A panel of four jurors will evaluate and judge submissions for this competition. They will serve to judge and make a selection for these top four placements and honorable mentions.
Melvin Harris currently resides in Saint Albans, Vermont. He is a native of New York City. Harris is an award-winning digital artist, most notably, Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International exhibition ‘Art that Lifts Our Spirits’ and Best in Competition from Exhibitions Without Walls ‘ABSTRACTIONS 2013′. He has worked as a freelance commercial artist and as a technical illustrator. Harris’ artwork has been featured in such magazines as Art and Beyond and several art blogs including Artavita, ARTFIXdaily, and Renée Phillips’ Art News. The artist brings a diverse range of creative and technical skills to his images that include painting and life drawing, graphic art and design, technical illustration and airbrush photo retouching. Harris’ artwork can be found in numerous private and public collections in the United States and Europe.
Over several years Diana has been involved with Community Arts Projects as Curator, editor, and exhibitor. Diana has had published, book covers as well as some of her work included in anthologies. Other accomplishments include participation in SALA, the Southern Australian Living Artists exhibitions. In 2014 Diana was “short” listed for the hotel lobby Mural art at the “Capri Hotel, Fraser Brisbane, Australia. Her credits also include the appearance in various International Art Book and Art magazine publications as well as receiving the sponsor’s award for “The Healing Power of Art” and Best In Competition with Exhibitions Without Walls.
Eric Hatch is a fine art and travel photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. His first photographic award at age 13. Conventionally educated at St. Mark’s and Dartmouth, and with a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Eric pursued other careers, including teaching, writing (for which he won several national awards), and consulting in organizational development. Most recently he authored “Explorations in Photography,” a how-to book for amateur photographers (2012), available through http://www.explorationsinphotography.com . Eric has been published in several publications including AAA Home & Away, Wooden Boat Magazine, and Photo of the Month-Better Photographs Magazine (British). Included in Eric’s accomplishments are awards such as Best In Show, Montgomery OH Annual Photo Competition, Dumbauld Award Best, Professional Photographers of America Midwest Regional Competition, and several PPA Awards of Merit. Eric also is a periodic guest writer for Exhibitions Without Walls blog, and most recently “When Does a Photo Become Fine Art”. His latest article is “We Want Your Body (of Work, That Is). You can see more of his work by going to http://www.hatchphotoartistry.com.
Christine Cook resides in Naples, Florida. Her art is known for its dramatic scenes and fascinating characters. Among her accomplishments has been the special recognition from Upstream People Gallery Online International Art Exhibition as well as Best In Show in “Patterns,” Exhibitions Without Walls and Best In Show at “Pictures In Process, Naples Florida. Her creative work has been recognized by the National Geographic online exhibition program and Best Print of the Year (2015) in the national Sunset Lexjet Competition. Outside of her own creative work, Christine is presently involved with local and state camera clubs as the State Director, Digital Competition and Founder and Director of the Women’s Workshop with the DIP-SIG Camera Club, Naples, Florida.
An initial review of submissions will be made with 25 images being selected for the final round of judging. Jurors will then select from this final round of images the top three placements as well as the Honorable Mentions. Jurors will use these criteria:
Consistency with theme – Is there some consistency between what the theme’s description is asking for and how the images depict that theme?
Creativity – Is the subject matter used in a unique and different way?
Composition – Does the image display a clear understanding of composition and design?
Impact – This is the “wow!” factor. Does the artwork make you catch your breath, gasp, or laugh out loud – instantaneously? You can think about consistency, you can admire technique and creativity, but impact hits your emotions.
Image Preparation Requirements for submitting to STRONG & POWERFULL 2
Image label format: Title_Yourname_STRONGPOWERFULL2.jpg
Resolution of 72dpi or 96 dpi
Image size should not exceed 1000 pixels in either height or width
JPG or JPEG file format
make a submission – please allow for a few moment while the form is processed
All artists retain copyright to all images submitted. Exhibitions Without Walls reserves the right, at no cost to them, to use for promotional purposes any image selected for inclusion in the final round of judging, for a period of nine (9) months. Promotional purposes include announcements via Internet or announcements to different social media platforms regarding Exhibitions Without Walls events or other activities. Thereafter, Exhibitions Without Walls must contact the artist that created the image for permission to continue to use the image for promotional purposes. No image will be used to support a specific prize offered by one of our additional prize sponsors.