“CityScapes” Art Exhibition 2022 – Overall Category

The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 3 media categories of the Painting & Other Category, Photography & Digital Category and the 3 Dimensional Art categories. 

The winning artists will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of February 2021 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

The overall winning artists’ category of the 11th Annual "CityScapes" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion.  In addition, the overall winning artists will also receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 550+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. 

Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on ArtJobs/ArtWeek. Artweek/Artjobs produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.  

Congratulations to our artists who made our 11th Annual “CityScapes” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s Archive section for further ongoing promotion.

The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have digital “CityScapes” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, and Press Releases sent to the winning artists within the next few weeks. Thank you to all of the artists who participated and for being a part of the gallery.  To return to the “CityScapes” Home Page click here.

To view the artwork in the image gallery’s below, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

1st Place – Overall - Jeffrey Friedkin - "Urban Mirror”

1st Place – Overall - Jeffrey Friedkin - "Urban Mirror” – www.jeffreyfriedkin.comJeffrey Friedkin is a fine art and street photographer, specializing in capturing the energy, vibrancy and isolation of New York City. Jeffrey is a juried photography member of the prestigious Salmagundi Art Club in NYC. He is the Chairman of the Public Relations Committee and serves on the Salmagundi Board and Photography Committee.

A multiple award-winning photographer, Jeffrey has widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the tri-state area in addition to a large international online presence. His work has been featured on various magazines and is held in private collections and clubs. A series of his photographs have been acquired by the Yuko Nii permanent collection at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY and Corcoran Realty of Westchester.

Jeffrey Friedkin’s photography employs a synthesis of the artistic eye and technology. His work focuses on New York life: the streets, people, architecture and nature. The lush rural landscapes and sparkling seascapes of the Hudson River Valley region equally inspire him. His images tell these stories.

Jeffrey’s website is www.jeffreyfriedkin.com  

2nd Place – Overall - Colin Killick - "The Oriental Pearl Tower”

2nd Place – Overall - Colin Killick - "The Oriental Pearl Tower” – www.behance.net/colinkillickColin Killick obtained a Ph.D in geology and then embarked on a 25 year career with the New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service. In 2011 he retired from National Parks to accompany his wife, Wendy, on her 3 year posting attached the Australian Embassy in Moscow.

During the long Russian winters he developed an interest in digital art, initially using Photoshop, then later moving to Affinity Photo. On more recent postings to Shanghai and Bangkok he expanded his artistic toolkit to include vectors and fractals. Now back in Australia, Colin continues to give his steam-driven computer some solid workouts.

Colin’s website is www.behance.net/colinkillick    

3rd Place – Overall - Xindi Zhao - "Sunset in Balboa”

3rd Place – Overall - Xindi Zhao - "Sunset in Balboa” – xindi931029@hotmail.comI have felt a connection with painting since I was very young. At that time, I was only curious about it. I didn't go on to pursue it until I started college. The main focus of my work is the cityscape. I often walk around the city, looking for something with a sense of age and architecture with obvious style. My cityscapes are done using oil paint on canvas or panel. My paintings are basically pictures of places I have been.

The reason I choose to paint cityscape is that I have liked architectural design very much since I was a child. When I was at University in China, I had a chance to study in Florence, Italy. My experience of living in Europe inspired my curiosity about all kinds of knowledge, including sculpture, architecture, film, new media and animation. This also gave me a keen interest in art and painting, with European architecture the strongest influence. European architecture is very distinctive, and many buildings have traces of sculpture, which explains the evolution and process of history. This inspired in me a strong desire to understand them. It was also the place where I first gained an understanding of architecture. When I came to the United States from China, I set my goal even higher. I think urban architecture is the best representative of a place. It reveals the history and culture of the place, and also records the style and environment of the place.

I have visited many different cities. I like the feeling of light very much. Light always brings warmth to people. At the same time, the light dazzles the eyes. So most of my works are about light in the city. My painting are roughly divided into two time points: sunrise, sunset. I think the light is the most special in these time. Sunrise and sunset are very warm light. It's a very different feeling. Through my paintings, I want to show my audience how I feel about the combination of city and light so that they can also experience this feeling imagine a picture, warm light sprinkled on different styles of buildings, evoking different feelings: this is exactly what I pursue. I want the audience to see my paintings in a sense of immersive presence.

Xindi can be reached via his Email.

4th Place – Overall - Shelley Benjamin - "Postcard from Paris”

4th Place – Overall - Shelley Benjamin - "Postcard from Paris” – www.shelleybenjamin.comShelley Benjamin, a resident of southeast Florida, is an award winning digital artist.

She has been published in “Living the Photo Artistic Life”, Somerset Digital Studio and “Awake Photography magazines. Her work has received Best in Show, and top 10 in the “Fusion Art” online gallery and top 10, Honorable, Mention and Special Merit in the Light Space and Time Gallery. She has exhibited in group shows at the Louvre, the Cornell Museum, and Grounds for Sculpture.

She received a BS in Textile Design from Cornell University. After a career as a textile designer and weaver, she became interested in mixed media, and ultimately, photography.

Ms. Benjamin’s experimentation and involvement with digital photography began after she purchased her first DSLR camera. During the learning process, she joined an international group of digital artists. With the advanced training she was able to develop her skills, which has allowed her to transform her images to reflect her vision. The inspiration from the group opened up the possibilities of taking photos into a new realm.

She is motivated by the art she sees in museums and galleries. From the time she was young she has always been an avid museum visitor. Her background in weaving exposed her to the art of fine crafts and the masters in those fields.

Shelley uses her photos as the foundation for a digital painterly approach, utilizing modern technology to enhance and transform the original image. Drawing upon her textile design background, she imparts a tactile feeling to her work.

She is inspired by color, reflections, light, the changing seasons, nature and architectural elements. Shelley is always searching for extraordinary visual imagery in very ordinary environments.

Ms. Benjamin states that her goal is to share the beauty around her and impart the uplifting feelings to the viewer that are the source of her inspiration.

Shelley’s website is www.shelleybenjamin.com 

5th Place – Overall - Steve Kavalec - "Market Ride”

5th Place – Overall - Steve Kavalec - "Market Ride” – www.stevekavalec.comArtist Biography

Steve was born in Spalding, Nebraska, in 1960. His career in art started when he landed his first commercial art job shortly after high school. Deciding to hone his skills in his chosen craft, he applied and was accepted to the Art Institute of Seattle. After completing his degree in Visual Communications, he moved back to his childhood home of Ft. Collins, Colorado. He spent the next twelve years working in various forms of Graphic Design and Print Media.

Always wanting to improve his skills, Steve found himself back in school at the Colorado Institute of Art where he received a degree in graphic design and graduated 1st in his class. He was soon designing web sites and applications. Over the next several years, Steve found that his true passion was exploring and experimenting in the field of fine art. Steve began studying oil painting at the Art Students League of Denver. The League was a good fit. It enabled Steve to quickly learn many techniques from both teaching-artists and students. With the constructive feedback, Steve’s painting skills quickly grew. One of his favorite sayings is, “I always learn something about art from everyone, whether they are an artist or not.”

Steve is currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife, Joan. He has two children Breanne and Kevin. Both are out pursuing their own paths but are seen and thought of often.

Artist Statement

Painting enables me to see and tell colorful and interesting stories. It allows me to take ordinary moments in time, filter them through my consciousness and create wonderful and unexpected images.

I was born with a creative sole wanting to express itself. As long as I can remember, the creative process has always been magical to me. I paint for myself. When I paint; there are no thoughts, there are all my thoughts. There is just the painting process, my muse, and my inner child.

Steve’s website is www.stevekavalec.com

6th Place – Overall - Marek Krumpár - "My Home”

6th Place – Overall - Marek Krumpár - "My Home” – www.marekkrumpar.comMarek Krumpár is a Czech visual artist. He was born in Prague, where he lives and works. Although he is currently inclined to Impressionism, he has tried a number of different techniques and styles over the course of his creative career.

He transitioned from classical brush painting to painting with a pallet knife on black canvas. When choosing a theme, light and shadows are most important to him.

The paintings of Marek Krumpár have been sold to private collections around the world. You will find his work in countries such as the US, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, and Croatia.

This is what Marek Krumpár says about his work: “Painting has taught me to stop every now and then to notice the moment and the ephemeral beauty that is all around us, which we often do not perceive at all in today's hectic world. It is these ephemeral moments that I try to capture in my paintings."

Marek’s website is www.marekkrumpar.com 

7th Place – Overall - Todd Dieringer - "City Streets No 1”

7th Place – Overall - Todd Dieringer - "City Streets No 1” – www.nicolastoddesigns.comArt has always been a part of Mr. Dieringer’s life. At a young age, he picked up a camera and never stopped capturing images. Todd works in other media, including acrylic painting and scenic design for live theatre.

Often, Todd’s artistic endeavors cross media and influence each other. His interest in nature and landscape photography has been informing and inspiring his abstract painting practice, while his painting practice has led to abstract manipulations of photographs. Todd challenges himself to look at things differently and re-imagine realities.

He is an award-winning artist in several disciplines and his work has been displayed across the United States and internationally. He received the Director’s Choice Award for his image entitled “Castle” in the juried group exhibition: The Abstract Image at Praxis Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photography and painting work has also been included in exhibitions with Fusion Art, PH 21 Gallery, View Arts, Upstream Gallery, Light Space & Time, Grey Cube Gallery, and ArtBox Project.

Todd’s website is www.nicolastoddesigns.com

8th Place – Overall - Ting An Chen - "Zhongshan South Road”

8th Place – Overall - Ting An Chen - "Zhongshan South Road” – pink92196@gmail.comTing An Chen focuses on Taiwanese architecture, and she intends to convey how architecture shapes Taiwan. Taiwan is also an island of motorcycles, which means you can see motorcycles everywhere. The architecture of Taiwan is not very consistent and some buildings or streets are not even symmetrical, but she sees its variety and vitality. Her artwork is an introduction to Taiwan where she grew up and shows the ever-changing side of Taiwan.

Ting can be reached via her Email.

9th Place – Overall - Mary McKenna Ridge - "Clouds Over Hoboken”

9th Place – Overall - Mary McKenna Ridge - "Clouds Over Hoboken” – http://marymckennaridgephotography.squarespace.comMary is a Photographer/Artist living in New York City at the Westbeth Artists' Housing Complex. She holds a Master's Degree in Graphic Communications from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., has studied at the International Center of Photography, at N.Y.U., and at the School of Visual Arts, all in Manhattan. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Edinboro University, Pa. Mary has worked as an Art Instructor in NYC Junior High Schools and as a Graphic Designer in addition to her Photographic work.

Mary has designed many book jackets for publishing companies, and also works in watercolor and pen and ink. Mary shoots in color and black and white, using digital full frame, as well as 35 mm SLR. She has photographed throughout Europe and Asia, and much of the United States.

Mary’s website is http://marymckennaridgephotography.squarespace.com  

10th Place – Overall - Cher Pruys - "Rainy day In Tokyo”

10th Place – Overall - Cher Pruys - "Rainy day In Tokyo” – www.artbycher.caCher Pruys was born in Regina. Over the years she lived in many places including Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Fort Frances, settling into her present home in Devlin, on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats.

By age three, Cher was seldom found without a drawing tool in hand. She worked in pencil, charcoal and ink over the years, until, she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 35. Beginning with oil paints, she found her chosen mediums in acrylic, water color and gouache.

Although self-taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 163 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 164 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits.

Cher’s website is www.artbycher.ca  

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