Monthly Best In Show and Finalist Winners, 2020-2021

Monthly Best In Show and Finalist Paintings 2020-2021

August 2020 Finalist Paintings - Gallery

August 2020 Judges:  Professional artist Spencer Meagher judged the Representational Professional and Novice/For the Love of Painting categories; Professional artist Chantel Barber judged the Abstract Professional category.  Learn more about the judges at the Gateway International Painting Competition.

 

BEST IN SHOW AND FINALIST CERTIFICATES: Each certificate is ready for printing at your desktop at full size (on letter size paper, 8.5 x 11 inches). First, scroll through to find your certificate. Next, click directly on the image to enlarge, then "right click" or "control - click" to save to your computer. Make sure you print in "landscape mode" and if you can, check "scale to fit page."

 

BESTINSHOW-Aug2020REP-When the Dust Settles by Laurie Cook
BESTINSHOW-Aug2020ABS-Komorebi by Terri Field
BESTINSHOW-Aug2020NLP-Island-City Pirate by Christine Metropulos-Friedrich
FINALIST-Aug2020ABS-Abstracted Nude in Blue by Richard Mitchell
FINALIST-Aug2020ABS-Materialization of the Soul by Snježana Boyd Žana
FINALIST-Aug2020NLP-Bohemian Blues by Karen Burns
FINALIST-Aug2020REP-Walk Through Summer Garden by Rajat Shanbhag
FINALIST-Aug2020NLP-Cry Baby by Lazar Sorin Niculae
FINALIST-Aug2020REP-Summer Sun by Deborah Tilby
FINALIST-Aug2020ABS-Boreal by Patrick Joosten
FINALIST-Aug2020REP-Blueberry Pickin' by Sharon Repple
FINALIST-Aug2020NLP-Lucky Goose by Silvia Schmidt
FINALIST-Aug2020NLP-Color of the Sunset by Yao Liu
FINALIST-Aug2020REP-Water Lily by Monika Harmund Csanyi
FINALIST-Aug2020NLP-Ornaments and Glasses by Ashley Tsang
FINALIST-Aug2020REP-The Devil Is In The Details by Eugene Kuperman
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See professional artist judges' comments on all finalist paintings. Painting are presented in random order, per category. Click directly on the painting image for additional information. Best in Show (over 10 entries) receives a cash prize in addition to a free promoted painting entry credit. All Finalists receive a free promoted painting entry credit. Free painting credits are available to artists when they next log in.
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REPRESENTATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Deborah Tilby
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Representational Professional
Name of Artist: Monika Harmund Csanyi
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Representational Professional
Name of Artist: Eugene Kuperman
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Representational Professional
Name of Artist: Sharon Repple
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Representational Professional
Name of Artist: Laurie Cook
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: "I love this painting! It underscores my contention that any subject can make a wonderful painting when placed in the hands of a skilled artist. Laurie's subtle use of color in the highlights and shadows, not only shows her skill and understanding of color theory, it gives this painting the impression of being almost monochromatic. The gentle play of cool shadow against warm highlight brings a certain drama to this otherwise simple subject. The placement and orientation of the skull on the rock creates a strong design, enhanced by the cast shadow from an unseen light source, offering the viewer a peek into the more minute details of the subject. The intensity of light bouncing off the cap of the skull diffuses the near black of the background further enforcing the believability of the story of light in this painting."
Name of Artist: Rajat Shanbhag
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Representational Professional

 

 

ABSTRACT PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Patrick Joosten
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Chantel Barber, Abstract Professional
Name of Artist: RD Mitchell
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Chantel Barber, Abstract Professional
Name of Artist: Terri Field
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Chantel Barber, Abstract Professional
Judge's Comment: "Komorebi immediately grabs the viewer with its glorious color and intricate patterns. Delicate, yet bold at the same time. Drawing in for a closer look, one is rewarded by its mystic network, beautiful subtle shading, and delightful movement. A stunning piece!"
Name of Artist: Snježana Boyd Žana
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Chantel Barber, Abstract Professional

 

 

NOVICE / FOR THE LOVE OF PAINTING CATEGORY

 

Name of Artist: Karen Burns
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Name of Artist: Lazar Sorin Niculae
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Name of Artist: Christine Metropulos-Friedrich
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Judge's Comment: "The massive scale of Island-City Pirate (48 x 60 inches) allowed the artist ample space to "climb inside" this scene. By detailing the reflection in the sunglasses against the facial expression Christine has placed a story within a story. The macro view of the models countenance leaves the viewer wondering what is sparking his unusual appearance..perhaps the glare of sun on water? Clues to the answer can then be found in the reflection in the lens of his Guess shades. We see details of the boat's interior skewed by the curve of the lens. We also see confirmation of the brightness of the sun's glare on the water as well as the wake of a passing boat. Every successful painting tells a story and leaves the viewer wanting more without giving away all the details. This painting meets all these criteria."
Name of Artist: Yao Liu
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Name of Artist: Ashley Tsang
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Novice / For the Love of Painting
Name of Artist: Silvia Schmidt
Award: FINALIST - Free promoted entry
Judge and Category: Spencer Meagher, Novice / For the Love of Painting