April 2017 Online Exhibition2nd Annual Waterscapes

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

Best in Show (Traditional)
"Mooring 11"
by Nelson Hee

Watercolor, 18" x 24", $5,000

Best in Show (Digital Art & Photography)
"Tropical Sky"
by Alexandru Popovski

Photography, 30" x 40, $750


Welcome to Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Waterscapes International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of April 2017.

For this competition artists and photographers, 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 and could be any subject matter and any of the accepted media. 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, India, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Armenia, Barbados, Australia, Malaysia, Greece, Germany and Austria.

Each month Fusion Art presents awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. The Best in Show winners are Nelson Hee for his watercolor, "Mooring 11" and Alexandru Popovski for his photograph, “Tropical Sky." Both Nelson and Alexandru are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of April 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, Shaylen Broughton for her mixed media on canvas, "Submerged" and Emanuele Vitale for his photograph, "Ascetic." Third Place awards were given to Barbara Pickering for her oil, "Peace on the Pond" and Kate deLigne for her photograph, "Perception.”

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 Kim Painter for her oil on gessoboard, "Coosaw River Ride", Faramus for his oil, "Decay", and Allison Butterfield for her acrylic on canvas, "Changing Tides." Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category were given to Robert Varley for his photograph on metal, "St Johns Silhouette", Mei He for her photograph "Reflection" and Peter Shepherd for his digital photograph, "Water Under the Dam."

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 offer your 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)
by Shaylen Broughton

Mixed Media on Canvas, 16" x 20", $850

2nd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
by Emanuele Vitale

Photography & Digital, 30" x 40", €1,200


3rd Place (Traditional)
"Peace on the Pond"
by Barbara Pickering

Oil, 14" x 18", NFS

3rd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
by Kate deLigne

Photograph - Archival Inkjet Print, 36" x 24", $1,100


Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Coosaw River Ride"
by Kim Painter

oil on Gessoboard, 18" x 36", $725

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
by Faramus

Oil, 53" x 40", $3,000


Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Changing Tides"
by Allison Butterfield

Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40", $300

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"St Johns Silhouette"
by Robert Varley

Photography on Metal, 30" x 20", $350

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
by Mei He

Photography, 72" x 48", NFS

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"Water Under the Dam"
by Peter Shepherd

Digital Photography, 12" x 12", $600


Exhibition Finalists

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