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

ArtAscent Gold Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Mark Edward Harris

ArtAscent Gold Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Mark Edward Harris began his professional photography career by photographic guests on the Merv Griffin Show. When the show ended in 1986, he embarked on a four-month voyage across the South Pacific and Asia to build a documentary/travel portfolio. The resulting images brought international attention for the first time to the now acclaimed award-winning photographer.

Mark Edward Harris is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Animals call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Animals issue.

www.MarkEdwardHarris.com

Gold Writer of the 2020 Animals exhibition

Christopher O’Meara

Tusk

Just beyond an imposing iron gate and a thicket of cascading willows, there existed an Eden of endless amusement known as Wimborne Manor.
It was there, on acres of lush emerald grass, where I grew up, running, playing croquet, rolling down fields blanketed in buttercups, and chasing fountain koi with fallen twigs…

In Christopher’s story of the Tusk, taxidermy is used to conjure up a whole world of the privileged way of life in which the main character lived until the age of 16. The scene from his father’s office, which abounds in stuffed, wall-mounted animals, is the moment in which the hero himself encounters the essence of privileged origin, which is far from the life he lives in the present.

Christopher O’Meara is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Animals call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Animals issue.

www.christopheromeara.com

ArtAscent Silver Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Heming Zhang

ArtAscent Silver Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

It by Heming is an example of a work of art characterized as a conceptual sculpture. The concept of this artwork is in the process of parasitizing a fungus that gradually destroys ants.

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

ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Michael Deborah Skoff

ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Michael Deborah Skoff’s paintings represent neo-impressionist, almost esoteric depictions of the sweet nature of animals. She seeks to portray a sweetness that motivates the desire to cherish, protect, and learn from all forms of animal life.

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

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Sean Stone

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Theodore Heublein

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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www.theodoreheubleinart.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Sonal Shah

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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https://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/Sonal_Shah/4857

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Dyan Veronica

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Animals call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Animals issue.

www.ananimalsoul.com

Distinguished Writer of the 2020 Animals exhibition

Karla Linn Merrifield

An African Triptych

Here is red.
Here is red dirt.
Here is red dirt path.
Here is red dirt path in late afternoon sun…

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Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Sudy Koupal

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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www.skoupal.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Salma Arastu

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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www.salmaarastu.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Nathan Cole

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/nathan-cole

Distinguished Writer of the 2020 Animals exhibition

Karla Linn Merrifield

Costa Rican Fauna Triptych

In Costa Rica, the Rich Coast,
you can step off the boat into myth
up to your shins, and instantly swerve,
feel suddenly aboriginal, fundamentally endemic…

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Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Joyce Majiski

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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www.joycemajiski.ca

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Brooke Mathews

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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www.artbybrookemathews.weebly.com

Distinguished Writer of the 2020 Animals exhibition

Marian Kaplun Shapiro

View From A Train Window

Passing over the wild Mystic River
in Connecticut, I note the seven
story box factories with their broken
windows competing for air space…

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Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Chantal Kassarjian

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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https://chantalkassarjian.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Jules von Kunhardt

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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www.juleskunhardt.com

Distinguished Writer of the 2020 Animals exhibition

Olivia Rocamora

The Catfish

I was in the sixth grade when I woke up to the front yard leaping. My father, having built a small water feature in our front yard, wasn’t satisfied. He wanted something more. Something bigger. Something deeper. So his team of workers, young immigrants whose hourly wages dug dreams of their own back in Guatemala, bent their backs toward their boss’ vision…

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Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

Hugo Martinez Rapari

Distinguished Artist of the 2020 Animals call for artists.

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www.hugomartinezrapari.webnode.com.uy