Visit the 5th Annual Skies Art Exhibition HERE.
Best in Show (Traditional) – Christine O'Dell-Ferguson - "Dancing Solo" – acrylic
I have considered myself an artist for as long as I can remember; I don’t recall not being an artist. I was raised in a rural area, and feel blessed to have had that life. It made me appreciate and understand nature and all of its wonders. I am constantly inspired by the forms in nature. It doesn’t matter if I am drawing, painting, sculpting, or weaving; organic forms intrigue me.
With each piece I complete, I cannot wait to begin a new one. I am lucky to be surrounded by my muse, and I have never gotten bored or tired of paying homage to it. I love sharing my work, and I can only hope that the viewer can feel the passion and reverence I feel for my subject matter. Whether it’s waves, trees, a landscape, a creature, or an abstracted form I am looking at, the excitement I feel never changes. It is a journey I chose and I hope I never complete.
I have been fortunate in my career, and have been awarded, recognized, and published locally, nationally, and internationally. It has been a wonderful life.
Christine’s website is www.odellfergusonstudios.com
Best in Show (Photography & Digital) - Meg Wall-Wild - "Pacifica" – photography
I am Meg Wall-Wild, a photographer and writer based in Humboldt County, California. My eye is drawn to layers of light. The sky above my seaside home is constantly changing, bringing fog and clouds from the ocean, sometimes tinged with fire.
Years of struggle kept me away from cameras. I was fortunate to find myself the photographer for a community nonprofit. I loved mixing with the crowds to capture that perfect moment as they enjoyed themselves. I was able to indulge my love of architecture through historic preservation projects. I broadened my horizons with a move to rural Iowa, my palette provided by waving corn and a cold spring fed river.
I now turn my eye outwards, capturing fleeting moments of nature. A gust of wind changes the composition of the clouds, or the sun struggles behind heavy cover. An ever changing canvas.
Meg can be reached via her email.
Fusion Art, LLC
Santa Fe, NM