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Introducing the artists and writers of the “Portraits” issue of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal:

Gold Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Brian McClear

Gold Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Brian McClear’s portraits seem like a planned snapshot. Even if the depicted individual is posing, it still feels like they are caught in a moment. Some eyes look at the viewer directly, who might feel observed. Therefore the painting is reversing the situation, and suddenly the observer is the one being looked at. They create a private moment of exchange, an exchange of life stories.

Brian McClear is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Portraits call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Portraits issue.

https://www.mcclearart.com/

Gold Writer of the 2021 Portraits call for writers.

B. Fulton Jennes

Mr. Byrd

wore an eye patch to cover the black hole
left when a big buck careened over the hood
of his car one morning, its skull smashing
the windshield, its antlers gouging his eyeball…

The childhood memories are often vague, almost faded, as old photos in one’s family album. And yet, B. Fulton Jennes’s poetry demonstrates, they occur to be those tiny puzzles, which construct our identity and nourish our imagination as we grew up.

B. Fulton Jennes is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Portraits call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Portraits issue.

Silver Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

AJ Schnettler

Silver Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

AJ Schnettler, as they described themselves, is a nonbinary and multi-racial photographer and printmaker. AJ’s work opens up the possibility for new conversations and different ways of understanding how our society and culture is structured.

AJ Schnettler is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Portraits call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Portraits issue.

Bronze Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Niko

Bronze Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Through sculpture, Niko Kapa investigates the inseparable relationship between the artist and the artwork, a bond that in his practice is authentically symbiotic. His artworks embody a reflection on the artist’s identity and parallels on his creative work.

Niko is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Portraits call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Portraits issue.

http://niko.me.uk

Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Diana Belenky

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www.dianapaintings.com

Distinguished Writer of the 2021 Portraits call for writers.

Alex Steiner

Warring Warhol

I fucking love Andy Warhol. That’s what I used to think… Back then, simplicity was appealing. It was avant-my-guard. Perfectly positioned by our self-centered polaroider “artist.” Clean lines and opaque shapes, defining where we stood. A cotton candy back round juxtaposes our guarded subjective expressionism…

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Lisa Cutler

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https://lisacutlerphotography.com

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Natalia Timokhina

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https://NafetiArt.com

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Diane Leonard

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https://dianeleonard.com

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Charlotte Ashenden

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https://charlotteashenden.com

Distinguished Writer of the 2021 Portraits call for writers.

Louise Eastin

Ellis Funeral Home

My shoes are black and have a strap to hold
my socks and feet in place but Georgy’s shoe,
right next to mine, has laces that have come
untied so I use the side of my black…

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www.louisemoses.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Colleen MacKinnon

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Luan Quach

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www.luanquach.com

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durga Garcia

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www.durgaGarcia.com

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Crystal M Phan

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www.chrystalphan.ca

Distinguished Writer of the 2021 Portraits call for writers.

Catherine Hamrick

The Shadow of My Father’s Beard

My father’s beard, a shadow at 5 a.m.,
briefly bristled my cheek while my mother lilted,
“Rise and shine,” in the dark day number four
for child number four to fish with the week’s ruler…

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https://randomstoryteller.com/

Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Eve Methot

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/eve-methot-9574397

Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Lisa Donneson

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www.lisadonnesonphotography.com

Distinguished Writer of the 2021 Portraits call for writers.

Mardi Quon

My Naughty Nana
Lorraine Eva Corning 1908-1965

Lorraine Eva Cornish beckons me to follow her story. She demands I ask for more, to wonder why at thirty-one years old, she is waiting for a verdict in her court case. The date is June 1939. She is my nana…

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Distinguished Artist of the 2021 Portraits call for artists.

Simona Zecca

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www.simonazecca-art.it