Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

Heirloom Portrait
by Helen Chierego


Treasure Box
by Helen Chierego


I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 17, whose theme is The Portrait. The name “SoJie” comes from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 17th one, ever, and 91 other artists, besides myself, are represented with Portrait style artworks or photographs.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on August 7th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner or link, above, and go to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen together.

If you do not belong to the group, Solo Exhibition, you cannot participate in commenting; and joining to comment is not encouraged. But you CAN lend support by commenting in my journal, here, about the show!

THIS JOURNAL IS ALSO PART OF A WEB RING. You can follow other artists involved, by clicking on the WEB RING BADGE below. You don’t need to be a member of Solo Exhibition to show your support, this web ring is especially for non members! Thank you!


  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Helen, I am so impressed with these two works, as I am with all of your digitally painted portraits. Your oil painting experience really has paid off in this medium, beautifully. Congratulations!! And Welcome to the ring.

    I’ll click your ring to make sure and add you!

  • Frannie, thank you so much for your thoughtful words and warm welcome to the ring…

    You are right in that ‘oil painting experience really has paid off in this medium’. It helps that as well as learning Corel Painter and painting with a stylus on a graphics tablet…I didn’t have to grapple with the basics of drawing and painting too.

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Nice portraits, congrats!

  • Cindy, hello and thank you!

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Helen – beautiful works

  • Terri, thank you for stopping by and for your words…

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 2 years ago

    You do such amazing portraits Helen! I would have trouble selecting just two to put in :)

  • Dianne, you are so sweet to say that…thank you, thank you, thank you…xox

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful subjects…and you’ve captured them so well! :)

  • Wendy, hello and thank you!

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 2 years ago

    Both wonderful works Helen – Congratulations!

  • Lynda, so kind of you…thank you!

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work. Congratulations!

  • Lucinda, thank you!

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Helen. I love the attitude of both of these.

  • Maree, thank you…much appreciated…

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Helen, these are stunning portraits:)

  • Shanina, all the southern hemisphere artists are awake at this time…up before noon…and leaving lovely words. Thank you for your lovely words!

    – © Helen Chierego

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    Helen, my congratulations on being selected for SoJie 17, your works are beautiful, wishing you every success! :)

  • Karin, thank you so much…and congratulations to you too!

    – © Helen Chierego