The gallery’s competition for August 2018 was the gallery’s 8th Annual “Open” (No Theme) Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s September 2018 online group art exhibition.
Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Open” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in July 2018 and concluded on August 27, 2018.
The gallery received 702 entries from 31 different countries from around the world, as well as from 39 different states.
The exhibition has been divided into three media categories. Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3D Art. In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from the different media categories.
The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.
To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the outside of the large images in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.
All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of September 2018. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.
Congratulations to our artists who made our “Open” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other media, 3 Dimensional Art and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Open Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.
Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category. Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Open Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.
Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.
In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Open Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.
Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.
In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Open Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.
3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth. Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Open Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.