Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that MB Mosk has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  MB Mosk is a collaboration of husband and wife artists Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz. They will now have a month-long solo art exhibition, be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

MB is an award-winning artist team based in Southern California, USA. Marjorie is a landscape painter whose work emerged from an orientation with its roots in abstraction with influences as broad and diverse as Diebenkorn to Monet and Klimpt to Kiefer.  Bob is a figurative painter first influenced by Caravaggio, Velazquez and Eakins and later by Edwin Dickenson and Lucien Freud. Their collaborative persona will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

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

In addition, as part of their award package, MB will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist. MB’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are MB’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement, along with 18 of their paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read MB’s information and to take a look at their art.

Artist Biography

Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz created a new persona, (MB Mosk) when they began collaborating, separate from their individual studio practices. These works are a curious hybrid only slightly resembling their own work. The process attempts to create a seamless blending to appear as a single artist has produced the painting. They draw on their shared approach to looking at the peculiar nature of people and the world. Their sense of irony and humor is a vehicle to allude to a deeper meaning below the surface.

Artist Statement

They plan the work together but never paint at the same time. They draw from an ever -growing image bank of photographs shot and collected from different parts of the country. They have always shared a sense of irony and humor.

MB’s website is www.mbmosk.com. You can also see Marjorie’s individual work at www.marjoriemoskowitz.com and Bob’s individual work at www.bobmoskowitz.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Vasiliki Siampi 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.

Vasiliki is an award-winning artist based in Greece. Vasiliki 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.

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

Artist Biography

A long-time arts educator, Vasiliki has dedicated a large part of her professional life mentoring art students. A strong believer that art education is paramount to the development of a well-rounded person, she created her own arts workshop in 1994 which run for more than 20 years in Athens.

Vasiliki’s style has evolved throughout the years from the study of the major artistic movements of the past, covering a wide range of styles and techniques from the renaissance era and the masters of impressionism to cubism, pop-art, but also the byzantine art. Furthermore, at the workshops of Nikos Kessanlis and Rena Papaspyrou, she was exposed to the ideas of New Realism, and experimented with a wide variety of forms, materials and textures in the context of mixed media. Vasiliki describes her artworks currently balancing between impressionism and the abstract.

Since 2016, Vasiliki has returned to painting her own works, focusing on the medium and topic she loves most, acrylic paintings of nature. For this, she moved out of the city and into a small village at the heart of the mountainous Peloponnese region, an area rich in wild life. She has since created multiple paintings under two major series, the "Lousios" series which is inspired by the nearby river of the same name and the wild forest around it, and the "Efkalyptos" series which is inspired by the regeneration process of the Eucalyptus tree.

Artist Statement

My subject matter is nature and my medium is acrylic on canvas. Nature has always evoked deep feelings in me, both in her pure form and in the hidden figures and meanings that emerge from within. Through my paintings I invite the viewer to emerge themselves in the experience of finding their own meanings and shapes.

Vasiliki’s website is www.besiart.com.

Reprinted with Permission by Artwork Archive - Business of art expert Barney Davey maintains that there are four times as many interior designers as art galleries in the U.S. The interior design market is vast and the need for new art is endless. What’s more, when interior designers find the artwork they’re looking for, they don’t mind if you lack years of experience or training. They can also become repeat buyers if your style meshes well with their design aesthetic.

So how do you break into this market, sell your art to interior designers, and increase exposure? Get started with our six steps to add interior designers to your art buyer repertoire, and add to your overall art business income.

STEP 1: Keep Up with the Design Trends

Pay attention to the colors and patterns that are trending in the design world. For instance, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery, which means that everything from bedding and paint to carpets and sofas has followed suit. Designers often look for artwork that complements but does not match the interior design trends. Knowing this, you can create art that works well with the current styles. No word on what 2018’s color of the year will be. Stay tuned!

STEP 2: Build Up Your Body of Work

You never know exactly what an interior designer is looking for or how many pieces he or she may need to purchase. It’s always sensible to have a wide array of pieces for an interior designer to choose from. Also according to designer James Saavedra, reasonably-priced, large works (36″ x 48″ and up) are hard to find and often in the greatest demand.

If you have a technique or process that allows you to sell large works at lower prices and still make a good profit, use this to your advantage. If not, consider showing designers smaller pieces that create a statement when hung together.

STEP 3: Go Where the Interior Designers Go

You can find interior designers via the American Society of Interior Designers, by joining the ASID Industry Partners LinkedIn group, or simply by googling interior designers in your area. You can also sign up for Houzz.com– check out Marie Kazalia’s post to learn more. Interior designers often flock to studio tours, art shows, and gallery openings when they’re in the market for a new piece. These are great places to make connections.

STEP 4: Check if Your Work Is a Good Fit

Research interior designers and their style before reaching out. You want to make sure you find a designer whose work is in sync with your own. Look at their websites to see if they focus on modern minimalism, a monochromatic look, classic elegance, or bold colors. And, be sure to hone in specifically on the art they choose to showcase in their portfolios. Do they only use photographs of sweeping landscapes or bold abstract paintings? You want to make sure your art will complement their designs.

STEP 5: Use Social Media to Your Advantage

Social media is quickly becoming the new place to discover art online— especially Instagram —and you can be sure that interior designers are keeping up with this trend. Todd McPhetridge revealed—in his guest post on Lori McNee’s blog—that interior designer Patrick J. Hamilton discovered artist Nicolas Guerrero because Nicolas friended him on Facebook.

So, post-striking work on your channels and follow interior designers who you want to work with. The more interesting and unusual the work, the more attention it will draw. For instance, if you usually create square works, test out a circular work instead. If you’ve worked with an interior designer, ask if you can share a photo of your artwork within their design.

NOTE: Make sure you’re on Artwork Archive’s Discovery so you can increase your exposure and sell more artwork. Learn more here.

STEP 6: Reach Out to Interior Designers

Interior designers’ work is very much intertwined with that of fine artists’. Many can’t complete their projects without the perfect artwork, so don’t be afraid to reach out. If you’ve done your homework, your art might be just what they’re looking for.

Once you’ve honed in on which designers you want to work with, send them a few digital portfolio pages and direct them to your website or Artwork Archive Public Profile Page. Or, give them a call and ask if they’re in need of some artwork. You can offer to stop by their office and show them art you think they’d like.

Put These Steps into Action and Reap the Benefits

Interior designers are an excellent way to increase exposure and supplement your income as you sell art online and work to achieve—or achieve more—gallery representation. Word of your art will spread when people see your work in the homes of their friends and family, and when designers see their colleagues’ portfolios.

However, remember that while the interior design market is immense, clients' tastes and desires can be mercurial at best. It is important to use selling to interior designers as another way to increase your income and grow your audience, instead of making it your sole business strategy.  

Need more tips on selling your artwork to interior designers? Check out Barney Davey and Dick Harrison’s book How to Sell Art to Interior Designers: Learn New Ways to Get Your Work into the Interior Design Market and Sell More Art. The Kindle version—which you can read on your internet browser—is currently only $9.99 on Amazon.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik 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.

Maureen is an award-winning artist based in Colorado, USA. Maureen 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.

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

Artist Biography

Maureen Ravnik was born and raised in Minnesota.  After attending college in Colorado, she stayed and never looked back.  Working and traveling opened her eyes to the wonders of the American west and reawakened childhood tendencies to creatively document her discoveries.  She began making images of the American west in hopes of preserving the history, the culture, and the dreams that shaped the west. Today, Maureen’s time is spent outdoors taking in and capturing the scenery, wildlife, and exploring other methods for interpreting and sharing what she sees and experiences along the way.

Maureen has accomplished many things with her photography including images placed in the Audubon International Top 250, local, national and international juried photography exhibitions, winning placements in monthly club competitions, state park calendars, images selected for use by the City of Littleton, Colorado, and many images selected as editor picks on National Geographic and for publication. Her work has been the subject of several newspapers. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history, beauty and environment of the second largest natural area in the country.  Maureen has also served as a juror for the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Colorado.

Maureen’s goal is to continually look for new ways to challenge herself and express what she feels. That is what inspires her to never reject possibilities in subject matter.

Artist Statement

My techniques are largely self-taught. I am deeply inspired by Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. My greatest reward comes from developing composites. My work is delivered in an array of styles that arc between passionately abstract and doggedly figurative.

Maureen’s website is www.maureenravnik.crevado.com.

The gallery’s competition for July 2022 was the 12th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s August 2022 online group art exhibition.

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

The gallery received 556 entries from 20 different countries from around the world, as well as from 28 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 for the month of August 2022. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 12th Annual “Seascapes” 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 Seascapes 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 Seascapes 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 Seascapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital 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 is being merged into the Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital Category pages.

 

Every month we receive many “untitled” artworks for our online art competitions.  Because of this, we suggest that artists title all of their artworks.  Titles provide a judge with a better understanding of what the artist wanted me to see and feel. 

When artists titles their artwork, the title also helps the viewer distinguish that particular piece of art from all other pieces of artwork.

There are additional reasons for titling an artwork.  Here are a few of them:

  • A title provides an art judge or an art jury with a deeper insight into that piece of art. This also holds true for galleries and art buyers.
  • A title guides and provides a hint to the viewer about what the artist was thinking when the work was created. An untitled piece leaves the viewer with only their own interpretation (which may be totally wrong).
  • A title will help your art to be discovered when someone searches online for art. For SEO (search engine optimization) purposes, you should also have a description of the art since search engines cannot “see” the art. They only recognize descriptive words.

Here are a few helpful tips when titling your art:

  • If you cannot come up with a title for a certain piece of art, have a friend or family member help you to decide. They will look at the art differently than you, its creator.  They can provide you with ideas and help to stimulate your imagination for naming your art.
  • For cataloging and sales purposes (unless it is numbered as part of an edition), when titling a piece of art remember that it is a “forever” name and it should not be changed for the purposes stated above. Art buyers and collectors want to know that this art is unique and a distinctive title for each piece will help confirm that.
  • If you are not sure about the title, look for inspiration in titles from songs, poems, famous artists, colors etc.
  • Keep your titles short and to the point. Use a thesaurus to find synonyms.
  • Finally, if none of these ideas help you create a title, try an online title generator to get ideas about the title for your art. They ask for keywords (describing the art) and then provide you with possible combinations of titles. Search for the term Online Title Generator to find these sites.

Some artists title their art after the piece is completed and others title their art prior to creating it.  In the end, it really does not matter.  Have fun with this procedure on your own or try involving family, friends or other artists in the title making process. 

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

The gallery encourages entries from artists (including photography & digital arts) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best abstract or representational art.

The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’, scenic vistas and related landscape subjects. Artists should submit their best work in any media before the deadline of August 27, 2022.

Here is a link to the "Landscapes" 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 (10th of the month) until the 1st day of next month (August 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 will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of September 2022.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   July 7, 2022
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   August 01, 2022
Deadline for Receiving Entries   August 27, 2022
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   September 01, 2022
Art Exhibition Opens   September 01, 2022
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   September 30, 2022

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

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.

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.

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.

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 its 22nd “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 September 15, 2022, and each solo exhibition will run for approximately 30 days through January 14, 2023.  Artist Showcase features will also begin on September 15, 2022, 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 invites online submission of 2D and 3D art (including photography and digital art) from artists around the world for possible selection as one of the Gallery’s 4 Solo Art Exhibitions or 8 Artist Showcase Features. 

Light Space & Time 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. 

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.

Important Dates for Participating Artists

 

Solo Art Series Competition Opens   July 6, 2022
Deadline for Receiving Entries   September 05, 2022
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   September 12, 2022
First Solo Art Exhibition Opens   September 15, 2022
First Artist Showcase Feature Opens   September 15, 2022

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 winning images will be seen by an international audience of gallery directors, art collectors, and art consultants. News of each winning artist’s participation is also emailed to the over 28,000+ subscribers. Those who subscribe to our newsletter bulletins include gallery owners, corporate art representatives, art collectors, and decision makers in the fine arts field.  

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 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.

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 September also be entered for the Solo Art Series.  

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” Online Art Competition for the month of September 2022.  2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s October 2022 online group exhibition.

The gallery encourages artists (including photography & digital arts) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best interpretation of the “Patterns, Textures & Forms” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art.   

Artists should submit their best work in any media before the deadline of September 26, 2022.

Here is a link to the “Patterns, Textures & Forms” 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 (10th of the month) until the 1st day of next month (September 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.  $10.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $20.00 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 will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of October 2022.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   July 28, 2022
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   September 01, 2022
Deadline for Receiving Entries   September 26, 2022
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   October 01, 2022
Art Exhibition Opens   October 01, 2022
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   October 31, 2022

Winning artists (12 Overall Category Artists) of the 6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” 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 overall 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 be a video of the winning artists’ artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel.  In addition, there will 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 releases for their art portfolio.

Artists provide us with your best “Patterns, Textures & Forms” representative and/or abstract before the deadline.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Judy Fan has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Judy will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Judy is an award-winning artist based in Chicago, Illinois, 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 over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network. Judy’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Judy’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her digital paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Judy’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography

Judy is an award winning artist. Her artwork was selected as a juried finalist in Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition. Her work was published in Southwest Art Magazine and Artist Portfolio Magazine. She was also named the cover artist of Artist Portfolio Magazine. “My art is mostly from my own life experiences: my home, the town I've been living in for years, places I visited in the past, my children’s activities and people I met. I painted people or the moments in my life that moved me. I hope the viewers will relate my artwork to their own life” remarks Judy. While Judy paints various subjects, portraits are always Judy’s favorite. She is fascinated by every human face, whether an old woman in Nepal or a little girl next door. She not only wants to paint an individual's face but his/her soul. When asked about her painting style, Judy described her style as classic realism with a contemporary approach. She wants to show painterly quality of her work not photo realistic or total classic realism. She likes to use an abstract background to her portrait to show some contemporary feeling and use bold brush strokes to evoke emotions and inject energy. For medium choice, she loves Oil. Judy studied at Watts Atelier of the Arts and Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.

Artist Statement

To me, art is a way to document my life and express my feelings. My art is mostly from my own life experiences: my home, the town I've been living in for years, places I visited in the past, my children’s activities and people I met. I painted people or the moments in my life that moved me. I hope the viewers will relate my artwork to their own experiences.

Please visit her website judyfan.com to see more of her artwork. Please also follow her on Instagram. She can be reached via her Email.  

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Hazel Thomson 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.

Hazel is an award-winning artist based in the United Kingdom. Hazel 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.

Hazel’s work is a mixture of realism, contemporary and impressionistic. Her landscape paintings capture the atmosphere of the different seasons and times of the day, giving her viewers a sense of calm and solitude, as though they are physically in the scene.

Hazel’s paintings are in collections throughout the UK and aound the world including the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, Finland, and France.

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

Artist Biography:

Hazel Thomson is a contemporary award-winning English painter. She paints with a pallet knife and brush, adding multiple layers of texture, giving her work a sense of depth. Thomson’s work is described as a mixture of realism, contemporary and impressionistic.

She has won People's Choice Awards nine times, two times was in Top 5 artists in American Art Awards - first time for the category World’s Best Artists of Landscape Impressionism and second time for the category World’s Best Artists of Realism Landscape. Circle Foundation for the Arts awarded her in 2020 with Certificate of Excellence.

Artist Statement:

It is important to me that my work helps people to engage in the spiritual side of nature, to improve our mental wellbeing in this ever-changing chaotic world.

Hazel’s website is www.hazelthomsonart.com.

The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce it has launched a new archive website to host our past exhibitions.

As many of you may know, over the last several weeks, the LST website has been experiencing intermittent slow loading and downtime. This “intermittent” has become more frequent after our hosting company migrated our site to a newer, supposedly faster, server. However, as a result of the continued issues with the website, we have changed hosting companies and created an archive site as a complement to the main Light Space & Time gallery website.

As one of the longest running online art gallery websites, the LST site has hundreds of exhibitions and, as such, is a very large, image heavy site. Websites with the sheer amount of content and number of images as we have can sometimes become unstable and experience issues.

After extensive consultation with our web development and technical support team, it was decided that moving older content to an archive website would help ensure we could preserve our older exhibitions and continue to provide artists with a place to showcase their talent long into the future.

Prior to Fusion Art purchasing LST from John Math in 2018, the oldest exhibitions were already being purged in an effort to make room for the newer exhibitions. We did not want to continue to do this, and have artists lose elements of their portfolios, so the solution was the creation of an archive website to host these past exhibitions for the long term.

Therefore, all monthly and special exhibitions, solo art exhibitions and artist showcases prior to January 2022 will now be hosted on our new archive website – LightSpaceTimeArchives.art.

In order to access any exhibitions prior to January 2022, just add the word “archives” to the current URL of your exhibition. It will then take you to the archives site and directly to the exhibition you are looking for.

Alternatively, you can visit the main LST website and click the LST Archives button in the menu bar at the top of every page. This will take you to the archives site and you can find your exhibitions in the applicable section.

All other content, including current art competitions and exhibitions (January 2022 and beyond), art marketing articles, artist news and testimonials remain on the main LST site.

The gallery’s competition for June 2022 was the 12th Annual “Open” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s July 2022 online group art exhibition.

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

The gallery received 635 entries from 25 different countries from around the world, as well as from 29 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of July 2022. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 12th Annual “Open” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.

Overall Top 10 Winning Artists & Artworks

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

Top 15 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 Open Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Top 15 Photography & Digital Winning Artists & Artworks

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

Top 10 3 Dimensional Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the 3 Dimensional artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the  Open 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 is being merged into the Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Category pages.

 

 

by Guest Blogger, Katie Brenneman - An online portfolio is an artist’s bread and butter in this digital age. Maybe you’ve already put a lot of time and effort into building a beautiful portfolio or website showcasing your work.

However, it’s not exactly effective if no one is looking at it.

Unfortunately, you’re facing an uphill battle. Search engine algorithms will automatically skew toward more established artists. So, it’s time to step into the world of branding and marketing.

Thankfully, you don’t have to have a lot of experience in the advertising industry to make your portfolio stand out. Let’s cover a few quick tips on how you can boost your portfolio’s presence and get your work the attention it deserves.

Familiarize Yourself With SEO

If you already have an online portfolio, one of the easiest ways to get more visitors is to master the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). You’ve likely heard of keyword searches and how important they are to getting noticed. However, there are also things you can do to optimize your site internally, including

  • Including a site map
  • Optimizing visual content
  • Easy navigation
  • Fixing broken links
  • Updating content regularly

By making your portfolio a priority, you’ll naturally boost SEO. But, if you’re still struggling to attract visitors, take the time to learn the basics when it comes to keywords and what people are searching for, and you’ll see an even bigger boost in your digital audience.

Utilize Social Media

Even if you’re not a marketing pro, almost everyone is familiar with at least one social media platform. Use that to your advantage to market your portfolio.

For example, Instagram is an ideal platform for sharing photos and artwork. It’s a great place to share pieces of your work and inspire people to head to your website or portfolio for more. It’s easy to use, but make sure you’re always optimizing your photos and sharing the right sizes, or they could end up looking blurry and unprofessional.

You can also use Instagram and other social media platforms to connect with potential fans and followers. It’s a great way to spark conversation and boost word-of-mouth interest in your portfolio.

Don’t Ditch Traditional Portfolios

While it’s true that everything seems digital these days and you should absolutely have an online portfolio, there’s still something to be said for print media. People still like tangible things, and something as simple as a flyer with a QR code that leads back to your portfolio can be impactful and interesting. Consider leaving flyers or brochures in places like

  • Coffee shops
  • Art galleries
  • Libraries
  • Book stores

You can also choose to work with an existing publication that caters to art lovers or even other artists. Doing so will help you hone in on your target audience and can bring your brand and portfolio to life in a way that digital can’t always capture.

Whether you’re a budding artist trying to get your name out there or you’ve enjoyed a long career but need a marketing boost, use these ideas to boost the presence of your online portfolio, and engage with those who want to support you and your work.

Katie Brenneman is a passionate writer specializing in lifestyle, mental health, education, and fitness-related content. When she isn't writing, you can find her with her nose buried in a book or hiking with her dog, Charlie. To connect with Katie, you can follow her on Twitter.

For over 12 years, the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) has been an advocate for artists by helping them to market and sell their art online and around the world.

As a subsidiary of Fusion Art, the gallery’s mission is to promote artists though online art exhibitions, our extensive social media and marketing networks and through our combined newsletter subscribers list of over 35,000+ subscribers. Our extensive mailing lists includes gallery owners, corporate art representatives, art collectors, art consultants and decision makers in the fine arts field.

Through both our online art galleries, Fusion Art and LST provide one of the most advanced and widespread art marketing packages offered by any other online gallery.

As we are constantly searching for new ways to promote and provide marketing and sales opportunities for our artists, LST is thrilled to announce we have new awards and marketing benefits that will launch this summer.

Cash Award to Overall Top Winner

The gallery is pleased to announce that is will start awarding a monetary cash prize to the Overall Top Winner of its monthly online art competitions. In order to be more competitive, we have decided to offer a cash award to the Overall 1st Place winner of each exhibition. The amount of the monetary prize will be determined by the number of entries that are received in each competition.

Newly Updated Art Marketing Success Manual

Our previous Art Marketing Success Manual was getting outdated so we are working on a new updated version to encompass our more recent and most up to date information and recommendations for artists to market, promote and sell their art. The updated Art Marketing Success Manual will be available starting with the awards presented in September.

Discount for .ART Domains

We have always encouraged artists who are serious about their art, want to advance their art careers and increase sales, on how important it is to have a have a modern, professional, up-to-date website to display their art. The introduction of the .ART domains in 2016 was an ingenious way for artists to differentiate their websites, from the average website domain, and to emphasize their artistry.

Through a new partnership with the .ART domain registration service, we are going to be able to offer a discount to our top award winning artists who want to take the next step in their art careers or even upgrade their current website and brand to include the .ART affiliation.

Discount for Artspan Art Marketplace

We have now partnered with Artspan Art Marketplace to offer our top winning artists discounted plans for their platform. Artspan was the first artist-specific website builder company, formed in 1999. Particularly for artists who may not be computer or tech savvy and may want an easily designed website to showcase and sell their art, Artspan is a leader in the market.

Artists who sign up will receive a personal branded website, which is also integrated into the Artspan marketplace, thus giving artists two venues to use in selling their art – their own individual sites and the Artspan Marketplace.  Similar to our partnership with Artwork Archive, Light Space & Time's top winning artists will receive special discounts that are higher than is offered to the general public.

All of the above new awards will be offered starting with the August competition, the 6th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” competition, which launches on July 10th. As a means to defray at least some of the costs for these new awards, the gallery will be increasing entry fees slightly, starting with the June competition. To see the current competitions that are accepting entries, visit the LST home page.

Many of the partnerships we are forming with companies offer affiliate referral programs. We have waived and/or drastically reduced affiliate commissions in exchange for offering higher discounts and more benefits to artists who are referred by Fusion Art and LST.

These new awards are our way of saying Thank You to all our artists for being part of the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, for sharing your talent with us and allowing us to help you promote and market it to the world.

 

As an artist, you want people to see your work. After all, the more people get to appreciate your art, the more you can advance your career as an artist and ideally sell more art. One way to do this is by marketing yourself online, either on your own or with someone’s help. Read on to find out the top 10 marketing tips and trends you can use to increase your art website traffic.

#1 Master SEO Basics

Start by learning all the SEO basics. You need to know how to perform keyword research and how to use these keywords in your content. Learn about on-site optimization to further improve your website (e.g. proper navigation, creating a sitemap, etc.)

#2 Optimize Visual Content

Pay special attention to all the visual content you publish because it is crucial for you as an artist. Your images and videos need to be of high quality, but you should also add all the right details to them for SEO (e.g. alt tags for images, descriptions and keywords for videos). Don’t forget to add social sharing buttons to let your audience share your artwork elsewhere.

#3 Start Guest Blogging

Guest blogging is one of the best ways to get more backlinks to your website. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, there are professional writing services you can reach out to for assistance. When you publish your content on someone else’s website or blog, you can include a link to your own site which will guide their audience to you.

#4 Develop Your Link Profile

In addition to getting more backlinks, you should also develop your link profile by using both external and internal links in your website content. Internal links will help you keep users on your website longer while external links (especially to the sources of the facts or statistics you used) will help you look more reputable in the eyes of your audience.

#5 Utilize Social Media

Social media is essential for marketing you and your art. Create your profiles on different social media platforms and regularly remind your followers about your website. Don’t forget to use social media marketing techniques to successfully promote your content on those platforms (e.g. hashtags, tagging, locations, commenting, live streaming).

#6 Promote Word-of-Mouth

Word-of-mouth can easily spread the word about you, but instead of waiting for someone to start talking about you, you can promote word-of-mouth yourself. Reach out to your fans, followers and collectors of your work and ask them to provide a review or testimonial of your work. Then, you can post these on your website and share on your social platforms to get people interested in your art.

#7 Connect with Other Artists

Instead of relying solely on your own efforts and being a lone wolf, it’s a good idea to reach out to other artists like yourself and promote each other. You can partner with other artists to create unique art, host giveaways, and promote each other in different ways. Having these connections will also play a role in helping you advance your career.

#8 Engage with Your Audience

Engagement is important not just for your metrics but also for connecting with your fans. Encourage discussions in the comment section on your website and social media profiles, reply to comments, and so on. All of this shows that you are a friendly person who is happy to engage and connect with their audience.

#9 Make A Posting Schedule

To stay consistent, you will need to create a posting schedule for all the content you publish on your website or social media profiles. This way, you will always have a steady stream of content for your audience to discover and consume.

#10 Measure Performance and Improve

Last but not least, don’t forget to measure the performance of your web content and your website itself to improve your future digital marketing activities. Your updated strategy needs to have the necessary changes that will improve your metrics. Take into account everything – traffic, average session time, conversion rate, comments, social shares, and so on.

Wrapping Up

There are quite a few ways you can successfully reach a wider audience, but the most important thing is to be consistent with your marketing activities. Use the tactics in this article to help you generate more traffic on your website and find new fans and, ideally, buyers of your art.

Anna Medina is a specialist in different types of writing. She graduated from the Interpreters Department, but creative writing became her favorite type of work. Now she improves her skills while working for the writing services review websites like Best Writers Online with content of any type, but, mainly, assisting students all over the world.

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