“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~Henri Matisse
Welcome to Fusion Art's 7th Annual Leaves & Petals International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of October 2021.
For this exhibition, both 2D and 3D artists were encouraged to share their best art and photography depicting flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best work in any media.
We once again received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Russia, China, Guatemala, Korea, Argentina, Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Austria and the Netherlands. Overall, the gallery judged 501 entries and accepted 195 artworks into the exhibition, which will be featured on the website for the month of October.
In this monthly themed exhibition, Fusion Art presents awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Photography & Digital Art, and 3-Dimensional Art. The Leaves & Petals Best in Show winners are Steve Kavalec for his oil painting, “Two Pots”, Dave Lee for his digital art, "Kissed by the Sun” and Victor Oriecuia for his carrara marble, bardiglio marble, and iron, "Sacro Fiore”. Steve, Dave and Victor are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of October 2021 and, as the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, California in 2022.
Below are the top winning artists in the Traditional Art, Photography & Digital Art and 3-Dimensional categories. Please visit the Monthly Winners Page to learn more about each of these award-winning artists and/or to contact them directly about their work.
In addition, this month, twelve honorable mention awards are given as special recognition due to the exceptional quality of the art received for this competition.
The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplify uniquely creative talents and we're honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.
Fusion Art strives to create interesting and enjoyable art exhibitions with a variety of artistic styles and media represented. The art that is selected is based on the theme of the exhibition and the gallery's objective is to include, in every Fusion Art exhibition, a broad representation of quality, style, media, creativity, originality and artistic composition. Art tells a story and we strive to select artwork, particularly for awards, that make the viewers think and wonder what story the artist is trying to tell.
As always, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the competition participants. While not all the artwork that was submitted was selected for inclusion in the exhibition this in not necessarily a reflection on any one artist's talent and/or skill. It takes courage for artists to offer up one's art up for critique by others and all the artists should be applauded for their efforts. We appreciate all of you sharing your extraordinary talent with us.
For anyone interested in purchasing any of the artwork in this exhibition, please contact the artists directly. You will find the artist's website and/or email information below their work.
Thank you for visiting our website and enjoy the exhibition!
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Santa Fe, NM