properties as well as to refer to their history or previous function / application. In doing this, I am constantly accompanied by a need of ordering and giving meaning to what man has abandoned and treated as waste. Although my work is based on abstraction, it contains an emotional element that refers to the human psyche and experience. I use materials such as recycled sponge, recycled paper, honeycomb cardboard, agrotextile, jute rope, styrofoam, Bee wax and what will fall into my hands. In addition, an important place in my creative work is foundry in such materials as: bronze, aluminum and cast iron.
Saskia Huitema Biography
Saskia Huitema, a self taught artist, works from her home in Utrecht, central in the Netherlands where she lives with her husband, daughter and cat. Saskia grew up in a small city in Friesland, the Northern part of the Netherlands. She spent most of her time reading and rereading all the books in the children’s section of the library before moving on to adult books. It was all about getting lost in other worlds. Saskia became a pharmacist, but once settled, something was missing. She became very interested in art en developed a keen visual sense. When she finally picked up brushes in 2009 she found herself again with a never-ending passion like she had discovered as a child in reading. Currently Saskia’s favorite subject is her daughter who models for her and undergoes multiple transformations according to the theme of the piece. Saskia’s attraction to the lowbrow art movement and pop-culture shows in her art. Her realistic pieces- often with a touch of fantasy- evoke a mood of mystery and enchantment. Her distinctive realistic portraits call for attention as the gaze is automatically drawn towards the portrayed and lingers there as colorful details of dress and fabrics are taken in. Fashion photography and nature are a source of inspiration. Saskia exhibits in galleries internationally, Art Fairs and at “Museum De Fundatie” in 2017. She has won first prizes and her works have been nominated by jury in the national Dutch competition “Painting of the Year” in 2015 and 2016 and by the jury of ZomerExpo in 2017. “In my art I aim to portray beauty and emotions, weave tales and connect with nature. I find my inspiration in flora and fauna, girls becoming women, Art Nouveau and the bygone era of the ‘Roaring Twenties’. I seek to evoke the sense of mystery, wonder and enchantment which can be found all around us if you just look hard enough.”
Mary Beth Harrison Biography
Mary Beth Harrison became an artist sitting at her childhood kitchen table, drawing dinosaurs and Dr. Suess characters with her siblings. She was blessed to have 4 years with an excellent high school art teacher and wonderful college instructors. She loves combining plein air oil painting, photography, and studio work to create memorable works of art that depict the stories of people, events, and beauty in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. Mary Beth is an active member of the Yosemite Western Artists and studies oil painting under Linda McCoy.
Stefania Grasso Biography
Stefania Grasso was born in Vercelli Italy in 1977. She is an Italian biologist specialized in Microbiology. She started to photograph in 1990. In 2006 among 1172 photographers she won the 4th price in a nature competition in Valle d’Aosta. Her favourite themes are travel photography, nature, landscapes and arts with photos of churches and monuments. She has gained some prices in contests related to nature and arts and several covers for reviews, Markos but also fotografare.com, N-photography, Photography Masterclass, Landscape Photography magazine. Some of her portfolios have been selected by CNN and National Geographics Italia. In July a book Himmelblau published in Germany and Scotland will contain other her pictures of Cervino with clouds. Recently some her pictures of mountain donkeys have been mentioned as editor choice for National Geographics. She is available for travel reportages, events and portraitures.
Scott Evanskey Biography
Scott Evanskey is a photographer and digital artist based out of Southern California. Specializing in modern day pin-up, Americana, and live event photography, he also works in creating mixed digital art pieces that border on surreal and the fantastic. With the right amount of sci-fi and vintage style, the pieces look strangely real and beautiful in these fantasy settings.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.