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

The gallery received 568 entries from 20 different countries around the world, as well as from 27 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories - Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the twelve (12) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

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

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

Congratulations to our artists who made our 14th Annual “Figurative” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion. Scroll down the page to each section to see the artists accepted into the exhibition.

Overall Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Top 20 Painting & Other Media Artists

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Top 20 Photography & Digital Artists

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Top 4 - 3 Dimensional Artists

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Painting & Other Media Special Merit Artists

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Photography & Digital Special Merit Artists

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Painting & Other Media Special Recognition Artists

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Photography & Digital Special Recognition Artists

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3 Dimensional Special Recognition Artists

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Kelley Jakelis 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.

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

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

Artist Biography

Mixed media artist and freelance photographer, Kelley Jakelis. Her work has been featured in various publications, exhibits, and galleries, throughout the United States.

Kelley is the recipient of various awards and accolades throughout her career for her vibrant, interesting, and unique artwork, and artistic photography. Recently, a personal and special achievement was winning the 2022 emBrace Gold Award for her artistic design which will be applied to orthopedic body braces for children. Most recently a recipient of the 2023 North Carolina Art Counsels Emerging Artist Grant.

Kelley finds her inspiration in the ever-changing natural beauty and moods of her surroundings. When creating her mixed media artwork, she prefers using a lot of layering to add depth and texture. Kelley explores a variety of combinations with creative techniques. At times, she will use color manipulation, acrylics and inks, overlays, and textures along with recycled materials, and solvents. By using these types of various elements of mixed media, she feels they add a kaleidoscope of colors to her photographed images and artwork.

As an artist, she believes one of the most exciting elements of mixed media art, is that it is a pioneering and continuously evolving form of art. The materials used in the creative process have endless possibilities, allowing for great flexibility and freedom in creating art. Thus, offering a more interesting experience for art enthusiasts.

Artist Statement

Getting outside is good for the soul, it reminds us to slow down and reconnect with nature. The inspiration for my artwork and photography always comes back to the wonders of the ever-changing natural beauty around us. The objective of my work is to communicate a feeling of appreciation and to pay tribute to the natural world. It's about capturing and preserving that moment in nature.

To see more of Kelley’s art, she can be reached via her Email.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 15th Annual “Abstracts” 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 April 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 non-objective and/or non-representational art.

Artists should submit their best work in any media before the deadline of March 27, 2024.

Here is a link to the “Abstracts” 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 (February 1, 2024).
  • The discounted entry fees are as follows: $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries.
  • After that time, the entry fees revert to the gallery’s normal entry fee amount or $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition. 
  • Students (who are registered with Submittable and have an email extension of EDU) are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition.  $12.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $22.00 for 3 to 5 entries.
  • All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, if applicable.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

Art Competition Opens   January 3, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   February 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   March 27, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   April 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   April 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   April 30, 2024

Artist Awards

Winning artists (12 Overall Category Artists) of the 15th Annual “Abstracts” 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.
  • Video compilations of the winning artists’ artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel.
  • 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 abstract art before the deadline.

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

The gallery invites artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best interpretation of the “Seascapes” theme.

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

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

Here is a link to the “Seascapes” 2023 Online Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past. Please review our article post which explains the Judging Criteria for Our Juried Art Competitions in order to help you as a guide with your entry submissions.

Early Registration - Discounted Entry Fee

  • Lower entry fees are offered from the opening of the competition until the 1st day of the second month (March 1, 2024).
  • The discounted entry fees are as follows: $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries.
  • After that time, the entry fees revert to the gallery’s normal entry fee amount or $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition. 
  • Students (who are registered with Submittable and have an email extension of EDU) are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition.  $12.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $22.00 for 3 to 5 entries.
  • All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, if applicable.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

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

Artist Awards

  • The #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $100. The cash prize will be paid via PayPal in U.S. dollars. The winner must be able to receive the cash prize via PayPal. If the artist does not have PayPal account, it is easy to set one up HERE.
  • The top 12 winning artists will be promoted and circulated to hundreds of major news outlets, including syndicated Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites), with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.
  • Extensive worldwide online publicity in the form of email marketing, event announcements, and wide-spread social media marketing and promotion to make the art world aware of the artists’ achievement.
  • Links back to the artists’ website.
  • Digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Releases for their art portfolio.

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

 

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

The gallery invites artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best interpretation of the “Cityscapes” theme.

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

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

Here is a link to the “Cityscapes” 2023 Online Art Exhibition in order to help artists see what type of art was accepted in the past. Please review our article post which explains the Judging Criteria for Our Juried Art Competitions in order to help you as a guide with your entry submissions.

Early Registration - Discounted Entry Fee

  • Lower entry fees are offered from the opening of the competition until the 1st day of the second month (April 1, 2024).
  • The discounted entry fees are as follows: $16.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $24.00 for 3 to 5 entries.
  • After that time, the entry fees revert to the gallery’s normal entry fee amount or $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $27.00 for 3 to 5 entries until the deadline of the art competition. 
  • Students (who are registered with Submittable and have an email extension of EDU) are able to receive additional lower entry fees for this competition.  $12.00 for 1 to 2 entries and $22.00 for 3 to 5 entries.
  • All entry fees are inclusive of New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax, if applicable.

Important Dates For Participating Artists

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

Artist Awards

  • The #1 overall top winning artist will be the Best in Show winner of the exhibition. The Best in Show winner will receive a cash prize of $100. The cash prize will be paid via PayPal in U.S. dollars. The winner must be able to receive the cash prize via PayPal. If the artist does not have PayPal account, it is easy to set one up HERE.
  • The top 12 winning artists will be promoted and circulated to hundreds of major news outlets, including syndicated Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC affiliated broadcasting/station websites), with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.
  • Extensive worldwide online publicity in the form of email marketing, event announcements, and wide-spread social media marketing and promotion to make the art world aware of the artists’ achievement.
  • Links back to the artists’ website.
  • Digital Award Certificate, digital Award Ribbon, digital Event Postcard, and Press Releases for their art portfolio.

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

 

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After the opening of this Artist Showcase, it was brought to our attention that the artworks submitted were not the work of the artist.

We investigated the matter and determined that the artist did, in fact, submit work that was not her own. It was the work of several different artists and was deliberately submitted deceptively.

Therefore we have removed this Artist Showcase from the Light Space Time website.

We work very hard to do our due diligence when jurying work that is submitted to all of our art competitions and accepted into all of our art exhibitions. However, we work on the honor system. Due to the time constraints of running a website that hosts as many competitions/exhibitions as we do each year, it is simply not possible to independently verify each individual artwork that is submitted. Therefore, we have to assume artists are being honest and honorable when they submit artwork to our competitions.

Regardless, at the bottom of every one of our entry forms, before artists can complete their entry, they must click a box affirming that the work they are submitting is their own and they own the copyright to the work. We require this to enter all of our art competitions on both the LST website and its parent company, Fusion Art's website.

Here is the verbiage on the entry forms:

I Own the Copyrights to These Image(s) and I am authorized to upload them to this art competition. Also, I have Read, Understand and Agree to all of the Rules, the Terms of Service & the Privacy Policy to this Art Competition and to LIGHTSPACETIME.ART. I agree that by entering this art competition I am "opting in" to Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery's email list. I also agree that I understand that entry fees are NOT refundable under any circumstances, including if my artwork is not selected for inclusion in the exhibition. If I do not agree to these terms, I will not submit my artwork for consideration.

We, at Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery and Fusion Art, take copyright infringement and stealing the work of other artists very seriously. Under NO circumstances do we allow stolen or copyright infringed artwork on our websites. Any time a question arises regarding copyright, we immediately take action and investigate. Then we take the appropriate action and remove any and all work in question from the website. We will continue to do so as protecting artists and their work is our most important mission.

Thank you and, as always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

 

 

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 26th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Maureen 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.

Maureen Ravnik is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer based in Colorado, 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 LST gallery’s broad social media network.

Maureen’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 and resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. 

Below is Maureen’s Artist Biography and her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her photographs/digital art. We hope that you will take the time to read her information and to take a look at her work.

Artist Biography

Maureen Ravnik was born and raised in Minnesota. She attended the University of Colorado to pursue a career in sales & marketing. Working and traveling a lot in that discipline 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.

Maureen has placed in the Audubon International Top 250, local, national, international juried photography exhibitions, monthly club competitions, and state park calendars. Her images have been selected for use by the City of Littleton, and National Geographic for publication, as well as several newspapers. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history 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.

Artist Statement

My methods and techniques are largely self-taught. I am deeply inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. My work is also derived from my imagination. My greatest satisfaction comes from taking the file from camera to computer to develop composites. The results reflect my personal feelings, beliefs, events, culture, etc. that are best expressed through artistic interpretations. My work is delivered in an array of styles that arc between realism, passionately abstract and doggedly figurative. These diverse styles are represented in my Solo Art Series submission.

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

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In visual marketing, you use images, videos, and other multimedia content to communicate and connect with your target audience and bolster your brand.

People are becoming more drawn to this kind of content over written content. If you learn to leverage visual elements effectively, you can take your online presence up a notch, attract your ideal customers, and become a more profitable, successful business.

Before we guide you through how to harness visual marketing to elevate your art business, let’s touch on why it’s essential for success.

 

Visually Engaging Your Audience is a Must

There are hundreds of thousands of artists using the online space to capture the attention of people who are most likely to buy their art and products and support them. You’re probably competing for the attention of many of the same people they are.

So, the question is, how do you differentiate yourself?

Visual content

As mentioned above, people are drawn to visual content. The most popular and effective media type is video, according to HubSpot. The same report said that short-form videos under 60 seconds have the highest average engagement.

You can also engage with your online audience through images, illustrations, infographics, GIFs, and memes.

Creating this type of digital content across platforms like social media, your website, and email list, will help you evolve your digital presence. You’ll eventually have a definitive content creation style and build a recognizable presence online that helps you connect with a wider audience and, in turn, generate more leads and sales.

Visual brand identity

Think about how many times your first impression of a brand was based on their logo, brand colors, fonts, or how appealing their website design was.

If your visual brand identity is unique and polished, it will draw potential customers in. They’ll also continue to recognize your brand no matter where they encounter it because you keep your identity consistent across platforms.

This helps their relationship with you progress, which will hopefully result in them purchasing your art and becoming loyal fans of your work and business.

Harnessing the Power of Visual Marketing for Your Art Business

If you do it right, you can inspire a deep connection with your target audience and prompt a constant influx of sales with visual marketing. But if you’re new to this, where should you start? With these tips. 

Study your audience’s visual marketing preferences

You need to rely on the visual elements and marketing strategies that your audience will resonate with. This is the best way to ensure your ideal customers like what you’re doing, engage with it, and are so moved by it they make a purchase.

If you’ve yet to define your target audience, start here:

  • Who are your products for and why?
  • What kind of people are in your audience?
  • What are their demographics and generation?
  • What’s their personality and attitude like?
  • How have they engaged with your art business thus far?

You can find this information on your website and social media analytics tools. You can also refer to any one-on-one conversations you’ve had with your customers and can dig into data from social listening tools to learn more about your customers.

Learn what you can about their visual marketing preferences too. How have they responded to the visuals you’ve published so far? What colors, fonts, and logo variations have they engaged with the most? Can you find out anything about how they’re interacting with your competition's strategy?

It isn’t about what you like or what people like in general. It’s all about what your unique customer base would be drawn to.

Create a visual content marketing strategy

Your visual marketing efforts will amount to a lot more for your art business if you create a tangible strategy. You’ll have something concrete to guide you and keep you progressing toward your marketing goals.

Your visual content marketing strategy should include the following details:

  • What you want to achieve in your art business by using visual content
  • How you’ll know you’re moving toward your goals
  • What kind of content you want to create for each marketing channel
  • Information from the market research and target audience research you’ve done
  • How you’ll create visual content and who’s involved in the process

Don’t get too bogged down with the details. Just make sure you know what you’re doing and how you’ll execute your strategy.

Improve your visual brand identity

Let your creativity and originality shine in your branding, with an original logo, stand-out brand colors, and typography. You can create a branding book with all of your visual and design elements to refer to so that your identity is consistent across platforms. 

Take your efforts to enhance your brand identity to your packaging too. Thoughtful packaging will result in a memorable unboxing experience for customers. Use unique packaging, like custom-made boxes and seal stickers. Put a QR code on your packaging that directs customers to your website for an exclusive offer. You could even put a free gift inside.

Wow customers with your visual brand identity as much as your content.

Conclusion

One of the best ways to capture and keep your customers’ attention is to rely heavily on visual marketing. Provide your audience with outstanding visual content and a captivating brand identity, and you’ll be on your way to a profitable art business. 

As a regular contributor to Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery's blog, Katie Brenneman writes about a variety of topics including marketing for artists. She can be found on Twitter.

 

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

The gallery received 598 entries from 18 different countries around the world, as well as from 30 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories - Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the twelve (12) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

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

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

Congratulations to our artists who made our 14th Annual “Botanicals” 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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3 Dimensional Special Merit Artists

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Painting & Other Media Special Recognition Artists

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