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.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Bernie Edmonds aka BerniE. 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.

BerniE. is an award-winning artist based in Southern California, USA. BerniE. was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 23rd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

BerniE.’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

BerniE. is an artist, sculptor, songwriter, and producer based in Southern California. His clientele list includes the University of Irvine, California, Loma Linda Hospital, St. Bernardine Medical Center, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (King of Nigeria), NBC Studios, CBS Studios, and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. His work can be seen at California State University at San Bernardino, on the grounds of the Murillo Observatory. Also, at CSUSB’s Legacy Fountain, you can observe his bronze seated sculptures of Drs. Evan, Fau, and Karnig, the three former Presidents of the University, and a bronze bust of Booker T. Washington are on permanent display at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California.

Most recently, BerniE. installed a bronze bust of U.S. Vice President Kamala D. Harris at the Inland Southern California Civil Rights Museum, in Riverside, California. BerniE. seeks to share his creativity, vision, and sculptures of his works on the public market. BerniE.’s artwork is available nationally through art galleries.

Artist Statement

I love all media of art, but, 3 Dimensional Sculptures are my favorite to create. It is an honor and it gives me a sense of pride to install a sculpture in the home of a private client, a corporate building, a public museum space, or a park. I love to connect those who view my artwork with an emotional experience through commissioned sculptures, historical statues, and monuments.

BerniE.’s website is https://Bernieart.com/.

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