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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.