| ||Ray Rosewall＊s photographic experience spans four decades and thousands of images. Fine Art Landscapes and Portraiture have become his genre of choice over the last decade. His work has won numerous awards and recognitions including:|
|First Place 每 Black & White Photography - Blue Springs Art League Annual Fine Art Show 每 2015|
First Place - Illustrative General Category 每 Missouri Professional Photographer Association 每 2015
Second Place - Illustrative General Category 每 Missouri Professional Photographer Association 每 2015
Top Ten Photographer 每 Missouri Professional Photographer Association 每 2015
Golden Bellows Award for High Case Score 每 Greater Kansas City Professional Photographer Association Print Competition 每 2015
Best of Show - Illustrative General Category - Greater Kansas City Professional Photographer Association 每 2015
First Place - Illustrative General Category - Greater Kansas City Professional Photographer Association 每 2015
Second Place - Illustrative General Category - Greater Kansas City Professional Photographer Association 每 2015
Judges Award 每 ※The Long Road Home§ - Greater Kansas City Professional Photographer Association Print Competition 每 2015
Judges Award 每 ※The Blue House§ - Greater Kansas City Professional Photographers Association Print Competition 每 2015
International Photographic Competition - Loan Collection - Sunrise in Tuscany 每 2014
International Photographic Competition - General Collection - Innocence 每 2014
International Photographic Competition - General Collection - Daybreak in Venice 每 2014
International Photographic Competition - General Collection - Rocky Falls - 2013
International Photographic Competition - Silver Medalist 每 2012
Ray is a sustaining member of the Professional Photographers Association, The Missouri Professional Photographers Association, The Professional Photographer Association of Greater Kansas City and the Imagemakers Photography Club.
| ||Carolyn Fox, who owns FoxDen Images, specializes in fine art and stock photography. Carolyn has written 3 books & conducts photo workshops in Yellowstone National Park. Carolyn has judged photo contests and has won numerous awards and has also been published in magazines, newspapers and books, both nationally and internationally. Carolyn is a member of the ImageMakers and Northland Photography Photo Clubs. You can see some of Carolyn＊s work, or contact her by visiting her website at carolynfoxphotos.com.|
| ||Kwan Wu - President of the International Sculpture Foundation
MAJOR SCULPTURES & WORK (1989 每 Present)
|Kwan Wu Art Museum 每 10,000 square feet, Guangdong Province, China, 2010|
"Lewis the Naturalist" 每 20" bronze, White House Exhibition and Smithsonian, 1999, invited by President & First Lady Clinton to the White House
"Blossom" 每 stainless steel, 15' with fountain, Nanhai, China, 2010
"The Peace Gate" 每 bronze with granite, 15', Nanhai, China, 2009
"Flying Geese" 每 nine geese in larger than life size bronze, Leawood, KS, 2009
One Man sculpture show in Guangzhou Art Museum 每 Guangzhou, China 2008
"Kids Playing Water" 每 three life-sized children water fountain, bronze, Lee's Summit, MO, 2008
One man sculpture show in the National Art Museum 每 Beijing, China, 7/2007
Unveiling of "Kwan Wu Sculpture Exhibition Hall" 每 9,000 square feet, Shan Xi, China, 8/2007
"Stage Coach" 每 six life-sized horses with 16 size people in bronze casting with 60' x15' wall relief, for the Mahaffie Museum, 150th anniversary of the city of Olathe, KS, 2007
"Railroad Man" 每 6'10" bronze, Atchison, KS, 2007
Gold Metal for the work "Cowboy" 每 6th International Bronze Work Exhibition of Shanghai, China, 11/2007
"Kids with Doves" 每 12' bronze, Commerce & Trust Bank, Topeka, KS, 2006
"Frederick T. Kemper" 每 twice life-sized bronze, Boonville MO, 2006
"Mr. William Strang Memorial" 每 11' bronze with granite base, Overland Park, KS, 2005
"Mr. James Milton Turner Memorial" 每 twice life-sized bronze, Boonville, MO, 2005
"Four Star Busts" 每 life-sized bronze, National Bird & Dog Museum, Memphis, TN, 2004
"Song of Tomorrow" 每 1 1/8 life-sized bronze, Santa Fe Common Park, Overland Park, KS, 2004
"Lenesi Memorial" 每 7' bronze Indian lady, city hall, Lenexa, Kansas, 2003
"Yearly" 每 life-sized bronze horse, Santa Rosa, California, 2003
"Brad & Jerry" 每 life-sized bronze, San Francisco, California, 2002
"Andrew Drumm Memorial" 每 three life-sized bronze pieces, Independence, Missouri, 2002
"Motherhood" 每 life-sized bear and cubs, Merriam, Kansas, 2002
"Arthur Dayton Memorial" 每 life-sized bronze, in butterfly garden, Kansas State University, 2001
"Morgan Horse" 每 life-sized bronze, private commission, 2001
"Serenity" 每 life-sized bronze, Kansas State University Garden, Manhattan, Kansas, 2001
"Bobcat" 每 48" bronze, Kansas State University Garden, 2001
"George Brett" 每 life-sized bronze, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, 2000
||Art Work Appraisal Rules|
Twelve elements have been defined as necessary for the success of an art piece or image. Any image, art piece, or photograph will reveal some measure of all twelv elements, while a visually superior example will reveal obvious consideration of each one.|
The Twelve elements listed below are in accordance to their importance.
1.) Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.
2.) Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing. Retouching, manipulation, sharpness, exposure, printing, mounting, and correct color are some items that speak to the qualities of the physical print.
3.) Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.
4.) Style is defined in a number of ways as it applies to a creative image. It might be defined by a specific genre or simply be recognizable as the characteristics of how a specific artist applies light to a subject. It can impact an image in a positive manner when the subject matter and the style are appropriate for each other, or it can have a negative effect when they are at odds.
5.) Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.
6.) Presentation affects an image by giving it a finished look. The mats and borders used, either physical or digital, should support and enhance the image, not distract from it.
7.) Color Balance supplies harmony to an image. An image in which the tones work together, effectively supporting the image, can enhance its emotional appeal. Color balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.
8.) Center of Interest is the point or points on the image where the maker wants the viewer to stop as they view the image. There can be primary and secondary centers of interest. Occasionally there will be no specific center of interest, when the entire scene collectively serves as the center of interest.
9.) Lighting 〞the use and control of light〞refers to how dimension, shape and roundness are defined in an image. Whether the light applied to an image is manmade or natural, proper use of it should enhance an image.
10.) Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told in an image.
11.) Technique is the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.
12.) Story Telling refers to the image＊s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.