Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Rich DiSilvio 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.

Rich is an award-winning artist based in Long Island, New York. Rich was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 22nd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Rich DiSilvio was born in NY and lives on Long Island. He studied art in college and at the Traditional Academy of Painting, under a protégé of Norman Rockwell.

With a solid foundation in realism, DiSilvio ventured into surrealism, fantasy, and sci-fi art, being inspired by such artists as Salvador Dali, Frank Frazetta and Roger Dean. DiSilvio’s goals as he states “is to focus on the one ability that humans have that no other earthly creature shares, namely the imagination.” He works in oils and acrylics, with an emphasis on digital and photo-manipulation in recent years.

Rich’s art and new media work in the music and entertainment industries earned him an international presence, having worked on projects for Pink Floyd, Yes, Moody Blues, Alice Cooper and on various films. Additionally, as an award-winning author, DiSilvio has written about famous artists in fiction and non-fiction, with his "Arnolfini Art Mysteries" series being perhaps the most notable.

Meanwhile his award-winning fine art has appeared in galleries across the USA, from New York to California. His works appear in private and corporate collections, in the 9-11 Memorial Museum and Italian-American museum in NYC, while his painting of the famous composer Peter Tchaikovsky resides at the Tchaikovsky Estate Museum in Votkinsk, Russia.

Artist Statement

The Animal Series is based primarily on two premises, namely that our fellow inhabitants have always enamored humans, be they domesticated and friendly or wild predators. As such, they make appealing subject matter.

And second is that the human species differs from the animal kingdom in its ability to create what does not exist, as the imagination is not something our fellow creatures share. Thus, this series celebrates those combined aspects, to be either whimsical or provocative.

Rich’s website is www.richdisilvio.com.

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Congratulations to Lillian Anna Blouin for her acceptance into Fusion Art's Featured Artist Members Gallery.

Lillian Anna Blouin is an award-winning, hyper realistic artist based in Newport Beach, California, USA.

After receiving a BA in Illustration from Laguna College of Art and Design, she went on and built a successful career as an illustrator. However, after showcasing in several galleries within California, she quickly found much more fulfillment within the fine art community.

Lillian has a unique way of taking ordinary objects and creating surrealistic worlds. A devoted student of hyper-realism Lillian’s unique style of painting seeks to bridge together the worlds of the real and the unreal. Each piece is a surreal exploration of everyday objects with multiple interpretations behind each painting.

Lillian was awarded 1st Place Overall/Best in Show for her artwork, "Disordered Mind," in the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery’s 6th Annual “Patters, Textures & Forms” Online Art Exhibition in October 2022 and selected this Featured Artist membership as her award.

"Disordered Mind," uses the image of a Rubix Cube to symbolize a mind in turmoil. The mind of the cube has been scrambled, put in disarray, and even broken held together only in the most unstable of ways. This was meant to represent how many people felt after the pandemic, our minds tired and unfocused our plans broken and scrambled.  

Lillian also won 5th Place in LST’s  “Created in Isolation” Art Exhibition in the Spring/Summer of 2020.

She is a Fusion Art Featured Artist Member. Click below to visit her member artist webpage and to learn more about her.

https://www.fusionartgallery.art/lillian-anna-blouin/

 

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 very pleased to announce that Don Bergland has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 14th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Don 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.

Don is an award-winning artist based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Don 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, Don will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Don’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 14th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Don’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his images.  We hope that you will take the time to read Don’s information and to take a look at his Neosurrealistic digital artwork.

Artist Biography

Don Bergland is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Digital Art Education at the University of Victoria and has been an active exhibiting artist for over 50 years. During that time, he has worked through a variety of professional media, from oil on canvas to his current studio use of digital tools and techniques. He maintains an active international exhibiting career and has featured his artwork in over 160 major exhibitions throughout the world.

Don has won over 70 creative & professional awards for his work which is represented in major corporate and private collections such as the Gulf Oil Corporate Collection (Alberta), the Madrona Centre Permanent Collection (B.C.), the Canadian Utilities Corporate Collection (Alberta), the Timothy Eaton Foundation Collection (Canada), the Chevron Standard Corporate Collection (Alberta), as well as in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

He has published 8 books dealing with art and creative activity, as well as published dozens of articles in scholarly and academic journals. His current studio focus is in using 3D modeling environments to create surrealistic imagery for international exhibitions. He currently lives and teach in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Artist Statement

Don Bergland describes his current work as a version of Neosurrealism with the objective of eliciting questioning attitudes in the mind of viewers. He creates his work using both traditional and digital tools, focusing on an integration of 3D modeling software and various graphic processing programs. Each of his artworks features a theatrical set defined by a stage with actors, props, and a backdrop. The actors in the set consist of everyday objects brought into combinations and interactions that attempt to elicit inquiry.

The content of the artwork focuses on themes such as time, aging, nostalgia, the footless pursuit of Utopia, and the conditions of ideology which disable our rational minds. Each image is constructed using conventions of visual realism, but with alterations that offer dreamlike possibilities. Themes and objects appear and re-appear from image to image.

Each artwork becomes a framed snapshot of a moment in theatrical space, noticed briefly, and then forgotten once more, a fraction of time when reality is breached and a frozen glimpse into the mental theatre of Eternity is experienced, an opening when the viewer can catch the faint hint of cotton candy breezing in from the sideshow midway, the pastel moment of a lost memory, a slight reminder that the past is never absent, and that the future is always in front of us.

Don’s website is www.donbergland.com/.

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