3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Art ExhibitionNovember 2017

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." ~Edgar Degas

Best in Show (Traditional)
by Shelley Stroeve

Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, 12" x 12", $150

Best in Show (Digital Art & Photography)
"Red Light Changing, v1 4/10"
by Kathy B. Shapiro

Photography on Aluminum, 40" x 30", $1,800


Welcome to Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of November 2017.

For this competition artists were encouraged to share their best best artistic vision and interpretation of the the "Colorful Abstractions" theme by submitting their best nonobjective or nonrepresentational art. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best 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, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Ireland, Samoa, Switzerland, Mexico, Czech Republic, Phillippines, China and Greece.

Each month Fusion Art presents awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. The Best in Show winners are Shelley Stroeve for her mixed media on panel with resin, "Ecstasy" and Kathy B. Shapiro for her photograph on aluminum, "Red Light Changing, v1 4/10." Both Shelley and Kathy are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of November 2017 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in November 2018.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Abreesha Jones for her acrylic on canvas, "Balancing Frustration" and Nancy Pallowick for her photograph, "Helix." Third Place awards were given to Carl Owen for his oil on canvas, "Earth's Heart III" and Michelle Woitzel for her mixed media digital on acrylic, "Intrigue.”

This month, eight 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 Eldon Case for his oil on canvas, "Reef," Crow for his acrylic and fire on canvas, "Estrangement 4", Vasile Ghiuta for his acrylic on canvas, "Playground" and Kelly Quinn for her acrylic on canvas, "Synergy." Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category were given to Lee Musgrave for his digital photograph, "Twilight Ray 11, Ed. 2/10", Megan Conaty for her photograph, "Untitled", Allan McDonald for his photograph on brushed metal, "Mayan God" and John McManus for his photograph, "Adobe Roof." Please visit the Monthly Winners Page to learn more about each of these award winning artists and/or to contact them directly about their work.

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)
"Balancing Frustration"
by Abreesha Jones

Acrylic on Canvas, 50" x 36", $895

2nd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
by Nancy Pallowick

Photography, 16” x 24”, $300


3rd Place (Traditional)
"Earth's Heart III"
by Carl Owen

Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36", NFS

3rd Place (Digital Art & Photography)
by Michelle Woitzel

Mixed Media Digital on Acrylic, 48" x 36", $875


Honorable Mention (Traditional)
by Kelly Quinn

Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 40”, $2,800

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
"Estrangement 4"
by Crow

Acrylic & Fire on Canvas, 32" x 32", $3,000

Honorable Mention (Digital & Photography)
"Adobe Roof"
by John McManus

Photography, 24” x 36”, $1,500

Honorable Mention (Digital & Photography)
"Mayan God"
by Allan McDonald

Photography on Brushed Aluminum, 16" x 24", $375

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
by Eldon Case

Oil on Canvas, 14” x 18”, $1,000

Honorable Mention (Traditional)
by Vasile Ghiuta

Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 30", $600

Honorable Mention (Digital & Photography)
by Megan Conaty

Photography, 20” x 30”, $750

Honorable Mention (Digital Art & Photography)
"Twilight Ray 11, Ed. 2/10"
by Lee Musgrave

Digital Photography, 20" x 16", $750


Exhibition Finalists

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