Watercolor Finalist - Fusion Art Quarterly Exhibition

Eight artists were chosen to participate in Fusion Art’s first quarterly group exhibition. All the artists who participated in the competition have uniquely creative talents but the winners chosen exemplify a mastery in the use of the watercolor medium.

We received a diverse collection of quality watercolor artwork from artists around the world including the US, Canada, Pakistan, India, Australia and the United Kingdom. Eight artists were chosen to participate in the group exhibition, which will remain open on the Fusion Art website until April 14, 2017.

Congratulations again to all the winners and thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

I'm honored to have been chosen as a finalist for this lovely exhibition! They showed me some love, so, please visit their site and show them some too.

Oh Wait! It Gets Better in the Detroit Free Press!!

Nothing turns around a Monday than being in the paper! This is SO incredible. Thank you, Free Press &  Troy Reimink !

Nothing turns around a Monday than being in the paper! This is SO incredible. Thank you, Free Press & Troy Reimink!

(text here, if you can't see the image:  A common knock against ArtPrize is that too many pieces are heavy on process, light on inspiration – but this collection of close-up, hand-drawn eyes, clustered around a video documenting their creation, boldly flaunts its process as inspiration. This Ypsilanti artist is both a School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum and a Wayne State University anatomy PhD, and her entry deploys the breadth of that educational resume. See it: Women’s City Club, 254 E. Fulton Street.   More info:  artprize.org/62588 ,  meganlovestodraw.com )

(text here, if you can't see the image:  A common knock against ArtPrize is that too many pieces are heavy on process, light on inspiration – but this collection of close-up, hand-drawn eyes, clustered around a video documenting their creation, boldly flaunts its process as inspiration. This Ypsilanti artist is both a School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum and a Wayne State University anatomy PhD, and her entry deploys the breadth of that educational resume. See it: Women’s City Club, 254 E. Fulton Street. More info: artprize.org/62588meganlovestodraw.com)

Trowbridge's Coup to Bring Pencil Art

Tracy Sullivan, art director at Trowbridge Town Hall, with a roller derby portrait by Megan Foldenauer – one of the Derwent Art prize exhibits in the Town Hall

Tracy Sullivan, art director at Trowbridge Town Hall, with a roller derby portrait by Megan Foldenauer – one of the Derwent Art prize exhibits in the Town Hall

Trowbridge is the only place outside London where the winners of this year’s Derwent Art Prize are being exhibited – at the Town Hall until November 22.

The prize celebrates the best art produced using pencils, sponsored by Derwent and it attracted entries worldwide.

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U of M Employee Art Exhibition

Each year, Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of the artwork made by University of Michigan Health System faculty, staff, students, volunteers and their family members. It is our pleasure to display the artistic accomplishments and showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of our extensive (~26,000) UMHS community. 

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MLive - ArtPrize Day 9

Two men talk over drinks at The Mitten Brewing Company where the "Faces of Michigan Roller Derby" look on from the background. The 2014 ArtPrize two-dimensional drawings were created by Megan Foldenauer, Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday October 2, 2014. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)

Two men talk over drinks at The Mitten Brewing Company where the "Faces of Michigan Roller Derby" look on from the background. The 2014 ArtPrize two-dimensional drawings were created by Megan Foldenauer, Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday October 2, 2014. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)

Marking a Mark - Derwent Art Prize

The Derwent Art Prize 2014 celebrates pencil art and its current exhibition at the Mall Galleries is very successful at demonstrating the range of artwork and approaches to making art that can be seen in contemporary pencil art today.

This post has:

  • a video of my walk round the Derwent Art Prize 2014 exhibition - to give you a feel for what it it looks like
  • some general observations about the exhibition
  • the artworks which caught my eye - including those that I would have had on my short list for prizewinners

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