Our first Art competition “NATURE” started in February 2018 and concluded on March 10, 2018. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, France, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Colombia, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic. The nature theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, photography, pastel, mixed media, digital, fiber, installation, pencil, ink, latex paint, watercolor, collage, gypsum, stainless steel, bronze, black granit, scratchboard, natural lacquer, gold and silver foil). The following evaluation criteria has been used for judging the artwork: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. Jury decided to select 122 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
Thank you, and enjoy the exhibition!
Nick Dale - Adelie penguin jumping between two ice floes (photography)
18" x 13" x 1"
I wanted to be a photographer when I was 15, but my mother said I could always take it up later – so that was that for 30 years! Here’s to what might have been. I turned professional in 2013, and I now focus mainly on wildlife photography. I’ve taken pictures in 25 countries on all seven continents and won various awards including a weekly prize in the Sunday Times/Audley Travel Big Shot competition. I teach as a private tutor in my spare time, and that makes me the perfect host for anyone who wants to get the best possible pictures on safari. On game drives, I'm always happy to answer questions, whether it’s about camera settings, the rules of composition or just identifying all the different species of wildlife. Back at the camp or lodge, I'll run various sessions to familiarise you with camera technique, provide feedback on your images, show you my ‘Shot of the Day’ and even invite you to take part in a photo competition.
held solo exhibitions at the Norman Plastow Gallery in Wimbledon Village and at 508 King's Road, took part in Glaziers' Art Fair, Parallax Art Fair and various group shows at 508 King's Road and Gabriel Fine Art, had three images shown at the Saatchi Gallery, took part in see | me exhibitions on Facebook and in New York,
won the weekly Sunday Times/Audley Travel Big Shot competition (and was runner-up twice), won Best in Show at Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Animal Kingdom Art Exhibition in January 2018 (and was an Exhibition Finalist with three other images - see video), won the Exodus Travels Monthly Photo Competition (and was runner-up)
won Gold Awards in the Wildlife and Nature categories of The Societies Photographic Competition, won National Geographic's Photo of the Day award twice (here and here), both images being chosen for Best of Photo of the Day 2017, and was chosen for the National Geographic Daily Dozen
won a Mark of Excellence in the I SHOT IT Wildlife Photo Competition 2017, won the Judge’s Award in four Pixoto competitions (Best Zebra, Wolves, The Art of Fly Fishing and Only Yellow Birds),
Mason Mansung Kang - On the Hill, California
(oil on canvas)
30'' x 40''
MFA Mason Mansung Kang was born and grown up in South Korea. He obtained a BS Degree in Chemistry Education from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1975, worked for petroleum/ oil & gas/ construction industries until he retired in 2012 after 35 years of service. Learning to paint has been his biggest dream since he was young. He acquired six group exhibitions and two solo exhibitions by 2013. He was finally able to pursue his passion after retirement by studying
at the Graduate School of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco from Feb 2014 until he obtained MFA in Painting in Aug 2016. He likes scenes of nature with harmonious light and shadows, especially in the sunny weather in California. Because of joining the fine art Study Abroad program to Florence, Italy in 2015, he also gained plenty of experience with plein air painting there as well. He has recently been listed as a Finalist in the Landscape Category of the 13th international ARC Salon Competition. He also obtained many awards from various renowned international competitions such as the Gateway International 2017-2018, Sedona Art Prize 2016-2017, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, The Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition, Patchings Competition UK, Manhattan Arts International, etc…Notably by his painting, ‘On the Hill’, he won the Best Landscape award in Jun/Jul 2016 of the 6th Annual Plein Air Salon Competition, selected as the ‘Winner Emerging Artist’ of the Artmuse Contest in 2016, and also selected as the Painter for the Online Gallery of the Leisure Painter Magazine in the issue of August 2016. He used to be represented by the ‘Bill Hester Fine Arts’ gallery and 'Gallery 901' in Santa Fe, NM. He sincerely hopes his works can ultimately present viewers with a sublime sense of warmth, happiness, and contentment.
Nicholas Teetelli - Lollipop III
36" x 36"
Nicholas Teetelli is both a published and international award-winning fine art photographer. He was born in New York City and grew up in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. During the late 1960s, and into the 1970s, the Village was a hotbed of culture and the arts. Although he lived and grew up in New York City, he has spent many summers in the Greek islands and has traveled to many other places in the world. He continues to travel extensively in pursuit of the perfect photographic image. During each journey, with camera in hand, he records much of what he sees, sharing the impression of his mind’s eye through composition, light play, and shape and design. His photographic portfolio is diverse: it includes landscape, architecture, portrait, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. He has recently brought his portfolio to the public eye and, in short order, has had more than one hundred of his photographs juried and invited into exhibition at dozens of galleries and museums across the United States, receiving many awards for this work. He has won awards in international competitions in Moscow, London and Tokyo, a featured artist at major art shows at Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Artexpo New York, has private gallery placements in Vienna, Austria and Bologna, Italy, as well as being the only photographer to be featured on Royal Caribbean’s Azamara ships in their Artwave shipboard galleries.
There is much beauty to behold in this world, moments that the eye captures, the wonders it sees moments that should be committed to perpetual memory, butsadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, tocapture them in my mind's eye, and through my lens, transforming each image and committing them to permanent form.