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

Lee Lessem, ArtAscent Gold Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Lee Lessem

Lee Lessem, ArtAscent Gold Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Gerhard Richter, a celebrated German artist, believed grey is “equivalent for indifference, non-commitment, absence of opinion, absence of shape.” But Lee Lessem takes an opposite approach to the colour, trying to prove it to be fully charged with emotions and presence. A curious fact is that grey became extremely popular among Russian aristocracy in the 19th century.

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

Gold writer of the 2020 Grey call for writers

Leena Nox

Her Coat of Red Roses

When I open my eyes, the world is grey. Just as it was
yesterday and the day before that day and the day
before that. It’s like I’m trapped in one of those old
black and white films, except the credits never roll…

In the brief yet explosive Her Coat of Red Roses, author Leena Nox takes her readers on a tantalizing trip into the mind of her main character and the contrasts of colour that guides that character’s life. Setting the stage for her reader in a world dominated by grey, Leena is able to compellingly use the colours of her writing to carry the narrative of her striking vignette forward.

Leena Nox is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Grey call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

Terri Symington, ArtAscent Silver Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Terri Symington

Terri Symington, ArtAscent Silver Artist of the Grey call for artists.

We often describe our personalities in certain categories—occupation, age and social status. Unwillingly we are pushed to label and objectivate ourselves. Terri Symington seeks for another way of representation, addressing the only doubtless reality we have—the reality of our bodies.

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

www.terrisymington.com

Ana Fitheo, ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Ana Fitheo

Ana Fitheo, ArtAscent Bronze Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Playing off the organic imperfections inherent in the grain of wood, Ana Fithéo conjures in these works from her Archipelago series, a profound probing of the colour grey and its many shades to dazzle the viewer’s eye. Grey has proven to be one of Ana’s central colours throughout her body of work, not only because it is the hue of so many media—graphite, charcoal, gouache, oils and so on—but also because it comes with such an impressive range of tones with which to work.

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

www.anafitheo.com

Distinguished writer of the 2020 Grey call for writers

Susan Lundgren

Greys Amid Colorful Brilliance

Anna rolled over in bed, eyes closed, tasting the surrounding greys. This was Scotland, and she knew there would be gloom and mist in the air. Still she remembered the brightly painted houses, colours of pink and blue and yellow, lining the waterfront last night…

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

https://SusanLundgrenWriter.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

ANATOLIY ANSHIN

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

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

www.anshin.art

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Irene Sirko

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Grey call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

www.irenesirko.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Sue Barrasi

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Grey call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

www.suebarrasi.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

A.M. Benz

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

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

Distinguished writer of the 2020 Grey call for writers

Krystle Vermes

The Virtue

He draped his grey coat over her shoulders

She must be cold, he thought.

Then he saw her reach for her handbag and pull out a prescription bottle. She would stop shivering soon enough…

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

https://krystlevermes.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Bo Cosfranz

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Grey call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

http://cosfranz.com/

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Doug Dabbs

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

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

https://instagram.com/dougdabbs

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Stanislav “Slavsky” Sekacov

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Grey call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

http://slavskyart.com/

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Jane Hepburn

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Grey call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

https://hepburnart.co.uk

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Andy Fernandez

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Grey call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

www.andyfernandez.us

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Simon Jensen

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Grey call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Grey issue.

https://cobourgarts.weebly.com

Distinguished writer of the 2020 Grey call for writers

Topaz Ruby

The Song of A Sailor

This old sailor learnt this the hard way–
when the sky was mad, just turning grey,
I would smile and gracefully retreat,
Till the sky smiled back, for sure a treat!…

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

www.bytopazruby.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

Theodore Heublein

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

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

www.theodoreheubleinart.com

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

John Laue

ArtAscent Distinguished Artist of the Grey call for artists.

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

https://www.facebook.com/john.o.laue