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 winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of December 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 “Seasons” 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 “Seasons” 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 Seasons Art Exhibition Main Page Here.
1st Place – Michael Schertz – “Cabin in Fall”
Michael is a photographer from Eatonville, Washington. He has been exploring wild places for many years and now he is photographing them for last 5 years. It is Michael’s passion to view and record the dynamic and amazing natural world as he tries to capture the moment and share with others the light and magic that he sees and experiences on his adventures.
Michael states that “a fine art photograph is a culmination of inspired artistry and my technical proficiency. The integration of technical and artistry provides the viewer with a memorable experience. The lack of either component can leave the viewer missing the vision and intent of the image.” His website is www.dynamic-earth-photos.com
2nd Place – Nihal Kececi – “Vancouver Zapp”
Nihal Kececi is a Turkish born artist now living and creating in Maryland. She works in acrylics, oils and pastels and creates her works in a large scale. She has been generating a consistent body of work as a professional artist and taking classes at the Washington Studio School in Washington, DC and the Yellow Barn Studio, MD since 2004. Despite Nihal’s talent in art, over the years she studied physics and nuclear engineering and worked in the software analysis field in the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, one of her mentors recommended that she devote herself exclusively to painting. Over the span of her career as a professional artist, she has experimented both with premeditated and spontaneous painting processes. Nihal’s website is www.nihalart.com
3rd Place – Jon Holiday – “Portland Head Light In Winter”
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 9, and has received numerous awards for his images.
Jon 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. www.photosbyjon.com
4th Place – Roxanne Fawcett – “Summer-on-the-Loire”
Roxanne Fawcett is a designer and artist living and working in the Seattle area. She is the owner of RGFawcett Design and co-owner of The Roving Gallery. She paints in a quasi-representational style, interpreting nature with intense color and a whimsical sense of humor.
Roxanne states this about her art, “I paint in acrylics in what would be called a representational style. Landscape, still life, animals, flowers … Nature in all its forms are my inspiration. My creative insight has taken form in many mediums — from doodling as a kid to stained glass, graphic design, residential and landscape architecture, ceramics and, of course, painting.” www.rgfawcettdesign.com
5th Place – Julian Wheat – “December Frost over St. Cyprien France”
Julian Wheat is a lifetime world traveler and a totally self-taught artist who now works primarily in acrylics and also with colored pencils. At the present, he is perfecting pet portraitures, but his specialty and love is in creating wildlife portraits. Recently, he was a finalist in the BBC International Wildlife Artist of the Year for 2012. In addition, Julian is affiliated with the “Maison des Artistes” in Paris and he now lives and creates his art in the southwest of France. www.julianwheat.com
6th Place – Marti White – “Pair of Birch”
Marti White is a mixed media artist from Tucson, AZ who works in several media including mixed media, watercolor, collage and assemblage. Marti is president of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona, a members of SAWG, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tucson Museum of Art and CAS and PaperWorks. Marti show locally and nationally.
Marti States the following about her art, “I have always been interested in creative expression, whether in the home or the studio. My early work was in watercolor, but since moving to the Southwest I have found working in acrylic and mixed media better suited to the climate and the lifestyle of the new environment which differs so much from the upper Midwest. I focus on getting what is in my unconscious mind onto the painting giving my work a spiritual connection that is both personal and interesting to the viewer.” www.combymartiwhite.com
7th Place – Ken Greenwood – “Pennsylvanian Fall”
Ken Greenwood is a photographer from Newark, Delaware. Ken states this about his art, “I have always had a fetish for photography, always loved exploring, and gadgets. And I believe in magic – the kind of magic that only one person can make for another. I can point a box, press a button and create a feeling within you; that really is magic to me.”
Ken has recently received four awards for his photography, and was called upon by Creative Quarterly and King’s Calendars to be published. www.augenstudios.com
8th Place – C. Asheley Kapelewski – “Harbinger of Spring”
C. Asheley Kapelewski is an artist from Vermont. She says this about her art, “My paintings mostly depict my beautiful native New England, taking people on a virtual tour to places I’ve found while kayaking or hiking. I find watercolor an exciting way to transcribe my experiences. I am self-taught in this medium, following careers in graphic design, horticulture and silversmithing.”
Along with her spouse they live off-grid in the mountains of Northern Vermont, surrounded by the wild and rural scenes which she loves to paint. www.trailmagicstudio.com
9th Place – Robert Bridges – “3rd Ave Maple”
Robert Bridges is a Colorado based photographer. Robert states this about his art “I was educated in the “backyard school” of photography and am largely self-taught. Still, I owe gratitude to Minor White, Edward Weston, Ernest Hass and Freeman Patterson for inspiration, and to Dency Kane, Ian Adams, and Nancy Rotenberg for encouraging me and helping me learn to shoot from the heart.”
He is a former member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and he spent many years working as an editorial, stock, and commercial photographer. He also has taught photography at various community colleges in Colorado and New Mexico, and his artworks have been published in numerous publications. www.RBridgesImagery.com
10th Place – Michael Wilson – “Past and Present”
Michael Wilson studied photography at the University of Oregon under Milton Halberstadt. Michael became inspired by the abstract work of Brett Weston, Edward Weston and many others. While inspired by the work of artists who worked in black and white, Michael works primarily in color. Line and form are two elements Michael looks for when selecting images to make. Michael’s award winning abstract photography has been included in numerous juried shows over the past 30 years. www.theperfectedimage.com