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

Jia Wang

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One rather common stereotype in mass consciousness is the image of an artist as an eccentric individual driven by some type of affliction. Though it’s a huge exaggeration, there’s a deal of sense in this stereotype – since art can truly be an efficient way of resiliency…

Jia Wang 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.

Emily Raisin

Faces

The face before me was engaging, intriguing and completely imperfect. I’d seen it before in all its crooked glory. I’d seen it thousands of times.
 And so have you.
Its eyes like a refracting kaleidoscope had colours that were ever changing. In some lights they burned intensely…

In literature, the idea of portrait became a rather vague concept denoting a whole range of things: from full-length biographies to vivid, brief descriptions of one’s appearance that delineate his or her character. A young British writer Emily Raisin refers to the latter’s variant, trying to compete with painting in creating bright mental imagery.

Emily Raisin 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.

Jo Hay

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Gender is a harmonious identification of a person as “man” or “woman.” However, human being is a complicated creature, whose self-perception can diverge from generally accepted social norms.

Jo Hay 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.

www.johay.org

Bernel Leibovici

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Integrity of the world is real, yet hardly perceptible. Cognition of life and its representation in art is also integral. Rationalism, cultivated with all its advantages and failures in the gnoseological theories of contemporary history, is gradually replaced with understanding of the complexity of perception and thinking.

Bernel Leibovici 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.

www.flickr.com/photos/bernel/albums/

Robin Ay

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

www.RAconcepts.com

Zach Agnew

Silhouette of Sleep

Knowing eyes Search a familiar face Retracing well-known lines Wrinkles tell a secret story Only two can read…

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

www.zachagnew.com

Ash Perri

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

www.ashleyperri.com

Silvia Binda Heiserova

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

www.silviaheiserova.com

Lizzie Carr

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

www.LizzieCarr.com

Whitney Trisler Causey

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

Alex Wells Shapiro

Plugging

My constitution is
a collage: a lifetime spent rubbing down the sharpest corners of foreign objects….

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

Nina Chung

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

www.alchemyofspirit.net

R.A. Vander Klay

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

Kyta Llorc

Reincarnation

Like a butterfly emerging from the safe and secure confines of her chrysalis, the transformation Lilli had undergone in the past three years was complete, and…

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

Deborah Dendler

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

www.deborahdendler.com

Rich DiSilvio

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

www.richdisilvio.com

Dobutsu

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

www.dobutsuphoto.com

Chuck Fletcher

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

www.beonfilm.com

Kathie Muir

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My portrait is a multi-faceted collage. There is my actual facial aspect, the one that looks back at me from the mirror and from photographs. This is my initial impres- sion to others. But, I have many more dimensions…

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

Michelle Friars

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

www.michellefriars.com