Emerald: a contemporary collective



We were pleased to have received numerous submissions from talented artists across the United States! We could not be more excited to reach so many artists! Thank you so much to all of the artists who applied for sharing your work with us.

We are pleased to announce Best in Show winner as Roni Murillo, from New York, United States, for her piece titled Catharsis No. 15B, 2018.

Catharsis No. 15B, 2018, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 18 inches, $750

Catharsis No. 15B, 2018, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 18 inches, $750

About the artist:

Roni Murillo is a creative visual artist based in New York with an extensive background in graphic design, illustration, and fine art. Her work is featured in many galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Asia and Central and South America. Her art foundation of watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and ink are also reflected in her current digital projects.

Ms. Murillo received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. Further artistic training continued at the Art Student’s League and Parsons School of Design in New York City. She has been commissioned to do pieces for home, office and theater.

Her business background includes that of being a Manager for a Graphic Design Studio and the Director of Research & Development for a large toy, stationary and leisure products company. She has also served in the capacity of Creative Director for Package Design and New Product Development.

Roni Murillo’s art is very personal and emotional, filled with color, energy, and movement. It often transforms from its original intent during the creative process.

While recovering from an injury to her eye and with restricted vision, Roni considered how to turn this disability into a positive. She drew on the distorted images and fused coloration she perceived and used it to her advantage. Some of her most imaginative and innovative work emerged. She calls this body of work the "One Eye Series."

Roni continues to explore and experiment with various media, styles, textures, and new themes.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.ronimurillo.com.

I’d like to take a moment to list our honorable mentions for this exhibit:

Ziesook You, from Texas, United States

Scent of Broq-pa I, 2016, Photo, 20.30 inches, $1500 (edition 3)

Scent of Broq-pa I, 2016, Photo, 20.30 inches, $1500 (edition 3)

A very special thank you to all artists who applied for this virtual gallery. The jury process was difficult as we had so many beautiful and unique works submitted. Congratulations to all!

To view our current calls for artists, please visit HERE.

If you are an artist or author and are interested in applying for a chance to be featured in Envision Arts Magazine, please email envisionartshow@gmail.com, or visit HERE for application details.