The inspiring artists and writers that were selected for the 2018 Portraits ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal issue and online exhibition.

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Biljana Jurukovski

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

A portrait is most commonly thought of as an artistic representation of a person in which the face and its expression are dominant. The intent is usually to display the likeness of the person, and for this reason, portraits are often images of the person in a still position looking directly at the painter or photographer. Biljana Jurukovski’s portraits are constructed differenltly.

Biljana Jurukovski 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.
https://www.instagram.com/biljana.jurukovskiphoto

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Nick Sweet

Victory Dance, 1945

On that night in San Diego
When he danced with Betty Grable
And with all his G. I. buddies
Was invited to her table…

Writer Nick Sweet’s poem, Victory Dance, 1945, offers a gut punch of genuine emotion. His words weave a web that is both visceral in its expressiveness and enlightening in its portraiture of postwar existence.

Nick Sweet 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.

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Lorena R Krause

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

In the Manifeste du surréalisme, André Breton declares that Surrealism aims at “resolving the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality.” Surrealistic artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, invented strange creatures from everyday objects, and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself. Lorena Krause’s portraits expand such theories further, presenting female figures which combine the tradition of portraiture with ornamental and symbolic elements.

Lorena R Krause 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.LorenaKrauseArt.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Julia Dewolf

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Julia Dewolf captures the quintessential images of her childhood in an 18-frame series titled “Pieces of Me.” The series offers a portrait of her as she reminisces about the landmarks of her youth with intimate yet universal appeal.

Julia Dewolf 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.juliachristina.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Dalene Woodward/Dalenay

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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.dalenewoodward.com

ArtAscent Writer of the Portraits call for artists

Martin Jon Porter

Portrait of a Public Bench—Old Havana, Cuba

babies:
suckling
their mothers
teens:
listening
to reggaeton…

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.

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Zhanna Martin

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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.zhannamartin.com

ArtAscent Writer of the Portraits call for artists

D C Hubbard

The Portrait Gallery

Grandma’s clock ticks.
Its pendulum measures past and future.
A hallway becomes a museum,
A passage through time…

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.dchubbard-writes.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Lauryn Hare

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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.LaurynHare.com

ArtAscent Writer of the Portraits call for artists

Linda Belans

Linda Belans

She peers through her eyes that have orbited well
always looking outward
unable to see her own reflection…

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.
https://www.lindabelans.com/

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Jo Hay

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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.johay.org

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Beverly Alice Nash

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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www.beverlyalicenash.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Amanda Powers

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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www.amandapowers.us

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Taida Tarabula and Przemek Wierzchowski

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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http://taida.eu

ArtAscent Writer of the Portraits call for artists

Bruce Louis Dodson

Passing On

Old photos
long departed mother left behind
a dusty album full of black and whites
approaching sepia with age…

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ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Luciana Fabiilli

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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www.lucianaart.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Karen Jones

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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www.hawkjonesart.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

LCB

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

Mariah Morrell

ArtAscent Artist of the Portraits call for artists

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www.Mariahmorrell.weebly.com

ArtAscent Writer of the Portraits call for artists

Stephen A. Roddewig

The Self

”The ego represents what we call reason and sanity, in
contrast to the id which contains the passions.”
-Sigmund Freud
The first groans as the alarm blares,
an air raid siren announcing another dull day…

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.stephenaroddewig.com