Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 14th Annual “Landscapes” 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 August 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 “Landscapes” theme.

The “Landscapes” theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments, scenic vistas and related landscape subjects.

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

Here is a link to the “Landscapes” 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 (June 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   April 30, 2024
Early Registration & Lower Fees End   June 01, 2024
Deadline for Receiving Entries   July 27, 2024
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   August 01, 2024
Art Exhibition Opens   August 01, 2024
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived   August 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 Landscapes art before the deadline.

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Gwynneth Green 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.

Gwynneth is an award-winning artist based in New Jersey, USA. Gwynneth 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.

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

Artist Biography

Gwynneth Green is an artist who uses the camera and the written word. A published poet with fifteen poetic publications and has been featured in exhibitions in the mid-Atlantic region as well as virtual ones. She has participated in ekphrastic collaborations with visual artists. Approaching the synergic nature of the word and the image fascinated her, her piqued interest encouraging her to wed her poems with her photographs. Her careful use of color and focus mimics imaginative prose as it guides viewers through the scene.

Artist Statement

Initially, when I take photos there is no particular intention. It is upon review on the computer, when the creativity begins. I disassemble and restructure the image using a variety of techniques. At times using more than one photo, working to create a captivating mood. During the process is when the poetry ignites. Inspired by the underlying feeling of the photo, an expression is formed as a haiku, 6-word poem or short poetic flow. These words are subtly melded into the photo allowing the viewer a moment of discovery when the narrative reveals itself, in the photo/musings.

Gwynneth’s art can be found on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Christopher Forslund has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  He will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.

Christopher Forslund is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer based in South Dakota, 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 over 550+ 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.

In addition, as part of his award package, Christopher 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 22nd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Christopher’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 18 of his photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Christopher’s information and to take a look at his beautiful photographs.

Artist Biography

Christopher grew up in the rural, coastal mountains of California where he fell in love with the outdoors, photography, and the arts. From his early involvement with the Boy Scouts, through his law enforcement career, and then as a touring professional musician and now as a full time RVer, he has had the opportunity to travel, explore and capture much of this nation’s beauty though the art photography.

Artist Statement

There is so much more to capturing an image than just the technical aspects of photography. I strongly believe that an image can speak to the heart and when I am capturing an image, I attempt to use the existing light and color to convey the emotion that I feel in that moment. I truly desire to harness strong emotion through my images. I am drawn to our Nations beauty and am always excited when I have the opportunity to capture and share a new image.

Christopher’s work can be viewed on his 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 extremely pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik 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.

Maureen is an award-winning artist based in Colorado, USA. Maureen was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 21st Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Maureen Ravnik was born and raised in Minnesota.  After attending college in Colorado, she stayed and never looked back.  Working and traveling 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. Today, Maureen’s time is spent outdoors taking in and capturing the scenery, wildlife, and exploring other methods for interpreting and sharing what she sees and experiences along the way.

Maureen has accomplished many things with her photography including images placed in the Audubon International Top 250, local, national and international juried photography exhibitions, winning placements in monthly club competitions, state park calendars, images selected for use by the City of Littleton, Colorado, and many images selected as editor picks on National Geographic and for publication. Her work has been the subject of several newspapers. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history, beauty and environment 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.

Maureen’s goal is to continually look for new ways to challenge herself and express what she feels. That is what inspires her to never reject possibilities in subject matter.

Artist Statement

My techniques are largely self-taught. I am deeply inspired by Ansel Adams and Art Wolfe. My greatest reward comes from developing composites. My work is delivered in an array of styles that arc between passionately abstract and doggedly figurative.

Maureen’s website is www.maureenravnik.crevado.com.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Hazel Thomson 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.

Hazel is an award-winning artist based in the United Kingdom. Hazel was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 21st Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Hazel’s work is a mixture of realism, contemporary and impressionistic. Her landscape paintings capture the atmosphere of the different seasons and times of the day, giving her viewers a sense of calm and solitude, as though they are physically in the scene.

Hazel’s paintings are in collections throughout the UK and aound the world including the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, Finland, and France.

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

Artist Biography:

Hazel Thomson is a contemporary award-winning English painter. She paints with a pallet knife and brush, adding multiple layers of texture, giving her work a sense of depth. Thomson’s work is described as a mixture of realism, contemporary and impressionistic.

She has won People's Choice Awards nine times, two times was in Top 5 artists in American Art Awards - first time for the category World’s Best Artists of Landscape Impressionism and second time for the category World’s Best Artists of Realism Landscape. Circle Foundation for the Arts awarded her in 2020 with Certificate of Excellence.

Artist Statement:

It is important to me that my work helps people to engage in the spiritual side of nature, to improve our mental wellbeing in this ever-changing chaotic world.

Hazel’s website is www.hazelthomsonart.com.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Susanna Patras 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.

Susanna is an award-winning fine art landscape and travel photographer based in Nevada, USA. Susanna was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 20th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography:

Susanna Patras is a professional award-winning fine art landscape and travel photographer whose images convey simplicity, elegance and a touch of mystery. Born in Romania, and American by adoption, Susanna Patras often travels between Europe and America. She has a B.A. degree in English Literature from Thomas Edison State University, and diplomas in Multimedia and Professional Photography from Sessions College for Professional Design and New York Institute of Photography.

Although she loved to paint as a child and play with her parents’ SLR, Susanna Patras started writing poetry in high school and interned at a local newspaper while in college. She won several poetry awards before making the transition to photography. In 1998, Susanna Patras moved to the United States. Soon after, she bought her first video camera and started to experiment with a new way to tell stories.

After working as an assistant in a fashion/beauty photography studio in New York, she discovered her true passion for travel and fine art landscape photography. She dedicates a good amount of time photographing nature, or natural subjects in her studio, in particular low-key black and white landscapes, seascapes, plants, and abstracts. Her work has been mostly influenced by minimalism and American modernism. Her work won several international awards, was exhibited in art galleries and was featured in several magazines, such as Landscape Photography Magazine, Dodho Magazine, Light, A Journal of Photography and Poetry, Daily Mail Newspaper, and others.

Artist Statement:

Influenced by minimalism, American modernism, poetry and film noir, my images are sometimes minimal compositions, other times contrasty, low-key black and white nature scenes using shapes, textures and space as key elements, or color landscapes with balanced perspectives and natural tones. I find my subjects in both wide and small landscapes.

Photography can relate to poetry, in particular, haiku, because it can operate with the same distillation of vocabulary. As poet Octavio Paz famously said: “I do not see with my eyes: the words are my eyes”. (Paz, 1990) Photographing in the winter or in the desert can sometimes reveal abstract or minimalist compositions that may resonate with traditional Japanese ink paintings. Composition is not only about the careful placement of the subject in the frame, but also an experiment with the space between things. This is based on the concept of “Ma”, a Japanese word that means “space” between two parts.

In my images, I express simplicity, elegance, a touch of mystery, and a quiet moment of contemplation in nature.

Susanna’s website is https://patrasphotography.com.

FLOYD, VA, August 2, 2016 - / Joel Gendelman is very pleased to announce that his image “Church by the Lake” has been selected for the 2016 Jax Juried Exhibition at the Jacksonville Art Center in Floyd, Virginia.

This nationally juried exhibit will run from August 13th through the end of September 2016. This is the third time that one of Joel's images has been a part of this annual exhibition.

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ mission is to facilitate and showcase artistic endeavors and creativity; to provide education in the arts throughout our rural community and region.  The center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091 – Tel. 540-745-2784 - info@jacksonvillecenter.org - http://jacksonvillecenter.org.

About the Artist

Joel Gendelman began photographing at the age of 16 on the Lower East Side of New York when it became the East Village. He was shortly exhibited at a local photography gallery and has been composing pictures since. His images have been part of a myriad of nationally juried competitions. Joel's work has been showcased in several one-person exhibits.

His first love is portraiture. Joel cherishes the moment when the subject, the scene, and the artist are woven together. He also treasures landscapes where the elements of sky, building, and earth come together to create a unified emotion.

The photographers whom Joel most emulate are Diane Arbus and Lisettee Model for how they captured humanity in the most unlikely places. He also studied the work of Karsh, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Weston, and Cartier Bresson.

Joel Gendelman's work is available gallery and museum exhibitions and purchase.  www.joelgendelmanphotography.com.

 

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