Diane Liguori is Selected as a Finalist in The Brush Off Project

Fusion Art would like to congratulate long-time Fusion Art Best in Show Artist, Diane Liguori, for being a finalist in the 7th International BRUSH OFF Painting Competition & Fundraiser benefiting people living with Alzheimer’s.

The International BRUSH OFF is a juried painting competition that highlights contemporary artists while raising awareness and funds for art-based programs that enrich the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses.

After participating in Fusion Art’s 4th Annual Group Show in February 2020, Diane was approached and invited to enter the competition by BRUSH OFF and Avenue Art Gallery founder Marina Cutler, who saw Diane’s Best in Show winning artwork, “Parade Princess” at the show in Palm Springs, California.

Diane was selected as a finalist in the BRUSH OFF exhibition for two of her paintings, “Parade Princess” and “September Moon.” The exhibition is scheduled to open virtually with a live stream awards ceremony on November 21, 2020, in conjunction with two POP UP physical locations in both Memphis, Tennessee and Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada. The show will be exhibited online through the end of the year.

Founded by Marina Cutler and a team of volunteers who worked in partnership with The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, BRUSH OFF was started as a way to raise awareness and speak on behalf of those living with Alzheimer’s and who could not share their voices. It was also a way to raise funds to help create an art-based project that would help people and their caregivers benefit from art while living with Alzheimer’s.

The 2020 exhibition is the first time the event will be held virtually as well as in two physical locations in two countries. Diane’s thoughts on art, Alzheimer’s and her participation in the BRUSH OFF project are available in a short video below and on Diane’s website here: www.dliguoriartandstory.com/blog

Diane is a contemporary fine artist and author based in San Carlos, California. She earned a Masters of Fine Art, Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her paintings have been exhibited and sold at a variety of San Francisco Bay Area salons and events. Her work is also exhibited and sold through the Main Gallery in Menlo Park, California, and the privately owned Pea Island Art Gallery in Salvo, North Carolina. Diane’s talent and artwork have been recognized via juried online international art competitions, and is available through Artsy.net.

Diane is a member of American Women Artists, The California Art Club, the Society of West-Coast Artists, and the Society of Children’s Book Illustrators. She is also Editor, Blog Lead and Co-Creative Director of The Main Gallery in Menlo Park, California.

For more information about Diane and her work, please visit her website: www.dliguoriartandstory.com.

Video production courtesy of Fred Aron, Fine Art and Architectural Photographer. For more information about Fred and his artwork please visit his website: www.fredaronphotography.com.

More information about the BRUSH OFF project can be found at www.AvenueArt.ca and www.CutlerCraneGallery.com

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