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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The gallery’s competition for May 2019 was the 9th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s June 2019 online group art exhibition.
Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Landscapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in April 2019 and concluded on May 27, 2019.
The gallery received 572 entries from 22 different countries from around the world, as well as from 31 different states.
The exhibition has been divided into three media categories. Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories. In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from 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.
To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images.
Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox). In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.
All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2019. 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 9th Annual “Landscapes” 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 Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other and the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.
Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category. Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.
Painting & Other Category – This media category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.
In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.
Photography & Digital Category – This media category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category.
In addition, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.
3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth. Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Landscapes Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that William Nourse 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.
Will Nourse is an Amesbury, Massachusetts based photographer. Will creates stunning landscape photographs. Will was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #8. The placement in this competition qualified his photography to be showcased in this feature.
Will’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 photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Will’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Will Nourse is a landscape photographer known for his use of color and texture to bring his outdoor experiences to life.
He has been an avid photographer for almost twenty years, and his work reflects a lifetime of hiking, backpacking, climbing, skiing, and sailing, all of which have given him a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.
He held his first solo exhibition, entitled ‘Moods and Motion: Exploring the Icelandic Landscape’ at the Newburyport Art Association in July 2017 and he will be a featured artist in the exhibition 'Expeditions: From Iceland to the Gobi' at the Paula Estey Gallery in Newburyport, MA in February 2018.
He has exhibited in juried shows at the Cambridge Art Association, the Newburyport Art Association (NAA), 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and various online galleries. Recently, he exhibited in the Cambridge Art Association’s National Prize Show (2017), his image ‘Seljalandsfoss #2’ was selected as Best in Show for Photography in the NAA’s 20th Annual Regional Juried Show (2017) and his photo ‘Vestrahorn #1’ won the Newburyport Development Award for Work in Photography in the NAA’s 2016 Fall Member’s Juried Show Part II.
The opportunity to spend time in wild places is increasingly precious in our modern society. Seeing fog form in Yosemite Valley, witnessing the power of a storm at the beach, meditating on a sunset in the Rocky Mountains or feeling insignificant beneath the brilliance of the Milky Way on a clear night are activities that fewer and fewer people in the world take the time to, and are able to, experience.
While there is an ever-increasing number of photographers, there are far fewer landscape artists who express themselves through photography. As Galen Rowell wrote 'Well-executed photos of familiar scenes predictably fill up months of Sierra Club and Audubon calendar and put bread on the table of the chosen photographer, but the question a dedicated nature photographer should be asking is, “Do I want to be a content provider or a visual artist?”
Traveling to the wild and returning with images that capture the essence of a place and the emotion that it evokes is what I do as a visual artist. This may be a grand landscape in the mountains, a storm-wracked shore or a peaceful sunset over a lake, but in each image distilling that essence and communicating it to the viewer is my objective. I am often drawn as well to strong, graphic elements in natural images, capturing line, color or texture in natural scenes – this may be in the fractal nature of mountain shapes, newly formed ice on a puddle or contrasting light and shadow on a dune.
The dunes of the Gobi desert provided a perfect landscape to play with line, value, and texture and to experiment with different kinds of images. There are an endless variety of compositions, ranging from the abstract to the dramatic and I was lucky to spend some time there in November 2017. Although I only had a few days to explore, I was amazed by the variety of images that I could create.
Part of the challenge and reward of photography is capturing that ephemeral moment and sharing the experience with the viewer. In landscape and nature photography, that might be first light on a mountainside, the patterns of foam on water or the layering of clouds over a landscape, but the intent is the same as that of a portrait or even a travel snapshot: ‘this is what I saw and how I felt – experience it with me.’
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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 - firstname.lastname@example.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.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Danielle Austen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s second “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Danielle will have a month long solo art exhibition and will be featured on the gallery’s front page, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.
Danielle Austen lives in New Jersey, where she is an award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment. Her work which will be featured in the “Solo Art Series” is “The Tidal Bridge” series which was a photographic study that she worked on while she was the artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park, Maine in 2015.
Danielle will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign and as well in their extensive social media network. In addition, Danielle will be featured on the gallery’s YouTube channel, with an event catalogue 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 is the second “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.
Below is Danielle’s Artist’s Biography, her Artist’s Statement, along with 25 of Danielle‘s images. We hope that you will take the time to read Danielle’s information and to take a look at her wonderful ‘The Tidal Bridge’ series.
Danielle Austen is an award-winning fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment.
Danielle received her BFA from Cornell University and worked as a graphic designer for seven years before attending the master’s program at the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in photojournalism.
Working for newspapers and magazines, her editorial work has been published locally, regionally and nationally, including “Life’s, The Year in Pictures.” Returning to her fine art roots, she has combined her skills and training and has participated in over three dozen national and international juried exhibits, two group shows and two solo exhibits. She was recently selected to have solo exhibit as part of the “NJ Emerging Artist Series” at the Monmouth Museum in March 2016.
This past year she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and returned for a second time to Acadia National Park in the fall. She previously did other residencies at the Everglades National Park and the Vermont Studio Center where she received a full fellowship.
Danielle has won awards both in her photojournalism and fine art work. In 2013, Danielle was a national winner of Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n” photo competition with Director Ron Howard. Celebrity director, Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, chose her winning image to help inspire his short film, “Evermore” which premiered October 2013 in NYC.
In August 2014, she was the co-creator and curator of the“NJ350 Elements” exhibit. In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, this unique juried photography exhibit was created to represent the environment within the environment. Images of New Jersey’s nature and wildlife created by New Jersey photographers were printed on 40”x60” water-resistant satin fabric and displayed outdoors at the Duke Farms Environmental Center in Hillsborough, NJ.
We often get lost in the beauty of the majestic vistas, but I believe it is the elements that make up these scenics that are of the greatest value. My nature photography focuses on documenting intimate portraits and unexpected views of the landscape. As a documentary fine artist, I am bound to seek honesty in my subjects and to communicate the spirituality of the moment. I search for what many may see as ordinary and discover the extraordinary.
I have always been drawn to nature. As an outdoorswoman and an environmentalist, it is where I find my peace…specifically around the mystical element of water. There is no life without water…it is the driving force of all nature. There is nothing in the world more flexible and yielding then water. I have been investigating the movement of water through long exposures…exploring the interplay of light, patterns, and tones, and the abstract imagery it creates. The effects can be surreal, and even ethereal. I believe these images are pathways into an unexpected depth of the natural world.
‘The Tidal Bridge’ series was a photographic study that I worked on while I was the artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park in 2015. Each day I would cross over the bridge at Mosquito Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula to reach my housing.
I took on the challenge of what I could create within this tunnel of water that flowed under the bridge, focusing purely on the power of the tides, which change 12 feet every 6 hours. The factors involved...the light, the time, the tide, the winds, location of where I stood, and the length of exposure I chose...and how those elements combined could create unique images...and tell a story. The images were not digitally manipulated...the textures, patterns, and colors are true.
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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Dennis Sabo will have a month long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” archive. Dennis was the Solo Art Series Winning Artist #4 from the initial art competition.
Dennis Sabo lives in Loudon, Tennessee and he is a fine art landscape photographer. He will be featured on the Light Space & Time website, in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. Also, part of his award package is that he is now featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist. In addition, Dennis will be featured on our YouTube channel, in our event catalogue and on our 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. All 3 elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the art gallery choosing 4 artists to be featured in 4 individual 1 month solo art exhibitions.
Below is Dennis' Artist’s Biography, his Artist’s Statement and 15 images of his photography. We hope that you will take the time to read Dennis' information and to take a look at his wonderful landscape photography.
Dennis Sabo, a Loudon, TN resident, is an internationally honored photographer specializing in contemporary abstract, landscape, and seascape photography. His award-winning work has appeared in various publications, television, the Internet and institutions, among them National Geographic, NOVA, Hilton Hotels, PBS, Blue Planet. and the book,"Anthology of Appalachian Photographers."
His fine art natural world Metal Print abstracts and landscapes is often sought out by home decor and interior designers and has been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally.
“Says Dennis, The art of photography is not taking a shot but transforming a composition into an emotional interaction with the viewer. When I capture an image it is my hope that it evokes an emotional experience for the viewer. Perhaps it is how the subject is bathed in light, perhaps it is the lines of the subject that draws you in, or simply it is an image that you enjoy viewing. With a global community very much focused on environmental impact and fragile ecosystems, my artwork captures natural images and color with a perspective people easily miss.
Exploration begins in the heart of the photographer; bringing a composition for a particular locale or subject to life. My interest is in the natural details; how the environment on a particular day, in a particular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature. My goal is to help other people celebrate their love and passion of nature and the natural world through my artwork. A celebration of nature composed of color, textures, and patterns”
Dennis' Website: www.dsabophoto.com