—Drum Roll Please—
and the WINNERS — are!
1st Place Blue Expo
1st Place Organic Category
Lorena Kloosterboer — Virtus Aquae II
Lorena Kloosterboer is a Dutch-Argentine artist (born in the Netherlands, 1962) painting contemporary realist and hyperrealist still lifes. She seeks to capture the fascinating interactions between colors, light, shadows, textures and reflections, and unite them in visual poetry. She currently lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.
2nd Place Blue Expo
1st Place Fantasy Category
Goro Endow — Blue Ennui
Work On Paper Fine Art Entertainer
International Internet Age Ukiyo-e Painter
Also active as a musical unit called Covert38
Born in Nara, Japan. Currently based and working at the studio in Miyagi, Japan.
3rd Place Blue Expo
1st Place Pop Color Category
Lourine Achieng Ochieng
Art Installation – Lourine Achieng Ochieng
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place BLUE EXPO WINNERS were chosen from the 1st Place winner in each Art Category
THANKS A MILLION
TO ARTITUDE FOR SPONSORING THE FIRST FREE ENTRIES
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1st Place CATEGORY WINNERS!
2nd Place CATEGORY WINNERS!
3rd Place CATEGORY WINNERS!
The First, Second, and Third Place Winners above were selected from a Final Pool of Photo Entries in each of the 8 Art categories. To see submissions that were part of the Final Pool, click on this link to Blue Expo 8 Categories FINAL JUDGING.
The First, Second, and Third Place Winners above were selected from a Final Pool of Fashion Entries. To see submissions that were part of the Final Fashion Pool, click on this link to Blue Expo Fashion FINAL JUDGING.
VIDEO — WINNERS!
1st Place | Songs By Ruth
Songs By Ruth creates songs that speak to current-day social challenges. However, the collection is directed to uplift and encourage others.
2nd Place | Reggie Davis
The Cosmic Jelly
As an interdisciplinary artist, Reggie’s projects are an integrated mix of found object, new media, and installation art with an eco-spiritual, sustainable methods and holistic design approach. Primary a self-taught artist with degrees in psychology, humanities, social Welfare, and a minor in Art history. His work encompasses a wide range of creative projects from hybridized hand-rendered analog algorithm art. Commissioned for New York City’s Science Friday Book Club and podcast reading of A Brief History of Time. Found object 5’ open-framework crucified Christ”. Weaved from reclaimed car cables. A Finland’s Art Reveal Magazine feature. To Totemic sculptures crafted from reclaimed felled City street trees as part of the San Francisco Department of Public Works and Forestry creative reuse of urban wood program.” Narrative Animations crafted for point-of-focus meditations Commissioned for The Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist studies. In relation to materially, spirituality, and the poetic. The Art of Immersion Is featured in eco animation on sustainable spiritual ecological development in Maori folktale “The Wisdom of Water. Was an Official Selection at the MONTENEGRINO International Film Festival 2019 Los Angeles IMDb Short Film Festival 2019
3rd Place | Kateryna Bortsova
At present time Kateryna Bortsova is a painter – graphic artist with BFA in graphic arts and MFA. Works of Kateryna took part in many international exhibitions (Taiwan, Berlin, Munich, Spain, Italy, USA etc.). Also she win silver medal in the category “realism” in participation in “Factory of visual art”, New York, USA and 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Kateryna is always open for commission and you can view her work on Instagram: @katerynabortsova, or on her website: https://bortsova6.wixsite.com/bortsova .
We started our Expo slightly before the global pandemic hit the whole world and “changed everything!” Coupled with challenges all over the world, including the war in Ukraine, the usual entries that we have from all over the world were significantly affected. We extended our deadline to the end of 2022 and were really glad that we gave a chance to our international audience to get their best work in.
Our final winning entries were creatively connected to the following current and expat countries: Belgium, Brazil, Britain, France, Ghana, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Poland, Ukraine, USA: Arizona, California, New York, Oregon, Seattle, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
We were so glad to see entry from Ukraine! Whatever is happening in your life, stay creative. We can achieve only what we can believe, keep the faith!
ORIGINAL INFORMATION BELOW
A POP OF COLOR
B&W & BLUE
Create your artwork with a Touch of Blue in any category above
You can draw, paint, or use a photo-manipulation
FINAL 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Winners will be chosen from the 1st Place Top 8 Favorites. The 1st Place Winner in each category will receive $120. As a token of our appreciation, 2nd Place in each category will receive $60, and 3rd Place $30. We do all of this to support the arts – and believe creativity can change the world.
Final 1st Place – $565
Final 2nd Place – $465
Final 3rd Place – $365
Create your video with a Touch of Blue in any style you like.
Include lots of blue, upload to Vimeo or YouTube, and submit the link
We will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners
1st Place – $565
2nd Place – $465
3rd Place – $365
“Submit couture, combinations of classic, retro, business, comfy, bohemian, costume, or anything in-between — just make sure that you get a great photo that Pops BLUE and captures our interest. Our Blue Fashion Construct is all about putting something together that excites all of us . . . let your imagination Roar!”
Final 1st Place – $565
Final 2nd Place – $465
Final 3rd Place – $365
Creative Expos are a highlight of ZO’s international outreach.
We always choose an Expo theme and for this “Touch of Blue” Expo, we are asking you to pair your imagination simply with the color Blue! All submitted Art, Videos, and Fashion should include a little or a lot of the Color Blue. Any shade of blue, but remember Judges will make an assessment of how well or inventively you highlight it. Your videos should contain the color in their Thumbnail Photo and appear somewhat significantly during the first 20 seconds. We’re really excited to see what comes in! Anyone over 13 years old from anywhere in the world may enter.
Blue-sky is a term in creative and architectural work that refers to visionary thinking — to letting your mind and thoughts dream beyond what may be readily achievable. We are all on various levels of development in our lives. Change and our ability to adapt to it is a universal constant. Having a blue-sky attitude toward life, in essence, is the ability to reveal and sync with the creative “You!” Let nothing less than the positive blue-sky visions in your heart guide you while living your best life!
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We encourage you to pursue an imaginative awakening, knowing that all reality starts with a thought –the goal: to be unfettered, to live infinitely, and to find yourself. No matter what age you are, continue to learn, grow and awaken that part of the self that lies hidden in the cerebral cortex, waiting to birth a new creation. We want you to live a path of creative bravery with us. We consider ourselves “artists in the midst of a new renaissance.” Many have paved the way before us, and we join with all who walk in the realm of creative possibilities. Explore your community, country or inner mind, then send us your creations that fit our Expo categories . . .
We want to foster the artistic essence that you were born with. Show us what your imagination looks like, invite us into your reality and wow us with your radical dissonance. ZO Magazine is excited to be a part of your unique creative journey. Everyone has at least one masterpiece inside.
All of us at ZO Magazine and Artitude
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ZO MEDIA EXPO JUDGES OVER THE YEARS
As the whole world is aware, these times are significant and volatile for all of us. We are all reeling from geographic, governmental, business, and personal challenges. ZO has been fortunate to be able to continue our online format covering the arts and we are tremendously blessed that we are still here. Thanks to ARTITUDE, your first entry is still FREE! Submissions to the Blue Expo are trickling in, but steady. That said, we have decided to run the Expo through to the end of the year — December 31, 2022.
No matter what continues to unfold, just Believe with us that “Creativity Can Change the World!”