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In Lovely Blueness, 2016

A contemporary master: Anton Franz Höger

German painter, Anton Franz Höger was born 1956 in Munich. He is a member of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, founded by five writers and painters, including Ernst Fuchs. Although he graduated in the late 1970s, he did not fully dedicate himself to painting until 2000. The Vienna School, Höger’s artistic origin, is characterized by unreal, dreamy motifs in opulent Mannerist style, elaborate techniques of the old Italian and Dutch masters.


Kati No. 1 Gelatin Silver Print

Discover American Photographer, Debbie Cain

Debbie Cain is a fine art photographer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She fell in love with photography at the age of nine, when her mother gave her an old Instamatic camera. When she took her first photography class in high school, she was instantly hooked on the printing process. Nothing gave her more pleasure than working in a darkroom and watching her image come to life in the developer. At San Jose State University, she received a minor in Fine Art Photography and a B.A. in Magazine Journalism.


Barbie with Cigarette I, 2015 Photograph Museum Archive Quality print on Hahnemühler Etching paper, Limited Edition of 3, Print size may vary

Focus on German multidisciplinary artist, GOLDYN

GOLDYN is a multidisciplinary artist with a contemporary practice that bends and blends the line between visual and performance art, fusing traditional imagery and new age visual semiotics.


Franz & Jo, 1986 Dye sublimation inks on aluminum 26 x 32 in.

Beauty in gesture: Chris Thomas

Canadian photographer, Chris Thomas was born in Toronto in 1950 and today lives in Vancouver. He has contributed work to TIME MagazineNEWSWEEK, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and THE NEW YORK TIMES and was the only Canadian photographer contracted by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED during the Calgary `88 Winter Olympics.  Thomas’ images have been on feature in Canadian publications like Maclean's, Cosmopolitan, The Calgary Herald, The Financial Post, The Calgary Sun, The Globe & Mail and The National Post and in European and Asian press including NEWSWEEK JAPAN, DER SPIEGEL and SEURA


Ritual Digital/Print 30 x 30 cm

Obscure Enigmas: Curtis Radclyffe

Curtis Radclyffe was born in 1959 in London where he lives and works today and has a BA (Hons) Photography and Film LCP and MA in Film from The Royal College of Art. He has directed two feature films and worked as a cameraman. He has recently returned to photography which has been his passions since a very young age. In 1997 he won the International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award and has been a nominee for Gold Hugo.


French Sculptor: Hermine

""I cut and uproot matter that comes to life under my fingers. I immortalize the impalpable human condition. The materialization is transcribed through the fraction, the amputation and the geometrization of the forms."


The Conversation Acrylic on handmade paper 70 x 70 cm

Serious Play: Jette Reinert 

"My work is a kind of order out of chaos. The paint that runs into soft, organic shapes. Inside these shapes, birds, animals, people or parts of them emerge. They’re never “perfect”! The contrast to the soft, organic shapes and figures are the static graphic patterns… order out of chaos."


Iron Knob Digital photograph, C-print 110 x 88 cm

Discover Photographer, Jean Marc La Roque

"Ultimately, every photograph is about two things – light and shape. At its heart, photography is a search for the perfect combination of these qualities."


Mysterious Creature Colorpigment on Aludibond,Unique print 1/1 80 x 60 cm

Sculpting with software, Ursa Schoepper

Schoepper has complete university studies in Natural Sciences at University of Bonn and Cultural Management with an emphasis on Visual Arts and New Media. She has developed concepts and realized various projects in the field of cultural education systems.


Multilayer Head Chammote ceramics 45 x 30 x 65 cm

Polish Sculptor: Jacek Opala

JO, Jacek Opala, was born in 1970 in Bolesławiec, Poland and is a self-taught sculptor and ceramicist. Educated as an Engineer, he discovered his passion for sculpting when creating his first ceramic mold.


Contemplation Series, Still Life - Lemon & Lace Hasselblad digital back

  Nostalgia: Marie-Jeanne van Hövell tot Westerflier

 Born in the small village of Brabant in the South of the Netherlands, Marie-Jeanne van Hövell tot Westerflier now lives in Amsterdam. Beautiful textures, a deep, well-balanced light, a well-calculated perspective and delicate gestures are key elements in drawing up her mysterious and intricate open-ended narratives that allow the viewer to contemplate and fathom the profound intensity in the simplicity of the human condition.


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What Artists Say About Us

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SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE - July Issue

Leaf through the pages of Circle: Spotlight Magazine to explore this month's Affiliate Artists. Discover a handpicked selection of remarkable art worth collecting and click on any artist's name to read even more about their career. Read the e-magazine and order your print copies directly to your address of choice. 

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Explore modern artists

We introduce a handpicked selection of contemporary art and invite you to discover current trends and original practices in visual art. Click on each artist to explore their work and read about their career.


Artist of the Year Award

Become a CFA Affiliate Artist to automatically compete for the CFA Artist of the Year 2017 Award. At the end of 2017, a five-member jury will select one winner to receive the Artist if the Year title, Certificate, special promotion package and 2000€ (about 2236$ !) in cash. 

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Studies For Figures (Bacon) Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm

Discover Swiss Artist, Erwin Bruegger

Born 1959 in Fribourg, Switzerland, Erwin Bruegger studied at the New Art School, Zurich. After years of painting, drawing, making sculptures and experimenting with black and white photography, in 1992 he had his first exhibition and many more followed. 


From Painting to Photography, Digital media

Reality Check: Patrizia Burra

Burra’s work displays a dedication to her practice as well as a mastership of her medium. Using digital cameras and photo editing software she brings to us a mythical, dreamy world where the limits of what is real, what is possible or what is imagined are pushed and bent. Working in series, Burra produces unique images in a style that is distinctively her own, feminine, daring and bold her work demands our attention.


Romanian photographer, living in Germany: George Emil Odthermat

 Odthermat's mesmerizing photographs display a delicate subtlety although the subject often stares intently back into the viewer's soul. His smoothly treated surfaces and juxtaposed exposures result in intricate compositions that reflect a purposeful process and meticulous decision-making. 


Spring Greeting Oil on canvas 116.8 x 91 cm (2016)

East Meets West: Lynn Chen

Born 1968 in Chia-yi, Lynn Chen attended the National Taiwan University of Arts from 1987 to 1991, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the Design Department. Chen has had a varied education in fine arts that still nurtures her growth and development as a painter. 


Still Life with Sea Gull, 2012 Oil on canvas 65 x 75 cm

The perfect glow: Tatyana Palchuk

Born in 1953 in Riga, Latvia, Tatyana Palchuk graduated at Jana Rozentala School of Art and the Latvian Academy of Arts. She did post-graduate workshops at USSR Academy of Arts and gained experience while training with master painters like Eduards Kalnins.


Silver Green True Photograph mounted on Acrylic, Edition of 5, 150 x 100 cm

Like A Dream: Mark James Ford

"Only when you really understand the materials themselves can you realize the optimal reproduction of a photographic image."


Read Me I Paper 60 x 84 cm

Modern Thinking/Modern Making: AINO

AINO was born in Russia in 1985 and today lives and works between Heidelberg and Berlin in Germany. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from MARHI, Moscow, Russia and a Master’s degree from KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. She has exhibited her mixed media art internationally including at Spectrum Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Basel, Art Zürich in Switzerland, C.A.R. and ARTMUC in Germany.


The Rise From A Fallen City

Unique Technique: Peter Foesters

Driven by creativity, I always want to take things a step further. Never stand still, always take the next step. For me, that’s what art is all about.


Dancing Waters Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper 18 x 18 in.

Sees the Beauty, Captures the Form: N.H. Teeteli

"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, but sadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, to capture them in my mind's eye, and through my lens, transforming each image and committing them to permanent form."


Buttercups Color digital photograph

Eye keen on balance: Egon Gade

Egon Gade works out of Copenhagen for Danish and Scandinavian design companies. International design icons such as Bang & Olufsen, Fritz Hansen, Maersk Sealine, Carlsberg, Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen are amongst some of his clients. Simplicity best describes Egon's pictures. Growing-up in a country with famous designers like Arne Jacobsen, Paul Kjærholm and Hans J. Wegner has significantly influenced his work as a photographer.


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Contest Results

Last week we closed the open call for artists to join the contest and win publication in the Fall 2017 issue of our print and e-magazine, Circle Quarterly Art Review. We are overwhelmed by the positive response of the art community and the beautiful artwork that was submitted...

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SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE - June Issue

Leaf through the pages of Circle: Spotlight Magazine to explore this month's Affiliate Artists. Discover a handpicked selection of remarkable art worth collecting and click on any artist's name to read even more about their career. Read the e-magazine and order your print copies directly to your address of choice. 

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Open Call for Artists

Fill out a free application to become a CFA Affiliate Artist. Get your personal CFA webpage with an article about you and your career, publish in our quality magazines, automatically compete to become the next Artist of the Year, get cash grants, awards, titles, certificates, priority invitation to CFA projects and enjoy annual representation as a CFA member artist.

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Sinnende Lithograph 23 x 32 cm

 1907 innuendos: Gunter Langer

"In my work, my role models lead me. For me, role models are works of art in which I see a high standard. The representation of people is a challenge for me."


The Staunton Lick Acrylic on canvas 170 x 170 cm

A Magical Realism with Soft Edges: Tali Irony

"Art is my way of saying things in another way, and to say things that I can’t say in any other way."


Corazon Expadido Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm

Deep Shape: Danisa Glusevic

Born in Santiago Chile, Danisa Glusevic has a cultivated interested in visual images and first took an interest in their essence, their fragmentation, and retained memories. The unique landscapes of North and South Chile, with contrasting elements, have deeply influenced her work in terms of color, graphics, and subject. In her works “the saturation and the abstraction represent the elements of earth, sea, and the origins of the universe...”


Argentine sculptress: Lucy Mattos

Argentine sculptress, Lucy Mattos graduated from National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón with a degree in Teaching. Of wide experience and international recognition, the work of Lucy Mattos transcends the female figure both in terms of symbolism and power. 


The Bungalow Watercolor on paper 22 x15 in. (unframed)

American Painter, Marc van der Leeden

Born 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Marc van der Leeden earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and M.D. Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Largely a self-taught artist he has exhibited nationally in solo shows in New York City and Vermont. 


Lone Station Digital Photograph 14 x 21 in.

Focus on the experience: Caroline Julianna Thompson

Caroline Julianna Thompson is a documentary and fine art photographer. Growing up in the rich storytelling culture of Tennessee she was drawn to the visual story. After completing her BA in Photojournalism, she went on to finish her MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Academy of Art University where her stories evolved into abstracted surreal dream journeys. 


HOT DOG, 2017 Limestone, travertine, steel and mixed media 12 x 39 x 16 in.

Large Scale Pop: Robin Antar

Robin Antar has had works commissioned by corporations and private collectors. Recent commissions include: a Stella Artois beer bottle, New York, a Dr.Martens Boot, England; a Skechers Boot, CA, and a bottle of Chateau Haut-Brion Wine, France. Antar’s sculptures have been featured in newspapers, such as: The New York Post, Daily News, and Las Vegas Tribune


Nelson and Gilbert Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 in.

Space for new ideas: Lynda Manson

"For me, to paint is not a choice but an obsession. I am endlessly fascinated with the possibilities for creating an image by simply using brushes, little piles of paint and an empty canvas. Whether it’s the play of light and shadow, interesting textures or form or intriguing color combinations, if it stirs an emotional response,  I am compelled to paint. "


Undisclosed Desires Acrylic on canvas 81 x 60 cm

A Dream Is A Room: Celine Achour

"Achour’s works gently invite the viewer into an imaginative narrative and allow for space to contemplate a dreamlike realm. Achour’s proficient skill has allowed her to produce a unique style where color directs form, producing a distinctively deep perspective. A subdued, harmonious color palette and the roughly juxtaposed painted fields give her canvases an organic feel and a texture that makes each centimeter of the painting a little abstract composition of its own" - CFA Review


Third Eye, Acrylic on canvas 16 x 12 in

Poetry in paint: Michele Tragakiss

“Pulling from an otherworldly place and using multiple layers of paint and glaze, I hope to bring forth a personal story—a visual stream of (sub)consciousness."


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