The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that the May issue of Artists Down Under – Australia & New Zealand has featured the gallery and its parent company, Fusion Art, in this month’s edition.

The digital online magazine was the creation of Australian digital artist, Athalie Taylor. It was created out of a desire to feature and promote the Australian and New Zealand artists who met through a common interest in photography and digital art by participating in the digital art/Photoshop courses offered by Sebastian Michaels.  

The article, written by Australian digital artist, Trish Hoskin, is an interview with LST and Fusion Art co-owner Valerie Hoffman. She discusses the history and creation of Fusion Art, the acquisition of the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery in 2018, and the art competition, exhibition and marketing & promotion opportunities both galleries offer to international artists on a worldwide basis.

The gallery thanks Trish and magazine editor, Pam Henderson, for the beautiful feature. The May issue of the magazine can be found HERE.  The article is located on pages 64-67.

Please also visit the artists DOWN UNDER website to see the many talented member artists. Australian and New Zealand photographers and digital artists interested in joining the group and participating in the workshops offered by Sebastian Michaels can visit the My Photo Artistic Life website HERE.

Click HERE to see the current Light Space & Time competitions. In addition to its standard monthly online art competition (the 10th Annual "SeaScapes"), the gallery is currently running its 15th “Solo Art Series” (May 5th Deadline) and “Created in Isolation”  (May 10th Deadline and special $5 entry fee) competitions.

The gallery is also running a special “10th Anniversary” online art competition in honor of the gallery’s 10th Anniversary in 2020. The deadline for this special competition has been extended to July 1st.

Also, if you haven’t already, please visit Fusion Art to see more art competition, exhibition, marketing and promotion opportunities for international artists. The gallery offers many different opportunities and awards, including cash prizes and opportunities to participate in a “bricks and mortar” Annual Group Show each year in Palm Springs, CA, USA.

CATALONIA, SPAIN, June 8, 2018 - / Jon Bøe Paulsen is very pleased to announce that his art was accepted into the ModPortrait Exhibition.

The ModPortrait Exhibition is held in the Pablo Serrano Museum of Zaragoza located on Paseo Maria Agustin 20, Zaragoza, Catalonia from May 30 - June 17, 2017.  Information on this event view the following websites is and

The ModPortrait exhibition consists of 55 paintings will then move to the MEAM museum, Barcelona, Spain from June 22 to July 29, 2018. Among the exhibiting artists will be ARC Associate Living MasterTM Jon Bøe Paulsen. 

Jon Bøe Paulsen is also relevant in the recently published books Circle Quarterly Winter Art review 2018, published by the Circle Foundation, Lyon, France. Artelibre - Arte y Libertad XII, annual art book and Art Guide Leonardo 2018, both published by Galeria Arte Libre, Spain.

About the Artist:

Jon Bøe Paulsen is an Oslo, Norway based artist. He specializes in creating “Carravaggistic” like portraits.  His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign. Jon’s website is

Contact Information:

Jon Bøe Paulsen
Tel. +47 41204439

LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA, May 18, 2017 - / - From the fantastic to the abstract, the Artists Down Under group cover the gamut of artistic expression. And with the inaugural issue of the free monthly “Artists Down Under – Australia and New Zealand” magazine, launched on April 1, their work is now available for all to enjoy.

Although their work spans many genres, what they all have in common is the use of digital artistry techniques to realise their visions. Using photographs, digital shapes, and scanned ephemera they combine, warp, layer and mask them using computer software to create their images. It’s remarkable how similar the process is to classical painting techniques, despite only manipulating bits and bytes. Some artists even use a pressure-sensitive digital stylus and tablet to sketch and paint – and some use their finger on their iPad. The results are images of depth and complexity; some look like traditional paintings yet others are unique to the digital process.

The artists whose work is featured in the magazine met through Sebastian Michaels’ “AWAKE: Living the Photo Artistic Life” online photo artistry community. The idea for the group and magazine was the brainchild of digital artist Athalie Taylor from Tasmania, Australia. Athalie and other digital artist friends wanted to make digital art forms more widely understood and accessible, and wanted new ways to promote the unique work being done by Australasian artists to the Australasian art community. According to Athalie, “rather than waiting for someone to provide such an outlet down under, we decided to just do it ourselves”.

Being digital artists, it made sense for the magazine to be digital too. On the first of the month, the magazine appears online for free on Issuu, a digital magazine provider. Through the print-on-demand service Peecho, anyone can purchase printed copies of the magazine or even soft and hard cover books. The Artists Down Under community is active on Facebook too, where they run a public Facebook group to show their art and announce where the public can see exhibitions of their work.

The members of the organizing team did an amazing job to get everything up and running so quickly and smoothly. In collaboration with Athalie, graphic designer Colin Butterworth designed the magazine, artist Colin Campbell proof-reads each issue, and artist Mary Knaggs runs two Facebook pages, a private one for the members and a public one.

Athalie acknowledges Sebastian Michaels for his encouragement and support: “Without Sebastian and the ADU team this would be just a thought, but now it’s a reality”.

Be sure to join their Facebook group to see what’s happening and to marvel at the creativity and unique artwork being produced by the members of this special group.  Related links below; 

Artists Down Under - April 2017 Issue: 

Artists Down Under - May 2017 Issue:

Artists Down Under - Facebook Page:

Contact Information:

Athalie Taylor

Phone:   +61 3 63447961


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, September 2, 2015 - / Susan Oakes, local digital artist and instructor is pleased to announce that she will be exhibiting at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall from August 24, 2015 until October 8, 2015 along painter Ellen Negley.

The theme "Floral Passages" is a sampling of Susan's photo imaging work detailing everyday subjects (plant life) in different stages of the life cycle, which reveal hidden nuances and intricacies. In addition to single subject images on canvas and aluminum, there are composites which explore venues and multiple ideas not usually seen together.

An artist’s reception, open to the public will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 from 5:30 PM until 6:30 pm. The PBG City Hall Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM am - 5 pm to see the exhibit.

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby
10500 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

More information here:

About the Artist:

Susan is a freelance digital artist and instructor who draws from a diverse background of psychology (B.A.), business, (management) art and technology, (teaching at Briarcliffe College in NY, as well as Palm Beach State College and the School District of Palm Beach County in addition to many private students).

Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, she has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose. Through her work and teaching, she demonstrates that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. In her digital work she blurs the borders between photography, painting, and digital illustration to achieve her artistic vision.

Contact Information:     

Susan Oakes
Lake Worth, FL 


HELPFUL PRESS RELEASE HINTS FOR ARTISTS TO USEHere are 8 helpful hints to follow for the next time that you have to write an art-related press release:

1.    Always format, write and place the most important information first and then with each additional paragraph in the body of the press release additional information that is less important than the paragraph above it.

2.    Your title should be an indication that the press release is genuinely newsworthy and interesting.

3.    Every press release should contain a “News Hook” to capture the reader’s attention.

4.    The title and the introductory paragraphs are the most important parts of the press release. This section may determine whether anyone reads the press release at all. Read and rewrite until the press release is concise in form and interesting copy.

5.    Always be accurate in your facts. Do not exaggerate any of your claims.

6.    Always try to be brief and to the point when writing.

7.    Always spell check your copy prior to printing or emailing your copy.

8.    If you are not a good writer then have someone who is a good writer read, proof, edit and spell check for you.

Below this article are some suggested links to additional press release related articles that may help you as well.  Good luck.


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is pleased to announce that they have added a new Artist News page to their website. This artist news page section is available exclusively to any of their gallery artists who have entered and be awarded in any past LST Exhibitions.

Any LST Artists whose art was shown in the gallery’s art exhibitions and have news about a current art exhibition, any art newsworthy event or a future art show (other news than about an LST event) may have their news posted in this artist news page section on a rotating basis along with other LST artists.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery asks that any interested artist who would like to announce their event provide to the gallery a professionally written, newsworthy press release of at least 400 words (approximately 1,000 characters) as a draft. The gallery will then finalize the draft, with the artist’s final approval prior to the press release being posted and made live on the LST website.

The artist’s news/press release may also contain links to that event and also to the artist’s website for additional promotion. The artist may also provide one, high-quality image or graphic for this press release. This image will then be used for a thumbnail for the post excerpt and for a larger post image for the artist’s press release.

The posted press release will be available for further posting to any social media, to being placed on bookmarking sites and will also be downloadable for email distribution. This availability allows the artist to distribute and publicize their news further, as well as to post this news on their own website or blog.

To have your news/press release considered for potential publication, please go to this page for further instructions and help Artist News Page.  We have provided a guide for submission, a fill in the blanks type submission form and several helpful articles on writing press releases.  After submission, we will get back to you quickly for further instructions. 

PLEASE NOTE: This service is only for current and past LST gallery artists and also for any approved LST Gallery vendors and art professionals.

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