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ArtQuench Shares The Creativity Of A Very Talented Visual Artist!

Shawn Reeder is an amazing visual artist. Check out one of his videos at ArtQuench Magazine.

Shawn ReederArtQuench Presents Shawn Reeder’s
Amazing Visual Art.

If you have ever taken a trip to Yosemite
you know how breathtaking the scenery truly is.

If you haven’t yet experienced the spiritual nature of
Yosemite we recommend that you add it to your bucket list! This is a place we frequent.

We call it our “Re-Fresh”. Shawn Reeder shares with us his creative way of showcasing one of the world’s best parts of nature and all it’s beauty. – Stacia AQM

To read the full story and see the video go to http://artquenchmagazine.com/2014/03/10/artquench-shares-the-creativity-of-a-very-talented-visual-artist/


Michael Dumas Announced The Winner of the March 2013 ArtQuench Gallery Art Competition

Art Quench Gallery Presents;

MichaelDumas_PhotoPortraitMichael Dumas is the winner of the March “Open Theme” Art Competition.

Art Quench Gallery welcomes Michael to the Art Quench family.

Michael has won one year of representation with Art Quench Gallery.

Winning Image title;“ Trust” Continue reading


banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

Any civilization in the last 5,000 years can only be understood and measured by what we can read and discover about them.  If they did not keep track of their accomplishments and cultures, chances are, we would know very little about them and their achievements.

  •  If you do not know where you came from, do you really have a good idea of where you are headed?
  • How do you build upon the accomplishments of the past or avoid the mistakes of the past if you are unaware of them?

These seem to be good questions to ask people who do not have a good grasp of how this country started and developed throughout the last 200 years.  As was pointed out by one museum curator, those in the last generation (the Great generation of World War II) seemed to have more Continue reading

Artist Susan Ashley Wins ArtQuench Gallery’s Whimsical Expression Art Competition

ArtQuench Gallery Announces Susan Ashley’s “Don’t Splash Me!” the winner of the Jan. 2013 “Whimsical Expression” Art Competition.

Susan has won one year of representation with AQ Gallery.

The Winning Artwork

Winner of ArtQuench Gallery’s Whimsical Expression Art Competition is “Don’t Splash Me! by Susan Ashley.

The image is 12h X 18w. The framed work is 18h X 24w. with a Continue reading

Marian Yap’s Shimo Announced The Winner of the Dec.2013 ArtQuench Gallery Art Competition

Marian Yap SHIMO-Frost5-01Art Quench Gallery Announces Marian Yap The Winner of the Dec.2013 “Spirit of Winter” International Art Competition

Marian Yap has won one year of representation with AQ Gallery with her Spirit of Winter inspired mixed media painting SHIMO. Continue reading

Art Quench Presents; Fire Art Studios & Gallery Artist Robert Lait

Art Quench Presents; Fire Art Studios & Gallery Artist Robert Lait


I began drawing at a very early age, spending countless hours with my tightfisted and myopic pencil renderings. I started art lessons at twelve, learning oil painting from the local Grumbacher dealer and began learning about the renaissance. My first visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art featured an exhibition by Vito Acconci. (Google him) In high school I studied Escher, Duchamp and Vasareli. By the time I saw the images of a wheel-chaired Matisse happily tapping his toe on the floor as he scissored his shapes, I knew that painting and the visual arts were what I wanted to pursue.

I’ve used watercolor and acrylic paint, but from high school all the way through graduate school I worked primarily in oils, always feeling that as a medium it provided for the most brilliant colors and the highest contrasts. I love the glow of sunlight on the surface of oil paintings. The reflective and refractive light gives great variety to tone and texture. I enjoy the way oil paintings, whether representational or abstract, take on the atmosphere or sheen of the room they are in.

I try to make my images as if I’m going to be living with them for a long time. I want them to reveal themselves over time and to forge different and multiple connections between the subject matter and the matter in which they are painted. I think realism has much to do with the passivity of the viewer.

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I typically work on three to six canvases at once, each surface gets covered in succession and the schedule is determined by drying times. I put on many layers of paint, with different medium recipes throughout the process. I use palette knives to apply paint directly to the canvas. This gives me a… [READ MORE]

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Stacia Gates of ArtQuench Gallery Starts First Art Contest

Stacia Gates

Stacia Gates, Artist, Founder and Owner of ArtQuench Gallery and

Creator of ArtQuench Magazine held their first art competition and it was a wonderful success.

Philippe Halaburda - Tombant de GiliHere is Philippe Halaburda’s – Tombant de Gili which was the first winner of ArtQuench Gallery Art Contest.

For more information on Philippe Halaburda, his win at ArtQuench Gallery and his art got to [CLICK HERE]

Monica HicksThis acrylic was chosen by Art Juror Monica Hicks www.monicaelayne.com. She chose Halaburda’s first work. “It speaks to urban sprawl. The abstraction of survival, cityscapes as seen from above. I like that it’s acrylic but has the feeling of the uncontrollable watercolor. The layers of paint, the application of the washed, translucency, and vividness reminds me of Mark Bradford multimedia works.

Halaburba’s work is both beautiful, abstract, political, and has both visual and intellectual depth.”

Stacia GatesStacia Gates

Stacia Gates was born in 1967, Monterey, California and began using her art as a therapeutic tool at a very young age.

With the loss of her parents so early on Stacia chose to see the light instead of the darkness that fell around her.

She attended Los Angeles Valley College from 1989-1991 studying Art History. Stacia lives in Los Angeles, Ca. with her husband of 19 years and their two sons. With great support from her family she is now pursuing her Art career.

Through light we find our spirituality and it is key to a peaceful  journey. I chose to use a symbol of energy to represent the greatest form of light that exists.  Joy is within us all when we see deeper than the outer shell. And although we have imperfections, the spirit within us is what gives us our perfection. – Stacia Gates

Stacia Gates is the founder of ArtQuench Artist Gallery and Juried Art Contest Site. She is also the founder of ArtQuench Magazine.

Stacia Gates has worked in Hollywood helping kids and others get interviewed for movies and commercial roles. Stacia has also worked with me on some of my more important shoots as she is an accomplished photographer.

As an artist Stacia has won art contests and has worked with many galleries as an artist and in promotions. Stacia brings a lot of energy and know how to the table when it comes to helping artists promote their work. – JW

This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both ArtQuenchMagazine.com and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created ArtQuenchMagazine.com as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at artquenchmagazine.com/2012/10/09/art-quench-gallery-announces-the-2012-abstract-competition-winner-halaburda

www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com and www.ArtQuenchGallery.com


On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.