Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that David Wigner has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  David will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.

David is an award-winning artist based in Michigan, USA. He 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 his award package, David will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

David’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 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is David’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his abstract artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read David’s information and to take a look at his artwork.

Artist Biography

David Wigner became interested in art when he was in high school, and worked primarily with watercolors. His mother influenced him while growing up, as she enjoyed creating watercolor art, and saw that he had natural ability towards drawing. So she gave David some of her materials and shared her techniques with him.

Through college at Grand Valley State, David took several art courses, but finished with a degree in philosophy. This made sense because he is a philosopher. He also worked in a mixed media format of combining elements into his works to develop his own style as a means of finding out what it was in him that he was trying to bring about in his art.  After college, David joined The Grand Valley Artists Association. This helped him tremendously, meeting new artists and working with some of them.

David’s latest passion as an artist has been creating abstract pour paintings. This format always challenges his strong sense of color and finding balance in his work. Pour painting keeps him sane. Like life, this whole process is inspiring David all the time. His son helped him build his website to help him share his work.

Artist Statement

There's something about pour painting that energizes me and satisfies my mind & soul. If I'm feeling upset with life, I can express that emotion in my work. When I'm feeling content, my work takes on that emotion too, having a calmer look and feel.

David’s website is www.mystints.net.

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The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce the winning artists of the gallery’s recent 21st “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  

The “Solo Art Series” competition closed on May 7, 2022. 12 artists were selected as finalists. From that selection, 4 artists were chosen to have individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  The remaining 8 artists were awarded Artist Showcase features.

The Solo Art Series took place within an extremely competitive atmosphere.   The task of selecting only four top winning artists from the 71 artists who entered was extremely challenging.  The high quality of submissions made creating the final rankings extraordinarily difficult. 

The competitive process considered not only the quality and depth of the artist’s work but also the overall entry presentation, including the artist’s biography and artist’s statement.  The following are the 4 winning Solo Series Artists and the schedule of their solo art exhibitions.

Solo Art Exhibition Schedule

David Wigner May 15, 2022 to June 14, 2022  
Brian Mark June 15, 2022, to July 14, 2022  
Judy Fan July 15, 2022, to August 14, 2022  
MB Mosk August 15, 2022, to September 14, 2022  

As part of the selection process, the other 8 artists who were in the top 12 have been awarded an Artist Showcase feature. The artists who were selected for the Artist Showcase features (with one Artist Showcase being be posted every 2 weeks) beginning on May 15th are:  

Artist Showcase Artists

Alan Tarbell May 15, 2022 to May 31, 2022  
Zsófia Vincze June 1, 2022 to June 14, 2022  
Andrew Lincoln Nelson June 15, 2022 to June 30, 2022  
Lorna Beecroft July 1, 2022 to July 14, 2022  
Hazel Thomson July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022  
Maureen Ravnik August 1, 2022 to August 14, 2022  
Vasiliki Siampi August 15, 2022 to August 31, 2022  
Aarti Gupta Bhadauria Sept. 1, 2022 to Sept. 14, 2022  

Out of the 71 artists who submitted to this Solo Art Series art competition, 15 were eliminated due to deficiencies in their Biography, Artist’s Statement or with their art. From the 56 artists who were left, 31 artists were then selected as finalists. 12 artists were selected from the 31 final artists and any of the finalists could have been included in the final 12. 

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

Each of the 8 Artist Showcase feature artists will be promoted to over 350+ News Outlets with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News.

Winning artists will have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on ArtWeek/ArtJobs. Artweek produces 800,000-page impressions per month, 280,000 website visitors per month and has 30,000 newsletter subscribers.  

Winning artists will also have their art exhibition results posted and promoted on Art.Base.co.  Art.Base produces 100,000 page views per month, 35,000 monthly unique visitors and has 10,000+ newsletter subscribers.

In addition to the above, the winning solo artists receive a YouTube Video presentation of their Body of Work, Event Postcard and a Press Release for their art portfolio.  There will also be links back to the artists’ website as part of this achievement package.

Here is a link to the gallery's Solo Art Series Archives.  The gallery’s next Solo Art Series competition will be held in August 2022.

Thank you for everyone's participation and interest in our Solo Art Series and congratulations to the winners. 

 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Arlene Buster has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Arlene 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.

Arlene Buster is an award-winning artist based in California, 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, Arlene will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.   Her 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 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Arlene’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 12 artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Arlene’s information and to take a look at her "Absence of Privacy" series of paintings.

Artist Biography

As far as she can remember, Arlene Buster’s devotion to painting emerged at a very young age. As told by her parents and her grandmother, whenever they would check up on her, they would find her painting or drawing by herself, in the quiet corners of her home. Her devotion to art was further nourished when her mother took her to inquire about her very first private art class. When she graduated from high school, she pursued her art at Montclair State University, earning a bachelor's degree in painting and drawing before attending the Academy of Art University. However, her journey was interrupted as she battled personal struggles with illness that made it impossible for her to pursue her art and even accomplish everyday tasks. Throughout those painful struggles, she thought a lot about the artist Frida Kahlo and the struggles she endured.

When Arlene began walking and using her hands again, it was a significant crossroad in her life. At the present time, in spite of some considerable impairments and pain she still experiences, she is much better. Painting for Arlene is personal, especially now, for the reason that it permits her to escape the painful obstacles in life and imparts her with purpose. The hours become minutes while she narrates her stories with her brushes filled with paint.

Artist Statement

In the words of Marshall McLuhan, “Technology is just not a happenstance and not just something that got there when nobody was noticing and so, we are responsible for our technologies and the effects of our technologies, as we are responsible for tidying up our grammar.”

I have created my series Absence of Privacy because I believe everyone has a right to privacy. Likewise, I believe that most unscripted moments in life, should remain unscripted and free from a world of webcams. To illustrate the ways in which webcams have invaded our lives, I have painted twelve paintings with oil on canvas. I paint the figure in everyday settings as they are being watched through a surveillance camera or webcam.

My interest in this topic began when I created a still-life oil painting of a webcam for my Contemporary Painting class in 2011. It felt eerie and overpowering. It was agitating to see a webcam up-close staring at me. For this reason, I began reflecting on the multitude of cameras that were gawking at me throughout the day. Prior to this, I had never given this much attention. As I read articles about privacy abuses, I felt compelled to communicate these issues through painting.

To learn more about his series and Arlene’s inspiration and process to create it, please visit her website.

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Barney Levitt has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Barney 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.

Barney is an award-winning artist based in Massachusetts, USA. He 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 his award package, Barney will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Barney’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 20th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Barney’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 25 of his oil paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Barney’s information and to take a look at his artwork.

Artist Biography:

Barney Levitt has been creating ‘pictures’ ever since he was old enough to grip a crayon and scribble on his parents’ living room walls. He was given his first oil set when he was 10 years old, which set him on his destined path to becoming a professional artist. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from S.U.N.Y at Oswego, he never looked back.

He was greatly influenced by the works of the Dutch and Flemish masters and his highly detailed works in realism captures the viewers’ attention, for their unique and often humorous content. Humor and a strong narrative are key ingredients in his work, and he often uses a bright color palette in his paintings. His work ranges from classical still life set-ups to quirkier narrative pieces that invite the viewer to create a narrative of their own.

Titles are important to Barney as they give the viewer better insight into what he’s trying to convey. His work combines naturalistic detail with quirky offbeat compositions that often juxtapose ordinary objects in ways the viewer doesn’t expect.

Barney is a signature member of The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS), A Copley Society of Art Master, a member of The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), and Oil Painters of America (OPA). He is represented by several New England galleries.

Artist Statement:

The goal of my work is to capture the viewers' attention through humor and narrative. My work is highly detailed realism but often with an interesting twist which I hope will elicit a smile, or invite wonder and offer a narrative to spark the viewers' imagination. My subject matter incorporates natural objects like bird and wildlife, to beach stones, feathers, and other found objects. I look for material that evokes a sense of nostalgia; classic board games and antiques. My paintings are created layer by layer, as the details build slowly with each successive layer. I have a keen eye for detail and no detail is left undone in my work. Painting is my way of expressing my unique view of the world and my compositions often border on the surreal. The scenes often can't exist in reality, but the photographic detail would tell you otherwise.

Barney’s website is www.barneylevitt.com.

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

George Ann is a professional, nationally recognized, wildlife artist based in Texas, USA. George Ann specializes in creating scratchboard art. She has become highly recognized for her realistic and detailed wildlife portraitures in scratchboard. George Ann 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, George Ann will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  George Ann’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 11th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is George Ann’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 23 of her scratchboard wildlife portraits.  We hope that you will take the time to read George Ann’s information and to take a look at her realistic scratchboard artwork.

Artist Biography:

George Ann Johnson is a nationally recognized wildlife artist. Her work has been published in various venues, including books, magazines, and catalogues and has been shown in numerous galleries. Professionally, George Ann has been an active artist for over 30 years. Having a strong natural talent, she initially began her art career painting professional race horses to help support her own horse business. This eventually led her into starting her own commercial art company. Her Kansas City-based company was utilized by businesses throughout the Midwest, California, and Hawaii.

After several years of commercial art, she began her career in fine art by studying at the Danforth Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Her training at the Danforth propelled her to study with numerous artists through short courses and workshops. Through this training, George Ann has continually refined her skill as an artist. In an effort to give back, George Ann has utilized this training to present various workshops and demonstrations and has taught at East Central University.

George Ann has been a member of numerous art guilds and organizations throughout the United States including the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) and International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA). She acted as President for the CPSA Oklahoma Chapter and CPSA District Chapter Developer for the Eastern United States. She currently is an active member of the Corpus Christi Art Center and Rockport Art Center.

George Ann is a realist artist. Although she has worked in watercolor and oils, George Ann’s principal media are scratchboard and colored pencil. It has been her recent exploration in the media of scratchboard that has allowed her to produce the high level of realism that is warranted by her talent and skill.

 

Artist Statement:

I am a realist artist. My work is an effort to embody the three entities of Life: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual. Every piece is an adventure into understanding the animal in which I am drawing. Physically, I have a strong passion for texture. The challenge of producing multiple, different, and complimentary textures within a piece of art is always a goal in my work. Through this approach, I focus on the detail of scale. That is, my work is capable of being appreciated at any viewing level – from across the room to under a magnifying glass – I want my work to radiate clarity at all levels of perspective. Finally, the ultimate goal of my work is to have my subjects speak to the viewer. This is accomplished through the subject’s eyes. The goal of every piece is to have the spirit of the subject speak and captivate the viewer, and if possible, understand the subject in a new and different light.

George Ann’s website is:  www.gajart.com

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is tremendously pleased to announce that Marina Smelik 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.

Marina Smelik is a California based artist who creates unique and intricate stone sculptures. Marina was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #11. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Marina’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 abstract art in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

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

 

Artist Biography:

Marina Smelik grew up in the suburbs on the coast of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by forest and beautiful beaches. Close contact with nature affected her whole life and especially made its mark on her artistic style.

Love for drawing and painting led Marina to enroll in the School-Studio of the Fine Arts. It provided her with a strong foundation of academic knowledge of many different techniques and styles and set her off on the path of exploration. Marina has done Plain-Air pastel painting, watercolor and oil painting, silk screening, and mixed media. Over time, 3D art became most appealing to her so she focused on direct stone carving and ceramics.

The inspiration for Marina’s works always comes from nature and her favorite materials are stone and clay. Her works are handbuilt sculptures and pottery.

Since 2013, Marina has worked at Art Academia - European School of Arts as a 3D arts teacher. Her goal of teaching is to develop a love for creativity and make sure that every student feels satisfaction from the process of creation and the result.

 

Artist Statement:

There is nothing better and more powerful than nature. For creativity, I always draw inspiration from nature. My favorite material is stone. It can not compare to any other materials. When I'm working with stone, I'm listening to what it "tells" me. Every stone has its character. Sometimes the stone is a collaborator, and sometimes it is an opponent. Great results can be achieved only by compromising.

Working on the project, I'm trying to express my thoughts and enrich them with the purity of the material. Typical expectation of stone sculpture is to be monolithic, strong, with very few openings. However, it doesn't have to be this way. My works are always a combination of the plasticity of forms, movement, organic biomorphic shapes, "S" curves, a combination of positive and negative spaces.

Marina’s website is:  www.marinasmelik.com

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jan Brown will have a month solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” archive. 

Jan Brown resides in Michigan and she is an abstract expressionist artist.  She will be featured on the Light Space & Time website, in press releases and throughout the gallery's social media networks.  In addition, Jan will be featured on our YouTube channel, in our event catalogue and on our 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.  All 3 elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the art gallery choosing 4 artists to be featured in 4 individual 1 month solo art exhibitions.

Below is Jan's Artist's Biography, her Artist's Statement and 20 images of her artworks.  We hope that you will take the time to read Jan's information and to take a look at her wonderful abstract expressionistic art.

Artist Biography:

A life-long resident of Michigan, Jan Brown has nurtured her artistic talent since childhood. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in printmaking from Michigan State University. She went on to teach art in the Wayne-Westland School District.

After 35 years of teaching, in 2010 she retired and began to explore abstract expressionism. She loved creating paintings where she wasn’t limited to “reproducing” a likeness. Abstraction freed her up to express emotion through paint.  Finding the human figure beautiful, she has begun to merge the figure with the abstraction.  Since February 2015, she has drawn figures from live modeling sessions using ink wash on raw canvas. These “drawings” later become the basis of paintings where she uses paint, ink, and raveled string to further work the piece.

Jan’s work has been shown in juried shows throughout Michigan.  She is a member of the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan. In classes at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, she has enjoyed the mentoring of Meighen Jackson.

Artist Statement:

The human figure has always fascinated me. Having focused in recent years on non-representational abstract work, I found I was drawn back to the human figure. This current body of work attempts to blend the figure into the world of abstraction.  Beginning with ink wash drawings on raw canvas from live models, the “drawings” are literally “ripped up” and their pieces placed on regular gessoed canvas. Once they “work” as a total image and are adhered to the canvas, other mediums such as acrylic paint, ink, and raveled string are used to complete the image.

www.janbrownart.com 

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