Our art competition for September was the 5th Annual “SeaScapes” and 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s October 2015 online group art exhibition. The “SeaScapes” theme was considered to be any art with the subjects being scenes of coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas and any related seashore subjects for inclusion in this art exhibition.
The Guest Judge for this competition is Mallory Whitfield. She began her journey as a creative entrepreneur in 2004, selling her handmade creations at local craft shows. She has written an e-book about how to make money at craft shows from what she learned during 10+ years of selling at craft shows. Mallory has been blogging at Miss Malaprop since 2006. She offers creative strategy & coaching sessions for "solopreneurs" and indie business owners on topics including blogging, SEO (search engine optimization), WordPress, affiliate marketing, social media marketing (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest), email marketing and more. www.missmalaprop.com
Here are Mallory's thoughts on the entries, “It was hard to pick a winner, as there was such a diverse range of artistic styles. But it was so much fun to look through the submissions and see how differently each artist interpreted the theme of SeaScapes. The theme really resonated with me -- I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and I always feel at home when I'm near the water. All of the entries were beautiful representations of the sea. The participants should all feel very proud of their work!”
This art competition and the submission process and competition for the artists began in August 2015 and concluded on September 26, 2015. The gallery received 419 entries from 18 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Niue, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saint Maarten, Scotland, Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Wales. In addition, the gallery received entries from 27 different states.
Due to the volume of entries, the gallery felt that it was necessary to create two (2) media categories. The media categories are Painting & Other and Photography & Digital. 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 2 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 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 a 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 October 2015 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 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 and Photography & Digital categories. Please go to the results of the SeaScapes 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 SeaScapes 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 3D art, fabric, mixed media, mosaic, line type drawings and various other media. Please go to the results in the SeaScapes 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 SeaScapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.