The gallery’s competition for January 2022 was the 11th Annual “All Women” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, women artists only, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s February 2022 online group art exhibition.

This art competition had an open theme and was for women artists only. The submission process and competition for the artists began in December 2021 and concluded on January 27, 2022.

The gallery received 1,147 entries from women artists in 30 different countries from around the world, as well as from 41 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of February 2022. 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 11th Annual “All Women” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the All Women 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 All Women 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 All Women 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 All Women 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the  All Women Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

The gallery’s competition for December 2021 was the 12th Annual “CityScapes” 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 in to the Gallery’s January 2022 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “CityScapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in November 2021 and concluded on December 27, 2021.

The gallery received 551 entries from 22 different countries from around the world, as well as from 30 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into two media categories: Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital Art categories.  Due to limited 3 Dimensional entries in this competition, all 3D artwork will be included in the Painting & Other Media category. 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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of January 2022. 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 12th Annual “CityScapes” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 2D and 3D media, including relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material that can be used to create 3 dimensional art.  Please go to the results in the CityScapes 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 CityScapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

 

It’s that time of the year again when we at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announce our “Year in Review” recap. In this annual feature we highlight and promote again the gallery’s top winning artists for the 12 individual monthly art exhibitions and any other special online art exhibitions the gallery conducted, which in 2021 included the gallery’s “555 Special” art exhibition.

In 2021, the gallery received more than 11,787+ entries for our art competitions and the following artist’s and their art are what we consider to be the best entries from our online themed exhibitions. 

The gallery received a broad array of media and artistic styles throughout the year.  We tried to showcase the various media received in our art exhibitions and we hope that you will take some time to view the various exhibitions that we have posted in our Gallery Archives.

Please enjoy reading about these extremely talented artists.

“All Women” – January 2021 – Merrilee Soberg – “The Timekeepers”

“All Women” – January 2021 – Merrilee Soberg – “The Timekeepers”After retiring from a successful career as a professional potter, Merrilee turned to photography and digital art to fill the creative void. She honed her digital art skills in Sebastian Michael's Photoshop Artistry online courses. As a result, she has been published in numerous editions of "Living the Photoartistic Life" magazine and was featured in the February 2020 edition.

In 2020, Merrilee received first place in Fusion Art's "Leaves and Petals" competition plus second overall (first place in photography division) in "Light Space & Time's" Nature competition. Many of the photos used in Merrilee's compositions were taken at home on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada or during her world travels.

She is passionate about photographing wildlife, especially birds, in their natural habitat. As she lives on the edge of a seasonal wetland, other elements of nature regularly find their way into her artistic creations. These photos combined with digital painting are the building blocks used to create inspired, unique works of art that can be beautiful, intriguing, moving and at times thought provoking. She focuses on the resilience, strength and connectedness of the human spirit.

Nature and the human form....what a magical combination.

Merrilee’s website is www.merrilee-soberg.pixels.com  

“CityScapes – February 2021 – Sandy Friedkin - "Schnippers for Lunch”

“CityScapes – February 2021 – Sandy Friedkin - "Schnippers for Lunch”Sandy received a BS Degree from Columbia U., School of Occupational Therapy, and practiced as an OTR for many years. She had training in many artistic & craft media and enjoys taking pictures and post - computer processing. Sandy was born & spent most of her life in New York City. Her family still lives in the New York Metro Area & if she has an opportunity to visit NYC, she takes her camera & goes there. These pictures were taken on one such visit.

Sandy has lived in beautiful South Florida for the past 30 years. She loves the year-round warm climate and the outdoors. There is always something of beauty to photograph, whether wild birds, wildlife, flowers & botanicals, people, architecture or Land and Seascapes. Sandy has had her photographs displayed in many juried shows, galleries, and in many homes in South Florida. She has won a number of “Best in Show”, Special Merit, and Honorable Mention Awards.

If you would like to see more of her work, visit her website: https://sandyfriedkin.smugmug.com/browse

“Abstracts” – March 2021 – Ingrid Black – “The Cosmic Eye”

“Abstracts” – March 2021 – Ingrid Black – “The Cosmic Eye”Ingrid Black is a self-taught artist who has worked with acrylics for over 35 years. Since retiring from her real estate career in 2008, she has devoted herself to art. She has had four solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions since then. Her cityscapes were very popular in the eighties. She went on to paint a series of portraits of performing artists, capturing her subjects’ energy on stage - depicting them in a surrealistic style. When she submitted her portrait of Bob Marley to the Bob Marley website in 2012, it went viral.

While she was painting portraits, she liked to paint birds and other animals, on occasion, which led to a series of bird paintings - realistic depictions of birds in settings normally associated with human beings. Also very popular, these paintings tell a story, often with humorous undertones.

She ventured into abstracts in 2016. Her fascination with texture, colour, contrast and light is evident in her abstract creations. In 2020, David Stark, Editor/Publisher of two websites, who has been involved in the music scene in London, England for many years, purchased the right to use Magical Mystery Tour, her psychedelic painting of the Beatles, for the cover of his new book, It’s All Too Much.

Ingrid Black’s work comprises a wide range of styles and subject matter - she tries something new just about every year. Not doing so would make her feel as though she is standing still. She is a member of The Lakeshore Association of Artists in Pointe Claire, Quebec, and The Society of Canadian Artists.

Ingrid’s website is www.ingridblack.com

“Figurative” – April 2021 – M. Gilmour - "Sitting. Waiting.”

“Figurative” – April 2021 – M. Gilmour - "Sitting. Waiting.”Based in Munich, Germany, Michael is a Senior Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. With no formal training in fine art (Michael's formal education is in accounting and law), Michael is a self-taught painter who has relied on practice, casual advice, books and videos to develop his painting techniques since he began painting in 2012.

Michael favours representational art with the aim of giving the viewer a high sense of realism to create the illusion of life. Michael prefers still life and figurative motives, and generally works with photographers to find natural compositions.

Michael’s website is www.gilmourfineart.com

“Botanicals” – May 2021 – Cher Pruys - "Coneflower”

“Botanicals” – May 2021 – Cher Pruys - "Coneflower”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, watercolor and gouache.

Although self-taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 99 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non-juried shows. She has won 75 awards for her work at the International Juried Exhibits. Included in these awards, the first recipient of a major Canadian National Award, The Mary Pratt Crystal Award of Excellence at the 2014 SCA Open Juried Exhibition, The SCA 1st place award of distinction twice respectively, 2016, and 2017 at The Canada’s 150 show. The Gold Medal recipient for Figurative Painting in The Mondial Art Academia’s International 2018 Competition. The Aviation Week & Space Technology Award Best of the Best, and the ASAA Award of Distinction for the best painting in the ASAA International Space & Technology Exhibit & Competition, consecutively for 2 years. She has had 14 solo exhibits. Cher is also an avid fused glass artist, and a certified teacher of piano and guitar.

Her painting “The Bubble” had the honour of being part of the Masterworks from The International Guild of Realism Tour. She was elected to the American Society of Aviation Artists as an artist member in 1996, and eventually was elected as a Foreign Affiliate Artist Fellow, one of only two Canadians receive this honour. Her work has graced the covers of 3 books, 14 magazines, and has-been featured in over 50 international publications. Cher’s works have found a permanent home in private and public collections worldwide.

Cher’s artistic style can be described as Realism with a hint of Abstract in her latest works.

Cher’s website is www.artbycher.ca.

“Animals” – June 2021 – Kaz Turner - "Rise to the Bait”

“Animals” – June 2021 – Kaz Turner - "Rise to the Bait”Since a very young age, visual art has always been of great interest. Kaz began to paint and illustrate from a very early age and continued to do so as a hobby. Kaz pursued an artistic career for a short while, although circumstance led her to a change in career.

Eventually after a long break, she returned to the art world and enrolled onto a part time class at a local college. This transition intensified her eagerness to create a personal style of decorative imagery; consequently, this progressed to the foundation course in Art and Design. It was here her drawing strengths were apparent and subsequently Kaz went on to gain a BA Hons in Illustration for Children’s Publishing at Glyndwr University Wales where she experimented with a plethora of materials, and found the amazing result pastels could produce when creating a design.

As a professional wildlife artist not only does Kaz have an avid interest in animals and their welfare but her love the natural world has been the inspiration to create realistic works of art. Her aim is to capture the spirit and character of the animals she paints, paying particular attention to the assiduous detail, their energy and form. Her portraits are a true representation capturing a pet's personality.

Kaz also offers one to one tuition, at her home studio in which she enjoys helping others to improve their own painting skills. All age groups are catered to, from beginners to advanced. Commissions for pet portraits are always welcome. As a consequence, she considers it an honour and a pleasure to illustrate nature and animals in art.

Kaz’s website is www.kazturner.com

“Landscapes” – July 2021 – Barbara Mierau-Klein‏ - "Tetons Sunset”

“Landscapes” – July 2021 – Barbara Mierau-Klein‏ - "Tetons Sunset”I enjoy combining my photography skills, education in graphics, and love of painting to create mixed-media digital works of art. Using all three disciplines enables me to diversify my style. My first love will always be abstracts. I create these with more of a feeling rather than starting with a vision of the end result. As I get older, I find myself leaning toward more of a modern style of work. The less complicated feel and composition appeals to my "less is more" aesthetic. I am an optimist and generally positive person. I focus on creating art that is colorful, has movement, light and uplifting. There's enough darkness in the world, I choose "HAPPY"!

Michelle’s website is www.woitzelphotography.com

“555 Special” – July 5 – September 5, 2021 – Jon Bøe Paulsen - "Dead Ringer”

“555 Special” – July 5 – September 5, 2021 – Jon Bøe Paulsen - "Dead Ringer”Jon Bøe Paulsen’s (1958) paintings are hauntingly realistic. His impeccable skills give filmic qualities to his works. The artist studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (US) and graduated from the Norwegian State Art Academy in 1984.

His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark add a “carravaggistic” feel. Jon’s success as an artist was translated into various commissions, awards, and publications, including a documentary film on his life.

The artist’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Norway, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.

Jon’s website is www.artrenewal.org/Artist/Index/7440

“Open (No Theme)” – August 2021 – John H Diephouse - "Carriage for Hire”

“Open (No Theme)” – August 2021 – John H Diephouse - "Carriage for Hire”I am a primarily self-taught photographer who began exhibiting my images about fifteen years ago. I seek to share images with which I has a strong and instinctive personal connection. Images may be simply documentary, invoke a sense of time and place, or resonate as an abstract blend of color, shape or form. Others provoke an indefinable question that does not readily yield answers without further study and reflection.

My creative process follows an intuitive yet patterned path, searching for the combination of elements that produces an instinctive but undeniable connection. Most often, the images that provoke the strongest connection are those that do not produce an immediate reaction but provoke a response through repeated contact and consideration over time.

I exhibit widely and have received awards in local, regional, and national exhibitions. My photographs are also included in several corporate and private collections.

John can be reached via his email.

“Patterns” – September 2021 – Christopher Brown - "Firmament”

“Patterns” – September 2021 – Christopher Brown - "Firmament”I am a working artist with a master's degree in fine art. Included among my abstract works are wall sculptures, paintings, and drawings. I use a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials including canvas, paper, charcoal, chalk, pen, pencil, oil paint, varnish, plywood, wood, steel, and epoxy resin.

My abstract artworks are informed by Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism (Surrealism in that I give the unconscious/subconscious mind considerable liberty while working and Abstract Expressionism in so much as the pieces are not rooted in, nor do they mirror or seek to translate, objective reality). The artworks exist (for the most part) independent of direct visual reference to the physical world. When a direct reference is made, via a representational image fragment or a material that comes loaded with associations, it is done to induce a sense of memory, of fading or forming thought.

Free from the tethers of objective "subject", I use color, line, shape, material, and composition as “notes” struck in dynamic, gestural ways as well as quietly and reflectively played. These “notes” occupy visual spaces that are emotive and contemplative—internal, inward-looking spaces.

My large-scale pieces are intended to envelop the viewer and immerse them as they experience the work. Through this experience, I hope that the viewer may find respite from the noise of the “real” world, a breathing space, and calm found through quiet reflection.

Christopher can be reached via his email.

“SeaScapes” – October 2021 – Laurie Snow Hein - “Sailor's Delight”

“SeaScapes” – October 2021 – Laurie Snow Hein - “Sailor's Delight”Laurie Snow Hein has been painting since first grade when she first picked up a paintbrush and watched the bright paint colors dripping down the paper. It was love at first stroke. Her parents had convinced her that it was impossible to make a career as an artist; but it was in her DNA. Both parents, brother, and grandmother were multi-talented in the arts. At age twelve she started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator, famous for “Tales from the Crypt.” Her high school teacher encouraged her to apply for a scholarship which she received from Columbus College of Art and Design. She decided to major in Industrial design to be practical. At the end of her first year, Laurie was the first freshmen at CCAD to be awarded the Katherine M. Tuttle Scholarship.

After college, she married considering art as a pass time. Six children later at age 40, she was suddenly in need of supporting her family by herself. Her strength was the arts, portrait painting primarily, so she immediately started advertising to paint portraits. Her garage was converted to a teaching studio. She took a job instructing art in all mediums, teaching at two local country clubs. When her paintings of children and animals were noticed by a national publisher, her career in art licensing and reproductions was launched. God blessed her and provided the opportunities and ability to support her family with artistic talent. Had it not been for the necessity of using her artistic abilities she would have never grown to be the artist she is today.

Working 30 years as a professional artist, teacher, licensed artist, illustrator, showing at art festival circuits, Laurie now shows primarily in Florida. Her subject is concentrated on local landscapes, beaches, botanicals, wildlife. The beauty and variety of God’s creation is all the inspiration needed when exploring the amazing world there is to enjoy. Large paintings making you feel in the moment are her forte. Although very realistic, her brushstrokes are bold, rich with colors, transparent glazing, textures, and energy. You feel like you could almost step into the painting. The pace was so fast and demanding for many years that there wasn’t time to consider entering competitions for awards. Now at 70 plus there is a focus to share her art more with her peers and enter competitions creating greater value for her many collectors.

Traveling is a passion, while she searches out the heart of locations to paint. In 2019 Laurie traveled across the US on a 90-day trip starting a new collection of plein air artworks representing our National Parks. In 2021, she created several more plein air paintings during a white-water rafting trip down the Colorado River, flanked by the majestic Grand Canyon.

Contact her directly from her website: www.laurieheinartist.com/ for originals and commissions or custom made giclee reproductions. Follow her art and videos on Instagram and Facebook and collections on Pinterest.

“Nature” – November 2021 – Carolyn Dakin - "Full Moon"

“Nature” – November 2021 – Carolyn Dakin - "Full Moon"Carolyn is a digital artist and photographer, whose art is inspired by the beautiful natural environment of the South Island of New Zealand. She spends time photographing many images, which she layers together to create painterly and timeless stories. Her work integrates themes of joy, beauty and delight, often with humorous or playful aspects.

Carolyn’s website is www.dakincarolyn.myportfolio.com

 

 

“Primary Colors” – December 2021 – John Jaster - "Boat Reflections”

“Primary Colors” – December 2021 – John Jaster - "Boat Reflections”John was born in Columbus Ohio, graduated from Ohio State and lived in Southern California for 30 years. Although John learned to draw and paint as a young boy, his degrees are in the computer science field. It wasn't until 2010, when his wife bought him a large easel and encouraged him to start painting again, that he began to take his art career seriously.

Since then John has been selected in over 130 gallery shows and juried contests, including the National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society 2013 International On-line Exhibition and 2014 Best in America show.

John's Carousel Horse #1 was featured in the June 2014 issue the Artist's magazine Competition Spotlight, and he was featured in the 'Artists to Watch' section of the Southwest Art March 2016 edition.

John's acrylic painting have been included in AcrylicWorks Best of Acrylic Painting volumes 1-6+8 and his paintings have been voted FAV15% in Bold Brush on a number of occasions.

John’s website is www.johnjasterstudio.com

Congratulations to our Top Winning Artists for 2021 - Your Works are Magical and Stunning! Thank you.

2021 Year in Review – Our Top Winning Artists

The gallery’s competition for November 2021 was the 3rd Annual “Primary Colors” 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 in to the Gallery’s December 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Primary Colors” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The “Primary Colors” theme was one in which at least one of the primary colors (Red, Blue &/or Yellow) stood out as a primary artistic element in the artwork. Any subject matter and any media were acceptable in this open theme competition, as long as the colors in the artwork were at least one or more of the three primary colors.  The submission process and competition for the artists began in October 2021 and concluded on November 27, 2021.

The gallery received 627 entries from 24 different countries from around the world, as well as from 30 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of December 2021. 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 3rd Annual “Primary Colors” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Primary Colors 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 Primary Colors 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 Primary Colors 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 Primary Colors 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Primary Colors Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Suzie Sullivan has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Suzie is an award-winning artist based in County Mayo, Ireland. Suzie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 19th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Suzie’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Suzie’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Suzie Sullivan's lifelong passion for art and craft work began as a child in the UK. Throughout her life she has always had hobby projects on the go but could only have dreamt where it would lead. She has always had a fascination for Ireland and moved there in 2001. She loves what Ireland has to offer - music, culture, ancient legends and fairy tales and the wide-open spaces - and all of this is reflected in her work. She is now known throughout Ireland and beyond for her work in fibre art, polymer clay and flame worked glass. She has won several prestigious awards for her art and craft and has participated in many exhibitions and shows. She has also shared her extensive knowledge with many students over the years. Suzie is a self-taught artist, preferring to work and experiment in the peace of her own studio tucked away in the beautiful wild landscape of the west of Ireland.

Artist Statement

Nestled in the beautiful landscape of Co Mayo, Ireland is a small studio where self-taught artist Suzie Sullivan spends her days creating art and craft. For many years Suzie has been better known as a textile artist working with wool and fibre, but in 2019 she changed direction and started working with polymer clay. This new material has opened a whole new world of texture and creativity. Her work represents a unique vision of an imaginary world of nature, capturing extravagant forms, colours and patterns derived from the natural world we live in. This latest body of small sculptures is titled ‘If you go Down to the Woods Today’. These sculptures are meticulously detailed and are intended to evoke dreams, childhood memories and the desire to escape to a world of one’s own making. They are made with a wire armature built up with layers of polymer clay and richly embellished with unique colour blends and complex polymer clay cane work.

Suzie’s art can be viewed on her Instagram.

The gallery’s competition for October 2021 was the 11th Annual “Nature” 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 in to the Gallery’s November 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Nature” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in September 2021 and concluded on October 27, 2021.

The gallery received 590 entries from 21 different countries from around the world, as well as from 27 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of November 2021. 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 11th Annual “Nature” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Nature 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 Nature 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 Nature 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 Nature 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

The gallery’s competition for May 2021 was the 11th Annual “Animals” 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 in to the Gallery’s June 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Animals” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in April 2021 and concluded on May 27, 2021.

The gallery received 895 entries from 29 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2021. 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 11th Annual “Animals” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Animals 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 Animals 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 Animals 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 Animals 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Irene Sirko has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Irene is an award-winning artist based in Canada. Irene was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 18th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Irene’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Irene’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Irene’s sculpture plays an especially important part in her life. She always needed to express her artistic feelings. For many years, she had searched to find the right medium for 3-dimensional work. From the very first time she placed her hands on stone to sculpt, she was captivated. The freedom that comes with creating what she feels is enlightening and a perfect outlet for her creativity. Though Irene sculpted exclusively by hand for many years, she now includes the use of power tools. This enables her to expand how she sculpts and thereby create more interesting sculptures. Her art training includes Toronto School of Art, Wilfrid Laurier University, Haliburton School of Arts and private studies. She continuously experiences other media to expand her basis for creativity. Her style is to create sculptures that are simple, diverse and organic in nature.

Artist Statement

Irene’s sculptures are a response to life’s balance between control and freedom. Working with a structurally challenging medium, she utilizes a visceral and intuitive process to work the stone into free forms, constantly testing her own understanding of structure, movement and flow as she perceptively feels for the stone’s ability to accept or reject her applications. Intrinsic to her artistic practice is the sculpture’s simplicity, diversity of shape and organic state. Through constant sensorial reactions, such as touch and sight, Irene curates an immersive experience for her viewers.

Irene’s website is www.irenesirko.com

The gallery’s competition for April 2021 was the 11th Annual “Botanicals” 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 in to the Gallery’s May 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Botanicals” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in March 2021 and concluded on April 27, 2021.

The gallery received 1,002 entries from 29 different countries from around the world, as well as from 36 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of May 2021. 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 11th Annual “Botanicals” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Botanicals 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 Botanicals 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 Botanicals 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 Botanicals 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Botanicals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Lollie Ortiz has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Lollie is an award-winning artist based in San Francisco, California, USA. Lollie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 17th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Lollie’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Lollie’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Lollie Ortiz, an imaginative, award-winning artist, has a love of laughter and curiosity that emanates from everything she touches. Her artistic path began in grade school where she enjoyed working with anything colorful and messy. "Free expression" soon gave way to pursing an art degree at the City College of San Francisco. The Los Angeles School of Design offered additional exploration of creative expression in its purest form. Embracing a professional career, Miss Ortiz advanced from freelance assignments to taking on the role of creative director for her own advertising-film production company. Her clients included working with entertainment entities such as ABC, CBS, NBC, The Travel Channel, HBO, Disney (Consumer Products), Max Factor Cosmetics, U.S. Olympics (Promo Campaigns) as well as San Francisco marketing internet creative agency MediaBook, Inc.

As a graphic designer and photo artist, Miss Ortiz's licensed print works have appeared in various Marriott and Hilton Hotel Art Collections. She was also represented by the San Francisco Stars Talent Agency as "Senior Talent" for web and television campaigns. As much as she enjoyed being in front of the camera, her desire to be a "hands-on sculptural artist" beckoned with fierce "heart and soul" determination and mission. Creating works of art that could bring together an exciting sense of purpose, sensuality and fun in the 3D world.

This path began in 2018 with initial research on materials, how to's and lots of experimental samples of assembling acrylic plastic as stand-alone shapes or with recycled metals and wood materials. Confident in the process of structure and visual presentation, Miss Ortiz started transferring her "notebook sketches and mock-ups into computer "laser-cut" files. These production laser cuts were then turned into separate plastic shapes and forms. The final "building block" phase consisted of shaping all elements into desired final designs and themes. These included elegant and bold abstract collections with rainbow colors added as symbols of "cultural diversity and spiritual empowerment." Inspired by artist like Andy Warhol, this enticing sculptural and mix-media direction also allows Miss Ortiz to tap into her "whimsical side" by creating fun and entertaining statements, which to her delight have received several exhibits and awards of recognition.

New works continue to lead the way towards a direction she eagerly awaits with "love of life and artistic vision."

Artist Statement

Sculptural art captured my heart early in 2018 and after over thirty years as a professional art director and graphic designer for the corporate and entertainment industries, I relished in the idea of creating art I could mode from several angels and perspectives. Concerned with environmental issues, I also wanted to include elements of recycled materials in this vision. Beginning with rough ideas, I started transforming my sketches into mock-ups thus entering the complexities of sculptural dimension with eager anticipation. As a beginner in 3D art, I also encountered many twists and turns during the early stages of creating stand-alone designs. This process included learning the language of "tracing computer files" for transition laser-cut production. This required working with skilled technicians who also helped educate me with "tips and short-cuts" towards final visual production. This intense "learning curve" also included working with various glues, wires, cutters, wood treatments and sanding as well as repairing unexpected mistakes. All in all the process of working in 3D layers was "eye opening" but worth trying to master each step, I encountered. Moving forward I envision creating a path that is based upon of two basic themes of abstract collections and "whimsical" statements. Marketing my work is also an important part of my sculptural direction. This consists with taking classes and networking with gallery professionals along with entry into select exhibits and competitions.

Today, my body of work continues to center on the impressions of abstraction and pop culture. Integrating aspects of graphic design with maximized expressivity is part of future themes I look forward to pursuing. An exploration that embodies a compositional mystery I hope captures the true essence of my creative spirit.

Lollie’s website is www.lollieortizartgallery.com.   

The gallery’s competition for March 2021 was the 11th Annual “Figurative” 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 in to the Gallery’s April 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in February 2021 and concluded on April 1, 2021.

The gallery received 801 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of April 2021. 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 11th Annual “Figurative” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 Figurative 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Figurative Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Cherie Lee has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Cherie is an award-winning artist based in New Jersey, USA. Cherie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 17th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Cherie’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Cherie’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Cherie Lee is a self-taught Philadelphia-born artist who utilizes high-speed rotary equipment to reduce genuine ostrich eggshells to small-scale sculptures appreciating, and testing, the limits of faculty and frailty. Whether her subject matter be ecological, sociological or anthropological, she unites substance and subject, gingerly evoking one basic concept: what you have is fragile, no matter its strength.

Having grown up suburban-poor, her earliest materials were found objects in nature and readily available household items, predominantly paper. These early works resulted most often in two distinct styles: elaborate dimensional paper sculptures that are white-on-white plays of light and shadow, or detailed, flat black paper-cuts. Both styles notable for what they lack, or what's been taken away; a concept she hopes might foster a more solid appreciation for what *is* there.

Shortly after recognizing the humble chicken egg as the ideal 4-dimensional 'canvas' by dint of accident and ignorance, she stumbled upon where those styles merged. This intersection created a new path, and eggshells became her primary medium of choice, with the common household Dremel® as her sole, yet very limiting, tool.

With the advent of the internet, her practice expanded and deepened beyond her own expectations, and soon emu, rhea and ostrich eggs became the predominant objective. Immediately upon learning of dental drills as a carving tool, she saw the direction she wanted to go, and never quite lost sight of it.

What promised to be an auspicious career-start instead signaled her career's end. Even as one of her earliest pieces was being accepted to the United States White House Permanent Collection, a tragic death close-at-hand was triggering an emotional breakdown in the family, ultimately resulting in the artist sustaining a debilitating injury, further contributing to the household's dissolution. Thus evolved a permanently disabled single mother of two young boys, for whom 25 years would pass before she ever laid hands or eyes on that recently discovered dental drill.

The creative suspension was broken by the next significant life-disruption, marked by a tumultuous upending of hearth and home. This forced re-formation spurred the full-fledged return to her craft, with a compelling intent to master her medium. By October of 2018, she obtained her long-desired dental drill, and set to work with diligence. She is only now recognizing her own under-estimation of the medium, as well as her own skills, and is looking forward to seeing just how far she can push them.

Her interest and investigations into disability, poverty and homelessness come from a personal place, and her current path explores how much can be taken away from something, be it natural, man-made or conceptual, without it breaking.

“However,” she cautions, “if the strength of an eggshell allows me to push it to its furthest limits, its fragility reminds me not to.”

Eggshell sculptor Cherie Lee is looking at what falls between the cracks, and finding beauty and courage there.

Artist Statement

It's a whole new life.

Throughout mankind's history, times of great socio-economic upheaval have heralded exponential leaps in creative and scientific advancement. Not within man's written history has such upheaval occurred on nearly a global scale, en masse. And yet, hovering here on the brink of one of humankind's most transformative eras, we are tasked with re-assessing our values, our beliefs, and even our own capabilities, while protecting and shaping the lives of our future.

As we collectively endure this painful rebirth, we naturally feel battered and bruised, scrambling for safety while trying to hold it all together; or worse: frightened, futile, maybe even defeated. With only a single cell of life itself, please allow me to demonstrate the infinite wonders of possibility. You may even recognize our own vast capacities within.

However ordinary, please don't see anything as mundane.

Wherever the unusual arises, approach it with curiosity.

What you consider to be strong, revere its frailty.

When you see something fragile, appreciate its strength.

For millennia, the small but mighty egg has been a powerful symbol of birth, life and rebirth. Using high-speed rotary equipment, I reduce genuine ostrich eggshells to small, spherical sculptures, which invite you to question what you believed, and find renewed respect for what you believe possible.

Each piece is no larger than 11 inches diameter, and is, itself, a quiet little meditation on our basic assumptions and perceptions.

Cherie’s website is https://eggscapes.wixsite.com/cherielee.   

The gallery’s competition for January 2021 was the 11th Annual “CityScapes” 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 in to the Gallery’s February 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “CityScapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in December 2020 and concluded on January 27, 2021.

The gallery received 613 entries from 23 different countries from around the world, as well as from 29 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of February 2021. 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 11th Annual “CityScapes” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the CityScapes Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Ani Mollereau has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Ani will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Ani is an award-winning artist based in Ireland. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Ani will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Ani’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Ani’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her sculptures. We hope that you will take the time to read Ani’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography:

Ani Mollereau was born in Dublin. She is a wife and mother of four children. She is a sculptor and has exhibited extensively. Ani has won broad acceptance from the arts world and many prizes for her work, including the Oireachtas sculpture prize.

Her materials are bronze, silver and bog oak. Her techniques cover an extensive range from the rock strength of Giacometti and Henry Moore, to a delicacy born of a feminism that transcends gender to communicate on a spiritual level.

From the maternal power of bronze pieces to the mixture of earthiness and spirituality found in the bog oak and silver collection entitled “Women in Celtic mythology”, to the extraordinary jewelry collection entitled “Life’s secrets”. She has a great love of horses and animals and she has an affinity with them, which she expresses through her art. The power and delicacy of Ani’s work tells us with certainty there is much, much more to life than mundane existence.

Artist Statement:

“Where the Spirit works with the hands there is art”

With my sculptures, my aim is to inspire people who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty at a glance through their, tactile and visual simplicity and I want to challenge the spectator’s imagination. Through my sculpture, I free my Spirit that is within and tell my story. However, I also want the viewer to be inspired to see their story too. That is my motivation to create. My inspiration is life and the world around me, the visible and the invisible, expressing emotion, imagination, identity, story, life force and nature. As I work the clay, I am immersed in the energy of creation and we grow together. My art is my life.

Ani can be reached via her Email.

YouTube Video Presentation

The gallery’s competition for October 2020 was the 10th 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 in to the Gallery’s November 2020 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 September 2020 and concluded on October 27, 2019.

The gallery received 1,004 entries from 35 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  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 all the 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of November 2020. 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 10th Annual “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 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the  Open Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Hugo Martínez Rapari has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Hugo is an award-winning artist based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Hugo was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 16th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Hugo’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Hugo’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Award-winning artist Hugo Martínez Rapari lives and works in his hometown Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay. Born in 1964, he has been in a quest for art throughout all of his life. He started doing amateur drawing at an early age and then he started pursuing a formal and thorough training in arts.

In the 90s, after obtaining a C.P.A. Degree from Uruguayan State University, Martínez Rapari traveled around South and North America, learning about the essence and simplicity of the continent. During this trip, he started sensing how the countless bright and vibrant colors pervade onlookers with a certain feeling of unusual joy, vitality and coolness.

In the following years, Martínez Rapari set out to create with glass, studied glass fusing and did pottery moulds for glass with Argentinean renowned artists Miguel Diez and Rita Neumann. He attended art courses at important international studios, museums, universities and institutions of different countries, including MOMA of New York City, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Ateneo de Montevideo, NODE Berlín, among others.

Martínez Rapari’s glasswork examines the opposing aesthetic notions of dimensionality and flatness. His creativity is bound by a strong philosophical nature, the lasting quest to breathe in life and explore every treasure to be found. He has developed a unique visual method of sharing these and other daily insights in a style that is decidedly bold, graphic, and colorful. He takes imagery to another level by using overlapping or juxtaposed glass panels, creating new visual realities as the viewer shifts from one perspective to another. Using discarded glass with a modified kiln fused technique, his work feels grounded, having a strong connection to the earth, yet manifests a light airiness through each rounded form.

The contrasts created by each of these elements give Martínez Rapari’s artwork a modern yet primeval quality. Space, absence of form, and shadow become shifting elements of the composition. Much like one of his favorite subjects, the seaside, Martínez Rapari’s art is subject to powerful elemental movements. This means much to his design, for nature is his muse and its influence rests at the core of his being with no pretense and no ego. Nature has “imperfect and complete beauty than needs no beautifiers, labels or identities in order to be”, he explains. To Martínez Rapari, however, the environment and human world are two sides of the same coin. His approach bestows the same significance to a lowly shell on the beach as to a human or plant inhabitant; either is a remarkable form to be explored and appreciated both visually and philosophically. This sensibility is the impulse behind much of his creative life and leaves him open to whatever crosses his path.

Martínez Rapari’s practice is informed by an intuitive and experimental approach to different art languages (glass sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography, digital art, installation and video art). His work has been exhibited worldwide and published in books and magazines. His artworks are represented in numerous international art collections.

Artist Statement

My mother, Violeta, was the first woman in Uruguay that learned blown glass when working at a factory in the 50s. As an emotional connection, I was enthralled by the possibilities glass offers. Its characteristics make it intriguing and yet poetic.

Glass lets me express -in an almost magical way- my spirituality and beauty -without resorting perfection nor conditionings- that all human beings have. It brightness and luminosity speak of permanence, light and wisdom. Just like art, it is put together and then broken down time and again. Glass molecules change, break apart and come together reorganizing themselves through heat, like a timeless unruffled embrace. The results are one of kind, unique, changeable and ethereal pieces. They are all about self-acceptance.

Like our divine human essence they are matchless as a mathematic uniqueness theorem of the true being existential paradigm. My body of work explores personal, community and country identity and the complex relationship between humans and the environment while simultaneously reflecting back into my own childhood memories.

Hugo’s website is www.hugomartinezrapari.webnode.com.uy.

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