International Peace Art Exhibit
1st International Juried Peace Art Exhibition
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
An exhibition of 50 works of art that share a theme of Peace
First Prize: Chihiro Kondo “Love Wind”
Our first International Juried Peace Art Exhibition was a wonderful success! Thank you to our esteemed Jury, talented participating artists, and to all those in attendance at our reception, as well as, our weekend mini-concerts.
Our Peace Art Exhibition continues ONLINE!! Please visit our Online Gallery !
We announced the winners of our first International Juried Peace Art Competition and Exhibition at an awards ceremony on Friday, June 3rd, 2011. The Exhibition took place at the renowned Chelsea Art Museum, located in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, the heart of New York City’s contemporary art scene.
First prize was awarded to Chihiro Kondo for “Love Wind,” a work of acrylic and Japanese paint on board. Second prize was awarded to Suzu Ishii for her painting of “In Search for…” and third prize was awarded to Victoria Goro-Rapoport for her work “Mephisto’s Feast”. Two honorable mentions, the Peace and Harmony prizes, were awarded to Toshiyuki Watanabe (“No More Hiroshima. No More Nagasaki”) and Kathryn Hart (“Domination”) respectively.
Second Prize: Suzu Ishii "In Search for..."
Third Prize: Victoria Goro-Rapoport “Mephisto’s Feast”
Peace Prize: Toshiyuki Watanabe “No More Hiroshima. No More Nagasaki”
Harmony Prize: Kathryn Hart “Domination”
The fifty Peace-themed artworks exhibited created a lively, visual dialogue about peace and global awareness, one that we hope will continue to grow until more reasonable solutions to conflicts around the world are employed.
Our Exhibition hosted works from nine countries. Many exhibiting artists were in attendance, joined by our jury panel chaired by Hiroshi Senju, renowned visual artist; Julian Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Dr. Joe Zammit-Lucia, environmental conservationist and conceptual art photographer; HFP Board Members Mark Di Paolo (Chair of the project) and Dr. Alex Motyl, a visual artist and author, and many guests at the Opening (link to slideshow of the reception*).
Peace Art Jury Members: Joe Zammit-Lucia, Tomoko Torii, Hiroshi Senju, Mark Di Paolo & Julien Robson, Dr. Alexander Motyl (not pictured) (photo courtesy of Sarah Stacke)
The artwork selection was based on the artist’s depiction of world peace, global awareness or peace making and their artist statement.
Jamaican classical pianist Paul Shaw, hailed by The New York Times as “both a virtuoso with herculean technical command and a sensitive introspective artist,” performed at the opening ceremony on Friday. On Saturday, we presented a concert featuring Daniel Maimone (tenor), Asako Tamura (soprano) and Drago Bubalo (piano). On Sunday, June 5th, Pianist Gideon Broshy performed classical music selections, and Wataru Niimori (jazz piano) and Akiko Sasaki (koto, a Japanese traditional stringed instrument) collaborated on a jazz set which attracted many guests. (music slideshow *).
Soprano Asako Tamura accompanied by pianist Paul Shaw (photo courtesy of Sarah Stacke)
Our Peace Art Exhibition continues online at www.harmonyforpeace.org, where the pieces (ranging from $150 to $8,000) are available for sale through August (Example of some available works with pricing below). A price list for the artworks is available by clicking here, or by email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-885-8539.
A portion of the proceeds will go to our Japan Relief Fund, which is dedicated to helping those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March, 2011.
Mary March "Release" Price: $3200
Chisako Osakda "Children's Dream in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945" $550
PD Packard "Talking Truth" Price: $850
View our original-design T-shirts for Japan Relief here.*
(photo courtesy of Sarah Stacke)
Harmony For Peace T-shirt Campaign continues! Please purchase one for yourself, family and friends.