For August, the gallery conducted the 5th Annual “Seasons” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s September 2016 online group art exhibition.
The “Seasons” theme will include and represent the four distinct times of the year, along with any scenes, events, or any activities associated with those four seasons. The gallery accepted art which was representative or in abstract form for possible inclusion into this art exhibition.
This art competition and the submission process and competition for the artists began in July 2016 and concluded on August 27, 2016. The gallery received 366 entries from 18 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Croatia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the gallery received entries from 28 different states.
Due to the volume of entries, the gallery felt that it was necessary to create two (2) media categories, in order to make the judging and the results fair for this competition. The media categories are Painting & Other and Photography & Digital. In addition, for this particular competition, we have an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries from the 2 media categories.
We also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art this month. 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.
We hope that you will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful artwork too. To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which contains larger images. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails.
All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of September 2016 and 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 “Seasons” 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 and Photography & Digital categories. Please go to the results of the Seasons 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 Seasons Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.
Painting & Other Category – The painting & other 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, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface. In addition, this category includes any 3D Art, fabric, mixed media, mosaic, line type drawings, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Seasons Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.
Photography & Digital Category – This 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, we have included most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Seasons Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.