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. 

 

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 extremely pleased to announce that Maxwell G. Miller has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

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

Maxwell’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

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

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

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

Artist Statement

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

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

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

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

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Andrea Hellman has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

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

Andrea’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

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

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

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

Artist Statement

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

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

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

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

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Fania Greenwood has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

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

Fania’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

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

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

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

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

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

Artist Statement

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

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

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

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

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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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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 extremely pleased to announce that Ferenc Csurgai 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.

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

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

Artist Biography

Ferenc Csurgai is a sculptor and painter, a graduate of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (1984). His work is a testament to innovation, marked by an unconventional medium choice: concrete. This fascination has redefined my artistic identity, challenging the perception of concrete as merely rigid and heavy, and transforming it into ethereal, light, and transparent creations.

Ferenc’s choice of reinforced concrete is more than a medium; it's a canvas for scientific and artistic experimentation. Throughout his explorations, he developed a unique weather-resistant concrete composite, a blend of art and innovation, which has been recognized with Hungarian and European patents. This groundbreaking material not only enhances the longevity of his artwork but also holds potential applications in the construction industry.

2023 was a landmark year for exhibitions. Ferenc participated in group shows like 'Faces of Concrete 8.0 Industrial Silence' at Nick Gallery, Pécs, 'Occupation of Space' at the VI. Sculpture Biennale, MANK Gallery, Szentendre, and 'Osas Plus No.2' at Vasarely Museum, Budapest. A significant highlight was his solo exhibition 'Concrete²'. His artistic philosophy centers on the paradox of using robust concrete to create delicate, translucent forms. This not only defies conventional views of the material but also symbolizes art's transformative power. Ferenc’s vision is to continue pushing the boundaries of material and form, creating art that resonates with both aesthetic beauty and functional innovation.

Artist Statement

In the realm of art, I find myself drawn to the exploration of the balance between the tangible and the intangible. My work is a journey through geometric-organic structures, where I seek to understand and represent the intricate dance between materiality and spirituality.

Why I Create: My art is born from a deep curiosity about the world and our place within it. It's an exploration of my favorite material, inspired by ancient cultures and the practice of introspective contemplation. This journey is not just about external observations but a profound introspection, encompassing all that I experience and know.

How I Create: My process is experimentation with concrete, an unusual, resistant, hard and heavy material that I bend the force to express organic, geometric forms. The techniques I employ are not just about crafting art but about refining finding the boundaries of material.

What My Art Means to Me: My creations are not just objects of beauty but symbols of my inner transformations and realizations. Each piece is a step towards understanding myself and the world around me in its most authentic form.

Conciseness and Clarity: I believe in the power of simplicity. My art is a silent conversation with the viewer, an invitation to explore the depths of human experience without the need for elaborate words or explanations. It's an open-ended dialogue, where what I see in my creations might differ from what others perceive, and that's the beauty of it.

Ferenc’s art can be viewed on his website.

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Courtney Panzer 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.

Courtney is an award-winning artist based in Florida, 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.

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

Artist Biography

Courtney Panzer is a graduate of the American Academy of Art Chicago whose passion is portraits and landscapes in oil. She is a member of American Woman Artists, The Portrait Society of America, and Oil Painters of America. Her paintings capture the beauty of emotion and timelessness through her ability to connect on a deep level with each subject. New Visions Gallery, Foster Gallery and Waterstreet Studios have represented her work.

Courtney believes art is a language that is universally understood. She sees her work as an exploration of the depths of emotion, inviting viewers on an imaginative journey of color and feeling. Maxfield Parrish and John Singer Sargent are two artists who are of great influence in her work.

Artist Statement

I have worked as a web graphics designer/illustrator, taught art and participated in juried competitions. The purpose of my art is to mend and soothe the wounds of the soul. It is a place where colors and shapes converge with every stroke of my brush, to create a healing energy that resonates with you, my valued viewer.

Courtney’s art can be viewed on 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 26th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  

The “Solo Art Series” competition closed on January 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 70 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

Skottie O'Mahony January 15, 2024 to February 14, 2024  
Maureen Ravnik February 15, 2024, to March 14, 2024  
Michael Gault March 15, 2024, to April 14, 2024  
Elaine Witten April 15, 2024, to May 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 January 15th are:  

Artist Showcase Schedule

Courtney Panzer January 15, 2024 to January 31, 2024  
Ferenc Csurgai February 1, 2024 to February 14, 2024  
Mahrukh Shabbir February 15, 2024 to February 29, 2024  
Kelley Jakelis March 1, 2024 to March 14, 2024  
Fania Greenwood March 15, 2024 to March 31, 2024  
Andrea Hellman April 1, 2024 to April 14, 2024  
Maxwell G. Miller April 15, 2024 to April 30, 2024  
Linda Boisvert DeStefanis May 1, 2024 to May 14, 2024  

Out of the 70 artists who submitted to this Solo Art Series art competition, 28 were eliminated due to deficiencies in their Biography, Artist’s Statement or with their art. From the 42 artists who were left, 26 artists were then selected as finalists. 12 artists were selected from the 26 final artists and any of the finalists could have been included in the final 12. 

For each Solo Art Exhibition and Artist Showcase, 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.

In addition to the above, the winning solo artists receive a YouTube Video presentation of their Body of Work, Event Postcard and 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 March 2024.

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

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Jai Keller 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.

Jai is an award-winning artist based in Massachusetts, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Jai Keller is primarily a self-taught abstract painter. She studied with Nicholas Wilton for two years. Jai's main teachers have been the natural world and the mysteries of life and death. After studying ceramics and sculpture, Jai entered the world of abstract painting during a serious illness. It was during a moment of prayer to paint large paintings from the Source, that the paintings began to flow and teach Jai how to heal. Art became the medicine for healing and transformation.

Artist Statement

After the sudden passing of Jai Keller's twin last year, Jai created this series "to finding her sister". These paintings transport to sacred temples of light and unknown worlds and realms. The artist is the creator and the created. Jai is the one who grieves and is held by the light. This series is a tribute to her sister. Before each act of art making, Jai makes an invocation to honor all of life and to serve all life.

Jai’s art can be viewed on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Bob Whitcomb 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.

Bob is an award-winning photographer based in Florida, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Bob’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Bob’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 photographs that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

In a world where skill and creativity converged, there exists a remarkable individual whose journey from being the world's strongest juggler to a visionary creative photographer has left an indelible mark on both entertainment and artistic communities.

Meet Bob Whitcomb, a name synonymous with unparalleled strength and dexterity. From a young age, Bob exhibited an extraordinary talent for juggling, dazzling audiences around the globe with gravity-defying feats. The world watched in awe as he effortlessly juggled massive weights, earning the title of the "Strongest Juggler on Earth." Yet, beneath the brawny exterior lay a heart yearning for a different form of expression. Bob’s fascination with the interplay of light and reflection led to a transformative moment. It was the discovery of mirrors that unlocked the doors to a new dimension of creativity.

Transitioning from juggling to photography might have seemed inconceivable, but Bobs dedication knew no bounds. He delved into the world of photography, experimenting tirelessly with mirrors to capture ethereal and surreal compositions. These photographs were a manifestation of their deep connection with the physical and metaphysical, reflecting an inner strength that went beyond the physical prowess of his juggling days.

Today, Bob Whitcomb is celebrated not only as the world's strongest juggler but also as a visionary creative photographer who has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and the boundless potential of human creativity.

Artist Statement

In a world increasingly dominated by digital manipulation, my photography seeks to capture the essence of reality through the tactile and tangible elements of mirrors and lens balls. In an era where Photoshop and post-processing have become the norm, I am committed to the purity of the unaltered image.

Mirrors have long been objects of fascination, offering glimpses into alternate perspectives and hidden angles. By incorporating mirrors into my photographic compositions, I invite viewers to explore new dimensions within familiar scenes. The reflective surfaces become a canvas for reality, distorting and reshaping the world around us, while simultaneously revealing aspects often unnoticed. This play with reflections encourages viewers to reconsider their surroundings and question the boundaries of perception.

Lens balls, on the other hand, are like crystal orbs that capture a unique view of the world. These glass spheres bend and refract light, creating mesmerizing distortions and a dreamlike quality to the images they produce. Unlike digital filters or post-processing techniques, lens balls allow me to manipulate light and color at the moment of capture, infusing a sense of magic and wonder into the scene.

By eschewing digital manipulation, I invite viewers to engage with my photographs on a visceral level, connecting with the authenticity of the moment. In a time when the line between reality and artifice is increasingly blurred. Mirrors and lens balls are not just tools; they are windows into the extraordinary within the ordinary, and my photography aims to reflect this transformative power.

Bob’s art can be viewed on his Instagram.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Tom Mulqueen 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.

Tom is an award-winning artist based in Illinois, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Tom’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

Tom is a self-taught artist, who began painting while recovering from a mountain biking accident that left him in a coma. He began with the Bob Ross technique, but came to broaden his technique to suit his desire for different subject matter. His style has been described by one gallerist as "stylized realism". Tom's work has won several awards, and he has had two individual shows of his work - both featuring his railroad paintings.

Artist Statement

Art is an attempt to express the inexpressible, and at its best provokes a sense of wonder, whether through its technique, composition, subject matter, use of color, or detail. All art is a reflection of choices made by the artist – both submissions and omissions – and the best art is the expression of a personal truth, describing the world the artist promotes. As Bob Dylan said, “Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for anyone but inspire them.”

I have blended my passion for art with my lifelong love of trains. Oil is my primary medium as much of my initial art instruction was from TV art shows on PBS. The slower drying times also compels me to be more deliberate, giving me the time to assess a work more thoroughly as it progresses.

My focus on trains stems from the fact that both of my grandfathers worked for (competing) railroads in Chicago, and I grew up in his grandparents’ house along the tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad, for which my grandfather worked. Railroads also offer the opportunity to include history, diverse landscapes and cityscapes, and bold colors into my works.

Tom’s art can be found on his website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Xie Zheng Xian Asen 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.

Xie Zheng Xian Asen is an award-winning artist based in Changhua, Taiwan. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Xie Zheng Xian Asen’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Xie Zheng Xian Asen’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Xie Zheng Xian Asen is an artist based in Taiwan. His creative philosophy is to seek to promote truth, goodness, beauty and love, and to improve body, mind and soul. He believes painting is a joy, and what can relieve stress is the pursuit of dreams. He believes you can slow down your pace, take a closer look at the surrounding scenery and savor the beautiful humanities and arts.

Artist Statement

In recent years, I have been researching how many styles and features the streetscape presents. Why? Because I travel between these cities and towns in my daily life. I found that light and shadow present different styles in different times and spaces in the city. After the epidemic, people are still working hard to live, which moved me to record it with a brush

To see more of his work, Xie Zheng Xian Asen can be reached via his Email.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Gabiko IoMo 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.

Gabiko is an award-winning artist based in Canada. Gabiko was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Skillful in various crafts, Gabiko IoMo — European blend naturalized in Canada (Montreal) — has always practiced art in one form or another. In the last decade, she become a digital painter and built a very consistent portfolio. Her unique technique and style have been rewarded with prizes in numerous art competitions. She participated in an international group exhibition and her paintings are in private collections.

Gabiko paints, by small patches, on black background — sometimes covering it completely, other times creating outbursts of unexpected meanings — where the gloss or roughness of the surfaces bring a touch of realism to the chaos of the abstract. Using only basic old software (and the mouse to draw), she’s playing with volumes and lights, keeping forms in balance and hues in harmony. Everything around — shadows, sounds, perfumes, textures — can inspire her and joyful, vibrating spots of life (ready to be used) fill her insomnia when it is dark outside.

The artworks of Gabiko IoMo — invariably square — are fashioned with exuberant colours and some of them may have a militant message or a hint of irony.

Artist Statement

I believe art is essential for humanity: it reflects the mind, the soul and the philosophy of each nation and its expression punctuates the history.

I like everything related to creative activities requiring genius, but what make me vibrate are images. Being familiar with computers, it was easy for me to pass from the art crafts that I practiced for long years to the revolutionary digital art — the more so as when I paint, everything else disappears. It’s only me, the mouse and my subject.

And the subject, I can understand it deeply (since it imposes itself to my feelings). I know exactly how it will look once transferred on canvas: I "see" the whole as if it were ready and framed. It only remains to materialize what had germinated in the imagination. I work nonstop (always following a plan) and my creations are full of colour and joy — strong, sometimes hyperbolic, always honest. It is possible that my art will not please the public, but it will not go unnoticed.

Gabiko’s art can be found on her website.

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