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Winning Artist’s Showcase

January 2012 issue


Art-Defined

January

2012

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We have created Art-Defined international online gallery to introduce emerging artist as well as promote established artists to showcase their talent and gain exposure globally by participating in our online juried contests. Through Art-Defined, artists are able not only to showcase their work but also add credits to their Resume, expand their opportunities in the art world and advance professionally. Participation in Art-Defined contests facilitates artists in connecting with a greater art audience and developing relationship with other art patrons, gallery curators and collectors. Our exhibits are international. We welcome entries from around the world!

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Art-Defined Contests

www.art-defined.com Our Jurors: Michael Masata aka Pigmento Website>>

Contests and Promotion: Art-Defined holds themed online juried art contests on monthly basis. For maximum exposure, the winning entries, along with the artist’ professional art website link are publicized by direct email and Online Press Release is issued. Announcement is also submitted to gallery representatives through worldwide ArtDefined Gallery network. All participating artists are promoted online through our gallery to thousands of visitors, through social networks, Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin, YouTube and many other venues.

Current Contests: “Music to my Ears”: Deadline 2/29/2012 “Abstract Defined” :Deadline 2/29/2012 “Change of Heart”: Deadline 3/31/2012 “City Lights”: Deadline 3/31/2012 Awards: 1st place: $ 250 2nd place: $100 3rd place: $ 50 Entry Fees: $15 per image, No limit on number of submissions

Lisa Haque Website>>

Los Angeles has been Lisa’s home for the past 15 years, and she has recently decided to return to her English roots. Born in London, the daughter of a textile manufacturer, Lisa spent her early childhood with a paintbrush in her hand conceptualizing print designs for the following seasons' runways. Her studies were centered around the classical arts in which she excelled in art history, painting and literature. Lisa moved to L.A. to attend UCLA where she took English (lit) & French (lit/lang) for her Bachelor of Arts degree (studying abroad in both programs). She also qualified as multi-media designer, which she used to work as a graphic artist designing corporate identities, websites, and marketing materials for the following 10 years. Photography has always been an application in which Lisa’s creative eye has developed and thrived. She’s been honing her skill in recent years capturing tender moments between children and families, and her most inspired work to date was of the wildlife on the trip to Tanzania in late 2009. Lisa is excited to be back in London to jump into the local art scene, experience and explore Europe (and beyond) with the camera, and start exhibiting her work.


January 2012 Winning Entries

 1st Place Monica Kovac Hampstead, Quebec, Canada Website>>

I am a self taught Painter working in the medium of oils. In my paintings I explore the inner landscapes of memories and emotions. I may start with an idea and intention, but overtime, as I sit down each time to paint free association takes over. In many ways the image is no longer mine as I allow it free reign. In the end though it somehow makes perfect sense to me. It is private and I think everyone see something different and personal in my paintings. I also explore colours and their effects on mood and impact. Often my colours will repeatedly change until I find the right tones that suit the feeling I want to convey. I use metaphors drawn from everyday situations . Politics and women's issues inform many of the ideas that seep in to my work. I believe in the end though that the viewer should be the one to interpret what they see. As I absorb and interpret everything around me , it is always illuminated by my own subjective analysis. If I can hold your attention, even if it is disquieting then I have succeeded.

"Hope" Oil On Canvas, 28”x20”

 Fantasy World Contest


January 2012 Winning Entries

 2nd Place Asta Kundelyte Thoiry, France Website>>

Painting is a passion for me and is the way I can express my feelings, thoughts, visions I have in my mind and what is very important for me - do this in the way I want, in the way I see the world around me. I haven't set any boundaries for myself and don't have a constant style - I'm creating; inspired by the current moment, because it is always great to find something new and get results you don't expect. I would like people to interpret and feel my paintings, dive into them and see the world we see around us every day in a very different way.

"Connection" Acrylic On Canvas, 50x70 cm

 Fantasy World Contest


January 2012 Winning Entries

 3rd Place Audrey Dawn Audrey was born with an ability to look at things in the brightest of light. This light has reflected in her abilities to bring to life wondrous and captive images. Her art has transformed throughout the years and come to be a display of vibrant color with interesting lines. She is a mother first and artist second, and enjoys teaching her children how to be creative and imaginative with color. Though she has never had any formal training, she is always self improving and finding inspiration from the simple joys in her life.

"Reginald's Rage"

 Fantasy World Contest


 Go Figure… Contest

January 2012 Winning Entries

 1st Place Carl Baird Vancouver, Canada Website>>

Carl Baird began his artistic career at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario. Here was given the opportunity to blend his passion for fine art and technical drafting. At Niagara College Carl was influenced by his professor and friend Ken Cosgrove, who showed him how to describe the human form, both mathematically and artistically. At the conclusion of his studies at Niagara College. Carl Baird moved to Vancouver, BC . Where he received a grant to continue his artistic career, under the guidance of Peter Voormij at Langara College. During that time Carl went to Europe to study European Art history and Architecture. He returned to Vancouver, BC and was accepted into the third year at Emily Carr School of Art and Design, where he had his first exhibition. For the past ten years, Carl has been working as an illustrator, visual artist and musician out of his East Vancouver art studio.

“Untitled"


January 2012 Winning Entries

 2nd Place Francisco Gadea Aviles Surrey, BC Canada Since I began painting, I experienced a strong inspiration and passion for love, feelings and a simple life that I try to express in my own unique way. When I begin painting, the pallet fills with colour and my creative imagination flows like a volcano when it erupts and explodes free. I strongly believe that each artist has a great message for the world. Our expressions, ways and styles of painting are the words of those who can't speak, those who can't cry, those who can't smile, those who can't love, and those who died without the opportunity to live.

“Untitled"

 Go Figure… Contest


January 2012 Winning Entries

 3rd Place Bob Craig Vancouver , Canada Website>>

Since I began painting, I experienced a strong inspiration and passion for love, feelings and a simple life that I try to express in my own unique way. When I begin painting, the pallet fills with colour and my creative imagination flows like a volcano when it erupts and explodes free. I strongly believe that each artist has a great message for the world. Our expressions, ways and styles of painting are the words of those who can't speak, those who can't cry, those who can't smile, those who can't love, and those who died without the opportunity to live.

"Untitled" Acrylics 22"x16"

 Go Figure… Contest


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