Diversity is the name of the game

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Kelly Sullivan, Boy with the Pearl Earring

Diversity is a very popular catch phrase these days – diversity in the work place, diversity in the political arena, etc. Linden New Art Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, hosts an annual Postcard show that crystallizes the essence of creative diversity. Featuring small format artworks (8″ x 10″), almost every type of medium, subject matter and world view are represented in over 900 individual works on exhibit.

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Karen Salter, Dream House (View from Right)

I am partial to group shows because they provide the viewer with a cornucopia of creativity and imaginative expression. Just think about it – 900 artists begin with the same sized, blank canvas, producing totally unique, original works of art that in no way resemble each other. Isn’t human creativity astounding?

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Rachel Derum, Totem

The quality of the artwork in Postcard varies but all-in-all, it is well worth a visit. The gallery itself is set in an historical building filled with light and enhanced by architectural detailing.

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Below is a sampling of the variety on view at Linden New Art until January 29th.

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Lynette Orzlowski, Three Wishes
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Simon Watts

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Anthony Whyte, What Lies Beneath

And now for my favorite pick: The Boss by Zoe Brener, created using multiple folds of paper in subtle monochrome shades. Brilliant!

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Yours Truly in front of a curated wall in Linden Gallery

I myself recently participated in the 83rd International Miniatures in Fine Art exhibition in Bethesda, MD, and was delighted to score an award, juried from among the 720 international and national entries. Below are my two realistically rendered miniature entries (a good magnifying glass is a must when painting on such a small scale!).

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‘San Francisco Morning’, acrylic on board 4″ x 4″  $400
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‘Subiaco’, acrylic on board, 4″ x 4″ AWARD WINNER  $400

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Diversity is the name of the game

  1. Zoe Brener January 14, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Lilianne, wow! Now this is something to wake up for 🙂 Thank you very much for noticing my work, let alone including in on your blog. When did you visit here?

    • liliannemilgrom January 14, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Just left Melbourne a week ago. Really impressed with your technique 🙂

      • Zoe Brener January 15, 2017 / 2:42 am

        In my moment of starry-eyeness, I neglected your miniatures. Congratulations on the award! I love miniatures – you are really, really good!

  2. Ruth Jacoby January 15, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Wow, Lil… your miniatures are amazing….and congrats on the prize! Di you sell them?

    • liliannemilgrom January 15, 2017 / 2:14 am

      They are still on the market! Glad you like them 🙂

  3. Fiona January 17, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Am jealous. .. what a wonderful trip and fabulous artwork. .. wow!

    • liliannemilgrom January 17, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Some great pieces in the show, for sure. Shoot me an email and fill me in on your life! xx

  4. Lenore Walsh January 17, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    Welcome home and to a new year of awareness and creativity!

    • liliannemilgrom January 17, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks, and a great year ahead to you too!

  5. irit January 17, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    No work is remotely similar. Beautiful works.

  6. Lynn January 18, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Love seeing the diversity of work.

  7. Elvia January 19, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Congratulation on such a fantastic work

    • liliannemilgrom January 19, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Gracias!

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