Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Maxwell G. Miller 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.

Maxwell is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist based in the Dominican Republic. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 26th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Maxwell’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Maxwell’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Maxwell G. Miller (b.1992) is an American contemporary realist artist working in the Dominican Republic. His artistic career began in the theatrical arts, where he became well known for specializing in large-scale theatrical puppetry. He served as director, artistic designer, and scenic artist for several theater organizations based in Cleveland, OH before pursuing visual art professionally in 2017.

After refining his technique and developing an interest in mythology and history painting, he relocated to Scranton, PA in 2020 to complete an apprenticeship with master artist Anthony Waichulis at the ÀNI Art Academy. He completed his apprenticeship in 2022 and now serves as the Dean of the ÀNI Art Academies Dominicana in Río San Juan, Dominican Republic, where he strives to cultivate a richer artistic community through artistic education.

Maxwell’s sense of theatricality has continued to influence his compositions and has developed into a portfolio of dramatic portraiture and dense still life with a focus on storytelling. His work has received international awards and recognition from leading art competitions and major arts publications including The Art Renewal Center, The Boynes Artist Award, National Art League, The FiKVA Foundation, Bold Brush, The Artist’s Network, Southwest Art Magazine, Art Base, and Art Week. He is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, an affiliated artist of Lovetts Gallery, and has works in private collections across the globe.

Artist Statement

My career began in the theatrical arts as a specialist in theatrical puppetry. I always enjoyed the process of visual problem solving: How can I take rigid materials and manipulate them to move in a fluid, life-like way? As I refined my techniques in the visual arts, I discovered that by manipulating charcoal and oil paint in the same way, it is uniquely possible to contain the entirety of a complex story in a single image. I developed a particular interest in mythology and history painting, and my work has become an extension of this style of storytelling.

Realism gives me the ability to clearly communicate through recognizable imagery. I find inspiration in other artistic media that focuses on storytelling - music, movies, tv shows, folklore, and mythology - but I’m most inspired by theatrical arts and puppetry. I enjoy creating artwork containing several figures or dense still life, and most of my work falls somewhere in that range.

There is a revival of realism happening now that I strive to be a part of. My sense of theatricality has continued to influence my compositions and has developed into a portfolio of dramatic portraiture and dense still life with a focus on storytelling.

To see more of Maxwell’s art, please visit his website.

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

Elaine is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning sculptor based in Vermont, USA. 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 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.

Elaine’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 are featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. 

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

Artist Biography

Elaine Franz Witten majored in art at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut and studied sculpture at Columbia University. Her work is inspired by living close to nature in Vermont. With a Registered Nurse background, her anatomical knowledge informs her figurative work.

Elaine’s art has been exhibited in over one hundred fifty National and International exhibitions as well as museums and regional solo shows. Her bronzes are in public and private collections in U.S., Canada and in the private collection of the former King of Saudi Arabia. Ms. Witten created an outdoor lion head fountain for the Village of Old Bennington, Vermont, as well as a dove fountain for St Mary’s Medical Foundation, Langhorn, Pennsylvania. Several of her sculptures are in the permanent collection of Dorset Public Library, Dorset, Vermont, and in corporate collections in Vermont and Alaska. In 2013, she became a purveyor of sculpture to the U.S. State Department for use as Presidential gifts by President Obama.

In New York City, her sculptures have been exhibited at Park Avenue Gallery as part of several National Sculpture Society exhibitions, the National Arts Club, Salmagundi Art Club and Sylvia and Po Kim Gallery. Ms. Witten is an elected member of the National Society of Women Artists.

Elaine has taught sculpture for twenty years at Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont. She is a past Trustee of Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont. She is represented by galleries in Vermont, New York, Florida and Maine.

Artist Statement

Beautiful form, creative use of negative space and illusion of movement are hallmarks of my bronze sculptures. Working in contemporary realism and with timeless subject matter, I frequently simplify shapes and sometimes idealize form to achieve my artistic intent. My goal is to interpret beauty for myself and all who view my creation, as I strive to communicate through sculpture the essence, even the soul, of living forms.

My body of work includes figurative, animal, birds and “antique” musical instruments, which I frequently mount on indigenous stone bases. I cast my bronzes using the multi-step ancient lost wax method, which begins with constructing the original in clay over an armature, progressing to wax, and ultimately casting into bronze. Molds are made between each stage.

My roots of inspiration are my lifelong love of nature, art and music. I live close to nature in rural Vermont providing exposure to such living subject matter as horses, llamas, goats, moose, birds, deer, fox, and turkeys. I draw upon my accrued knowledge of human anatomy gained as a R.N. to enhance my figurative work. I was raised in a family that both valued art and played classical music. Thus, I speak from my inner voice, reflecting my past and communicating through sculpture, our human connectedness with all living creatures.

To see more of Elaine’s work, please visit her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 14th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s May 2024 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 interpretation of the “Seascapes” theme.

The “Seascapes” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of seascape art.  Seascape subjects would include scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas and any related seashore subjects.

Artists should submit their representational and/or abstract best work in any media before the deadline of April 26, 2024.

Here is a link to the “Seascapes” 2023 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 the second month (March 1, 2024).
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, if applicable.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   January 27, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   March 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   April 26, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   May 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   May 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   May 31, 2024

Artist Awards

  • 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 will be promoted and circulated to hundreds of major news outlets, including syndicated Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites), with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.
  • Extensive worldwide online 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.
  • Links back to the artists’ website.
  • Digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Releases for their art portfolio.

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

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 14th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Art Competition.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s June 2024 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 interpretation of the “Cityscapes” theme.

The “Cityscapes” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of cityscape art.  Cityscape subjects include cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects.

Artists should submit their representational and/or abstract best work in any media before the deadline of May 27, 2024.

Here is a link to the “Cityscapes” 2023 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 the second month (April 1, 2024).
  • 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 $27.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition. 
  • 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.
  • All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, if applicable.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   February 27, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   April 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   May 27, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   June 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   June 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   June 30, 2024

Artist Awards

  • 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 will be promoted and circulated to hundreds of major news outlets, including syndicated Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites), with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.
  • Extensive worldwide online 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.
  • Links back to the artists’ website.
  • Digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Releases for their art portfolio.

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

 

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4 Solo Exhibitions & 8 Artist Showcases will be Awarded

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 27th “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 May 15, 2024, and each solo exhibition will run for approximately 30 days through September 14, 2024. 

The Artist Showcase features will also begin on May 15, 2024, 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.

There is No Theme for this “Solo Art Series” Competition so any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration.

Amateur or professional 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital art), who have a complete “Body of Work” to show, with or without prior group or solo art exhibition experience, are encouraged to submit their their best abstract and/or representational art.

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   March 13, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   May 05, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   May 12, 2024
First Solo Art Exhibition Opens   May 15, 2024
First Artist Showcase Feature Opens   May 15, 2024

Artist Awards

The exhibitions and winning artists will be marketed and promoted to an international audience extensively through the gallery's website, in hundreds of online press release announcements, email marketing campaigns to over 31,000+ subscribers, gallery directors, art collectors, art consultants and art professionals, in online event calendars, through art news websites 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.  

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 203,000+ video views and thousands of shares.  Winning artists also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, and Press Release for their art portfolio.  

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 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.

Artists may only be selected for a solo art exhibition once in a 12-month period. After 12 months, artists may again apply 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 announces its Annual “Summer 5 for $10” Online Art Competition for 2024.

For this competition, all artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s “Summer 5 for $10” online group art exhibition.

Artists can enter up to 5 entries, for $10.00 and the gallery will choose 12 overall winning artists from those who entered. A special online exhibition will be held on the Light Space & Time website from July 5 through September 5th.

This is an “Open” (No Theme) art online competition and the gallery invites 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital arts), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational and/or abstract art.

The artwork for this competition does not need to be “Summer” themed. Any subject matter and any media are acceptable for consideration.

Here is a link to the “Summer 5 for $10” 2023 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.

Entry Fee

  • $10 for up to 5 images/artworks.
  • No entry fee discounts will be given for this special summer competition.
  • Artists are encouraged to enter the maximum number of artworks for the entry fee.
  • All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, if applicable.
  • Entry fees are NOT refundable.
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Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   April 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   June 17, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   July 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   July 05, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   Sept. 05, 2024
     

Artist Awards

Winning artists (12 Overall Category Artists) of the 2024 “Summer 5 for $10” 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. 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 will be promoted and circulated to hundreds of major news outlets, including syndicated Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites), with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.
  • Extensive worldwide online 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.
  • Links back to the artists’ website.
  • Digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Releases for their art portfolio.

Artists provide us with your best representative and/or abstract art before the deadline of June 17, 2024.

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 6th Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s July 2024 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 abstract and/or representational art.  

The “Primary Colors” theme is one in which one of the primary colors (Red, Blue &/or Yellow) stands out as a primary artistic element in the artwork. Any subject matter and any media are acceptable in this open theme competition, as long as the primary colors in the artwork are at least one or more of the three primary colors – Red, Blue &/or Yellow.

Artists should submit their best work in any media before the deadline of June 26, 2024.

Here is a link to the “Primary Colors” 2023 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 the second month (May 1, 2024).
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, if applicable.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   March 31, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   May 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   June 26, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   July 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   July 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   July 31, 2024

Artist Awards

Winning artists (12 Overall Category Artists) of the 6th Annual “Primary Colors” 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 will be promoted and circulated to hundreds of major news outlets, including syndicated Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites), with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.
  • Extensive worldwide online 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.
  • Links back to the artists’ website.
  • Digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Releases for their art portfolio.

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

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Andrea Hellman 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.

Andrea is an award-winning artist based in Missouri, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 26th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Andrea’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Andrea’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Andrea Hellman, Ed.D., is an associate professor in English at Missouri State University. She is acclaimed for her TESOL publications and directs Show Me Multiliteracy (multiliteracy.net), a National Professional Development grant project.

As a prolific fine artist, Andrea's digital paintings have garnered accolades, including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards from the J. Mane Gallery, Artist-of-the-Month and Bronze Awards from the Camelback Gallery, a Second Place Award from the Ten Moir Gallery, Talent Prize Awards from Teravarna, and many more.

Her art is published in journals like Passengers Journal, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, and Hayden Ferry's Review (Issue 72, Spring/Summer 2023). She is a member of the Fresh Gallery in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Artist Statement

My artistic adventures began in Hungary, where a variety of interests led me to the world of art, languages, and teaching. I immersed myself in the visual arts alongside my late husband, master painter-printmaker Tom Lewis. I honed my skills at the Worcester Art Museum School under the mentorship of renowned artists such as Sally Bishop and Ella Delyanis.

My current projects are vibrant experiments in color, shape, light, and dynamic compositions, all inspired by my image library and texture brush collection. Each piece has a curious spirit: what if Kandinsky reimagined this scene? What if a dancer's entire movement became one image? What if this scene was transformed into a silk scarf? What if I could perch on the tops of trees with the birds? These wonderings result in whimsical visuals.

Now, in the picturesque Ozarks, I draw inspiration from the thriving arts community and the natural wonder that surrounds me. Motivated by fellow artists, actors, poets, and dancers, I seek to capture fleeting moments of pleasure. My digital brushwork expresses warmth and connectedness, inviting viewers to explore the present and wonder alongside me.

To see more of Andrea’s art, please visit her website.

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The gallery’s exhibition for April 2024 is the 15th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Exhibition. Both 2D and 3D artists, from around the world, were asked to submit their best non-objective and non-representational art.

The gallery received 737 entries from 24 different countries 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 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 will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. To see exhibitions prior to April 2022, please visit our LST Archives website.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 15th Annual “Abstracts” 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. Scroll down the page to each section to see the artists accepted into the exhibition.

Overall Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Top 20 Painting & Other Media Artists

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Top 20 Photography & Digital Artists

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Top 4 3 Dimensional Artists

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Painting & Other Media Special Merit Artists

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Photography & Digital Special Merit Artists

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Painting & Other Media Special Recognition Artists

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Photography & Digital Special Recognition Artists

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3 Dimensional Special Recognition Artists

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As an independent artist, you have to wear a variety of hats to find long-term success. That includes introducing yourself to the world of marketing. Traditional marketing methods like social media, newsletters, and online portfolios are all great for getting your name and work out there, and even connecting with your target audience. But, nothing beats meeting art lovers who might be interested in your work in person.

One of the best ways to do that is by hosting artistic marketing events where you can showcase your work and make lucrative sales opportunities.

Hosting events not only gives you the opportunity to sell your work, but to develop healthy relationships with potential buyers, which can create loyal customers for years to come.

It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or cause extra stress to host an artistic marketing event. Marketing this way will help the longevity of your business. But, if you’re not sure how to get started, we’ve got several tips that can help.

Why Art Shows Are Important

Even in this tech-forward, highly digital world, in-person art shows remain just as important as ever. Hosting events allows you to show off your work with pride, and explain what each piece is about. You can give your personal stories and perspectives that could sway a potential customer who might not have understood the work beforehand.

People are also often likely to purchase art in person. When they’re able to see a piece in front of them and look at it without pressure, they can develop an emotional connection. They can see how it might fit in their home or office. Plus, when you’re there to explain your motive behind the piece, it can further their emotional investment and create a lifelong appreciation for your work.

The Art of Connecting

Talk to any marketing expert, and they’ll tell you how important it is to have loyal customers. Because art is so personal, obtaining those customers often comes from fostering relationships with them. Marketing events are a fantastic way to network with those who are passionate about the art world and ready to open their eyes and minds to something new.

Not only can you meet people who will be interested in purchasing your work, but you could end up meeting those with influence and power in the industry. They might be able to display your work in bigger galleries or help you with your marketing strategy on a larger scale. You can learn a lot from the right people, and they can help you find greater success along the way, all because you put yourself, and your work, out there in person.

When you’re an independent artist, selling your pieces is essential for continued success. If your work doesn’t sell, you’re going to experience financial issues, which can lead to a variety of mental health issues, including:

  • Stress;
  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Tension with friends and family.

One of the best ways to maintain consistency and success with your work is to keep networking. Forming relationships with customers and people interested in your art will help to ensure you have consistent buyers and fans. When you know your work will sell among your loyal followers, you’ll have the freedom to create the kind of art you’re passionate about without feeling so much pressure.

Throwing a Great Event

Hosting an event to display your work is about more than just hanging a few pieces in a gallery and hoping people show up. A great artist doesn’t necessarily create pieces for other people. They create art that speaks to them. But, if you can market yourself and your work in ways that can resonate with others, you’ll be able to draw in more guests to your events, and eventually make more sales.

Don’t be afraid to have fun and let your creativity shine when it comes to hosting a marketing event. Make sure you have the basics covered to keep people entertained and satisfied, including elements like:

  • Hor’doeuvres
  • Live music
  • Decorations
  • Multiple art prints

You should also consider serving wine at your events. It adds a touch of formality while allowing people to sip and stroll while they look over your work. Make sure you’re using the right serving glasses for the type of wine you choose. For example, flutes are typically used for sparkling wines – a great option if you’re celebrating the release of new work. But, if you want something bolder like a red wine, choose a glass with a wider bowl and rim.

Finally, a successful art show needs to have the right venue to fit the style of your work. Once you have the perfect place set up, get the word out well in advance. Send out newsletters via email. Mail postcards. Post the event all over your social media platforms.

Budget Marketing Events

Marketing events can be an expensive process, and not every artist has a large budget to do so. Here are some different tips that you can use to host your marketing event on a budget:

  • Team up with other artists: Recognize your marketing event doesn’t have to just be about you. If you are part of an artist collective, know other artists who work in your medium, or know other artists looking to promote your work, look at hosting your event together.
  • Opt for potluck over catering: If you want to have food for your event, opt to prepare your own or have a potluck style catering with other artists.
  • Craft a different kind of event: A marketing event doesn’t just have to be a show of your most recent work. Consider giving an artist process talk, hosting a teaching event, or another type of event that would translate well to an area outside of an artist gallery. You can then offer to host your event at non-profits, local libraries, or public schools to get the word out.
  • Apply for assistance: Look into grants from local, state or national level to help fund your event.

If you’re willing to put on your marketing hat from time to time, you can find lasting, continued success as an artist while enjoying the benefit of personally connecting with your fans and buyers.

Katie Brenneman is a frequent contributor to the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery blog. She writes about a variety of topics including art marketing advice for artists. Visit her X profile to learn more about her.

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

Michael is an international award-winning artist based in Colorado, 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, art news websites and through Light Space & Time’s broad social media network. Michael’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 are featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. 

Below are Michael’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his landscape paintings. We hope that you will take the time to read Michael’s information and to take a look at his art.

Artist Biography

Michael Gault has known he wanted to be an artist from the age of seven. While other boys were out playing sports, he was taking art courses focused on learning to draw. He has experimented with many visual art forms and is adept with most of them, but oil painting is his calling. He is a classically trained Colorado Artist with two studio degrees, a BFA in from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MA in Fine Art from the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

The creative process excites Michael. He enjoys any activity that allows him to utilize the left side of his brain and his imagination. Spatial orientation and visualization allow his inventive nature to construct serenity and drama in his mind, and his use of essential painting techniques transfer those mind-moments into his landscapes.

Gault has an extensive exhibition history throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas and California and has won many awards in juried events and regional competitions, throughout the years. Over 125 of his paintings are featured in The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a luxury hotel & spa in Vail, CO. He has taught college art and graphic designs course in three states as well as workshops and seminars on painting, drawing, printmaking and building a portfolio. He has a YouTube channel that is presented from his studio with practical and professional information for artists early in their creative journeys.

Artist Statement

The Artist Statement is intended to express my interest and love of art, for both the process as well as the challenge. I love the creative process, whether it is painting representational landscapes or plein‐air works or creating free‐ association non‐representational paintings, it is all about the process.

I know that the artist process of problem solving and self‐discovery is always evolutionary and compelling. I believe all creative endeavors are life‐affirming expressions of the human experience. I have been in my artistic journey for 50 years now, and I am as excited and passionate about art today as I was at the beginning of my journey. The evolutionary aspects of painting contribute to my individual growth fueling my creative fire.

The process of painting is physically fulfilling – the way the paint feels when it is being applied and the gestural quality of painting is unlimited. I believe creativity should be shared not only through commercial patronage, also with the sharing of this creative experience and the process of art making. I believe that it is vital for individual artists to gather and share ideas and to discuss problems. I learn whether I am the student or the teacher. And I believe that the creative experience isn’t fulfilled until a spectator views the painting and is able to interact with it.

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

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Fania Greenwood 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.

Fania is an award-winning artist based in North Carolina, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 26th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Fania’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of 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 Fania’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Fania Greenwood was born in Lyon, France, post-World War II. While growing up in Lyon her passion for art began at a young age as she studied fashion design and pattern making as well as French Cooking. She soaked up as much of the French culture as she could and brought it with her when she moved to the United States in the 1970’s.

After traveling for her first several years in the US, Fania studied Color and Design and Sculpture at Idaho State University before settling in Charlotte, NC in the 1980’s with her husband and three children. She studied Graphic Design and Photography while in Charlotte and worked in those fields for nearly 30 years while raising her children.

Fania’s inspirations rose from the French Post Impressionism, Cubism and Pop Art of the Twentieth Century. She loves graffiti paintings for their intense colors, freedom of patterns, fabrics, textured materials, found objects and printed materials.

Graffiti is often associated with vandalism but has proven to be much more and has slowly invaded contemporary culture. It plays an important role in the world of Art, Design and Fashion and is widely used on all kinds of merchandise as well – apparel, fashion accessories, culinary accessories, gift wrappers, boxes, cartons, etc…

All of these loves are very prevalent in her vibrant and colorful collages.

Artist Statement

A French native, my inspirations rose from the French Post Impressionism, Cubism and Pop Art of the Twentieth Century. From fashion design, sewing, pattern design to graphic design and the influence of a long list of contemporary artists and designers, I am now so happy that I am able to put everything on canvas. 5 years ago after retirement, I started painting but my work has been inspired by my many experiences from the last 60 years: Fashion Design, Pattern design, Graphic Design and Photography.

At first it was difficult to describe my paintings as I never really tried to find work this way. As a graphic designer, the portfolio talks for itself, and I did have a very long and interesting career. Now I know that my inspirations come from patterns, shapes, bright colors, recycled materials, and printed images from magazines and from my photographs taken in many countries over the years. My new work also includes more stitched fabrics on canvas complimented by color and designs.

I am very inspired by Yayoi Kusama who is in her nineties and still produces wonderful work. She taught me that it is never too late to express yourself in painting.

To see more of Fania’s art, please visit her website.

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The gallery’s exhibition for March 2024 is the 14th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Exhibition. Both 2D and 3D artists, from around the world, were asked to submit their best abstract and/or representational art.

The gallery received 568 entries from 20 different countries 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 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 will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. To see exhibitions prior to March 2022, please visit our LST Archives website.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 14th 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. Scroll down the page to each section to see the artists accepted into the exhibition.

Overall Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Top 20 Painting & Other Media Artists

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Top 20 Photography & Digital Artists

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Top 4 - 3 Dimensional Artists

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Painting & Other Media Special Merit Artists

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