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 very pleased to announce that Michael Gault has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 26th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Michael will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s home page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

Michael is an international award-winning artist based in Colorado, 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, art news websites and through Light Space & Time’s broad social media network. Michael’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 are featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. 

Below are Michael’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his landscape paintings. We hope that you will take the time to read Michael’s information and to take a look at his art.

Artist Biography

Michael Gault has known he wanted to be an artist from the age of seven. While other boys were out playing sports, he was taking art courses focused on learning to draw. He has experimented with many visual art forms and is adept with most of them, but oil painting is his calling. He is a classically trained Colorado Artist with two studio degrees, a BFA in from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MA in Fine Art from the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

The creative process excites Michael. He enjoys any activity that allows him to utilize the left side of his brain and his imagination. Spatial orientation and visualization allow his inventive nature to construct serenity and drama in his mind, and his use of essential painting techniques transfer those mind-moments into his landscapes.

Gault has an extensive exhibition history throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas and California and has won many awards in juried events and regional competitions, throughout the years. Over 125 of his paintings are featured in The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a luxury hotel & spa in Vail, CO. He has taught college art and graphic designs course in three states as well as workshops and seminars on painting, drawing, printmaking and building a portfolio. He has a YouTube channel that is presented from his studio with practical and professional information for artists early in their creative journeys.

Artist Statement

The Artist Statement is intended to express my interest and love of art, for both the process as well as the challenge. I love the creative process, whether it is painting representational landscapes or plein‐air works or creating free‐ association non‐representational paintings, it is all about the process.

I know that the artist process of problem solving and self‐discovery is always evolutionary and compelling. I believe all creative endeavors are life‐affirming expressions of the human experience. I have been in my artistic journey for 50 years now, and I am as excited and passionate about art today as I was at the beginning of my journey. The evolutionary aspects of painting contribute to my individual growth fueling my creative fire.

The process of painting is physically fulfilling – the way the paint feels when it is being applied and the gestural quality of painting is unlimited. I believe creativity should be shared not only through commercial patronage, also with the sharing of this creative experience and the process of art making. I believe that it is vital for individual artists to gather and share ideas and to discuss problems. I learn whether I am the student or the teacher. And I believe that the creative experience isn’t fulfilled until a spectator views the painting and is able to interact with it.

To see more of Michael’s work, please visit his website.

 

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Kelley Jakelis 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.

Kelley is an award-winning artist based in North Carolina, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 26th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Mixed media artist and freelance photographer, Kelley Jakelis. Her work has been featured in various publications, exhibits, and galleries, throughout the United States.

Kelley is the recipient of various awards and accolades throughout her career for her vibrant, interesting, and unique artwork, and artistic photography. Recently, a personal and special achievement was winning the 2022 emBrace Gold Award for her artistic design which will be applied to orthopedic body braces for children. Most recently a recipient of the 2023 North Carolina Art Counsels Emerging Artist Grant.

Kelley finds her inspiration in the ever-changing natural beauty and moods of her surroundings. When creating her mixed media artwork, she prefers using a lot of layering to add depth and texture. Kelley explores a variety of combinations with creative techniques. At times, she will use color manipulation, acrylics and inks, overlays, and textures along with recycled materials, and solvents. By using these types of various elements of mixed media, she feels they add a kaleidoscope of colors to her photographed images and artwork.

As an artist, she believes one of the most exciting elements of mixed media art, is that it is a pioneering and continuously evolving form of art. The materials used in the creative process have endless possibilities, allowing for great flexibility and freedom in creating art. Thus, offering a more interesting experience for art enthusiasts.

Artist Statement

Getting outside is good for the soul, it reminds us to slow down and reconnect with nature. The inspiration for my artwork and photography always comes back to the wonders of the ever-changing natural beauty around us. The objective of my work is to communicate a feeling of appreciation and to pay tribute to the natural world. It's about capturing and preserving that moment in nature.

To see more of Kelley’s art, she can be reached via her Email.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Courtney Panzer 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.

Courtney is an award-winning artist based in Florida, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 26th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Courtney Panzer is a graduate of the American Academy of Art Chicago whose passion is portraits and landscapes in oil. She is a member of American Woman Artists, The Portrait Society of America, and Oil Painters of America. Her paintings capture the beauty of emotion and timelessness through her ability to connect on a deep level with each subject. New Visions Gallery, Foster Gallery and Waterstreet Studios have represented her work.

Courtney believes art is a language that is universally understood. She sees her work as an exploration of the depths of emotion, inviting viewers on an imaginative journey of color and feeling. Maxfield Parrish and John Singer Sargent are two artists who are of great influence in her work.

Artist Statement

I have worked as a web graphics designer/illustrator, taught art and participated in juried competitions. The purpose of my art is to mend and soothe the wounds of the soul. It is a place where colors and shapes converge with every stroke of my brush, to create a healing energy that resonates with you, my valued viewer.

Courtney’s art can be viewed on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Anne Gudrun 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.

Anne is an award-winning artist based in North Vancouver, Canada. Anne was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 24th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Canadian artist Anne Gudrun grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was surrounded by the forest, mountains and ocean and could spend hours day-dreaming out her bedroom window, thinking and just observing life. Her visions and observations naturally made their way onto paper as intricate drawings of abstract form and colours, or life-like sketches of people and nature. She received her first oil paint set when she was nine years old and promptly taught herself to paint. Throughout her school years she excelled in the arts, and at 18 she set off to her ancestral home of Norway, spending a year at a small island art school. It was here that her love for the northern landscape and the beauty of nature took root.

Primarily a self-taught artist, Anne has studied locally with Canadian artists, as well as attending workshops and classes at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Anne's unique style provides an uplifting and colourful statement piece and her work has been chosen for public art displays, receiving awards and special recognition in select online and international art competitions.

She lives in North Vancouver where she paints and creates from her studio, spending her summers in Norway and travelling. Her paintings reflect the beauty of nature with bold vibrancy and an innate sense of design.

Artist Statement

I’ve always intuitively observed how lines, colours and shapes define the essence and personality of things, so when I paint I begin by breaking down the complete picture into its abstract forms. Whether creating the figurative representation of a person, or the abstraction of a forest or flower, I play with the interactions between the shapes and colours on canvas, each colour and shape becoming its own character and contributing to the work as a whole.

When looking closely at the details of the painting it appears abstract, but standing back you see the complete picture… The apparent random chaos of nature becoming form... The real from the abstract.

As a young girl I read stories of fairy-tale forests, trolls, myths and magic. It’s a world of wonder, adventure, mystery and transformation and it’s that world I want to re-create through my art, opening a doorway to a more brilliant reality.

Anne’s art can be found on her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Neal Smith Willow 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.

Neal is an award-winning artist based in Jalisco, Mexico. Neal was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 24th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Neal’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 his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography

Neal Smith Willow is an artist working in oils, pastels and watercolors in a representational manner.  He paints from a narrative perspective and from his experiences.

Neal admires the vision of the New York Ashcan movement at the beginning of the 20th century. A revolution in American art, it produced an unprecedented vision of the working people in Manhattan as well as the pastimes of the middle class. The Ashcan artists did not stay cutting edge for long, as the wave of abstract art swept away their American-bred realism.

Today the genre of painterly realism, as in the past, invariably includes the environments that sensually surrounded the artist with the new. Heal searches for those moments as he moves about, storing them to accommodate his muse. He wants to be an interpreter, through painterly depictions of memory for impressions of place. This may open a window that invites the viewer to glimpse a moment that was, now washed away by the current of time.

Neal’s paintings have become a distilled narrative attempting to connect to the viewer that sense of a moment and its inevitable passing. Doing the work makes him feel like a child involved with a toy and a man loyal to his dreams.

Artist Statement

The premise of my work of is to record my experiences - filtered through sight, and touch - to create images of fleeting moments so that they may remain. Painterly realism strikes me as the best vehicle for that effort, the kind offered by Edgar Degas, Thomas Eakins, and Singer Sargent among many. For the content of my work, I seek out the individuals and places of my times to put to canvas.

Neal’s website is https://neal-smithwillow.pixels.com/.

 

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

Patrick is an international award-winning self-taught artist based in Switzerland. 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 Light Space & Time’s broad social media network.

Patrick’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 are Patrick’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his hyper realistic paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Patrick’s information and to take a look at his artwork.

Artist Biography

Self-taught painter, Patrick Egger was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland in 1957.

First a forest engineer and then a teacher, it was only at the dawn of his sixties, settled in La Creusaz above Les Marécottes that painting imposed itself on him.

After experimenting with charcoal and then pastel, he finally turned to acrylic paint, which lends itself well to his very intuitive practice of working.

He paints landscapes in a figurative way, up to hyperrealism. Through his works, we perceive a persistent quest for sensations linked to the beauty of the place. Through opposing atmospheres, he likes to bring together, for example, the peacefulness of the mountain and the harshness of the alpine setting.

Patrick’s art seems both faithful to the visible and in harmony with a feeling that he seeks to magnify. His style often focuses on indirect light which gives the pattern to a particular climate. 

Artist Statement

I paint in a figurative way, often touching hyperrealism, which allows me to accurately, in a detailed way, to replicate a subject.

When I paint a landscape, from a photo, I am intent on creating a strict reproduction, but occasionally changing a detail. For example, I will make a change in the vegetation or the light on the subject with its linked shadows to the atmospheric conditions, with a view to a search, a balance, a breath or an emotion.

What is imagined must remain realistic as far as I am concerned.

However, some works are totally invented. They then represent compositions of different images, more or less precise memories or simply ephemeral impressions. The difficulty no longer lies in the exact reproduction of a photo but that of a virtual image, even a feeling, without knowing the exact result. The method is empirical - the successive layers follow one another and the result is thus refined little by little. The path to the final creation is not always the most direct.

Patrick’s website is http://artpegger.jimdofree.com/.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that April Lund 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.

April is an award-winning artist based in Canada. April was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 23rd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, April spent most of her life as a Calgarian, with forays to Penticton, Edmonton (twice), Halifax and Victoria. Currently retired from the 9 to 5 cycle, she is now thoroughly enjoying the freedom retirement has to offer and embracing the easy lifestyle of the East Kootenay Rockies.

An avid explorer with brush, pencil and clay throughout childhood and her public school years, she entered the University of Calgary’s Fine Arts Program right out of high school. However, the siren's call of a regular paycheck and family that followed soon after, kept her firmly anchored (mainly in the area of law) for the next 35 years. After a second brush with serious illness and a week-long immersion in the finest galleries of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, April decided it was time to revisit her previous passion and took a course at the Alberta College of Art and Design aptly titled "Painting for the Utterly Intimidated".

Having been fortunate enough to have lived on both of Canada’s beautiful coasts and at the foot of the Rockies, the myriad facets of water and mountains have and will be a recurring theme in her art. Working primarily in acrylic (having the patience of a gnat when it comes to waiting out drying times), April is slowly experimenting with oils. She has also turned her hand to works in wood and mixed media sculpture.

Artist Statement

Carly Clements wrote that the artist's statement is written "to tell someone who I am, what my art is all about and why I created it".

Quite frankly, "who, what and why" are constantly evolving. Every painting forces both left and right brains to shake hands. It is, for me, simultaneously meditative, stimulating, contemplative and surprising. Each painting develops a life of its own. The process of creating a painting is eternally fascinating to me.

For years, I have had a favorite photograph of a seagull perched on a piling with the surf swirling in the background. I have looked at this simple photograph countless times but not until I decided to consider it as a subject for a painting did I notice the tiny chick tucked between the lower pilings. That is what art is about to me - the epiphany of finally "seeing" and the joy of putting my personal twist on what I saw.

April can be reached via her Email.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Nathan Wilson has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 23rd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Nathan 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.

Nathan Wilson is an award-winning artist based Iowa City, IA, 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, Nathan 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 23rd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Nathan’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 16 of his paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Nathan’s information and to take a look at his beautiful artworks.

Artist Biography

Born in the summer of 1980 in Iowa City, IA, Nathan has been interested in art his entire life. His earliest memories are of laying on his bedroom floor drawing pictures of people, nature, and copying pictures from magazines. He is blessed to maintain his childhood sense of awe and wonder when creating and experiencing art he loves.

Through studying 17th and 18th century oil painting techniques Nathan has developed the process of beginning all of his paintings with rough graphite drawings to establish scale and perspective. He then proceeds with multiple under-paintings of umber and grey tones, then finally complete the work with many thin glazes of color.

In 2011, Nathan graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in painting and drawing. Upon graduating he worked in Austin, TX and NYC managing print shops until he moved back to Iowa City to dedicate himself to painting full time. He finds inspiration in everyday people and situations, attempting to see the sublime in the mundane. Art is a way to find inspiration and to drive towards something higher than the self to access the pure bliss that lies behind prosaic surfaces. He hopes his art work offers the viewer a glimpse of that bliss.

Artist Statement

I create my paintings as a meditation on being and non-being. I am interested in the thin grey area between diametrically opposed positions, thoughts or behaviors, the more these two objects differ, the more similar they become. Painting is a practice that opens up a space to interrogate this transcendent grey are. My primary materials are pigments, linseed oil, damar varnish, turpentine, sable brushes, a glass palette, cotton duck canvas, etc. Josef Albers' book on color theory, as well as, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, a reference book by Ralph Mayer, became my bibles in college and I continue to use them as my fondest wells of knowledge.

Nathan’s work can be viewed on his website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Heather Coen has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 23rd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Heather will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

Heather is a nationally award-winning artist based in Phoenix, Arizona, 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 over 550+ throughout the gallery’s press release networks and on art news websites. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

Heather’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 23rd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

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

Artist Biography

Heather Coen in an award winning artist based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Her paintings have been recognized and published by every major art magazine in the United States including, Art of the West, Plein Air Magazine, American Art Collector, Colored Pencil Magazine, Southwest Art and others.  She began her career by apprenticing to two major artists and then, over the coming years, took classes and workshops to hone her skills. Recently, although her career was halted by a tragedy, she has risen from the ashes and began painting with a vengeance.

She belongs to such prestigious national organizations like Oil Painters of America, Women Artists of the West, National Oil and Acrylic Painters as well as a number of local art venues. She currently has work in three different galleries in two different states including Jackson Hole and Cheyenne, Wyoming and Estes Park, Colorado.  

Heather is a landscape, still life and wildlife artist.  Her work comes from her many travels all over South America, Canada and the United States.  They are created over many months by adding many layers of paint or pastel on a canvas or surface.  

Heather believes she is, “Creating a legacy, one original at a time.” 

Artist Statement

Having been born with a paint brush in my hand, my mother survived and passed on many of her artistic skills to me. Apprenticed to three master artists over a six-year period, I launched with advantages. I soon became the President of a local art organization and learned the inner workings of shows, exhibits and keeping a herd of cats going in somewhat the same direction. I was the prize coordinator for the Women Artists of the West 50th Jubilee Show which happened to coincide with the outbreak of COVID. The organization could not hold the National Show and everything had to be coordinated and shipped. It took weeks.

Overcoming adversity is a part of every artist's life. I've found that persistence, ethics and just plain being stubborn helps. I have drawers full with awards and ribbons. I became a Master Signature member of Paint America after winning a number of competitions through their venues. It took me eight years to accumulate enough points.

I also have my Signature designation with Plein Air Artists Colorado and Pastel Society of Colorado. Moving from the mountains of Colorado to the hot, dry desert in Arizona, I found that plein air work helped tremendously in changing my palette and way of thinking. It was not an easy transition.

Heather’s website is www.painthewild.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that MB Mosk has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  MB Mosk is a collaboration of husband and wife artists Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz. They will now have a month-long solo art exhibition, be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

MB is an award-winning artist team based in Southern California, USA. Marjorie is a landscape painter whose work emerged from an orientation with its roots in abstraction with influences as broad and diverse as Diebenkorn to Monet and Klimpt to Kiefer.  Bob is a figurative painter first influenced by Caravaggio, Velazquez and Eakins and later by Edwin Dickenson and Lucien Freud. Their collaborative persona 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’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of their award package, MB will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist. MB’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 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are MB’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement, along with 18 of their paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read MB’s information and to take a look at their art.

Artist Biography

Marjorie and Bob Moskowitz created a new persona, (MB Mosk) when they began collaborating, separate from their individual studio practices. These works are a curious hybrid only slightly resembling their own work. The process attempts to create a seamless blending to appear as a single artist has produced the painting. They draw on their shared approach to looking at the peculiar nature of people and the world. Their sense of irony and humor is a vehicle to allude to a deeper meaning below the surface.

Artist Statement

They plan the work together but never paint at the same time. They draw from an ever -growing image bank of photographs shot and collected from different parts of the country. They have always shared a sense of irony and humor.

MB’s website is www.mbmosk.com. You can also see Marjorie’s individual work at www.marjoriemoskowitz.com and Bob’s individual work at www.bobmoskowitz.com.

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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 Andrew Lincoln Nelson 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.

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

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

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

Artist Biography:

Andrew Lincoln Nelson is an artist working in Tucson Arizona. He produces detailed semi-realistic and surrealistic drawings of futuristic or exobiological landscapes. He has a background in academic research and fine art.

His work has been shown at Biosphere 2, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, National Arts Program and LPL Annual shows at the University of Arizona, Untitled Gallery in Tucson, and The Center for the Arts in Chandler.

His art has also been included in juried publications and on-line venues, receiving best-in-show in several recent shows. He also does occasional commission work, recently including a book cover illustration (The Book of Stranger Vol. 2) and several music score cover illustrations (The Butterfly and the Ocelot by composer A. M. Guzzo).

Artist Statement:

My work includes detailed graphite pencil drawings of landscapes containing machine creatures, plant-animal hybrids and other conglomerations that might be found in the distant future or on other worlds.

To see more of Andrew’s work, please visit his website.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Alan Tarbell 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.

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

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

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

Artist Biography

Alan is inspired by nature’s infinite combinations of form, light, texture, atmosphere and rhythm. He finds richness in the weather and weathered objects, in the land and its layers, in the wind patterns, waves and great rock formations found on Earth. They seem to speak volumes on time, regenerate cyclically, all the while telling a profound story. His environmental pieces are a call to reflect on our vital and delicate relationship to the Earth and hopefully inspire its protection.

Through his painting practice Alan attempts to reveal vitality in his subject matter through dynamic color and movement. He often uses his camera to compose ideas upon which he translates them to canvas in a layered approach. The initial surface is textured and built upon with subsequent paint crusts, like the ancient sediments of the Earth. Here he allows the process to guide unique conversations between the evolving surfaces

Alan has an MFA from the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and a BA in Geography with a minor in Geology from UC Davis in 1997. His work has been exhibited in galleries in San Miguel de Allende, Queretaro, Toluca, Mexico and, Point Reyes, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. His work is held by numerous private collectors in Mexico and the US.

Artist Statement

Bonsai California

These paintings of conifers are intimate portraits of trees from the wilds of California. My painting process starts with my camera, composing the tree amongst its environment, a stoic presence against the infinite sky. Texturizing the canvas mimics the immense layers found in the bark of these ancient trees. The painting is infused with memory of place, expressive brushwork radiating with color and rhythm juxtaposing movement with the seeming stillness of time. My intention is to portray a tree’s unique and persevering character, inspiring awe, and veneration. There is wisdom in the trees.

The resilience of these conifers can give hope to the challenges of our own survival. Especially during these very trying times: of sickness and desperation, of division and upheaval, of dramatic and catastrophic climate change. They have survived many fires and droughts over the millennia, which has helped to forge their character and growth. Fire is a great destroyer, but equally it is an essential element of renewal. May their majestic presence inspire us towards better days ahead, helping us to see the depth of the forest and ultimately becoming stewards for their future preservation.

California’s Native tribes have traditionally maintained the forests through periodic prescribed burns to enhance their productivity and facilitate passage. 5% of sales from these paintings will go to the Karuk Tribe’s Wildland Fire Program (

https://www.karuk.us/index.php/departments/natural-resources/eco-cultural-revitalization/wildland-fire-program) as they look to rebuild and promote eco-stewardship through integration of tribal wisdom practices.

Enjoy viewing Alan’s Bonsai California series of paintings. To see more of Alan’s work, his website is www.alantarbell.com.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Paulo Delgado 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.

Paulo is an award-winning artist based in Canada. Paulo was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 20th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Paulo’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 Paulo’s Artist Biography and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

Paulo Delgado is known for his faceless figures that intrigues his audience. He was born in Mozambique and grew up in a little village in Portugal. He completed his degree in Graphic Design and worked in that area for almost 20 years. In 2010, he immigrated to Canada.

“I like to paint the everyday life of the country that took me in. The light and the colour of the prairie sky is so impressive.”

By simplifying each figure, he can capture their essence. The backgrounds are made up of geometric shapes and lines that contrasts with the central figures.

Artist Statement:

With a 20-year career in Graphic Design, my paintings reflect my acquired habits in this profession. I am a self-taught painter and never received any formal training. Acrylic is my chosen medium and I have worked to perfect my technique using this medium. I like the simplification of form and the shapes take in a poster-like feeling.

The face is the mirror of the soul and with it, we can understand their state of mind. The simplification of the face is done on purpose. It is incredibly challenging to use shapes and colour to transmit what is in your soul.

Some of my favourite themes include landscapes and the Portuguese ethnography. I also enjoy exploring the colours of the Manitoba prairies. The light of the skies fascinates me and inspires me, especially sunsets. The use of geometric shapes in the background’s contrasts with the main figures in the foreground as if it were a set of a play. The use of strong colours and different nuances is a constant in my work. Painting for me is a stress reliever which allows me to relax and find balance in my everyday life. I want to tell stories through my painting.

Paulo’s website is www.pdelgado.ca.

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