The 12th Annual Onyx Fine Arts Exhibit, “Truth B Told”, in the historic Seattle King Street Station is now open. The exhibit showcases the fabulous artwork, including installations, of 48 artists of African descent in the 17,000 square feet space on the third floor of the venue. Winners of awards were the following:
Frist Place was awarded to Carletta Carrington Wilson for her installation, “Letter To A Laundress”.
Second Place was awarded to Jay Taylor for his painting, “Unreconciled”.
Third Place was awarded to Donald Leonard for his painting, “Seasons Of Prayer”.
Honorable Mention was awarded to Ashby Reed for his painting, “Shades Of Brown”.
Honorable Mention was awarded to Vincent Keele for his painting, “Bliss”.
Also worthy of special mention is the video installation on the significance of the Pullman Porters and Maids. All should see this video. We are thrilled to have accomplished artists Barbara Earl Thomas and Marita Dingus display artwork in the exhibit, as well. During the two receptions, patrons commented on how historic the exhibition was and that it should be documented and filed as the largest and most compelling exhibit of artwork produced by artists of African descent ever presented in the Pacific Northwest.
The exhibit presents a variety of artistic styles and creativity that included abstract, ceramic, representational, impressionistic, photographic, sculpture, metal, carving and textile works. I am personally very happy that our artists responded to the call for art and submitted their best artwork to share with the public. Onyx Fine Arts intends to make the Pacific Northwest a better inclusive place for all through visual art. I encourage everyone to see this exhibit and if you like it make positive comments about it on the Onyx Fine Arts Facebook page.
Last but certainly not least, I want to thank the artists, and the many volunteers who made this exhibit possible and one to remember.
Earnest Thomas, President
Onyx Fine Arts