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Resources, Opportunities and Services For Women Artists e-Book

All artists need to know about opportunities that are suited for them at every stage of their careers. Because there is an unequal share of opportunities for women artists in the art world it is essential for women artists to know about the wealth of resources, opportunities and services available for women artists.

I have been compiling this information for several years and I am going to produce a comprehensive, detailed e-Book to help advance the status of women artists around the world.

To sum it up briefly, it will inspire, inform, support and motivate women artists in their professional art careers. This ground-breaking e-Book will be published in April, 2017 in conjunction with the Manhattan Arts International “HERStory” exhibition that will run from April 20 – June 20, 2017.

All Entrants Will Receive A Complimentary Copy of The e-Book

All artists who submit their entries to the Manhattan Arts International “HERStory” exhibition will receive a complimentary copy of this e-Book when it is published.

A Quick Glance At Some of the Contents of The e-Book

This comprehensive e-Book will include such topics as listed below and many links to invaluable websites for further reading.

  • Statistics That Reveal The Inequalities in The Art World
  • Positive Strides Being Made
  • Non-Profit Women Arts Organizations
  • Galleries & Other Exhibition Venues for Women Artists
  • Grants and Other Financial Opportunities for Artists
  • Calls For Women Artists
  • Curators of Women Artists’ Exhibitions
  • Comments & Advice from Women’s Activists & Other Professionals
  • Inspirational Quotes and Messages By and For Women Artists
  • Things We Can All Do to Advance The Status of Women Artists
  • Additional Resources for Women Artists

Do You Know of Any Resource That Should Be Included in this e-Book for Women Artists?

I want to make this e-Book as comprehensive as possible. If you know of any organizations, funding sources, services and resources  that fit in the categories listed above, anywhere in the world, and that should be included in this e-Book, please send me an email to renee@manhattanarts.com. Please supply the name of the resource and its website address and write Women Artists as the subject of the email. Thank you!

Learn about the the Manhattan Arts International “HERStory” exhibition.

Len Cicio – Mixed Media

Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery

About Len Cicio

Len Cicio is a superb draftsman based in Inwood, NY, the most Northern tip of Manhattan. His favorite drawing instruments are colored pencils, pen and ink, waxed art bars and oil pastels, which he intermixes to achieve captivating, detailed surrealistic vistas.

Visit the Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery of Images.

Miche Watkins – Painting

Manhattan Arts International
Artist Showcase Gallery

Miche Watkins is a narrative, figurative artist who creates oil paintings. She lives in Bristol, England. Since she was a child she loved drawing princesses. Today, the artist specializes in portraying strong, independent women who are content and confident in their own skin.

Manhattan Arts International

Manhattan Arts International has been promoting artistic excellence online since 2000. All artists represented in our curated programs have either been approved after submitting their website, have been invited to join, or have received awards in our juried art competitions chosen by prominent art critics, curators, and gallery owners.

Visit the Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery of Images.

HERStory 2017 Entry Payment Page

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HERStory 2017 Entry Form

This is the Entry Form Page for HERStory 2017

Before you complete this entry form read About HERStory 2017  for details and schedule.

By submitting your art to Manhattan Arts International “HERStory”, should your art be selected for the exhibition, you grant Renee Phillips, Manhattan Arts International permission to use your image, artist’s statement, and website address for publicity purposes related to the exhibition.

IMPORTANT: Please follow these requirements if you want to avoid disqualification:

Images: You may enter 1-6 images.
Size: 700 pixels on the longest side. If you don’t know how to resize your JPEG here’s help: http://www.wikihow.com/Resize-a-JPEG
Maximum file size per image: 600 kb.
Resolution: 72-100 dpi.
How to Label Your Images: Provide your last name, first name initial, first word in title of your art and the number of your entry that corresponds to your entry form. Example: Phillips_R_Sunset-1.jpg
Your Artist’s Statement: Write your artist’s statement in the first person (“I”). Maximum length: 60 words. This statement will be used if your art is selected for the exhibition so proofread it and make sure it is no longer than 60 words.
Additional Reminder: You must be  a female artist,18 years or older, and have a website.

After you Click “Submit”- Entry Fee Payment

After you complete the form and click on the Submit button you will be taken to the “Entry Payment Page”. You can pay the non-refundable entry fee using safe and easy PayPal. All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.

After we receive them we will send you a confirmation by email to the address you provide on your entry form. Please add these email addresses to your email address book. entries@manhattanarts.com and renee@manhattanarts.com.

If you follow all of the instructions above and you experience any problems uploading your entry form please send us an email and describe your problem to entries@manhattanarts.com.

Thank You for Your Entry

We look forward to seeing your entries and appreciate your participation in “HERStory 2017”.

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HerStory 2017 Awards

An Exhibition of Women Artists

“HERStory 2017”, an online exhibition, from April 27- June 27, 2017, will feature the artwork of more than 50 outstanding women artists from around the world.
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Read About HERStory 2017  

Go to HERStory Entry Form

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More than 50 Artists and Top Awards

At least 50 artists will have one of their entries, their artist’s statement and a link to their websites, presented in this online exhibition at www.manhattanarts.com and also featured in an e-Book, “HERStory 2017”, published in May, 2017.

Renee PhillipsRenee Phillips

Founder/Director of Manhattan Arts International, curator, writer, arts advocate and artists’ mentor, www.renee-phillips.com, will choose the 50+ exhibiting artists and also the following top awards:

  • Featured Artist – Interview Award: This artist will have 6 images of their artwork, their bio and artist’s statement featured on www.manhattanarts.com for 12 months.
  • 30+ Awards of Excellence Winners
  • 20+ Awards of Merit Winners
  • 3 Cash Award-Winners: $200, $150, $100
  • Artist Coaching Award: An artist who lives in the U.S. will be selected to receive three one-hour art marketing consultation sessions by phone with Renee Phillips “The Artrepreneur Coach”.
  • Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS Online Gallery: An artist whose art exemplifies the healing power of art will be featured on healing-power-of-art.org

“As the curator, I will be awarding those artists who demonstrate superior technical skill in their chosen medium, an innovative approach to their medium, a coherent communication of their unique artistic vision — in their images and their statement — and the ability to retain the viewer’s interest after multiple viewings. When selecting the top awards, I am not only choosing works of art for an exhibition, I am also choosing under-recognized artists to promote  to our widespread international audience. ”

Special Recognition Awards from A Distinguished Panel of Guests This Year

I am honored and delighted that the following reputable art leaders have accepted my invitation to join the Awards Committee for the HERStory 2017 art exhibition. They have agreed to select an artist from the 50+ exhibiting artists to receive a Featured Artist Award that comes with widespread promotion and publicity. Visit their websites to learn more about them.

Carolyn EdlundCarolyn Edlund

Founder of Artsy Shark, www.artsyshark.com, “Inspiring Artists To Build Better Businesses”, is a renowned art marketing expert and writer who presents workshops throughout the U.S. She promotes artists in all mediums on her website.

She will select an artist to receive a featured article on her popular website and promoted throughout her large social media networks.

“In the selection process, I will be searching for the spirit and vision of the artist as expressed by the story she tells through the art she creates. There is an intangible quality found when viewing certain collections of work that is more than just the sum of its parts. There is an emotional connection that compels the viewer to want more.”

Karen GutfreundKaren Gutfreund

Artist http://karengutfreund.com/ is also a curator of feminist exhibitions in museums and other venues. She is a partner at GutfreundCornett: “Changing The World Through Art”.  She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, and The Knoll Group, and is also an art consultant – renting artwork to corporations and individuals. She served as the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art and the No. California TFAP Representative (The Feminist Art Project).

She will select an artist to be featured on her website and promoted on social media.

“I am initially drawn to art that is visually arresting, provocative and emotionally charged. I lean towards art that is focused on social issues, and of the human condition with the intention to challenge prescribed social norms. I look for works that evoke a response and inspire reflective thought and dialogue with the intention to “change the world through art”. The artist should demonstrate a unique voice and style and have perfected their craft.”

Jill PankeyJill Pankey

Manhattan Arts International award-winning artist, www.jillpankey.com, and former Senior Lecturer at Texas State University, School of Art & Design. She has received several awards from Manhattan Arts International, including a top award in “HERStory 2015”.

She will select an artist to promote throughout social media and feature on her blog. The artist will be invited to be promoted on pantsuit.org.

“I am looking for a unique or dynamic representation of the female form, in any style or medium, that reflects a positive vitality and spirit. The overall composition, addresses ‘real women’ in mind, body, and/or spirit and engages the viewer in a relatable way. Perhaps it’s HER story.”

Nancy ReynerNancy Reyner

Manhattan Arts International award-winning artist,  www.nancyreyner.com, author  of several art books, and instructor, she has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”,  and worked as a technical consultant for Golden Paints.

She will select an innovative artist to feature on her website and promote throughout her social media networks.

“I am looking for a visually exciting contemporary painting that reveals an inventive use of mediums. Any style of 2D works that show a collaboration between artist and paint (i.e. through processes involving happy accidents or playful experimentation) where the medium has a strong dynamic voice. The art should engage the viewer with interesting design and/or spatial arrangements for prolonged viewing, and offer a uniquely personal story, situation or viewpoint.”

Bren SibilskyBren Sibilsky

Manhattan Arts International  award-winning sculptor and painter brensibilsky.com,  she is also an instructor and and founder of Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art.  She has exhibited with the prestigious National Sculpture Society, New York, NY, and has collectors worldwide. She has won top awards in several Manhattan Arts International juried competitions including a top award in “HERStory 2015”.

She will select a sculptor to be promoted extensively on social media and featured in a press release that will be widely distributed.

“I am looking for a dynamic and creative sculpture that evokes clarity and the HerStory theme.  Overall design including structure, depth, contours, angles and use of space that takes the viewer on a visual journey and pulls them into the sculpture’s story. A solid idea with pleasing mass and proportions with a strong understanding of artistic foundations and fundamentals, equal to the emotional theme and executed to what I call the ‘wow’ factor.”

Read About HERStory 2017

HERStory Entry Form

Interview with Artist Mason Mansung Kang

With great pleasure I  present this interview with artist Mason Mansung Kang who won the Featured Artist Award in the Manhattan Arts International “New Beginnings” exhibition  which I had the pleasure to curate. Mason Mansung Kang’s art combines artistic prowess,  versatility and a positive vision.

Furthermore, the artist represents “New Beginnings” by embodying the  passion and determination of the human spirit to pursue one’s dreams. The artist, who was born in Korea and lives in California, became a full-time artist after he retired. He has achieved tremendous strides in his career and creatity in only two years.

Sunset at Bolinas Lagoon, oil on canvas, 48" x 36".
Mason Mansung Kang, Sunset at Bolinas Lagoon, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″.

Mason Mansung Kang’s portfolio encompasses superb paintings of landscapes from Korea, California and Europe, as well as cityscapes, still life and figures. In addition to his paintings, his drawings also reflect a keen observation to detail, form and values.

When submitting his entries to “New Beginnings” he wrote: “The visual changes of the natural world, with unending colors and values that exist in light and shadow over each season and over time, create variations of moods and emotions that always affects my mind. I struggle to observe these subtle colors, but also enhance the colors that are usually not noticed by untrained eyes. To share this beauty is the goal of my efforts.”

Mason Mansung Kang, Cable Car, oil on canvas, 24" x 36".
Mason Mansung Kang, Cable Car, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″.


Although born with an innate talent, the artist only began to pursue his passion for painting full-time after retirement. He studied at the Graduate School of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and he obtained his MFA in Painting in 2016. Since 2015 his artwork has won 17 awards from various organizations throughout the U.S. and Korea. He is currently represented by the Bill Hester Fine Arts gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

I would like to recommend people never to hesitate to put anything you want to do into action realizing that we still have much longer time in our lives than expected or estimated before. Once you tried, you would realize again that time flies and the new world appears so close to your eyes.
~ Mason Mansung Kang
Mason Mansung Kang, On the Hill, California, oil on canvas, 30" x 40".
Mason Mansung Kang, On the Hill, California, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″.

RP: What do you try to achieve with your paintings that you would like people to experience when viewing your art?

MMK: In short, I would like to express this world more beautifully than it looks, not than it is as it is actually, and truly, a lot more beautiful than it looks. I would be very happy if the viewers of my paintings can feel the same sublime sense of warmth, happiness and contentment.

RP: Do you paint en plein air or from photographs and sketches?

MMK: I definitely prefer plein air painting to the studio-only-work, as the beauty of a scene is not only the objects themselves but also the combination of the moods and the feelings I had at the sites. Due to a shortage of opportunities and the time allowed, I have mostly painted in the studio from photos that I took myself. But I’m seeking the opportunity to paint en plein air as much as possible.

Mason Mansung Kang, Busy City, oil on canvas, 24" x 18".
Mason Mansung Kang, Busy City, oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″.

RP: What personal beliefs do you have that influence the kind of paintings you create?

MMK: I, as a Christian, thank God for the creation of this beautiful world and for allowing us to be able to feel, see, touch, and even own these ‘Beauties’ of the world. I think this ‘Beauty’ originally comes from various mysterious sources of ‘light’ by which we all can see anything exists in the world. The dramatic combination of light and shadows always enraptures me and lures me to paint it on the canvas.

RP: You are so prolific and achieve excellence in many different subjects – from  landscapes, seascapes and citycscapes, to figures and still life. What series of paintings are you current working on?

MMK: I’m mostly focusing on the landscape at the moment, which actually includes some combination of other areas like cityscape or figures too because what I love is actually the dramatic balance of light and shadows regardless what kind of objects they are.

Mason Mansung Kang, Morning Light at Namwon, oil on Canvas, 18"x 24".
Mason Mansung Kang, Morning Light at Namwon, oil on Canvas, 18″x 24″.

RP: It is admirable that you returned to school to earn a degree after your retirement. What advice would you like to offer people who may be timid about following their passion later in life?

MMK: I think I’m very much lucky that God gave me such a talent and even such a passion to actually carry it out. Many of my colleagues envy me for that. But I would like to recommend people never to hesitate to put anything you want to do into action realizing that we still have much longer time in our lives than expected or estimated before. Once you tried, you would realize again that time flies and the new world appears so close to your eyes.

RP: What art career goals do you have for 2017?

MMK: I will keep painting and want to expose myself more as I’m now just a baby in the art world. I hope to get more chances to win in various famous international competitions in 2017. If there are some paintings that I can sell at good prices, that will be additional bonus I would welcome.

Mason Mansung Kang, On The Way to Vienna, oil on canvas, 30" x 36".
Mason Mansung Kang, On The Way to Vienna, oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″.

RP: When is your next exhibition?

MMK: Many people in Korea want me to have it here in my home town. I plan to do it sometime in October 2017 in Korea. I need such time to prepare the new paintings as I have consigned most of my recent paintings to the Bill Hester Gallery in Santa Fe, NM before I returned home last September, 2016.

RP: How do you define “success” as an artist?

MMK: Basically they shall have no financial difficulties to continue to create their art works. And I think the real success as an artist is to obtain the same level of respect and consensus intended by the artist from as wide an audience as possible.

Mason Mansung Kang, Companions, oil on canvas, 24" x 36".
Mason Mansung Kang, Companions, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″.

RP: What advice would you like to offer younger artists who are on their way to becoming professional full-time artists?

MMK: This is the very serious question for me and I am a bit gloomy to think that it looks like there are not enough opportunities for youngsters to be successful as professional artists in their future.

But I even have recognized that there are still many ways, routes, and systems which assist and support young artists to be successful. Manhattan Arts International is one of the good examples for this, I‘m sure. Therefore, I can definitely say that anyone who pursues anything with more passion will surely be able to obtain the better position in this very much competitive world. I recommend they never give up!

Visit Mason Mansun Kang’s website www.masonmansungkang.com/

Join Mason Mansun Kang on Social Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mason.kang
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mason-mansung-kang-11b62a45

Award of Excellence Winners

Each artist was asked to submit works of art that reflected the theme “New Beginnings” and to provide an artist’s statement relating their art to the theme. With pleasure I present the artists who won an Award of Excellence.

As the curator of “New Beginnings” my selection process involved more than 100 hours of viewing the several hundred image entries and visits to the artists’ websites. After assigning scores for each of their image entries I selected those artists with the highest average scores and who demonstrate cohesive individual styles, superior creative and technical  skills, and how well their art reflected the theme.”  ~ Renée Phillips

Artists are presented in alphabetical order. Click images to see larger views. Please write a comment and visit often!

More pages related to this exhibition
Top  Award Winners
Award of Merit Winners

List of all exhibiting artists

Rose Adare, Piko
Rose Adare, Piko, oil on canvas, 96″ x 48″.

Rose Adare
By the time my 4′ x 8’ detailed, perfected “Piko” was done, I already needed my first body brace. My painting “Persephone” taught me how to paint smaller, gentler, while adding a few more braces. Now, with compression gloves, and more body braces than clothing it seems, abstract lets me play through the pain and is my new beginning. www.roseadare.com

 

R. Geoffrey Blackburn, "Indian Summer", Oil on Linen, 28" x 36".
R. Geoffrey Blackburn, “Indian Summer”, Oil on Linen, 28″ x 36″.

R. Geoffrey Blackburn – Winner of Featured Artist Award
I focus upon the juxtaposition of the flora and fauna of a scene against the spectacular ancient red rock geology which speaks to the endless renewal of nature and constant cyclical new beginnings. Moreover, by virtue of the detail and technique, I provide a way for the viewer to “walk into the painting” and experience a personal renewal as well. www.rgeoffreyblackburn.com

 

Joe Boddy, Hatching ,ceramic,wood,glass, 21.5" x 8" x 3.5".
Joe Boddy, Hatching ,ceramic,wood,glass, 21.5″ x 8″ x 3.5″.

Joe Boddy
I see my work as part of the ongoing process of creation. A process that rejects nothing and instead finds new life as art. My sculpture is my way of honoring the beauty and profundity of nature. This work represents beginnings and also part of the great circle of life whose beginnings are a great mystery. www.joeboddy.com

 

Camilla Dahl Busby, Kim, oil on canvas, 58" x 40".
Camilla Dahl Busby, Kim, oil on canvas, 58″ x 40″.

Camilla Marie Dahl
My paintings, which depict nude women in furled, fetal-like poses, isolated in dark, indefinable spaces, symbolize a return to the womb, and equate the susceptibility of the fetus with feelings of vulnerability and exposure many women learn to associate with nudity. They also represent an opportunity for rebirth—for these women to reclaim agency and ownership over their own bodies. www.camillamariedahl.com

 

Jaya Datta, Phoenix,acrylic and oil on canvas, 30" x 24"
Jaya Datta, Phoenix,acrylic and oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″

Jaya Datta
Science and technology are at its peak in the present times but in some parts of the world women still face violence and abuse of all kinds. They have no right & no voice. Slowly they are becoming aware of injustices done to them and they are rising to fight for their freedom. Through my painting I want to show their plights and the goals to a new beginning. www.jayadatta.com

 

Mary Lou Dauray, Spirit Rock, acrylic, 24" x 24".
Mary Lou Dauray, Spirit Rock, acrylic, 24″ x 24″.

Mary Lou Dauray
Rocks and cliffs in Abiquiu, New Mexico and formed 165 million years ago at the beginnings and stirrings of civilization, cannot help but inspire a sense of patient endurance and strength. www.maryloudauray.com

 

Judith Fritchman, A Painter's Muse, oil on linen, 24" x 36".
Judith Fritchman, A Painter’s Muse, oil on linen, 24″ x 36″.

Judith Fritchman
One of my greatest joys in the process of making art is the gift of renewal and expectation when a new visual idea is planted: a glimpse from a car window, a passage from literature or music, a fleeting expression on a child’s face. Possibilities unfold, like petals of spring blossoms; the artistic adventure begins again. www.judithfritchman.com

 

Ronnie Garcia, Lost and Found, acrylic on panel, 24" x 17".
Ron Damien Garcia, Lost and Found, acrylic on panel, 24″ x 17″.

Ron Damien Garcia
I’m showing how the subjects are experiencing new beginnings in their young lives. In the painting “Lost and Found”, I show a lost young man with PTSD finding a lost puppy, and the smile on the young man’s face says they’ll begin a new life together. www.rondamiengarcia.com

 

Lea Goldman, Crossing, Crossing, oil on canvas, 48"
Lea Goldman, Crossing, Crossing, oil on canvas, 48″ x

Lea Goldman
Regeneration: The most crucial moment is our arrival to the planet, our physical birth, a crossing over from one form to another. The meaning of the painting “Crossing”: Absolute beginning as advent of new life of great knowledge confronts the seeker with the trials of crossing over. www.artistleagoldman.com

 

Dianne Husson, Adrift, concrete over steel armature, 31" x 70" x 25"
Diane Husson, Adrift, concrete over steel armature, 31″ x 70″ x 25″.

Diane Husson
I use concrete and steel to create functional sculptures that appear to be made of wood. I am reviving an art form called concrete “faux bois” (false wood) that nearly died out 100 years ago. Not content to imitate classic styles from long ago, I seek to create my own unique organic expressions using the latest high performance cement technologies. www.fauxboisfurniture.com

 

1Heidi Hybl, Continuous Motion 5, 20" x 20".
Heidi Hybl, Continuous Motion 5, oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″.

Heidi Hybl
I live in the mountains of California’s Big Sur Coast. Each day is a new beginning. Fog drifting through canyons, colorful sunsets and violent storms provide a shifting display of colors and tonal values. In these paintings I reduce what I experience to light, motion, and simplified form. Every day and each new painting is a “New Beginning”. www.bigsurpainter.com

 

Sunset at Bolinas Lagoon, oil on canvas, 48" x 36".
Mason Mansung Kang, Sunset at Bolinas Lagoon, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″.

Mason Mansung Kang – Winner of The Featured Artist Award
The visual changes of the natural world, with unending colors and values that exist in light and shadow over each season and over time, create variations of moods and emotions that always affects my mind. I struggle to observe these subtle colors, but also enhance the colors that are usually not noticed by untrained eyes. To share this beauty is the goal of my efforts. www.masonmansungkang.com
Read an interview with Mason Mansung Kang.

 

Darlene Kaplan, Koi Under Wisteria, Chinese watercolor, 32"x 18"
Darlene Kaplan, Koi Under Wisteria, Chinese watercolor, 32″x 18″

Darlene Kaplan
Nature furnishes the perfect cycle of life. The new beginning starts in the spring therefore I will paint tulips, narcissus and other spring blooming trees or flowers. Summer brings an abundance of flowers, vegetables, fruits and much more. I use all my bright colors for fall in landscapes or fall leaves. The winter I try to paint purity in the snow. www.darlenekaplan.com

 

Leila Labelle, Perfume of the Orient, mixed media on canvas, 60" x 40".
Leila Labelle, Perfume of the Orient, mixed media on canvas, 60″ x 40″.

Leila Labelle
The beginning of a new journey, of a fading tradition of the iconic kimono in all its glory and all it embodied in beauty and sacrifice. From my collection “The Silk Road”, this series is to give a new life to traditional garments in a contemporary approach. Numerous techniques are used in the creation of these pieces. www.leilalabelle.com

 

Francene Levinson, Butterfly in Red, digital art, 9 x 7
Francene Levinson, Butterfly in Red, digital art, 9′ x 7″.

Francene Levinson – Winner of The Healing Power of ART Award
New beginnings suggest taking a fresh look at what we know. Therefore, I create original digital paintings inspired by my Oregon environment. I see the strength of the earth and the fragility of life through mathematical concepts and principles of art. Now, I seek beauty in the absolute simplicity of line and form and reveal it through empowering digital media. www.francenelevinsondigitalart.com

 

Eva Lewarne, Raven Queen, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30.
Eva Lewarne, Raven Queen, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30.

Eva Lewarne
A new beginning begins when an old cycle finishes. Hopefully our earth is both at the end of the cycle of being devastated by men, who see no relationship between humans and nature, and the beginning of a new cycle, of mostly women, reminding them of our connection, which is at best tenuous now. The message can be voiced with humour and that is what I intended to portray in my works of Bird Women. www.evalewarne.com

 

Jack Long, Teal Shimmer, photograph, 30” x 24”.
Jack Long, Teal Shimmer, photograph, 30” x 24”.

Jack Long
Every spring is a “New Beginning.” I create through the summer in my home’s garage. Through the winter months I plan what I will be creating the next season. This year I built a set that was a liquid
table top of dark water with a flared opening. The void allowed me to install fountains, creating my liquid art photography. www.jacklongphoto.com

 

Friedhard Meyer, Colour Zone Blue-Yellow, acrylic, 31.5” x 39.37”.
Friedhard Meyer, Colour Zone Blue-Yellow, acrylic, 31.5” x 39.37”.

Friedhard Meyer
April 2015 was the “New Beginnings“ of my youngest project. I developed a particular acrylic needle technique which I use for these paintings, whereby the surfaces are solely generated by applying a 10 cm wide flat brush in a vertical direction. This type of colour application is an important and unique characteristic of my paintings. www.gallery-friedhard.de

 

Sue Miller, 46th Street, oil, 24” x 18”.
Sue Miller, 46th Street, oil, 24” x 18”.

Sue Miller – Winner of the Artist Showcase Award and Coaching Award.
Inspired by places I have visited, I aim to capture the effects of light on colors and forms as I have witnessed all over the globe. The pieces selected for the “New Beginnings” exhibition were all inspired by transformation…one day turning into the next, or a historic city in the midst of great change…new beginnings all. www.smillerart.com
View more of her art and read about her.

 

Cheryl Maeder ,Celestial Babies, Submerge I, photograph, limited Edition of 10, 30” x 45”.
Cheryl Maeder ,Celestial Babies, Submerge I, photograph, limited edition of 10, 30” x 45”.

Cheryl Maeder
My “Celestial Babies Series” explores our natural connectedness to ourselves, the planet Earth and extending to the Universe.   As I photographed the babies swimming and floating in water during a five month period,  I noticed the natural state of joy, innocence and freedom that was emanating from their presence. www.maederphotography.com

 

Keith Morant, Renaissance, mixed media on canvas, 36" x 48".
Keith Morant, Renaissance, mixed media on canvas, 36″ x 48″.

Keith Morant
I am certain that the anticipation and sheer delight of starting a new canvas plays a large part in my obsessive addiction. Every day brings a passionate renewal of birth through creative bliss. I have been a painter for over 50 years and have learned well that my compulsion behind every artwork is the joy of its New Beginning. www.keithmorant.com

 

Christine O'Brien, Land of The Butterflies, oil on canvas, 40" x 30".
Christine O’Brien, Land of The Butterflies, oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″.

Christine O’Brien
Upon finding a Monarch during a dark time, I was inspired to paint an adaption of my personal renewal. “Land of the Butterflies” portrays a source of life: a child of love, and nourishment in a place of eternal sunrise where butterflies are reborn. The butterfly dance symbolizes my transformation. www.caofineart.com

 

Jill Pankey, Mis Hermanas, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”.
Jill Pankey, Mis Hermanas, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”.

Jill Pankey – Winner of Third Place Award
The intention of my work is an exploration of life around me, and experimenting with color. I have experimented with the theme of the aging female with a focus on new beginnings, humor, color, pattern, and movement. I have been exploring the notion of a dreamlike quality. We may age but dreams and goals cannot be taken away. www.jillpankey.com

 

Mary Pat Pino, Presence, Mixed Media, 30” x 30”.
Mary Pat Pino, Presence, mixed media, 30” x 30”.

Mary Pat Pino
I work primarily with acrylic paint and fabric, being influenced by my background in graphic design and a love of body language. As I begin each day anew my goal is to have a heart-centered awareness and
appreciation of all human life. The paintings Presence, Grace and Dignity explore physically expressed emotion. www.marypatdesign.com/artwork

 

Dianne Poinski, Sitting Quietly," photograph, 24" x30".
Dianne Poinski, Sitting Quietly, photograph, 24″ x 30″.

Dianne Poinski
I believe each day is a “New Beginning.” During the last few months, I had noticed a feeling of being uninspired, and somewhat lazy and had decided to do whatever it took to create the images I want to make, even if it involved an early morning outing in the foggy cold! On this day, I was glad I did! www.diannepoinski.com

 

 Keith Plummer, Twins: Night and Day, 20” x 18” x 5”, deep etched bone sculpture with copper, turqoise, silver, on verdite

Keith Plummer, Twins: Night and Day, 20” x 18” x 5”, deep etched bone sculpture with copper, turqoise, silver, on verdite.

Keith Plummer
I long to celebrate the purity and honesty found in bones – elegant configurations – that form the foundation of all human and animal existence. My work shines light on that which is typically discarded, buried, or burned, bringing back into form that which longs to be reincarnated and beheld.  www.keithplummersculptor.com

 

Gail Postal, Marisol, graphite, oil paint, Swarovski crystal, and glitter, 36” x 18”.
Gail Postal, Marisol, graphite, oil paint, Swarovski crystal, and glitter, 36” x 18”.

Gail Postal
I have had two major influences on my work – old hand tinted black and white Japanese photographs and Russian Orthodox icons. I do a graphite drawing and then add gold paint and many layers of transparent oil or acrylic paint to create an icon of a contemporary “saint.” www.gailpostal.com

 

Denisa Prochazka, Namaste Flower, Hydrostone cast with marble base, 20" x 11" x 9".
Denisa Prochazka, Namaste Flower, Hydrostone cast with marble base, 20″ x 11″ x 9″.

Denisa Prochazka – Winner of Second Place Award
The sculpture “Namaste Flower” was created to inspire healing and strength of the female spirit. It resides at a Woman’s Shelter as a symbol of a new beginning. This need of creation became re-enforced with the birth of my child and the desire to heal, to protect, to empower, to portray a feeling, a need, a conversation within the sublime. www.denisaprochazka.com

 

Dave Richardson, Petrified Existence, cast bronze, 13” x 7"
Dave Richardson, Petrified Existence, cast bronze, 13” x 7″.


Dave Richardson

I have been manifesting new beginnings in my art work all of 2016. The Phoenix cycle of life has never had as much power and grip on me. I believe, much like the Ouroboros, the cycle of life is all about regeneration and stimulating the cells for new growth. I’m always looking for new and exciting opportunities in the art world! www.daverichardsonart.com

 

Tania Sen, Residual Love, sculpture, 12” x 12” x 26”.
Tania Sen, Residual Love, sculpture, 12” x 12” x 26”.

Tania Sen
New Beginnings is a promise of a fresh start – an act of optimism, a perception of a different outcome. My three-dimensional small sculpture pieces such as “Residual Love” use henna, nails, skewers and a fork — elements that are not traditional art materials but add a layer of meaning because of their traditional use. www.taniasen.com

 

Carol Scott, Unstoppable, mixed media on wood, 24"x 30".
Carol Scott, Unstoppable, mixed media on wood, 24″x 30″.

Carol Scott
When I was in Graduate School my thesis was called Pregnancy of the Soul. The new beginning of a creative idea, birthing into Art. To this end, I have created a Tribute to Judy Chicago, celebrated with another painting “Birthday”, and gone forward into the future with  this painting “Unstoppable”. www.caroscottart.com

 

Matti Sirvio, What Next ?, oil on canvas, 39” x 39”.
Matti Sirvio, What Next ?, oil on canvas, 39” x 39”.

Matti Sirvio
My works touch the often so ignored and forgotten new beginnings after death. We’ll all be there and I cannot think of a better prospective for our future than the Hope of Resurrection. www.mattisirvio.com

 

Ruth Soller, Moran Point Grand Canyon, oil, 24” x 30”.
Ruth Soller, Moran Point Grand Canyon, oil, 24” x 30”.

Ruth Soller
My “New Beginnings” paintings express my awe of the beauty of nature while visiting our National Parks. The awe of nature has power to strengthen our health and increase our level of happiness. My purpose is to share a new beginning of my emotional response and meditative state which is creating healing in my body and joy in my spirit. www.ruthsoller.com

 

Susan Helen Strok, Wake Up Call, colored pencil, 23” x 18”.
Susan Helen Strok, Wake Up Call, colored pencil, 23” x 18”.

Susan Helen Strok
When painting or drawing inanimate objects, I am portraying the need for transformation. Remaining static in life can engender fear – blocking creativity and growth. I see this message reflected in so
many natural items: an egg, a nest, a snake, a feather, the moon. Their symbolism is clear to me. The natural world creates a constant flux of new beginnings. www.susanhelenstrok.com

 

Frantisek Strouhal, Rio, mixed media, 20’ x 24”.
Frantisek Strouhal, Rio, mixed media, 20’ x 24”.

Frantisek Strouhal
On many occasions I’ve wanted to start over again. But I thought it was nearly impossible, until I embraced the artist in me. Now I’m aware, it is not the past that needs changing, or what has happened that needs to be undone. Only the perspective needs expansion, and a new world emerges of its own accord, like the phoenix out of the ashes. www.frantisekstrouhal.com

 

William Turner, The Quest, oil, 24” x 18”.
William Turner, The Quest, oil, 24” x 18”.

William C. Turner
“The Quest” depicts one searching for his destiny.  It is a slow process but eventually can be reached.  The paintings I am currently working on are portraits of time-worn rusted vehicles—trucks, farm equipment and cars—rendered anthropomorphically. www.turnwoodfineart.com

 

John Weller, Passing Thru, photograph, 16” x 24”.
John Weller, Passing Thru, photograph, 16” x 24”.

John Weller
I wander through the mist in early morning light. Moments of soft luminescence and pastel color announce a new day; a new beginning.  Cool air and water painted by the sky summon serenity.  In solitude and silence the shutter clicks; a memory to take away. www.jfweller.com

 

Yvonne Welman, Since Leucippos people are damaged everywhere by the lust of power’, mixed media glicee print ( 60% transparency), open acrylic, fineliner, embroidery, 59 x 59”.
Yvonne Welman, Since Leucippos people are damaged everywhere by the lust of power’, mixed media glicee print ( 60% transparency), open acrylic, fineliner, embroidery, 59 x 59”.

Yvonne Welman
Election Day in the USA, made me realize I did a painting this year that shows my fearful anticipation about the signs in this world that our democratic rights and women rights are going to be trampled by tyrants and lust of power. Hillary Clinton deserves a Nobel Prize for her heroic fight for human decency and women rights.  Trump — a new beginning?! www.yvonne-welman.com

 

Diana Whiley, Chrysalis, digital art, 28” x 28”.
Diana Whiley, Chrysalis, digital art, 28” x 28”.

Diana Whiley
In my life I’ve found it’s important to look back, to contemplate and accept what has gone before as I face changes and open my heart to embrace a new chapter in my life. www.dianakwhiley.weebly.com

 

Nicole Wilde, Leap of Faith, photodigital art on canvas, 16" x 24".
Nicole Wilde, Leap of Faith, photodigital art on canvas, 16″ x 24″.

Nicole Wilde
It is a shining miracle of the human spirit that no matter how tough life becomes, if we maintain hope and a positive attitude, we are never truly lost. By listening to that small, still voice within, new beginnings are always possible. I hope to inspire that spirit in others through my art. www.photomagicalart.com

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Award of Merit Winners

“With pleasure I present the artists who won an Award of Merit. As the curator of ‘New Beginnings’ my selection process involved more than 100 hours of viewing the several hundred image entries and visits to artists’ websites. I assigned a score to each entry. In many instances, there was just a few points difference between those artists who won Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit. All exhibiting artists demonstrate creative and technical skills with their chosen mediums and submitted art that reflects the theme.” ~ Renée Phillips

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Carolyn M. Abrams, Spirit Vessel II, II, acrylic and plaster, 24" x 30".
Carolyn M. Abrams, Spirit Vessel II, II, acrylic and plaster, 24″ x 30″.

Carolyn Abrams
Before spoken language evolved, images were the representation of inner visionary states. My ancestors, mostly represented by animals, provide an essential spirituality within me.  The Spirit Horse has chosen to be the vessel that carries me back to the beginning; To summon  my dormant voice to awaken from its slumber.  How is it through their gentle but wild nature they inspire me to go back and begin anew? www.carolynabrams.com

 

Jeni Bate, Vermillion Delight; mixed media; 40" x 30" each of 2 panels.
Jeni Bate, Vermillion Delight; mixed media; 40″ x 30″ each of 2 panels.

Jeni Bate
My paintings start out as dawn off my back porch. From there they morph into abstract art – the more abstract possibilities of a day, including poetry written for and painted into them. My theme of sky is because that is where we live. Every dawn is a new beginning in a life lived in that sky. www.skyscapesforthesoul.com

 

Lee Tisch Bialczek, On The Grinnell Trail, Pastel, 9 x 14
Lee Tisch Bialczak, On The Grinnell Trail, pastel, 9″ x 14″.

Lee Tisch Bialczak
As a contemporary landscape artist, I paint to capture the emotional and inspirational gift of nature with soft pastel. Accomplishing this vision with the use of light and color, I strive to create a sense of energy by seizing the essence of nature at its most significant moment, awakening our perceptions and renewing the spirit. www.leetischbialczak.comw

 

Wayne Brungard, Notes to Myself, bas-relief: cast & fabricated bronze, 41.25″ x 41.75″ x 1.75″.

Wayne Brungard
I supported our family by completing commissions of “architectural elements” or “functional sculpture” until a life threatening illness caused me to question if I would ever be able to return to my studio. This need to create was a motivating factor in my recovery. So I began again by creating pieces that had only lived in sketches and maquettes. www.waynebrungard.com

 

Halin de Repentigny, Storm Runners oil on canvas, 24" x 30".
Halin de Repentigny, Storm Runners oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″.

Halin de Repentigny
The canvas awaits. My eyes closed, colors and textures come into focus moulding my interpretation of the landscape before me. The light plays gently on my vision, ever changing and shifting perspectives gently massaging hues and colors till finally I see the world I wish to create. My eyes open, paint meets canvas, another new beginning. https://halinderepentigny.ca

 

Roopa Dudley, The Land Of Enlightenment, acrylic, 14" x 11".
Roopa Dudley, The Land Of Enlightenment, acrylic, 14″ x 11″.

Roopa Dudley
I have traveled through galaxies in my mind’s eye in search of a place of all knowing and bliss. To my delight, I have discovered it right in the backyard of my consciousness where the past, the present and the future meets. Now I am fully awake and ready to explore this place created by no one else but me. www.roopadudley.com

 

Leanne Hamilton, Soaring, oil on canvas 30 x 30
Leanne Hamilton, Soaring, oil on canvas 30 x 30.

Leanne Hamilton
I am personally at a life junction so the themes represented here involve moving home, relocating, and of course new beginnings.  I use the landscape and the skyscape as a metaphor for the life experiences and themes I am portraying.  This keeps the themes subtle, enjoyable and positive. www.leannehamilton.com

 

Elaine Hunter, Rocky Mountain Glory in Moonlight, photograph, 24' x 36".
Elaine Hunter, Rocky Mountain Glory in Moonlight, photograph, 24′ x 36″.

Elaine Hunter
This photograph is from a series taken during an important journey in my life. I left my home in Ottawa to begin a new life in Halfmoon Bay BC Canada. It was a new beginning for me, someone once told me that my life was over when my children had grown up but I still look for new adventures. www.elainehunter.com

 

Christine Jolly, Hidden Gems, ink, acrylic, sand, varnish, 19.69″ x 25.39″
Christine Jolly, Hidden Gems, ink, acrylic, sand, varnish, 19.69″ x 25.39″

Christine Jolly
I have been moved by an expressive frenzy ever since I was a little girl. But only two years ago, did I truly began to pursue the dream of sharing accounts of my path to the truth, to love and unity through my artworks. Every canvas is an act of faith in life; questioning the stars while touching the ground. www.jolly-colors.com

 

Sandra Lett, Just a Trawlin'. www.sandralett.com
Sandra Lett, Just a Trawlin’, acrylic, 20” x 16”.

Sandra Lett
I grew up as a child watching my grandfather paint. It inspired me to take a few classes at a community college later in life and that was the beginning of my personal journey, of over 20 years now as an artist. I love to paint anything beautiful… with lots of color and heart. It is extremely satisfying and therapeutic for me. www.sandralett.com

 

Norma L. Lloyd, Journey Home, multimedia canvas print, 30” x 30”.
Norma L. Lloyd, Journey Home, multimedia canvas print, 30” x 30”.

Norma L. lloyd
“New Beginnings” represents a continual dance of creativity. As an abstract multimedia artist I employ a magical evoking aspect, spontaneous creative expression. These images, each having a unique story, are a tapestry of creation, a metamorphosis of the evolution of my soul. From a sacred intended space, in honor of the Divine gifts, they are transduced into form. As One Soul, we grow together. www.rejuvenationart.com

 

Sheila Neufeld, Miracle, acrylic on canvas, 24"x24".
Sheila Neufeld, Miracle, acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″.

Sheila Neufeld
I have always loved Butterflies. They are the embodiment of elegance, grace and expansion. My submission expresses the exhibition theme “New Beginnings” as the Butterfly, after a total metamorphosis is now in a new stage of life. Its transformation is a complete renewal and a new beginning. www.sheilaneufeld.com

 

Nancy Ridenour, 1Great White Egret on Marco Island, photograph on canvas, 24" x 20"
Nancy Ridenour, 1Great White Egret on Marco Island, photograph on canvas.

Nancy Ridenour
I am a digital photographer who focuses on capturing the beauty and essence of Florida birds. I enjoy the detail revealed by strong lenses that allow close observation. Each bird has its own character and daily life processes. This photography is a new beginning with a new camera and lens, printing on canvas instead of paper, and focusing on birds. http://nancyridenourartist.zenfolio.com

 

Mimi Shapiro, Holy Words, mixed media on gessoed hardboard, 10" x 10".
Mimi Shapiro, Holy Words, mixed media on gessoed hardboard, 10″ x 10″.

Mimi Shapiro
The title “New Beginnings” intrigued me, I am a collage artist who likes to work in series. Collage is a process of linking images that do not necessarily go together, color, size, content and they relate in a totally new way. Having boundaries helps me to clarify my ideas, moving the pieces until they spark something new, collage is always “New Beginnings.” www.mimiartz.com

 

Sometimes Life Needs A Little Drama, oil, 20” x 30”.
Sometimes Life Needs A Little Drama, oil, 20” x 30”.

Kelly Sooter
Every person who looks at a rural landscape asks themselves “what would it be like to stand here – breathing in the tranquility – to follow that path towards anew beginning?” I portray a visual pathway to start the journey — allowing the viewer to experience the emotion and feeling that’s buried deep — ready to be found and remembered. www.KellySooter.com

 

Helena Svensson, Timeless, photocollage, original file: approximately 15" x 20”
Helena Svensson, Timeless, photocollage, original file: approximately 15″ x 20”.

Helena Svensson
New Beginnings for me are two positive words. They bring hope that it is possible to start over again. With my photocollages I have started a new beginning in my artistic career. The technique brings me in to digital challenges but also to endless creative solutions and possibilities. www.svenskakonstnarer.se

 

Alex Tolstoy, Sunrise, watercolor, 20" x 16".
Alex Tolstoy, Sunrise, watercolor, 20″ x 16″.

Alex Tolstoy
New beginnings — a sunrise or glow at dawn, flowers in bloom, tranquillity. These submitted images show such situations with the intent to hint at what is to come. Details are not usually fully portrayed but merely hinted at. www.atolstoyart.com

 

White Amaryllis, oil on canvas on board, 18" W x 22".
Norma Torti, White Amaryllis, oil on canvas on board, 22″ x 18″.

Norma Torti
Revealing and sharing the truth about the beauty and goodness around me is why I create art. Every day I feel a childlike freedom as I observe colors, textures, and contrasts of simple things, especially in nature. I love to transform an empty canvas into a full, detailed story of my subjects in living color. www.normatorti.com

Miche Watkins, Misunderstanding, oil painting, 16″ x 12″..

Miche Watkins
My art portrays women sometimes looking back at past relationships, the problems, the misunderstandings, the rejections; but feeling strong enough to move on and make their own future, new beginnings, with or without a partner. There might be storm clouds on the horizon, misunderstandings may arise, but a strong woman will have enough self belief to stand tall. www.michewatkins.com

 

Henriette Westh, Threshold 2, oil on linen, 30’ x 24”.
Henriette Westh, Threshold 2, oil on linen, 30’ x 24”.

Henriette Westh
I have chosen the widest interpretation possible: The threshold that you cross from a known situation to an unknown situation. The experience could both be an exciting adventure or a frightening prospect. The view is highly subjective. I hope these works, which can be seen both individually and as a triptych, will speak to the spectator on a personal level. www.hw-art.dk

 

Beth Younger, National Harbor I, acrylic & mixed media, 36" x 24".
Beth Younger, National Harbor I, acrylic & mixed media, 36″ x 24″.

Beth Younger
I work from background to foreground, dark to light, working from the inside out. As I travel through this journey I embrace the contrast, welcome the struggle. Notions of perfection, imperfection and what is, are interwoven giving birth to harmonious contrast. After a long hiatus from pursuing my art career, this is a “new beginning”. www.bethyounger.com

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New Beginnings Exhibition

The mission of Manhattan Arts International is is to reward under-recognized artists and promote them to a world-wide audience through our curated art programs, theme exhibitions, email newsletters, and widespread publicity on social media platforms.
Find out about the current Call For Artists.

Renee Phillips
Renee Phillips, founder/direction of Manhattan Arts International, and Curator of “New Beginnings”.

“New Beginnings”  is our current online exhibition of 61 artists from around the world, December 27, 2016 – February 27, 2017.  As founder/director of Manhattan Arts International, I was delighted to serve as the curator for “New Beginnings”. We received several hundred entries and an array of creative expressions on the “New Beginnings” theme — from nature-inspired and figurative life-affirming images to innovative works of art made with new materials and mediums, to art that reflects the artists’ personal transformation. This exhibition will keep you engaged for hours at a time as you view the art and read the artists’ statements. You’ll want to revisit often. Please view the art on all of the pages, visit the artists’ websites, and contact the artists directly to purchase or exhibit their art.”
~ Renée Phillips

The banner image above on the top of this page is a painting by R.  Geoffrey Blackburn, who received the First Place Special Recognition Cash Award.

Jill Pankey, Mis Hermanas, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”.
Jill Pankey, Mis Hermanas, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”. She won a top award in the New Beginnings exhibition.

View the Top 6 Award Winning Artists

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Jack Long, Teal Shimmer, photograph, 30” x 24”.
Jack Long, Teal Shimmer, photograph, 30” x 24”. He won an Award of Excellence in “New Beginnings”.

View The 40 Winners of an Award of Excellence

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Halin de Repentigny, Storm Runners oil on canvas, 24" x 30".
Halin de Repentigny, Storm Runners oil on canvas, 24″ x 30″. He won an Award of Merit in “New Beginnings”.

View The 21 Winners of  an Award of Merit

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Find out about the current Call For Artists – HERStory Exhibition

 

Top Award-Winning Artists

We received so many excellent entries making this competition a challenging experience.  As the curator of “New Beginnings” my selection process involved a laser sharp concentration, numerous sessions in which I viewed the several hundred image entries, and prolonged visits to the artists’ websites. After more than 100 hours of deliberation I chose the top award-winning artists based on their highly developed individual styles, cohesive and expansive bodies of work, their superior creative and technical  skills, and  how well their submissions and statements reflect the theme New Beginnings. ~ Renée Phillips

Don’t forget to also view 40 Award of Excellence Winners and 21 Award of Merit Winners. Links are also provided at the bottom of this page.

R. Geoffrey Blackburn – First Place Special Recognition Cash Award

R. Geoffrey Blackburn has created a spectacular and cohesive body of paintings that take viewers on sojourns with nature — specifically the Red Rock region. His dramatic images inspire feelings of profound reverence, introspection, discovery and renewal.

R. Geoffrey Blackburn, "Indian Summer", Oil on Linen, 28" x 36".
R. Geoffrey Blackburn, “Indian Summer”, Oil on Linen, 28″ x 36″.

Artist’s Statement: I focus upon the juxtaposition of the flora and fauna of a scene against the spectacular ancient red rock geology which speaks to the endless renewal of nature and constant cyclical new beginnings. Moreover, by virtue of the detail and technique, I provide a way for the viewer to “walk into the painting” and experience a personal renewal as well. http://rgeoffreyblackburn.com

Denisa Prochazka – Second Place Special Recognition Cash Award

A superb artist with the utmost attention to detail, Denisa Prochazka creates outstanding figurative sculpture that inspires the highest aspirations in humanity. Her art work has been commissioned as awards of achievement.

Denisa Prochazka, Namaste Flower, Hydrostone cast with marble base, 20" x 11" x 9".
Denisa Prochazka, Namaste Flower, Hydrostone cast with marble base, 20″ x 11″ x 9″.

Artist’s Statement: The sculpture ‘Namaste Flower’ was created to inspire healing and strength of the female spirit. It resides at a Woman’s Shelter as a symbol of a new beginning. The sculpture relief ‘Embrace of Indigenous Wisdom’ symbolizes reconciliation, a new beginning. The sculpture relief ‘Gabriela’s Roots, the New Canadian’ symbolizes a new life of an immigrant of an African-Dominican origin. www.denisaprochazka.com

Jill Pankey – Third Place Special Recognition Cash Award

In her vibrant well-composed award-winning paintings, Jill Pankey celebrates women in a joyful reverie of fun,  vitality and camaraderie. Their expressions of exuberance and colorful attire exude optimism and negate all misconceptions about aging.

Jill Pankey, Mis Hermanas, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”.
Jill Pankey, Mis Hermanas, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”.

Artist’s Statement: The intention of my work is an exploration of life around me, and experimenting with color. I have experimented with the theme of the aging female with a focus on new beginnings, humor, color, pattern, and movement. I have been exploring the notion of a dreamlike quality. We may age but dreams and goals cannot be taken away. www.jillpankey.com

Mason Mansung Kang – Featured Artist Award

Mason Mansung Kang creates awe-inspiring landscape paintings with admirable proficiency. His professional art career began after retirement and he returned to college to earn an art degree in 2016.  We are inspired by his art and personal journey that reflects new beginnings. Read an interview with the artist.

Sunset at Bolinas Lagoon, oil on canvas, 48" x 36".
Sunset at Bolinas Lagoon, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″.

Artist’s Statement: The visual changes of the natural world, with unending colors and values that exist in light and shadow over each season and over time, create variations of moods and emotions that always affects my mind. I struggle to observe these subtle colors, but also enhance the colors that are usually not noticed by untrained eyes. To share this beauty is the goal of my efforts. www.masonmansungkang.com

Sue Miller – Artist Showcase Award and Coaching Award

Sue Miller creates spellbinding realistic and detailed scenes of places she encounters around the world. She arouses our senses and encourages us to view our surroundings and the shapes, colors and reflections of man-made and natural objects with a new perspective.
View the artist’s page on this website.

Sue Miller, 46th Street, oil, 24” x 18”.
Sue Miller, 46th Street, oil, 24” x 18”.

Artist’s Statement: Inspired by places I have visited, I aim to capture the effects of light on colors and forms as I have witnessed all over the globe. The pieces selected for the “New Beginnings” exhibition were all inspired by transformation…one day turning into the next, or a historic city in the midst of great change…new beginnings all. www.smillerart.com

Francene Levinson – The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS Gallery Award

A highly versatile artist in different mediums including Chinese modular paper sculpturing, Francene Levinson has recently mastered the use of challenging digital parametric programs to paint dramatic images. She brings us new interpretations of the natural world.  View the artist’s page on The Healing Power of ART website. (soon to come)

Francene Levinson, Butterfly in Red, digital art, 9 x 7
Francene Levinson, Butterfly in Red, digital art, 9′ x 7″.

Artist’s Statement: New beginnings suggest taking a fresh look at what we know. Therefore, I create original digital paintings inspired by my Oregon environment. I see the strength of the earth and the fragility of life through mathematical concepts and principles of art. Now, I seek beauty in the absolute simplicity of line and form and reveal it through empowering digital media. www.francenelevinsondigitalart.com

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Sue Miller – Painting

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About Sue Miller

Sue Miller creates spellbinding realistic and detailed oil paintings of places she encounters around the world. As we meander through her scenes, she arouses our senses and encourages us to discover shapes, colors and reflections of light on natural and man-made objects with a new perspective.

All rights reserved. Do not copy an image without the artist’s permission.
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Sue Miller, 46th Street, oil, 24” x 18”.
Sue Miller, 46th Street, oil, 24” x 18”.

Sue Miller won the Artist Showcase Award in the Manhattan Arts International “New Beginnings” online exhibition which I had the pleasure of curating.

When she submitted her entries to “New Beginnings” she wrote, “Inspired by places I have visited, I aim to capture the effects of light on colors and forms as I have witnessed all over the globe. The pieces selected for the ‘New Beginnings’ exhibition were all inspired by transformation…one day turning into the next, or a historic city in the midst of great change…new beginnings all.”

Sue Miller, Havana in Transition, oil, 20" x 32".
Sue Miller, Havana in Transition, oil, 20″ x 32″.

Miller’s main focus is urban landscapes and she excels at recreating the unique color and characteristics and cultural aspects of the locale she visits. She takes time mixing colors to achieve the ideal hue and tone, and explains, “For me, painting provides a total break from reality, by immersing my energies, thoughts, and complete focus into the time and place of the work’s subject. Painting has helped me to indulge in a deeper mindfulness while visiting new locations around the world. This has allowed me to better absorb and appreciate the full experience of what I have seen, heard, and felt—to more fully perceive and understand each unique and inspiring place.”

Sue Miller, Evenings Golden Light, oil, 24” x 24”.
Sue Miller, Evenings Golden Light, oil, 24” x 24”.

Miller’s art is in many collections and she enjoys working on commissioned paintings. In a short period of time she has had more than a dozen solo and group exhibitions. She is also the recipient of Silver Award, OAA Juried Exhibition, Ontario Power Generation Award, PineRidge 16th Annual Juried Art Show, and an Honourable Mention, PineRidge 16th Annual Juried Art Show.

The artist received her art education at the Ontario College of Art and Design with a focus on communication and design. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and also enjoys her membership in the Whitby Station Gallery, PineRidge Arts Council, and the Oshawa Art Association. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise.

Visit Sue Miller’s website: www.smillerart.com

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Manhattan Arts International has been promoting artistic excellence online since 2000. All artists represented in our curated programs have either been approved after submitting their website, have been invited to join, or have received awards in our juried art competitions chosen by prominent art critics, curators, and gallery owners.

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The Winners

The banner image above features art by some of the award-winning artists in “New Beginnings”  2016-2017 juried exhibition. First column, left: Jill Pankey and Diane Husson. Second column: Joe Boddy. Third column: Cheryl Maeder and R. Geoffrey Blackburn. Right column: Gail Postal.

61 Artists in “New Beginnings” Exhibition
December 27, 2016 – February 27, 2017

A Wide Variety of Artists, Styles, & Mediums
Thanks to the outstanding artists from around the world who submitted their entries to “New Beginnings” this online exhibition of 61 artists presents an extraordinary variety of interpretations of this theme that will appeal to all art enthusiasts.

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TOP AWARD WINNERS

R. Geoffrey Blackburn – First Place Special Recognition Cash Award
Denisa Prochazka – Second Place Special Recognition
Cash Award
Jill Pankey – Third Place Special Recognition Cash Award Mason Mansung Kang – Featured Artist Award
Sue Miller – Artist Showcase Award
and Coaching Award
Francene Levinson – The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS Online Gallery Award

 View the Top Award-Winners

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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

View the Award of Excellence Winners

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AWARD OF MERIT WINNERS

Award of Merit Winners in "New Beginnings" art exhibitionView the Award of Merit Winners

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About the Curator

Renee Phillips
Renee Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International

Renée Phillips, founder/director of Manhattan Arts International, served as the curator for “New Beginnings”. “I was delighted to receive an array of creative expressions on the “New Beginnings” theme — from nature inspired and figurative, life-affirming images to innovative art made with new materials and mediums, to art that reflected the artists’ personal transformative experiences. This exhibition will keep you engaged for hours at a time and you’ll want to revisit often.”

About My Curatorial Process
We received so many excellent entries making this competition a challenging experience. As the curator of “New Beginnings” my selection process involved more than 100 hours of viewing the several hundred image entries and visits to the artists’ websites. After assigning scores for each of their image entries I selected those artists with the highest average scores and who also demonstrate cohesive individual styles, superior creative and technical skills, and how well their image entries and statements reflect the theme.

Unfortunately, several very good works of art and qualified artists did not make it into the exhibition due to the artists’ failure to comply with the theme or complete the entry process properly or provide jpegs according to the requirements on the entry form. Some artists were disqualified because they don’t have their own websites, one of the conditions specified on the entry form.
~ Renée Phillips

HERStory 2017

An Online Exhibition to Promote Outstanding Art & Advance The Status of Women Artists

April 27 – June 27, 2017

Why “HERStory”?

For centuries women artists have inspired, enlightened and informed us with their enormous talent, vision and commitment. Many have served as creative trailblazers. Unfortunately, their contributions have gone under-recognized.

When artists lack necessary exposure and recognition they often abandon their dreams of sharing their art with the world. Manhattan Arts International has been presenting “HERStory” exhibitions on this website since the year 2000, under the direction of Renee Phillips, artists’ advocate and mentor. The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a venue for outstanding yet under-recognized women artists.

Our “HERStory” exhibitions will continue until there is a fair and equal balance of women artists represented by art museums, galleries, art book publishers, major private and public collections, auction houses, and the media.

50 Artists — All Styles, Mediums, Subjects & Themes

For “HERStory 2017”, an online exhibition, we are inviting women artists from around the world to submit their entries. At least 50 outstanding contemporary women artists will be shown.

All subject matter and themes will be accepted.  We are accepting all styles — from realism to abstraction — and of any subjects (not only female subjects). Any 2D and 3D mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, works on paper, mixed media, photography, digital art, fiber, assemblages, installation art, and one-of-a-kind, handmade functional art pieces, including ceramics.
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A snapshot of art by some of the exhibiting artists selected for HERStory 2016
A random sampling of art by some of the exhibiting artists selected for HERStory 2016

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Schedule

Entry deadline: April 16, 2017
List of winners listed on this website and sent to all entrants: April 24, 2017
Exhibition: April 27 – June 27, 2017
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Requirements

Women artists 18 years and older.
Artist must have a website.
Submissions made online by using the Entry Form.
Payment of entry fee: $30 for 1-3 entries. $10 each additional entry.

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Every Artist Who Enters Will Get An e-Book

This e-Book contains dozens of opportunities and resources for Women Artists by Renée Phillips, such as  Non-Profit Organizations and Galleries for Women Artists; Grants and Other Financial Opportunities for Artists; Annual Calls For Women Artists; Curators of Women Artists’ Exhibitions & Women Activists; Additional Resources; more. This e-Book will be published in April, 2017. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS E-BOOK.
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Special Recognition Awards Presented By Our Distinguished Awards Committee:

  • Renee Phillips, curator, will select at least 30 Awards of Excellence, 20 Awards of Merit, 3 Cash Awards, Featured Artist / Interview Awards, and more.  In addition, there will be Special Featured Artists Awards selected by:
  • Carolyn Edlund, Founder of Artsy Shark “Inspiring Artists To Build Better Businesses”.
  • Karen Gutfreund, artist and curator with GutfreundCornett  “Changing The World Through Art”.
  • Jill Pankey, award-winning artist and former University lecturer.
  • Renee Phillips, artists advocate, director & curator of Manhattan Arts International.
  • Nancy Reyner, international artist, author and instructor.
  • Bren Sibilsky, international sculptor and founder of Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art.

READ MORE ABOUT THEM & THEIR AWARDS.

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GO TO ENTRY FORM – SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES

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About Manhattan Arts International

Our purpose is to promote artistic excellence by under-recognized, artists on this website, to our thousands of subscribers, and across our social media platforms.

We focus on promoting artists and driving traffic to their websites. We don’t sell art on this website. We invite visitors to  view the artists’ artwork, read about them, visit their websites and contact them directly to exhibit and purchase their art work.

Learn more about Manhattan Arts International.

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Professional Artist magazine is the ultimate career resource for fine artists everywhere.Thank You Professional Artist Magazine,  the ultimate career resource for fine artists everywhere  for announcing our “HERStory 2017” Call For Artists.
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Artists Who Use The Power of Black

Black is one of the boldest, most powerful colors. As Matisse stated, “Black is a force: I depend on black to simplify the construction. “On this day of “Black Friday”,  we selected from our online gallery some extraordinary artists who use the power of black as one of their predominant features. Here,  you’ll find a beautiful display of those artists’ work from the Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase Gallery.

Click on image to see larger view. Visit the artists’ pages on this website to see more of their art, learn more about them, and visit their websites.

Barbara Rachko

Barbara Rachko
Barbara Rachko, Poker Face, pastel-on-sandpaper painting, 38” x 58” image, 50” x 70” framed.

Inspired by Mexican and Guatemalan cultural objects Barbara Rachko creates dramatic pastel-on-sandpaper painting.
Visit her page.

Richard Smith

Richard Smith, Be The Butterfly, photomontage, 30.4” x 22.8”.
Richard Smith, Be The Butterfly, photomontage, 30.4” x 22.8”.

Richard Smith creates spellbinding photomontages which he has named “Handcrafted Surrealism”.
Visit his page.

Arthur Jacob

Arthur Jacob, Dehlia II, creative photography.
Arthur Jacob, Dehlia II, creative photography.

Using “Creative Photography” Arthur Jacob’s florals come to life against black backgrounds.
Visit his page.

Cynthia Lund Torroll

Cynthia Lund Torroll
Cynthia Lund Torroll , The Witness, pencil drawing on paper, 22″ x 22″.

Cynthia Lund Torroll creates creates mesmerizing, enigmatic and celebratory pencil drawings.
Visit her page.

Matti Sirvio

Matti Sirvio, I Will Go Up, oil on canvas, 39" x 47".
Matti Sirvio, I Will Go Up, oil on canvas, 39″ x 47″.

Matti Sirvio creates bold paintings with dynamic  expansion, depth and contrast.
Visit his page

Peter Treiber

Peter Treiber, Ethereal Luminescence, photograph
Peter Treiber, Ethereal Luminescence, photograph

Peter Treiber creates a vibrant symphony of color and movement in his “Ethereal Luminescence” fine art photographs.
Visit his page.

Jessie Monaco – Digital Art

Manhattan Arts International
Artist showcase Gallery

About Jessie Monaco

Jessie Monaco is a multi-talented and prolific artist and the creator of a new awe-inspiring artistic style known as “Nature Draws Itself”. Her art is characterized by her keen view of the natural world and human nature and translating her observations in a unique artistic format.

All rights reserved. Do not copy any images without the artist’s permission.
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Jessie Monaco, Friends With Fish
Jessie Monaco, Friends With Fish, digital art.

She conveys her sense of discovery, humor and imagination through her skills in digital fine art, cartoon art, and design. Her signature style has developed from her keen sense of perception and her desire to provide viewers with a heightened visual experience.

As she explains, “It is my mission to find visual ideas that will entertain and invoke insight to the viewer. To see a concept come to life by creating art around it is my passion. My ‘Nature Draws Itself’ series is my creation and original way of working out images.”

Jessie Monaco, Smells Like Spring, digital art.
Jessie Monaco, Smells Like Spring, digital art.

Monaco’s art is in numerous collections and has been reproduced in greeting cards, textiles, apparel and posters for various clients throughout the world including projects for Pollack – Krasner House and Pepsi Cola Co. She has designed a line of Women’s hosiery called “Tatttoes”, and was commissioned as a Game designer using her line of characters called “Splashes with Glasses.”

Her many exhibitions include those at the NAWA Gallery and SVA Gallery, in New York. NY, and Flyway Gallery, in NJ. She participated in the “Art From The Heart”, an exhibition that focused on problem-solving through non-violence.

Jessie Monaco, Twilight Man, digital art.
Jessie Monaco, Twilight Man, digital art.

Monaco is a four-time Manhattan Arts International Award of Excellence winner. Most recently her work was selected for the Manhattan Arts International’s 11th annual “The Healing Power of ART” exhibition. She has also received several awards from Oakside Cultural Art Center, among others.

The artist and her art have been featured in The Bergenite Newspaper, The Record, and All About Jersey.  She is a member of Graphic Artist Guild, School of Visual Arts Alumni Society, Art Association of Rutherford and other prestigious professional organizations.

Banner image: One For All, digital art.

Visit Jessie Monaco’s website http://jessiemonaco.com

Join Jessie Monaco in Social Media
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jessie.monaco.5
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/e-jessie-monaco-32877375
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About Manhattan Arts International

Manhattan Arts International has been promoting artistic excellence online since 2000. All artists represented in our curated programs have either been approved after submitting their website, have been invited to join, or have received awards in our juried art competitions chosen by prominent art critics, curators, and gallery owners.

Visit the Artist Showcase Gallery Directory.
Manhattan Arts International invites artists from around the world working in all styles and mediums to apply to join the Artist Showcase Program. Learn how to apply.
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Carol Margreither Mainardi – Mixed Media

Manhattan Arts International
Artist Showcase Gallery

About Carol Margreither Mainardi

Carol Margreither Mainardi is a professional artist who continues to explore the archetypal Mermaid as a metaphor for her own journey as a woman. Her recent collage series and illustrations capture the openness Mermaids face by being trapped in two worlds.

All rights reserved. Do not copy an image without the artist’s permission.
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Carol Margreither Mainardi, Shadow Dancing, monoprint 12” x 12”.
Carol Margreither Mainardi, Shadow Dancing, monoprint 12” x 12”.

Mermaids are stargazing, floating, and longing through her expression in drawings on paper or prints with fabric, tough leather, or manta ray skin tails. The artist uses Lumiere metallic and pearlescent colors, oil and acrylic,  and hand- marbled paper to create the Mermaid’s environment.

Carol Margreither Mainardi lives and works in Pennsylvania and is the sole proprietor of Prints and Books. She is also involved with professional conservation of books, artwork on paper, museum quality housing of artifacts, and gallery displays. She offers individual and group instruction in the areas of bookbinding, printmaking, and decorative papers.

Carol Margreither Mainardi, Longing, mixed media, 16” x 20”.
Carol Margreither Mainardi, Longing, mixed media, 16” x 20”.

Her passion for books began when she earned her BFA in printmaking from William Paterson University in 1991. From 1985-1990 she gained her love of the book arts and graphic design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Her clients include; Simon & Schuster, New York Botanical Garden, Sony, and lovers of fine art and books in the metropolitan area. She is currently holding a position as Communications Chair of the New York Guild of Bookworkers.

Carol Margreither Mainardi, Moon Bathing, mixed media, 16” x 20”.
Carol Margreither Mainardi, Moon Bathing, mixed media, 20″ x 16”.

In 1996 she was chosen as Director of, The Gallery, Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes. Carol’s farsighted dedication to the Gallery is reflected in its’ mission statement: “Since the 1960’s the Gallery at the Presbyterian Church has embodied the church’s commitment to the belief that the arts are a vital expression of the human spirit”. Following in the same spirit of community, in 1998 she was involved with the Kinnelon Library Children’s Services managing the children’s special programs.

Banner Image:Tale, detail, woodcut, 8” x 18”.

Visit Carol Margreither Mainardi’s website: www.Bythecpress.com

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About Manhattan Arts International

Manhattan Arts International has been promoting artistic excellence online since 2000. All artists represented in our curated programs have either been approved after submitting their website, have been invited to join, or have received awards in our juried art competitions chosen by prominent art critics, curators, and gallery owners.

Visit the Artist Showcase Gallery Directory.

Manhattan Arts International invites artists from around the world working in all styles and mediums to apply to join the Artist Showcase Program. Learn how to apply.
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Martha Coaty – Photography

Manhattan Arts International
Artist Showcase Gallery

About Martha Coaty

Martha Coaty has been a photographer for over 30 years, specializing in fine art photography of Door County Wisconsin as well as outdoor photography of Northern Wisconsin.

All rights reserved. Do not copy an image without the artist’s permission. Click on image for larger view.

Martha Coaty, Industrial Yellow, photograph, 16" x 20".
Martha Coaty, Industrial Yellow, photograph, 16″ x 20″.

Coaty states, “Images that are meaningful to me are those that exude an emotion of affection, survival, sadness or joy. I love the happy appeal of color and the broodiness of black and white.”

None of her images are staged. She explains, “Simplicity narrows my approach when finding geometric shapes and color on the landscape. I use stillness to represent the peacefulness of my subjects. I feel connected to my images in a spiritual sense of how I got there, or why I was there to record what I saw. ”

She adds, “As I continue forward, I create small intimate photographs and large format for impact. I want my viewers to enjoy the experience of feeling emotion from an image.”

Martha Coaty, Revival, photograph 16" x 24".
Martha Coaty, Revival, photograph 16″ x 24″.

Born in 1960, Martha Coaty graduated with a BA in journalism/art from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  She has been in many juried exhibitions throughout Wisconsin, notably those held at the Racine Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, and Miller Art Museum, WI. She has also shown her work in the PhotoMidwest 2016 Biennial at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, Coalition of Photographic Arts Midwest Juried Exhibitions, and  Juried Annual Exhibits in Sturgeon Bay.

Manhattan Arts International selected one of her photographs for its “New Beginnings” exhibition in 2015 and gave her an Award of Excellence.

Martha Coaty, Fog Induction , photograph, 16" x 24"."
Martha Coaty, Fog Induction , photograph, 16″ x 24″.”

Coaty’s photographs are in collections worldwide including the prestigious permanent collections of Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI and Mosaic Arts, Green Bay, WI.

The artist reflects, “I started to use photography as an artistic medium in 2008 to fulfill a goal of mine to display and sell my artwork.  Prior to that I would document travel and other findings to create small art shows in my mother’s dining room.”

Banner Image: Hay Bale Carousel, photograph, 16″ x 24″.

Visit Martha Coaty’s website at www.marthacoatyphotography.com

Join Martha Coaty on Social Media
www.facebook.com/MarthaCoatyPhotography
www.twitter.com/marthacoaty

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About Manhattan Arts International

Manhattan Arts International has been promoting artistic excellence online since 2000. All artists represented in our curated programs have either been approved after submitting their website, have been invited to join, or have received awards in our juried art competitions chosen by prominent art critics, curators, and gallery owners. Visit the Artist Showcase Gallery of Images. ************************************************************************ Manhattan Arts International invites artists from around the world working in all styles and mediums to apply to join the Artist Showcase Program. Learn how to apply. ************************************************************************