The gallery’s competition for July 2019 was the 9th Annual “Botanicals” 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 August 2019 online group art exhibition.

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

The gallery received 678 entries from 28 different countries from around the world, as well as from 32 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 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 August 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 “Botanicals” 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 Botanicals 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 Botanicals 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 Botanicals 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 Botanicals Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Carolyn Adams 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.

Carolyn is an award-winning artist based in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Carolyn was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s recent 12th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

 

Artist Biography

Carolyn Adams is a professional artist living in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Although she primarily works in oils, she also works in other mediums. After getting a degree in Fine Arts, she began her career in advertising. She finally decided to fully dedicate her time and energy to Art and moved to Europe.

Carolyn lived in Europe for 20 years. Her exposure to the European culture had a tremendous influence on Carolyn's life and work as an artist. While in Europe, she had several solo exhibitions and participated in a number of group shows.

Upon returning to the States she was unable to financially survive as an artist. Consequently, she returned to work and only painted when she had the time and inspiration to do so.

Upon retiring, she has once again fully devoted herself to art. She has, again, participated in a number of exhibitions and has been successful in selling her paintings through her website. Carolyn believes that her artwork now reflects her growth as an artist as she continues in her career.

 

Artist Statement

For years I have studied and experimented with the Imprimatura technique of the Old Masters. Consequently, I have developed a glazing process which serves as a means to achieve the desired results in my artwork. As an artist I am concerned with concepts of space and its relationship to the extremities of chiaroscuro and color intensity. My subject matter varies between the abstract and realism. I strive to find a statement of balance and awareness, a balance between craftsmanship and spirituality.

Carolyn’s website is www.carolynadams.artspan.com/

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jon Bøe Paulsen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent ninth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Jon will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Jon Bøe Paulsen is an Oslo, Norway based artist. He specializes in creating “Carravaggistic” like portraits.  His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

This solo exhibition will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, Affiliated Sites, Guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of his award package, he will now be featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist.   The LST Artsy.net page will feature 5 pieces of the artist’s art, a small artist statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.

Artsy.net averages 2 million visitors a month and 46% of Artsy users who have purchased art via Artsy started out as art enthusiasts rather than preexisting collectors.

Jon’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1.  Their art.  2.  Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the ninth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Jon’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Jon’s information and to take a look at his hauntingly realistic paintings.  

Artist Biography:

Jon Bøe Paulsen’s (1958) paintings are hauntingly realistic. His impeccable skills give filmic qualities to his works. The artist studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (US) and graduated from the Norwegian State Art Academy in 1984.

His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark add a “carravaggistic” feel. Jon’s success as an artist was translated into various commissions, awards, and publications, including a documentary film on his life.

The artist’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Norway, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.

Artist Statement:

I regard myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where humanity is seen in a new light and painted strongly figuratively. It is important though that such an expression of art moves in a direction where the photograph cannot follow.

The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian chiaroscuro, is light in the darkness. Classical paintings of that order last longer in the eye of the viewer because of their restricted use of color.

That is some of the reasons why I work with plain and few earth colors and very seldom part from that rule unless it is absolutely necessary. I've never forgot that unwritten directive and it was usable in oil, watercolor and charcoal as well. One of them was: "Don't be too tough with your pencil when you draw. Not too much information when you catch the line. Do not underestimate your audience".

This portfolio of Jon Bøe Paulsen contains 25 selected works from a so far 42-year long career.  Jon’s website is www.artrenewal.org/Artist/Index/7440

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Paola Moscatelli has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent eighth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Paola will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Paola Moscatelli is a Panama based artist. Paola specializes in painting bright and colorful figurative and animal art.   She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

This solo exhibition will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, Affiliated Sites, Guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, she will now be featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist.   The LST Artsy.net page will feature 5 pieces of the artist’s art, a small artist statement and their website URL’s as part of the gallery’s overall prize package.

Artsy.net averages 2 million visitors a month and 46% of Artsy users who have purchased art via Artsy started out as art enthusiasts rather than preexisting collectors.

Paola’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition; 1.  Their art.  2.  Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the eighth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Paola’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 15 of her artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Paola’s information and to take a look at her beautiful and stimulating art.

Artist Biography:

My work has always been around the horse and the woman. Surely looking to reflect my passion towards this noble animal and representing me in one way or another. I'm Italian. I rescue horses. I paint what is born to me, what connects me, what I feel. I'm autodidactic.

Art is still a powerful connection to how we express our thoughts and ideas, being a protagonist and source of unpredictable imagination. It opens the door to other worlds, other ways of thinking or simply connects you with something of yours, in the most unexpected way.

The use of materials is varied. Mixed. Elaborate. Often combined with images and color games that together have the purpose of saying something. To provoke the spectator and leave it to his imagination inspires me.

Artist Statement:

The passion for colors and painting is something that I practice from a young age. A little inculcated by my mother and a little from all the traveling; submerging myself into various and completely different cultures.

I come from a cradle swung by the loving arms of a Spanish mother and an Italian father. From a home where the main value is the family and the admiration for the beauty of things found in what is usually taken for granted or unappreciated. A home where to speak with words is not enough. Where the eyes, the hands, the heart and the intonation of the voice mark the difference and reveal origins.

I get here in the most innocent way. With the curiosity to try and know how well accepted my work is. A simple painting filled with color, expression and most of all, emotion. A painting that tries to collect perhaps the past lives or the magical cultures which inspire me in such a way, leading to the creation of this type of artwork.

Thank you for going through this game of art and read me among the many artists that are part of this magical world full of feelings, which leave everything to the interpretation of the viewer. Her Website: https://www.virtualgallery.com/galleries/paola_moscatelli_a1927416

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Anita Marci 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.

Anita Marci is a Hawaiian based painter.  Anita specializes in creating art which depicts Hawaiian wildlife and botanical plants.  Anita was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #8. The placement in this competition qualified her paintings to be showcased in this feature.

Anita’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 Artist Showcase Feature in their various social media networks for further exposure.

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

Artist Biography:

Anita Marci is an Award-Winning professional fine artist who began her illustrious career at the age of ten when she won her first Art Award and became a published artist. Originally from Pennsylvania, Marci graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Communication Design. After graduation, she immediately took her new position as an illustrator and designer in a high profile New York City design firm after a whirlwind trip to Europe visiting seven countries in three weeks.

In 1985, upon receiving a painting commission of sixty watercolors for "Everlastings - The Complete Book of Wildflowers," the artist left the design firm and Anita Marci Studios was established. The successful Park Avenue Art Studio specialized in Commercial Product and Package Design for the Cosmetics, Fragrance, Publishing and Textile Industries. Clientele included Celebrities and the world’s largest Corporations such as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Elizabeth Taylor, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Halston-Borghese, Revlon, Lancome, Unilever, Nine West, and Springmaid. June of 2015 marked thirty exciting years in business for this dynamic art studio.

In New York, in 1998, Anita Marci became a Fine Arts Instructor and an active art exhibitor showing her Award-Winning Watercolor paintings. By January 2003, when she relocated to Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, she was a nationally known and respected Art Workshop Instructor. On Maui, she taught privately and at the Hui No'eau Art Center, the Art School at Kapalua, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, and the Maui Marriott- where she was the artist-in-residence. Her commission work soon flourished while exhibiting her fine art at four of Lahaina's top galleries.

Marci’s mission statement is to create beautiful Fine Art that enhances and unifies the environment to make a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. In 2007, her images landed a major commission of over twenty original paintings for ESPN Television Celebrity Chris Berman and his wife Katherine. These loyal collectors now own more than forty Marci originals in their three homes.

In 2010, Marci's Watercolors and Acrylics were featured in “Studios” which is a Special Annual Edition of the American Artist Magazine. In December 2012, Marci was a TV guest on “Life on Maui.” In 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2016 twenty-five top galleries across the Nation awarded a total of ten American Art Awards to Marci. In 2016, Marci earned a First Place award, making her the best Floral Non-realistic artist in the world. Art Business News selected her as a Top Emerging Artist in 2014 and featured her in their International Magazine. This artist earned twenty International Art Awards in 2015 and most recently, in July of 2016, her “Three Umbrellas” painting won fifth place overall and third place in the painting category in the Light Space and Time Seasons competition. She enjoyed her position as Artist-in-Residence at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and at the iconic Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in 2015 and 2016.

American Art Collector – Juried Competition of New Work has featured Marci’s art in their 2014, 2015, and 2016 publications. Marci's paintings are also included in the 2014 edition of International Contemporary Masters. Her work is represented in the 2015 edition of the Blink Art Resource Book. Art Business News magazine presented the artist in their Spring and Fall issues of 2014.

Anita Marci was accepted and exhibited as an individual artist at the prestigious Art Expo New York Show in April 2014. Artblend Gallery began representing Marci's acrylic on canvas paintings in June of 2014 in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida Gallery. In December of 2014, she exhibited her work in the dynamic Spectrum Miami show to great acclaim. In November of 2015, Anita showed in the Joshua Tree National Park Juried Exhibition at the 29 Palms Gallery. In 2017, her art was juried into and presented at the exciting Art Comes Alive Annual Exhibition hosted by Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Artist Statement:

The purity of expression is the constant objective of my art. I distill the essence of my subjects and portray them with as little detail as possible. Solid values are established out of gradations. The enhancement of contrast and separation of shapes is part of the complex and challenging editing process that informs my work. This leads me to an economy of form and a profusion of bold, smooth, color guiding the viewer to see ordinary objects in a streamlined, yet extraordinary way. I have a relationship with everything I paint, which provides the work with an authenticity of personal experience - the story behind the art. The intersection where representation meets abstraction intrigues me completely. My paintings express my fascination with visually consuming objects of usefulness and pleasure.  

Anita's Website:  http://www.anitatheartist.com

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Tim Black 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.

Tim Black is a Wisconsin based figurative and landscape painter.  In his works Tim’s aim is to convey the beauty and softness of the female form.  Tim was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #7. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature. 

Tim Black’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 550+ News Outlets, Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC TV) & Radio Sites and inclusion on Google News & Bing News.  In addition, we will also be featuring and promoting his art in our various social media networks for further exposure. 

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

Artist Biography:

Tim Black began painting & drawing landscapes of the Texas Gulf Coast when he was around 10 years old. Growing up with dyslexia and finding the written word to be a confusing ordeal, the world had become much more visual to him.

He was awarded a full scholarship to the Arkansas arts center in 1965 and continued there until 1968, graduating with a triple major. He also attended, with a full scholarship, the Peninsula School of Art and the Aspen School of Art in the summers of 1966 and ’67. His education consisted of intense study of the human figure in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

In the 1980’s, he taught himself large format photography and spent 10 years pursuing that interest. He then returned to painting with different attitude toward painting the still life, portraits, and landscapes. In 2012, Tim decided to move away from the art scene after having shown in galleries in DC, Chicago and St. Louis. He moved to a very small town in northern Wisconsin where he hoped to delve into whatever might interest him as a painter.

In a sense, Tim was reinventing himself as an artist. He found that painting the female figure was a challenge to which he wanted to devote his efforts. On average he has spent up to 100 hours on a painting layering in glazes of oil color. The aim is to create a realistic image that engages the viewer and hopefully make them think about the art that is before them.

This past October he decided to take on only 6 paintings over the course of the winter. He had a set size of 20 x 20 inches and the subject was female portraits. He has just now completed the last two.

Artist Statement:

Jean-Paul Sartre said, "in the relationship between the will to create and the finished work, no one can say what tomorrows painting will look like.” Through the ages there have been painters that we all look at and wonder, how did they accomplish that? As the years have gone by some of those questions have been answered. We borrow from each other out of admiration for what another has achieved.

In the craft of my painting my aim is to convey the beauty and softness of the female form. The key to success is to establish a palette that will capture that dazzling sensual nature they possess. I find the music of Arvo Part helps create a tranquil mood in my studio that in the early stages of a new painting helps me to generate a quietness in the figure. By keeping the colors soft and blending the edges, I use many layers of color with the intent to convey the figures inner warmth.

Each painting leads to the next and I usually have three paintings in different stages of completion. This allows me time to layer color and to work out problems. Painting keeps my mind active and engaged in the examination of excellence.

Like most artists I see my mistakes and sometimes that over shadows my efforts; but every once in a while I produce something that amazes even me, and those are the times I live for.

Tim’s website is: gtimblack.com

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