PORTRAIT ART CONTEST


 

 

 

 

 

Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the third Portrait online art show for the month of January 2023. The show encompassed a range of artistic styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, digital). Each submission has been judged based on the following elements of artistic expression: orginality and quality of art, overall design, creativity, interpretation of the theme, demonstration of artistic ability and usage of medium. Out of all entries, 104 artworks were shortlisted for inclusion in the show. The competition attracted entries from many countries across the world: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Uruguay, France, Thailand, Argentina and South Korea. Enjoy the show and thank you for expressing an interest in our competition.

 

 

 

 

BEST OF SHOW

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Jana Jaros - Recognition

acrylic on canvas - 36'' x 26''

 

 

Is the Story Getting Through? While anatomical structure is important to me in technique, it is not what drives me to choose my subject matter. Each of my paintings is derived from a story, experience or an idea. I want to reach and connect to the emotional impact of them. During the hours and days I work om each piece, there is a narrative going in my thoughts about it. I become completely invested and connected to my canvas through my brush. These is where I derive my focus and subject. It starts from perspective, traverses situation and finishes with title. A complete narrative.

 

 

 

 

FIRST PLACE

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Carina Imbrogno - Johnny Praying

pastel - 14″ x 40″

 

 

Carina Imbrogno is a disabled self taught award winning inspirational artist who began her art in 2015 at the age of 40. She is a walking miracle who has defeated death many times. She suffers from a genetic disorder called Elhers Danlos Syndrome kyphoscoliosis type. Her spine collapsed twice and has 26 screws and two rods holding her spine. Carina enjoys drawing and painting photorealistic art. She enjoys depicting children because of her inability to ever have them. She also enjoys depicting people, pets, wildlife, landscapes, nature, still lives and botanicals. In 2019 she discovered pastels and it has become the medium of choice. She has created over 140 works of art since 2015 and 85 of them are pastels. Her art is a form of therapy and also a way to inspire others with her inspirational miraculous story. Carina has been accepted in over 150 exhibits and has won 115 in local and international exhibits all around the world. Her goal is to share her story and inspire others.

 

 

 

 

SECOND PLACE

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Luan Quach - Repentance

watercolor - 15'' x 22''

 

 

Portrait painting goes far beyond merely a painting of a face; with each piece of art, I strive to create unique and dynamic memories that can be deeply personal and evoke long lasting emotional connections to the viewers. I like to portray people of different ethnic backgrounds. My art knows no latitudes or social class. The humanity as told is a meeting of different cultures, each one indispensable for others.

 

 

 

 

THIRD PLACE

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Cher Pruys - Mischief

acrylic - 6'' x 9''

 

 

Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, PSA, AWA.. "To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self expression." Portraits are such a joy to paint, as one has the opportunity to dive right into the subjects essence. As an artist it gives one the chance to discover the culture of the person as well as their emotional mood and their psychology. Portrait painting is such a privilege to be given!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERIT AWARD

 

 

 

 

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HONORABLE MENTION

 

 

 

 

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FINALISTS

 

 

 

 

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