ARC is pleased to present the winners and finalists of the 2018-13th International ARC Salon Competition. This year we had over 3,750 entries from 69 countries. Our finalists represent approximately 28% of entries. Congratulations to Laura Atkins for becoming a finalist in this years competition.
Two person show featuring the works of
Leegan and Laura Atkins
September marks the beginning of the new year for galleries, aka “gallery season”. This September is also Bash’s first September in its new location in Las Vegas, Nevada. With that we are pleased to present 2 new artists to the gallery, Leegan and Laura Atkins. Both are well accomplished in their own styles and we believe their debut appearance will prove to be a “huge” success! All of us at Bash are looking forward to the exhibition.
Original works by Laura Atkins
Working primarily in oils, Laura’s paintings are often described as haunting and addictive. Her atmospheric vignettes are filled with metaphors, and her subjects could be said to have a timelessness. Mostly self-taught, Laura has recently been a studio assistant to her Mentor, Portrait Artist Leslie Adams. She has attended David Gray’s Portrait workshop and continues to study the Art of the Masters
Rivers Edge Gallery
3024 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
The concept for “Washes, Wax, Wood & Wishes” came from Gallery Director Jeremy Hansen. Hansen had seen works by Laura Atkins and Robby Gall that paid homage to the Baroque period and from his recent travels through Europe and to international art trade shows (including a stop for his own exhibit in Munich, Germany) Jeremy noticed the popularity of this more traditional art genre. Each artist brings a different medium to the show, which is the idea behind the title.
Laura Atkins uses a traditional style of painting technique as well as more classic compositions with contemporary elements. “Laura brought in a piece to be framed to ship off to a buyer,” says Hansen. “And we fell in love with it!” Atkins is mostly self-taught and works primarily in oils. Her style is Imaginative Realism. This style uses classical figures pitted against surrealist landscapes and backgrounds. A seascape is juxtaposed against a woman in mid-century garb. Eighteenth century aristocrats are placed against a background with a water spout, a very unlikely pairing.
Opening Night Reception Saturday, October 10th
The Tales We Tell Together
For many women Art can serve as their voice when they want, deserve, and need to speak. We are thrilled to again have an opportunity to provide a venue for these women to share their souls, their hearts, their stories, and their talents. Last year over 250 works were submitted from women around the globe, including artists from Spain, Russia, Mexico, China, Canada, and from across the USA. We look forward to another experience of the incredible energy and affinity created when women are both the subject and the speaker.
Laura Atkins - Best Intentions | Nancy Boren - The Dressmaker | Rebekah Bynum -
Hello Kitty Defender | Kristine Campbell - Safe | Deborah Chapin - Invincible |
Candice Chovanec - Chloris and Flora, Against the Wind | Stephanie Deshpande -
Let the Cards Fall | Carla Falb - All American Girl | Shana Levenson - Power |
Sylvia Nitti - Girl in Water | Isabel Olivares - Autum | Omalix - Bird of Paradise |
Cindy Rizza - Patchwork | Beth Sistrunk - Duality | Rebecca Tait - Duplicity |
Rea Whalen - The Tall | Daryl Zhang - In Her Skin
In addition we will also exhibit the artwork of our gallery artists:
Mary Chiaramonte* | Teresa Elliott | Tracey Harris | Haley Hasler |
Pam Hawkes* | Andrea Kowch | Rachel Moseley* | Katie O'Hagan |
Odile Richer* | Margo Selski | Adrienne Stein* | Sherry Wolf | Pamela Wilson