Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 3rd Annual Leaves & Petals Art Exhibition
By: Fusion Art
For this exhibition, artists were encouraged to share their best artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. All artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract botanical/floral art and photography.
The Best in Show winners are David Hoque for his colored pencil, "Crack'lin Cones on Quartz" and Ulrike Unterbruner for her digital photograph, "Dahlia." Both David and Ulrike are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of February 2018 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, Elizabeth Burin for her watercolor, "Fall Cascade II" and Dianne English for her photograph, "Bergenia Enhanced." Third Place awards were given to Pam Harp for her watercolor (mounted on hardboard panel and waxed varnished), "Glistening in the Darkness" and Cindy Vondran for her photograph, "Cosmos Chaos."
Rounding out the awards for the exhibition are eight Honorable Mention winners. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category are given to Yochi Yakir-Avin for her oil on canvas, "Dream Me," Zephyr Greyhaven for his oil and ink on paper, "Tony Grove", Traci Loving for her colored pencil, "Santa Barbara Mission and Santa Rita Cactus" and Julie Hamilton for her drawing on clay board, "Where the Woodbine Twineth."
Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category are given to Stephen Mimms for his photograph, "Center Glow", Charles Hopkins for his digital photograph, "Dry Leaves", Dan Cohen for his digital print, "Yoga" and Barbara Smith for her photo montage/digital art, "Lily Improv." The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplified uniquely creative talents and we are honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.
The international competition received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Russia, Austria, Ireland, Israel, Estonia, Italy, Greece, Iran, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and New Zealand. The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website for the month of February 2018.
Founded by Award winning artist, Chris and Valerie Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions, exhibitions and experiences.
Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art's website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery's social media outlets. The gallery's objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art's website: https://fusionartps.com/