September 2016 Online Exhibition


"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

~Jacques Yves Cousteau

Best in Show (Traditional)
"Beachwood Snag"
by Brian LaSaga

Acrylic on Wood Panel, 17" x 14", $4000

Best in Show (Digital Art & Photography)
"Man and Ocean"
by Annie Tsai

Photography, 10" x 10", $122


Welcome to Waterscapes, Fusion Art's International Online Juried Art Exhibition for September 2016. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of Waterscapes. The theme included any art or photography which depicted any type of body of water including the ocean, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, etc. The theme included coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, beaches, and any related seashore or lakeside subjects. It could also include rain, puddles and frozen waterscapes. The artwork could range from realism to surrealism to abstraction. All artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit.

We once again received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world including the US, Canada, England, India, Scotland, France, the Netherlands, South Korea, Armenia, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates.

Each month Fusion Art presents awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. The Waterscapes Best in Show winners are Brian LaSaga for his acrylic on wood panel, "Beachwood Snag" and Annie Tsai for her photograph, "Man and Ocean." Both Brian and Annie are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of September 2016. For more information about Brian and Annie please visit the Featured Artists page.

Other Waterscapes award winners include Second Place winners, Hunter Jay for his acrylic on canvas, "Tranquility" and Stephen Baumbach for his photograph on plexiglass, "Foam Fly #4." Third Place awards were given to Susan Allen for her oil on canvas, "Fripp Island" and Peter Shepherd for his photograph, "Solar Blast."

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 Katrina Soper for her oil on canvas, "Strength to Persevere," Victor Schiro for his oil on canvas "Eastern Sierras Owens Valley," Debi Picklet for her watercolor "Be Still," and Cordelia Norris for her watercolor, "Coastal Ecologies: Salt Marsh." Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category were given to Jeffrey Rudd for his digital photograph, "Dawn, Port Townsend," Mira Valliere for her digital photograph, "Lost But Found," Luke Engle for his digital photograph, "Sunset on Harbor Point," and Steve Bernstein for his photography-based digital art on metal, "Pauatahanui."

The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplify uniquely creative talents and we're once again 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 to put your art out there 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 the 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 directly. 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)
by Hunter Jay

Acrylic on Canvas, 20" x 20", $800

2nd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
"Foam Fly # 4"
by Stephen Baumbach

Photography on Plexiglass, 30" x 40", $3000


3rd Place (Traditional)
"Fripp Island"
by Susan Allen

Oil on Canvas, 14" x 18", $850

3rd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
"Solar Blast"
by Peter Shepherd

Photography, 12" x 12", $400


Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Strength to Persevere"
by Katrina Soper

Oil on Canvas, 48" x 34", $2700

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Eastern Sierras Owens Valley"
by Victor Schiro

Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14", $1200

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"Dawn, Port Townsend"
by Jeffrey Rudd

Digital Photography, 16" x 24", $300

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"Lost But Found"
by Mira Valliere

Digital Photography, 2593 x 1728px, NFS

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Be Still"
by Debi Pickler

Watercolor, 12" x 18", NFS

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Coastal Ecologies: Salt Marsh"
by Cordelia Norris

Watercolor, 30" x 12", $850

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"Sunset on Harbor Point"
by Luke Engle

Digital Photography, 16" x 24", $325

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
by Steve Bernstein

Photography-Based Digital Art on Metal, 24" x 36", $950


Exhibition Finalists

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