In CATEGORY 43, NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY – LANDSCAPE:
Shanti Balse was awarded 1st Place, and also 6th Place. Linda Arnn Arteno scored high to receive 2nd Place. Robert Meyters-Lussier, who had the most wins in the overall competition, scored five in this category.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 43. NONMANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY – LANDSCAPE:
1ST PLACE: SHANTI BALSE´, USA, www.artcoopmendocino.com, “The Green Door, India” 12 x 16″ Photography.
2ND PLACE: LINDA ARNN ARTENO, USA, www.ArnnArteno.com, “Stormy Weather” 14 x 18″ Photography.
3RD PLACE: ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER, USA, www.rmlphotos.com, “Bryce Canyon Perspective” 2448 x 3264px Photography.
4TH PLACE: ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER, USA, www.rmlphotos.com, “Summit Lake Study 4” 3872px x 2592 Photography.
5TH – TIE: ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER, USA, www.rmlphotos.com, “Taos Pueblo Study 1” 5472px x 3648 Photography.
5TH – TIE: ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER, USA, www.rmlphotos.com, “Autumn Dance of the Tall Trees” 6000 x 4000px Photography.
6TH – TIE: ROBERT MEYERS-LUSSIER, USA, www.rmlphotos.com, “Descending from Angels Landing 2” 5472 x 3648px Photography.
6TH – TIE: SHANTI BALSE´, USA, www.artcoopmendocino.com, “Temple On The Nile” 18 x 22″ Photography on canvas.
BIO ON 1ST PLACE WINNER SHANTI BALSE´:
“I started shooting photography on the set of my brothers’ film, MONSOON. He handed me his camera. I had no idea that it would become something I would love so much. Once I started clicking away, I couldn’t stop. We shot in India around my father’s house in Mumbai. And India, being so colorful and mysterious, it is easy to get caught up in while taking photos. Everything is art once you start seeing thru the lens of the camera.
“I’ve been back to India several times since and traveled to Egypt, The UK, Mexico, Italy, France and many more places. I also shoot photos where I live, in and around Mendocino, CA.
“I am currently a senior member of The Artists Co-op Of Mendocino and have been a member for 7 years. Our gallery was established almost 30 years ago. We are privileged to live on such a beautiful planet that gives to us endlessly and consistently. I just shoot what inspires me…people and places.”
SEE MORE OF SHANTI BALSE´S WORK HERE: www.artcoopmendocino.com
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF AMERICAN ART AWARDS AND WINNING ARTISTS!