The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 5 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 July 5 through September 5, 2022 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 4th Annual "Summer 555" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion in the form of email marketing, 550+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing.
Congratulations to our artists who made our 4th Annual “Summer 555” Art Exhibition so successful. 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. Thank you to all of the artists who participated and for being a part of the gallery.
Scroll down the page to see read about each of our Top 5 Winning Artists. In the image gallery at the bottom of the page, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you a lightbox to view the entire artwork. To return to the “Summer 555” Home Page click here.
1st Place – Overall - Cher Pruys - "GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS”
"To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self-expression."
Cher 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 199 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 224 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits.
To learn more about Cher or to see more of her work, please visit her website.
2nd Place – Overall - Yvan Flame - "SONGE EQUIN”
Yvan FLAME creates universes through digital painting. He works on his works using a digital tablet which allows the artist to use as many colors and brushes as the work requires. The work of perspective and the requirements of proportions seduce the painter who enjoys exploring all the possibilities offered by these tools.
Living on his sailboat, the so-called panoramic format, all in length is a bit his trademark which corresponds to his environment. Yvan also works to order, according to the desire expressed by his clients, sometimes from their photos which he can then fix on supports of all sizes.
Yvan draws his inspiration through the contemplation of terrestrial and underwater landscapes which he considers his natural element. Space, of which he is an unavoidable contemplator, also invites itself into his collections. It is thus possible to come across a colored fish in the center of a cosmic decor. Through his pictorial practice and the rendering of his paintings, Yvan wishes to convey in images what he feels, what he perceives during his explorations.
Each painting tells a story, a count that will be told to you on the back of these creations. By using pigmented inks, ultra-resistant to water and UV, the craftsman guarantees the longevity of his creations, whether it is a unique work or a reproduction of a smaller size.
To learn more about Yvan and to see more of his work, please visit his website.
3rd Place – Overall - Linda Boisvert DeStefanis - "EBBING ORANGE”
Each time I paint I feel an emotional connection draws me to a scene, a watery reflection, billowing clouds or reflections over water. The light and shadows excite me and color adds another dimension as the art evolves. My love of photography has me capturing beautiful fleeting moments in time wherever I go that I often use as references.
I am a very patient painter who never shies away from detail and depth. I would describe my paintings as contemporary realism with landscapes and ‘waterscapes’ as my favorite subjects. Oils are still my favorite medium and I had taken two classes where I enjoyed painting on coated aluminum. Aluminum is similar to painting on glass, very smooth. It forces me to paint a bit differently and experiment more. I usually paint in oils on linen because of its beautiful, smooth surface.
Linda is an Elected Artist Member of the American Artist Professional League as well as the Clinton and Madison Art Societies, an Associate Member of Lyme Art Association and a member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club. She had been a member artist at the Maple and Main Fine Art Gallery in Chester, CT for over 5 years until it closed in 2018.
After being on the CWA Council for two years, Linda was elected to be the new President of the CT Women Artist organization in October of 2017, remained President for 3 years, and still remains on the Council as mentor and graphic artist.
To learn more about Linda or to see more of her work, please visit her website.
4th Place – Overall - Y. Hope Osborn - "COSMOS FROM AFREMOV”
Y. Hope Osborn’s creativity in writing, photography, and digital art began as a child with a 110mm camera, crafting, drawing, décor, and writing that amazed elementary teachers and, eventually, earned her a 4.0GPA MA in writing. As she earned her degree she applied design, software, and photography. Through all these mediums Hope experimented with color, composition, and communication, making her life experience work for her.
Hope writes about botanica to educate and entertain and personal traumas to encourage and empathize. She photographs the riches of life’s landscapes, realizing it encapsulates unique moments in time, and digitally abstracts her photos to imagine new realms. She is an ever-emerging and experimental artist, mediating the intersection of photography and digital media in ever-expanding ways of understanding and evolving art.
Her works are published by Woods Reader, Plants & Poetry Journal, Whitefish Review, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Writers’ Network, Awakenings, The Sunlight Press, Beyond Words Literary Journal, Artorful Magazine, and in multiple blogs, including Fusion Art, Light, Space & Time, Red Cross, and Best of Web/Be Local. Her works have been in solo and group exhibits online and off (Portland, Oregon; New York, New York; Arkansas) and awarded locally and internationally (including Monovisions; Neutral Density; Sienna; Fusion Art; Light, Space & Time; See|Me).
Regardless of accomplishment, Hope believes being a great author and artist is to be entrusted to express reality and imagination that captivates, inspires, or informs while enriching lives.
To learn more about Hope or to see more of her work, please visit her website.
5th Place – Overall - Jeffrey Friedkin - "BRYANT PARK CITYSCAPE”
Jeffrey 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 served on the Salmagundi board and was Chairman of the Public Relations Committee and assists the Chairman of the Photography Committee for the Salmagundi Art Club.
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, advertisements and news sites and is held in private collections, corporate businesses and clubs. A series of his photographs have recently been acquired by the Yuko Nii permanent collection at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
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.
To learn more about Jeffrey or to see more of his work, please visit his website.
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