Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Donna McGee 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.

Donna is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Donna was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Donna McGee has developed a unique style in her art. Encompassing a diverse range of influences arising out of her love of travel, not least, to the spectacular coastlines of Ireland. Observing and capturing the restless elemental forces of this landscape and celebrating its timeless beauty is central to her work.

Donna is drawn to the allure of stormy skies, vibrant sunsets and the transformative effects of the ever-changing light, revealing a sense of the extraordinary in the ordinary. It creates an emotional response and a spiritual connection within the wonder of nature. She likes to work in oils and coupled with the use of a palette knife and the build-up of rich, tactile texture, her interpretation of the subject matter is transformed rather than merely recorded. She also enjoys the freedom of expression in the painting of abstract.

Creating art is an avenue for Donna to connect with a very large community of like-minded people. She is self-taught, but returned to college a number of times to study in the field of digital media production and marketing as she felt those skills were a must to survive in the art world. She appreciates the value in knowing that her work as an artist brings joy to others and considers it an absolute honour. It enables her to continue her passion in life— that is of course, painting!

Artist Statement

As a visual artist, working for over 20 years from my studio in Dublin, inspiration surrounds me by observing the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape. Expressing the extraordinary in the ordinary and a wish to share that magic with you. Taking note of the transformative effects of light on the subject matter can create mood and atmosphere – a luxurious mix of photo-realistic / abstract / ethereal / surreal qualities.

I like to paint places that I have visited that linger on my mind. Forever, drawn to the allure of brilliant sunsets, stormy skies contrasted against the rhythmic force of the ocean. I am spoilt for choice with Irelands’ stunning scenery – the Wild Atlantic Way – 1,600 miles of rugged coastal beauty. Also, Ireland’s Ancient East, the land of myths and legends, and the birthplace of Irish culture.

Oil paint is my favourite medium because of its vibrancy, a fusion of tones or rich and vivid colour. Coupled with the use of a palette knife, great tactile effects with layers of texture can be achieved. Best results happen when many layers are built up but it can be a slow process because of the drying time. I like to take creative license by adding surrealist elements to add to the mood of a painting. My process tends to me more intuitive rather than analytical as I am self-taught.

Donna’s website is www.donnamcgee.ie.

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The gallery’s competition for October 2022 was the 4th Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Competition. Both 2D and 3D, artists, from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s November 2022 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Primary Colors” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art in which at least one of the primary colors (Red, Blue &/or Yellow) stood out as a primary artistic element in the artwork. The submission process and competition for the artists began in August 2022 and concluded on October 27, 2022.

The gallery received 596 entries from 23 different countries from around the world, as well as from 31 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories - Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the twelve (12) 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 homepage for the 3 months. 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 4th 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 Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Please go to the results of the Primary Colors Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category to read about each of these artists.

Top 20 Painting & Other Media Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Painting & Other Media artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Primary Colors Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Top 20 Photography & Digital Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Photography & Digital artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Primary Colors Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

Top 8 3 Dimensional Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the 3 Dimensional artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Primary Colors Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Judith M Orcutt 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.

Judy is an award-winning artist based in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Judy was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Judy Orcutt is a photographer from York, Pennsylvania. It is a lovely scenic area surrounded by Pennsylvania Dutch influence and rural beauty. She is a mainly self-taught artist. She has had art experience in calligraphy, pressed flower art, encaustics, and cold wax art. Her photography experience has been in the studio and with landscape work. Her delight is in photographing flowers and she has specialized in scanography which is what she is submitting here.

The flatbed scanner gives high resolution detail and consistent light and depth of field and shows great detail. It almost creates a 3D look. She finds this to be dramatic and enticing. She combines different botanicals and when the image is completed, there is an intense period of cleaning it up in PhotoShop as there is much debris. Her work is currently hanging in the Penn State Medical Health Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. Her work is also in many private collections. She now lives in Savannah, Georgia where coastal photography is calling her.

All of her art comes from the heart. She is a 25-year breast cancer survivor!!

Artist Statement

I fell in love with plants and botany when I studied them in Pharmacy School. The intricacies in design and the beautiful colors and the interactions with insects have fascinated me. Of course, the sheer beauty; and the gift we have been given fills my heart. I want to capture that to the best of my abilities. I have found that scanography (using the flatbed scanner as if it were my camera) is the best tool for me to accomplish this. The depth of field is shallow and that gives exquisite detail. It is almost as if the flower were in 3 dimensions. I hope you love my flowers as much as I do!

Judy’s website is www.quilligraphy.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 12th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition for the month of November 2022.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s December 2022 online group exhibition.

The gallery invites artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art and photography. 

The “Nature” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of nature art. Nature subjects include geographical subjects, landscapes, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments. 

Artists should submit their best work in any media before the deadline of November 27, 2022.

Here is a link to the “Nature” 2021 Online Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past. Please review our article post which explains the Judging Criteria for Our Juried Art Competitions in order to help you as a guide with your entry submissions.

Early Registration - Discounted Entry Fee

Lower entry fees are offered from the opening of the competition  until the 1st day of next month (November 1, 2022). The discounted entry fees are as follows; $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. After that time, the entry fees revert to the gallery’s normal entry fee amount or $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition. 

Also, students (who are registered with Submittable and have an email extension of EDU) are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition.  $12.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $22.00 for 3 to 5 entries.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D & 3D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of December 2022. Awards will be for top 12 places. 

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   September 6, 2022
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   November 01, 2022
Deadline for Receiving Entries   November 27, 2022
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   December 01, 2022
Art Exhibition Opens   December 01, 2022
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   December 31, 2022

Winning artists (12 Overall Category Artists) of the 12th Annual “Nature” Art Exhibition will be promoted extensively by the gallery in the following manner:

The #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $100. The cash prize will be paid via PayPal in U.S. dollars. The winner must be able to receive the cash prize via PayPal. If the artist does not have PayPal account, it is easy to set one up HERE.

The top 12 winning artists for this exhibition will be promoted and circulated to over 550+ major news outlets, including Premium News Outlets syndication. (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites). With inclusion on Google News & Bing News.

Winning artists will have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on ArtJobs/Artweek.com. Artweek produces 800,000-page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.  

Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on Art.Base.co.  Art.Base produces 100,000 page views per month, 35,000 monthly unique visitors and has 10,000+ newsletter subscribers.

In addition to the above, the winning artists of this exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, event announcements, and wide-spread social media marketing and promotion to make the art world aware of the artists’ achievement.

There will also be a video of the winning artists’ artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel.  In addition, there will also be links back to the artists’ website as part of this achievement package. Winning artists also receive a digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Release for their art portfolio.

Artists provide us with your best representative and/or abstract art before the deadline.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 13th Annual “Botanicals” Online Art Competition for the month of December 2022.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s January 2023 online group exhibition.

The gallery invites artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best botanical and/or floral art. Botanical subjects will include flowers, herbs, fruit, leaves, plants and related botanical and floral subjects.

Artists should submit their representational and/or abstract best work in any media before the deadline of December 27, 2022.

Here is a link to the “Botanicals” 2022 Online Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past. Please review our article post which explains the Judging Criteria for Our Juried Art Competitions in order to help you as a guide with your entry submissions.

Early Registration - Discounted Entry Fee

Lower entry fees are offered from the opening of the competition  until the 1st day of next month (December 1, 2022). The discounted entry fees are as follows; $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries. After that time, the entry fees revert to the gallery’s normal entry fee amount or $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition. 

Also, students (who are registered with Submittable and have an email extension of EDU) are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition.  $12.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $22.00 for 3 to 5 entries.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D & 3D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of January 2023. Awards will be for top 12 places. 

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   October 19, 2022
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   December 01, 2022
Deadline for Receiving Entries   December 27, 2022
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   January 01, 2023
Art Exhibition Opens   January 01, 2023
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   January 31, 2023

Winning artists (12 Overall Category Artists) of the 13th Annual “Botanicals” Art Exhibition will be promoted extensively by the gallery in the following manner:

The #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $100. The cash prize will be paid via PayPal in U.S. dollars. The winner must be able to receive the cash prize via PayPal. If the artist does not have PayPal account, it is easy to set one up HERE.

The top 12 winning artists for this exhibition will be promoted and circulated to over 550+ major news outlets, including syndicated Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites), with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.

Winning artists will have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on ArtJobs/Artweek.com. Artweek produces 800,000-page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.  

Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on Art.Base.co.  Art.Base produces 100,000 page views per month, 35,000 monthly unique visitors and has 10,000+ newsletter subscribers.

In addition to the above, the winning artists of this exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, event announcements, and wide-spread social media marketing and promotion to make the art world aware of the artists’ achievement.

There will also be a video of the winning artists’ artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel.  In addition, there will also be links back to the artists’ website as part of this achievement package. Winning artists also receive a digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Release for their art portfolio.

Artists provide us with your best representative and/or abstract botanical and floral art before the deadline.

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 23rd “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition.  The gallery will judge the Top 12 artists who have the most complete “Body of Work” to show.  From that group of 12 artists, the gallery will award 4 monthly Solo Art Exhibitions and the next 8 artists will be awarded and featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section.

The first of the four Solo Art Exhibitions will begin on January 15, 2023, and each solo exhibition will run for approximately 30 days through May 14, 2023.  The Artist Showcase features will also begin on January 15, 2023, with one of the 8 artists being shown on the 1st and 15th of each month.  The Artist Showcase content will be the artist's Solo Art Series entry package posted on the website and promoted in the gallery’s social media networks.

The gallery is trying to identify and promote artists who have a complete “Body of Work” to show and it encourages artists, regardless of where they reside, to submit their best abstract and/or representational art. 

There is No Theme for this “Solo Art Series” Competition.

This LST Solo Art Series offers emerging artists the opportunity to showcase a full body of their artworks (from 10 to 25 images) in an individual month-long online solo art exhibition.  

For guidance as to the type and quality of art that was featured in prior shows, view our prior shows at Solo Art Series Exhibition Archives. The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website also contains several “How To” articles to assist artists with their entry preparation and entry materials. See Our Helpful Articles Below:

How to Write an Effective Artist’s Biography

How to Write the Perfect Artist’s Statement

Comparing an Artist’s CV with an Artist’s Biography

Do You Have a Body of Artwork to Show? – Part 1.

Do You Have a Body of Artwork to Show? – Part 2. 

Important Dates for Participating Artists

Solo Art Series Competition Opens   October 28, 2022
Deadline for Receiving Entries   January 05, 2023
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   January 12, 2023
First Solo Art Exhibition Opens   January 15, 2023
First Artist Showcase Feature Opens   January 15, 2023

Winning artists for each solo art exhibition will be promoted and circulated to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and Social Media Inclusion. The 8 Artist Showcase artists (selected from the Solo Art Series Competition) will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.

The winning entries will be featured on the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website for one month and then remain in the gallery’s Archives.

The winning images will be seen by an international audience of gallery directors, art collectors, and art consultants. The exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted extensively through the gallery's website, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email marketing campaigns to over 28,000 buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, online event calendars, through art news websites including ARTFIXdaily, Artweek/Artjobs, Art Guide and Art.base.co and through our extensive and growing social media network. Those who subscribe to our newsletter bulletins include gallery owners, corporate art representatives, art collectors, and decision makers in the fine arts field.  

Artweek.com has 40,000+ newsletter subscribers and almost 300,000 website visitors per month, Art.Base.co has over 10,000 newsletter subscribers and in excess of 35,000 unique monthly visitors, the Art Guide is one of the most online referenced resources for art events locally, nationally and internationally, and ARTFIXdaily is the industry leader in curated news from the Art World.

By having their work on the LST website, winning artists should increase exposure to their work, enhance their professional resume and create a high-quality backlink to their own website.

There will also be a video of the winning artists' artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel. The gallery’s YouTube Channel has more than 126,000+ video views and thousands of shares.  Winning artists also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, and Press Release for their art portfolio.  For a complete list of art exhibition promotions and benefits see our Benefits Page here.

The competitive process will encompass not only the quality and depth of the artist’s artwork but will also include an evaluation of the overall presentation of the artist’s biography and artist’s statement as included in the entry package.   The purpose of this competition from the gallery’s point-of-view to judge the artists who have a complete “Body of Work” to show. 

The requirement of a complete entry package creates an opportunity for the artist to craft and or to polish their current artist statement and artist biography.

Amateur or professional 2D and 3D artists (including photography) with or without prior group or solo art exhibition experience are encouraged to submit their entries to the Solo Art Series.  

Artists may only be selected for a solo art exhibition once in a 12-month period. After 12 months, artists may again qualify for a solo art exhibition, but only with different body of work. Artists may qualify and be selected for an Artist Showcase more than once per year, but also only with a different body of work.

Any art that was previously entered and shown on the Light Space & Time website may also be entered for the Solo Art Series.  

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Kyung Hee Im 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.

Im is an award-winning mixed media sculptor and installation artist based in Washington State, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Seoul, South Korea-born Kyung Hee Im is a sculptor, an installation artist, and an educator. She moved to the USA in 2011. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of West Georgia, and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of North Texas. She taught 2D and 3D Design, and sculpture at the University of North Texas and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Im joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Central Washington University in 2022. She has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally including in South Korea, Carrollton, Georgia, Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas. Also, she had several group and solo virtual exhibitions. She won first prize in Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and exhibition in 2021, and was an honorable mention in Envision Arts at the CoLab gallery in Denton, TX.

Artist Statement

My artwork explores cultural differences, connectedness, intimacy, and isolation with respect to digital communication tools and complex networking systems. My pieces highlight how physical isolation has become exaggerated in a post-internet world and the ways in which people maintain relationships through complex networking systems. My works depict the tension between feelings of alienation and the fragility of remote relationships.

The sculptures portray bodies that are often fragmented, their parts isolated from one another in space but also bound together by a network of fragile threads. The threads in my works represent intangible connections which are in a state of constant flux – sagging down or pulling taught under tension, getting clumped and twisted together, and becoming uniquely entangled with each and every movement. The pieces encapsulate my creative and academic interests, which are the various ways in which the arts intersect with new forms of technology, both in terms of form and content.

Im’s website is https://kyungheeim.com.

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The gallery’s competition for September 2022 was the 6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Online Art Competition. Both 2D and 3D, artists, from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s October 2022 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Patterns, Textures & Forms” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art. The submission process and competition for the artists began in August 2022 and concluded on September 26, 2022.

The gallery received 494 entries from 20 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 categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the twelve (12) best entries comprised from all the media categories. The Best in Show overall top winning artist is Lillian Anna Blouin for her oil on canvas artwork, "Disordered Mind".

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 homepage for the 3 months. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. To see exhibitions prior to January 2022, please also visit our Light Space & Times Archives Website.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” 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 Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Please go to the results of the Patterns, Textures & Forms Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category to read about each of these artists.

Top 20 Painting & Other Media Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Painting & Other Media artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Patterns, Textures & Forms Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Top 20 Photography & Digital Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Photography & Digital artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Patterns, Textures & Forms Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

Top 8 3 Dimensional Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the 3 Dimensional artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the  Patterns, Textures & Forms Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

Special Merit Award Category

In order to streamline our exhibitions, make them simpler to navigate and give artists fewer pages to visit, the Special Merit Category has now been merged into the Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Category pages as applicable.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Liza Botkin 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.

Liza award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Liza was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Liza Botkin was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from The Brearley School and attended Syracuse University and Hunter College. In 1971, Liza moved to Los Angeles where she worked 9 to 5, mostly in the entertainment industry.

After working as a studio manager for Michael Childers, she purchased a Leica CL camera, took a photography course at Fairfax High School and her photography career began.

During the 70s and early 80s she roamed the streets, department stores, markets and public gatherings of L.A. She entered competitions and was chosen to be in several publications and shows. In 1983, she stopped shooting, got married and her Leica sat in a drawer for the next 15 years. In early 1998, at her husband's urging, she brought the Leica out of the drawer, built a darkroom, and she’s been shooting and printing ever since.

Liza still hangs out in malls, markets and places where large groups of people tend to gather. She takes her camera with her every day, shooting "from the hip" because she doesn’t want people to be aware of her. She takes pictures where the subjects are weirdly but humorously interacting, in moments that amuse her and makes her smile when they come up in the developer.

Artist Statement

I was born and raised in New York City, but my photographic career began in Los Angeles in the 70s while I was working for photographers Michael Childers and Lou Stoumen, from whom I learned how to print.

I consider myself a street photographer, shooting from the hip, taking my camera with me wherever I go. I wander the streets of Los Angeles, spending much of my time in malls where, for many years, I’ve been documenting the preoccupation many people have with shopping.

Though I’ve never studied the art of photography in an academic setting, my work is deeply influenced and defined by that of Henri Cartier-Bresson. I, too, search for what he so aptly called “the decisive moment.”

Liza’s website is www.lizahbotkin.com/.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Paula Rozov 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.

Paula is an award-winning artist based in North Carolina, USA. Paula was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Paula Rozov’s art education began as an adult in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River on the Appalachian Trail, a “spiritual place” that nurtures the time, space and breath needed for aesthetic exploration. Her mentor for eight years was Aidron Duckworth, PhD, sculptor, who had worked and taught all over the world. She completed a degree with the human figure as my focus followed by eight years of formal drawing and painting instruction.

Paula’s final study, "When God Was a Man", was completed at Vermont College of Norwich University with a thesis and full gallery show. Through the years, she has been fortunate to be included in juried shows and galleries as she moved around and traveled from east to west coast and back, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Paula taught in public school, in business and privately. She was born and raised on the beautiful coast of North Carolina and is happy to be back.

Artist Statement

With life come first impressions, from birth to the end whether we honor them or not, they are a true thing about us. The control we have over them is questionable, even when we are trying to think about it. If I am true to it, my imagery will be honest, as the first time I glimpsed a thing. That is the challenge - to leave the essence with each stroke of the knife or brush. It's the reason we put so much stock in the images produced by children. There is no editorializing, no second guessing, just the first true thought or vision - no hint of everything going on at the time whether pleasing or excruciatingly mundane or tragic or sad. I have found over the years that I know in the moment, that which I will want to carry with me. I will want to see it again and feel and smell that moment again. Painting brings me back to it, looking and thinking, trying to prevent time from taking its toll. It is ​a process I will always love.

Paula’s website is www.paularozovart.weebly.com.

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The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce the winning artists of the gallery’s recent 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  

The “Solo Art Series” competition closed on September 5, 2022. 12 artists were selected as finalists. From that selection, 4 artists were chosen to receive individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  The remaining 8 artists were awarded Artist Showcase features.

The "Solo Art Series" took place within an extremely competitive atmosphere.   The task of selecting only four top winning artists from the 64 artists who entered was extremely challenging.  The high quality of submissions made creating the final rankings extraordinarily difficult. 

The competitive process considered not only the quality and depth of the artist’s work but also the overall entry presentation, including the artist’s biography and artist’s statement.  The following are the 4 winning "Solo Series Artists" and the schedule of their solo art exhibitions.

Solo Art Exhibition Schedule

Eileen E. Senter September 15, 2022 to October 14, 2022  
Garry Arzumanyan October 15, 2022, to November 14, 2022  
Ilona Abou-Zolof November 15, 2022, to December 14, 2022  
Christopher Forslund December 15, 2022, to September 14, 2023  

As part of the selection process, the other 8 artists who were in the top 12 have been awarded an Artist Showcase feature. The artists who were selected for the Artist Showcase features (with one Artist Showcase being be posted every 2 weeks beginning on September 15th) are:  

Artist Showcase Artists

Paula Rozov September 15, 2022 to September 30, 2022  
Liza Botkin October 1, 2022 to October 14, 2022  
Kyung Hee Im October 15, 2022 to October 31, 2022  
Judith M Orcutt November 1, 2022 to November 14, 2022  
Donna McGee November 15, 2022 to November 30, 2022  
Rich DiSilvio December 1, 2022 to December 14, 2022  
Maureen Ravnik December 15, 2022 to December 31, 2022  
Jaimie Ladysh January 1, 2023 to January 14, 2023  

Out of the 64 artists who submitted to this "Solo Art Series" art competition, 17 were eliminated due to deficiencies in their Biography, Artist’s Statement or with their art. From the 47 artists who were left, 23 artists were then selected as finalists. 12 artists were selected from the 23 final artists and any of the finalists could have been included in the final 12. 

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

Each of the 8 Artist Showcase feature artists will be promoted to over 350+ News Outlets with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News.

Winning artists will have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on ArtWeek/ArtJobs. Artweek produces 800,000-page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.  

Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on Art.Base.co.  Art.Base produces 100,000 page views per month, 35,000 monthly unique visitors and has 10,000+ newsletter subscribers.

In addition to the above, the winning solo artists receive a YouTube Video presentation of their Body of Work, Event Postcard and a Press Release for their art portfolio.  There will also be links back to the artists’ websites as part of this achievement package.

Here is a link to the gallery's Solo Art Series Archives.  The gallery’s next Solo Art Series competition will open for entries in November 2022.

Thank you for everyone's participation and interest in our "Solo Art Series" and congratulations to the winners. 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Aarti Gupta Bhadauria 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.

Aarti is an award-winning terracotta sculptor based in India. Aarti was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 21st Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Aarti Gupta Bhadauria is an Indian sculptor who creates sculptures in terracotta medium. She has completed bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with specialization in sculptures in the year 2004 from Gwalior, India. She has exhibited her sculptures on various platforms at both National and International levels.

Aarti has received wide appreciation and acceptance from connoisseurs of art across the world and many prizes including 2 "Best in Show" from Contemporary Art Gallery Online, USA. Her sculptures are rhythmic, abstract, and reflective waves of feelings and emotions in various forms. One cannot stop without looking all the angles, each angle depicts a different image. Sculpting and contouring bends and shadows and ever-changing curves and profiles with each slight turn to view.

People divide pottery into two main categories. Utilitarian pottery: designed for use in food or drink. Art pottery: that which can still have use but also becomes decorative for living spaces. And then, works such as Aarti's. Fine Art! This, hers, is no longer pottery. Aarti is an artist of Fine Art, sculpture, in the media of clay/terracotta. One can see the time, the eye, the hand of Aarti in every works of her, without seeing her name.

Artist Statement

"Sculpting the clay is to the sculptor as the paper is to the painter. In the delicate clay, the genius of the sculptor is found in its most extreme virtue and truth."

Sculpting with clay and giving it an abstract effect depicts how we look at something, but it always has an abstract meaning associated with it. When we are emotional, we feel different waves inside us, I show the different forms of these waves through my sculptures. My sculptures are aerial and without any armature. I maintain my own style in terracotta, and it takes me three to four months to make one sculpture. I wanted to do something different in life, so I decided to choose my own destination, and started working with terracotta. Terracotta is one of the ancient mediums for art, I want to promote it world-wide with modern ideas and my style. When I work, I get lost in it and does not feel my physical existence. My work is my soul.

Aarti’s website is http://abhirathi.com.

The gallery’s competition for August 2022 was the 12th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition. Both 2D and 3D, artists, from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s September 2022 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Landscapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art. The submission process and competition for the artists began in July 2022 and concluded on August 27, 2022.

The gallery received 506 entries from 18 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into two media categories - Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital categories.  Due to a limited number of 3 Dimensional entries, these artworks have been 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 twelve (12) 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 homepage for the 3 months. 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 “Landscapes” 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 Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Please go to the results of the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category to read about each of these artists.

Top 20 Painting & Other Media Winning Artists & Artworks

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