Make-up: A Living Painting by Camelia Badea

Kamelia (born Kamelia Badea, in 1994, Bucharest) currently lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. In 2016 she graduated from the Painting Department of the National University of Arts of Bucharest, being the student of one of the greatest contemporary artists of Romania, Mihai Sârbulescu. In 2015 she received Erasmus scholarship and studied at Ege University from Izmir, Turkey.

‘Foxy’ – Acrylics on canvas, 50×60 cm, 2016

‘The Pink Side of The Moon’ – Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016

‘SAMCRO’ – Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2016

Photography by Jury S. Judge

Jury S. Judge is an internationally published artist, writer, photographer, and political cartoonist. She contributes to The Noise, a literary arts and news magazine. Her ‘Astronomy Comedy’ cartoons are also published in the Lowell Observer. Her artwork has been widely featured in literary publications such as Claudius Speaks, South 85 Journal, The Tishman Review, and Dodging The Rain. She has been interviewed on the television news program, ‘NAZ Today’ for her work as a political cartoonist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2014.

 

Pasture Products, Digital Photography, 2017

 

Slot Canyon, Digital Photography, 2017

 

Purple Rose, Digital Photography, 2017

Colours of My Life by Smrita Jain

Size: 22”X30” (without frame)

Medium: Tempera Pigment, Gold Ink, Pencil on
Arches Natural White Cold Press Watercolor Paper
1/1 edition
2014

Life is a set of millions of experiences, all juxtaposed to create an illusion and sensation of happiness and sadness. “Colours of My Life”, is 1/1 edition from a series of more than 25 paintings created by Smrita titled, “Broken”. The series depicts Smrita’s life experiences–shattering moments that created an unforgivable hole. At the center lies, an illusion of breakdown or coming together. The unease and the tension between the forms is Smrita’s representation of life. An asymmetrical, yet rhythmic, flow of colors and movement forms into pieces, leaving a gap in the middle. This theme has become Smrita’s patent and signature style, especially when working with Tempera pigment.Smrita Jain is an NYC-based award-winning designer at The Aquario Group and an internationally renowned artist at Surmrit Gallery of Art and Design, with studios located in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her art has been showcased in New York, London and India. She is a cultural documentary photographer. Her first photography book Creating Durga gained international recognition. Her second book, an autobiography, called Fat Free Samosa is due for release in 2018.

She was the keynote speaker at KADLondon2017, a creativity conference and has also spoken at Global Status of Women and Girls. In addition to being a published writer, Smrita is a design mentor for students. She has exhibited at Pratt Institute, Javits Center, Queens Museum, The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Pavilion, The Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery and The Nehru Center London.

As a designer, she has worked with various companies including Wilbur-Ellis, Financial Accounting Foundation, Ernst & Young, WebMD, Manchester Designer Outlets, Google, JDRF, Tyco, Rockefeller Center Collaborative Research Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Ministry of Indian Tourism and Supreme Court Museum of India. She has won awards, amongst others, from American Graphic Design, Creativity International, Summit International Creative, London International Creative and Design Firms.

Photography by Anna Martin

Anna Martin is a digital/traditional artist, writer, and photographer based out of Saint Augustine, Florida. She is an avid explorer and much of her artwork is inspired by her travels and life experiences, and she strives to capture emotions and inspire others with her work.

Her work has been previously exhibited in various galleries and museums, such as the Rosenberg Gallery and the Baltimore Museum of Art, and has also been published in various art magazines such as Grub Street and Plenilune Magazine.

Anna is a freelance artist, and is always looking for new work and collaborative projects. She also frequently works under the pseudonym Vacantia. More of her art can be found at her online gallery: http://www.vacantia.org.

 

crimson raindrops, Photography, 11 x 17 inches, 2015

 kismet, Photography, 11 x 17 inches, 2017 

 lentic, Photography, 11 x 17 inches, 2014 

nothing but silence, Photography, 11 x 17 inches, 2014

 winterbourne, Photography, 11 x 17 inches, 2016

Photography by Matt Gold

Originally from Ohio, Matt Gold has been living in Bloomington, Indiana for the past fifteen years and has recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY. He divides his time between pursuing his musical career, acting auditions and photography. As a singer and songwriter, Matt frequently performs; some of his music can be found online at www.mattgold.net.

As evidence of the democratizing nature of this approach to photography, Matt has no formal training in the visual arts. When he took a simple picture of his cat on his Sony Ericsson Z310A flip phone, Matt was amazed by the quality of the camera. He started exploring different subjects and this collection has grown from that picture. He continues to use this technique today, despite the advancement in current cell phone technology.

Various Works by Deborah Eckroat

 

1. 21 Days Later, Digital Compilation, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
2. Atomic Annie, Digital Compilation, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
3. Companion Diptych, Digital Painting/Compilation, 25 x 13 inches, 2016
4. Fractured, Digital Compilation, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
5. Night at the Opera, Digital Compilation, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
6. Seven, Digital Compilation, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
7. Soul Sisters, Digital Compilation, 17 x 11 inches, 2016
8. Temperance, Digital Compilation, 11 x 17 inches, 2016
9. The Compound Diptych, Digital Painting/Compilation, 25 x 13 inches, 2016

Deborah studied art throughout school and went on to become a professional photographer. Her images have graced the walls of the Epcot Center, The Cowboy Hall of Fame, and The Professional Photographers Hall of Fame as well as countless homes and businesses. She has won many awards and trophies with her artistic style of portraits. She is the past President of the multi-state Ozarks Professional Photographers Assoc, and Indian Nations Professional Photographers Assoc. She helped launch and became the first Editor for the International Christian Photographers Association monthly magazine as well as judge for numerous print competitions. Seven years after opening her studio, due to a bad fall on location which ended in over a year of wheelchairs and therapy, Deborah decided to close the studio and go back to school to finish her degree.
In 2010, Deborah started a local grass movement for artists to create new works of art from trash. From this was born The Garbage to Art Project which she curated at The City Arts Center in Oklahoma City.
Deborah graduated with a degree in Multimedia Communications, specializing in print work. She now works as a freelance graphic designer and teaches Adobe Photoshop for Moore Norman Technology Center, as well as private tutoring
Deborah uses her years of photographic knowledge and experience along with her strong sense of composition to create one of a kind digital graphic works of art that she hopes will be enjoyed by all.

Various Works by Bethany Lee

 

 

Bethany is a visual artist born and raised in central Oklahoma. Her academic background in Philosophy continually influences the ideas that imbue her work, particularly the analogies between time and the vastness of space. As much as her art may attempt to represent in a tangible form her personality and contents of the mind, she is guided by an intuitive feeling that there are sinister forces at play in the world that see human suffering and misery as a mere game. Her work has been exhibited around the OKC metro, including Artspace at Untitled, recently collaborating with a local poet to create a visual work inspired by poetic verse.

 

1. Playing Human Games, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2016
2. The Distant Universe of Yesterday, Mixed Media, 11 x 14 inches, 2017
3. See you Now, Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2016