For July, the gallery conducted the 6th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s August 2016 online group art exhibition. The “Nature” theme was considered to be any art which depicted the physical world and is considered to be anything that was not created by or has been substantially altered by man. The gallery accepted art which was representative or in abstract form for possible inclusion into this art exhibition.
This art competition and the submission process and competition for the artists began in June 2016 and concluded on July 27, 2016. The gallery received 814 entries from 25 different countries from around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam and the Virgin Islands. In addition, the gallery received entries from 38 different states.
Due to the volume of entries, the gallery felt that it was necessary to create three (3) media categories, in order to make the judging and the results fair for this competition. The media categories are Painting & Other, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art. In addition, for this particular competition, we have an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries from the 3 media categories.
We also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art this month. The artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.
We hope that you will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful artwork too. To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which contains larger images. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails.
All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of August 2016 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 “Nature” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other, 3D Art and Photography & Digital categories. Please go to the results of the Nature Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists” Category here.
Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category. Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.
Painting & Other Category – The painting & other category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface. In addition, this category includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, line type drawings, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.
Photography & Digital Category – This category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photograms, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category. In addition, we have included most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.
3 Dimensional Art Category – This category contains any art which has or seeming to have length, width, and depth. Relief, pottery, sculpture, installation, kinetic, and conceptual 3-D artworks created in metal, paper, wood, stone, fiber, plastics, glass, ceramics, trash or any other material which can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Nature Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.