The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 2 media categories of the Painting & Other Category and the Photography & Digital Category.
All winning artists will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of April 2014 and 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 3rd Annual “All Women” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have “All Women” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue and Press Releases sent to you within the next week or so. Thank you for being part of the gallery. To return to the All Women Home Page here.
1st Place – Dafna Aloni – “Liberated Heart”
Born in 1965 in Israel, Dafna Aloni has been surrounded by art ever since she can remember. Her father was a sculptor and her grandmother was a painter. One of her earliest memories is of herself as a little girl, crushing colorful beer bottles that were popular in Israel of the 70’s, and creating mosaic pieces on glass panels. However through her growing years, her career took a turn into a completely different path in the para medical field.
Fast forward, Dafna is a Southern California resident, once again back with her old love – Art. She started making and selling custom jewelry pieces, but really came to life when a close friend bought her a birthday gift in the form of an art class. Dafna specializes in portraits and cityscapes, and works in her own techniques, mainly led by intuition. ”The painting pretty much dictates itself”, she says, “At times I would feel drawn to a certain color rather than another”.
Dafna’s reflections of the present moment, and her hopes for the future are represented in her paintings – she often adds symbols of love to her artwork, numerous of her paintings contain a heart symbol.
Dafna’s wish is to create paintings that are a window into the unlimited imagination. She says”If people look at my work and feel an immediate inner thrill, joy, or if it touches an aspiring heart, than I’ve done my part…” Her website is http://facesnplacesart.wix.com/dafnaaloni
2nd Place – Jennifer Mutton – “Beautiful Journey”
Intuitive and abstract artist, Jennifer Mutton, lives at home in Springville, NY. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Advertising Design from Buffalo State College in 1990. After a hiatus from the world of art, she has emerged once again in the process of rediscovering herself. She has a fresh, colorful and creative way of intuitively painting her emotions and feelings onto her canvas. Her love of art has lifted her to a new direction and passion of oil painting and portraits.
Artists such as Pollock, Kandinsky and Klee have inspired her work and love of abstract art. As a young child, she had a love for abstract and expressionist art, often wondering what the artist was feeling while they painted. Jennifer’s dream now is when people look at her work they can feel the emotion that inspired the creation or at the very least the painting will create an emotion with the viewer. She is in the process of creating workshops to conduct in her studio. Jennifer’s website is www.jennifermutton.com
3rd Place – Toni Lynn Trottier – “Rose 5”
Born in Gallipolis, Ohio and raised in West Virginia – along the mighty banks of the Ohio River – Toni Lynn Trottier has lived up and down the East Coast. From West Virginia. Over to Ohio. Up to Massachusetts. Down to Louisiana with many stop-offs in between.
With influences as diverse as Ansel Adams, Michael Frye and Charlie Waite, Toni Lynn’s work delves into Nature’s connection to the seasons. She explores her relationship with the natural environment through both monochrome and color – working with ambient light, shadow and color during the golden hours of the day.
The serenity and simplicity of days gone by and Nature’s majesty have always touched Toni Lynn. She intentionally photographs scenes with cloudy or turbulent skies to accentuate the character of each image and to evoke an emotional response. Working with ambient light, shadow and color Toni aspires to capture the moment and transmit its inimitable story – calling forth an emotional response.
Self-taught, she perfects her technique at Bishop’s University and through specific workshops and seminars. Toni Lynn works out of her Gallery ~ Studio in Granby, Quebec, Canada https://squareup.com/market/toni-lynn-trottier
4th Place – Ilse Taylor Hable – “Nude Brown Pen”
Ilse T. Hable was born in Vienna, Austria, where she studied art and received a Master’s Degree from the Akademie fuer Angewandte Kunst. She earned several prizes, including 1st prize for the 1970 World Exhibition in Osaka, Japan.
A career as a fashion designer in Europe and Mexico followed during the next twelve years and after moving to California in 1983, she started dedicating her time exclusively to Fine Art. She has studied with Sebastian Capella, John Asaro, Wolf Kahn, Albert Handell and Bert Silverman.
Ilse presented her first Solo Show in La Jolla, CA, in 1987 and has continued exhibiting her work professionally in fifteen individual shows and over twenty five group shows. Her favorite medium is oil on linen, but she has also painted murals, in acrylic. Her work has been exhibited in several museum shows and commercial galleries in the US and Mexico.
She teaches Color Theory as well as oil painting since 2007. Her paintings form part of private collections in the United States, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Sweden, Canada and Mexico.
Since 1996, Ilse T. Hable lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico and is Represented by Galería Vértice, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta and Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona. Her website is www.ilsehable.com
5th Place – Maureen Kirk-Detberner – “No Passing”
Maureen Kirk-Detberner uses her camera as an instrument that can explorer and document the spirit of animals and the desert and inspires Maureen to create images that delight and surprise the viewer. Maureen’s main subjects are horses, desert animals and landscape. Finding inspiration in her subjects and the serenity of the Sonoran Desert, Maureen is most happy when she can photograph animals with a desert backdrop.
After tens of thousands of photos and many photography classes, in 2009, Maureen started FastWinn Photography named after her Arabian Horse Winn. Maureen enjoys combining her love of horses and the desert by taking photographs of the rare Colonial Spanish horses, the wild horses of the Salt River Basin, portraits of people with their horses and pets, and the landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
Maureen’s photos have appeared in the Arizona Daily Star, Yankee Peddler, Schmap Tucson Guide, Wikipedia, SAAG Gallery, Tohono Chul Park’s Gallery and Toscana Studio and Gallery to name a few. The Livestock Breeds Conservancy named Maureen’s photo of two Spanish Barb Mares as their 2011 Photo of the year. Maureen’s image titled ”Victory” received an honorable mention in the Black and White category in the Winter 2013 Ideal Equine Photography Contest an international photo contest . View Maureen’s images on her website at FastWinn.com.
Maureen Kirk-Detberner and her husband share their home in the desert with three horses, two dogs, one cat and six chickens. http://fastwinn.com
6th Place – Durga Garcia – “Artisons”
Durga Garcia is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of portraits, headshots and art for artists.
Bringing a most uncommon background to her pictures, a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.
Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Keeping current her senior fine art appraisal accreditations.
She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs, Artists of Palm beach County & Palm Beach Photographic Centre. She also leads Photo Walks at Jonathan Dickinson State Park and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.
Durga also hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”. She also has also judged several area Art and Photography shows. View here website here http://durgagarcia.com
7th Place – Debi Pickler – “Character”
An accomplished fine artist, Debi Pickler is currently a Graphic Designer with a local financial investment company in St. Louis, Missouri. With more than 20 years’ experience in technical illustration, medical illustration, fine art, graphic design, development of print and electronic marketing materials, Debi is adept in using a wide range of media. In addition, she is proficient in choosing and adapting styles that work best in a given situation. Debi’s hallmark is her ability to analyze the messages, the communication goals and needs of a particular situation or project and create unique approaches to fulfilling those goals and needs. Debi constantly looks for not only the best solution, but also for a new, distinctive direction that sets her work and her clients apart from – and above — “the crowd.”
Her work has involved everything from extremely precise technical illustrations and electronic communications pieces to trade show exhibits and hand-painted 40-foot wall murals. Not only a highly-skilled illustrator and artist, Debi is an experienced communications professional and marketer, who has been the driving force behind a number of marketing and communications campaigns.
Her first love, her true creative outlet, however, is illustrating children’s books. “There’s a magic to going into that world,” Debi says. “There are no limits, nothing standing between the author, the illustrator and the readers. I can’t imagine a better world for an artist.”
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Debi resides in St. Louis, Missouri. Her website is http://www.debi-studios.com
8th Place – Cindy Walton – “Shallows 2”
Cindy Walton, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and a twenty-five year resident of Asheville, North Carolina. Cindy earned a baccalaureate degree in art from Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a bachelors of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Over the years, she has developed highly personalized techniques that translate and transform nature and iconography. As a result, her pictures, whether abstract or figurative, are transformative interpretations rather than literal renderings. She is particularly expert in the use of extremely demanding cold wax methods and is highly respected as a teacher of the medium.
Cindy has had a number of one-person exhibits across the southeast; solo venues include the Asheville Area Arts Council and the Johnson City (Tennessee) Area Arts Council. Her work has been exhibited at the Asheville Art Museum, South Cobb (Georgia) Arts Alliance, Florida’s National Vernissage des Femmes Artistes exhibit, various colleges and universities, and elsewhere.
Walton is a recipient of a Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship (Amherst, Virginia) and also of a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant. Her work has been featured in an independent film, “A Dance for Bethany,” and in the television series, “Past Life.” She is available nationally as a teacher, most notably in Asheville and at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Her work is in the collections of City Bank Corporation and other entities and in numerous private collections. www.cindywalton.com
9th Place – Carol Sabo – “Midnight Bloom”
With almost 50 years as a professional artist, Carol Sabo’s purpose has been to grow as an artist and to bring joy to those who view her paintings. She has spent more than 25 years as a professional calligrapher and painting in watercolors that she needed to expand her artistic horizons and began painting with acrylics on canvas.
Carol went from miniatures to large 2 ft. x 5 ft. paintings on canvas. She uses bright and cheerful colors and being a realist, she loves painting nature. Flowers and landscapes that will bring joy to those who view them. She describes herself as, “I am a happy person and put most of that in my work. My style of using detail to my work and my choice of colors have won me many awards. I’m still painting & winning awards today.” Carol’s website can be found here http://www.csabo.com
10th Place – Sally Tuttle – “Apparition 2”
Sally Tuttle is an artist living and working in the Monterey area of California. At this time Sally is working with acrylics and encaustics creating non-objective paintings and mixed media collage, she considers her current work to be influenced by her admiration of the American Abstraction Expressionists from the 1950’s as well the study of color, light and nature.
Sally has pursued creative endeavors most of her life, working with many different mediums including clay, fabric and fused glass. Sally received her BA in interior design with a focus on furniture design from Cornish Institute in Seattle. Soon after graduation Sally started painting and continued painting while working with clients on various interior design projects. During these years painting was done “as time permits” and Sally discovered that if you paint when time permits sometimes you do not paint at all. When friends would ask Sally if she was still painting the answer was frequently “not-so-much”.
In 2004 Sally took a painting workshop for inspiration and motivation – it worked, a corner was turned and Sally has been painting regularly ever since. Now when friends ask “are you still painting” her answer is “Yes, almost every day and I love it!” Her website is www.sallytuttle.com