Thursday, January 16, 2014

2013 Kalos Foundation Visual Art Prize

Ruminate's 30th issue features the winner of the 2013 Kalos Foundation Visual Art Prize, which was judged by Joel Sheesley and sponsored by the Kalos Foundation. Sheesley writes about the winning piece by Alla Bartoshchuk, "The human body is the empirical core in these paintings. By fixing states of being in deft representation of the body, Alla Bartoshchuk translates ethereal states into physical encounters. Thus psychological and emotional conditions are given an undeniable veracity, we feel them and know them as our own." Here are the winners:

First Place
Alla Bartoshchuk

Second Place
Steve A. Prince

Honorable Mention
Ashley Norwood Cooper

Finalists
Robyn San Anderson
Jonathan Aumen
Rebecca Calhoun
John Chang
Jenne Giles
Susan Hart
Zacheriah Kramer
Janet McKenzie
Barry Motes
Sydney Sparrow
Krista Steinke
Melissa Weinman
Rachel Yurkovich

The artwork of the top three winners are featured on the cover and throughout the magazine.