Randal Huiskens Pop Art

The Brands
I came up with the concept of creating several different brands for my artwork during the summer of 2018. I had always wrestled with the question: How do I keep developing along my linear path while starting new paths which can develop in different directions, exploring different types of Pop Art?

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Awards And Exhibitions



Randal Huiskens wins 5 awards in the Pop Art Category of the American Art Awards

Pop Artist Randal Huiskens has scored a series of wins in this year's American Art Awrds, all in the Pop Art category. While he did not win the first place award, Huiskens won more awards in Pop Art Category than any other artist.

The complete list of the awards won by Huiskens is as follows:
  • 2nd Place (Tie) RANDAL HUISKENS USA "Queen Of Diamonds" 30 x 40" Acrylic On Canvas.
  • 4th Place (Tie) RANDAL HUISKENS USA "Variations On Botticelli's Birth Of Venus No. 5" 20 x 20" Acrylic On Canvas.
  • 4th Place (Tie) RANDAL HUISKENS USA "Chairman Mao" 20 x 24" Acrylic On Canvas.
  • 5th Place (Tie) RANDAL HUISKENS USA "I Heart Lady Liberty" 20 x 20" Acrylic On Canvas.
  • 5th Place (Tie) RANDAL HUISKENS USA "Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjuro II" 24 x 36" Acrylic On Canvas.
The American Art Awards is a juried competition judged by 25 prominent American art galleries. President and co-founder of the American Art Awards is Thom Bierdz, a painter, author and actor most widely known for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless..
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Feedspot Names Randal Huiskens' Pop Art Blog One Of The Internet's
Top 15 Pop Art Blogs

On September 27, 2018, Feedspot included Randal Huiskens' Pop Art blog in a list of the Top 15 Pop Art Blogs on the web. The Pop Art blogs were ranked based on the criteria of Google reputation and Google search ranking, influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, quality and consistency of posts, and most importantly, Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review. Huiskens' blog is ranked fourth on their list.
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Tony Andrews Chooses Randal Huiskens' Artwork for Album Cover

Tony Andrews, a London-based singer songwriter, has chosen a painting by Randal Huiskens, a Chicago area Pop Artist, for the cover of his debut album. The album is titled "Year Of The Tiger," and the cover features Huiskens' 2017 painting "Tiger (Panthera Tigris)."
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Interview With The Artist

Art And Life With Randal Huiskens
Online Publication VoyageChicago.com interviewed Randal Huiskens in 2018. Click here to read interview.



Frames Unlimited Gallery

Frames Unlimited Post ArtPrize Exhibit
October 21 - November 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday October 21, 5pm-8pm

"Voices Of Freedom"
Randal Huiskens' ArtPrize Entry, "Voices Of Freedom," is going to be moving to a new location after the close of ArtPrize 8. It will be included in a special exhibition at The Frames Unlimited Gallery in Kentwood MI

Frames Unlimited
2964 28th Street SE
Kentwood MI 49512
Phone: 616-942-0091



ArtPrize Eight 2016

http://www.artprize.org/
September 21, 2016 - October 9, 2016

"Voices Of Freedom"
Series of 4 paintings. Each painting is 30 inches wide by 40 inches tall, with a stretcher depth of 1.5 inches. The subject honors 4 great historical figures whose words and deeds both saved lives and inspired others to greatness: Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth.

Venue: Grand Rapids City Hall
300 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503



1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Place Wins In The Pop Art Category Of The 2015 America Art Awards

The complete list of the awards won by Huiskens is as follows:
  • 1ST PLACE – RANDAL HUISKENS "Marilyn Monroe 2015.03"
  • 3rd PLACE – RANDAL HUISKENS "Elizabeth Taylor No. 5"
  • 4th PLACE (TIE) – RANDAL HUISKENS "Elizabeth Taylor Vintage Vogue"
  • 4th PLACE (TIE) – RANDAL HUISKENS "I ♥ Lucy"
  • 5th PLACE (TIE) – RANDAL HUISKENS "Big Mac"
The American Art Awards is a juried competition judged by 25 prominent American art galleries. President and co-founder of the American Art Awards is Thom Bierdz, a painter, author and actor most widely known for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless.
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ArtPrize Seven

http://www.artprize.org/
September 23, 2015 - October 11, 2015

"Great Native American Chiefs"
http://www.artprize.org/randal-huiskens/2015/great-native-american-chiefs
Series of 5 paintings. Each painting is 30 inches wide by 40 inches tall, with a stretcher depth of 1.5 inches. The subject honors 5 great Native American tribal chiefs: Medicine Crow of the Crow Nation, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces, Red Cloud of the Oglala Lakota Sioux, Geronimo of the Bedonkohe Apache, and Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux.

Venue: The B.O.B.
20 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503



Interview With The Artist

"Inch by Inch - the Pop Art of Randal Huiskens"
Online Publication US Represented interviewed Randal Huiskens in 2015.
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Daily Paintworks Spotlight Artist

"DPW Spotlight Interview: Randal Huiskens"
Featured Artist on Daily Paintworks website, week of April 30, 2015
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Featured Artist - Brothers K Coffehouse

June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Exhibition featuring 13 works
Brothers K Coffehouse, 500 Main St Evanston, IL.



1st, 4th and 5th Place Wins In The Pop Art Category Of The 2014 America Art Awards

The complete list of the awards won by Huiskens is as follows:
  • 1ST PLACE – RANDAL HUISKENS "I ♥ Marilyn No. 3"
  • 4th PLACE (TIE) – RANDAL HUISKENS "Communist Infiltration In The Protestant Clergy"
  • 4th PLACE (TIE) – RANDAL HUISKENS "Atom Heart Mother"
  • 5th PLACE (TIE) – RANDAL HUISKENS "I ♥ Elizabeth Taylor"
  • 5th PLACE (TIE) – RANDAL HUISKENS "Clint Eastwood 2014.01"
The American Art Awards is a juried competition judged by 25 prominent American art galleries. President and co-founder of the American Art Awards is Thom Bierdz, a painter, author and actor most widely known for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless..
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Fall 2014 Dick Blick 12 x 12 Juried Art Exhibition

Grand Prize/Best Of Show - "Tiger #2"
September 25, 2014, 2014 - October 22, 2014
Opening reception on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00PM.
Blick Art Materials, 1755 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-425-9100.



1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Wins In The Pop Art Category Of The 2013 America Art Awards

The complete list of the awards won by Huiskens is as follows:
  • 1ST PLACE – RANDAL HUISKENS "Marilyn Monroe #6"
  • 2ND PLACE – RANDAL HUISKENS "Starry American Night"
  • 3RD PLACE – RANDAL HUISKENS "Clockwork Butterfly No. 11" The American Art Awards is a juried competition judged by 25 prominent American art galleries. President and co-founder of the American Art Awards is Thom Bierdz, a painter, author and actor most widely known for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless.

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2013 Dick Blick 12 x 12 Community Art Show

Opening reception on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 8:00PM.
Blick Art Materials, 1755 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-425-9100.



2012 American Art Awards

1st Place Win - Cubism - "Hornet Moth No. 2"
6th Place Win - Expressionism (Other) - "Clockwork Butterflies No. 6"
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Thom Bierdz, self-taught artist and actor (Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless), co-founded this opportunity to bring new artists from around the globe into contact with American galleries. All art images are seen and judged by authentic galleries, sometimes resulting in exhibitions. Esteemed galleries vote on the works they like, and get to discover new talent. Artists get seen by galleries (often for their first time) and 300 artists win awards. For more information, visit http://www.americanartawards.com/



2012 Dick Blick 12 x 12 Community Art Show

Thursday September 20, 2012 through Thursday October 25, 2012
Opening reception on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM - 8:00PM.
Blick Art Materials, 1755 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-425-9100.



Randal Huiskens - New Works

April 20, 2012 through April 30, 2012
Opening reception on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 7:00 PM - 9:00PM.
Frame Warehouse, 606 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-869-5210.



2011 Dick Blick 12 x 12 Community Art Show

September 22, 2011 through October 30, 2011
Opening reception on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 8:00PM.
Blick Art Materials, 1755 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-425-9100.



2010 Dick Blick 12 x 12 Community Art Show

September 30, 2010 through October 30, 2010
Opening reception on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00PM.
Blick Art Materials, 1755 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-425-9100.