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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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 Nic Tibo has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 25th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Nic will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.

Nic Tibo is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning realism artist based in Quebec, Canada. 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.

Nic’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.  This was the 25th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Nic’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Nic’s information and to take a look at her beautiful animal oil paintings.

Artist Biography

Over the years, Nic Tibo has always been drawn to arts, drawing and crafts. She has experimented several techniques: fashion design, decorative painting on ceramic pieces as well as different mediums: watercolor, acrylic and oil painting.

Today, she creates original art works painted in oil on gallery canvas in a realistic figurative style with sometimes a touch of abstract. You will find sober colors to very colorful work of art. The subjects represented are mostly photographed by the artist.

Nicole has taken many art workshops: Oil painting - Réjane Parizeault artist / Watercolor – watercolor artist Jean-Yves Guindon /Figure and Portrait Drawing – Ottawa School of Art / Decorative painting / Fashion design – Robinson Academy / Owner – ceramic pieces’ workshop: decoration, training, sale / Photography – Marsan College.

She has participated in artistic events to exhibit her paintings including exhibitions at the residence “Sage au piano” in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, she won "Public's Favorite" prize at the 8th Art Competition of Lake Superior's Municipality, with the theme Wilderness. In 2023, a wolf painting was chosen by Society of Canadian Artists for their Open International Online Juried Exhibition. and two paintings was also chosen for their 55th Open International Online Juried Exhibition. She participated at the Pelham Art Festival and an exhibition at Marché Bon Secours, Montreal (Plaisirs d'artistes).

Artist Statement

My interest in the arts has always been present in various forms: drawing, painting, photography but today I realize my artistic ambitions: paint my subjects realistically, in oil paint. Painting is for me a testimony to nature that I just love. It is my main source of inspiration: landscapes, flowers and first and foremost, birds and animals.

My process begins with observing birds and wildlife in their environment. Also, visits to animal parks and sanctuaries enables me to take many pictures of various interesting species. Following my observations and research, the work takes shape several months in advance in my head. Afterwards, creation is made on canvas, closest to reality, while going into the different steps related to oil painting: layer's superposition and drying time.

Work is from background to foreground - from general to specific, striving to create something that is captivating and enjoyable to watch. The composition is edited ad manipulated until satisfaction and the main objective is to create a painting that has a sense of depth. Each painting is an opportunity for me to play with colors, lights and shadows in order to reflect this magic that only painting can manage to create.

Nic’s work can be viewed on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Debra Hill has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 24th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Debra will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.

Debra Hill is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist based in New York, 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 with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Debra 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.  This was the 24th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Debra’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 18 of her paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Debra’s information and to take a look at her beautiful “Bather Series” of paintings.

Artist Biography

From the intense, diverse energy of New York, Debra creates powerful narrative works drawn from her imagination. Her work is bold, whimsical, colorful and symbolic. Her color palette is inspired by the intense light of the southern hemisphere of her youth. Under vivid blue skies, nature’s colors pulsate with life. She is drawn to the unnatural juxtaposition of images and fantasy. Whimsy is often expressed through symbolic use of native birds. If studied closer these become the energy, the clue as to the tone of the narrative. Debra uses the exotic floral natives, like the Waratah, morphed with the human form to create haunting yet striking images.

Originally from Sydney, Australia, she grew up a bare foot youth exploring nature in all its' forms. A pencil or paintbrush her voice. Debra then went on to study life drawing and portraiture at The Paddington Art School in Sydney. Her fascination with the figure combined with her passion for dance led to dynamic figurative pieces where the subject almost leaps off the canvas. Executed in oil on canvas her stimulating symbolic paintings are rich with vibrant color. Early in her career she took to travel overseas, settling for a year in Mexico to devote to her art. Around that time her work became infused with an almost decorative carnival quality. This led to paintings now held in private collections internationally.

Artist Statement

My bather series places an unposed figure in a surreal cocoon of nature. My creative language are the ocean inlets and vegetation of my Australian roots. I chose a vintage bather in my series to reflect a timelessness. There's a longing for a world that used to feel safe. I chose expressive color to enhance the mood of the narrative. The Native Portrait series is an expression of years of being masked. The Australian native birds chosen for each portrait, speaks to the personality of the sitter, their face hidden behind the floral mask.

Debra’s work can be viewed on her website.

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To see more “Solo Art Series” winning artists, please visit our Solo Art Exhibition Archives.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that James Su has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 24th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  James 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.

James is an award-winning artist based in California, 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, 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.

James’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.  This was the 24th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography

James Su (Lingfeng) is a contemporary artist known for his use of digital coding in his artwork. Born in Shanghai, he entered the Shanghai Art Institute to study art, laying a solid base for his art skills. He started his art career as a freelance illustrator. His illustrations have been published in many books and magazines.

In 1985, he came to the United States to study engineering and obtained his MS and Ph.D. He published many books and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums many galleries and museums around the world. he was a professor at three universities.

Currently, Dr. Su resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Su's interest in the intersection of art and technology led him to experiment with using AI to create art. His artwork often explores the relationship between humans and machines and seeks to highlight the unique creative possibilities that emerge when we collaborate with AI. This submittal to LST is one of Su's projects called the "Hospitals in the Pandemic" painting series, which was completed in collaboration with AI. The series explores both the potential of AI in creating artwork with humanistic themes and the limitations of AI in capturing the emotional depth of human experience. Overall, Su's work challenges traditional notions of art and creativity and raises important questions about the role of technology in shaping the future of the arts.

Artist Statement

"Hospitals in the Pandemic" is a series of paintings created by James Su in collaboration with artificial intelligence (AI). While AI is often used for commercial art, it is rare to see it used for humanistic themes in artworks.

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing widespread devastation, Su sought to create a series of paintings that would capture the experiences of patients, doctors, nurses, and family members in hospitals during this time. The resulting AI paintings were completed under the guidance and training of the artist, with AI producing successful works that feature clever compositions, harmonious color themes, and accurate depictions of figurative characters.

In addition, AI developed a unique self-painting style that blends post-impressionism, expressionism, and Fauvism in a way that is both innovative and true to the artist's vision. Su examines whether AI has emotions through its works. While artists typically infuse their work with their own emotions and experiences, AI lacks these qualities. The paintings in the series reflect this, with characters depicted as relatively indifferent and lacking in emotional depth.

However, the question remains whether AI can be trained to develop emotions as it gains knowledge and experience. This exploration of AI's emotional capabilities raises fascinating questions about the intersection of art and technology.

The paintings in the series showcase the unique creative possibilities that emerge when humans collaborate with AI, while also highlighting the limitations and challenges that arise when we attempt to imbue machines with human-like qualities.

James’s website is https://www.jamessu.art/.

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The gallery’s competition for April 2023 was the 13th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition. Both 2D and 3D, artists, from around the world, were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art.

The gallery received 605 entries from 23 different countries from around the world, as well as from 34 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 January 2022, please visit our LST Archives website.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 13th 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 and artworks 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 8 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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