2010 December Exhibition

2010 NY Coo Open Art Contest
gAn Exhibition of Selected Worksh

December1 (Wed)-December17 (Fri)
Reception : December 2 (Thu)
5PM - 7:30PM

Gallery Hours : Tue. to Fri.12-6PM
Closed Sun. & Mon.

Kousuke Mochizuki
Frank Barrett
gA Pool of Meltdownh
gSunflower-Orange Sunh
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For the fifth NY Coo Gallery Open Art Contest, 156 art works were submitted by 70 artists from around the world.  Over the course of four hours of judging, we saw many great works, reminding us of the words of the late Hitoshi Nakazato, who founded this open art contest and was the former top judge: gWe shouldnft forget the importance of art pieces which were not selected.h

This year, we had two new judges, Annette Rusin and Mark Bischel. Ms. Rusin, who has attracted attention with her annual appearances in Brooklynfs DUMBO Festival, creates in a variety of visual media.  Mr. Bischel, who teaches at the School of Visual Arts, centers his art on solitary figures in the public spaces and the beauty of the places in which they exist.

The NY Coo Gallery Open Art Contestfs IBERICA top prize was awarded to gBeatlineh and gA Pool of Meltdownh by Japanese artist Kousuke Mochizuki , who has a unique mode of expression and superb technique. His art works are exhibited internationally in Japan, Korea, Canada, Bulgaria, and Hungary. The use of black in gBeatlineh and gA Pool of Meltdownh makes them resemble the sophisticated Japanese traditional crafts lacquer urushi. His art works are thought of as beyond painting and admired highly.

Bronx resident Frank Barrettfs gSunflower-Orange Sunh and gHelianthus Annuns- Sunflowersh were awarded the NY Coo prize. Barrett studied theater arts at Illinois State University then studied at a variety of New York City art schools as well as the Vermont Studio Center. gSunflower-Orange Sunh and gHelianthus Annuns- Sunflowersh were created with sand and tempera painting method, exuding a jaunty harmony of colors. The images return us to a calm simplicity we can almost forget in our fast digitalized world.

In addition to the two top prize winners, 22 prize winners from among the 70 contest entrants and the two judges will have their works exhibited in the show. The prize ceremony will take place during the reception. NY Coo Gallery thanks all who submitted.

We appreciate the sponsorship of All Nippon Airways (ANA).

A pool of Meltdown
Vinyl Ink on Panel
NY Coo Award
Sunflower-Orange Sun
Sand, Tempera,Oil Paint 
ANA Award
Oil on canvas
Special Award
Force of Nature
Archival Digital Print
Selected Artworks
    Ayuko Matsui Listening the sound of Earth 1 Wood  
    Akemi Takeda Urban Nature 1 Mixed Media  
    Emi Tokuhiro Sunflower Oil on canvas  
    Frank Barrett Helianthus Annuns-Sunflowers  Sand, Tempera, Oil Paint   
    Fumio Tanai Memory of Past 001 Gelatin Silver Print  
    @ @ Memory of Past 004 Gelatin Silver Print  
    Hiromu Yoshimura Sunflower pc2 Acrylic Gouache, Clay on Canvas  
    Izumi Sajiki Brahmanda 2010 Pigment, Glue, Powder of Shell  
    Jeungyeon Ban Untitled Oil on Canvas  
    Keizaburo Aoh Summer Acrylic  
    Kenichi Nakajima For beyond Oil on canvas  
    Kenneth Vick Palimpsests #4 Metallic -C-Print  
    Ko Murao Departure Ink, Water Color, Color pensile on Paper  
    Kousuke Mochizuki Beat Line Vinyl Ink on Panel  
    Liming Tang Life is Interweaving Oil on Canvas  
    Maria Tanikawa Resonate-Blue Collagraph  
    Mark S. Pagano In Central Park Etching  
    Miho Hiranouchi Sunflower Oil  
    Raul Santiago-Sebazco Refleciones (Reflections)  Acrylic & Sand on Canvas  
    Sara Sill Force of Nature Archival Digital Print   
    Valentine Aprile Playground #3 Oil on canvas  
    Yuji Hiratsuka Flower Conductor Mixed Media   
    Yuko Ueda Color Voice #25 Mixed media on paper   
    @ @ Color Voice #27 Mixed media on paper   
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Reception's Photo Album


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