Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shijun Art 2012 Year in Review

Shijun Art has had an exciting year in the 2012. Here are a few of the highlights from 2012 that I would like to share with friends and fellow art lovers.
   My oil painting "River of Memory" won Honorable Mention at the Festival of Arts, Cumming, GA April 2012

I took a trip to China. I returned for a cultural visit to my hometown and ancestral village in Guangdong Province in southern China in May 2012. A hometown is the place we feel the safest and most peaceful. It is where our deepest longings reside; it is where we come from. These are the people we remember from childhood, filling in the blanks.  These are moments of lives you might have lived. We speak a language intimate, silent and with nearly imperceptible interchanges. My paintings are very often inspired by the beautiful hometown.
I was honored to received 2nd Place Overall art award at the Peachtree Hills Festival of Arts. June 2012. My husband Charlie accepted the award for me. 
Shijun Art Studio had 4 student winners for the River of Words 2012 international art and poetry contest. May 2012
Link to  River of Words Student Contest Winners
 Shijun Art Studio art student Ziche Wang was the State Fish Art Contest National Award Winner 2012! Grades 4-6. July 2012
link to State Fish Art Contest Winners 2012
My oil paintings were chosen for publication in the "Best of Worldwide Portrait & Figurative Artists Vol. II" 
Several of my art pieces were chosen for display at the 2 Rules Gallery Art Show September 2012

 My painting "Love Birds" was selected for the 
 “Georgia Small Works” Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA 2012
 Shijun Art Studio Students Exhibition 2012 in Suwanee, Ga Collins Hill library and Lilburn library. October & November
 My Solo Exhibition "A Radiant Glow: The Artwork of Shijun Munns" at The Gallery in Decatur, Ga November
link to  A radiant Glow, The artwork of Shijun
My artwork with a brief bio was selected for publication in Atlanta Arts Guide Magazine November through December 2012 issue  
Congratulations to Alex Zhong, Shijun Art Studio student, for being a top ten winner in the Celebrating Art contest Fall 2012 grades K-3. I was honored to receive a Teacher Award for 2012.

Also, congratulations to all 20 of my art students who were chosen for inclusion in the Celebrating Art book for 2012 Fall printing
Above Painting: "Magical Moment" by Alex Zhong, pastel 2012, grade 3
  Shijun Art Studio student Iris Liu painting "Magical Moments" 
won Gwinnett county 1st place in Reflections Contest for grade 9 
and also was a Georgia State finalist.
Congratulations to Nancy Wang, State level finalist Kindergarten. Also, 
11 of my students were county finalists in the Reflections 2012-13 art contest November.


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