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“With courage follow the promise of Destiny!”

BRAVE DESTINY, From the Eye of the Hurricane

by Terrance Lindall

Photos by Joel Simpson & Associates

The Brave Destiny show at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center) was the world’s largest show of living surrealist artists the world has ever seen. It also boasted the first international Grand Surrealist Ball in the United States, in the tradition of Surrealist balls put on by the Baroness de Rothschild in Europe up until the death of Dali. Many people, including European nobility, flew in from around the world for our one night event, clogging and stopping traffic crossing the bridge from Manhattan, demonstrating the scope of today’s surrealism and its attraction.

From the beginning, artists were desperate to be part of the Brave Destiny show. I was even threatened by a local Brooklyn gang whose members wanted to have work in the show. In the end the show was so successful that some left out artists threatened to burn the show down and drown the participants because it “misrepresented surrealism.” That

is, I failed to include them. Their way of participating in the show and achieving some publicity was to offer this provocation. I should have thought of it myself!

This was not merely a fine art show. We had programmed theater, film, fashion, music and more. None have ever seen a show of such magnitude in this genre before. Many artists were chagrined that among the deluge of art their work would not stand out. This is true. Most of the art was so high class that nobody’s work stood out as the best. All the great artists were submerged in a vortex of other great art. This was not an art show, it was a “happening.”

Most of the feedback I received during and after the show was that the art, theater, fashion, etc. was fantastic and over the top. The fashion show was such a success that people could not get up the stairs to see it.

Clips of video from the Brave Destiny show, not of our making, were subsequently seen on NY1, Channel 56 (Arts & Culture) and MTV television. We had reviews in Block Magazine, and ANNA, a major Russian culture magazine. We were mentioned in Russian papers, Polish papers, Japanese papers and many other newspapers in many languages around the country and the world. The New York art world, being a bastion of post-modern anti-surrealism ignored us. However, last year one of the world’s premier Art & Antiques magazines featured us. Imagine that…three years later, we were still getting attention!

For years the surrealist art movement had been obscure and languishing, and many of the artists who entered the show thought they were working in isolation, and that there were no other artists working in the genre. They eventually heard about how big it was through our Brave Destiny efforts.


As you entered the building the lighted facade of Dorchester sandstone with it’s magnificent French Empire portico greeted the expectant guests. This great building is on the National Register of Historic Places and was the 7th building in New York City to be named a landmark. Within it’s mythic framework, nearly 500 artists from all across the United States and Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, Asia, Russia, The Middle East and Africa came together at the place that Time Out Magazine called  “ the epicenter of the Williamsburg

artists Mecca!” Now understand that Williamsburg Brooklyn, at the time, was the trendiest neighborhood in the world, made so by artists. And this show was created by artists for artists. No major museum could put on such a show. Yes, they can get the same artists to send work. But it would not have “the vibe.” Brave Destiny was “it.” The cat’s pajamas!


Back in 2002, Olga Spiegel called me and said that Brigid Marlin, of whom I had never heard, was looking for a space in New York to have a large art show. She and Brigid came over to discuss the matter. After looking at the Society’s credentials, which showed nominal support of Ernst Fuchs and H.R. Giger, I thought it a good idea. My idea was to have the society show their artists and that the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center would solicit additional artists. I immediately put my ideas into play and put out an open call for the show. The response was tremendous. The number of entries exceeded expectations and I was forced to turn away many artists who were of high caliber. At the time I was envisioning a second show to accommodate them. I had a number of meetings with the British, including Brigid, Michel, Ann Ostereich, Inigo Swann, Olga Spiegel, Linda Chido and others. Brigid took us to the Harvard Club a couple of times to discuss the show. The  British were busy putting together their incredible touring package that would go from London to Scotland to New York and then Florida. Down in Australia, Damian Michaels was in the midst of a ten museum traveling show of surreal/visionary artists too.


The WAH Center was not really prepared for such a great show and we had to move furniture, build walls, and do a massive job, which you can see in the documentary movies at the World Premier in November 2007. You have to imagine about 400 packages arriving from all corners of the globe to the art center, unpacking them, arranging them and hanging them. Fortunately the British handled their own 100 plus artists, overseen by Linda Chido, “an angel in the wings.” To honor her, I believe she was named “vice chairman” of the American branch of the Society for Art of the Imagination for a while.

We had printed 7000 invitations for the show. It was a large poster showing many of the artists works in a photomontage. I thought to please Brigid by using one of her works to represent the Surrealist ball in the poster and the same image on the ticket to the ball. The mailing was a whopping half-ton, which Yuko and I had personally labeled with addresses and stamped. It was a massive effort itself preparing the mailing. The day came to take it to the post office, and as I was driving across the Williamsburg Bridge my engine overheated and froze and we had to coast to a stop on the other side of the bridge. Yuko went back by subway to get her car. We reloaded the half-ton into her car and drove to the post office. When we got there, they told us that the mailing was not sorted correctly, so we spent another four hours on the floor of the post office repackaging the half-ton. We did it! WITH COURAGE FOLLOW THE PROMISE OF DESTINY!!!


I had decided to let the artists in free to the reception, but insisted that guests pay $10 to enter the reception. This angered many artists because it is almost a necessary tradition that art receptions are free to attend. I had to point out that if it were free, ten thousand people from Williamsburg would show up and the artists themselves would not be able to get in because of the crowd. The $10 fee was a crowd control measure. After explaining, the artists understood. Nevertheless, we were jammed with people, as you will see in the documentary movie. The

reception was its own sensation with all of the artists hanging around the building. Yuko Nii, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Art Center with myself, Madam Dollhaus (who created one of the great living installations) and her cohort “pretty poison” were at the door greeting guests. Nicole Pilar, another “living installation,” created a sensation for the press and  photographers, running around naked except for body paint and mosses. At the door, Nicole was able to walk around, go to a local restaurant for coffee and generally raise hell without

getting arrested. That’s the Williamsburg art community! Outrageous art happenings everywhere! I was reminded of my Charles Gatewood show where the subway train engineers slammed on the brakes to watch “the naked and tattooed” marching across the Williamsburg Bridge to the opening reception at our building. For that event we had a man swinging weights from a ring piercing his tongue, among other things…and of course, pretty girls in chain mail bikinis.

Around 800 people attended the opening reception, which is pretty good. I know the numbers because we counted the tickets sold at the door. We also charged for drinks, and served some food. By the end of the reception the servers were totally exhausted and yet had to look forward to a second shift at the ball from 8 to midnight. At 6 PM sharp we closed the doors and ordered out for Chinese food, and we all had a quiet dinner together while abroad. throughout New York, guests were preparing for the ball.


Steve Hindy, the president of Brooklyn Brewery, had contributed cases and cases of his best beer, and the WAH Center purchase cases of wine. Food had been contributed by local restaurants. We were ready!

Although we were inside of the building attending to the guests, a local writer Alex Padalka of Block magazine noted that traffic was blocked up coming down Broadway because “ a bunch of loonies in costume were getting out of limousines…”

“Hey what is this?”  a cabbie yelled, “…a lunatic convention?”

Yes it was! A lunatic convention! At the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center. In Williamsburg, the “largest and trendiest artist neighborhood in the world.” The neighborhood has evolved from a run down crime ridden ghetto twelve years ago to an upscale Yuppie ‘hood with luxury condos selling from a million dollars on up. Some blame us. That’s what happens when artists move in. Prices go up and the artists cannot afford it any more and move out. The lawyers move in.

On the first floor the entertainment was ballroom music from the 1940’s, played on my old record player. The bar was lit with the charming 1950’s lamps so famous at the WAH, and the main floor lit by the original gas chandeliers from the mid 19th century in a room whose ornate woodwork takes you back to a time of wealth and elegance when JP Morgan, Fiske and the wealthiest barons of industry of the 19th century banked in this very building.  Truly, this building, built like a millionaires mansion, was made for a major international gala such as this. I was told that they had grand balls in our building in the 19th century with gold serving dishes. They were the Masons. Our building’s transom bears the emblems of the Mason’s, architectural devices.

I, as the creator of Brave Destiny, stood at the door greeting guests as they thronged in from 8 P.M. on. Many who decided to come to the ball at the last minute formed a crush to buy tickets as our dear Enze, the volunteer ticket seller, worked hard to supply the eager crowd.

Amidst the honored guests came the contingent from England: the Baron of Fulwood (major financial backer) in his Scottish Kilt with the Baroness and his daughter, Le Vicomte de St. Ouen with his flowing white leonine hair, Brigid Marlin in her peacock gown, her brother John and his wife Alice Tepper Marlin, Ann Osterich, the benefactor of the British artists, and then came the hundreds of ticket holders. There were also representatives from various publishers and foundations. We even noted a curator from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the reception earlier, so we knew we had done a great job at promotion.

Throughout the second floor amidst the outstanding art shipped from the Baron’s castle in Scotland, were motion sculptures by Claire Elizabeth Barrat. These sculptures were in fact beautiful, barely clad ladies painted totally red, green, brown and blue. They moved slowly and gracefully through the galleries. Throughout the building, costumed revelers representing birds, sailing ships, the Mad Hatter, ghouls, vampires, and more hailed from every corner of the globe including Zimbabwe, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and all over Europe and the United States…all flying in especially for this glorious evening of festivities.

In the basement was the living installation by and of Nicole Pillar. As previously noted, she was wearing only her white body paint and living mosses attached in various places on her skin and was surrounded by vines, grasping her and holding her fast amidst sparking star-like lights and accompanied by a dreamlike combination of music and whispered conversations which exuded from the walls around her. Her incredible installation was a vision reminiscent of Jean Cocteau’s film Beauty and the Beast. But this was not a two dimensional movie. Here you could become part of this eerie incredible dreamscape. Guests came back time and again to see her. Clearly this was a prize-winning installation and the prize committee from London concurred, giving her one of the top prizes.

The first floor grand reception hall spread an array of art across the main wall that few museums can equal. Here the Birth Machine Baby sculpture by H.R. Giger greeted guests, and the mysterious Egyptian monolith of Kamecke awaited the dawn of the new age of empire and ancient wisdom. Giger’s work seemed to me to symbolize the concept of Brave Destiny more than any other work: A precocious child looking through strange instruments at the future. Great art emblazoned the wall from the magnificent work of Mariu Suarez’s winged angel bestowing a rainbow of bounty upon the world to Geraldo Alfonso Piquera’s tour de force of strange creatures floating in balloons over an even stranger landscape, again a top prizewinner. And of course, America’s Kris Kuksi had a magnificent painting on that special wall. Yuko herself had worked with James Saunders and Gerard Barbot, artists in the show, to set up that wall. Yuko being very exacting measured precisely each area and placed them precisely where they should be.

On the third floor in a special room was the mad installation by Madam Dollhaus representing a demented salon of the dead Queens of England, most notably the ones Henry the VIII dallied with much to their misfortune. One wore a diamond collar around her neck to hide the scar where her head had been chopped off. The third floor main room justifiably received some criticism form the artists. The paintings were hung in salon style close together, many high up on the walls where they were difficult to view, and the lighting was poor. The art center, being relatively new and with never enough funding was never able to afford museum lighting up to that time. The quality of the art was nevertheless fantastic. I wanted to show the world how many great artists were out there and that is why we had so many artists represented in so little space (10,000 square feet).

During the ball, unknown to the revelers, group of actors shot a scene from a vampire detective film. Also the mysterious Yuma with her mystic musicians created a sensation, and Kathleen Lazziza from the Micro Museum did an electrifying light performance. Later in the evening Vietnamese choreographer John Nguyen, accompanied by two others, performed a beautiful and charming dance amidst the silvery balloon sculptures of French artist Fabrice Covelli.

As the evening of reveling proceeded the joyous crowd chatted with zest, lubricated by drinks, and swirled like snowflakes in a storm…colorful, incredible, a world of fantasy and exotic pleasure. Cameras flashed, New York 1 Television paraded through as well as the documentary artist Ted Stauber and his exotically appointed interviewer, a svelte young barely clad Japanese lady with chrome breast cups and an exotic mask. Entered also our own local writers and publishers Alex Padalka of Block magazine and Breuk Iverson of 11211 Magazine. Breuk had tattooed half his face for the event looking as if a mad Amazon had cornered him and had at him with thorn and ink. This was a party made for trendy Williamsburg, a once in a life time event, the largest art show Williamsburg will probably ever see with so many world famous names and such outstanding art. To be in Williamsburg as an artist and to miss this event is unthinkable. This was the “Woodstock” of art shows! And I can remember now …over there the poor girls at the bar were totally overwhelmed and exhausted by the crush.

And Yuko, recognizing their plight, stepped in to help out. By the end of the evening the servers eyes were glazed and they were clearly numbed. A noble sacrifice to a grand evening of pleasured guests!

The great occasion of giving out prizes had finally arrived and the crowd cheered as each name was read. There were a lot of happy artists that evening, and perhaps a few disappointed ones.

At the end of the evening I sat on the couch surveying the crowd and savoring what was for me a perfect evening. Believe me, getting to that point there were many problems, conflicts and mishaps. That everything went so smoothly at the ball was because we paid for it in hard work and tenacity.

Yes, this was indeed the great culmination to a year of focused promotion and a lot of hard work by many of the artists themselves who labored endlessly before the show to put up extra walls and transform the space to make room for the art. Congratulations to Brigid Marlin, Michel, Yuko Nii, and to all for having created an art show by and for artists, a show that promised to be “the like of which has not been seen before” A promise kept!


In 2006, the show, unlike many others that come and go around the world, continued to be written about and discussed as part of art history, and was covered in an article I was commissioned to write for Art & Antiques Magazine, the world’s largest and most prestigious Art & Antiques Magazine. The article I wrote was too short to mention the many types of surrealist activities around the world and the many artists in the show. With this article, exclusively written for Jon Beinart, I reveal many new facts. However, I continue to expound on the subject, and still have much to write.


Down through the years shows have come and gone. Some became legendary, but with little visual evidence. Brave Destiny is different. Since I knew that the show was of historical importance, it was documented extensively in photos and in video. In fact, during the ball we had 5 video cameras going. Being too busy until now, I have waited to look them over. Surprise! They are terrific. About 50 hours of video, covering the setup, the ball, the fashion show, the ballet and more.


The WORLD PREMIER release of the documentary movie is scheduled for November, 2007. It will have cocktails, a buffet dinner and the film showing, where it all happened – the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, USA.

The film covers the opening reception, the ball, and has a separate trailer film showing behind the scenes on the work by the artists in putting together this colossal show.

The ball footage features original musical compositions by the WAH Center’s own theater director and surrealist composer Peter Dizozza. There is also great footage of the actual art n the walls!

I put up a few minutes of the movie on Youtube for everyone to see


For information on the event, email us at [email protected]

or visit The Brave Destiny web page

A List of artists:

Society of Art of the Imagination Artists:

  • Bong Abad
  • Michael Alan-Kidd
  • Iain Andrews
  • John Andrews
  • Jane Andrews
  • Richard Atkinson-Willes
  • Claire Auvache
  • Donna Balma
  • Mitch Barrett
  • Paul Beard
  • Holly Bennett
  • Rosie Birtwhistle
  • Delfina Bottesni
  • Bhat Boy
  • Julian Brain
  • Philip Bouchard
  • Kate Bradbury
  • David Brooke
  • Patricia Buckley
  • Mark Burrell
  • Huw Campbell
  • Rosemary Carson
  • Luis Ceballos
  • Michael Cheval
  • Linda Chido
  • Michele Clare
  • Daisy Clarke
  • Coni
  • Jeremy Cotteridge
  • Kiniko Y. Craft
  • Edwin Cripps
  • Nick Cudworth
  • Joan Danziger
  • Michel de Saint Ouen
  • Romaine Dennistoun
  • Dimitrov
  • Alexander Donskoi
  • Dusa Erak
  • Keith English
  • Eike Erzmoneit
  • Kate Eggleston-Wirtz
  • Julia Finzel
  • Kathleen Fox
  • Daniel Freidemann
  • Prof. Ernst Fuchs
  • Michael Fuchs
  • Linda Garland
  • Roger Garland
  • Seth Garland
  • Valentin Georgiev
  • H.R. Giger
  • Artur Golacki
  • Andrew Gonzalez
  • Toby Goodshank
  • Cassandra Gordon-Harris
  • Wolfgang Grasse
  • Alice Gutleben
  • Elisa Halvegard
  • William B. Hand
  • Brendan Hansbro
  • Carol Harrington
  • Susan Harper
  • Darrell Harrison
  • Naoto Hattori
  • Edwin Hedge
  • Martin Herbert
  • Raya Herrzig
  • Diana Hesketh
  • Erik Heyninck
  • Hikaru
  • Frank Hill
  • Martina Hoffmann
  • Nick Hook
  • Sean Hopp
  • Richard Huck
  • Dr. Peter Hutter
  • Boris Ivanov
  • Brian James
  • Mark Jephcott
  • M. Jennings
  • Pauline Jones
  • Martin Jordan
  • Journeyboy
  • Lukas Kandl
  • Rita Kearton
  • Jonah Kinigstein
  • John Klima
  • Deborah Koff-Chapin
  • David Kossoff
  • Karin Kuhlmann
  • William Lai
  • James Lancaster
  • Franz Landl
  • Pascal Lecocq
  • Dina Lenkovic
  • Melrav Leshem
  • Terrance Lindall
  • Laurie Lipton
  • Jan Machalek
  • Brigid Marlin
  • Sheila Marlin
  • John McGill
  • Eve Merkado
  • Damian Michaels
  • Brad Moore
  • Yuko Nii
  • Sheila Nursten
  • Ed Org
  • Mary Orrom
  • Neil Owen
  • Ria Parfitt
  • Bryan Parkes
  • Brian Partridge
  • Donald Pass
  • Silvia Pastore
  • Jill Perry
  • Adam Pinson
  • Isabelle Plantee
  • Pooch
  • Gail Potocki
  • Margot Procknow
  • Finlay Ralph
  • Philip Rawlings
  • Cynthia Re-Robbins
  • Jenny Reynish
  • Philip Rubinov-Jacobson
  • Erica Roch
  • Peter Rodulpho
  • Elena Sanders
  • Neville Sattentau
  • Kenny Scharf
  • De Es Schwertberger
  • Dan Seagrave
  • Adrienne Seed
  • Frances Segelman
  • Alan Senior
  • Joannah Shaw
  • Steve Snell
  • Olga Spiegel
  • Carol Spicuzza
  • Sandra Stanton
  • Clancy Steer
  • Prof. Otto
  • Ingo Swann
  • Evelyn Taylor
  • Cecile Tissot
  • Christophe Vacher
  • Roberto Venosa
  • Joanna Voit
  • Vonn Stropp
  • Josephine Wall
  • Sharyne Walker
  • Catharyne Ward
  • David Whitfield
  • Eric Wright
  • Dmitry Yakovin

Other Participating Artists:

  • Isaac Abrams
  • Raphael Abrams
  • Antanas Adomaitas
  • Gerardo Alfonso
  • Hawk Alfredson
  • Alpyne
  • Esther Amini-Krawitz
  • Amy Kollar Anderson
  • Antonia
  • Humberto Aquino
  • Yoshiaki Asai
  • Stephen Auslender
  • Axel
  • La Thoriel Badenhausen
  • Bienvenido Bones Bañez, Jr.
  • C Bangs
  • Gerard Barbot
  • Olg Barmazi
  • Robert S. Beal
  • Chad Eric Beatty
  • Alan F. Beck
  • Itzhak Ben-Arieh
  • Jeff Berman
  • Jennifer Bernard
  • Deborah Bigeleisen
  • Nicole Boitos
  • Disney Nasa Borg
  • Harold Brammer
  • Anne Brown
  • Orin Buck
  • Helene Burke
  • Ken Byler
  • Gulsen Calik
  • Joe Catuccio
  • Merrilee Challiss
  • Carolyn Chaperon
  • Chaval
  • Michael Cheval
  • Linda Chido
  • Irene Christensen
  • Linda K. Christensen
  • Ione Citrin
  • Lisa Maurice Cole
  • Diana Comstock
  • Ed Coppola
  • Christian Correra
  • Christin Couture
  • Fabrice Covelli
  • Amelia Craigen
  • Morrie Cramer
  • Scott L. Cranmer
  • Mair Wyn Cratchley
  • Joan Criswell
  • Jeff Daiss
  • Christina Dallas
  • Denny Daniels
  • Clinton Deckert
  • Pablo Delano
  • Deena des Rioux
  • Stephen Dickens
  • Lawrence E. Doben
  • Madame Dollhaus
  • Mary Doyle
  • W.S. Duncan
  • Christopher Dunne
  • Eric Edelman
  • Sheila Ernst-Bifano
  • Kim Evans
  • Solomon Fagan
  • Bethany Jean Fancher
  • Ailene Fields
  • Marc Fishman
  • Milton Fletcher
  • Jerome Forsans
  • Erik Foss
  • Andre Freitas
  • Chawky Frenn
  • Christine Frieb
  • France Garrido
  • Christopher Gendron
  • Damian Gerndt
  • Yanusz Gilewicz
  • Kevin Gillespie
  • Ken Goar
  • Carlo Grassini
  • Esther Grillo
  • Scott Grimando
  • Jessica Grindstaff
  • Torrie Groening
  • Michail Gubin
  • Alejandro Guzman
  • Joan Hall
  • William B. Hand
  • Daniel Hanequand
  • Mia Hanson
  • Richard Harper
  • Jim Harter
  • Jim Hayes
  • Colleen Healy
  • James Hendricks
  • David R. Hill
  • Scott Hinrichs
  • David Hochbaum
  • Virginia Hoge
  • Maura Holden
  • Jesse Holt
  • Sean Hopp
  • Ric Hornor
  • Eric J. Hovde
  • Sheryl Humphrey
  • Fumie Ishii
  • Boris Ivanov
  • John John Jesse
  • Jena Jones
  • Charles Johnson
  • Eric Johnson
  • Laura Lee Junge
  • Sam Jungkurth
  • David Kaelin
  • Theo Kamecke
  • Stephen Kasner
  • Joshua Katcher
  • Ryohga Katsuma
  • Marjorie Kaye
  • Mildred Kaye
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Insun Kim
  • Arthur Kirmss
  • Sol. Kjok
  • Chris Klapper
  • Robert Kleinschmidt
  • Viktor Koen
  • Paul Komoda
  • Kristina Kozak
  • Jenny Krasner
  • Michael Krinski
  • Kris Kuksi
  • Andre Lassen
  • Micki LeMieux
  • Sergio Lepore
  • Ariel Leshem
  • Meirav Leshem
  • Ellen Levitt
  • Estelle Levy
  • Scott Lewis
  • Alexandra Limpert
  • Travis Lindquist
  • Linda Lippa
  • Barbara Listenik
  • Liz-n-Val
  • Graham Lloyd
  • Stephen Lombardi
  • C. J. Lori
  • Travis A. Louie
  • Emma Louise
  • Thom Lynch
  • Antoinette Maclachlan
  • Gayle Madeira
  • Lynda Mahan
  • Drew Maillard
  • Greg Maillard
  • Monika Malewska
  • Tatiana Mamaeva
  • Louis Markoya
  • Loren Marks
  • Terry Marks
  • Marrus
  • Chris Mar
  • Anthony Martinez
  • Catherine May
  • Kike Mayer
  • Laura McCabe
  • Eric Merola
  • Richard Meyer
  • Damian Michaels
  • Timothy Mietty
  • Jessica Monsour
  • Anwar Montasir
  • Richard Montemurro
  • Joel Moore
  • Masao Morimoto
  • Richard R. Morrison
  • Charles E. Morrow
  • Bruce Morse
  • Adrienne Moumin
  • Chris Murray
  • Lee Muslin
  • Faridun Negmat-Zada
  • Mary Nash
  • Judy Nienow
  • Chris O’Brien
  • Amy O’Connell
  • Pablar
  • Kate Papanikolaou
  • Dana Parlier
  • Delorme Patrick
  • Steven Peabody
  • Eric Pederson
  • Juliette Pelletier
  • Debra Petitti
  • Timothy D. Petrinec
  • Tracy Phillips
  • Nicole Pilar
  • Pooch
  • J.K. Potte
  • Carol Quint
  • Dean Radinovsky
  • Lana Rayberg
  • Aleksandr Razin
  • Michael Rich
  • Bruce Riley
  • Cynthia Re Robbins
  • Natasha von Rosenschilde
  • Mark Rowley
  • Farah Salehi
  • Nancy Saleme
  • Nancy Sanders
  • John Santerineross
  • James Saunders
  • Valerie Schadt
  • Tristan Schane
  • Elly Scheblanov
  • Franciso Schklowsky
  • Thomas Martin Schurr
  • Anna Sea
  • Benjamin Sears
  • Alex Shabatinas
  • Tasneem Shahzad
  • Gail Shamchenko
  • Patricia Shaw
  • Aaron Shipps
  • Robert E. Sholties
  • Seppo Simila
  • Joel Simpson
  • Jaswant Singh
  • Rebecca Skelton
  • Tim Slowinski
  • Adam Smith
  • Linda Smith
  • S.N.A.F.U.
  • S.R. Sopha
  • Stephen Soreff
  • Olga Spiegel
  • Gary Spradling
  • Sandra Stanton
  • Nigia Stephens
  • Mariu Suarez
  • Jami Taback
  • Heidi Taillefer
  • Hanayo Takai
  • Peter Teraberry
  • Ruth Terrill
  • Michael Anthony Thomas
  • Miguel Tio
  • Charles Tisa
  • Fulvio Tomasi
  • Yuko Tonohira
  • Alessandra Torres
  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
  • Dan Trocchio
  • Pawel Trocha
  • Rick Turner
  • Matt Turov
  • Yelena Tylkina
  • David Ull (Eleftheriou)
  • Karl Unnasch
  • Nocien Uskaem’u
  • Jay Van Houton
  • Brian M. Viveros
  • Voke
  • Milan Vujosevic
  • Sharyne E. Walker
  • John Neal Wallace
  • Caroline Waloski
  • Bryan Kent Ward
  • Alyson Weege
  • Carolyn Weltman
  • Richard Willhardt
  • Mia Wolff
  • Katharine S. Wood
  • Michael Worthington
  • Miwa Yagi
  • Dmitry Yakovin
  • Riichi Yamaguchi
  • Marc A. Yannarelli
  • David Young
  • Yuma
  • Ling Y. Zhang
  • Victor Zinuhov
  • Zbigniew Zolkowski
  • Zen


Cash Prizes:

Choix des Juges:

Prix d’excellence – Premier Cru:

Prix d’excellence:

Outstanding contribution to Imaginative  Art:

  • Cynthia Re Robbins
  • Olga Spiegel

Achievement in Surealist/Visonary/Fantasic  Art:

  • Emma Loise (Madam Dollhaus)
  • Zen
  • Dana Parlier
  • James Saunders
  • Kevin Gillespie

Awards of merit:

  • Orin Buck
  • Chad Beatty
  • Hawk Alfredson
  • Humberto Aquino
  • Gerard Barbot
  • Linda Chido
  • Jeff Daiss
  • Christina Dallas
  • John John Jesse
  • Theo Kamecke
  • Kris Kuksi
  • Olga Spiegle
  • Gary Spradling
  • Ling Zhang