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April 20th THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT about CREATIVE VISION 2021

This is the time of the year Michael Aw puts me under pressure since 2016 as juror for the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year Awards  to choose between amazing pictures winner and runners up for THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT about CREATIVE VISION, and honors me to join legendery jurors such as the late Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Eric Bettens Composer, Stan Waterman ,Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard and others.. Coming soon… Pic from last year winner Jim Hellemn: “I imagine this amazing picture 20 or 30 feet long where you could immerse yourself in a beautiful universe that transcribes our beloved underwater world, its fragility and how we should stand for to keep it alive. I figure that the composition and the technique behind the picture have been mastered by the landscape painter… I mean the talented photographer here ! Today, I think Big, I think big is worth to praise when it is well composed and lighten, focused, and detailed as if you where on site soaring like the turtle.” Pascal Lecocq 2020
Last year winners: 2020 – http://ogpicoty.ogsociety.org/creative-vision-winners-2020/

 

July 10th: Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year 2020 Pascal Award

I’ve been honored for the second year to have the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the year naming one of the categorie THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, along side the legendaries Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard, Michael Aw and others.
The Creative Vision – the Pascal Lecocq Award for Outstanding Achievement – looked for unique, surprising, artistic interpretations of the ocean (intertidal or from the surface, abstract or ambiguous, but has to be executed to exacting photographic techniques). We looked for a distinct, well thought out process, originality and an attempt to convey a greater understanding of our watery planet.
The competition is host by the Australian magazine Ocean Geographic .

Thanks Michael Aw, Wildlife photographer, Author, Founder Ocean Geographic, Senior Fellow International League of Conservation Photographers, Fellow – Explorers Club, www.michaelaw.com. Ocean Geographic magazine (Australia) encourages deeper appreciation of the beauty and the fragility of our ocean planet with the use of the finest imageries and passionate essays of the sea.

Last years results.

Winner CV175

I imagine this amazing picture 20 or 30 feet long where you could immerse yourself in a beautiful universe that transcribes our beloved underwater world, its fragility and how we should stand for to keep it alive. I figure that the composition and the technique behind the picture have been mastered by the landscape painter… I mean the talented photographer here ! Today, I think Big, I think big is worth to praise when it is well composed and lighten, focused, and detailed as if you where on site soaring like the turtle.

 

Suggestion. Composition is my obsession and I would have moved the central coral from the axis (to the golden section location on the right), even I’m sure the intention was to focus the viewer on the middle, lightly compensated by the dynamic position of the turtle.

 

Runner up CV 184

Going thru the mirror, from Lewis Carroll to the French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, is always a great metaphor of the creativity, to escape the real, even underwater world is real. Staging and creating scenes underwater are still  a powerful challenge for the imagination and the realization, particularly when you go through the frame…

 

Suggestion. Talking about frame, I would have rotated a bit the horizon (vertical!) line to a straighter direction.


Special honourable mention CV158

I’m just in awe about the skill used to create such a piece of art and

I can’t get how this artwork was done (filters? lens effects?). That is the kind of mystery that makes the difference between a snapshot with your disposable cam and a fine art photography.

 

Honourable mention CV202

Humoristic shot got by the photographer, how the cam captures the subject !!!

Suggestion: would have need a better framing of top of the picture.

 

Honourable mention CV197

This one is the best of two submissions by the same photographer, I figure,  because it’s more than a double exposure without much meaning. Here the model almost holds the reef in “her right hand” bringing herself- her mind- underwater…

Suggestion: I remember my first drawing lesson… “leave borders around the subject” so I would have found this poetic picture perfect with the top of her head and the end of the bang inside the framing.

 

May 24th THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT about CREATIVE VISION 2020

This is the time of the year Michael Aw puts me under pressure since 2016 as juror for the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year Awards (http://ogpicoty.ogsociety.org) to choose between amazing pictures winner and runners up for THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT about CREATIVE VISION, and honors me to join legendery jurors such as Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Eric Bettens Composer, Stan Waterman ,Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard and others.. Coming soon… Pic from last year winner Marc Henauer: “”Thinking of” creative vision… our winner had a creative vision, an idea he wanted to paint with the medium he used the best: underwater photography. He found the location, set the scene, used an inspirational lighting and shot the performance of the free diver. The homage to Rodin’s “Thinker” lets us think of what the inspirational light tells to the character: would it be that we need to respect Mother Nature and Mare Nostrum ?” Pascal Lecocq 2019

previous winners 2019- http://ogpicoty.ogsociety.org/creative-vision-winners-2018-2019/

 

Aug 12th -30th BROWARD ART GUILD: 69TH ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT

BROWARD ART GUILD: 69TH ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT (until Aug 30th)
Group exhibition by the Broward Art Guild
Art Exhibition and Sale
Original oil on canvas by Pascal: CHASING RAINBOW and CHASING TOOLS

2nd place award

Gallery Hours: Mon Thurs Fri 10-6pm Tues & Wed 12-8pm Sat 10-6pm

Opening & Awards Reception
Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 4:00-5:30pm @ Gallery 6
Join us at the reception for our Summer Spin
on an English High Tea…Cheers!
(Some traditional items, and some with a twist)

And Artists With Autism Showcase

 

July 10th: Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year 2019 Pascal Award

I’ve been honored for the second year to have the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the year naming one of the categorie THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, along side the legendaries Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard, Michael Aw and others.
The Creative Vision – the Pascal Lecocq Award for Outstanding Achievement – looked for unique, surprising, artistic interpretations of the ocean (intertidal or from the surface, abstract or ambiguous, but has to be executed to exacting photographic techniques). We looked for a distinct, well thought out process, originality and an attempt to convey a greater understanding of our watery planet.
The competition is host by the Australian magazine Ocean Geographic .

Thanks Michael Aw, Wildlife photographer, Author, Founder Ocean Geographic, Senior Fellow International League of Conservation Photographers, Fellow – Explorers Club, www.michaelaw.com. Ocean Geographic magazine (Australia) encourages deeper appreciation of the beauty and the fragility of our ocean planet with the use of the finest imageries and passionate essays of the sea.

Last year results.

Winner 2019 CV024

“Thinking of” creative vision… our winner had a creative vision, an idea he wanted to paint with the medium he used the best: underwater photography. He found the location, set the scene, used an inspirational lighting and shot the performance of the free diver. The homage to Rodin’s “Thinker” lets us think of what the inspirational light tells to the character: would it be that we need to respect Mother Nature and Mare Nostrum ?

Runner up 2019 CV021

The classic creative vision using the camera in the right spot to tell a story. No filter, no effect, no digital manipulation or post work. And you let the spectator imagine meanings like harmony of our planet, the balance of the fourth elements, the right proportion of our universe (given here by the blue starfish showing exactly what the golden ratio is) or… our lost paradise.

special mention 2019 cv025

Digital artists can play with numerous new tools today as brushes, effects, filters, 3D objects from the graphic palette and add them to underwater pictures to create visual artworks like this combination in blue. The best in this field of many applications this year.

 

Sept 13th The 2018 ARTDEX Inaugural Art Competition awards Pascal’s painting

2018 ARTDEX Inaugural Art Competition awarded Pascal’s painting : “C’EST PAS LE MOMENT DE SORTIR – IT’S NOT THE TIME TO GO OUT, HOMAGE TO ED. HOPPER’S NIGHTHAWKS” oil on canvas, winning award “Promotion artist” selected from hundreds of submissions received from participants this year.

Winner annoucement at http://www.blog.artdex.com/discover/special-edition-2018-artdex-art-competition-winner-announcement/

With the Inaugural Art Competition, we hope to empower a community of emerging artists with an exciting opportunity to showcase their work and compete for cash prizes.
This year, our esteemed jurors team includes:
Evan Douglis, Dean
School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Todd Henry Bartel, Visual Arts Teacher, Artist
Thompson Gallery Director, The Cambridge School of Weston, MA
Bradley Horn, Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Architecture Program, School of Architecture, The City College of NY
Michael Oatman, Associate Professor, Artist
School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Richard Sarrach, Associate Professor
Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Technology, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, NY
Over the past few months, ARTDEX has received numerous brilliant artwork submissions from talented worldwide artists attending our Inaugural Art Competition. We would like to thank you for your continuing contribution and daily endeavor to inspire the global art community.
We are honored to announce the six artists selected from our esteemed jurors.
In addition, two of the four promotion artists were also chosen in the final jurors’ selection.
We are thrilled for all the winners and their outstanding artworks!

 

July 10th: Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year 2017/18 Pascal Award

I’ve been honored for the second year to have the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the year naming one of the categorie THE PASCAL LECOCQ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, along side the legendaries Ernie Brooks , David Doubilet, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Stephen Frink , Alex Mustard, Michael Aw and others.
The Creative Vision – the Pascal Lecocq Award for Outstanding Achievement – looked for unique, surprising, artistic interpretations of the ocean (intertidal or from the surface, abstract or ambiguous, but has to be executed to exacting photographic techniques). We looked for a distinct, well thought out process, originality and an attempt to convey a greater understanding of our watery planet.
The competition is host by the Australian magazine Ocean Geographic .

Thanks Michael Aw, Wildlife photographer, Author, Founder Ocean Geographic, Senior Fellow International League of Conservation Photographers, Fellow – Explorers Club, www.michaelaw.com. Ocean Geographic magazine (Australia) encourages deeper appreciation of the beauty and the fragility of our ocean planet with the use of the finest imageries and passionate essays of the sea.

Last year results.

Winner CV020

Using all effects from the lightroom doesn’t mean the pinnacle of originality, on the contrary, getting the right point of view could be able to reveal the viewer’s own creativity. “All in a bubble” could title this shot letting us connecting the microcosm and the macrocosm, saying that life, the one of those water-lilies, the one of the little insect in the middle bottom, and our life are tied to the great architecture of the universe and that we should protect it. The focus on the bubbles stuck beneath the leaves projects us in the orb given by the lens like the great graphic artist MC.Escher would suggest as a “mise en abyme”. Don’t let our blue bubble “Earth” and Life/organic and vegetal – composed of air/the little bubble and the sky, water/clouds, earth /lilies and forest rooted in it, and fire/sun and colors – with the great contribution of this photography, burst by our fault.

 

Runner up CV047

Composition is everything, whatever you want to create an harmonious picture (best using the golden ratio or a symmetric pattern) or a well balance “painting”. A simple effect like in this “shrimps encounter” makes a huge impact just using the right layout.

 

Very Special mention CV002

Effect and composition of this “blue eye” is catching yours…Winner CV020

Using all effects from the lightroom doesn’t mean the pinnacle of originality, on the contrary, getting the right point of view could be able to reveal the viewer’s own creativity. “All in a bubble” could title this shot letting us connecting the microcosm and the macrocosm, saying that life, the one of those water-lilies, the one of the little insect in the middle bottom, and our life are tied to the great architecture of the universe and that we should protect it. The focus on the bubbles stuck beneath the leaves projects us in the orb given by the lens like the great graphic artist MC.Escher would suggest as a “mise en abyme”. Don’t let our blue bubble “Earth” and Life/organic and vegetal – composed of air/the little bubble and the sky, water/clouds, earth /lilies and forest rooted in it, and fire/sun and colors – with the great contribution of this photography, burst by our fault.

 

Runner up CV047

Composition is everything, whatever you want to create an harmonious picture (best using the golden ratio or a symmetric pattern) or a well balance “painting”. A simple effect like in this “shrimps encounter” makes a huge impact just using the right layout.

 

Very Special mention CV002

Effect and composition of this “blue eye” is catching yours…

 

June 30 – July 31 Gallery 6 Fort Lauderdale: 18th Annual, Now Infamous, Starving Artist Exhibit

The 18th Annual, Now Infamous, Starving Artist Competition and Exhibit

Produced by Kosh, renegade artist and pretty nice person, of State of the Artists, the non- organization, Organization.

OUR HOST: Broward county main library at 100 Andrews av. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

The Starving Artist cookie awards by Cookies by Design, Ft. Lauderdale
JUROR: The Secret Selection Committee whom no one knows.

QUICK AWARDS RECEPTION: WEDNSDAY, JULY 10, 2018, 6 PM UNTIL 7:30PM. Postponed

Pascal’s painting “Cargo Noah Global Warming #4″awarded with a Meritt award and a cookie “Star-Ving”!!!

 

 

Featuring 2 original paintings by Pascal.

 

June 4-30 United and Proud 2018, Gallery Six Fort Lauderdale for Arts United

Pascal’s painting: “Cadillac Ranch”. oil on canvas 24″x 48″awarded 2nd place of the show at the opening of Arts United new show in Fort Lauderdale.

Pascal is a proud supporter of Arts United’s mission to use the arts to break down historical barriers preventing lesbians and gays from contributing fully and openly to the cultural, social and economic success of South Florida.

Two paintings by Pascal are on display allery Six, Broward County Main Library  100 South Andrews Avenue 6th Floor -

Opening Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

 

April 11-27 BROWARD ART GUILD: “THE SPRING FLING” EXHIBIT

BROWARD ART GUILD: “THE SPRING FLING” EXHIBIT

Group exhibition by the Broward Art Guild
“THE SPRING FLING” Art Exhibition and Sale
Original oil on canvas by Pascal: Calendar Aries Zodiac sign, oi on canvas, 20×20

Pascal’s painting was awarded with 3rd place in the show.

Juror Brooke Trace:”I carefully selected the artwork demonstrates talent, control of he medium and presentation”.

 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: Noon to 9 pm Thursday Noon-6pm.Sunday-Tuesday: Closed.

OPENING RECEPTION: 2nd Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm

EXHIBITION RUN DATES: April 11th to April 27th

Broward Art Guild Gallery

3280 NE 32nd Street
(North Beach Restaurants & Shoppes Plaza)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954-537-3370

 
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