With our 14th Annual Juried exhibit coming to a close, I extend a thank you to all of the participating artists who made the exhibit special by sharing their beautiful artwork. And likewise, another thank you goes to our partners, the African American Writers Alliance, who continue to provide unique verbal poetic interpretations of the art in our exhibits. I must also thank our volunteers who prepare the delightful refreshments, as well as, our ambassadors who work tirelessly to make our events memorable.
We are proud to report that new artists continue to identify themselves with now over 300 on our mailing list. In fact, of the 32 artists in the current exhibit, 17 of them are exhibiting with Onyx for the first time. Award winners from this exhibit are -
1st Place...................Michael Madden for his painting entitled "The Corner"
2nd Place..................Bonnie Hopper for her painting entitled "The Land Where Our Ancestors Dream"
3rd Place...................Tsehaye Hadish for his painting entitled "Sharped Eye"
Honorable Mention....Vincent Keele for his painting entitled "Keele Museum"
Honorable Mention....Jeremy Bell for his painting entitled "Visionary Master 1"
These original artworks are truly outstanding and should be viewed along with the entire exhibit. The last day to view this exhibit is Saturday September 28. Please join us as we celebrate the end of this exhibit with a reception which will again feature poetry readings from members of the African American Writers Alliance about selected art in the exhibit. Don't forget that all of the art is for sale.
We look forward to seeing you at Gallery Onyx soon.
Earnie Thomas, President
Onyx Fine Arts Collective
Onyx Fine Arts Collective Board Members:
Ashby Reed, Vice President
Al Doggett, Treasurer
Annie P. Hudson-McKnight, Secretary
Gia Frazier Abbott
Dr. Robert Radford - Emeritus