Open Theme

J Mane Gallery

Sep. 10, 2024 - Oct. 10, 2021

31 Lippincott Ave.
Voorhees, 08043

“An artist is typically a being that is filled with so much passion, love, or pain for certain lands, people ideas or images that all they can do with that overflow is bleed it out by creating. And with this type of art, the energy will be shifted from the depths of them, and in to the depths of the audience to be felt. It is a dance. A transference. An intimacy. It is to touch and awaken another human a place they hadn’t known was aching, or sleeping. Both are opened. Both are nourished. Both are transformed.”~Victoria Erikson

For this competition, artists were encouraged to share their artistic vision. The theme cold have been any subject and the artwork submitted varied from realism to surrealism to abstraction, and all media were accepted, including 3-D. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best inspired work.

Each of our themed exhibitions, awards for First, Second and Third Place. The First Place winner for the Open Theme show is Carol Flaitz for her mixed media piece, Fissure III. Carol’s use of color set an intense mood and leaves the viewer wondering about the story of this piece. This is what set her work apart. Carol is also the Featured Artist during the show.

Taking Second Place is Jay Johansen for for his acrylic painting, Tibetan Woman. Jay’s approach to the subject, and his command of the medium make this a stand out image. And, Third Place goes to Bob McCormac for his digital photo, Wildflowers Of The Endless Mountains. Bob’s effective use of composition, color and technique with the medium create the overall mood and visual impact of the image.

Honorable Mention awards were given as well. Honorable Mention awards go to Lawrence Bridges for his digital photo, A Man Stops To Absorb The Colors, Valeriia Demidova for her mixed media piece, Harmony, Daniel Kabakoff for his watercolor Green Border Abstract, Cheri Lee for her carved ostrich eggshell, Oh Beehive, Guy Munsch for his mixed media piece, Onlooker, Regina Roland for her watercolor and ink piece, Compromise, Vasu Tolia for her acrylic painting, Walking Meditation and Deborah Zavon for her pastel, Mother. Each of these artists presented the subject in a unique way through composition, color and technique, making an impactful image. Please visit the Monthly Winners Page to learn more about each of these award winning artists and to contact them directly about their work.

We thank all the competition participants.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork in this exhibition, please contact the artists directly. J. Mane Gallery does not enter into the selling of artwork featured in any of the monthly online exhibitions. You will find the artist’s website or email by clicking on their images below.

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