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Beautiful Bizarre Curated Exhibition “Halcyon Days” @ Modern Eden Gallery

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Halcyon Days, is Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s 14th international curated exhibition, and 5th at the prestigious Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, California USA. It brings together over 80 of the world’s best two and three dimensional artists, each exploring the Halcyon Days theme through their own unique styles, genres and mediums.

Halcyon Days: A period of tranquility and happiness, often nostalgic, used to describe an idyllic time in the past that is remembered. 

The last few years have seen ongoing struggle for many people around the world, and of course the unending damage to nature. But rather than focusing on these challenges that easily send us into a doom spiral, I wanted this exhibition to focus on the good times, the positive memories, the experiences that bring warmth and comfort when we recall them. Halcyon Days is an expression of joy, and our combined hope for the future.

Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Halcyon Days will also showcase the work of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2022 winners, in each of the four Award categories: RAYMAR Traditional Art Award (1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners); INPRNT Photography Award (1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners); Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award (1st and 3rd Prize Winners); iCanvas Digital Art Award  (1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners) and of course, the Grand Prize Winner.

Halcyon Days Exhibition

The opening reception at Modern Eden Gallery will be open to the public, all are welcome!

Of course, Modern Eden Gallery will have all the work up online after the opening so you can peruse the exhibition at your leisure. Please do email Gallery Director Kim Larson so you can be added to the Collectors Preview, if you are considering purchasing any of the work. Remember, the holiday season is just around the corner. What better gift could you give your loved ones or yourself, than the gift of original art?

The gallery will also be sharing a video walk-through of the exhibition for those that are unable to attend in person, stay tuned for more details.

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Halcyon Days

International Group Exhibition curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition Dates: November 5 – December 3, 2022

MODERN EDEN GALLERY

Modern Eden Gallery | 1100 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. USA | +1 415 956 3303

To receive the Collectors Preview please email Kim at info@moderneden.com

Exhibiting artists, including the Winners of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

Alessandra Maria, Alexandra Manukyan, Allison Reimold, Andi Soto, Andie Taylor, Anna Karvounari [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Photography Award 3rd Prize Winner] Annie Montgomerie, Basia Wesolowska, Ben Ashton, Bradley Platz, Brian Mashburn, Brittany Ryan, Calvin Ma, Carolynda Macdonald, Chie Shimizu [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Sculpture Award 1st Prize Winner] Chie Yoshii, Chris Guest, Clairy Laurence, Colleen Southwell, Crystal Morey, Daniel Bilmes, Darian Mederos, Darya Dolgareva, Dewi Plass, Ebony Russell, Edith Lebeau, Erica Rose Levine, Erika Sanada, Forest Rogers, Hannah Flowers [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Traditional Art Award 3rd Prize Winner], Heidi Taillefer, Hikari Shimoda, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Jason Mowry, Jennifer Allnutt, Jennifer Bruce [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Digital Art Award 1st Prize Winner], Jenny Boot [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Photography Award 1st Prize Winner], Jessica Dalva, Jo Ching, Jordi Diaz Alama, Jorge Vascano [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Sculpture Award 3rd Prize Winner], Juli About, Juliet Nneka [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Digital Art Award 3rd Prize Winner], June Stratton, Justin M Zielke, Kelsey Beckett, Kent Williams, Kevin Peterson, Kim Slate, Kisung Koh, Kremena Chipilova [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Traditional Art Award 2nd Prize Winner], Kristin Kwan [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Grand Prize Winner], Kristine & Colin Poole, Kseniia Boko, Lavely Miller, Leilani Bustamante, Lilli Waters [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Photography Award 2nd Prize Winner], Lindsey Carr, Makoto Chi, Marcela Bolívar [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Digital Art Award 2nd Prize Winner], Martine Johanna, Mary Jane Ansell, Mary Syring, Nadezda, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nicole Evans, Olga Esther, Pablo Santibañez, Paul Neberra, Robin Whiteman, Rodrigo Luff, Ron Hicks [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Traditional Art Award 1st Prize Winner], Sandra Yagi, Sarah Joncas, Shana Levenson, Sharon England, Soey Milk, Stephanie Kilgast, Stephanie Rew, Susannah Montague, Tania Rivilis, Tina Yu, Troy Brooks, Yoko d’Holbachie 

We are now delighted to reveal below just a small selection of the 84 works, which will be on view at Modern Eden Gallery from 5 November. Enjoy!

Erika Sanada
“Hanazakari” [Ceramic, cold finish]
Grand Prize Winner, 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Kristin Kwan
"Gulf", 2022 
Oil on panel, 30” x 24” 
Grand Prize Winner, 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Kristin Kwan
“Gulf” [Oil on panel]
Allison-Reimond-Beyond-the-Rainbow
Allison Reimold
“Beyond the Rainbow” [Oil on panel]
Jessica-Dalva-waters-edge
Jessica Dalva
“Water’s Edge” [Mixed media: polymer and epoxy clays, acrylic paint, vintage velvet, resin, rhinestones, crystal beads, wire, acetate, mohair]
Ebony-Russell-Enchanted-Castle-Group
Ebony Russell
“Enchanted Castle” [9 works: Hand Piped Porcelain, Glaze and Mother of Pearl Lustre. Photo by Simon Hewson of Fatografi]
jenny-boot-photographer
1st Prize INPRNT Photography Award Winner, 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Jenny Boot
“Origin” [Photograph. Edition 1/1]
Jason-Mowry_Beautiful-Bizarre-Magazine
Jason Mowry
“Her Teeming Coronation” [Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paper]
Lilli-Waters-dreams
2nd Prize INPRNT Photography Award Winner, 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Lilli Waters
“Where Dreams Inhabit” [Photograph. Edition 1/1]
Brittany-Ryan
Brittany Ryan
“Heat Wave” [Aqua resin and oil paint]
Jorge-Vascano-silence
3rd Prize Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award Winner, 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Jorge Vascano
“Silence” [Laminated wood and Acrylic paint]
Stephanie-Rew-September-Song
Stephanie Rew
“September Song” [Oil, egg tempera and 24ct gold leaf on panel]
Erica-Rose-Levine-things
Erica Rose Levine
“Things We Don’t Say” [Coloured pencil & acrylic paint on arches watercolour paper]
Kelsey-Beckett-Barely-Tolerable
Kelsey Beckett
“Barely Tolerable” [Oil on panel]
Basia-Wesolowska-Halcyon-Days
Basia Wesolowska
“Halcyon Days” [Mixed media: polymer clay, wood, brass, tree bark, acrylics, stencil card]
Tina-Yu-Bloom-on-the-moon
Tina Yu
“Bloom On The Moon” [Epoxy clay, acrylic paint, crystals, resin]
Chie-Yoshii-the-dream
Chie Yoshii
“The Dream” [Oil on canvas]
June-Stratton-Anamnesis
June Stratton
“Anamnesis” [Oil, plaster casts, 12k and 23k gold leaf]
Hannah-Flowers-the-daydream
3rd Prize RAYMAR Traditional Art Award Winner, 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Hannah Flowers
“The Daydream” [Oil on panel]
Kseniia-Boko-Friendship
Kseniia Boko
“Friendship” [Oil on canvas]

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About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.

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