Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Shijun art published as cover image for Natural Awakenings

 I am most honored to have my painting "Serenade" selected for the cover of Natural Awakens magazine 2016 September issue. Also, a big thank you for the wonderful artist bio by freelance writer April Thompson----
''Art is healing and nourishment.'' Says cover artist Shijun Munns. "A world without art separates us from living our full potential. The creation of art is an expression of love, acceptance and gratitude.'

Munns' art draws in viewers with ethereal images of gardens, animals, mermaids, women and other evocative subjects painted in lush, warm colors. Munns is inspired by the beauty of nature, humanity and the fantasy world of fairy tales. Her cover work, Serenade, evokes the importance of friendship and the joy of music, as well as the peace and good fortune symbolized by the dove. 

Munns was born and raised in Foshan and is a graduate of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. She has received numerous awards for her artistic achievements in both painting and art instruction.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and art shows across the US, China and Hong Kong, while her paintings can be found in private collections throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Munns now lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and pets, where she teaches art classes.
 Natural Awakenings cover artist bio page for Shijun Munns
"Serenade" 2006 oil on canvas 36"x36" by Shijun Munns. This painting is in a collection of a Japanese art collector

Friday, August 12, 2016

Solo Exhibition of New Works by Shijun Munns

 I had a great time at a new location for a solo exhibition in Atlanta's old 4th ward at the Modello Salon. There were many wonderful people and friends that came by to visit and see my new art.
 "A land of Idyllic Beauty II" by Shijun Munns, 2016 oil on canvas 36x36"
 Art Party on reception day.
 With friends at the art party reception.
 With friends at the art party reception.
 Art party
  Art party
Some new artwork of mine.
 "Celebration III" by Shijun Munns
"Blessed Season II" by Shijun Munns, oil on canvas 2016, 30x30"
 "Gateway" by Shijun Munns, oil on canvas, 22x28"
Some of paintings

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Chihuly in the Atlanta Botanical Garden 2016

 Fiori Boat and Niijima Floats - Chihuly Glass Art, 2016
  Fiori Boat and Niijima Floats - Chihuly Glass Art, 2016
  Fiori Boat and Niijima Floats - Chihuly Glass Art, 2016
 Sol del Citron - Chihuly Glass Art, 2014
Carmel and Red Fiori - Chihuly Glass Art, 2015
 Turquoise Marlins and Floats - Chihuly Glass Art, 2015
 Ikebana - Chihuly Glass Art, 2002-2009
 Indigo Blue Icicle Tower-Chihuly Glass Art 2015
 Trumpet Flower Arbor - Chihuly Glass Art,1997
 Sol del Citron - Chihuly Glass Art, 2014
 Sapphire Star - Chihuly Glass Art, 2010

 Turquoise Marlins and Floats - Chihuly Glass Art, 2015
Carmel and Red Fiori - Chihuly Glass Art, 2015
 Black and Green Striped Herons with Icicle Clusters - Chihuly Glass Art, 2015
Fern Dell Paintbrushes - Chihuly Glass Art, 2016
Three Graces Tower -  Chihuly Glass Art, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Shijun Art 2015 Year in Review

 I am most honored to have been selected as a judge for the GA Atlantic Institute Art & Essay Contest 2015. This years theme: Kindness Without Borders: Open Eyes, Open Hearts in our Global Village   Atlantic Institute Art Contest 2015
 "Joy of Spring" my solo art exhibition at The Gallery, Decatur, GA 2015
 My oil painting "Flying" is chosen by my friend Xiumei Pu for her dissertation  "Ecowomanist Literature and Criticism in the Diaspora" published in the Dissertation Reviews, an on-line journal.
 A cultural trip to Washington, DC, NYC and Boston. Cultural Trip
  A cultural trip to Washington, DC, NYC and Boston.
A successful teacher and art student Art Exhibition 2015 at the Lilburn, GA public library
Wildlife Forever State Fish Art Contest Winners 2015.
A big congratulations to the eight Shijun Art Studio students for winning the State Fish art contest 2015.  
 Congratulations to the Shijun Art Studio students who have received semifinalist recognition for their outstanding works of art of endangered species.
 A big congratulations to the six Shijun Art Studio students for winning the annual National Art contest River of Words for 2014-2015  River of Words Art Contest
Congratulations to all 17 Shijun Art Studio students that have been selected as school winner and county finalists in the Reflections 2015-16 art contest.The theme for this years PTA’s Reflections program is:  "Let your imagination fly"  
 I appreciate the local support from art lovers attending this years Christmas at Callanwolde where I was a top seller. A potion of the proceeds going to the non-profit Callanwolde Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
 At my "Joy of Art" class at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta I have continued to meet many talented art students. Joy of Art student art work

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ancient Chinese Art Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, NYC 2015

The collection of Asian art at the Metropolitan Museum—more than 35,000 objects, ranging in date from the third millennium B.C. to the twenty-first century—is one of the largest and is the most comprehensive in the West. Each of the many civilizations of Asia is represented by outstanding works, providing an unrivaled experience of the artistic traditions of nearly half the world.
 Pottery is the oldest art in the World
 China's pottery is beautifully finished
 Hand painted art pottery at the Metropolitan

Buddha head
Buddha figure

Buddha: Fragment from a larger stele
Metropolitan Museum, NYC

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