Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s 12th curated exhibition, ‘Animalia’ is currently on view at Haven Gallery in North Port, New York!
Sadly due to ongoing COVID restrictions myself and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s Co-Founder were once again unable to attend in person. However, I am deeply grateful to the 80+ artists that have contributed work to this exhibition, particularly during yet another very challenging year, including of course the winners of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. I am beyond thrilled with the unique vision and caliber of the work.
Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being. ~ Gary Kowalski
If you missed the opening reception of ‘Animalia’, you can take a peek at the fabulous video [below] that Haven Gallery and @bennissenart prepared showcasing the exhibition below. How incredibly beautiful does the gallery and hang look?
I am also very grateful to Gallery Director’s Erica Berkowitz and Joseph Weinreb for their continued support of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and their incredible passion and dedication to the arts. You are both a huge inspiration – thank you!
Danijela curates some of the most premier talents of today and challenges their artistic styles and narratives with her thoughtful and engaging exhibition concepts. “Animalia” is an especially noteworthy topic as it pertains to our current environmental climate, and reminds both artist and viewer of the importance in the preserving of biodiversity on our shared planet. The exhibition unifies artistry on a worldwide scale as the theme inspires both personal and universal axioms that connect us as individuals to all living beings on both the individual and mass level. ~ Erica Berkowitz, Owner, Haven Gallery
Congratulations once again to the brilliant Winners of this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize.
If you would like to enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize for your chance to win amazing cash and product prizes, plus participate in our prestigious curated exhibitions. Please join our email mailing list so you dont miss out. We will notify our mailing list first when entries open for next year’s Prize in February.
If you haven’t yet, you can take a look at each of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Winners artworks here.
Thank you, thank you, a million thank you’s to everyone involved in bringing this exhibition to life, including my amazing Beautiful Bizarre Magazine team. Another huge success – I feel so incredibly grateful! If you are interested in seeing the entire exhibition online or purchasing any of the works you can do so via the Haven Gallery website now.
The exhibition closes on 28 November. If you can make it to the gallery, I highly recommend seeing all the inspiring work in person.
Participating artists including the Winners of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize: Adam Alaniz, Alessandra Pisano, Alex Louisa, Alpay Efe, Amahi Mori, Andi Soto, Annie Montgomerie, Bella Kotak [1st Prize Winner INPRNT Photography Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Bill Mayer, Brad Woodfin, Brian Mashburn, Brian Viveros, Brittany Markert [2nd Prize Winner INPRNT Photography Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Brodie Colbourne [3rd Prize Winner iCanvas Digital Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Caia Koopman, Crystal Morey, David Rice, DD-Anne [1st Prize Winner Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Dewi Plass, DULK, Ed Binkley, El Gato Chimney, Elizabeth Wakou [2nd Prize Winner iCanvas Digital Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Ellen Jewett, Erika Sanada, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Forest Rogers, Gail Potocki, Hope Doe, Howard Lyon, Ian Francis, Jisu [1st Prize Winner iCanvas Digital Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Jana Brike, Jason Mowry, Jesus Inglés, Jon Ching, Joseph Weinreb, Julio Reyes, Kate MacDowell, Kelsey Bowen, Kevin Peterson, Kevin Sloan, Kim Slate, Koh KiSung, Kris Lewis, Kristin Kwan, Kristine & Colin Poole, Kseniia Boko, Laura Colors, Lavely Miller [3rd Prize Winner RAYMAR Traditional Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Lesley Thiel, Lindsey Carr, Lucia Heffernan, Lucy Havard [3rd Prize Winner INPRNT Photography Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Madeline von Foerster, Margo Selski, Mary Jane Ansell, Mathieu Nozieres, Matt Dangler, Michael Bergt, Miho Hirano, Naoto Hattori, Nicole Evans, ONEQ, Phillip Singer [Winner of the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Rachael Bridge, Richard Ahnert, Roland Mikhail [Winner of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Ross Jaylo, Ruth Speer, Sana Yoshida, Scott Brooks, Scott Musgrove, Scott Radke, Stephanie Law, Steven Kenny, Sui Yumeshima, Susan McDonnell, Susannah Martin, Thomas Ascott, Tina Yu [3rd Prize Winner Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Tran Nguyen [1st Prize Winner RAYMAR Traditional Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Travis Louie, Vanessa Foley, Victor Grasso.
Here are just a few of our favourites from the exhibition.