The gallery’s competition for May 2021 was the 11th Annual “Animals” 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 June 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Animals” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in April 2021 and concluded on May 27, 2021.

The gallery received 895 entries from 29 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.   

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 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 June 2021. 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 11th Annual “Animals” 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 Animals 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 Animals 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 Animals 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 Animals 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the Animals Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Irene Sirko 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.

Irene is an award-winning artist based in Canada. Irene was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 18th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

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

Artist Biography

Irene’s sculpture plays an especially important part in her life. She always needed to express her artistic feelings. For many years, she had searched to find the right medium for 3-dimensional work. From the very first time she placed her hands on stone to sculpt, she was captivated. The freedom that comes with creating what she feels is enlightening and a perfect outlet for her creativity. Though Irene sculpted exclusively by hand for many years, she now includes the use of power tools. This enables her to expand how she sculpts and thereby create more interesting sculptures. Her art training includes Toronto School of Art, Wilfrid Laurier University, Haliburton School of Arts and private studies. She continuously experiences other media to expand her basis for creativity. Her style is to create sculptures that are simple, diverse and organic in nature.

Artist Statement

Irene’s sculptures are a response to life’s balance between control and freedom. Working with a structurally challenging medium, she utilizes a visceral and intuitive process to work the stone into free forms, constantly testing her own understanding of structure, movement and flow as she perceptively feels for the stone’s ability to accept or reject her applications. Intrinsic to her artistic practice is the sculpture’s simplicity, diversity of shape and organic state. Through constant sensorial reactions, such as touch and sight, Irene curates an immersive experience for her viewers.

Irene’s website is www.irenesirko.com

The gallery’s competition for January 2021 was the 11th Annual “CityScapes” 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 February 2021 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “CityScapes” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition. The submission process and competition for the artists began in December 2020 and concluded on January 27, 2021.

The gallery received 613 entries from 23 different countries from around the world, as well as from 29 different states and the District of Columbia.   

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 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 February 2021. 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 11th Annual “CityScapes” 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 CityScapes 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 that can be used to create 3-dimensional art. Please go to the results in the CityScapes Art Exhibition “3 Dimensional Art Category” here.

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Ani Mollereau has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Ani 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.

Ani is an award-winning artist based in Ireland. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Ani will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Ani’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 16th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Ani’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her sculptures. We hope that you will take the time to read Ani’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography:

Ani Mollereau was born in Dublin. She is a wife and mother of four children. She is a sculptor and has exhibited extensively. Ani has won broad acceptance from the arts world and many prizes for her work, including the Oireachtas sculpture prize.

Her materials are bronze, silver and bog oak. Her techniques cover an extensive range from the rock strength of Giacometti and Henry Moore, to a delicacy born of a feminism that transcends gender to communicate on a spiritual level.

From the maternal power of bronze pieces to the mixture of earthiness and spirituality found in the bog oak and silver collection entitled “Women in Celtic mythology”, to the extraordinary jewelry collection entitled “Life’s secrets”. She has a great love of horses and animals and she has an affinity with them, which she expresses through her art. The power and delicacy of Ani’s work tells us with certainty there is much, much more to life than mundane existence.

Artist Statement:

“Where the Spirit works with the hands there is art”

With my sculptures, my aim is to inspire people who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty at a glance through their, tactile and visual simplicity and I want to challenge the spectator’s imagination. Through my sculpture, I free my Spirit that is within and tell my story. However, I also want the viewer to be inspired to see their story too. That is my motivation to create. My inspiration is life and the world around me, the visible and the invisible, expressing emotion, imagination, identity, story, life force and nature. As I work the clay, I am immersed in the energy of creation and we grow together. My art is my life.

Ani can be reached via her Email.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Hugo Martínez Rapari 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.

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

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

Artist Biography

Award-winning artist Hugo Martínez Rapari lives and works in his hometown Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay. Born in 1964, he has been in a quest for art throughout all of his life. He started doing amateur drawing at an early age and then he started pursuing a formal and thorough training in arts.

In the 90s, after obtaining a C.P.A. Degree from Uruguayan State University, Martínez Rapari traveled around South and North America, learning about the essence and simplicity of the continent. During this trip, he started sensing how the countless bright and vibrant colors pervade onlookers with a certain feeling of unusual joy, vitality and coolness.

In the following years, Martínez Rapari set out to create with glass, studied glass fusing and did pottery moulds for glass with Argentinean renowned artists Miguel Diez and Rita Neumann. He attended art courses at important international studios, museums, universities and institutions of different countries, including MOMA of New York City, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Ateneo de Montevideo, NODE Berlín, among others.

Martínez Rapari’s glasswork examines the opposing aesthetic notions of dimensionality and flatness. His creativity is bound by a strong philosophical nature, the lasting quest to breathe in life and explore every treasure to be found. He has developed a unique visual method of sharing these and other daily insights in a style that is decidedly bold, graphic, and colorful. He takes imagery to another level by using overlapping or juxtaposed glass panels, creating new visual realities as the viewer shifts from one perspective to another. Using discarded glass with a modified kiln fused technique, his work feels grounded, having a strong connection to the earth, yet manifests a light airiness through each rounded form.

The contrasts created by each of these elements give Martínez Rapari’s artwork a modern yet primeval quality. Space, absence of form, and shadow become shifting elements of the composition. Much like one of his favorite subjects, the seaside, Martínez Rapari’s art is subject to powerful elemental movements. This means much to his design, for nature is his muse and its influence rests at the core of his being with no pretense and no ego. Nature has “imperfect and complete beauty than needs no beautifiers, labels or identities in order to be”, he explains. To Martínez Rapari, however, the environment and human world are two sides of the same coin. His approach bestows the same significance to a lowly shell on the beach as to a human or plant inhabitant; either is a remarkable form to be explored and appreciated both visually and philosophically. This sensibility is the impulse behind much of his creative life and leaves him open to whatever crosses his path.

Martínez Rapari’s practice is informed by an intuitive and experimental approach to different art languages (glass sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography, digital art, installation and video art). His work has been exhibited worldwide and published in books and magazines. His artworks are represented in numerous international art collections.

Artist Statement

My mother, Violeta, was the first woman in Uruguay that learned blown glass when working at a factory in the 50s. As an emotional connection, I was enthralled by the possibilities glass offers. Its characteristics make it intriguing and yet poetic.

Glass lets me express -in an almost magical way- my spirituality and beauty -without resorting perfection nor conditionings- that all human beings have. It brightness and luminosity speak of permanence, light and wisdom. Just like art, it is put together and then broken down time and again. Glass molecules change, break apart and come together reorganizing themselves through heat, like a timeless unruffled embrace. The results are one of kind, unique, changeable and ethereal pieces. They are all about self-acceptance.

Like our divine human essence they are matchless as a mathematic uniqueness theorem of the true being existential paradigm. My body of work explores personal, community and country identity and the complex relationship between humans and the environment while simultaneously reflecting back into my own childhood memories.

Hugo’s website is www.hugomartinezrapari.webnode.com.uy.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Mira DeMartino has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 14th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Mira 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.

Mira is an award-winning artist based in New Jersey, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Mira will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Mira’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 12th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Mira’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her AlumixArt™ Mixed Media sculptures.  We hope that you will take the time to read Mira’s information and to take a look at her artwork.

Artist Biography

A decade ago Mira developed her own technique of sculpting she calls AlumixArt™ Mixed Media, which consists mostly of aluminum. Using this technique, she explores the area of modern spirituality. She challenges the viewers to connect with their potential of self-empowerment through art. Mira has a Masters in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland and an MBA from University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland. Her artwork can be found in private collections in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Singapore and the United States.

Artist Statement

I believe in self-empowerment. I believe that what we see around us influences our mental attitude. I create sculptures as a tool for self-empowerment, and I call them "Artfirmations". I believe that seeing the Artfirmation sculpture daily at home or the office is like a repeated visual affirmation statement, in a beautiful piece of art.

Mira’s website is www.mirademartino.com.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Jim Harman 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.

Jim is a sculptor and jeweler based in Oregon. For more than 30 years, Jim worked in the jewelry trade. As a lapidary artist, Jim cut stones for his jewelry designs and his bronze sculptures feature stones that he has cut. 

Jim was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #11. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.

Jim’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 photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

 

Artist Biography

Jim grew up in southern California. He graduated from Long Beach State College, Long Beach California, in 1967 with a BA in fine art. Through the 70's, Jim continued to paint. During that time, Jim started cutting cabochons. A cabochon is a style of cutting semiprecious gem material and has a flat back and a domed top. Most often agates and jaspers are cabochons cuts. With a large collection of cabochons, it was time for Jim to learn how to make jewelry. With some help from other jewelers, the learning experience began.

In the early 80's, Jim took a number of classes at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. For 30 years, Jim worked in the jewelry trade. Part of the process of creating custom jewelry included carving wax models to be cast by the lost wax casting process. The creation of wax models for jewelry and bronze sculpture are much the same. The transition was seamless. As a lapidary artist, Jim's bronze pieces showcase his stones.  

 

Artist Statement

I have two bodies of work. In my earlier work, the PRIMORDIAL RECOLLECTIONS series, I used animal bones for the foundation of my pieces. As animal bones have a sculptural quality on their own, I gave them a new identity. Not just bones. While these pieces are highly modified, they provide an opportunity to showcase the stones that I have cut.

My current focus is on bowls and vases. Most often, a vase has one hole and is the same on all sides. Expanding on that concept, I am making vases that have two sides. Each side has a different look. Some of my vases have multiple holes. Typically, my vases are about two inches thick, front to back. If you tire of looking at one side, you can turn it around. Two different looks in one vase.

Jim's art can be seen at the following websites:

BRONZE: www.jimharmanbronzesculpture.com

CABOCHONS: www.finedesignercabochons.com

SILVER WORK: www.finedesignercabochons.com/silver-mounted-saddle

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent 11th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Phyllis 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.

Phyllis is an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma based sculptor. She works primarily in bronze and she chooses figurative and botanical subjects because of the fluidity of motion and range of expression. Phyllis 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, Phyllis will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Phyllis’ 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 11th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Phyllis’ Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 15 of her bronze sculptures.

 

Artist Biography:

The youngest of three girls, Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo was born in the small town of Wainright, Alberta, Canada. Her earliest memories are farm life and learning to skate on the neighborhood rink in their back yard. As she recalls, “We made most of the cold Canadian winters, but at the first signs of spring we would head out to the fields to collect crocuses as they poked their heads out from under the mounds of snow.” Phyllis spent endless hours lost in creative interests of sewing, crocheting and handicrafts. Other favorite activities revolved around the enjoyment of music, playing piano and singing in the choir. Farm life was hard though and did not offer future opportunities for her parents.

When Phyllis was six, the family moved to Edmonton. Her mother cleaned houses and her father worked as a carpenter. “My dad was creative in his own way; had he been given the opportunity he might have been an engineer or architect. He had a gift for numbers, and it seemed to me he could build anything,” she says, remembering the gift of a drawing table in Art College. “He was detail oriented and a fine craftsman.” The family moved frequently, if not far. In the 9th grade, Phyllis started another new school, and one that didn’t have a band class. So, she traded in music class for a sketchbook and pencils. It was a year of discovery as she experimented with drawing, painting, clay and welded metal. At year-end, her teacher encouraged her entry into a citywide contest. The prize of a bursary went towards further art education.

At 15, she attended an evening life-drawing class at the University of Alberta. “I’m appreciative of a teacher who worked with me, saw a talent and nurtured it,” she says. Preparing herself through high school, she determined to go to Art College. Phyllis graduated with a major in Visual Communications from the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, Alberta. She moved to Oklahoma when she accepted a position as a Graphic Designer in Tulsa. Ten years into her professional art career, then living in Oklahoma City, Phyllis received her introduction to sculpture while working as an Art Director at a Public TV Network. She describes her fascination watching a sculptor on TV, “His portrait of the host was honest and exciting, and I loved the imprints he left in the clay.” She considered classes but they were costly and would have to wait. As good fortune would have it, within weeks, the sculptor approached the television network where Phyllis worked with an idea for a How to Sculpture Show. She was invited to take a series of classes and write the show proposal.

She quickly became enamored with clay and all its possibilities. “I had experimented with every kind of painting media, fabric arts and crafting, but soon every other type of media was set aside as I focused on becoming a sculptor.” Starting with fired clay and eventually moving to oil-based clay, she cast her first piece in bronze. “Since that time, I’ve been fortunate to sell numerous small sculptures and receive commissions to produce monumental works of art for private clients, churches and cities.” Phyllis’ technique has evolved over the years, as have the materials recognizing that water-based clay was limiting in the type of detail she could obtain in complex figurative works. Studying the figure continuously, with a variety of professional sculptors she continued to refine her art. “It wasn’t until a trip to Hawaii that I became fixated with the idea of sculpting flowers.” Flowers are full of color and vitality giving her opportunity to explore patina in ways she hasn’t previously.

Struggling with a significant change in subject matter, and how it might be perceived to her collectors, but unable to let it go, she settled upon the idea of merging the two interests. Phyllis deQuevedo chooses figurative and botanical subjects because of the fluidity of motion and range of expression. Her series, which focuses on figurative interpretations inspired by botanical shapes and human metaphors, is titled “Metaflors.” She cites many influences, but remembers most that of her mentor and friend Rosalind Cook. “She generously shared her knowledge, encouraging me to greater things. I left every encounter with her more inspired.” She also notes the work of artists such as Vala Ola and Richard MacDonald for their excellence in figurative anatomy and sensitivity. In studying other botanical sculptures, she came across the work of Stephen Robin. His sculptures have a bold and unexpected simplicity compared to what are typically delicate, fussy and highly detailed forms. “While his influence may not be directly evident in my own work, the realization of other possibilities of subject matter helped me to examine a new direction.”

Her first major art commission resulted from a call for entries for the Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK. This beautiful church, on the National Registry of Historical Buildings, is recognized for its Art Deco ornamentation. Phyllis created a pair of 16-foot bas-relief panels for the church columbarium and a second monumental sculpture for the park adjacent to the church building. Other major works include a larger than life sculpture of Oklahoma writer and historian Angie Debo, for the Stillwater Oklahoma Public Library.

Phyllis and her husband Steve live in Oklahoma City where she maintains an in-home studio. Together, they enjoy traveling, which she feels gives her a deeper connection to the world around her. They take immense pleasure in the garden and the lessons learned from maintaining it throughout the year. Phyllis has been featured in several Oklahoma publications along with her monumental commissions. She is a 20-year member of the Oklahoma Sculpture Society (OSS) and a Master Member of Women Artists of the West (WAOW). She is an Associate Member of Women Artists of the West (AWA) and the National Sculpture Society (NSS). Phyllis is represented by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Artist Statement:

I have always been fascinated with the inner being and the hidden forces that propel us through life. There is a story there and I am drawn to create art to tell that story. We are so much more than just skin and bones and our mirrored image; we are complex organisms full of emotion and intellect. We move, breathe, grow and change with time and in relation to our environment. In the scope of time, our presence is fleeting but each of us leaves an imprint of having been. It is this understanding that inspires me to sculpt human and botanical forms. Both subjects contribute a color and vibrancy and I am moved to capture and share those brief moments while I may.

I’m often asked about the process of creating a sculpture. Every sculpture goes through an awkward stage. There is an excitement and energy as I begin and a restlessness as it nears completion. But somewhere in the middle, I wrestle with an armature that isn’t working, anatomy that doesn’t feel natural or a composition that doesn’t flow. Experience tells me I must be brutal enough to fix it or honest enough to set it aside. Then there are those times when I am rewarded in a breakthrough moment in which a sculpture becomes more than I ever anticipated. This is what excites me to continue to hone my skills and push my personal boundaries.

My current work explores storytelling through metaphor. Instead of trying to sculpt figures and petals, whether realistic or abstract, I strive to sculpt what it feels like to be human and to convey the unspoken. The reward is in knowing that others can relate to them from their own human experiences. Phyllis can be reached via her email.

 

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Over the years, we have learned and seen that the artists who continually compete, who consistently show their art and who are dedicated to becoming a better and a more proficient artist, that it will be those artists who will be the most successful in their art careers.

A successful art career takes time, patience and a self-determination to succeed.  It is from the above-mentioned characteristics that the artists who have been selected to be shown through the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for this feature, The Gallery's Hot Twenty-Five 3D Artists”.

The artists were selected from our past Solo Art Exhibitions, Artist Showcase Features, as well as the winning artists from our monthly themed art exhibitions.

This list and the slideshow below are in alpha order. Here are our "The Gallery's Hot Twenty-Five 3D Artists" to keep your eye on as of this date;

Sharon Bartel Clements – “Ancient Warrior 24 – Back” - www.bartelclements.com

Dixon Bergman – “Acoustic Blues” - www.dixondoesit.com

Elizabeth Brownrigg - "Masquerade Beauty" - www.gypsypotterstudios.ca

Patricia Burns – “Zeke” – www.patburnsart.com 

Lynda Colley – “Recycled Glass and Resin with LEDs lit” - http://lyndacolley.co.uk

Sheila Fisher – “Petals from Paper” - www.instagram.com/petalsfrompaper

Thomas Hester – “Jaguar” - http://hesterstudios.com

Cara Lawson-Ball – “River Otter” - www.caralawsonball.com

Sue Majewski – “Garden - Botanical Series” - https://sumajetski.weebly.com

Dorothy McGuinness – “Three Lobe Twist” - www.dorothymcguinnessbasket.com   

Wagner McRee – “Uplifted Shimmer” - www.mcreeturnedart.com

Keith Plummer – “Prince of Tides” - http://keithplummersculptor.com

Sophia Ruppert – “Cameo” - www.sophiaruppert.com

Debra Rushfeldt – “266 Days” - www.debrarushfeldt.com

Deborah Samia – “Odalisque” – www.deborahsamia.com

Irene Sirko – “Starburst” - www.irenesirko.com

Katty Smith – “Botanical” – www.sculpturekat.com

Randall Stoner – “Not Too Bright” - www.madcarver.com 

Oceana Rain Stuart – “Eternal Bliss Bust” - www.oceanarainstuart.com

Matthew Sudlow – “Wish For More Wishes” - https://matthewsudlow.com

Gevorg Tadevosyan – “Time” - www.tadevosyan.org

David Tinsley – “Silent Sobs” - www.outinthebluecreations.com

Kelsie Ward – “Scapes” - www.kelsieward.com

Gayle Wray – “Leticia” - www.gaylewraydolls.com

Belgin Yücelen - Who Am I?” - www.belginyucelen.com
 


 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Katty Smith has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s recent eighth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Katty 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.

Katty Smith is a New Smyrna Beach, Florida based artist. Katty specializes sculpting the female figure in clay.   She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.  This solo exhibition will distrinute, 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 Inclusion.and 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.

Katty’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 Katty’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her sculpture artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Katty’s information and to take a look at her incredible and stirring art.

Artist Biography:

Katty Smith was born and raised in the small town of Halifax, Virginia.  Katty left home to attend the University of N.C. Women’s College, but ended up marrying her high school sweetheart two years later. The journey in life began that would include two children, an MBA, three grandchildren and twenty-five moves.

At age 65 she discovered her passion in life, sculpting in clay. After studying sculpture two years at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA, she moved to Florida and continued instruction for three years at Crealde School of Art.

Katty is currently a studio artist in New Smyrna Beach, FL, where she is affiliated with various artists’ organizations. Her work has been accepted for numerous local and regional juried exhibits, where she has won awards including four “Best in Show”.

Artist Statement:

The subject matter fueling my creative process is always constant, the female figure; however, there is never a predetermined picture in my mind of the finished product. The partial to realistic female face is a defining trademark of most of my works and often sets the wheels in motion. I want the faces to exemplify the female human spirit of strength and/or compassion. This love of the female human spirit resonates from my childhood growing up among very strong, close knit women.

My goal in sculpting women is to convey to those who view the work, a sense of personal connection to women in their lives who have influenced them. Katty's website: www.sculpturekat.com

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Belgin Yücelen has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s seventh “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Belgin 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.

Belgin Yücelen is a sculptor and an installation artist living in Boulder,  Colorado.  Belgin will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign, provided by Kjprnews.com. They will promote and circulate her winning press release to over 1000+ News Outlets, (Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, CW Affiliated Sites), 500 TV & Radio Sites, 250 Regional & Industry Site through Kjprnews.com and 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 4 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.

The solo art exhibition will also be promoted on artweek.com. Artweek produces 800,000 page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.

Belgin 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 seventh “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Belgin’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 pieces of her bronze sculptures.  We hope that you will take the time to read Belgin’s information and to take a look at her wonderful “value driven” figurative sculptures.

Artist Biography:

Belgin Yücelen is a sculptor and an installation artist. She studied sculpture at the Florence Accademia D'Arte in Florence, University of Colorado Boulder, and the Art Students League of Denver. Her work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in United States and internationally. She is being represented by galleries in the United States and in Europe.

Her art is a poetic response to specific issues, current events and disappearing moral values. It is a way to cherish the present moment and our past. She aims to create aesthetically beautiful, compelling and thought provoking art in a simple and quiet manner.

Belgin Yücelen seeks to create awareness of certain values. For example, her bronze sculpture series Journey of a Thousand Years is about self-knowledge. In her Words installation, which includes an audio element, she was encouraging people to listen to each other more. In Floating Children, a collaboration with photojournalist Brian Rutter, the installation featured transparent fabric that had been printed with photographs of Syrian children and hung from the ceiling so that the images appeared to float; it was her way of speaking to the fragility of children in times of war.

She also uses her art to preserve and promote her culture. Her last two solo exhibitions, Clothes from the Past and Ethereal Shoes, were intended to bring history to life by creating sculptural clothes and shoes based on styles that were previously in vogue in Turkey.

She was formally trained as a sculptor and has also learned how to paint, make jewelry, and printing. Her expertise in each of these areas contributes to the others, in terms of design, material selection, and technique. She does not confine herself to the knowledge she has already acquired. When a certain art form is the most suitable way to materialize an idea, she invests time in mastering it.

She is a recipient of grants and fellowships including the 2017 Fellow selected by the Clark Hulings Fund for the Business Accelerator Program and the Tending Space Fellowship for Artists by Hemera Foundation, 2017. Art reviews and interviews were published on her artwork in Fort Morgan Times, Pittsburgh Articulate, The Tribune Review, Les Femmes Folles, the Daily Camera, Chicago Reader, The Examiner and Reporter Herald. She also gave a number of presentations on art, art history and her art inspirations.

Artist Statement:

My art is a way to cherish the present moment and our past. It is a poetic response to specific issues, current events and disappearing moral values. I aim to create aesthetically beautiful, compelling and thought provoking art in a simple and quiet manner.

Art provides the imagery that allows me to present my ideas. My art changes depending on what I want to say, and its form is dictated by the subject matter. It could end up as an installation, sculpture, print, movie, or audio.

Art needs to be beautiful, but beauty can come from ugliness as long as it is presented poetically.

Belgin's website is http://www.belginyucelen.com

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Oceana Rain Stuart 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.

Oceana Rain Stuart is a California based bronze sculpture artist.  Oceana in her sculptures explores the light and dark qualities of emotion and sensuality and the spiritual effect that it has on humanity.  Oceana 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 her art to be showcased in this feature. 

Oceana’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 her art in our various social media networks for further exposure. 

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

Artist Biography:

is a figurative, bronze sculpture artist. She was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and her artist atelier is in Sausalito, California.

Growing up in a multi-generational artistic family in the United States and also living in Europe as a young adult instilled within her a deep respect for fine art and the hard work and dedication that is required to create it. Oceana has known that her life path was to create art since a very young age.

Her artistic process continues to teach her an enormous amount about humility and bravery. Although she primarily consider herself to be a self-taught intuitive artist, she learned a great deal from others and her time studying at the Art Institute of San Francisco and the Laguna College of Art and Design.

She has exhibited her sculpture work in solo exhibitions and in museums internationally and in the United States.  Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily, Italy and is part of the 2017, 84th Annual National Sculpture Society awards.

Artist Statement:

Through my art, I explore light and dark qualities of emotion and sensuality and the spiritual effect it has on humanity. Remaining open and curious within my artistic direction is deeply important to me and my relentless passion for creating art is my driving force.

I am inspired by how each face represents a lifetime of experiences, to me this is true beauty.

My mission through my art is to share the message behind my work and to evoke thought and emotion.

Oceana’s website is www.oceanarainstuart.com 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that David Tinsley has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and he will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 2 weeks in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

David Tinsley is a professional driftwood sculpture artist based in Washington.  David was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #6. The placement in this competition qualified his art to be showcased in this feature.  Below are David's Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography:

David lived most of his life in Florida with over 30 years of it chasing the waves as a surfer and constantly creating with wood in one form or another.

He moved to Washington in 2013. With his love for the ocean, the magnificent trees and the gift of driftwood from the Pacific Northwest coastline he could not help but to create fun and expressive pieces of art. David prefers to leave his materials unaltered and let the pieces dictate their placement.

“Mother Nature has created this gift for us I simply assemble her puzzle pieces creating shapes and form.” He is currently a member of The Blue Whole gallery in Sequim WA. He has also shown works in Seattle, Gig Harbor, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Light Space and Time online Art Gallery. David recently held his first solo art exhibition in Seattle in May 2017.

Artist Statement:

Working as an Artist has helped David find a place in the world, a way to connect, to realize that he has something to offer, to touch others through the spirit of the work.

David's inspirations come from the life source itself. He feels that the objects that make up our environment have a profound effect on our soul.

These objects deserve recognition and honor. Their roles should be evocative and provocative. They should allow us to relax with them and challenge us to make lofty Ideas.

David approaches his designs with enthusiasm and wonder always taking it a little further and asking "What If"

David's website is www.outinthebluecreations.com
 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Keith Plummer has been selected as one of the four artists of the gallery’s fifth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Keith 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.

Keith Plummer is a Maine sculptor artist working primarily with metal and bone. Keith will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign, as well through the gallery’s broad social media network.  Also, part of his award package is that he is now featured as an Artsy.net Light Space & Time promoted artist.   In addition, he will 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 is the fifth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Keith’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 15 pieces of his mixed media creations.  We hope that you will take the time to read Keith’s information and to take a look at his creative and fascinating sculptor art.

Artist Biography:

Keith Plummer is a Maine sculptor working primarily with metal and bone. His mixed media creations combine the precision of metallurgy with an inventive transformation of bone into human form.

His art won an Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International “New Beginnings” exhibition, 2016-2017, curated by Renée Phillips, who has described his art as “powerful and compelling”. He also won Third Place in the “Art of Humanity” art contest. His exhibitions include those at: Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey; Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, New York; and South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts; among others.

He has been included in Art Scope Magazine, The Woven Tale Press and Exquisite Arts Magazine.

Artist Statement:

I believe birth is a pathway to eternity. Bones remain the sole witness of a mortal existence and provide a narrative of our earthly life. My work shows that death is not morbid, but simply the end of growth; I strive to resurrect forgotten spirits and recover stories of those deceased. In my sculptures, bones have a voice and can speak for themselves.

I am as careful as I can be when working with natural material. Bones in particular are intricate and fragile, so I attempt stabilize and preserve them with little alteration. When working with metal, I use magnification to add as much detail as possible, showing depth from a distance. I use a variety of tools such as Dremels, dental tools, and bone saws. Some tools I’ve made myself, and some I’ve modified.

One day, on a visit to The Peary Macmillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, I saw a display of Inuit sculpture. I was moved to know I was not alone in my fascination with this beautiful medium. Seeing the way Intuits honored the spirit world with the same medium confirmed what I had discovered for myself. It was like I’d been given divine permission to push forward with my vision. I hope to educate my audience about the elegance of bones and present them as a beautiful and renewable medium with sacred significance.

“Birth is a pathway to death. Bones remain sole witness of existence. My work honors death and celebrates life. I long to resurrect forgotten spirits and recover stories of those deceased. In my sculptures, bones have a voice; they can now forever speak for themselves”.

His website:  http://keithplummersculptor.com

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