Another amazing collection of the work of artists and writers from around the world. The theme for this exhibition is “Water.” View more in the 2019 Water issue of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

Gold Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Tal Eshed

Gold Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Since the beginning of modern history, there has been a sense that humanity is drifting away from our wild roots. For the artist Tal Eshed, it is water that could allow us to re-establish the lost connection with our natural selves.

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

www.taleshed.com

Gold Writer of the 2019 Water call for writers

Taria Karillion

Planet Earth Will Soon Be Closing, Please Make Your Final Choices

The view of Earth from orbit always made Professor Verle Coby profoundly sad. In its derelict state, the sparse web of clouds that clung to its blue and brown surface reminded him of the Earth story of the elderly human who lived in her shabby, tattered wedding dress. The passengers were watching the time-lapse holo-ad of the planet’s history and ingesting the press-out pizza and bubble-gum discs from the guidebook…

Exploring a dystopian future as a means to remind her reader the time is now for action, writer Taria Karillion conjures the pain of lost existence in Planet Earth Will Soon be Closing, Please Make Your Final Choices

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

Bronze Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Barbara Simcoe

Bronze Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

In Chinese culture, the Yin cosmogenic concept links to the ideas of femininity and water. Barbara Simcoe explores the interconnection between these fundamental principles of the universe, looking to find the congruous form for their ephemeral nature.

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

www.barbarasimcoe.com

Silver Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Sean Stone

Silver Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

In the dynamic series of images included in this volume, photographer Sean Stone showcases the incredible versatility of capturing water in photo form and the variety of emotions those views can convey. Building on Sean’s credo that “water is so elemental that it begs to be photographed,” water indeed has become the subject of these works.

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

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

DADE

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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www.artmajeur.com/dade

Selected writer of the 2019 Water call for writers

Christopher O’Meara

Unsinkable

I’ve been waiting in line for Sour Patch Kids for at least fifteen minutes. My gut tells me Titanic hit the iceberg by now. “Let’s get this line moving,” a stranger shouts behind me. I’m sandwiched between a dozen or so people, but I can see him. It’s been over ten months since the accident, seven since he limped across the stage at graduation, and yet here he is, nimble as ever, racing from one end of the snack bar to the other in the dizzying blur of red velvet…

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

www.christopheromeara.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Astrid Dahl

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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www.astriddahlart.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Theodore Heublein

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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www.theodoreheubleinart.com

Selected writer of the 2019 Water call for writers

ginny short

water holy & unholy

holy water
71% of the earth’s surface
60% of our bodies in amnion
we swim in, that swims in us, in
cells that live and die for lack of it…

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

www.ginnyshort.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Rich DiSilvio

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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http://richdisilvio.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Eleni Nakopoulos

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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https://eleninakopoulos.com.au

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Scott Durka

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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www.scottdurka.com

Selected writer of the 2019 Water call for writers

Stephanie Pressman

You pour from the faucet

Frothy with bubbles
in the glass, milky
until clearing
to your usual
clarity, your usual…

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

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Miren Etcheverry

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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www.mirenetcheverry.com

Selected writer of the 2019 Water call for writers

Krystle Vermes

The Heavens

The sun had been beating down on his back for hours. Now he was ready to give up. Death would only come as sweet, sweet relief from the endless sand dunes and whipping wind. Then, he spotted it. On the horizon, two palm trees. In between, there appeared to be a lake. He could almost feel the waves of the water cascading over his boiling skin…

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

https://krystlevermes.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Florence Weintraub

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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www.floWpics.com

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Barbara Hillerman Lieske

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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Selected writer of the 2019 Water call for writers

Paula Bonnell

Dark and Light

This is the night
on which you do not drown
although it is entirely
liquid. You do not hear
the bubbles which emerge from…

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

www.paulabonnell.net

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

Mike T Cherry

Distinguished Artist of the 2019 "Water" art exhibition

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

https://miketcherry.com