Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that James McRoberts has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

James is an award-winning artist based in Kentucky, USA. He was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 17th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

James’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting his artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are James’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Jimmy McRoberts is a professional trained artist with an associate degree in Photography and has been shooting Photography for the last twelve years. First starting out in Commercial and Editorial Photography he moved over to Landscape and Nature Photography about 6 years ago. Focusing on capturing the beauty of the natural world and showing everyone places that they may never see. He moved from Indiana to Kentucky in 2015 and now travels through the Appalachia Mountains capturing images for everyone to see. Being featured in several art gallery and shows, even being in a solo show in 2015, he now shows his work through galleries and in magazines that are published internationally. Recently he has been included in Landscape Photography Magazine and Nature Photography Magazine. He is a field contributor to Nature Photography Magazine and loves to teach others the beauty of being a photographer.

His work is a combination of capturing a specific moment and wanting his viewers to see what he sees. His saying his “I seek the natural wonders of the world, taking me to mountains, rivers, and waterfalls from all around. I want people to see the beauty and moment that I capture for everyone. From the lonely flower to the largest mountain peak.”

He has had two gallery shows in 2020 and building his audience on Facebook and Instagram. When he isn’t busy, shooting photography is spending time with his girlfriend and his fur family they have.

Artist Statement

Going on an Adventure: In the Mountains

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Words that could never be truer, life is an adventure. While I am always sharing my adventure with the same person, our destination is never the same as we travel the United States. Going to State Parks, National Forest, and National Parks. Capturing images from the highest points to the lowest of valleys. These moments are more the memories of a trip here and there, they are moments of these amazing places that people may have forgotten about or that people fail to see at the right time.

The photography process is two-fold, creating images with a vision in my head of what it will look like. Shooting several images at various locations and capturing different details to make sure the moment, light, and shadows are all where I want them. After processing them in the digital darkroom, finishing touches are made and comes the images that are produced.

I seek the natural wonders of the world, taking me to mountains, rivers, and waterfalls from all around. I want people to see the beauty and moment that I capture for everyone. From the lonely flower to the largest mountain peak.

James’s website is www.mcrobertsphoto.com.   

The gallery’s competition for September 2020 was the 10th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, artists, (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s October 2020 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Landscapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in August 2020 and concluded on September 26, 2020.

The gallery received 740 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.   

The exhibition has been divided into two media categories - Painting & Other Media and Photography & Digital Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from all the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of 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.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of October 2020. 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 10th Annual “Landscapes” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Landscapes 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 Landscapes Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media 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, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other 2D and 3D media, including 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art.. Please go to the results in the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Media Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media 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, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Laurie Snow Hein has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Laurie is an award-winning artist based in Florida, USA. Laurie was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 16th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Laurie’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Laurie’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Laurie Snow Hein has been painting since first grade when she first picked up a paintbrush and watched the bright paint colors dripping down the paper. It was love at first stroke. Her parents had convinced her that is was impossible to make a career as an artist; but, it was in her DNA. Both parents, brother, grandmother were multi-talented in the arts. At age twelve she started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator, famous for “Tales From the Crypt.” Her high school teacher encouraged her to apply for a scholarship which that she received from Columbus College of Art and Design. She decided to major in Industrial design to be practical. At the end of her first year, Laurie was the first freshmen at CCAD to be awarded the Katherine M. Tuttle Scholarship.

After college, she married considering art as a pass time. Six children later at age 40, she was suddenly in need of supporting her family by herself. Her strength was the arts, portrait painting primarily, so she immediately started advertising to paint portraits. Her garage was converted to a teaching studio. She took a job instructing art in all mediums, teaching at two local country clubs. When her paintings of children and animals were noticed by a national publisher, her career in art licensing and reproductions was launched. God blessed her and provided the opportunities and ability to support her family with artistic talent. Had it not been for the necessity of using her artistic abilities she would have never grown to be the artist she is today.

Working 30 years as a professional artist, teacher, licensed artist, illustrator, showing at art festival circuits, Laurie now shows primarily in Florida. Her subject is concentrated on local landscapes, beaches, botanicals, wildlife. The beauty and variety of God’s creation is all the inspiration needed when exploring the amazing world there is to enjoy. Large paintings making you feel in the moment are her forte. Although very realistic, her brushstrokes are bold, rich with colors, transparent glazing, textures, and energetic. You feel like you could almost step into the painting. The pace was so fast and demanding for many years that there wasn’t time to consider entering competitions for awards. Now at 70 plus there is a focus to share her art more with her peers and enter competitions creating greater value for her many collectors.

Traveling is a passion, while she searches out the heart of locations to paint. In 2019 Laurie traveled across the US on a 90-day trip starting a new collection of artwork representing our National Parks. Contact her directly from her website for originals and commissions or custom made giclee reproductions. Follow her art and videos on Instagram and Facebook and collections on Pinterest.

Artist Statement

The mystique and natural beauty of Florida are the elements that inspire me to bring a canvas to life by capturing a special time of day that is magical. Painting the raw splendor and energy of Florida’s natural environment allows me as an artist to introduce the observer of my artwork to the wonderment I feel when observing God’s craftsmanship. By creating a painting of clouds, ocean, landscape, or birds unique to Florida on canvas, I can bring to life the light and inspiration that makes my work and spirit come alive with beauty, color, emotion. This passion is driven by the desire to create realistic expressions depicting the divine majesty of God’s creations often found only a short drive civilization. It is in quiet places and natural environments, away from crowds, traffic, buildings, that we find peace and inspiration in nature to restore our energy and soul. I paint this tropical paradise to bring it back home for others to savor and enjoy.

Laurie’s website is www.laurieheinartist.com.   

The gallery’s competition for May 2019 was the 9th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s June 2019 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Landscapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition.   The submission process and competition for the artists began in April 2019 and concluded on May 27, 2019.

The gallery received 572 entries from 22 different countries from around the world, as well as from 31 different states.   

The exhibition has been divided into three media categories.  Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital and 3 Dimensional Art categories.  In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from the media categories.

The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of 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.

To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images.

Artists can now post their images directly to their social media networks (See lower left-hand side of the Lightbox).  In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the X at the upper right side of the Lightbox in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.

All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2019. 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 9th Annual “Landscapes” 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 the Photography & Digital media categories. Please go to the results of the Landscapes 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 Landscapes Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.

Painting & Other Category – This media 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, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface.

In addition, this category also includes any fabric, mixed media, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the Landscapes Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.

Photography & Digital Category – This media 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, this category also includes most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the Landscapes 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  Landscapes Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

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