New Artworks by Premier Art Publisher, Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts, Win Top Honors At SGIA Printing Competition, 2012

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Three new artworks published by premier art publisher, Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts, have won top awards at the 2012 SGIA Printing Competition. The three graphics are by renowned contemporary artists Francois Fressinier, Doug Hofmann and Felix Mas.

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Three graphics printed by renowned Kolibri Art Studio of Los Angeles and published by premier art publisher and owner of the Martin Lawrence Galleries fine art gallery network, Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts, have been awarded top honors at the SGIA’s (Specialty Graphics Imaging Association) Golden Image Awards.

“La Serenissima" by artist François Fressinier wins Golden Image award in
Fine Art / Single Multicolor Entries
"Concierto de Como" by Felix Mas wins Silver Image award in Fine Art / True Process Color Entries
"Miss Mary's Class" by Doug Hofmann wins Bronze Image award in Fine Art / Digital Entries

The competition, which has become the premiere competition for screen printers worldwide, was held during the SGIA annual convention in Las Vegas, October 18-20, 2012 and had record attendance with over 22,000 registrants and 500 industry leading exhibitors. Kolibri Art Studio has been at the forefront of innovations in hand-pulled serigraphy and giclée printing and is known for combining old world techniques with the latest in cutting-edge technology.

La Serenissima is one of four stunning new François Fressinier serigraphs recently released. Born in Cognac, France in 1968 to scholarly portrait photographer parents with an affinity for aesthetics, figurative artist, Fressinier developed a unique, enchanting style that combines his affinity for the Old and New Masters with his love of historic places. Coined a “Visionary Poet”, Fressinier has stated, “My passion is to paint the human figure in all of its intricacies of beauty and life. I am not interested in pure realism, to have a touch of magic in my work is what I strive for.”

Concierto de Como by contemporary Spanish Master, Felix Mas, exemplifies the artist’s obsession with color and the beauty of the female form. Born in Barcelona and trained at both the Artes y Oficios and the Escuela Superior de San Jorge, Mas is known for creating captivating images that are ripe with elegance and sensuality. Using his paintbrush to convey emotion, he finds inspiration in women amidst the opulent settings of the Asian world, especially Japan and India with their beautiful costumes and landscape, Egypt, ripe with its enigmatic symbols, and ancient Greece and Rome.

Artist, Doug Hofmann’s works have been critically acclaimed for their glowing surfaces, and softly lighted forms. Expertly combining his own methods of painting with Old Master techniques, he creates beautiful auras of light and atmosphere that are often found in great Baroque paintings. Miss Mary’s Class is one of three recently released prints and focuses on one of his favorite themes, “ballet” and is a fine example of his meticulous attention to detail and harmonious compositions with superbly balanced colors and shapes.

All three artist’s works have been exhibited in numerous group and one-man shows at prestigious galleries and museums in major cities in the U.S.A. and abroad. Their original paintings and full collection of fine art serigraphs are sold throughout Martin Lawrence Galleries.

In business for over 35 years, Martin Lawrence is the premier fine arts gallery network in the United States, with galleries in New York, Boston, New Orleans, Oak Brook, IL, Dallas, San Francisco (two locations), Orange County, La Jolla, CA, Las Vegas (two locations) and Maui.

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Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts, one of America’s foremost publishers of contemporary fine art prints and sculpture, represents a number of today’s most popular artists from around the world, such as Fanny Brennan, Robert Deyber, Erté, Kerry Hallam, François Fressinier, Doug Hofmann, Liudmila Kondakova and many others.
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