Circle Quarterly Art Review issue 8
Circle Quarterly Art Review issue 8, curated by Circle Foundation for the Arts.
An examination of current art trends and original practices in visual arts. 2022
Published by CFA Press, this issue includes a unique selection of 92 artists from around the globe working in a variety of media. With a wide range of aesthetics the pages of the magazine provide a comprehensive chapter in the story of what art looks like today.
Cover Artists Ilze Egle and Issabel Harrera
Mark S. Thomas artworks can be found on pages 112-113
“The 8th issue of Circle Quarterly Art Review includes 92 visual artists from around the globe working in a variety of styles and disciplines. When selecting the artworks for the pages of this issue, my goal was to provide a multiplicity of approaches of bold, distinctive pieces that each show a high level of technique, creativity and uniqueness. In synthesizing the selection to produce a cohesive anthology, I look for unity which may come from obvious harmonies in color, composition, media, concept or context, but most often I find balance in striking contrast. For me, the artworks in this issue could easily be a traveling exhibition or a personal collection that comprehensively describes the story of what art looks like today. I encourage the readers to visit each artist’s website to see more of their art and contact them directly to collect a piece. We often consider buying an artwork as an investment or for decoration, but as I see it, welcoming a piece that “spoke” to you into your home, will create a type of companionship that can deeply impact your daily mood and for years to come, the piece will continue to “speak” to you, saying something different every day.”
American Artwork 2021
Annual, curated catalog of new work
Every year, "American Artwork" searches around the country for a broad range of practicing American artists to find the best new work and identify interesting emerging artists and artisans in a broad range of media. The annual competition is juried by California College of the Arts Professor Emeritus Howard Eige and retired Oakland gallery owner Jan Christensen-Heller..
Cover: Circus Circus by Patti DiBenedetto Corna
Printed in Hong Kong
Mark S. Thomas artworks can be found on page 76
The Grey Cube Gallery
The Grey Cube Gallery was created as an online art platform with the focus to promote emerging and established artists around the world. The gallery encourages the exploration of art, discussion of art and the support of those who create art. Their vision is to create an online art gallery accessible to everyone as a vibrant public space to foster greater social engagement, critical thinking and creativity. Through online art competitions each month they provide several opportunities for artists, publications on their site, international exhibitions, certificates and awards, the connection with potential buyers, art collectors, curators and professionals in the field of fine arts.
"Patterns"art show Sept. 15. 2022
"Blue"art show Sept. 2. 2022
The gallery’s competition for August 2020 was the 4th Annual “Patterns” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s September 2020 online group art exhibition.
Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Patterns, Textures & Forms” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in July 2020 and concluded on August 27, 2019.
The gallery received 842 entries from 25 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.