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.
The winning artists will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of January 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 4th Annual “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 section for further ongoing promotion.
The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have digital “Seasons” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue and Press Releases sent to the winning artists within the next week or so. Thank you to all of the artists who participated and for being a part of the gallery. To return to the Seasons Home Page here.
1st Place – Overall – Cynthia Fleury – “Winter Waves”
Cynthia Fleury is a Minnesota photographic artist. Her passion is experimental photography and creative processes/mixed media and techniques such as digital/acrylic painting, infrared photography, light painting, digital hand coloring, and other techniques.
Cynthia studied art and over the years 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. Her digital artistry began in 2004 when digital image capture became a more viable art form than traditional film photography. She most recently has been combining the photography with the traditional physical painting art form.
Cynthia’s work has been in many exhibitions and is in collections throughout the world. Recent exhibitions include The Viridian Artists Gallery NYC, NAWA Gallery NYC, New York Center for Photographic Arts, World Photographic Gala Awards Malaga Spain, Bloomington Center for Theater & Arts MN, Hopkins Center for the Arts MN, and Arts in Harmony MN. Her website is www.cynthiafleury.com
2nd Place – Overall – Christine Brandell – “No. 7 Summer”
Chris Brandell is a contemporary artist based in Vienna, Virginia. Through her abstract paintings, she seeks to interpret the complexity of the human dynamic from both a personal standpoint and a social perspective while revealing her fundamental desire to explore color.
She is influenced by artists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Marisa Purcell and she experiments with the application of oil and acrylic paint color to canvas. She uses hue, intensity, texture and composition to reflect an individual experience (visual, felt, or perceived) for her audience. She believes that her artistic passion is tangible and that her paintings reflect the tactile reality that is the inspiration for the work.
From her studio in Vienna, she creates small wet-on-wet oil paintings daily while working on large-scale oil and acrylic pieces over extended periods of time. Among her favorite tools are knives, large-format brushes and high quality Golden Acrylic and Gamblin Oil Paints and Mediums. Chris’ work has been exhibited on both the East and West Coasts and resides in several private collections. Chris was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) in 2014. Her website is www.chrisbrandell.com
3rd Place – Overall – Danielle Austen – “Family”
Danielle Austen is a documentary fine art photographer specializing in intimate portraits of the environment. She was trained in the traditional fine arts of painting, sculpture, drawing and photography where she received her BFA from Cornell University. She worked as a graphic designer for seven years before attending the master’s program at the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in photojournalism.
Working for newspapers and magazines, her editorial work has been published locally, regionally and nationally including Life Magazine’s 2002 “The Year in Pictures.” Returning to her fine art roots, she has combined her skills and training and has participated in over three dozen national juried exhibits, a joint show at the Atrium Gallery in Morristown, NJ, a solo exhibit, “Portraits of the Glades” at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center Gallery at the Everglades National Park in March 2014, and her series of the “Kenai Peaks” of Alaska are on exhibit as part of Art Around the Park in Morristown, NJ from June 27- Nov 21, 2014. In the past two years she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Everglades National Park, the Vermont Studio Center where she received a full Fellowship and most recently at Acadia National Park.
She has won many awards, both in her photojournalism work and fine art work. This past year Danielle was a national winner of Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n” photo competition with Director Ron Howard. Celebrity director, Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, chose her winning image to help inspire his short film, “Evermore” which premiered October 2013 in NYC.
Danielle describes her creative process, “As a documentary fine artist trained both in photojournalism and in the fine arts, I am bound to seek honesty in my subjects and to communicate the spirituality of the moment. My work focuses on unexpected views of the landscape… and to tell their story. I search for what many may see as ordinary and discover the extraordinary.”
Danielle continues her thoughts, “Over the years, I have found beauty in many unforeseen places. I am constantly surprised at the ability of nature to create amazingly beautiful abstract imagery through the interplay of light, pattern, color, and movement. The effects can be surreal, and even ethereal. I believe these images are pathways into the unexpected depth of the natural world, a world I work to document.” http://danielleausten.com
4th Place – Overall – Jazmyn Hall – “African Spring in Ripples”
Until Jazmyn Hall’s freshman year in college, she had no artistic experience. Throughout high school, she focused on math and science, even participating on engineering competition teams. Fine art was the furthest thing from her mind. That all changed when some close friends putting together a rock concert were in need of publicity materials. With no experience whatsoever, Jazmyn volunteered to design posters and immediately fell in love with the artistic process.
Jazmyn dove into the world of digital fine art and soon began creating pieces including motorcycles turned into splashes, faces constructed out of hundreds of words, and cityscapes reconstructed out of tens of thousands of postage stamps.
Jazmyn is inspired by time spent doing humanitarian work in France and Ghana as well as well as the wide variety of landscapes in her home state of Utah. Her artistic ambition can be summed up by one idea: that a work of art should have different layers of interest from fifty feet, five feet, and five inches away. Each piece typically inspired by a single moment or a feeling, but her pieces are very detailed, spending over a hundred hours on most pieces.
Her favorite medium for her digitally constructed pieces is brushed aluminum. Her passion for music, literature, math, and anatomy provides an innovative perspective that allows for incredible detail beyond what is visible at first impression. www.jazmynhall.com
5th Place – Overall – Sally Tuttle – “Summer Rose”
Sally Tuttle is an artist living and working in the Monterey area of California. At this time Sally is working with acrylics and encaustics creating non-objective paintings and mixed media collage, she considers her current work to be influenced by her admiration of the American Abstraction Expressionists from the 1950’s. Sally received her BA in interior design with a focus on furniture design from Cornish Institute in Seattle. Soon after graduation Sally started painting and continued painting while working with clients on various interior design projects. During these years painting was done “as time permits” and Sally discovered that if you paint when time permits sometimes you do not paint at all.
In 2004 Sally took a painting workshop for inspiration and motivation and Sally has been painting regularly ever since. www.sallytuttle.com
6th Place – Overall – Ken Bennison – “Birch Creek”
Ken Bennison was born in 1948, in Kearney, Ontario, Canada. As a young boy Ken moved to the Sudbury District with his family. He graduated from Cambrian College as a Civil Engineering Technician. In 1980, he was hired on with then, E B Eddy at their sawmill in Nairn Centre. Ken became a Sawyer and retired after 28 years of service.
Ken states this about his photography, “My work is more of an art form. When on location I am always looking for compositions to be had. The most key element is lighting. This is what turns that ordinary photo into a piece of fine art. I am aware of what is happening around me in terms of lighting and color. I only photograph at daybreak and evening. This is when you find that dramatic lighting.
Ken continues his thoughts, “Nature and the wilderness is my source of inspiration. I have spent most of my life in wilderness settings. Nature to me is a spiritual thing. It drives my motions to capture what I see and what I want to see. I hope that when people observe my work that they will appreciate what nature has out there instead of trying to destroy it. The bottom line of all this is that I enjoy canoeing, hiking, portaging and camping. The capture of a scenic location is a bonus.” His website is http://kenben.org/
7th Place – Overall – Junghoon Lee – “Light through the Trees”
Junghoon Lee was born in South Korea and began painting at an early age. He studied at the Illustration and Industrial Design in Seoul, South Korea. He eventually came to America to further study Illustration but this where he found his interest in Fine Arts Painting. He is now focusing in that discipline at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
Junghoon expects to finish his BFA degree and will graduate in 2014. He continues to develop a specific style and further his studies in traditional portraiture, and landscape paintings. http://cargocollective.com/jlee1770
8th Place – Overall – Jody Lane – “Florida Winter Wonderland”
Jody Lane is a relatively new photographer. She began with landscapes, wild animals and flora and has won several awards for her photography. Jody recently received Merit Awards from the Professional Photographers Guild of the Palm Beaches.
Recently, Mrs. Lane’s photograph entitled, “Mr. Mac’s Tree,” was chosen by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to hang on display in the Palm Beach International Airport. It was a wonderful experience for the artist and her family. The photograph has historical significance as it captures a 2014 view of the tree that was planted in 1960 by Mr. John D. MacArthur, the founder of the City of Palm Beach Gardens, to symbolize the entrance to his new city. The tree still stands tall today!
Jody is an attorney who has given up the black and white world she knew, and as a result, her photographs are awash in vibrant color. Her favorite mediums for her printed works are acrylic and metal, as she prefers capturing a three dimensional feel. Living in South Florida, she happily photographs the tropical world in which she lives.
Jody earns a living through her architectural and real estate photography. She works for several well-known virtual tour companies and many well-known builders and realtors are her clients.
Jody’s environmental portraits can be found on National Geographic at http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/member/408154047514. Her website, which includes a good sampling of her work is on Fine Art America at www.jolanephotos.com.
9th Place – Overall – Melinda Moore – “Rainy Road in Autumn”
Melinda Moore resides in Florida but has spent much of her life traveling and living abroad, her camera is her constant companion. Observation of people and nature has been her lifelong fascination and she started capturing moments in split second clicks when just eighteen years old. With the new digital age her vision has expanded, she enjoys adding personal, slightly surreal alternative techniques, using texture montage and composite.
Melinda states the following about her photography, “Light is the essence of spirit in its purest form, so it is a key ingredient in my art. A fleeting expression, a bird taking wing, clouds and sea; everything is transient and everything is permanent when captured by the camera. My desire is to bring a certain soulfulness to my work that engages the viewer”
Since 2008 when she began exhibiting her work, she has received many awards, exhibited in universities, museums and is in many private collections. She was recently invited to join the National Association of Women Artists. Her website is www.photoartbymelinda.com
10th Place – Overall – Maria Woithofer – “Violet Tulip”
Maria Woithofer was born in Poland. Maria’s aesthetic was radically altered when she moved to Greece. Her experiences there, especially of Santorini Island, have become an abiding passion in her painting life.
Maria has been painting for five years. She considers herself an amateur, self-taught painter. She often uses natural black sand from Santorini beaches or its red, black or white sea stones and shells in her work.
She began painting in oils, which is still her primary medium, but now she is also branching out into other mediums, such as acrylics.
At the beginning of 2013, she became a member of www.paintbasket.com where artists, Nolan Clark, and his father, David, provide her with valuable instruction.
In 2013 she submitted two paintings to the National Competition “Las i Czlowiek” and her work was selected for their exhibition. In 2014, three of her paintings were selected for the XX National Amateur Contest Ignacego Bienka Exhibition.
Maria attained a Technical degree from Warsaw Technical University in 1986. Her goal is to someday to paint full-time. Maria’s email address is email@example.com