"Silhouettes of Labour"
By: Abiodun Olaku
36" x 48" While I am not a compulsive slave to the ‘isms and schisms’ of art, it is of deep passionate concern to me that my art communicates, and stirs the spirit of the viewer, irrespective of time and space, I operate with a strong reliance on the principles, theories, formulae, and spirit that have guaranteed the enduring strength and essence of true, evocative art. I try very hard to tell my ‘stories’ with some reasonably unambiguous conviction. Honesty of purpose always serves me a respectable portion of satisfaction, because I believe that every artist will ultimately submit to the supreme critique of time. Time always tells. Therefore, I tend to be insulated against the various contending forces that trail the contemporary art scene, since I believe they are mostly weak, short-rooted trends.
A message from the judges: OLAKU’s painting sees the beauty in nature presenting an expansive vision of a hidden underlying structure. Often times business requires one to look beneath the surface and uncover something that others do not see.
"Self Portrait on Fire"
By: Eric Armusik
oil paint on birch
The painting is my self-portrait. A flame illuminates the left side of the painting, the torch of my career thus far as an artist and significant of the success that I have achieved. Unlike most artists I haven't had a career of representation. I have had to learn to be just...
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The 2016 Atlas Summit was our first held in tandem with FreedomFest, the world's largest libertarian conference. We were delighted to see our old friends and meet new ones as well, from around the globe, some coming from as far as China to attend.
Overall attendance doubled and attendance by first-time conference goers tripled.
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Sabin Howard, sculptor
Sabin is an internationally renowned classical figurative sculptor and board member of the National Sculpture Society. He was selected as the official sculptor for the World War I Memorial in our nation’s capital. "My mission in life is to promote a more uplifting approach to art—one that highlights the heroic and inspires what is best in man," says Howard.
Agnieszka Pilat, painter
Born and raised in Poland, Agnieszka moved to the US in 2001 and graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a B.F.A. She pursues a career in fine art painting while simultaneously working on a graphic novel. Agnieszka is continuing her art education at Justin Hess Atelier in San Francisco and her work can be found in private collections in the United States and in Poland.
Judd Weiss, photographer
Judd Weiss is a professional photographer and the best-known photographer of the liberty movement. He recently ran as VP on John McAfee's high-profile presidential campaign, which made use of remarkable imagery. Weiss is a writer and serial entrepreneur who enjoys helping others discover their inner heroic achiever.
Michael Newberry, painter
Michael grew up on the beach in Southern California and started painting at 11 years old. Luck and grit enabled him to paint every day since. He has shown in Athens, Rome, The Hague, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Rhodes, and Santa Monica. One of his most famous collectors is designer Chan...
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