Tadas Zaicikas

“I experiment with various styles and techniques to create something mixed; spiritually and physically on canvas, by continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. An instinctive dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.”

Illumination - Oil on canvas 48 x 30 x 1.8 in.

Tadas Zaicikas (1974) was born in Lithuania, earned a Master's Degree at the KTU(1996). Since 2013, he lives and works between Canada and Saint Pierre and Miquelon. He is a Member La Mda- the association with a national competence of all professional artists from visual arts stated in France.

“Painterly brushstrokes built up rich textural landscapes, abstract reflections of moods, Tadas’ canvases are as he describes products of “instinctive dance between the conscious and the subconscious.” Expressive yet cohesive each painting express a unique feeling and allows the viewer to contemplate for hours.” - Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Exhibitions

2018 - Visions gallery (Toronto, Canada), Solo show “Musing on the Edge”

2018 - Artusiasm Art Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Group Exhibition "Abstraction in Action"

2018 - Contemporary Art Gallery Online- Art Competition and Exhibition “2018 ALL Abstraction”

2018- The finalist in the Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Colors International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 - The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 3rd Annual Landscapes International Juried Art Exhibition

2018 -The finalist Fusion Art's (USA)- the 2nd Annual Black & White International Juried Art Exhibition

2018- Light Space & Time Art Gallery (USA) the “Abstracts" Art Exhibition Painting category 10th place

2018 - Mona Youssef Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

2017- Applecrate Galleries (Ottawa, Canada)

2017 - Fleet galleries (Winnipeg, Canada)

 

Publications

AKOUN - La cote des peintres 2018 (France)

ArtQuench Masters Edition Art Book II 2018 (USA)

Inspiration: International Art Book_ Contemporary Masters Collection_ volume 6  (2018, USA)

Spotlight 8 - Contemporary Art Magazine (France)

Artistes Contemporains.org

www.Artprice.com

http://visualartsalberta.com/

 

Art Auctions

Catawiki

Pristine Auction (Phoenix, USA)

RO Gallery live art auction (New York, USA)

Memberships

IAA AIAP- CARFAC

La Maison Des Artistes (France)

Visual Arts Alberta (Canada)

Circle Foundation for the Arts (France/USA)

Opus Primum, mixed media, 12 x 16 x 0.8 in.
Ocean Of Emotion - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 x 1,8 in.
Emotional Transformation - Oil on canvas 56 x 56 x 1,8 in.

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Nina R Luna

"My art reflects my journey through breast cancer. I started painting Oct.2013 as a way to cope with my intense journey. I chose the female torso from the loss of both my breasts. An easy decision to endure (suffer something painful) and the will to endure (remain in existence). I survived."

In Flight - 24 x 15 x 4 in.

"I am a two-time breast Cancer Survivor. I was diagnosed in Nov 23rd. 2011. Through my journey, I lost the ability to use my hands. Neuropathy, which paralyzes the nerves, hit my hands and feet pretty hard.  I needed to figure out what to do to exercise my hands. That’s when painting came to mind. I had never painted before, and on Oct 13th, 2013 I picked up a paintbrush and discovered I could paint and was very good at it.  I chose the female upper torso, (as I had never realized how beautiful it is) to paint through my journey and survival through breast cancer. I think I feel a comfort in losing my breasts. Within two weeks of painting (first part of November 2011), my first three torsos were on exhibit at the Oceanside CA Museum of Art.  It has been an upwards spiral since. I gained most of the use of my hands and painting is now part of my life I tell my story through art.  I have since recovered as of Jan 23rd, 2014."

Rhythm N Hues
Apocalypse Rising 2025 - 35 x 24 x 37 in.
The Hunter - 34 x 24 x 37 in.
Tranquility - 35 x 24 x 37 in.

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LAZARUS

"“I am an artist inspired by mother nature and the beauty of my Caribbean surroundings and i have been painting over 35 years.”

3D artist, Maureen Lazarus was born in Gran Cayman, Georgetown and lives in Jamaica. She works with papier-maché and recycled material to create intricate and unique compositions.


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Karin Steinmetz Foreman

"My artwork typically originates with a pencil sketch of essential elements. I focus on the fluidity and harmony of the lines. The areas are filled with layers of vivid colors and texture resulting in an abstract digital mixed media collage painting. Hope you discover something that speaks to you!"

Healing - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.

Karin Foreman is a Santa Rosa Valley-based freelance artist of Swiss origin. She has earned degrees in Graphic Design and Fine Arts.

After founding “Art from the Heart,” her creations have been sold at art shows and gift shops around the Los Angeles area. Currently, she is working as an independent contractor producing graphic designs and artwork for a range of diverse clients. Her work has been published in various magazines and has been featured in many exhibitions nationwide.

Karin is also an event and award-winning nature and travel photographer. She is often described as being able to capture the essence of the moment. Karin Foreman won the The Exposure Award and is featured in The Nature Collection. Her photography was honored at a private reception at the Louvre Museum, in Paris, on July 13, 2015.

After studying Photoshop in 2002 she’s been specializing in digital art. Her passion is photomontage-based digital paintings combining her two passions—photography and fine art.

Foreman has worked in many different mediums like pastels, Prismacolor, pencil, pen & ink, charcoal, acrylics, and especially in mixed media. She has also produced numerous pieces through the art of traditional printmaking—a method that dates back to the Middle Ages. They include linocuts, mezzotints, monoprints, zinc and solar etchings printed on hand-made paper and bark. Many of her prints grace private homes in the United States and Europe.

Karin has created a wide variety of illustrations and layouts for book, CD and DVD covers, brochures, magazines, promotional items, and trade show posters. She has fashioned business cards, logos, and custom invitations & announcements as well as a series of children’s characters. As part of giving back to the community, she has successfully led Art@Lunch, which is a K-8 PTA sponsored program. She also leads a Homeless Program serving North Hills (Los Angeles area). Presently, the artist is also designing apparel and luxury silk scarves.

Journey to the Devine - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.
Sisterhood - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.
Igniting Unity - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.
Waves of Peace - Digital mixed media 16 x 20 in.

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Isabel Carafi

Italian-Argentine artist, born in Buenos Aires, Isabel Carafi has exhibited in Argentina, Canada (Montreal), China (Hong Kong, Shanghai), Croatia, Slovenia, France (Paris), Germany (Berlin), Italy, USA (New York, Miami, Chicago) Spain, Barcelona, Germany, Austria, China, Russia.

The Winners - Mixed technique on canvas

Isabel Carafì boasts a rich curriculum, in her long career as a painter she has had the opportunity to travel and exhibit a bit everywhere, to confront the other by overcoming fears and breaking taboos. The choice of living in Trieste is therefore not quite random: middle ground, culture crossing, exchange, and friction. It is from her artistic production that the signs of the acquired and perhaps sometimes conflicting diversities emerge, of the search for that point of ancestral and decisive origin.

Carafì divides her existence between the South American and Eurasian continents. Born in Buenos Aires, she earned an Accademia di Belle Arti Diploma and moved to Italy 1980 to study at Accademia di Carrara.  The traits of her pictorial poetics are unmistakable: not pure depiction, not a simple abstraction but almost anthropological research. The subjects of her works mix the semiotic value of caricature, the taste for naif design, with contemporary architecture.

The Days After - Mixed technique on canvas
Metropolitan Music - Mixed technique on canvas
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The Pyramid of the Past - Mixed technique on canvas
The Dancing - Mixed technique on canvas

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Herbert Hermans

"With imagination, composition, and strokes of the brush, I am trying to find the ideal world between fantasy and reality and make people think about the beauty of the old and sometimes ruinous buildings and the world in general."

Exchange Building Antwerp - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm

“Meticulously rendered, industrial and architectural elements become complex patterns in Herbert Hermans’ original paintings. With many years of experience in depicting modern architecture, Hermans has developed a very personal style that is immediately recognizable.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

 

Born in 1947 in Voorburg, The Netherlands, Bert Hermans is living in Rotterdam. Since the late 80's Hermans has been a passionate painter and he owns an atelier in the historic city center of Gouda. His work consists mainly of oil paintings. Hermans has taken various courses in acrylics, water media and oil painting at the Dutch Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam and further developed his technique at the atelier of Clara Miedema, Rotterdam. Hermans has had exhibitions in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and the USA and has been nominated in 2014 and 2016 for Painting of the Year in Holland. This year he was named Artist of the Month by Artavita and his most recent shows include Little Treasures Bologna Italy, Spectrum Miami USA, Nationale Kunstdagen Rotterdam,  Shanghai Art Fair, Annual Dutch Art Fair in Amsterdam, Trevisan International Art, Unique Realities in Madrid, Spain, the London Crossroads Art Fair, Art San Diego,  the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts in Las Vegas, Le SM'ART' at Aix en Provence, France, ArtExpo New York, Ritme in Roden and Marziart Internationale Galerie in Hamburg, Germany.

"The main theme of my work is industrial and cultural heritage. Sources of inspiration for my paintings are abandoned and often ruinous buildings. Use of color and use of light make my paintings special events. Dark disconsolateness is changing into light and warmth. Regularly I add characters who provide another or an extra dimension to the image, like brides, monks, and observers. The tension in their relationship is sometimes nearly tangible."

Illusion 2 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
Big Office - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
Illusion 1 - Oil on linen 80 x 80 cm
The Boathouse - Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm


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Sergio Rapetti

Master SERGIO RAPETTI Prof. Dr. Honorary Degree - Ph.D in Art and Philosophy of the modern search (Academy S.S.) Artist: Painter oil on canvas, Sculptor, also a bit Poet, Certification on photo, Invoice. See my paper monograph in global distribution, by title "Towards the Future of Light"

Autumn Landscape Trees, 2003 - Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm

Sergio Rapetti was born in 1944 in Acqui Terme (AL) where her lives today. He is a self-taught artist who began painting in 1984. His works investigate the space between the figurative and impressionistic abstraction. Since the 1990s, he has been focusing more on wood sculpture as well as poetry. Rapetti's wood sculptures are carved from a single piece of wood and can be made in bronze or marble.

His works have a great philosophical meaning and the artist has participated in numerous shows and received notable awards in Italy and abroad.

Awards include: Quadrennial Award  the Gold  Palm  For the Art in Cannes, France -  Received  Award Stylistic Excellence - Received International Award of  Art Vincent Van Gogh  in name of the  high worth of the reached professional results  and Award Human  Rights General Giuseppe Garibaldi in name of  the historical bond, founded upon the Ethical and Moral values of the assertion of  the Right, Between  Peace and Liberty,  High Recognition to Personality of  the World of  the Art, of the Scienze, of the Culture -  Received Conferment  International Award of the Peace in the Art  G.O.M.P.A. accredited near the Nations Unided  "ONU " New York -  Received Conferment of  the Biennial  Award Oscar for the Visual Arts for Artistic Worths in Montecarlo - Received certificate of nomination  Artist for the Unicef , (Pa) - Received by the Academy Santa Sara of Arts, Letters e Sciences the Oscar Award of the Art, Academic conferment with title of Doctor honorary degree of philosophy of the art - Received the prestigious recognition to the career for artists professionals and entrepreneurs "Canaletto Award 2018" for artistic worths, edited by Vittorio Sgarbi - Admitted from the International Academy of Modern Art Roma, Academic Year 2017-2018 as a Merit Member - Received the Award "Gala De l'Art"

Pope Giovanni Paolo II, 2005 - Sculpture
For A Historical Memory "American Indians”, 2015 - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm
For Worldwide Peace, 1992 - Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm
Dancer of Flamenco, 2014 - Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm

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Maija Ylä-Sahra

"This is my eighteenth year as a full-time artist. For me it means a lot. I love working in my studio, it's meditative and makes me feel good. I paint love and joy on the canvas and the outcome is often a surprise even to me. I use a lot of warm colors like red, yellow and brown. Maybe it's my love towards southern Europe that shows in my work, and I subconsciously try to catch the atmosphere on canvas, missing the warmth here in the north. I really hope my stories move people."

Bacio - Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm

Working as a cartographer and travel agent did not satisfy Maija Ylä-Sahra’s thirst for creativity. During her maternity leave and while living in Italy (in 1989-91) she started familiarising herself with drawing, pastel color and acrylic paints in an artist group in Lucca, Tuscany/Italy. In 2000 she began studying art in Helsinki first at Alfa Art Institute and later on at Art School Maa. Maija today lives and works in Espoo, Finland.

Recent Shows
Create 4 peace,Collective exhibition ATIM Top 60 Masters/Puellos gallery in Manhattan (NYC),April 2019
Jorvi Hospital (Espoo) Photography solo exhibition December 2019

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2017  Tapiola Church, Espoo
2010  Galleria Espoonsilta, 10th year Anniversary Exhibition, Espoo, Finland
2004  Galleria Topi, Pieksämäki, Finland

Select Group Shows
2017  Espoo Culture Center, Together again with Tapiola arthouse artist -group, curator Maija Ylä-Sahra
2016  Cultural Centre Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Finland. Läheltä ja kaukaa with Suman Gupta (India). Invitation.
2003  Galleria Omahuone, Helsinki, Finland (three students from Art School Maa)

Group Shows

2015  Galleria Marzia Frozen, Neu Kultur . Berlin, Germany. Invitation.
2014  Artforum Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland
2013  Artexpo, It´s Liquid Group. Wroclaw, Poland. Invitation.
2011  Florence Biennale, Italy. Invitation.
2011  Artforum Contemporary Art Exhibition, Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland
2009  Donnarte at Castello di Girifalco, Cortona, Italy. Invitation.
2006  Galleria AVA, Helsinki, Finland
2006  5XBrasil at Centro Cultural de Justica Federal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Performances
2009  Kuluta Kulttuuria Event, We Are Performance, organised by the City of Espoo, Finland
2008  Pysähdy ja kuuntele , Experimental Art, Galleria Espoonsilta, Espoo, Finland
2006 Taiteilijan työskentelyä  (Artist at Work) Performance, Galleria Espoonsilta, Espoo, Finland
Photographic illustrations for aphorisms by Raija Hyötyläinen
Kilovoimaa (ISBN 978-952-67584-9-7)
Nostalgia (ISBN 978-952-67584-2-8)
Nostalgia savon murteella (ISBN 978-952-68033-1-9)
Jääkukkia (ISBN 978-952-68033-5-7)
Elämän valo (ISBN 978-952-68033-7-1)

Positions of trust in art
2015   Acting as Jury and Visual Coordinator of The Annual Exhibition of Kirkkonummi Art Society, Finland
2014   Acting as Jury for It's liquid; with Architect Luca Curci and Director of MECA Fernando Barrionuevo
2013   Gallerist/Coordinator, Gallery Espoonsilta, Espoo, Finland
2012   Gallerist/Coordinator, Gallery Espoonsilta, Espoo, Finland
2010-  Organised many exhibitions by international artists into Finland
2009   Instructor at a workshop for children at Ystävyyden talo, organised by the City of Espoo
2008   Visual Coordinator, Dokumentaarinen näyttely Espoon asunnottomuudesta, the City of Espoo
2008   Event Coordinator at Kuluta kulttuuria, organised by the City of Espoo

Grants
Grant from the City of Espoo, Finland  2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016

Grant from Turku European Capital of Culture Foundation  2011

Memory of Lemon Tree - Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
That City In My Mind - Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm
Artist in Heaven - Oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
Waiting Spring - Oil on canvas 80 x 80 cm

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John Merlino

"If you meant it enough when you did it, it will mean that much."

- Franz Kline

Back Door - Dry-brush watercolor 24 x 27 in.

John Merlino holds Merlino Creations in Eden, NY with the main objective to create, exhibit and sell creations of artwork using various mediums and techniques.  The creations encompass natural realism and the creative bend of abstract and collage.

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“Universal Meditations” - Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery May 2016

“Western New York Landscapes” - Buffalo Big Print - January 2013

Gyda Higgins Gallery-Fox Run - “Rustic Reflections: Landscapes & Portraits” - January  2012

 

Juried Shows

February 2016 - 20th Annual Juried Traditional Works Exhibit - 1st place, “In the Apple Orchard”, Western New York Artist Group - Buffalo, NY

October 2015 - 24th Annual Juried Regional Artists Exhibition - 2nd place “Sudden Shift From the Cosmic Plane”, Western New York Artist Group - Buffalo, NY

July 2014 - Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit-Juried  “The Meadow”, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY

2013 - October 18-Nov 15 22nd Annual Juried Regional Artists Exhibition - Western New York Artist Group

2010 - July 14-September 3, Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit - “Straw Hat (used in publication) & Old Occupants”, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY

 

Select Group Shows

January 2016 - Non-Juried Members Exhibit, Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY

An Evening with the Beatles - Enjoy the Journey Gallery - West Seneca, NY

December 2015 - Members Exhibit “Time Will Tell” - Enjoy the Journey Gallery, West, Seneca, NY

October 2015 - “Room With a View” “Poe II: voted Best Collage”- Enjoy the Journey Gallery, West Seneca, NY

September 2015 - Evan Art Guild-“Gateways” - Enjoy the Journey Gallery, West Seneca, NY

August 2015 - Canvas & Cocktails, The Roycroft Inn East Aurora, NY

January 2015 - Annual 2015 Non-Juried Members Exhibit - Western New York Artist Group

Kromers - Dry-brush watercolor 32 x 28 in.
Eden Overdrift - Dry-brush watercolor 39.5 x 22 in.
Straw Hat - Dry-brush watercolor 39.5 x 29.5 in.
The Meadow - Dry Brush Watercolor 38 x 23 in.

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JAN

"I begin where the others have given up. Time is a spacious source of insightful craftsmanship. My pictures are very little modern. They are late-onset!"

DEVELOPMENT - Wood 250 x 150 x 70 cm

Jan is a Danish artist who studied Nordic Litterature and History at Odense University (1971-75). Co-founder and Funen editor of Kunstavisen (Art News) between 1975 and 1980 Jan worked also as an Art teacher at Odense Haandarbejds-Seminarium Arts & Crafts College) between 1980-1997

In 1992 Jan was a TV critic at Fyns Stiftstidende (Funen News) and in 1995 a weekly debator by Radio Fyn (Radio Funen). From 1995 to 1999 Jan was an art critic by Fyens Stiftstidende. Every year Jan lectures and talks on art at colleges and Folkeuniversitetet (Public/Open University).

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FLASH exhibitions 1968-88. PRO, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 1980-89. Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum (North Jutland Art Museum), Aalborg 1982-83. PRIX XVII INTERNATIONAL d'ART CONTEMPORAIN de MONTE CARLO 1983. SPORT I KUNSTEN (Sports in Art), BRANDT'S, Odense 1985. FESTIVAL de LA PEINTURE, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 1987. 7+7 1st and 2nd JOINT VENTURE, Fyns Kunstmuseum (Funen Art Museum) and art museums in Odessa and Kharkow, Ukraine 1990-92. HOMO FUTURUS, Leopold-Hollsch Museum, Germany and Turnhout Museum, Belgium and The Guinness Hopstore, Dublin in Ireland and Rotonda in Milan, Italy 1989-93. BAKU ART CENTER, XXXX 1993-94.  ARTE DIMENSIONE EUROPA, Castello Di Stenico, Trentio in Italy 1996. SPORTEN, PUBLIKUM OG KUNST (Sports, the Public and the Art), Munkeruphus, Gilleleje 1996. SKANDERBORG KULTURHUS (Skanderborg Art Centre) 2006. FREGATTEN JYLLAND, Ebeltoft 2006-07. THE ARTS CLUB, London 2007. The dA Center, Pomona, Los Angeles, 2013. POLITIKEN, Kbh,2014.

THE CRASH OF HOPE - Acrylic 125 x 80 cm
CHARTER - Acrylic 100 x 50 cm
HONG-KIN-KONK - Acrylic 120 x 80 cm
BALKANIBAL - Acrylic 150 x 120 cm

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