Levan Songulashvili wins People’s Choice for artwork at NY National Art Show

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Levan Songulashvili was honoured at the New York’s annual Black & White National Juried Art Exhibition with a People’s Choice award for his work.

Songulashvili’s piece The Styx Portrait was picked for the prize with a popular vote.

The artwork was recognized following a voting involving invited artists, art critics and members of the organising Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) art society.

The oil and acrylic work, from Songulashvili’s project THE STYX, had been picked as one of 110 pieces featured in the display from submissions by over 1,100 United States-based artists.

Curated by Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Alison Hokanson, the selected pieces went on display during the annual event that opened on July 29 and ran through August 20.

This year’ Black & White National Juried Art Exhibition featured works aimed at exploring the sense of human perception and survival.

The display is organised by BWAC, an organisation run by over 400 established and emerging artists.

Hosting three shows annually, BWAC boasts an art gallery in a US Civil War-era warehouse building in New York that hosts over 18,000 visitors every year.