Invited by the Colors of the Moon Team to create illustration art for a loving memorial for Laika

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Tribute to Laika

I am honored to be personally invited by the Colors of the Moon Team to create illustration work for The Hidden Colors of the Moon Illustration, Photography and Digital Art contest and exhibition for the section of this contest that is intended to be a tribute to Laika.

Laika was a smart little dog whose real name was “Peanut”. She was launched into space on board SPUTNIK 2 on November 3, 1957.

Laika survived for 5 hours and then died of asphyxiation because of a technical failure.

In any case, a capsule for re-entry was not planned. After months of physical tortures of preparation, Laika was launched into space to die in fear and in loneliness.

The project MOON declares against using animals and human beings for scientific purposes.

The Tribute to Laika section is a loving memorial for Laika for all invited graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and digital artists taking part for “The Hidden Colors of the Moon” contest and exhibition to also if they wish to, participate by creating works for both sections, “The Colors of the Moon” and “Tribute to Laika”.

Title: Laika Tribute (version 5)
Media: Pencil, ink and digital
Size: 30 inches wide by 40 inches high

ART > 70

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I’ve been invited to participate in an online exhibition for working artists of 70 years of age and older. Organized by Dale Copeland from New Zealand, 63 artists are showing their work , mine included. It is a handsome production and you can find it at tart.co.nz on the Virtual Tart website. Enjoy! It ends Feb.28

Invited by the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine’s editorial team to exhibit 5 images of artwork for their Online Exhibition ‘Infinite Dreams’

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I am pleased and honored to be invited by the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine’s editorial team to exhibit 5 images of artwork for their Online Exhibition ‘Infinite Dreams’.

Online Exhibition ‘Infinite Dreams’

Timing: February 1 to June 1, 2021

The title & general info. for each of the 5 images featured for this online art exhibition are:

1. Time to Smell the Roses, Chalk pastels on archival printmaking & drawing paper, Approximately 20 x 30 inches
This image is featured for this news.

2. Blue Moon, I Saw Me Standing Alone (version 11), Pencil, ink & digital, 30 x 40 inches

3. One Voice Fits All, Pencil, ink & digital, 14 x 6 inches

4. The Object of My Rejection, Chalk pastels & compressed charcoal on archival printmaking & drawing paper, 19 x 26 inches

5. Wild in the City, Chalk pastels on archival printmaking & drawing paper, 21 x 21 inches

Illustrations by Anson Liaw

Link to review my 5 images for this online art exhibition:

http://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/online-exhibition-infinite-dreams/anson-liaw

Merit Prize Award – Art Show International 2021 – Patrick Joosten

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Merit Prize Award – Art Show International 2021

Merit Prize Award delivered by Art Show International for participation Abstract Art 2021 contest.

We’re delighted to bring you the exciting news that your artwork “Acqua Azura” submitted to Art Show International’s ABSTRACT competition has won the JOINT MERIT PRIZE AWARD.

In our PAINTING category, alongside two other distinguished artists. With our gratitude, please find attached your Merit Prize Award Certificate to prominently display and add to your artistic achievements.

Artist and Teacher, Ph.D in Physics

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I have recently posted on Youtube (www.youtube.com/DJDiMaria) several new art-related videos which are “free” that go along with my painting/drawing teaching videos on Udemy (www.udemy.com/u/donellijdimaria). These were recorded during Zoom sessions and discuss/demonstrate my drawing techniques using a modified version of the Reilly method.

20 of my illustration images featured and exhibited on the Retroavangarda website for the “Gallery of Friends” section!

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I am pleased and honored to be invited by my friend and great designer-artist, Anna Kłos who specializes in creating poster design, book design and non-commercial collage work to have 20 of my illustration images featured and exhibited on her wonderful Retroavangarda website for the “Gallery of Friends” section!

Some information about Retroavangarda:

Retroavangarda is a non-profit project that involves online promotion of artists from all over the world and organizing real life exhibitions. Retroavangarda Facebook fanpage is one of the leaders on the subject of international contemporary art and has over 100 000 fans. As a part of Retroavangarda project, Anna Kłos has recently organized a number of international exhibitions of which she was the curator, i.e. Post-Ecuador Poster Bienal, International Collage Exhibition, exhibition of contemporary Peruvian art and more. At first, the exhibitions were held in renowned, befriended galleries, but since April 2018 Retroavangarda has its own gallery space in Jerozolimskie Business Park – a modern office complex in the centre of Warsaw, placing itself at the same time in the worldwide trend of promoting good contemporary art in attractive public spaces.

Some information of 1 of the 20 illustration images selected for exhibition of the Retroavangarda website for the “Gallery of Friends” section and featured for this news:

Title: A Whisper to a Scream (version 6)
Medium: Pencil, ink and digital
Size: Approximately 22 inches by 20 inches

An illustration about the deeply troublesome journey and insurmountable battle for victims who suffer from tragic consequences from horrific crimes they have experienced and to battle always to find lightness and peace within the never-ending darkness that lingers and haunts them forever.

Thank you very much to my friend and designer-artist, Anna Klos.

Here is the link to review my work on Retroavangarda website for the “Gallery of Friends” section:

https://retroavangarda.com/gallery-of-friends/albums/Anson_Liaw/?fbclid=IwAR3U3G7ZHvRRzPOhyspepUdydCZK3m4okxS4h2sVP3ONKwvQwaBBDDcpw5I

4 illustrations selected to featured and exhibited on the virtual gallery of the #From The Trenches “Poster for fighting and uplifting our spirit” international project

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I am honored to be 1 of 503 artists & designers from 56 countries around the world to have 4 illustrations selected to be featured and exhibited on the virtual gallery of the #From The Trenches “Poster for fighting and uplifting our spirit” international project organized and curated by the Dean Emeritus of the Official Graphic Designers’ Association of Catalonia, Professor Dr.Jesús Del Hoyo Arjona and Project Committee assistant, José María García

#From The Trenches “Poster for fighting and uplifting our spirit” is an international project born out of worldwide graphic designers and visual artists’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their motto “From the trenches, one day less, one more design. Design is on fire” has made diverse people from distant countries come together, united by the same conscience. We are one humanity and this is our planet.

This wonderful collection of images and messages shows us that we can and should act in a unique and coordinated way; a global menace needs a global response, above any segmentation.

4 Illustrations featured and exhibited on the virtual gallery:
1) Unity is Strength (version 3)
2) Easter Heroes (version 1) – This image is featured for this news.
3) The Unfortunate COVID-19 Fabrications of the Truth
4) All Washed Up (version 2)

Some information about the Easter Heroes (version 1) illustration featured for this news:

An Easter holiday 2020 illustration created with a special grateful thank you to all the brave healthcare and essential front line workers who risked their lives daily during the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis to save as many lives as they possibly could, keep everyone safe and while everyone else around the world within their respective communities continued to do their part to stay home to save lives and keep everyone around them safe.

Anson Liaw

Online exhibition – Diversifia Life 2021

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Online exhibition – Diversifia Life – 2021
Patrick Joosten – online Exhibition avec “Joy”

Group Exhibition Duration: From 01-Feb-2021 To 28-Feb- 2021

Organizer: Exhibizone

Venue: Biafarin Online Exhibition

https://www.biafarin.com/p/gallery.html?LNG=EN&CNTID=2440602000167807611&TP=review&ARID=2440602000166423087&AWID=2440602000167022027