5th Annual Artist’s Choice Art Exhibition

Fusion Art

Feb. 5, 2024 - Mar. 4, 2020

PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, 92263


Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 5th Annual Artist’s Choice International Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art.

For this open (no theme) competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, were invited to submit their best art and photography in any subject matter and any media. All artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their work in any media.

The Artist’s Choice Best in Show winners are Brian Allen for his oil and spray paint, “Beauty in the Dark”, Sheri Emerson for her digital art print, “Gaia” and Mary F. Vivo for her mixed media, “Greyhound Bus Station 1957”. Brian, Sheri and Mary are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of February 2020 and, as the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art’s 5th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2021.

Other award winners include Second Place winners, Kathy Paulus, Gareth Jones and Michele Bourdeau. Third Place awards were given to Jonathan Eiten, Jeremiah Gilbert and Jiyoung Kim. Fourth Place awards were given to Cher Pruys, Shelley Benjamin and Dustin Davis. Fifth Place awards were given to Colleen Devlin Bang, August Naude and Jim Harman.

Rounding out the awards for the exhibition are fourteen Honorable Mention winners. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category were given to Rachel Zelinka, Laurie Elizabeth McKinley, Amy Rattner, Richard William Barnett, Melissa May and Lisa Freeman-Wood.

Honorable Mention awards in the Photography & Digital category were given to John Diephouse, Doug Early, Barbara Mierau-Klein, Gary Borgstedt, Jeb Gaither and Kelly Kowieski.

Honorable Mention awards in the 3-Dimensional category were given to Minh Ta and Lynne Hanson.

The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplified uniquely creative talents and we are honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.

The international competition received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Philippines, South Korea, France and South Africa. Overall the gallery judged 441 entries for the exhibition, which will be featured on the website for the month of February.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art’s website: https://fusionartps.com/5th-artists-choice-art-exhibition-february-2020/.

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