The Natural World Art ExhibitionJuly 2017

"Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself."~ Annie Leibovitz

Best in Show (Traditional)
"The Hunter"
by Cher Anderson

Acrylic on Board , 14" x 18", $794
www.cherscreations.com

Best in Show (Digital Art & Photography)
"Half Dome Illuminated"
by John Moses

Archival Pigment Print, 13" x 20", $250
www.johnmosesphotography.com


 

Welcome to Fusion Art's Natural World International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of July 2017.

For this competition artists and photographers, were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of the Natural World. The theme included any art and photography that depicts elements of the natural world. Natural and/or geographical objects and environments, wildlife, or anything that was from nature and/or not created by or substantially altered by man. The artwork could range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best representational or non-representational art and photography.

We once again received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Korea, Singapore and Australia.

Each month Fusion Art presents awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. The Best in Show winners are Cher Anderson for her Acrylic on Board, "The Hunter" and John Moses for his Archival Pigment Print, “Half Dome illuminated." Both Cher and John are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of July 2017 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to participate in Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, CA, in November 2017.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Margaret Adams for her oil painting, "Gregorian Cliffs" and Marcia Berg Haskell for her digital photograph, "Spillway." Third Place awards were given to Darren Sears for his oil on canvas, "Refugium" and Tommy Crane for his digital photograph, "Textured.”

In addition, this month, several honorable mention awards were given as special recognition due to the exceptional quality of the art received for this competition. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category were given to Dana Newman for his watercolor, "Scarlet Macaw" and Carrie Baxter for her encaustic and mixed media, “Colony Collapse/Bees 1." Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category were given to Angela Jones for her photograph, “Alpine Fall”, and Kathy Brady for her digital photograph, “Fire & Ice."

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

As always, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the competition participants. While not all the artwork that was submitted was selected for inclusion in the exhibition this in not necessarily a reflection on any one artist's talent and/or skill.  It takes courage for artists to offer up their art up for critique by others and all the artists should be applauded for their efforts. We appreciate all of you sharing your extraordinary talent with us.

For anyone interested in purchasing any of the artwork in this exhibition, please contact the artists directly. Fusion Art does not engage in selling the artwork featured in any of its monthly online exhibitions. All purchase inquiries should be directed to the artist. You will find the artist's website and/or email information below their work.

Thank you for visiting our website and enjoy the exhibition!


 

2nd Place (Traditional)
"Gregorian Cliffs"
by Margaret Adams

Oil, 18" x 18", NFS
http://margaretadamsartwork.blogspot.com/

2nd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
"Spillway"
by Marcia Berg Haskell

Digital Photography, 13" x 19", $250
www.MarciasCreativeWorld.com


 

3rd Place (Traditional)
"Refugium"
by Darren Sears

Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48", $2,500
www.darrensears.com

3rd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
"Textured"
by Tommy Crane

Digital Photography, 11" x 17", $150
tjcrane@valdosta.edu


 

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Scarlet Macaw"
by Dana Newman

Watercolor, 9.5" x 14.5", $850
dborzoi@gmail.com

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Colony Collapse/Bees 1"
by Carrie Baxter

Encaustic and Mixed Media, 20"x 20", $500
www.carriebaxter.com

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"Alpine Fall"
by Angela Jones

Photography, $200
www.happytreephotography.com

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"Fire & Ice"
by Kathy Brady

Digital Photography, 16" x 20", $200
www.WolfEyesPhotography.com


 

Exhibition Finalists

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