Award Winners

Artist Statement

Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes. -Jacob Nordby

I push boundaries and find creativity endless. I love the variety, color, and pulse of creating, and it has become the stuff of A-Team—"I love it when a plan comes together.”


“There is no ‘right’ way to make art. The only wrong is in not trying, not doing. Don’t put barriers that aren’t there—just get to work and make something” (Artist Lisa Golightly). This is true of most if not all of life. We can’t take flight if we don’t first spread our wings.


These days I ask questions like how much do I play with a photograph for it to be digital art and how much do I manipulate for digital art to become abstract? My abstracts are layers upon layers. Sometimes I see one of my photographs and know exactly where to take it. Sometimes, I twist and turn to an unexpected destination, such as the ever-changing Kaleidoscopes that are a childhood love. I never ask can I do it. Sometimes I am more intentional in my exploration of art, such as in the Textured series.


My black and white echoes the substance in my life—that which is steady, secure, and sensible. It is where my real life meets my art. For finding the best way to represent an image in black and white is not as simple as applying one filter. In the process of choosing a black and white filter and in adjusting contrast, composition, and composure of a piece what I choose to force forward highlights what is important to me within the frame. Black and white photography is statement.


I  push boundaries to inspire others to fearlessly tell their story or find their creative outlet. I create, hoping you see my life and art as an invitation to see new possibilities of diversely engaging each other beyond the discouraging words, poor health, marginal finances, or loss of life. Take a breath. Stay a moment. Tell me your story. Find refuge in my art, and feel the kaleidoscope of impact, inspiration, rest, energy, play, delight, comfort every time you find your place in it in the frame of your daily life.

Artist Craft

            Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Y. Hope Osborn’s creativity in writing, photography, and digital art began as a child with a 110mm camera, crafting, drawing, décor, and writing that amazed elementary teachers. An MA in Professional and Technical Writing earned in 2020 when she was 44 included valuable lessons in design, software application, and assignments using photography. Through all these mediums she experimented with color, composition, and communication.


Hope has made her life experience work for her. She believes if you are an artist something in your life proves it, regardless of medium.


She predominantly explores black and white photography that impact like a sonic boom and a unique genre of work that twists photographs into colorful digital abstracts. She publishes stories about mushrooms and writes about personal traumas. By God’s grace, the last two years she was awarded in solo and group exhibits, local and international competitions, and publications in both writing and art, sometimes in concert.


Today, Hope is a freelance writer, editor, and artist, residing in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Despite disabilities, she is tenacious, trying to live a full, productive life, growing a year-around patio garden; loving rowdy cat Isobel; enjoying church family comfort and support, and holding fast to a God who holds fast to her. Among these she blooms in seeking elusive great Captures, expressing reality and imagination that captivates, inspires, or informs while enriching lives.

Arkansas Arts Council

Arkansas Artist Registry

Downtown Little Rock

Alley Art Project

Prism - 1090

Over and Away - 1091

Artist Portfolio

Tres Aspect Artwork link opening
2019-21-Quills & Pixels publication of photos
Whitefish Review Cover for link to pages
NFTs (Non-fungibles)
Refuge NFT link

Rogers Art Walk

Art Walk Social Media Post

The Rep Artworks

5 x 5 Fundraiser

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Newport Delta Arts Festival

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Newport Delta Visual Arts Show Flyer
Newport Delta Visual Arts Show Flyer of Visual Artists
Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition certificate
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Artist Spotlight Solo competition certificate
Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibit Event postcard
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Y. Hope Osborn Solo Art Series Event Postcard
International Art Competition Gallery Exhibits
Best in Show Certificate for Image Color Choreography
Best in Show Certificate for Fusion Arts 6th Annual Colorful Abstractions photo Cosmos
Best in Show Certficate from Contemporary Art Gallery Online for Abstracts 2021

601 total entries

Fusion Lines Shapes and Objects exhibition postcard
Fusion 2nd Lines Shapes and Objects 5th place certificate for image Color Choreography

444 total entries

Light Space Time 2nd Annual Primary Colors exhibit postcard
Light Space Time 2nd Primary Colors 8th place certificate for Trapezoid Tower

744 total entries

Light Space Time Open Art Exhibition 2019 Honorable Mention Top 20 Verge.j

782 total entries

Light Space Time Open Art Exhibition 2019 Honorable Mention Spiraling.
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1,004 total entries

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Light Space Time 10th All Women 2021 -   Art Exhibition postcard
Light Space Time 10th All Women Special Merit certificate for image Flower Child

1093 total entries

Light Space Time 2020 Cityscapes Exhibition post card
Light Space Time 10th Cityscapes Honorable Mention Certificate for Verge image

522 total entries


1,002 total entries

Rhythym-and-Brass-Special Merit-3rd-Annual-Primary Colors Certfificate

627 total entries

497 total entries

Fusion 4th Annual Colors Exhibit postcard
Fusion 4th Annual Colors Honorable Mention certficate for image By Gones Here By
Fusion 2nd Season Quarterly Exhibit postcard
Fusion 2nd Seasons Quarterly 3rd place certificate for image Christmas Glow
Created in Isolation 2020 -   Art Exhibi

1189 total entries

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Contemporary Art Gallery Online 7th Annual Botanical Social Conscious Certficate for image Flower Child
Contemporary Art Gallery Online Open/no theme gallery choice certficate for image Cloud Complexity
Contemporary Art Gallery Online 2020 Cityscapes 3rd Place certficiate for image Verge
Art Room Gallery Seasons 2020 Special Merit Autumn at the Capitol and Reminiscence

462 total entries

Contemporary Art Gallery Online 7th Annual open/no theme competition winner certificate for image Arboretum
Art Room Gallery Skies 2019 Special Merit Storm Clouds and Cloud Complexity
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559 total entries

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5th Annual Leaves & Petals Hon. Mention
Monovisions_Perspective Series 2019 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Perspectival
Monovisions_Perspective Series 2019 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Perspectival
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200  total entries

J Mane Gallery Mind Body Spirit 2021 Honorable Mention certficate for Rhythm and Brass image

210 total entries

J Mane Gallery Honorable Mention Certficiate for H20
Monovisions Honorable Mention Nature and Landscape Series Certificate

485  total entries


597  total entries

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Abstracts 2021--Special Merit Certficate Light Space Time
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5th Patterns  2021  - Art Exhibition Event Postcard
Special Merit Certificate for Geopull

531  total entries

Special Merit Certificate for Ruffled
Neutral Density 2021 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Anthony Chapel: Light and Lace
Luxembourg Certficate of Artistic Merit
Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Exhibit Competitions*


All won online gallery exhibit and gallery book inclusion. Top 3 also exhibited in physical gallery.

Black Box Black and White 2019--online.j

550 total entries

Pages from Black Box Black and White 202
Black-Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog-Visual-Spectrum By Gones By Here

550 total entries

Black Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog Shades-of-Gray-Pedestrian
Black Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog Color-Photography—2020-Red-Rustic

 700 entries

Black Box Landscape and Architecture 2--

500 total entries

Pages from Black Box Taking Pictures 202
Black Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog Black-and-White—2021-La-Lafayette-2
Black Box_Photo Shoot--2020 Image Cover.