Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Art Gallery of the Future and the role of technology

Old thinking: art galleries can only show as much art as they have wall or display space.
New thinking: art galleries of the future use technology to shatter old thinking.

"Desert Wind" Click here to see all winners
Heaven Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, is an art gallery of the future … a brick and mortar gallery using technology to display the art work of thousands of artists from around the world. It opened May, 2017, with the work of 269 artists displayed on large screen, high-definition monitors. All work is available to purchasers within minutes through state-of-the-art giclee printing facilities.

Every month, Heaven Art facilitates a themed art contest to help bring the best work to the attention of art lovers. I was fortunate enough to discover the gallery through my participation in Sebastian Michael’s Awake program and am preparing to enter my third monthly contest.

Normally, you only hear about the awards artists win. I thought it might be interesting to post my entries and then let you know how it turns out later. In the first two months I’ve entered, I’ve won a 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention (shown above). You can click on the link below the photo above to see some incredible digital art.

This month the categories are: 

A World Of . . . 1. PEACE - 2. BEAUTY - 3. JOY - 4. MYSTERY.

Here are my entries:

Category: Peace. "What was said to the rose.” The title comes from Rumi's words: "What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.” They drew me into creating this image and contemplating the unending beauty that flows through the universe. It's an easy thing to forget in these days of turbulence.
What was said to the rose ...
Category: Mystery. “Blasting Open.” This piece was inspired by the spiral of a coleus leaf and a neon sign flashing “Open.” The mystery of both nature and technology combined to blast open my thinking about life and the universe. 
Blasting Open
We'll let you know how these pieces fare when the results are announced at the beginning of November.


  1. Congratulations, Joyce. Your "Desert Wind' is particularly current in light of the California wildfires.

    1. Thanks, Maureen ... how I wish it weren't so timely.

  2. Joyce I'm so proud and happy for you,that your beautiful work reaches its audience -- first of all because YOU created and you submitted it,and second because of art galleries using technology like this, and finally because this gallery recognized and rewarded the merit of your piece, Desert Wind. Way to go, sistah!

  3. Thanks, Susa ... I so appreciate your support!

  4. I was glad like that when my first daughter Lilly had turned one few years ago. Thank you! Tik Tok