Entries by ArtAscent

Kate Greenway

The sunflower, the quintessential representation of summer, becomes a symbol of strength at the hands of artist Kate Greenway. Her artworks depict a fragile and ephemeral plant, dependent on sun and heat but capable of acts of resistance and self-determination. Looking at Kate’s artworks, expertly crafted with mixed media techniques, the mind immediately flies to […]

Joyce Fox

The Summer Warning I knew something was coming, and I waited. Throughout the Summer of 2019, I waited. I didn’t know what was coming – all I knew for certain was that it wasn’t anything good. That much I knew. When I tell you my roses gave me the message, you will imagine it a […]

Vasu Tolia

In summer, the days get longer, and the nights get warmer. Being outdoors lets us appreciate the vitality of nature. Artist Vasu Tolia captures this energy in her works, painting bold and ephemeral natural elements through passionate strokes. Flowers with vibrant hues, fluttering butterflies, and human figures mingle in Vasu’s paintings. They create a synergy […]

Irene Sirko

Some antique or Renaissance pieces likely come to mind when thinking about sculpture, and abstract sculpture confronts stereotypes about this art. As Irene Sirko’s works demonstrate, abstract sculpture doesn’t reject lifelikeness but forces viewers to employ a subtler perceptive mechanism. The central tension born in abstract sculpture is between the absence of references to a […]

Karla Linn Merrifield

Diptych: Summer Thirst 1. Web of Downstream Draught Obeisance to soul-scouring river gods, to the gods of granite, to piñon, juniper and sage gods– what will it be this time? Must I say something dutiful to wind and cloud, to wind-mountain… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Summer call for entry. To see the full body […]

Alison Galvan

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Sue Barrasi

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Alex Steiner

Just Desserts Twas the summer of my life’s desserts—only this time they’d be just. Parenting is a plum job, and just like any other food, I was delighted to tuck right in. As an inexperienced savant, I prided myself on passion’s fruits over any real practice. After all, I was well-stocked in all the don’ts, […]

Deborah McLachlan

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Cameron Lings

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Roger Gottlieb

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Lidan Zhang

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Santford Overton

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Susan Nickerson

Beach Day ”Come on, Suzie! Hurry up!” Mary whined from downstairs. I grabbed my transistor radio off the nightstand, checked the batteries, and rolled it up in my towel. No sense heading to the beach with a dead radio. I wriggled out of my pants and stepped into my bathing suit. I squeezed and willed […]

Barb Carr

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Ljubica Simovic

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Sarah E. Rieser

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Theresa Gage

Summer of the Bear On a muggy, August summer day—the kind of weather that clings to your clothes like the claws of a frightened cat—my family and I escaped to the coolness of the Cascade Mountains. We had been on the road a couple of hours, and the city drifted away. Giant evergreen trees towered […]

Yvette Young

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Leanne Trivett S.

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