"You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and unique figure and still keep it living and real." ~Edouard Manet
Welcome to Fusion Art's 7th Annual Figures & Faces International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of December 2021.
For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists were encouraged to share their best art and photography depicting the human form – both figures and faces. 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, India, Israel, Japan, Belgium, Taiwan, China, Qatar and the Czech Republic. Overall, the gallery judged 373 entries and accepted 139 artworks into the exhibition, which will be featured on the website for the month of December.
In this monthly themed exhibition, Fusion Art presents awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Photography & Digital Art, and 3-Dimensional Art. The Figures & Faces Best in Show winners are Jon Laing for his oil on wood, “Kalaheria”; Brian Cann for his digital photograph, "Shadow Play” and Jia Peng for his stone sculpture, "Portrait of Zhang Boju”. Jon, Brian and Jia are Fusion Art's Featured Artists for the month of December 2021 and, as the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art's Annual Group Show in 2023.
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