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Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s 14th curated exhibition, Halcyon Days, is currently on view at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco!

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Photo by Michael Cuffe

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

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Photos by Michael Cuffe

An exhibition to remember

This exhibition marks our fifth curated show with Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and we are always so thrilled to host Danijela Krha Purssey’s vision and esteemed artist selection at the gallery. ‘Halcyon Days’ is no exception, bringing together over 80 top contemporary artists from all over the world in an uplifting and positive theme. It’s exactly what our gallery patrons and really, the world as a whole, needs right now.

Kim Larson, Modern Eden Gallery Director

Once again, I am incredibly grateful to Gallery Director’s Kim Larson & Bradley Platz for their continued support of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. Their incredible passion and dedication to the arts is uplifting and matches our own ethos. It is always a pleasure to work with you. You are both a huge inspiration – thank you!

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Photos by Michael Cuffe

Of course, my deepest gratitude also goes to the 80+ artists that have contributed work to this exhibition. This also includes the winners of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Myself and my team have all been blown away by the calibre of the work!

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Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2022 Winners from the awards ceremony.
From left to right: Jorge Vascano (Sculpture Award 3rd Prize Winner), Kristin Kwan (Grand Prize Winner), Richard Purssey (co-founder of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine), Danijela Krha Purssey (editor-in-chief & co-found of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine), Emilie Dietrich (President & Creative Director at RAYMAR, Gold Sponsor of the Traditional Art award); Ron Hicks (Traditional Art Award 1st Prize Winner) and Chie Shimizu (Sculpture Award 1st Prize Winner).
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Specially commissioned glass art trophies for the Winners of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize.
A special thank you to our Gold Sponsors for 2022: RAYMAR, Yasha Young Projects, Artstation, INPRNT and iCanvas.
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Some of the exhibiting artists with the Beautiful Bizarre and Modern Eden team.
From top left to lower right: Ebony Russell, Ron Hicks, Jessica Dalva, Jorge Viscano, Danijela Khra Purssey (editor-in-chief & co-founder of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine), Richard Purssey (co-founder of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine), Heidi Taillefer, Natalia Joruk (deputy editor of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine), Chie Shimizu, Colin Poole, Bradley Platz (co-owner of Modern Eden Gallery), Kim Larson (co-owner of Modern Eden Gallery), Calvin Ma, Erika Sanada, Jon Ching, and Kristine Poole.
Photos by Michael Cuffe.

Thank you, THANK YOU, a million thank yous to everyone involved in bringing this exhibition to life, including my amazing Beautiful Bizarre Magazine team. This has been another huge success and I feel incredibly grateful! If you are interested in seeing the entire exhibition online or purchasing any of the works you can do so via the Modern Eden Gallery website now.

The exhibition closes on December 3, 2022. If you would like to see the exhibition in person, please email Kim Larson to make an appointment.

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, Jon 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.

Enjoy some of the wonderful pieces from the exhibition!

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Kisung Ko
“Magic Gathering”, Oil on canvas, 24” x 24″

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Jessica Dalva [2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Sculpture Award Winner]
“Water’s Edge”, Mixed media sculpture: polymer clay, epoxy clay, acrylic, vintage velvet, resin, rhinestones, crystal beads, wire, acetate, and mohair, 15 x 10 x 12″ 

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Kevin Peterson
“Charged”, Oil on panel, 12.5 x 16.5″ 

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Martine Johanna
“Alcy-One”, Acrylic on panel, 31.5 x 24”

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Ebony Russell
“Enchanted Kingdom” (9 pieces), Hand piped porcelain, glaze, and mother of pearl lustre, 35 x 16 x 24″

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Yoko d’Holbachie
“Secret Stash”, Acrylic on wooden blockboard, 16 x 16 x 1″

Chié Shimizu [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Sculpture Award Winner]
“Head No.4 (Ko-Omote Gold)”, Ultra-cal 30, plaster, seashell powder, pigments, gold leaf, 9 x 5.5 x 8″

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Ron Hicks [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Traditional Art Award Winner]
“Modal Harmony”, Oil on cradled panel, 27.25 x 24″

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Stéphanie Kilgast
“Plastic Play”, Mixed media on reclaimed plastic toy, 4 x 5 x 4” 

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Chie Yoshii
“The Dream”, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24” 

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Jorge Vascano [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 3rd Prize Sculpture Award Winner]
“Silence”, Laminated wood, 18 x 15.25 x 3.5″ 

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Leilani Bustamante
“Remembrance”, Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14” 

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Colin and Kristine Poole [2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Sculpture Award Winner]
“Dove Dreams of Flying”, Ceramic, cold finish, 20 x 4.5 x 3.5″

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Jenny Boot [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Photography Award Winner]
“Origin”, Fine Art op dibond – Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White, 17 x 22″

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Kristin Kwan [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Grand Prize Winner]
“Gulf”, Oil on panel, 30 x 24″

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Juliet Nneka [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 3rd Prize Digital Art Award Winner]
“Apolysis”, Digital artwork on archival rag paper, 12 x 16″

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Tania Rivilis
“Floating on the Boundless Realms of Nostalgia”, Oil on OSB, 16 x 24″ 

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Lilli Waters [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Photography Award Winner]
“Where Dreams Inhabit”, Archival pigment print on fibre rag, 16.5 x 25″

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Sharon England
“Beat Surrender”, Watercolour and acrylic on Arches watercolour paper, 22 x 30″.

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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