Grey Art Exhibition

The Artist Space Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the first Grey online Art Exhibition. Along with the selected artists, the jury selected award winners in the following art categories: painting, drawing, and sculpture. The show displayed a variety of artistic styles and mediums: oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, graphite, scratchboard, ink, photography, digital art.  Out of all submissions received 78 artworks were selected to be included in the exhibition.

Best of Show

Cher Pruys

Short Biography and Statement

Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, PSOA, AWA., AAOA. "To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self expression." Cher Pruys was born in Regina. Over the years she lived in many places including Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Fort Frances, settling into her present home in Devlin, on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats. By age three, Cher was seldom found without a drawing tool in hand. She worked in pencil, charcoal and ink over the years, until, she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 35. Beginning with oil paints, she found her chosen mediums in acrylic, water color and gouache. Although self taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 303 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 360 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits. Her work has graced the covers of 3 books, 33 magazines, including The Best Of Acrylic Fall 2021, cover of the May 2022 Arabella Magazine, & the latest the covers of #20 Hyperrealism Magazine with “Girls Girls Girls”, & #21 with “The Young Cowboy”. She has been featured in over 211 International publications. Cher's works have found a permanent home in private and public collections worldwide.

Cher Pruys - THE YOUNG COWBOY - acrylic 

Painting Prize

Renata Szyszlak

Short Biography and Statement

Born in 1974 in Przemyśl. Studies at the College of Pedagogy in Rzeszów – in the field of Artistic Education and in the Field of Fine Arts. Diploma in painting in the studio of prof. Tadeusz Wiktor in 2001. Currently, dr hab. prof. University of Rzeszów in the Department of Shaping Space, Design and Drawing at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Rzeszów. She belongs to the Union of Slovak Artists "C + S". In the artistic output 45 individual exhibitions and participation in dozens of national and international exhibitions and competitions in Poland and abroad, among others in Great Britain, Belgium, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Greece, Ukraine, Tunisia and Serbia. For many years she has been taking part in international plein-airs at home and abroad. Winner of several national and international prizes and awards, for example: Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the International Triennial of Painting of the Carpathian Region "Silver Four Square 2012".

Renata Szyszlak - FIXED MARK - mixed media

Sculpture Prize

Natalie Oliphant

Short Biography and Statement

Adhering to her mission to reuse and recycle found items, Natalie Oliphant, an emerging Eco Conscious Artist living in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, maintains a strong focus on creating while respecting the need to protect the environment. Natalie adheres repurposed fabrics to create texture on each body form. She then affixes thousands of found items to her piece. Her works reveal the many emotions caused by coming of age milestones and human experience. Female infertility, rejection, deep sorrow, and feelings of no escape are just a few of the themes Natalie captures in her work.

Natalie Oliphant - EVELINE - sculpture 

Drawing Prize

Richard von Gerhardberg

Short Biography and Statement

Richard earned a Masters in Fine Arts in Sculpture at ASP (Akademia Sztuk Pieknych) in Poznan, Poland and earned a Masters in Fine Arts in Commercial Art at Wiener Kunstschule in Vienna, Austria. He also studied sculpture, mold making and bronze casting in IRCC in Vero Beach, Florida. He was a member of Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, FL . He is currently an associate with Allied Artists of America in New York, and is a member of Florida Artists Registry. Currently, Richard is commissioning portraits in oil and pencils as well as designing and creating custom architectural ornaments. Most recent awards: 2020: Art Room Gallery "Contemporary" Juried Art Exhibition Merit Award 2020: Patterns Art Show October 2020 Merit Award 2020: Art Room Gallery Black and White "Honorable Mention" 2018: 2nd Place in the 2nd Annual Colors Juried Art Exhibition Selected Honors and Awards: 2001: Finalist winner in the Artist's Magazine Art Competition in the portrait category. 2002: Finalist winner in the Artist's Magazine Art Competition in the portrait category. 2003: Allied Artists of America, INC New York. Certificate of Merit Aileen and Manual de Torres Graphics Award. 2003: Finalist winner in the 20th Annual Artist's Magazine Art Competition in the portrait category. 2003: Award of Excellence from Manhattan Arts International for outstanding talent. 2003: Won " Best of Drawing and Graphics" Stage Gallery in Long Island, New York. Featured in The Artist's Magazine Special- Drawing Board July 2004 issue. " More than Black and White" His drawings, paintings and sculptures are owned by private collectors practically all over the world.r of Parks and Recreation for the beautiful art-inspired City of Loveland, Colorado.

Richard von Gerhardberg - THE PICTURE DOESN'T LIE - graphite