The inspiring artists and writers that were selected for the Green ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal issue and online exhibition.

Ashley VanGemeren

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Artists are often compared to Demiurge, since all of them, in certain sense, are the creators of parallel artistic realities. Key traits of the artistic realities are subjectivity and conventionality. Abstract painting of the 20th century brought those features to their extreme, shaping up a pure visual language, inherited by such contemporary young masters as Ashley VanGemeren.

Ashley VanGemeren is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

www.ashleyvangemeren.com

Salvatore Arnoldo

Another Green World

The Green King has retreated, into the swamps; resting on furniture of moss, lying in beds of lugworms which seep up out of the tender, black mud of the banks to heed him. His shattered royalty. He’s seated on a throne made from a broken tree in the middle of the swamp, a jagged sitting-stool blackened and splintered from a lightning strike long ago…

Osiris is an Egyptian god of the afterlife and of resurrection at the same time. He was traditionally shown with a green complexion, since green is connected with the idea of rebirth. This ancient symbolism celebrates the regenerative power of nature, becoming an inspiration for this writing by Salvatore Arnoldo.

Salvatore Arnoldo is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent “Green” call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

Jesus Olivero

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Throughout history, humanity’s relationship with nature has varied from fear to worship to rivalry. Nowadays, as we are facing the threat of climatic catastrophe, society introduces a new strategy by popularizing ecological trends, particularly in culture. Showing the possibility of harmonious co-existence with nature is the main goal of the environmental art activists, like Jesus Olivero.

Jesus Olivero is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

Bethany Taylor

Life often puts us before complicated dilemmas when we hardly know how to act. Gandhi said, “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.” In such a situation, art works can be the optimal way of articulating your position, as proved by pieces of Bethany Taylor.

Bethany Taylor is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

www.bethanytaylor.net

Rachel Auton

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

www.rachelauton.com.au

Nancy Cook

Pickled. Olives. For Breakfast.

His mother was at the Civera Restaurant. Here. In Valencia. What are the chances of that? She was friendly. No, cordial. Like she always was: exuding casual intimacy…

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

Olga Bakhtina

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

www.olgabakhtina.com

Shannon Davis Brier

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

http://www.oneframeatatimephotography.com

Mavis Chan

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

www.mavis-chan.com

Lost Colours

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

www.instagram.com/lostcoloursart/

Malene Huse Eikrem

The Big Brother

The party was wonderful, and she felt too young and very grown up at the same time. Everything buzzed around her, and she felt bursting; with what, she didn’t know…

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

Fabiilli Luciana

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

www.lucianaart.com

Kelsey Gallagher

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

J.C.Howard

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

A.S. Cuffari

My Missing Piece

A secret you buried so deep Brought you no sweet peace
For years it was hidden within
Quietly seeping through your hollow veins…

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

Yuri Hyun

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

Judith Rosenberg

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

www.judithimages.com

Candi S. Kalinsky

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Green” call for entry. To see the entire body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Green” issue.

www.kalinskyphotography.com

Zach Agnew

Shelflife

Flour pours, Salt sprinkles, Water binds, Yeast rises Carefully combining ingredients, the baker builds a tiny loaf Lastly adding Heat to breathe life into the dough as it slowly grows With pride the freshly baked bread is placed prominently on a shelf…

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

www.zachagnew.com