Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery has added a new category to its online art competitions.  In response to the rise in the number of creators who produce AI artwork, the gallery has decided to add a separate AI Art Category to allow these creators the opportunity to participate in the gallery’s monthly online art competitions.

AI art (artificial intelligence art) is artwork created with the assistance of generative AI and/or enhanced with AI tools.

Currently the gallery judges and grants awards in three categories – Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital Art and 3 Dimensional Art.  Adding this fourth category will allow artists who use AI programs to generate and/or enhance their artwork to compete in the gallery’s competitions without pitting them against traditional artists, digital artists and photographers.

In our constantly changing world, where technology is rapidly progressing and digital processes have become major vehicles for art, it is inevitable that new ways of digital creation have formed. While AI art is still very much in its infancy in the mainstream, it is a new media that has and will continue to influence the creation of art. Whether a person agrees with the ethical implications or not, AI-generated artwork cannot be ignored. It is here and will continue to expand in the art world.

While we understand and respect that traditional artists and photographers have very strong opinions about AI generated art, the gallery’s mission is to give all artists the opportunity to compete in its competitions.

However, it is not fair to traditional 2D and 3D artists and photographers to compete and be judged against AI generated artwork. The decision to add this new category is to allow these artists to compete while protecting the traditions and practices of traditional artists and photographers as well as the integrity of the gallery’s exhibitions.

The gallery is now accepting entries in this category starting with its 15th Annual “Abstracts” Art Competition.

The AI Art that is acceptable for consideration can be created with the assistance of generative AI and/or enhanced with AI tools. However, it must be created with using the artist’s own original artwork as a base. It can be enhanced using AI tools but CANNOT be 100% AI generated. It will be judged and placed in its own separate category and will not be judged against traditional art, digital art, photography or 3D art. 

You can find our art competition rules HERE and the general competition guidelines HERE.

We ask artists who use AI in their artwork to be honest and enter it in this new category only. Thank you.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Skottie O’Mahony has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 26th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Skottie will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

Skottie is an international award-winning artist based in Texas, USA. He 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 hundreds of 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 Light Space & Time’s broad social media network.

Skottie’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 26th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Skottie’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 20 of his digital artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Skottie’s information and to take a look at his art.

Artist Biography

Skottie O'Mahony, born in 1963 in Pittsburgh, is a multifaceted artist with expertise in design, publishing, and technology. Educated at Penn State in Design, Fine Art, Psychology, and Landscape Architecture, he integrates these disciplines into his art. Skottie's work blends technology with social justice themes, challenges perceptions and highlights cultural issues, giving voice to the underrepresented. His art has earned international recognition and is in private collections worldwide. Residing in Austin, Texas, he co-created Tanglewild Gardens, a botanical garden and residence. His art, traditional to digital, recently incorporates artificial intelligence, delves into cultural diversity, injustice, gender identity, and surreal themes.

Artist Statement

In my art, I intertwine the tangible with the intangible, celebrating the diversity and depth of human stories. Tattoos, both visible and those etched on the soul, inspire me. They are narratives of individual journeys, symbolizing resilience, beauty, and the complexity of human experience. My work surfaces social injustices and cultural issues, finding beauty in the overlooked. It's an exploration of diversity in all its forms. As an artist, I'm perpetually evolving, embracing new mediums to challenge my creativity. Whether it's through traditional techniques or innovative technologies, my art is a conduit for dialogue, reflection, and understanding, always striving to reveal the unseen and speak the unspoken.

To see more of Skottie’s work, please visit his website.

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