Day: January 25, 2019

Winners of VITAL Art Sessions Still Life Competition!

As you may know I have created a new online course program called VITAL art sessions. Last year was my first year doing this and I have to tell you that my heart is so full working with so many wonderful artists!

I love being able to pass on what I have learned as an artist to more and more people. One of the the keys to my artistic development was the importance of competitions. I do not consider myself that competitive and frankly competitions are always a risk for rejection…..and well that’s never a fun experience.  However, competitions always gave me a deadline to work towards. As independent artists this is important….especially for us procrastinators!  And it helps me still to push myself a little further.

So in our online group, I wanted to set up a similar learning experience for the members.  We held a year end Independent Still Life Competition!  Everyone could enter 2 works into the show. 

The marvelously talented, Gregg Kreutz, was our juror of awards! We had a lovely little interview with him and it was so cool to see him in his New York studio!

I just couldn’t be more proud of everyone who entered. Everyone was a winner in my eyes!
Without further ado, here are the winners of the competition. I hope you enjoy. 

Happy Painting,
Kelli Folsom
P.S. For those of you interested in joining our Merry Band of Painters please go here to get on the waiting list. You will get some free art lessons while you wait.

1st PlaceBouquet in the Window by Julianna O’Hara

Bouquet in the Window by Julianna O'Hara
Bouquet in the Window by Julianna O’Hara

2nd PlaceBrass Kettle and Lemons by Svetlana Sobchacova 

Brass Kettle and Lemons by Svetlana Sobchacova
Brass Kettle and Lemons by Svetlana Sobchacova

3rd PlaceAll in the Family by Chula Beauregard

All in the Family by Chula Beauregard
All in the Family by Chula Beauregard

Honorable Mentions

Pomegranates at Ease by Carlota Estevez
Pomegranates at Ease by Carlota Estevez

Green Vase and Sunflowers by Ferial Sadjadi
Green Vase and Sunflowers by Ferial Sadjadi
Classic Salsa by Cindi Yaklich
Classic Salsa by Cindi Yaklich
Apples, Grapes and Flowers by Sridhar Rajagopalan
Apples, Grapes and Flowers by Sridhar Rajagopalan
Onions by Rusty Jones
Onions by Rusty Jones
Blue and Yellow by Pat Fiorello
Blue and Yellow by Pat Fiorello
Apples and Plum by Carol Halperin
Apples and Plum by Carol Halperin
Beauty and the Brave by Trish Wend
Beauty and the Brave by Trish Wend
Copper and Orange Slices by Rebecca Stafford
Copper and Orange Slices by Rebecca Stafford
Coffee Pot and Apples by Lori Barrison
Coffee Pot and Apples by Lori Barrison

You can find any of these wonderful artists on Facebook, Instagram or through their personal websites.

Check out their work, follow them and even buy a painting!