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Vol. 34 • January/February • 2016

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Luis Alberto Hernandez

VISIONS OF ETERNITY. Mixed media and gold leaf on canvas. 39.5" x 31.5".

oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry

Steven Lustig




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Vol. 34 • January/February • 2016



In This issue:

Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. has announced participation in the Art! Vancouver 2016. Art & Beyond Magazine is proud to be an official Media Partner for the Art! Vancouver 2016, May 26-29. In the January/February issue in our column Point of Interest we published a pictorial which covered the Spectrum Miami 2015 where Art & Beyond visited exhibited galleries and artists as well as gave a quick glance on the Contemporary Art Projects USA opening night and Award Ceremony for receiving a Director’s Award for the HopeHelp-Nepal Mural project. Also we are introducing the upcoming International Art Fair Art! Vancouver in May 2016 with the article "Success Stories." In the column In the News Art & Beyond covers the upcoming Art Show in the MDC Campus Galleries of Art+Design with Maria Fernanda Lairet organized in collaboration with Contemporary Art Projects USA. As a media partner for the Contemporary Art Projects USA Art & Beyond covers their participation in the upcoming Art Palm Beach 2016 International Show, January 20-24. We would like to congratulate the following winners published in this issue for their amazing work. Congratulations to Luis Alberto Hernandez who’s artwork “Visions of Eternity” won the Front Cover for Janury/February Online issue. The Inside Front Cover won beautiful work " Split Sister" by Steven Lustig. The Back Cover won a wonderful artwork " Series Bolivia Mirror” by Maria Fernanda Lairet. And Inside Back Cover was awarded to Heike Suhre for her amazing photography “Red Head”. We would also like to congratulate those artists who have been chosen as Publishers Choice Award winners in this issue for their outstanding artwork: Debbi Chan, Taras Bibilashvili, Jim Lively, Gabi Domenig, Diana Whiley, Barbara Walder, Svetlana Abramson, Maruka Carvajal, Nira Chorev, Tetyana Matkovska, Jane Ellen Murray, Alex Tolstoy, Sandy Den Hartog, Arthur Jacob, with One Page article and Keri Colestock and Anna Maria Giordano with Two page article. We thank all of the amazing and talented artists who participated in the competition and wish you all great success in your journey. Publisher Art Director Interview Editor

Mila Ryk Mila Ryk Justin Hoffman Alina Lampert

Art & Beyond published 8 times a year. Six (6) Online issues and Two (2) printed issues. Distributed to the galleries, museumes and other

Point of Interest Art! Vancouver: Success Stories The Memorable Moments from Spectrum Miami 2015

7 8 In the News Maria Fernanda Lairet, inaugurates the 2016 winter season at MDC-West Campus Galleries of Art + Design 16 On the View at ArtPalmBeach Message from the Executive Director, Tata Fernandez 18 Looking back and looking forward!!! 19 Luis Alberto Hernandez 20 Maria Fernanda Lairet 22 Jorge Cavalier 24 Kelly Fischer 26 Maria Ana Davila 28 Maquiamelo 29 Motoko Oyamada 30 Martin Schoffel 31 Eliel Perez 32 Samah El Hage 33 Grace Berge 34 Fermin Fleites 35

Fine Art Svetlana Abramson Taras Bibilashvili Maruka Carvajal Debbi Chan Nira Chorev Gabi Domenig Jim Lively Anna Maria Giordano Tetyana Matkovska Jane Ellen Murray Alex Tolstoy Barbara Walder

36 37 38 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 49 50

Sculpture • Jewelry Keri Colestock Steven Lustig Sandy Den Hartog

52 54 55

Arthur Jacob Heike Suhre Diana Whiley

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Photography • Digital Art


Back Cover

Luis Alberto Hernandez

Maria Fernanda Lairet

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Steven Lustig

Heike Suhre

Entry Form to apply to be published in the Art & Beyond Online magazine is available at Membership Program application is available at For any additional information please contact Mila Ryk at • 5




point of interest

Success Stories Art! Vancouver 2016, a Vancouver-based international art fair set for May 26 – 29, 2016, is anticipated to be a spectacular event, as it follows the success of the inaugural Art! Vancouver exhibition in May 2015. Along with a number of artists and galleries returning for their 2nd year, the event will also feature several news exhibitors visiting from throughout the globe looking to connect with local and international art-lovers alike. With the success of Art! Vancouver 2015, followed the prosperity of the event’s exhibitors. Some of the most interesting success stories came from exhibiting independent artists, who developed key relationships and partnerships with recognized gallery representatives and art collectors that attended. In one case, Art! Vancouver 2015 exhibitor Andres Dorigo, an Argentinian artist, was spotted by a prominent collector, who not only purchased Dorigo’s work, but also hired him to live in their home in Hawaii to paint at Dorigo’s leisure. Through this connection, Dorigo’s work will be displayed in New York, Australia, and Hawaii in the coming year. Another interesting story is Charles Gitnick, a 13-year old American artist, who was scouted at Art! Vancouver by a Montreal gallery. The gallery then invited Gitnick to exhibit at Art Manoco, where he was picked up by a gallery in Zurich, Switzerland for representation.

Michele Righetti. WAKE UP! IT'S TIME TO START.

Other stories include the Michele Righetti Gallery, whose one of many art-piece buyers and connections included a famous movie producer and art collector. As well as Taisha Teal, a Canadian artist, who was scouted by Burt’s Bees through the Art! Vancouver website, and invited to participate in a product launch and to exhibit at a Toronto launch party. These are just a few great examples of success stories from both artists and galleries at Art! Vancouver 2015, and with the 2016 event in the horizon, further success stories are likely to come from Vancouver’s premiere international art exhibition. You can view Andres Dorigo’s, Michele Righetti Gallery’s, and Taisa Teal’s work this May as they will all exhibit at Art! Vancouver 2016. Art! Vancouver 2016 Information: Art! Vancouver 2016 will present returning features including the “Face of Art” artist-runway, an art professional speaker series, and an opening night gala. New elements include the 15 Minutes of Fame speaker series (exhibitor speakers) and a VIP program including an exclusive VIP preview and Vancouverbased art tours. Art! Vancouver 2016 takes place May 26 – 29, 2016, in the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East building. For more information about exhibiting or attending please visit www.

Teal Taisha. AUDREY HEPBURN, 2015 • 7

point of interest

The Memorable Moments from the Spectrum Miami 2015

with Art & Beyond Magazine

VIP Opening Night!

Mila Ryk, publisher of Art & Beyond Magazine

you are born to create "YouIf work very hard. If you work very hard You have to share it! If you have to share it This is the place where all the Magic happens!

Opening Night.

Opening Night.

Opening Night - at Booth 315, Contemporary Art Projects USA.

Opening Night.


– Mila Ryk, publisher

Images - Courtesy of Art & Beyond Magazine. Photos by Mila Ryk

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Anna Voloshko Studio.

Nick Hunter, partner at Gallery Forty-Two.

Benedict, gallery.

Ellie Manson Kane Studio.

Bonnie Donaghy.

Hakob Hakobyan Studio.

Mila Ryk, publisher with Helen Kagan. Sami Makela.

Chantal Myrtif Gallery.

Rosa Sanchez.

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point of interest

Manuel Garzon.

Gaston Locklear.

Jairo Duarte.

Lisa Ashinoff.

Jessica Feldman

Michele Righetti. Lucia Rohrmann

Next Stop is the Art! Vancouver 2016! Apply to exhibit with Art & Beyond! Get published and Win a Cover Competition for the Summer Print Edition! Art & Beyond is your marketing and promotional services! Images - Courtesy of Art & Beyond Magazine. Photos by Mila Ryk

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Sofo, Art Gallery.

Contemporary Art Projects USA Unforgettable Moments at

Spectrum Miami 2015 Openig Night

Mila Ryk, publisher of Art & Beyond Magazine with Tata Fernandez,

The Crowd.

Executive/Gallery Director Contemporary Art Projects USA.

Jorge Cavelier with Collectors.

Surekha Sadana.

Mila Ryk, publisher with Kelly Fischer, Art & Beyond Winter Print Edition Cover artists. Presented by Contemporary Art Projects USA. Chris Delias.

Post Contemporary Solo Show

Martin Schoffel.

Mila Ryk, publisher with Silvia Medina, Chief Curator at Contemporary Art Projects USA and exhibiting artist Samah El Hage.

Photos by Leticia del Monte • 11

point of interest PARTICIPANT ARTISTS at HELP HOPE NEPAL MURAL SPECTRUM MIAMI 2015 BOOTH 315 Maria Fernanda LAIRET | Invited Artist

Addie Fisher

Bibiana Martinez

Elisha Ben Yitzhak

Aida Tejada

Blossom Verlinsky

Ellie Manso Kane

Aimée Joaristi

Carlos Vega

Emilio Hector Rodriguez

Alejandro Villarreal

Carlos Martinez Leon

Erik Holden

Ali Miranda

Carlos Ayala

Ernani Silva

Alicia H Torres

Carlos Gonzalez

Eva Bechinsky

Alyssa Wood

Carlos Perez Vidal

Eva Avila

Amalia Brujis

Carmen Sasieta

Evelyn Walg

Ana Rossi

Carol P Kingsley

Fabiola Osorio

Ana Fajardo

Carolina Buitrago

Fany Mares

Ana María Hoyos

Carolyn Berger

Federico Bianchi

Anabel Valerga

Catherine Berry

Fermin Fleites

Anabel Rub Peicher

Catherine Schmid-Maybach

Freya Kazemi

Andrea Constantini

Caty Cucalon

Gabriela Esquivel

Angela Stout

Cesar Santalo

Galina Schwaiger

Angelika Rothkegel

Cheryl Brown

Gilbert Salinas

Anrika Rupp

Chintia Kirana

Grace Berge

Anica Shpilberg

Chris Delias

Heike Suhre

Anna Kuchel Rabinowitz

Claudia Fuentes de Lacayo

Ileana Collazo

Anna Cappichioni

Daniela Laberne

Ioana Alexandra Niculescu-Aron

Anoush Bargamian

Daniela Valentini

Irina Vysotckaya

Antonio Cortes Rolon

Danny Ramirez

James Rabidoux

Antonio Del Moral

Dario Posada

Jenny Bennett

Ariel Lockshaw

Darnel Tasker

Jenny Keyser

Arien Xuan Lopez

Deborah Bigeleisen

Jessica Hopkins

Arnoldo Jordi

Delfi Cruces

Jill Law

Arrachme Art

Diana De los Rios

Jonathan Cole

Ava Carmen

Didi Suydam

Joo Kim

Barbara Curcio

Donna Haynes

Jorge Cavelier

Barbara Stubbs

Elena Bulatova

José Oscar Torres Pereyra

Beatriz Carcamo

Eliel Perez

Joseph Conrad-Ferm

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Julia Pontes

Martin Schoffel

Roxana Wiley

Juliana Aragao

Maruchi Carmona

Ruth Prado

Julius Njau

Megan Mosholder

Sage Joseph Hagan

Karin De Oliveira

Mercedes Cisneros

Samah El Hage

Karla Kantorovich

Michael Cheung

Sandra Lavigne

Katelyn Goldstein

Michael Hunt

Sandra Chen Weinstein

Kelly Fischer

Miguel Conesa Osuna

Santiago Perez

Laelanie Larach

Miguel Collazo

Sara Chieco

Laura Sion

Mingfei Cui

Sarabel Santos-Negrón

Laura Farias

Miriam Rusin

Sebahat Ersoy

Leah Guzman

Missy Pierce

Sharon Mart

Leonardo Montoya


Sharon Kaliner

Lifrancis Rojas

ML Burdick

Sheila Elias

Limaris Valdivieso

Monica Loncola

Sherie Harkins

Lina Linkimer

Monique Lazard

Sofia del Rivero

Linda Gleitz

Nancy Blair

Sonia Serpil Aslan

Lisa MacNamara

Natalya Nova


Lola Savoy

Nayoung Jeong

Stefani Allegretti

Lorena Fernandez Abuchaibe

Neisa Guerra

Steph Slater

Lucy Varon Gabai

Nicholas Berdysheff

Stephanie Bloom

Luis Alberto Hernández

Nicola Seixas

Stephanie Holznecht

Lulu Zheng

Nicole Drude

Surekha Sadana

Luz Ramirez

Nicolle Cure

Susan Russell

Ma. Nielsen Alvarado

Oleg Lobykin

Susan David


Olja Raag

Takashi Inaba

Marcia Freedman

Orlando Castro

Taras Bibilashvili

Marcio Decker

Oxana Fesik

TD Gillispie

Margarita Correa-Ochoa

Pablo Marquez

Thelma Delgado

Maria Ramos Joiner

Paolo Ambu

Tomas Rojas

Maria Carballo

Patri O’Connor

Uli Moelhw

Maria Fragoudaki

Patricia Martinez

Uma Rani Iylil

María Garcés

Patricia Edelman

Ursula Scheffel


Paula Bannerman

Valerie Ghoussaini

Maria Elena Elvira

Poonam Agarwal

Vas Bets

Maria Esther Silva

Rainer Lagemann

Victoria Bronfman

Maria Teresa D’Azucena

Rajee Aryal

Victoria Martin

Mariano Cinat

Raquel Rub

William Riera

Marie-Ange Ackad

Robin Apple

William Rohe

Mario Inchaustegui

Robin Raznick

William Stalhuth

Marisa Espinosa

Ronit Kristal

Yan Cuan

Marl Rod

Rosaria AESTUS Vigorito

Yaraslav Klimkouski

Marta Echazarreta

Rossana Kelton • 13

point of interest HELP HOPE NEPAL MURAL winners

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Rick Barnett, Linda Mariano, and Redwood Media for presenting me with the Director’s Award for the Hope-Help-Nepal Mural, which was exhibited at the Contemporary Art Projects USA booth during Spectrum Miami 2016. I also want to thank Silvia Medina for Curating the wall, and Ileana Collazo and Maria Teresa Azucena for their collaboration in the project and to all participants artists. Help-Hope-Nepal spilled beyond the traditional boundaries of the art fair format with the special mission of bringing together over 300 national and international artist, and to have them each create a special artwork to donate funds for the victims of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. I must admit that the project was quite a mission to organize, but I am proud to say that each day the crowd waited patiently for the visitors in the front to move so that another group could move near for a close look.

Tata Fernandez receiving Director's Awad from Rick Barnett.

Half of the registration fee and a portion of the art sale revenue from the 39 pieces sold were donated to the victims, but the biggest triumph of the project was the awareness that it created for the visitors that art can send powerful messages, as well as reach out to many people in a very special way to move them to help those in need.

Spectrum’s selection committee, under the direction of Linda Marino, Director of Marketing and Curating Committee, awarded commendations to the following artists for their excellent works: Lola Savoy - First Place Paolo Ambu - Second Palce Julius Njau - Third Place

Tata Fernandez, Executive Director at Contemporary Art Projects USA with first place winner Lola Savoy and Silvia Medina, Curator. Photos by Leticia del Monte

Second Place winning artwork by Paolo Ambu Maria Teresa D' Azucena and Ilean Collazo Coordinator with group of participants artists.

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Openig Night

Redwood Media Group Staff with Tata Fernandez.

Tata Fernandez, Director, Silvia Medina, Chief Curator and Maria Teresa D' Azucena, Nepal Project Coordinator.

Ricardo Cardenas, Invited Artist and Collectors. Solo Show.

Maria Teresa D'Azucena and Chris Delias with Collectors.

Arte Mundo Latino, interviewing Kelly Fischer, Artist from Switzerland.

Kelly Fischer/Live Painting. Photos by Leticia del Monte • 15

in the news

Maria Fernanda Lairet, Inaugurates the 2016 Winter Season at MDC-West Campus Galleries of Art + Design

SERIES MY MIRROR, BOLIVIA REVEALED. Textile digital printing graphic canvas dimensional kinetic.

THE MIAMI DADE COLLEGE (MDC) CAMPUS GALLERIES OF ART + DESIGN in Collaboration with Contemporary Art Projects USA presents FUSION: Maria Fernanda Lairet at MDC-West, which inaugurates the 2016 winter season with an Opening Reception at Noon on Jan. 20, 3016. The exhibition runs through April 17, 2016. 16 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016


Born in Caracas, Venezuela. Lairet acquired a degree in Graphic Design at the Design Institute of Caracas in 1987. Throughout her career, Lairet has experimented and combined elements of graphic design, drawing, photography and painting to create exciting mixed media works. Currently the artist works in a more reflective and conceptual way through the redesign of paper money for countries globally and in different denominations and her works touch on the political, economic and social issues of each country. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in universities, galleries, biennials, fairs and exhibitions, both in Venezuela and abroad. Lately, she has participated in Art Palm Beach and Art Santa Fe along with a solo show at Photo Lima. She received second place, Best Artwork during the “Cosmic Connections” fair in Miami in December 2014. The exhibition was created in collaboration with Tata Fernandez, Executive Director of Contemporary Art Projects USA. MARIA FERNANDA LAIRET. • 17

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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tata Fernandez, Executive Director

Contemporary Art Projects USA will return with a group of masters, established and emerging artists were invited to participate at Art Palm Beach 2016 from January 20-24 as well as to be part of the International Sculpture Exhibition Invitational for Public Art, launched this art season with an annual exhibition of monumental sculpture from on Okeechobee Blvd. and Rosemary facing the Convention Center and City Place with the Monumental Sculpture, Labyrinth, of Jorge Cavelier/Colombia. This exhibition will be curated by our lead curator Silvia Medina. “I am proud to have as a member of our staff so professional curator with an extensive experience from institutions and biennales. She was the executive director of Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela as well as a founder member of the Havana Biennale and Wifredo Lam, Cuba. It promises to be an exciting exhibition, having the honor to present as Invited Artist, Venezuelan Master, Luis Alberto Hernandez with his Series Nomada, as well as established artists, Maria Fernanda Lairet/Venezuela and Jorge Cavelier/ Colombia among others. My mission is to promote art appreciation within the international community to inspire and assist withh the process of art collection, and to generate resources that support artists’creative endeavors. Through art awareness, artist promotion and art procurement. We work with the best minds in the industry and share our experience and passion for marketing the arts, culture and entertainment. From Biennales and gala auctions, to exhibitions and major international art fairs, we have the experience

Contemporary Art Projects USA Tata Fernandez/Executive Director Miami, FL 33160 +1-786-262-5886

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LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD!!! With the great support of Artists, Media Partners, Curators and Collectors, Contemporary Art Projects USA was a success during its participation for the past three years at Art Palm Beach. This year, the fair will return celebrating the 19th anniversary at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from January 20-24, 2015 with a Preview Collectors’ Evening on Wednesday, January 20th. Art Palm Beach Art Fair is Florida’s most established long running mid-winter international contemporary and modern art fair founded by Lee Ann and David Lester in 1997.

By Jorge Cavelier | Colombia

Contemporary Art Projects USA directed by Tata Fernandez and Silvia Medina as Curator will be using a major approach to social networking coverage using journalistic mediums to promote and document its participation at another level. Also, it will offer a focused platform where artists, collectors and art lovers convene to appreciate their love for the arts. At this edition will have the honor as Invited Artist, Venezuelan Master, Luis Alberto Hernandez with his Series Nomada, as well as established artists, Maria Fernanda Lairet/Venezuela and Jorge Cavelier/Colombia. Other participants’ artists are: Grace Berge/USA, Maria Ana Davila/ Mexico, Samah El Hage, Fermin Fleites/Cuba, Kelly Fischer/Switzerland, Maquiamelo/Colombia, Motoko Oyamada/Japan, Eliel Perez/Pto. Rico and Martin Schoffel/Venezuela.

For more information about the Fair Location, Schedule and VIP Passes Please Contact: Tata Fernandez, Executive Director 13899 Biscayne Blvd. Suite Ph7 Miami, FL 33181 786-262-5886

By Maquiamelo | Colombia

By Samah El Hage | Sweden • 19

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THE MANIFESTATION OF THE DIVINE. Mixed media and gold leaf on canvas.39.5" x 31.5"

Luis Alberto Hernandez - Venezuela Invited Artist Luis Alberto Hernández (b. 1950, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela) has studied in depth sacred traditions such as occult philosophy, spiritual legacies, initiatory experiences, and alchemy, Divine symbols that have given great spiritual insight throughout his artistic reflection. His artistic idea enters different modes of religious expression, to end in a metaphor of the sacred that he has agreed to be defined as a Poetry of the Sacred. His creations are far from classical conceptions. They are linked to the valuation of religious emotion in closer proximity to an original vision of the world as sacred revelation, experienced as a mystery and never as knowledge. “Poetry of the Sacred”, “Ceremonial”, “Epiphanies” “Sacred scriptures”, “Ritual Scriptures”, “Enchantment”, “Devotion”, “Theophanies”, “Offerings”, “Spirit and Memory” are some titles of exhibition projects since 1989 identify the artist’s intention to build a connection metaphorically sacred. 20 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016

SUBLIME EXPERIENCE. Mixed Media and Leaf on Canvas, 39.5" x 31.5"

Some of his most important solo exhibits includes The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (1996); Konstanz University in Germany (1997); Wissenschaftszentrum in Bonn, Germany (1997); Centre Civic Pati Llimona in Barcelona, Spain (1999); Centre Culturel Jacques Brel in Thionville, France (2000); the Haus Völker und Kulturen Museum in Bonn, Germany (2000); at the Museum of Art of Gerona in Spain (2001); at the UNESCO in Paris, France (2002); the intervention of the Crypt of the Santa Eugenia Church, during the XIV Festival of Biarritz in France (2005); and the Cloitre des Billettes, Paris in France (2009). Forthcoming exhibitions: Cluny Museum, Bourgogne, France 2016. Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 21

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NUDITY. SERIES MY MIRROR, BOLIVIA REVEALED. Textile digital printing canvas dimensional kinetic. 31.8" x 61.7"

Maria Fernanda Lairet-Venezuela The digital revolution has given birth to visual techniques and languages that have opened doors to new dimensional realities where space and time have stopped being the final frontiers, as cyberspace has exponentially broadened the horizon. This transformation is reflected in Maria Fernanda Lairet’s work – composed of ethereal mural subjects and the conversion of paper money to a virtual reality that synthesizes the economic icons and the culture that gravitate toward globalization; as well as the tension of diversity. This contemporary atmosphere is generating an unedited notion of human culture, an echo of the planetary conscience that conflicts with regionalism and isolation. With this language, fused with digital photography and the manipulation of the software that opens new possibilities to creativity – in Latin America – Lairet has created an echo within this dimensions of reality via virtual collage. These works are integrated by esthetic layers through a complex process of experimentation and conceptualization, employing geometrics in a manner that the frame disappears into a void, and transparencies create visual dimensions that lead the viewer to a sort of neo-cynicism. Maria Fernanda avoids fastidious expressionism by introducing colors that harmonize with the mandalas, in her basic technique of photography, as well as in her digital collages; the new technologies allowing the creative to have an immediate vision of the end result, making it possible to mingle into the same discourse the wished for and the realized; as is the case with her series of the salt beds of Uyini, Bolivia, where nature performs in primeval landscapes; the salt bed a gigantic mirror reflecting the sky and earth embracing; re-enforcing the esthetic impact of each of the photographs taken, turning each instance into a creative ritual. The paper money icon collages seeking the essence of reality – its sacred dimension – and introducing the elements that transmit the cosmic apathy and the mystery of the origin of life. The whole is united with the portion with the same finality, turning it into the esthetic of knowledge and visual poetry. Dr. Eduardo Planchart Licea Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Profesor de la Universidad Simón Bolivar Current Exhibition: Fusion Miami and Art Design Gallery/ Miami Dade College/Doral/FL January 2016-April 2016.

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SERIES MY MIRROR, BOLIVIA REVEALED. Textile digital printing graphic canvas dimensional kinetic, 50" x 71"

Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 23

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SERIES RIO AMARILLO. Tempera and Watercolor on Arches Paper, 22" x 30"

Jorge Cavelier-Colombia Jorge Cavelier was born in Bogotá, Colombia. After a brief incursion in architecture and a year of painting at New York University, Jorge Cavelier traveled to study in Florence, Italy in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze where he finished his BFA in 1982. Returning to Colombia the same year he founded “Trazo” an open studio in Bogotá. He worked and taught painting techniques there until 1987. His painting style depends on the technique he uses. He also uses the same techniques that the old masters used to prepare the canvas, and best kinds of oils suited for the painting. After 1988, he painted in his private studio in Colombia until June 1999, the year he was kidnapped by the guerrilla group “FARC” in Colombia. Released in 2000, he traveled to the U.S. where he decided to migrate. After being granted with an “extraordinary ability” permanent residence visa, he relocated in the city of Key Biscayne, FL where he has been living and working for the last 12 years. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 1983 in Bogotá and Santa Marta, Colombia; New York and South Hampton, NY; Miami and Tallahassee, FL; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Quito, Ecuador; Lima, Perú, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; Caracas, Venezuela; Seravezza, Florence, and Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and Pretoria, South Africa. His first sculpture series came to light in 2007. Exhibitions of those works where shown in Miami, FL in 2007, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2008, and New York, N.Y. in 2011. Nowadays, he works on his series of paintings and sculptures “Labyrinths”, to be shown in private and public spaces in Colombia and the U.S.

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MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE. LABYRINTH. Aluminum, Granite, Crystal Sphere. 6' x 16'

Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 25

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SOUTHERN LIGHT. Acrylic on Canvas, 50" x 50"

Kelly Fischer-Switzerland Scaffolding allows me to break up my creative process into chunks of raw, exposed color. It provides me with the tools to write my own script, layer upon layer on an empty canvas. During Art Basel week in Miami 2015 I was able to present several pieces of artwork that showcased the first phase of “Scaffolding I”. Scaffolding II is the second phase and there is a deeper concentration devoted to smoothing over the rough edges and to beatify. By combining colors that represent both the Northern Lights and Southern Lights, my intention is to present artwork that offers an entrancing, dramatic, magical display that fascinates. Next Exhibition: Indians Wells Spectrum/California.

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NORDERN LIGHT. Acrylic on Canvas, 80" x 50

Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 27

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TIMELESS. Photography on Metallic Paper and Mounted in Plexiglass.30" x 40"

Maria Ana Davila-Mexico Reflexions on water are the thoughts, meditations, ruminations, joy and love, that each of us reflects from oneself. It is completely personal; it is ourselves looking deep inside, with our own contrasts, focused or unfocused, with our pale or vivid memories, our shadows, lights and sharp edges. We can be quiet or stormy water but there is always beauty. Through organic abstract art I see that we form part of nature, just as we are stardust, drops of water or reflexions on water. We are unique and unrepeatable the same way the water captured in an instant. It will never be the same, I can never repeat the same instant with the same reflection again, and we are like this. I can see my reflexions on water… Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106

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MOON WARHOL. Lenticular Print.40" x 40"

Maquiamelo-Colombia Maquiamelo’s work has the power to simultaneously awaken all different types of considerations. The Divas, the latest of his series, in which he employs a head shrinking technique to portray Hollywood stars, not only makes us reconsider the meaning of the artistic resurrection of a pre-Columbian practice and its connotations of rebellion against the history of art, but it also leads us to meditate on topics like the relativity of aesthetics, the power of the film language, the vast knowledge of people considered primitive, the futility of the tinsel, and the critical ability of art. Another topic is the role of figurative sculpture in the contemporary artistic field. After statuary, and the aspirations of a foolproof modernist originality, figurative sculpture seemed to retreat before the onslaught of the installations and the readymades. In recent times, though, there have been artists like Maquiamelo who conceptually confronts sculpture as a way to transmit knowledge, to communicate ideas and meanings, and as a starting point for the exploration of values within an extensive social panorama. His work represents not just a vindication, but a reinvention and a redefinition of figurative sculpture, and also an inquiring look into uncharted artistic and social arguments that are relevant, nowadays, to

convey through the three-dimensional representation of the human figure. His Divas are not beautiful anymore, for now they are unarguably dead, humiliated, turned into repulsive though suggestive and intriguing objects; and this is the way the viewer gets introduced. These are works with a high symbolic value that could be related to the Vanitas paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as they clearly allude to vanity, to the emptiness and insignificance of beauty, and the fortune or power of the certainty of death. These are works, therefore, that combine the validity of an enduring content with an experimental spirit that thrives languages, not just extra-artistic, but peripheral, highlighting a huge creative and expressive freedom, the main characteristic of contemporary art. Eduardo Serrano Curator and Art Critic Next Exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art-Puerto Rico Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 29

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RAY OF HOPE. Acrylic on Paper, 17.9" x 14.9"

Motoko Oyamada-Japan As a mother of one son, I feel that I’m still filled with tenderness of my late mother and supported by her in some way. Everyone is living for today by the supported of the great love from their mother. I want to believe, the love of mother could build up peaceful world. My works describe those feelings by the stroke of the paint brush and the colors and lines by inspiration. She has participated on International exhibitions as ART Concept DEN – “Made in Japan”, Berlin, Germany, 2014, Art Market at the Kyobashi K’s Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2014 and the M.A.D. Gallery, Italy, 2015. Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106

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GEOMETRIA Y COLOR #59. Printed in Geman Aluminum. 20" Diameter

Martin Schoffel-Venezuela A Venezuelan-Austrian artist he dedicates his life to create kinetic Art. At a very young age Martin Schoffel discovers his love for art and starts working with freehand geometric drawings. After several years, his art turned into a passion for geometric and kinetic art. At the beginning of his artistic career he uses simple materials like paper and pencil, later his interest for colors grows as well as for new materials such as wood, acrylics, aluminum and photography among others. This experience enhances his work and reinforces his desire to create movement effects in his art with overlaid elements and edited images. As a result we find his pieces framed into the so-called Kinetic Art. Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 31

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MARINE RECOVERY. Acrylic on Paper, 28" x 22"

Eliel Perez-Puerto Rico As an artist I strive to express the world I see onto the media that I paint to motivate, inspire, and stimulate other human minds to see the world as I do. My works inspiration is a combination of daily elements that are combined to form unrigged and flexible images. I combine multiple materials of construction that allows me to free my ideas and create freely without material restrictions and in a freer flowing manner. Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106

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SERIES "PEOPLE". Photography printed Metallic Paper mounted on Plexiglass, 10" x 15.7"

Samah El Hage-Sweden “When we are born, we are born with an empty blank paper with no definition of who we are. The paper is then filled up with our own story, our life decisions, the many roads and journeys we make. Each person has their own unique history built up from the choices we make and the different experiences we’ve had such as love, happiness, courage and regrets. My photography work for the theme “people” explores and gives insight to the story behind the person in the artwork. I want to awaken and leave the viewer with a glimpse of an emotional feeling with a blend of creativity of their personality. Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 33

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INTERSECTION. Photography printed on Metallic Paper, 22" x 40"

Grace Berge-USA With an absolute love for nature and a background in art therapy and observation, I combine my passions for photography, nature, discovery, and exploration to create imagery. The specifics and details of what I observe blend together in my mind’s eye, and it is that blending, that compilation and abstraction of specific moments, that I hope to capture in my current body of work. If I had to put words to it, I might call it “post-modern neo-impressionism”, but what it really amounts to is a combining and softening of environment and time into images that I hope encompass many moments, many thoughts, many feelings. The images I create – in-camera, sans digital manipulation – simplify what the bare eye sees, turning it into what we perceive when we look with a softer gaze, observing the essence rather than the specifics. It is a kind of minimalism, a reduction into sheer line, color, and movement, that represents something unclear which nevertheless feels familiar and recognizable. My photographs may take the viewers into an ethereal, tranquil, otherwordly place, one that prompts us to question our assumptions and find new answers. It is my sincere hope that these images inspire others to look more deeply into our natural world, to find in it, as I do, serenity and healing. Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 34 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016

THE WINNER. Bronze Sculpture. 60" x 19" x 15"

Fermin Fleites-Cuba This sculpture is a re-creation of a key symbol of humanity’s great religions throughout history; a symbol that demarcates the birth of symbolic sacrifice, and simultaneously its disruption. The lamb is present in Abraham son’s sacrifice, but this is not the first time that it was introduced, as it has been present as a metaphor of great transcendence for obedience, constancy, sacrifice, and resurrection since Paleo Cristian art. In present times, the lamb appears in Jewish liturgy, the Muslim “Eid Al Adha’, as a base for Christian rituals, and also in some Hindu mantras such as “Upanishad”. “El Ganador” is supported by a rod from the New York to Key West railroad built by Flagler, which was to eventually reach Havana. This sculpture is a metaphor of the constancy of re-inventing, and of the attitudes that make great changes possible. Artwork presented by Contemporary Art Project USA at Art Palm Beach 2016, Booth 106 • 35

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GRENADES WITH A MINARET. Oil on Canvas, 20 cm x 40 cm

BIRD OF PARADISE. Oil on Canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm

Svetlana Abramson was born in Russia in Krasnodar. In 2004 she graduated from the Art and Industry Academy named after Baron Stieglitz at the Department of Ceramics and Glass. In St. Petersburg, she engaged in manufacturing stained glass in her studio. Her works are in private collections in Russia, USA, France and Israel. There's also a work in the Stieglitz museum. Svetlana is a master of stained glass art and it is directly reflected to her colorful and decorative painting. Since 2010 she has been living in Israel where she paints and teaches art as well, inspired by the sun and the beautiful juicy fruits.

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NEW YORK AND GLOBALIZACION SERIES. Oil on Canvas, 105cm x 135cm

Taras Bibilashvili was born on April 2, 1960 in Zestaponi, Georgia. In 1977 Taras graduated the Arts School in Tbilisi and the year after began his career as an artist in the workshop of famous artist Professor Zurab Nizharadze. In 1983 Taras studied at the Lakob Nikoladze Arts College and has been participating in many local and international exhibitions since 1985. In 1994 Taras traveled to Athens, Greece for creative work. There he met famous artist and sculptor Khristos Ksarakaciano, sculptor, the director of modern museum.

In 2014 Taras began working at the Artist Pablo Picasso Collection in Artist Star Arts Production, in Artist Star Arts Production Gallery and Art-On-Google. Taras (Davit) Bilashvili (nickname – “Biblieli”) has held many personal and group exhibitions. He is rewarded with many encouraging rewards for his creative work. His many creative works (painting, sculptor, drawing) are included worldwide in both state and private collections. • 37

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COLD CITY. Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24"

Maruka Carvajal I was born in Bolivia, and I am a naturalized Spaniard. I have lived in Brazil, Singapore, Colombia, and currently in Washington DC. I was educated to be an architect but my passion led me to dedicate myself to the visual arts instead. I enjoy painting so much! It is a chance to get involved with my thoughts, my memories and my feelings; it's my moment. When I start a painting I always choose colors first; without thinking maybe it's just intuitively or sometimes based on my mood. In my art I like to explore the abstract secrets of cities I have lived in, cities I have passed through, and cities I hope to visit. I bring out the similarities between cities around the world, capturing their true nature. Using different shapes, lines, and vibrant colors I interpret onto my canvas the emotions that cities awaken inside of me. I recall my experiences in different cities that have impacted me and I look into that past at the feelings that came over me in those moments. Some artists inspire me, especially Hans Hoffman because of his exuberant use of color, the relationship between them, and the spatial tension. I use different acrylics in different to express myself. My strokes reflect my visual language and respond to the impulse to fill 38 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016

the canvas. Using geometric shapes adds structural order to how freely I use colors. In addition, I like to use both paint that is slightly watered down and pain that is thicker. To me this combination of shapes and my free use of colors along with varying viscosities of paint is the most appealing part of my creative process. The colorful nature of my painting makes them stand out and appear bright. Vibrant colors are very powerful tools and I am able to manage their effect on a composition. I am fascinated by cities because they are short-lived but form a long lasting memory. I think my paintings serve the purpose I intended and convey what I want them to. My goal is to make the viewer curious about the meaning behind my painting. I expect my work to represent the places that I have had the fortune to visit or have lived in and I hope it shares these places with the viewer inviting them to take an emotional journey where their spirit can drive free.

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OF CLOGS AND WINDMILLS ALBUM. A continuous story painting in a folding album which is accordion like rice paper leaves. Done in traditional Chinese Styles with ink/watercolor, 30" x 15"

Debbi Chan Born and raised in the metropolis of Houston where the glare of sunlit skyscrapers the landscape I was most familiar with did not stop the smooth transition to a landscape of pines and snow in Idaho. What the surprise move did was open my creative mind and allow me to expand and my art to grow. I took up three new mediums and set my schedule to allow for art to be the focus of my time. The mediums were new but I managed to keep to the traditional Chinese style which I took up almost 15 years ago. Days for me are all about art . Making it keeps me busy and rarely does a day go by without it. If not painting I am gathering for it. Looking out my windows I see the vastness of nature about me and watch wildlife romping that I previously could only have seen in a zoo behind bars. My tight drawings loosened and the subjects I once was afraid of painting flow across the leaves of 70 ft. Continuous story

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paintings in jumbo folding albums, my newest passion. They are being shown currently at Magnuson Gallery in Kendrick Idaho while awaiting a future home hopefully with WSU in their art museum. After completion I now publish each album as a wordless magazine and make them available to the public. And now the albums are coming to life in galleries you can carry in your pocket. The amazing 3-D app EXHIBBIT allows me to have entire albums on the wall. I have two shows open to the public now and a third will be open any day. You will most likely run into my blogs as well. Hopefully the albums will find their way to a permanent museum that appreciates story telling with art and without words. My time is still about making the art. If you don't make it you have nothing for others to see.

HALIBUT POINT 3. Acrylic On Canvas Boarde,32" x 40"

Nira Chorev "Following My Nature" My art is about my connection with nature. Memories from childhood of the scents, colors, sounds, and textures have inspired me to paint the world of through eyes that see the wind in a field of tall grasses moving like waves on the sea, feel tranquility in the lily pad floating on a pond, or witness the rare stillness of a bird resting on a branch. The desire to paint nature and capture such moments ignites a passion within me. In the natural world I feel that I can understand

the beginning of everything through the rocks, the trees, the sound of running water, the flight of birds to freedom -- and through these paintings it is my intention that the viewer will experience this sense of belonging and our universal connection with nature. I hope you enjoy what I see when I’m Following My Nature. • 41

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BIRDGARDEN III. Acrylic on Canvas, 80 cm x 120 cm

Gabi Domenig is a through and through figurative Austrian artist. Since her early childhood she was attracted to the fine arts. She took classes in nude painting, color theory, drawing and composition. Especially charcoal, red chalk and pastels on paper and primed wood panels were the medium in the nineties. After her first show in 1999, when she presented 20 large pastel paintings to the public, she began to paint with acrylics on canvas. The strong and bright colors and the way of working with acrylics approached to her nature. She tries to capture moments and build up emotional tensions. She does not want to shock, stir up or provoke. The viewer of her images should be touched by a positive energy. For her art should be life-affirming and beautiful, touching and connecting. A language without words. She paints mostly with acrylic colors and concerns herself primarily with the representation of man and especially of women. Her characters send out varied emotions such as 42 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016

pride, pain, love, sadness, loneliness, joy and longing. They are sensuous, strong, vulnerable, thoughtful, dreamy, seductive, promising and cautious. For the most part the figures are located in a particular environment cutout. The expression of the eyes should draw the viewer into its spell and animate him to enter in a deeper communication with the figures in the picture. Flowers, plants, animals, patterns and landscape sections are decorative parts, but are usually situated in the background. Because of her strong color palette she is assigned to the Neo-Expressionism. Participation in many international exhibitions in Austria, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, South America and USA. She got 6 Awards in the last 2 years. Single pieces of painted lampshades and T-Shirt you can also find on her web site:

I AM CURIOUS BLUE. Acrylic and Chardonnay, 15" x 30"

Jim Lively is an attorney who left the practice of law to pursue his passion full-time as a contemporary figurative and abstract artist. His works have been recognized in numerous juried competitions and publications. He was named to the 2013 and 2014 list of Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art (www.arttourinternational. com). In addition, he has participated in several group and a solo exhibitions across North America and in Europe. Jim has published four books containing images of his art including two novels. Selected 2012 - 2014 Credits • N  amed to 2013 and 2014 list of Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art

MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND. Acrylic and 7 Drops Cabernet Sauvignon Wine, 24" x 30"

• S  elected to represent Southwest Artists and appear in Art Portfolio Magazine, 2014 Northeast Artists vs. Southwest Artists Edition • P  laced Second in the Abstract Category in 2013 American Art Awards for “Layers of Civilization” and First in the Humor Category for “A Second Cup of Coffee” ( • A  rt and Beyond Magazine, March/April 2014, Publisher Selection for “Butterfly Effect” and “Breach” from the “Red Wine” series of paintings • Art Portfolio Magazine, Editor’s Selection for 2013 Landscape Competition for “Five for Fall” • • 43

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SPERANZA (HOPE)". Acrilic on wood, 50 x 70 cm. 2015

Anna Maria Giordano A neapolitan, Anna moved to Gaeta twenty years ago. After leaving her previous job in 1999, she dedicated herself entirely to the figurative arts. She started with making and decorating ceramics (such as jugs, vases, plates, tiles....), and afterwards moved almost naturally to painting. Her first painting experiences were strictly figurative, and then, after gaining more skills, she moved gradually to the abstract paintings. She normally uses acrylic colours on canvas, wood or mason wood, but 44 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016

sometimes also mixed media (inclusion of paper, pumice or gauze integrated with the acrylic paint). "The artworks of the Artist Giordano distinguish themselves by the intimacy concealed behind the represented subjects. She has succeeded, through a careful and creative research, in creating a personal style and her own visual language, from which express the deeper emotions. So she shows us the complexity of the world and sentiments, originating compositions that have great communicative value. Anna

L'ATTTESA (WAITING). Acrilic on wood 50 cm x 70 cm, 2014

Giordano goes beyond simple aesthetic representation, her artworks investigate new realities through a chromatic language, that underlines the unspoken values of the sign and a pictures dialectic full of poetical emotions". – Josè Van Roy Dalì, ("Artista nella Storia", 2015).

"The love of the surreal and the abstract invested the creativity of Anna Giordano that makes use of symbols generally accepted in order to make the viewer better discern the description of the pictorial contents. This goes also with vivid colours that emphasize masterfully the pictorial lines. The painter, master of sonic and colours, is supported by his

talent, impetuous interpreter of his sensitive soul". – Sandro Serradifalco, ("Eccellenze”, 2015).

"A great skill in transfiguring the abstract, with very good versatility and astonishment aimed at the research of an emotive project. Anna Giordano creates her characterized and symbolic intuitive projections, by superimposing signs and symbols of rich material drawing up". – Jean Charles Spina, ("1st Grand Prix Côte d’Azur”, 2015). • 45

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POPPIES. Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 30"

Tetyana Matkovska was born and raised in Ukraine. Graduated from Republican Technological College. Tetyana moved to USA at 2000 and reside in Chicago, IL. As a child she always liked to draw, but

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start panting after her 40s. She is a self-taught artist. Tetyana primeraly works with different mediums and styles.

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THE WEDDING RINGS. Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24"

Jane Ellen Murray In her senior year at Vassar Jane Ellen won a special award for creativity in the Vogue Prix De Paris Contest sponsored by Conde Nash. As a Creative Director of J. Walter Thompson, she won a Clio (the Oscar of the Advertising Business) for art direction in a campaign for Pepsi International. Jane Ellen was named Advertising Woman of the Year and elected President of the Women’s Advertising Club of Chicago. After studying at the Palette & Chisel, she was invited to show her oil paintings at the Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence Italy. In 2010 She had an Opening at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea and the Broadway Gallery in New York City. Her still life “Cherries Jubilee” was featured on the cover of the calendar sent out by Whitney Gallery to their patrons.

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It's Music to my ears... Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24"

THE DOME. Watercolor, 9.5" x 5.5"

Alex Tolstoy Influences and inspirations include such classic master artists as J.M.W. Turner, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Homer, and more. Contemporary masters who are much admired include Thomas Schaller, Roger Whitlock, Roycroft, Lovett, Josepth Zbukvic, and others. Alex was born in New York City but grew up in DC. She was a research scientist (mathematician, actually) for over 40 years (specializing in Ocean Acoustics from 1980 until 2012). Alex is an award winning watercolorist and a member of the McLean Project of the Arts (MPA), the Art League of Alexandria, the Maryland Federation of Art Society (MFA), the Yellow Barn Studio, the McLean Art Society (MAS), the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and the American Watercolor Society (AWS). She is married to photographer Ron Colbroth. Her work is in private collections and has been or will be seen at the Foundry Gallery (DC), the Torpedo Factory (Alexandria, VA), the Circle Gallery (Annapolis, MD), NYC, CA, Scotland, and elsewhere. She has had numerous solo shows in the DC area.

Stone House. Watercolor, 8" x 10" • 49

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EARTH`S LIGHT. 2015. Cardboard with Ocher pigments “Le pastel Lumière d’Ocres, Provence”, with structural paste, 70 cm x 100 cm

BARBARA WALDER Through the light to the matter My journey of discovery in the artistic use of matter began with the delicate application of pastels. By way of large-scale shapes with bold colours in transparent gouache I came to use solidifying acrylic paint and then to my own CollagenMalerei©. This is created layer by layer. Through constant reduction I get answers to my questions about essence and balance. Palm Art Award 2015 Art Domain Group Leipzig, Germany Recognition Prize The jury awarded a Recognition Prize in special appreciation of the "artistic quality and originality of your submitted works. This award brings the special appreciation of the constant quality of your artistic work to express. "

Art & Beyond Magazin Award Inside Cover Winter Print Edition 2015 Next exhibitions: Master class from Alfred Darda Bad Reichenhall, Germany 23rd of August - 6th of September 2016 Art Shopping Carousal Du Louvre, France 21st-23rd of October 2016 Chester Arts Fair, England November 2016 BARBARA WALDER is living and painting in Principality of Liechtenstein

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sculpture STRUNG OUT. Mixed Media, 21" x 13" x 5"


Keri Colestock I am recycling found objects and having a blast. One man's trash becomes my treasure. Flea markets provide me with the items needed for my work. I create "feel good" art sculptures with quirky names. I also incorporate polymer clay on my pieces that are musical instruments. My work is whimsical, unique & on the FuNkY side like me! I ressurected my "Wall Dancer" art dolls October 2015. "Strung Out" is on exhibit at the Freepoty Art Museum October - present "With Love & Respect", "I Have A Monkey On My Back," "Aye Carumba" & "Celebrate...Rejoice & Remember" were on exhibit at the Old Courthouse In Woodstock October 2015 "Fez Who???" was on exhibit at Fez Fest- September 2015 "With Love & Respect" is on exhibit at the Old Courthouse In Woodstock-September-present 2015 52 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016

AMAZON BABE. Wall Dancer.

THE WORLD AS I SEA IT. Mixed Media, 21" x 13" x 5"


"Strung Out" & "Weave Me Be" were finalists in the "Noting But a dream Competition September 2015 "Strung Out" won 2nd place in the Off The Grid Competion August 2015 "Strung Out" was in the Williow Creek Exhibit August 2015 Featured Artist At The Martini Room April-May 2015 Published in "Healing Power Of Art" April 2015 Published In "Manhattan Arts International" One of the 35 artists out of 1070 selected for April 2015 "Strung Out" was on exhibit for the "Womens Works" March-April 2015


"Stop All The Violince" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery In Harvard January 2015 "I Have A Monkey On My Back" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery In Harvard January 2015. • 53

sculpture • jewelry TORSO OF A YOUNG ATHLETE.

STEVEN LUSTIG Art - Breath - Movement This art is born out of a love of the human form and its natural motion. It is powerful, passionate, and embraces both human and natural forms. Steven was born and raised near the North Shore of Chicago where he began drawing at a age five. In high school he met a regionally known sculptor and began his fine arts education. During that time, Steven was given a copy of Gray’s Anatomy. He became fascinated by what he saw and immediately began to draw directly from the book, changing the course of his life and starting a lifelong study of the human form. Steven received an art scholarship to Bradley University. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with an emphasis on Bio-technical Illustration. While at the University of Illinois, Steven began to work for the Biomechanical Engineering department. His early work combining computers, art, and human motion became the genesis of Steven’s fine art, regardless of media. He would 54 • Art & Beyond • January/February 2016

go on to draw, paint and sculpt thousands of interpretations of the human form in his own distinctive style. In 1982 Steven moved to Southern California for the opportunity to work at an Olympic research center focused on Sports Medicine and Biomechical Engineering. Looking to the future, Steve quickly recognized the promise of what computer illustration could bring to traditional graphic design techniques. After seven years of working in corporate presentation graphics, Steven founded BioDesign Communications in 1989. BioDesign was a highly specialized computer graphics company supplying creative illustrations to the Life Science, Medical Device, and Healthcare industries. Steven has produced medical and life science images for companies around the world, and has illustrated four books, completed a series of life science illustrations for the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Throughout this time Steven continued to draw and sculpt, dedicating his life to the arts. His fascination with drawing the human form continues to ignite his creative talent and provides him with an endless supply of material. Steven currently teaches a stone sculpting class at the Laguna College of Art & Design. In addition to working as an Illustrator and fine artist, Steven has been the Cultural Arts Chair for the CA PTA and a leading art advocate Statewide. For the past twelve years Steven has been a volunteer legislative advocate, recruiting and training parents, running legislative junkets to Sacramento and leading parents in the cause of public education. Steven is a volunteer art teacher at a local elementary school and has taught students art privately. Steven has studied Kenpo Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with his son and daughter and practices yoga. He lives in Huntington Beach with his wife and two children.

Ebony Wood Hand Carved Discs. Old African Handmade Brass, Purple Stone to set off the Focal Point is Sugilite from Africa. Sugelite is becoming very rare. Bottom of the Focal is Marula Nut. Grows on trees in South Africa. Has the same qualities as Ivory.

Pendant is a 300 to 400 year old piece of roman Glass, set in Sterling Silver. Gemstones are Amazonite, African Turquoise, and 4 Hand Faceted Emeralds from the Western part of Africa. Sterling Silver Spacers and Closures.

Sandy Den Hartog is a Native Californian. She now resides in Lake Havasu City Arizona. Her current home, she and her husband had built for themselves, faces the water with the desert a short distance behind and as a backdrop a dramatic and rather large mountain range. With this view Sandy has taken the time to absorb the impact of this beauty and pieced together jewelry that exemplifies each geographical characteristic, blending them into original jewelry objects.

Her work covers a wide range of Style, from Ethnic, Classic, to Over the Top and Everyday Chic. She refers to herself as displaying "ARTISTIC FREEDOM." Sandy loves to mix everything up. The old with the new, and the big with the small. Although quite versatile in her design she leans toward the large and Ethnic Style. Many of Her Designs are created as she sleeps. She considers them to be her most excellent art pieces.

She is an Award Winning Artist. Sandy has placed in numerous Juried Art Shows throughout Arizona. Her romantic pieces of art continue to be showcased at David Rafaels in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Other distinguished pieces of jewelry designed completely from within her personal workshop are in the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Malouf on The Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a self taught artist. Her jewelry displays both serene and harmonious qualities that have been regarded as the highest of models.

Gemstones and Artifacts used in her talented designs have been found in her many World Wide Travels. These and and so much more from the nations she has visited, are incorporated into the designs made by Sandy. Sandy also feels, "If you can't see your JEWELRY from across the room, why bother." • 55

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DAHLINIAS. Digital Art.

Arthur Jacob Jacob reveals the identity of the original image and then through digital manipulation, asks the observer to take a journey of discovery exploring shapes, colors and movement. Even when his work is easily recognizable, the predominate thread of color, movement and shape still exist. Using a mouse rather than a brush, Jacob hopes that his work results in a powerful medium of expression and communication. His extraordinary art has received accolades from the Medial Museum in London, England. He is also the recipient of two Awards of Excellence from Manhattan Arts International. Jacob has participated in numerous exhibitions including

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having a one-person exhibition at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA. He has also been awarded both front and back inside cover placement by Art & Beyond Publications. His many juried and group exhibitions include Best In Show at the Naples Art Association, Naples, Florida. In addition, Jacob’s creative versatility has propelled his art into many homes and other non-residential spaces. One of his works, Video Display, appeared on HGTV in a segment of Million Dollar Homes.

Heike Suhre

THE JOKER. Photography, 40 cm x 40 cm. Model: Bart Schneider. Paint: Marianne Velthuis­-Dusink. Photo: Heike Suhre.

was born in 1960 in Münster, Germany and lives in Emmen in the Netherlands She studied art at the Arts Academy of Enschede (AKI Netherlands), and has had many solo exhibitions in Europe. Works of hers can be found in private and public collections in many countries. She is an awarded artist. • 57

photography • digital art ODYSSEY. Digital Art, 70cm x 50cm

Diana Whiley I first created fantasy art to go with my writing and found that the digital medium best fit my style. It took time to get the affect I wanted but I’ve now hopefully managed to get the colour and mood right. I am transformed by the creation of art and enjoy opening myself to new experiences. Other pieces of my art range from abstract, to still life but I do love a portrait. Over a number of years I have been both editor and contributor to a number of community art projects and exhibit locally. Entering many on-line competition, I have won several

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awards: “Best in Competition” With “Your Choice Award” at the on-line website this year at “Exhibition Without Walls” being a highlight. I have book covers published and appear in five International Contemporary Art Books. Currently I am working on a graphic novel and look forward to creating more art.

Heike Suhre

RED HEAD. Photography, 30 cm x 40 cm Model: Melissa Houben Styling: Elly Schraven

Maria Fernanda Lairet