The gallery’s competition for December 2023 was the 13th Annual “Botanicals” Online Art Competition. Both 2D and 3D, artists, from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s January 2023 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Botanicals” theme by submitting their best abstract and/or representational art. The submission process and competition for the artists began in September 2022 and concluded on December 27, 2022.

The gallery received 655 entries from 21 different countries from around the world, as well as from 40 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 and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Congratulations to our artists who made our 13th 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.

Overall Top 12 Winning Artists & Artworks

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Please go to the results of the Botanicals Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category to read about each of these artists.

Top 20 Painting & Other Media Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Painting & Other Media artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Botanicals Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Top 20 Photography & Digital Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the Photography & Digital artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Botanicals Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

Top 4 3 Dimensional Winning Artists & Artworks

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To see all the 3 Dimensional artwork accepted into this exhibition, please visit the Botanicals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Judith M Orcutt 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.

Judy is an award-winning artist based in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Judy was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Judy’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 her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

Judy Orcutt is a photographer from York, Pennsylvania. It is a lovely scenic area surrounded by Pennsylvania Dutch influence and rural beauty. She is a mainly self-taught artist. She has had art experience in calligraphy, pressed flower art, encaustics, and cold wax art. Her photography experience has been in the studio and with landscape work. Her delight is in photographing flowers and she has specialized in scanography which is what she is submitting here.

The flatbed scanner gives high resolution detail and consistent light and depth of field and shows great detail. It almost creates a 3D look. She finds this to be dramatic and enticing. She combines different botanicals and when the image is completed, there is an intense period of cleaning it up in PhotoShop as there is much debris. Her work is currently hanging in the Penn State Medical Health Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. Her work is also in many private collections. She now lives in Savannah, Georgia where coastal photography is calling her.

All of her art comes from the heart. She is a 25-year breast cancer survivor!!

Artist Statement

I fell in love with plants and botany when I studied them in Pharmacy School. The intricacies in design and the beautiful colors and the interactions with insects have fascinated me. Of course, the sheer beauty; and the gift we have been given fills my heart. I want to capture that to the best of my abilities. I have found that scanography (using the flatbed scanner as if it were my camera) is the best tool for me to accomplish this. The depth of field is shallow and that gives exquisite detail. It is almost as if the flower were in 3 dimensions. I hope you love my flowers as much as I do!

Judy’s website is www.quilligraphy.com.

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