Onyx Fine Arts Collective continues to reach new milestones. After 16 years of operating and starting with 7 artists, we now have almost 450 artists on our mailing list. From this record high number of artists the submissions of artwork by 51 artists to our current 16th Annual Juried exhibit "Renaissance Unmasked: The Re-Birth of Black Brilliance" reached a new high of 93. Of the 93 pieces 70 were accepted for the exhibit. The experienced jurors, namely Elisheba Johnson and Eric Salisbury, selected prize winners based on Originality, Craft/Skill, Composition and Presentation.
Prize winners are:
1st Place - Vincent Keele for "Julius"
2nd Place - Vonnie Gaither for "Black Girls Do"
3rd Place - Christe Ray for "Untitled"
Honorable Mention - Keoke Silvano for "Blue Interlude"
Youth Award Winner - Natalie Patterson-Thompson for "Joy"
The "People’s Choice" award will be selected by visitors to Gallery Onyx from a vote of their favorite artwork. The winner will be announced in the near future.
In addition to the wonderful exhibit and sale of original artwork, our holiday Kuumba event offers small items such as Onyx artists hand decorated holiday ornaments, notecards, jewelry, prints, Gallery Onyx and Black Lives Matter T-shirts which make the perfect added special gifts to those special persons.
We invite you, family and friends to visit Gallery Onyx to see our wonderful artwork. We are compliant with the Governor's COVID-19 protocols by requiring all visitors wear masks and we will do all that we can to keep you and our volunteers safe.
Gallery Onyx is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 - 6pm downtown Seattle at 600 - Pine Street in Pacific Place Mall.
See you soon and please stay safe.
Earnest D. Thomas, President