Palm Springs, CA, USA – February 8, 2021 – Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 5th Annual Black & White International Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art.
For this exhibition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, were invited to submit their best art and photography using black & white & the nuanced shades in between. All artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their work in any media.
The 5th Annual Black & White Best in Show winners are Kathy M. Paulus for her scratch art, “Jaguar”, Hunter Johnson for his digital photograph, “Midnight at Panamint Springs” and Joséphine Tambwe Feza Kabibi for her copper metal sculpture, “Hemba Status”. Kathy, Hunter and Joséphine are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of February 2021 and, as the Best in Show winners, all three artists are invited to participate in Fusion Art’s 6th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, California in 2022.
Other award winners include Second Place winners, Cher Pruys, Lynette Gram and Brian Mark. Third Place awards were given to Mehrnosh Kaecker, Barbara Mierau-Klein and Luanne Bole-Becker. Fourth Place awards were given to Deborah Perlman, Francis O’Donnell and Nevenka Spasic-Thater. Fifth Place awards were given to Michele Benzamin-Miki, Jacqui Sukie and Barbara G. Haines.
Rounding out the awards for the exhibition are twelve Honorable Mention winners. Honorable Mention awards in the Traditional Art category were given to Lessa Clayton, Tim Rasmussen, Susan McCulley, Abigail Morris, Mark Rein and Brennan Dayne Strand.
Honorable Mention awards in the Photography & Digital category were given to Shawna Hinkel, John Diephouse, Lynne Deutch, Nicholas Kozis, Joanne Chase-Mattillo and Kevin Wunder.
The remaining finalists in the exhibition all exemplified uniquely creative talents and we are honored to showcase their artwork on the Fusion Art website.
The international competition received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Russia, France, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait and Romania. Overall, the gallery judged 499 entries and accepted 179 artworks into the exhibition, which will be featured on the website for the month of February.
Founded by Award winning artist, Chris and Valerie Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions, exhibitions and experiences.
Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art’s website: https://www.fusionartps.com/5th-annual-black-white-art-exhibition-february-2021.