Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Maureen Ravnik has been selected as one of the four solo artists of the gallery’s recent 11th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Maureen will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Maureen is a Colorado based photographer. After a long career in sales and marketing, Maureen now spends most of her time outdoors taking in and capturing the scenery and wildlife of the American West. Maureen will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

This solo exhibition will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, Affiliated Sites, Guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Maureen will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Maureen’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 11th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Maureen’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 10 of her “Abandoned - The Series” photographs.

 

Artist Biography:

Maureen Ravnik was born and raised in Minnesota. A brief visit to Colorado sold her on attending college there to pursue a career in sales & marketing. She stayed and never looked back. Working and traveling a lot in that discipline 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, and many images selected as editor picks on National Geographic and for publication. Her work has been the subject of several newspapers. She was listed by LightSpaceTime.art as one of the top ten photographers to watch for in 2018. She has co-authored 2 books that document the history, beauty and environment of the second largest natural area in the country.

 

Artist Statement:

Maureen is an emerging talent whose methods and techniques are largely self-taught. Maureen’s inspiration is derived mostly from her environment. She explores the work of peers and connects on social media mainly to further explore processing techniques and stay on top of new developments in software and camera technology. Some of her work is strictly an in-camera capture. Some of it involves taking the file from the camera and into the computer to develop composites or several interpretations of the same scene. This helps to keep her eyes open to the many possibilities for how our world can be observed and interpreted.

Abandoned – The Series

My purpose in making images of abandonment in the American west rests in my hopes of preserving and sharing the history, the culture, and the dreams that shaped the west. Connecting with abandonment can be as daunting as it is interesting. Stories don't come easy and they resonate with me on many levels of emotion. I make my images by trying to convey what abandonment may have felt like to those whose dreams were shattered. It is also a documentary on the idea that abandonment affects all levels of society whether it be personal or commercial. I hope my viewers will experience and connect with that feeling much like I did.

Maureen’s website is www.maureenravnik.crevado.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 Ravnik is a Colorado based photographer.  Maureen creates digital photo art inspired by the environment.  Maureen 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 her photography to be showcased in this feature.

Maureen’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 550+ News Outlets, Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC TV & Radio Sites and inclusion on Google News & Bing News.  In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her Artist Showcase Feature in their 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. A brief visit to Colorado sold her on attending college there to pursue a career in sales & marketing. She stayed and never looked back. Working and traveling a lot in that discipline opened her eyes to the wonders of the American west and reawakened childhood tendencies to be creatively involved in art. After a lengthy career in sales & marketing, she retired and bought her first DSLR and began making images of the American west.

Today, most of her 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 and nationally juried photography exhibitions, winning placements in monthly club competitions, state park calendars, images selected for use by the City of Littleton, and an image selected by National Geographic for publication. Her work has been the subject of several newspapers and she is currently working on releasing 2 books that will document the beauty and environment of the second largest natural area in the country.

Artist Statement

Maureen is an emerging talent whose methods and techniques are largely self-taught. Maureen’s inspiration is derived mostly from her environment. She explores the work of peers and connects on social media mainly to further explore processing techniques and stay on top of new developments in software and camera technology. Some of her work is strictly an in-camera capture. Some of it involves taking the file from the camera and into the computer to develop composites or several interpretations of the same scene. This helps to keep her eyes open to the many possibilities for how our world can be observed and interpreted.

Special Project: The Celestial Connection

The Universe is all of time and space and its contents. The Universe includes planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, the smallest subatomic particles, and all matter and energy. But, when faced with such infinity, how do we define ourselves within it? This series of images only scratches the surface of what it might mean and how it might be experienced by humans and other species. It may mean life, death, rebirth, exploration, navigation, positive and negative planetary impact, love, fear, faith, and what we consider our final frontier. The images presented here are my interpretation of each one of those concepts. This gallery allows me to reach beyond myself and challenges me to artistically create images that encourage us to open our minds and think about who we are, where we are going, how we will get there, and what will happen when we arrive. 

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

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