Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Robert Bolla 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.

Robert is an award-winning artist based in Missouri, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 27th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his photographs to be showcased in this feature.

Robert’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 Robert’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 photographs from his “The World Around Us” series that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Robert’s first experience in photography was when he was offered the opportunity to be mentored in the basics of film photography and darkroom techniques, including such archival techniques as wet plate photography and large format film photography. He carried this experience into his academic career as a biologist, using photography in his teaching and research, where he used photo and electron-microscopy and image analysis to study genetics.

Upon retirement, Robert moved to digital photography and the digital darkroom and focused on nature and street photography, areas in which he directs his viewer to see the relationship between the arts and sciences, and where he develops photos in the digital darkroom in monotone using archival techniques of film photography or in color, depending on the purpose of the story told.

Robert views the photograph as his “novel” to be read by the imagination of the viewer, and thus he crafts the photograph for this purpose. He is interested in showing how cultures may differ but are much the same. His work has been exhibited in physical and online galleries via competitions and in solo exhibits at St. Louis Artist Guild, Bradley University, Peoria Artist Guild, at EuroBiotech Poznan, Poland, and Solo Artist at Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, among others. He has been in curated exhibits and was awarded 3rd place in the 2022 Fall Exhibition at the International Photographic Hall of Fame and Museum. He is a featured artist at Camelback Galleries and has been Artist of the Month in Gallery Ring and Camelback galleries.

Artist Statement

The photograph is, in many ways, a pictorial novel. The photographer does not necessarily write the words, but rather establishes background and character; the imagination of the viewer does the rest. It has a purpose, and like a book, it becomes a storage place for ideas and events and a teaching tool. In my many years as a biologist, using photography as a research and teaching tool, I realized that there is a close relationship between science and the arts.

Clearly, photography can be used to teach this relationship. While the relationship is easily captured in nature photography, it can also be found in human societal and cultural differences. Thus, one of my goals is to use photography to show that even though cultures may differ, they are much the same and that we should see this sameness as we address worldly issues. I try to show this through photography of peoples in their native environment, involved in their daily tasks of living.

In my early mentoring in film photography, I was taught using archival techniques, working primarily in monotone. With the evolution of digital photography and the digital darkroom, I realized that street or candid photography better writes the pictorial novel. As such, I try to capture people as they would be and not posed as they might be, and while I still work in monotone, I also work in color, as this talks about the culture and cultural differences, often better showing the setting of the novel.

To learn more about Robert and to see more of his “The World Around Us” series of photographs, please visit his website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that John Lathrop has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 27th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. John will now have a month-long solo art exhibition, and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

John Lathrop is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer based in Texas, USA. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the gallery will distribute, promote, and circulate press releases to hundreds of major news outlets, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST Gallery’s broad social media network.

John’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, resulting in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. 

Below is John’s Artist Biography and his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his Mod Pop Art artworks. We hope that you will take the time to read his information and to take a look at his work.

Artist Biography

John Lathrop’s childhood was an exploration of art, meticulously studying artists like Bill Watterson and Berkeley Breathed to Andy Warhol and Peter Max to Salvador Dalí and Mark Ryden. Consequently, his own art evolved from penciled cartoons to realistic portraits to surrealist psychedelic scenescapes. As a teen, John earned commissioned murals, posters, T-shirts, advertisements, and a weekly comic strip in the local newspaper—all before graduating high school. Later, while focused on his other creative passion, music—based solely on the need for cover art for his releases—John worked for years to master Adobe software, eventually becoming a graphic designer, realizing how much he loved the artform.

In 2014, John opened his art and design studio, Plaid Design, officially migrating to the digital art space. This led to the development of his unique art style, which he lovingly calls Mod Pop Art. His mixed-media approach combines hand-painted digital artwork with graphic design techniques to create his vibrant, colorful, clean-line style. Drawing inspiration primarily from pop culture, John’s graphic portrait and poster work breathes new life into classic and current references, putting a fun, original spin on pop surrealism, often with a twist of humor and absurdist parody. The result, he hopes, is bold and striking eye-candy, with a vibe that feels vintage yet unmistakably modern.

Along with commissioned art and design work, John has been selling his original art pieces in signed/numbered limited edition fine art prints to clients all over the world for over a decade.

Artist Statement

I'm John Lathrop, and I make Mod Pop Art.

Pop culture is family. We grew up with our movies, our music, our novels, our TV, and our video games. Pop culture can influence, guide, and comfort us, especially that which is nostalgic. In this spirit, with my Mod Pop Art, I utilize pop culture as my primary subject matter to conjure feelings of warmth, pleasure, fun, exhilaration, and surprise by adding unexpected and humorous twists (the Mod) and shining brightly colored lights (the Pop) on the people, places, and things (the Art) so many of us have admired and adored throughout our lives. And I do it without judgment or commentary, but with genuine reverence, homage, and love.To see more of John’s work, visit his website.

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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 announces their 14th Annual “Landscapes” 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 August 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 “Landscapes” theme.

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 representational and/or abstract best work in any media before the deadline of July 27, 2024.

Here is a link to the “Landscapes” 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 (June 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   April 30, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   June 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   July 27, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   August 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   August 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   August 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 Landscapes art before the deadline.

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 8th Annual “Patterns, Textures & Forms” 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 September 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 interpretation of the “Patterns, Textures & Forms” theme. Artists should submit their best representational and/or abstract work in any media before the deadline of August 27, 2024.

Here is a link to the “Patterns, Textures & Forms” 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 (July 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   June 7, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   July 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   August 27, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   September 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   September 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   September 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 Patterns, Textures & Forms art before the deadline.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 14th Annual “Animals” 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 October 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 “Animals” theme.

The "Animals" theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of animal art. Animal subjects include any living organisms, mammals, birds, insects and any animals that may also live in water.  

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

Here is a link to the “Animals” 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 (August 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   June 7, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   August 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   September 26, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   October 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   October 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   October 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 Animals art before the deadline.

submit

We are listed on Photo Contest GURU – Photography Competitions Directory

The gallery’s exhibition for June 2024 is the 14th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Art Competition. Both 2D and 3D, artists, from around the world, were asked for their interpretation of the “Cityscapes” theme by submitting their best representational and/or abstract art.

The gallery received 435 entries from 15 different countries from around the world, as well as from 24 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.  Due to a limited number of 3 Dimensional entries, other than the top four winning artists, these artworks have been included in the Painting & Other Media category. In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the twelve (12) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

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

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website homepage for the 3 months. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. To see exhibitions prior to January 2022, please visit our LST Archives website.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 14th Annual “Cityscapes” 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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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Iryna Akimova 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.

Iryna is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist based in Kiev, Ukraine. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 27th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Iryna’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 Iryna’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks from her PEACE AND WAR project that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Iryna Akimova is a contemporary Ukrainian artist who lives and works in Kiev. She graduated from Kharkov State University (Ukraine), where she got her PhD degree. Iryna started her professional artistic career after having vast experience as a University professor, director of an NGO, and parliamentarian. She concentrated her art research on studying the roots of the individuality in the formation of subjective perceptions of the reality.

She is fond of «exercices de style» and experiments. She often presents her expressionistic paintings along with the impressive abstract and surrealistic experiments. She started in painting, and then went into installations, video-animation and performance in order to achieve a multidimensional effect.

She had ten solo exhibitions, and took part in 50+ national and international group exhibitions. She received numerous awards at international art contests. Some of her pictures were successfully sold at Phillips auction in London, and several artworks entered museums and private collections in Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, and China.

Iryna is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Five years ago she founded Ukrainian Association of Feminine Research in the Arts (UAFRA) and established an annual Womens’ArtFest to advocate gender equality in the arts.

Artist Statement

The project PEACE AND WAR was started in the spring of 2022 in a small town of Tulchyn in the Vinnytsia region in Ukraine, where Iryna escaped with the family for two weeks from war. A peaceful landscape with a small pond and trees and their reflection in the water is bathed in the blue-yellow-orange color palette of the setting sun.

The author's analysis separates components of the landscape, and then synthetically mixes them into an abstract surrealistic print of a spring evening. Feel the fragile atmosphere of peace, keep it in your heart, and fight for it, when the time comes... The peaceful landscape turns into a war landscape, full of broken lines and fires that remind of cruel and greedy breath of death. The stem of a mystical plant of war fills the entire space with flames, destruction and the putrid smell of decomposition. The same motifs and colors, and different realities and feelings…War changes everything...

To learn more about Iryna and to see more of her art, please visit her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is proud to announce Jason Shih as one of the four winners in their 27th "Solo Art Series" Art Competition.  Jason will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

Jason is an internationally award-winning artist based in Taiwan. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

Press releases for this solo exhibition will be distributed, promoted, and circulated by the Gallery 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.

Jason’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. 

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

Artist Biography

Jason Shih was born in Taiwan, where traditional craftsmen are active. He has been interested in folk crafts, temple architecture, wood and stone carvings since childhood. In 1993, he began to specialize in metal sculpture when he was a sophomore in the Fine Arts Department of Taipei National University of the Arts.

After 2 years of compulsory military service, Jason obtained his MFA degree in metal from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001. And then, he served as the famous American metal sculptor Albert Paley's assistant, involved in metal crafts and large-scale public art work practices. In 2002, Jason returned to Taiwan and began to devote himself to the creation of metal sculpture and public art.

Over 20 years so far, he has completed more than 80 public art works. During this period, in addition to participating in the art residency at the Wangsan Kaitian Festival in South Korea in 2003, and JamFactory, a contemporary craft design center in Adelaide, Australia in 2004. Furthermore, in 2008, he was also selected as the first artist-in-residence of the New Taipei City Gold Museum, Taiwan.

While developing his creative career, Jason Shih also did not forget to pursue advanced studies in art theory. In 2015, he obtained his Ph.D. from the China Academy of Art. And, in 2022, he obtained an MBA degree from National Taiwan Normal University. Jason Shih currently lives and works in Taoyuan City, Taiwan. He continues to focus on the diverse exploration of sculpture and public art creation.

Artist Statement

Sculpture is to interpret the beauty of light and shadow, rhythm and volume through the visual techniques of color, shape and texture. The qualities that the creators of sculpture pursue to touch people's hearts are actually as abstract as temperature and smell, but rich in profound penetrating power. This aura that directly points to people's hearts, and the aesthetic sense that makes people enter the drama in resonance, may also be like nostalgia, embodied in the nostalgia of seeing things and thinking about them, and the timid expectation of being close to the hometown.

Sea breeze, mountain mist, morning sun, sunset, in addition to shape and color, there is also the memory of temperature. Cooking smoke, hot soup, wooden tables, pottery cups, and the echo of the smell is the gradual tone of nostalgia. In people's daily aesthetic experience, the memory of temperature and smell accompanied by touch often becomes a kind of fuse to revisit the journey of old dreams. The work involved in sculpture creation is to "condense" and record all kinds of beautiful presence in this beautiful time and space in an appropriate way and with true emotions.

As a professional sculptor, I like to experience the taste of life with perceptual observation in the subtle moments, and also likes the ever-changing situation of game shapes in the poetic imaginary space. For me, art creation is to share various moods and stories in daily life.

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

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Lâle Gerger 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.

Lâle is an award-winning artist based in Florida, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 27th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Lâle’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 Lâle’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Lâle Gerger is artist that utilizes a blend of artistry, empathy, and resilience in her creative journey. From her theatre background to personal challenges, art has been her guiding force. Using primarily acrylics and pen and ink, Lâle delves into life's complexities, inviting viewers to embrace resilience and share their light. Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of art in navigating life's challenges and discovering purpose within adversity.

After earning her theatre degree, Lâle worked professionally in Turkey as both an actress and a faculty member at a conservatory. She fought a 5-year legal battle for the right to adopt as a single woman, reshaping her path and ultimately welcoming her son into her life. Returning to the US, she carved out a career in HR management to provide stability for her child. Amidst personal tragedy with her mother's cancer diagnosis and the onset of the pandemic, she rediscovered solace in art.

Now, her artistic journey has evolved from a hobby to a full-time business, fueled by resilience and a passion for creativity. Lâle’s artwork, spanning diverse mediums and techniques with a focus on acrylics and abstract art, reflects a unique perspective on life's complexities.

Artist Statement

As an artist based in Florida, I create abstract art to express my emotions through color and experimentation with contrasts of dark and light. Color is more important to me than depicting realistic pictures. I love that abstract art allows the viewer, in turn, the freedom to transpose their feelings and experiences into the artwork.

My process begins with choosing a color palette and the message or story I want to convey on the canvas. Once I see these elements come to life, I step away for a day or two and return with pen and ink to add the details that complete the piece.

Although I've had a very fulfilling life, I've faced my share of difficulties, including some challenging health issues. It's also easy to see tragedies all around us. When I paint, I can put all this aside and share the beauty that is truly everywhere. I choose to uplift myself and others through my art, aiming to spread positivity and inspire hope. Through my art, I want to create an emotional connection with the viewer, inviting them to interpret and connect with the artwork in their own unique way.

My series, "Shine Your Light," embodies my vision of spreading hope and compassion through art. Each piece comes with its own message such as "Be the Sun in Someone’s Darkness", how we can all find "Light from Darkness" or even "Sunflower" carries a message of hope since they can grow tall even in adverse conditions.

To learn more about Lâle and to see more of her art, please visit her website.

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The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce the winning artists of the gallery’s recent 27th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  

The “Solo Art Series” competition closed on May 5, 2024. 12 artists were selected as finalists. From that selection, 4 artists were chosen to receive individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  The remaining 8 artists were awarded Artist Showcase features.

The Solo Art Series took place within an extremely competitive atmosphere.   The task of selecting only four top winning artists from the 65 artists who entered was extremely challenging.  The high quality of submissions made creating the final rankings extraordinarily difficult. 

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

Solo Art Exhibition Schedule

Jason Shih May 15, 2024 to June 14, 2024  
John Lathrop June 15, 2024, to July 14, 2024  
Stuti Gupta July 15, 2024, to August 14, 2024  
Maureen Scullin August 15, 2024, to September 14, 2024  

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

Artist Showcase Artists

Lale Gerger May 15, 2024 to May 31, 2024  
Iryna Akimova June 1, 2024 to June 14, 2024  
Robert Bolla June 15, 2024 to June 30, 2024  
Aarti Gupta Bhadauria July 1, 2024 to July 14, 2024  
Stephen Mimms July 15, 2024 to July 31, 2024  
Kylo-Patrick Hart August 1, 2024 to August 14, 2024  
Gabriele Gracine August 15, 2024 to August 31, 2024  
Lei Feng September 1, 2024 to September 14, 2024  

Out of the 65 artists who submitted to this Solo Art Series art competition, 30 were eliminated due to deficiencies in their Biography, Artist’s Statement or with their art. From the 35 artists who were left, 22 artists were then selected as finalists. 12 artists were selected from the 22 final artists and any of the finalists could have been included in the final 12. 

For each solo art exhibition, the gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to hundreds of major News Outlets, art news websites and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

Each of the 8 Artist Showcase feature artists will also be promoted to hundreds of major News Outlets, art news websites and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

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

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

Here is a link to the gallery's Solo Art Series Archives.  The gallery’s next Solo Art Series competition will open for entries in July 2024.

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

 

Though creating art is a personal endeavor, sharing it with the world is one of the many joys of producing work. If you’d like to focus on being a full-time artist, you will have to find ways to earn a living through your projects. One of the best ways to connect your passion to others for profit is to create a digital marketplace where people can review your work and purchase it. We’ll teach you the basics of selling your art pieces online so you can continue to do what you love while establishing a long-term form of income.

Establishing Your Niche

Just as with any business, it is important as an artist to establish your niche when selling your art.

Pick a medium that suits your interests, especially one you know already has a thriving market. You can create canvas art that people can collect as home decor, t-shirts with custom designs, ceramic vases, and so much more. Choose a particular style or a collection of styles for your business that are cohesive. For example, if you are primarily selling clothing and accessories, you should probably leave sculptures for another business venture.

Selling Your Art Online

When choosing to sell your art online, you must either create a website for your online sales or operate through a third-party platform like Amazon or Etsy. Etsy is great for starting a crafts-based business – folks are always looking to this site for hand-crafted gems, which puts you directly in front of your target audience.

At this time, you should also develop a space for creating your art as well. You can opt for an area of your home entirely dedicated to your business, which can be a helpful tax deduction, or you can rent an office or studio space to get your work done.

Before constructing a digital sales presence, gather all the materials you need for producing and delivering work. This includes items like boxes and envelopes, a shipping label printer, safety gear, and a sturdy workbench or desk. Your space should be clean and free of clutter to maximize productivity.

Next, you should take care of all the necessary paperwork for starting a business. This can vary based on your location, but essentially you should be prepared to register your business, either as a sole proprietorship if you are the only business member, or as a limited liability company (LLC), which can be helpful for insurance and liability purposes.

Once you are properly organized, you can begin marketing your brand, service, and product. Choose a unique brand name that encompasses your artwork and ideology as a whole. Design a custom logo that can be easily identifiable to your customers. Take high-definition photos of your work and write exciting descriptions of your products and services that will draw your customers in. Perform keyword research for your industry and spread them throughout your product descriptions and service names to draw high rankings on search engines.

Key Tips for Digital Art Sales

Getting your art business is no small feat, and may take some tweaking to get all of your processes correct. You can continually improve your business processes if you want to scale your business effectively and also satisfy your customers by providing great fulfillment experiences.

 Here are some different things to incorporate into your art business to keep buyers happy as your business grows.

Provide multiple shipping options

Having different shipping options available will make your business much more attractive. Offer at least standard and express shipping options so folks who are buying last-minute gifts can receive their items right when they need them.

Package your products thoughtfully

Your packaging is an opportunity to promote your artist's brand. Use colored bubble wrap and boxed embossed with your brand logo before placing them in shipping boxes and envelopes. Opt for environmentally-friendly or biodegradable packaging so your customers understand you care about your environmental impact.

Add a personalized note

People choose to shop with small businesses because it offers a much more intimate, curated experience. Show your customers you care about them individually by providing a thank you note addressed to them by name. Your customers will appreciate the sentiment and have positive connotations associated with your brand, leading to long-term retention and referrals.

Handle refunds calmly and accessibly

The way you handle and process a refund speaks volumes about your business. Always give the request a thorough review and make exchanges easy through options like free returns or refunds with no returns necessary. Offer a sincere apology and ask for feedback, which you can integrate into your business to improve the customer experience going forward.

Starting an art business doesn’t have to be a daunting measure. With the right preparation, you can launch an online store that allows you to turn your passion into profit.

Katie Brenneman frequently contributes to the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery blog. She writes about a variety of topics. You can learn more about her on her X profile.

 

The gallery’s exhibition for May 2024 is the 14th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition. Both 2D and 3D, artists, from around the world, were asked for their interpretation of the “Seascapes” theme by submitting their best representational and/or abstract art.

The gallery received 513 entries from 21 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 Categories.  Due to a limited number of 3 Dimensional entries, some of these artworks have been included in the Painting & Other Media category. In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the twelve (12) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

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

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website homepage for the 3 months. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. To see exhibitions prior to January 2022, please visit our LST Archives website.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 14th 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. 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 3 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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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Linda Boisvert DeStefanis 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.

Linda is an award-winning artist based in Connecticut, 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.

Linda’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 Linda’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Linda's artwork is a vehicle for sharing the inspiration she finds in nature’s fleeting moments of remarkable beauty. Many times Linda finds this while taking a photo drive somewhere to capture that splash of light or the shapes in the shadows or any scene where nature is at its best. ‘Waterscapes’ are Linda's favorite subjects because water, in all its forms, excites and challenges her. She enjoys creating strong, dynamic compositions in her paintings.

Linda loves photography and uses her photographs as references for her paintings. She paints in oils primarily and works in layers in her studio. She enjoys painting on smooth surfaces like linen and continues to experiment on coated aluminum when the subject is right.

From a young age, Linda enjoyed all forms of art and began taking oil painting lessons as a teen. In college her favorite art studies were drawing, photography and printmaking. After college, Linda became a graphic artist and remained in that field for over 30 years. Linda's heart always belonged to her fine art though. She continued to paint and enter shows in between our growing family and work.

Linda has exhibited throughout Connecticut and on Long Island. She is a member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, an Elected Artist Member of the Madison and Clinton Art Society’s, and was voted in to become an Elected Artist at the Lyme Art Association. This year, she was also accepted into the prestigious American Artist Professional League as an Elected Artist.

Artist Statement

My artwork is a vehicle for sharing the inspiration I find in nature’s fleeting moments of remarkable beauty. Many times I find this while taking a photo drive somewhere to capture that splash of light or the shapes in the shadows or any scene where nature is at its best. ‘Waterscapes’ are what I paint most often because water, in all its forms, excites and challenges me. I enjoy creating strong, dynamic compositions in my paintings and find beauty in nature around me each day.

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

YouTube Video Presentation

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