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SoJie 11

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37030 posts

SoJie 11

Solo’s 11th Juried Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

banner created by Elizabeth Bravo, Graphics Coordinator, Solo Exhibition


Dear Esteemed Nominees, Solo Exhibition Members, and Guests,

May 30th, with the opening of the 11th Juried Invitational Art Exhibition, presented by the Solo Exhibition group of RedBubble, we celebrate seventy-four (74) artists, with seventy-nine (79) artworks, representing over twenty (20) countries, including home countries and countries of residence.

A panel of 3 Nominators was challenged to search the 67,000-image gallery and, from that, invite select works for exhibition. Nominators are chosen, based on their considerable expertise in one of the three categories from a group that includes Inside Solo Magazine feature writers as well as artists who have had Solo Exhibitions. Team Solo nominationed additional works.

Out of 79 entries in the juried exhibition, there are 29 Photographic works, 26 Traditional artworks, and 24 Digital artworks, representing 74 artists. Some artists have 2 works in the show.

Judges will award 1st – 3rd places in each of Digital Art, Traditional Art, and Photographic Art. The artwork with the highest score will be awarded Best in Show, besides a category first place. Judges will also make special merit awards.

The show runs from May 30th through June 5th, 2011. Awards Day is on Wednesday, June 1st, starting noon, New York time (see world clock link, below).

Congratulations to all! And thank you for coming to the exhibition and supporting these wonderful artists.

Each month, all of the members of the Solo Exhibition group have the opportunity for one or more of their works to be selected for a “SoJie” (Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition). To qualify, a member has to have joined the group at least in the calendar month prior to the current show.


F.A. Moore, Solo Founder and host

Maxy, Solo Reception Manager

Elizabeth Bravo, Solo Graphics Coordinator


Official Nominators for the show:
Lynda Robinson – Traditional Expert,
Linaji – Photography Expert,
Vonne Emerson – Digital Expert, and
Team Solo
Maxy, and
Elizabeth Bravo

Judges for the show:
Jay Taylor – Jury Traditional Expert
Kathie Nichols – Jury Photography Expert
Randy Monteith – Jury Digital Expert


Round Exhibitor WEB BADGE code and instructions

Official SHOW BANNER code for RB profile page

Exhibitor WEB RING Announcement JOURNAL

Twitter this link –

AWARDS SHOW – your local time
Fixed WORLD CLOCK for start of Awards Ceremony (find the city closest to you. That is your local DAY and TIME for the awards.)

SoJie 11 dates:

Nominations made: Wednesday
May 11-12
Deadline for entry: Wednesday May 25
WebRing: Monday May 30
Judging: Thursday
May 26-28
Opens: Monday May 30
Awards: Wednesday June 1

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37030 posts

Congratulations to all of the artists nominated for this exhibition. On behalf of Team Solo, I will say,
we are honored to showcase your art and photography!



Matteo Pontonutti Matteo Pontonutti 30 posts

Hatching Thoughts
by Matteo Pontonutti

Digital Art
Dimensions: 2397 × 3039 @ 70dpi
Medium: Photmanipulation created using stock images
Software: Photoshop CS5


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
gemlenz gemlenz 237 posts

My Maria
by George Lenz

Digital Art
Medium: Photmanipulation created using stock images and textures
see stock credits on description page
Software: Photoshop CS3;
Dimensions: 2667 × 4000 @ 300dpi

I’ve had a block for a few days, but finally got an inspiration from the song when I heard it on the radio today, My Maria. I found this beautiful stock image and knew as soon as I saw it that was the one. I love the energy of this song and the final results of the image. I created the landscape using Terragen Hope you like it as much as I do.


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
Headcrime Headcrime 337 posts

No Title 54
by Headcrime

Digital Art
Dimension 2126 × 2126 pixel (300 dpi)
PhotoShop 4
Worktime: 6 hours
Listen to: SLIPKNOT – All hope is gone


Nominated by Vonne Emerson

Randy Monteith Digital Art Award
Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 11, May 2011

Digital Art – 2nd Place
SoJie 11, May 2011
darkvampire darkvampire 152 posts

What I Could Have Been
by darkvampire

Digital Art
Dimensions: 3500 X 3332 @ 150 ppi
Medium: Photo manipulation created using stock and my own resources
Sofrtware: Photoshop CS5 (Extended)


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37030 posts

The Deep Sleep
by F.A. Moore

Digital Art
Dimensions: 5000 × 3335 pixels @300 dpi
Medium: Digital collage, with stock and digital “hand-painting”
Software: Photoshop Elements 6

Deep Sleep is done in an oil painting on canvas style. Three stock images (see credits, description page) were hand selected, then layered and manipulated, combined, lighted, etc., etc. Interspersed are layers of digital brush-painted layers.

The flattened perspective is intentional to give the work a stylized feel. This was one of several images exploring the theme of death for the Exquisite Corpse project.


Nominated by Vonne Emerson

Randy Monteith Digital Art Award
Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 11, May 2011
Dwarkan Dwarkan 178 posts

Autoportrait as a bird
by Dwarkan

Digital Art
Dimensions: 3744 × 3744 (240 dpi)
Medium: photomanipulation, own resources and stocks : credits on description page.
Software: Photoshop CS5


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
Scottb1977 Scottb1977 218 posts

Erin’s View
by scott black

Digital Art
Medium: Photo-manipulation. No stock used.
Software: Photoshop CS5

This is a picture I took of my little girl erin at Aberdour Castle. It is located in the village of Aberdour, Fife, Scotland. Parts of the castle date from around 1200, making Aberdour one of the oldest datable standing castles in Scotland.
Im very proud of this ;o)


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
sandraharris10 sandraharris10 113 posts

The Vigil
by Sandra Harris

Digital Art
Medium: Photo-Manipulation with stock images
Software:Photoshop 6


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
JanneO JanneO 12 posts

by JanneO

Digital Art
Dimensions: 5000 × 5000
Medium: Photomanipulation created using stock images
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

Metempsychosis , n. The passage of the soul, as an immortal essence, at the death of the animal body it had inhabited, into another living body, whether of a brute or a human being; transmigration of souls. – Sir T. Browne

I used few dozen layers in CS5 to create this. To finish up I added some rain for more “action”.


Nominated by Vonne Emerson

Randy Monteith Digital Art Award
Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 11, May 2011
AndrewDavollImages AndrewDavollIm... 6 posts

It’s Raining in Perth!
by Andrew Davoll

Photographic Art
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: 24-70mm f2.8 Sigma


Nominated by Linaji

Kathie Nichols Photography Award
Excellence in Abstract Photography
SoJie 11, May 2011

Photographic Art – 2nd Place
SoJie 11, May 2011
yvesrossetti yvesrossetti 21 posts

silky dreams
by yvesrossetti

Photographic Art
Calla Lily
Camera: Canon EOS 450D + 100mm Macro 2.8L IS


Nominated by Linaji
leonie7 leonie7 668 posts

by leonie7

Photographic Art
Location: Troon Beach, Scotland
Camera, Lens: Lumix FZ38


Nominated by Linaji
Dean Mullin Dean Mullin 95 posts

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Plymouth – NZ
by Dean Mullin

Photographic Art
Location: Taranaki, NZ
Camera, Lens: Sony a350 and Sony DT16-105 lens
Settings: 2.5 sec exposure, F7.1 iso 200 at 40mm

To over expose the bridge, sky and surroundings and create the high key effect – this was shot on tripod with 2.5 sec exposure, F7.1 iso 200 at 40mm.

Work then done using photoshop to create the exact effect I was after, taking out a few shadows, clouds and artifacts from the image to keep it clean. This is exactly how I wanted the image to turn out.

This new bridge in Taranaki, NZ has recently scooped international prizes for best new bridge design in the world, putting our town on the world stage again. Set beautifully against the Coastal walkway – it was sculpted to represent the surf and waves that taranaki is famous for.


Nominated by Linaji

Kathie Nichols Photography Award
Excellence in Abstract Photography
SoJie 11, May 2011
Cindy Schnackel Cindy Schnackel 5088 posts

Madonna Hen 2
by Cindy Schnackel

Traditional Art
8 × 10 inches
Acrylic painting on linen canvas board


Nominated by Lynda Robinson
Alfredo Estrella Alfredo Estrella 69 posts

by Alfredo Estrella

Photographic Art
Location: North Shore Dance Academy St Ives , NSW Australia
Camera: Canon 1D MIII, 24-70mm 2.8 @ 24mm,
Settings: f/6.3, 1600 iso, 1/200 sec

Dress rehearsal shoot for North Shore Dance Academy’s Eisteddfodd classical & contemporary ballet group entry. As the dancers were warming up, my eyes caught her she was in her own little world rehearsing when out of the blues she started flying across the room. I scrambled to shoot, before I knew it they were called to rehearse. The horizontal flight against the vertical background makes a very interesting contrast.
No photo alteration done only minor contrast adjustment made.


Nominated by Linaji

Kathie Nichols Photography Award
Excellence in Photographic Art
SoJie 11, May 2011

Photographic Art – 3rd Place
SoJie 11, May 2011
Shulie1 Shulie1 1171 posts

Abstract 1154
by Shulie1

Photographic Art
Camera, Lens:

Abstract done with glass and refracted light


Nominated by Linaji

Kathie Nichols Photography Award
Excellence in Creative Photography
SoJie 11, May 2011
mariart mariart 1459 posts

Birthday flowers
by maria paterson

Traditional Art
120cm x 90cm
Pastel on paper

A friend gave me these beautiful flowers for my birthday one time, I just had to draw them along with one of my favourite images of Elie Nadelman’s horse sculpture on the wall. I set up in one of the bedrooms in an old house we lived in with beautiful turn of the century glass windows. The dresser is an old red cedar dresser, they called it red gold around here, the area we live in is the remnants of a vast rainforest that settlers came to to find the timber.


Nominated by Lynda Robinson

Jay Taylor Fine Art Award
Technical Merit Pastels
SoJie 11, May 2011
Wendi Donaldson Laird Wendi Donaldso... 582 posts

The Commute
by Wendi Donaldson

Photographic Art
Location: False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L @ 28 mm
1/6 sec
ISO 3200
Single RAW file
As Is

Saw this beautiful cityscape at twilight and as I approached the spot to take the shot, I noticed the guy punting his boat across the water. Pretty cool commute I’d say.

Taken December 2010.


Nominated by Linaji
murals2go murals2go 63 posts

Portrait of a Zebra
by murals2go

Digital Art
Dimensions: 3600 x 2700 @300 DPI
Medium: Mixed Media – Drawing and Digital
Software: Photoshop CS3

A fun personal test to see if I could take Traditional Photography’s Depth Of Field style/technique, and apply it using only photoshop on a zebra illustration i had just completed , to see if it could be done. This was important to me, as i am capable of both 2D art and 3D art, and I was very curious to test if I could succeed at a ‘hybrid’ using only 2D photoshop tools. I stared at this Zebra for so long, i think i saw his soul! ;)


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
madworld madworld 110 posts

Te Moko 2
by madworld

Photographic Art
Camera, Lens: Canon 50D, prime 50mm lens

When I was young I saw a painting of my great grandmother wearing her feather cloak. She held a greenstone mere in her hand and wore greenstone earrings. On her chin like many woman back then she had a moko which to this day has intrigued me. I have always wanted to photograph woman and men with moko but they are few and far between…until today when Tony pointed out Tui to me. I stalked her to the womans room and was trying to work out how to approach her when she approached me. And this resulted in a series of photos back at our house. And below is her story.

My name is Tui Roman. I am Nga Puhi, Ngati Whatua ( which are maori tribes in NZ ). My ta moko was done by Abe in Dargaville. It represents an Imperfection / reflection. It was given to me by my tupuna ( family ) meaning any imperfection is a reflection of my life.


Nominated by Linaji
AndyGii AndyGii 36 posts

Chorus Line
by AndyGii

Photographic Art
Camera: Sony A100. 18-70mm telephoto lens.
Shot in a single frame from a tripod
ISO 100
3.2 secs @ 45mm


Nominated by Linaji
AndyGii AndyGii 36 posts

The Doll House
by AndyGii

Digital Art
Dimensions: 9000 × 6000 px @ 300dpi
Medium: Photmanipulation using stock and original images
Software: Microsoft Digital Image Suite and Photoshop CS3


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
Sybille Sterk Sybille Sterk 1471 posts

Let There Be Light
by Sybille Sterk

Digital Art
Dimensions: 4724 × 7087 px
Medium: Photo manipulation – credits on image
Software: Photoshop CS4

The image is about the hope I have for our children, but also the responsibilities we have for them to ‘ensure’ there’s always love and light for them.


Nominated by Vonne Emerson
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