Our theme for the December art competition was “SeaScapes”. The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of November 2011 and concluded on December 29, 2011. We received 500 entries from 15 different countries from around the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Australia, Ireland, Germany, China, South Korea, Norway, Thailand, France, Israel, Japan and Italy. In addition, we received entries from 28 different states. Overall, we received a broad selection of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, digital, photography, pencil, prints and mixed media and we tried to include as many of these different media as possible in this exhibition.
Due to the volume and the quality of the entries received this month we also included 90 artists who were chosen for Special Recognition. The artists in this group could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was exceptional. In addition, most of the artists who were not chosen could have easily received Special Recognition awards, as their art was also outstanding. We hope that you will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful art work too. To view their work click on the thumbnail image and that will take you to a Slide Show. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape.
We want to thank everyone for participating in this art competition. Just because your art was not selected is not a reflection on your artistic talents and skill. It takes a lot of courage and nerve to enter and expose yourself to this type of competition and you should be applauded for your efforts. Please do not give up entering online and “Bricks and Mortar” 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 2012 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 “SeaScapes” 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.
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 – Harvey Rogosin – “Morning Solitude”
Harvey is a native New Yorker who has resided in East Brunswick, New Jersey for the past 26 years. As a self-taught artist, he began experimenting with oil painting in his early years producing colorful landscapes. In addition, he studied Architecture at New York Institute of Technology, which also contributed to his artistic values.
Harvey prefers creating his art with pastels due to its workability and wonderful array of colors. Harvey states that when “I paint almost entirely from compositions I create from my digital photographs. When I take trips, I can be anywhere when a scene catches my eye. My camera is always my sidekick. Colors, light, shadow, mood and the time of day or night have so much of an effect on my artwork.” http://harvey-rogosin.comistwebsites.com
2nd Place – Megan Levacy – “Flight of Memory”
Although Megan’s work is varied in both media and execution, the central concept connecting the pieces which she creates is a search for identity and place. Megan states that “as I move through life I inhabit different internal and external landscapes; the ways in which I engage with each reflects a bit about who I am and how I fit into a larger picture.” Her website: www.meganlevacy.com
3rd Place – Leung Kamhung – “Good Morning Victoria Harbour”
Leung is an artist living and working in Hong Kong, China. He holds a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design of Birmingham Polytechnic, United Kingdom. In 2006 he was invited by Hong Kong Post Office as Stamp Designer. He is the author of several books on Water Color Techniques and Sketching Techniques and Illustration, both published by the Chung Hwa Book Company. Currently, his artworks are part of a collection in the Taipei Art Museum and also as part of several private and company collections. http://lkh.com.hk
4th Place – Karen Terry – “Shore Line”
For several years Karen has been drawn to various types of water media as she explores space and form along with ambiance and energy. She creates her paintings with a form of night/low light images as a means to enter that subtle arena where the eye and psyche meet. Karen states that “I use texture and wash techniques to create subtle inner landscapes. A viewer must slow their eye to look into the painting. My work allows many to experience a meditative state as forms and images emerge.“ http://www.comistkarenterry.com
5th Place – Rosie Udovicic – “The Sea”
Rosie Udovicic, who is professionally known as “Rodeorose”, is a Melbourne, Australia born photographic artist who has an interest in conveying emotional connections with her subjects. Rosie states that “this connection typically involves animals whose survival is under threat, people in candid moments, and with the places that I call home. My works depicting the sea and places on the shore are generally taken right by my homes, either in Melbourne, or way across the seas my second home in Dubrovnik. www.rodeorose.net
Hon. Mention – Lee Bonsper – “Boat House”
Lee Bonsper lives and works in Boca Raton Florida. He is a Graduate of The School of Visual Arts, New York City where he majored in Design & Illustration. He enjoys creating and working in both oils and acrylic mediums. His primary subjects are of landscapes and portraits from his travels in Europe, S.E. Asia and the U.S. Lee is currently is employed as Print Production Project Manager for Large Format Digital Service Bureau. http://www.leebonsperart.com
Hon. Mention – Cynthia Fleury – “Abandoned for Winter”
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 handcoloring, 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
Hon. Mention – Arthur Goldberg – “Blackbeards Cove Tortula”
Arthur Goldberg’s career spans a variety of media and takes him to many countries of the world. His water colors document travels from Bali to Baltimore, from Negril to Corfu. And, in these travels, Arthur has enjoyed interacting with people on a personal level which this then led him to portraiture. Whether in pastel, oil pastel, water color, pen and ink, or pencil, portraiture provides a unique connection between the artist and the subject unlike any other. His website is http://artgoldbergdesigns.com
Hon. Mention – Linda Lowery – “Beach and Grass”
Linda Lowery earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Fine Arts from the George Washington University. She is a full time painter, working both En Plein Air and also in her studio in Alexandria, Virginia. Linda spends spring and fall on Hatteras Island, NC. There, inspired by the beautiful surroundings, she works to capture the immensity, power, and constantly changing face of the sea in both watercolor and oil. www.lindaloweryartist.com
Hon. Mention – Tony Podue – “The Slip”
Tony grew up living near the port of Los Angeles and grew to love the spectacular views of the ocean and sea. His grandfather was a commercial fisherman and his father was a marine clerk. Therefore, because of this the waterfront has always been a part of his life. Tony says that “the paintings I submitted here are representative of the fabulous images I’ve enjoyed in my stay, especially as an artist. I tend to paint what I see, as I see it, and favor acrylics and oils for the vibrant colors and infinite pallets.” www.poduestudio.com