The theme for our January Exhibition is “Landscapes”. The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of November and ended on December 29, 2010. We had 335 pieces of landscape art submitted for this competition from 16 different countries. Some of the countries represented included Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Serbia, Italy, Singapore, Czech Republic, Turkey, Argentina, Australia, Japan, Denmark and Switzerland. In addition, there were entries from 21 different states from the US.
Due to the incredible volume and the quality of the entries this month we also included 35 artists who were chosen for Special Recognition. We hope that you will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful art work too.
We want to thank everyone for participating in this art competition. Just because your artwork was not selected is not a reflection on your artistic talents and skill. It takes a lot of nerve to enter and expose yourself to this type of competition and you should be applauded for your efforts and courage. Please do not give up entering art competitions and calls for art, as your art could have easily been chosen here too.
All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of January 2011. 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 Landscapes Exhibition so successful this month. At anytime, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
If anyone has any comments, thoughts or feedback, we would like to hear from you, as we would like to improve our online gallery, the competitions and our exhibitions. Thank you.
1st Place – Branka Prokic – “Foggy Morning”
Branka was born in 1948 in Serbia. She works as a teacher for kids with special needs. “Working with kids and painting are two things I am most passionate about”. Branka started painting in high school and nature has always been her inspiration. She uses rich color pallets and bold accents with her watercolors. Branka is an accomplished award winning artist who has participated in numerous art exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. She has also held three solo exhibitions in her career so far. http://www.serbianaart.com/en/artists/prokic-branka/
2nd Place – Gary Stutler – “June Lakes”
Gary Stutler lives in Vallejo, California and he states “I have never been able (because my work is so categorically realistic) to reject recognizable subject matter. As much as the process of manipulating materials creates the actual work, an emotional or intellectual homage to subject persists in me. There is undoubtedly a narrative, but I specialize in making marks on a surface rather than words on a page”. http://www.garystutler.com/
3rd Place – Kay Pratt – “Vancouver Farmlands”
Kay Pratt is a California Artist who loves to explore the Western Landscape. In her work she likes to play with the color and transparency of acrylics which create a dream-like quality to her paintings. www.fineartbykay.com
4th Place – Darice Machel McGuire – “Misty Hills”
Art has always been in my life. I paint and teach painting. My formative years as a painter were heavily guided by Sally Seago, Howard Rees, Bill Blackman and my mother, Lola Owen. From them I learned varying styles which I have adapted from to create the many works I have produced over the past 30 years. www.daricemachel.com
5th Place – Helen Kagan “Sunflowers and Poppies”
Helen Kagan PhD, is a holistic therapist and artist. Her vibrant canvases show impressionist, and minimalist influences. Some are raw, some are refined, all are intuitive. Her Art reflects a colorful and deep view of life, her desire to bridge the realities and heal the Past. Helen strongly believes that Art as a powerful form of self-expression, is a vehicle for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Her passionate Art is a statement of that belief. http://www.helenkagan.com/
Honorable Mention – Mike Bell – “Redesdale Rhythms”
Teaching & Lecturing in Art & Design for 30 years and he took early retirement 15 years ago. Now he works on his Mixed Media Paintings & Workshops for Art clubs & Societies. Exhibited in Galleries in the UK, Italy, Germany & USA. Awards;- Dover Art Prize 2010 UK , Palm Art Award 2006 [ Leipzig] ; “Just Paint Award ” 2008 Artrom Gallery Rome,;- 1st prize 2009 American Art Awards, 1st prize American Juried Art Salon 2009 , 1st prize Mixed media Intl Avisen-Avk Gallery, Denmark 2008. His Website www.axisweb.org/artist/mikebell
Honorable Mention – Ione Citrin – “Forbidden Fruit”
Ione’s art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione’s artistic expression, creativity and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage. She appears featured in several important publications and maintains an extensive exhibition schedule. http://www.combyione.com
Honorable Mention – Cynthia Fleury – “Birch Reflections”
Cynthia Fleury is a Twin Cities based fine art photographic artist who creates artistic interpretations of seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, floral, still life, travel and digital art. Her passion is experimental photography and creative processes and techniques such as infrared photography, light painting, digital hand coloring, HDR, and creative Photoshop techniques. She has studied art on and off over the years and has painted in acrylic, oil and watercolor. Her interest in photography as an art form began in 1998 when she studied photography at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. www.cynthiafleury.com
Honorable Mention – Erica Harney – “Newport Rhode Island”
Erica Harney was born in Peekskill, NY in 1984. She holds an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Pennsylvania State University and a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Alfred University. Her work has been exhibited across the US as well as Italy and Ireland. Harney currently resides in Bellefonte, PA. www.ericaharney.com
Honorable Mention – Jon Holiday – “Goliad In Spring”
For 26 years, Jon has been the owner and operator of Image One Media in Fort Worth, TX, who specializes in photography, video production, and audio-visual presentations. Jon fell in love with photography at age 9and has received numerous awards for his images. He founded and led the Hope Camera Club for 8 years, and as such has done numerous instructional presentations and training sessions. His photographic experience spans a variety of styles and situations. http://www.photosbyjon.com