Solo Art Exhibition August 2017


Michal Mitak Mahgerefteh is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of August 2017. She is a Virginia based poet and artist who specializes in small works; pastels, recycled mixed-media, and paper collage.

Michal’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the entire month of August 2017. The gallery will promote Michal and her work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets.  Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Please read Michal’s Biography and Artist Statement below as she describes her history, inspiration and process in her own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Michal's exhibition.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Michal's work, please visit her website: Buyers and collectors can contact Michal directly through her website.

Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Michal’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Michal and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.

Michal Mitak Mahgerefteh Biography

Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and a multi-media artist from Israeli, living in Virginia since 1986. She is the author of four poetry collections and editor-in-chief of the international literary magazine Poetica. In July 2017, Mitak received a second-place award for her pastel painting from PrimePlus Exhibition (VA), an honorable mention for her pastel painting from Chesapeake Bay Art Association (VA) member show, an honorable mention from Blank Art Space’s Color Art Contest, and has been accepted for publication by Sonder Review. Mitak is currently developing her pastel technique by participating in workshops led by award-winning pastel artists. When she’s not in her studio, Mitak likes to travel the world to experience both culture and history, spend her weekends hiking, reading short stories, and cooking for her family.

Michal Mitak Mahgerefteh Artist Statement

I grew up in Israel; spending most of my days by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea fostering a love of the landscape that is expressed in my new pastel series, “Healing Waters.” The paintings capture nature’s tranquility that transcends into a heavy texture applied on paper with my index finger. Pastel medium is a meditative tool for chasing flashes of memory expressed in the lushness of blues and greens. These are the colors of water that hold an endless source of energy and an elusive mood. Creativity brings healing and I welcome visitors to my open studio, sharing my experiences and art techniques, and encouraging a creative life.

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