Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 20th “Solo Art Series” Online Art Competition.  The gallery will judge the Top 12 artists who have the most complete “Body of Work” to show.  From that group of 12 artists, the gallery will award 4 monthly Solo Art Exhibitions and the next 8 artists will be awarded and featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section.

The first of the four Solo Art Exhibitions will begin on January 15, 2022, and each solo exhibition will run for approximately 30 days through to May 14, 2022.  The Artist Showcase features will also begin on January 15, 2022, with one of the 8 artists being shown on the 1st and 15th of each month.  The Artist Showcase content will be the artist's Solo Art Series entry package posted on the website and promoted in the gallery’s social media networks.

The gallery invites online submission of 2D and 3D art (including photography and digital art) from artists around the world for possible selection as one of the Gallery’s 4 Solo Art Exhibitions or 8 Artist Showcase Features. 

The gallery is trying to identify and promote artists who have a complete “Body of Work” to show and it encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit their best abstract and representational art.  There is No Theme for this “Solo Art Series” Competition.

This LST Solo Art Series offers emerging artists the opportunity to showcase a full body of their artworks (from 10 to 25 images) in an individual month-long online solo art exhibition.  

For guidance as to the type and quality of art that was featured in prior shows, view our prior shows at Solo Art Series Exhibition Archives. The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery Website also contains several “How To” articles to assist artists with their entry preparation and entry materials (See Our Helpful Articles Below).

How to Write an Effective Artist’s Biography

How to Write the Perfect Artist’s Statement

Comparing an Artist’s CV with an Artist’s Biography

Do You Have a Body of Artwork to Show? – Part 1.

Do You Have a Body of Artwork to Show? – Part 2. 

The 8 Artist Showcase artists (selected from the Solo Art Series Competition) will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News.

Important Dates for Participating Artists

Solo Art Series Competition Opens   November 12, 2021
Deadline for Receiving Entries   January 05, 2022
Results Emailed to Artists & Posted   January 12, 2022
First Solo Art Exhibition Opens   January 15, 2022
First Artist Showcase Feature Opens   January 15, 2022

Winning artists for each solo art exhibition will be promoted and circulated to over 550+ major News Outlets, Premium FOX, CBS, NBC, Affiliated Sites, Guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News and Social Media Inclusion. 

The winning images will be seen by an international audience of gallery directors, art collectors, and art consultants. News of each winning artist’s participation is also emailed to the over 23,000+ subscribers. Those who subscribe to our newsletter bulletins include gallery owners, corporate art representatives, art collectors, and decision makers in the fine arts field.  

The winning entries will be featured on the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website for one month and then remain in the gallery’s Archives for 5 years.

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.

By having their work on the LST website, winning artists should increase exposure to their work, enhance their professional resume and create a high-quality backlink to their own website.

There will also be a video of the winning artists' artworks on the Light Space & Time YouTube Channel. The gallery’s YouTube Channel has more than 126,000+ video views and thousands of shares. In addition, there will also be links back to the artists' website as part of this achievement package. Winning artists also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, and Press Release for their art portfolio.  

For a complete list of art exhibition promotions and benefits see our Benefits Page here.

The competitive process will encompass not only the quality and depth of the artist’s artwork but will also include an evaluation of the overall presentation of the artist’s biography and artist’s statement as included in the entry package.   The purpose of this competition from the gallery’s point-of-view to judge the artists who have a complete “Body of Work” to show. 

The requirement of a complete entry package creates an opportunity for the artist to craft and or to polish their current artist statement and artist biography.

Amateur or professional 2D and 3D artists (including photography) with or without prior group or solo art exhibition experience are encouraged to submit their entries to the Solo Art Series.  

Artists may only be selected for a solo art exhibition once in a 12 month period. After 12 months, artists may again qualify for a solo art exhibition, but only with different body of work. Artists may qualify and be selected for an Artist Showcase more than once per year, but also only with a different body of work.

Any art that was previously entered and shown on the Light Space & Time website may also be entered for the Solo Art Series.  

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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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