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Welcome to November's Winners Highlights! We wanted to share with you what our previous People's Choice and Honorable Mention winners have been doing in their art and personal lives. Please enjoy viewing their profiles, studios, and artwork, as well as reading about what they have been doing recently. Show them your support by visiting their websites, following their social media, sharing their artwork with others, as well as buying their art.

Burst of Light


NOVEMBER 15-30, 2023


Artwork Details

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work as well as to find links to the
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Works that are for sale will have a price included. Please use the artist's contact information listed for purchase inquiries. Artwork is sold and shipped directly from the artist, who receives all proceeds.

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Alice Walther

"I’ve been working on painting BIG while experimenting with using water to move acrylic paint around the painting. The new pieces are on unstretched canvas, which I’ve worked pinned to the wall and laying on the floor. They are 40” wide, one square, one rectangular. The images have been likened to what it feels like to look down through clouds from above or to look up through trees to a cloudy sky. I love this!"

Alice Walther Studio Image
Birmingham, AL / USA

Renee Kuharchuk

Renee Kuharchuk
Image of Studio Workspace
Bartlett, IL /USA

"Most recently my work has been featured in a AuSable Artisan Village in Grayling, MI in their annual juried show and in "Extra Credit" a group show in ArtSpace Chicago, in Chicago, IL. This year I've also had the opportunity to be featured in Artist magazines: Women's United Art Magazine, "Quarterly" by Dabster Art, and ArtAscent magazine, their portrait edition. Additionally most of my work is on display in my solo show "Emotionally Heightened" at local business Brother Chimp Brewery.

I'm currently focusing on new themes in my work such as how young girls are raised to be "women" in our current society. I'm interested in outing the archaic stereotypes that are still being passed down from generation to generation."

Gina McHugh -Twirling Tree Art

Gina McHugh
Twirling Tree Art Studio
Stowe, VT / USA

"As a self-taught artist, the People’s Choice win was a particularly confidence-boosting achievement for me. Since the show, I have put my award money towards some smaller square canvases and I am currently working on a series of lively florals to offer as originals as well as prints. I am also having fun creating illustrations and patterns, turning my art into functional products, and adding to my new online shop. My art has been described to me as calming and evoking happiness, and it makes me happy to know my work elicits these sentiments. My dream is to create full time."

Tina Heissler

Tina Heissler
Waghäusel / Germany

Right now, I’m concentrating on making new work, painting, and drawing as much as I can. One project I’m excited about is a new series of paintings called “Finding Beauty in Pain” (the title might change). Often, it’s hard to see beauty or have a positive mindset when there is so much darkness around us. In this series, I want to explore different points of view, I want to dive deep and find light in the darkness, find Beauty in Pain.

Paula Borsetti