Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Barbara Lawrence has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 15th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.  Barbara will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

Barbara is an award-winning artist based in Santa Cruz, 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, Barbara will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.  

Barbara’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 15th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below is Barbara’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her images.  We hope that you will take the time to read Barbara’s information and to take a look at her beautiful landscape paintings.

Artist Biography

Barbara Lawrence was born in San Francisco and has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B. A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M. A. degree from San Jose State University. She taught Life drawing and Advanced Painting at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and is currently painting full time in her studio in Santa Cruz.

Her one-person shows include the Memorial Art Gallery at U.C. Davis, the Monterey Conference Center, the Pope Galley Santa Cruz, the Distinguished Art Series Santa Cruz Art League, San Francisco Introductions at the Ebert Gallery and the Miyares Gallery, Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa.

Barbara was the featured artist in the spring 2015 and 2017 landscape issues of the on line ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE. Juried shows Barbara has participated in include: "I'll bet you can't paint a portrait - The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art Now", the Art Space Gallery, San Francisco, juror Theophilus Brown, California Landscape of Dreams." presented by the Winfield Galley (Carmel) at the Fresno Art Museum, "California" at Cabrillo College, juror Ruth Braunstein.

Barbara is inspired by the rich tapestry of life in the Monterey Bay Area and paints both on location and in her studio. Her work is characterized by recognized subject matter with an interpretation that synthesizes the essence of the subject with some of the qualities of abstraction. Her work includes landscape and figurative paintings.

Artist Statement

I am inspired by the rich tapestry of life in the Monterey Bay Area and paints both on location and in her studio. My work is characterized by recognized subject matter with an interpretation that synthesizes the essence of the subject with the qualities of abstraction. I hope to express my love for the subject while retaining the power of strong simple shapes that celebrates the sensual character to establish my composition. Then as the painting progresses, I take great joy in applying thicker, lush layers of the paint, using not only brushes but also palette knife and hands if needed. All spaces are important to me - both negative and positive." My work includes landscapes and figurative paintings.

Barbara’s work can currently be seen on her website at www.barbaralawrenceart.com.

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

Michael Deborah Skoff lives in Canada, where she is an award-winning artist.  Michael will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign, as well through the gallery’s broad social media network.  In addition, she will be featured on the gallery’s YouTube channel, with an event catalog 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 an individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This is the fourth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Michael’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 15 of her paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Michael’s information and to take a look at her positive imagery. 

Artist Biography:

Michael’s work centers on bringing forth positive and constructive forces to negate the onslaught of violent, vulgar and negative energy in the world today. She believes society needs to return to the realm of the spirit to diminish the ego and heal the planet. Her works offer a moment to pause, inhale and resurface.

Michael is inspired and fascinated by ancient and medieval times. Her love of broken Egyptian tablets and monuments, crumbling Roman and Greek columns and statuary, Byzantine gold-leafed altarpieces and illuminated manuscripts have directly influenced her work and led her to develop her own style.

Using multiple layers of thick oil paint applied solely with a palette knife, Michael massages each element of her subject until it feels snug and safe and firmly embedded in the canvas without fear of coming loose. Her final coat selectively covers up most of the prior layer using a reductive-style process resulting in a cracked and broken-concrete appearance in her work.

Michael completed both a Drawing Certificate and a Painting Certificate at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. She then spent a few years exploring art on her own before leaping out into the art world in the spring of 2015.

She has since participated in twenty-seven group shows, sixteen of which were juried, including the 2016 National Open Juried Exhibition at the Society of Canadian Artists. She is the recipient of three Honourable Mention Awards, two Juror’s Choice Awards, one Award of Merit, one First Place Oil Award and one Special Merit Award.

She presented her first solo show at Richview Public Library in October 2015 and has her second show coming up at Runnymede Public Library in October 2016.

In May 2016 Michael became an elected member of the Colour and Form Society and she is also a member of several art groups.

Aside from her signature style of painting, Michael also continues her studies of high-realism painting, stained glass, and metal work.

Artist Statement:

Daily I am driven to paint by a deep need to participate in beauty.

I engage in my own quiet battle against negative, destructive, violent and vulgar forces with deceptively delicate and gentle artworks that offer a moment to balance and a space to wander.

Using multiple layers of thick oil paint applied solely with a palette knife, I create a cracked and broken-concrete appearance in my work directly inspired by my love of ancient and medieval times. I crave not only these aesthetics but also the lost wisdom, mystery and respect for the spirit-realm that these times embody.

We each carry a glistening spirit-gem forgotten and buried inside us beneath the cumulative dust and rubble of centuries. We have built and glorified the ego and the material into a colossus and lost touch with our spirit.

My interest is to reacquaint us with these spirit-gems - represented as flowers, animals or goddesses - and my works center on the moment the gems are unearthed and set free to purify, bedeck and heal Mother Earth.  

3prettybugs@gmail.com 

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

Sally Tuttle lives in the Monterey area of California, where she is an award-winning non-objective painter and mixed media artist.   Sally will be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign, as well through the gallery’s extensive social media network.  In addition, Sally will be featured on the gallery’s YouTube channel, with an event catalogue 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 second “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Sally’s Artist’s Biography, her Artist’s Statement, along with 25 of Sally’s images from her "Fragments Series".  We hope that you will take the time to read Sally’s information and to take a look at her incredible abstract artworks.

Artist Biography:

Sally Tuttle is an artist living and working in the Monterey area of California. Sally’s current body of work represents her work with non-objective painting and combined media collage, using fragments of drawings and hand painted papers to create compositions she loves the accidental building nature of this type of work.

Sally considers her current work to be influenced by her admiration of the American Abstraction Expressionists from the 1950’s. Sally received her BA in interior design with a focus on furniture design from Cornish Institute in Seattle. Soon after graduation Sally started painting and continued painting off and on while working with clients on various interior design projects. During these years, painting was done “as time permits” and Sally discovered that if you paint when time permits sometimes you do not paint at all. 

In 2004, Sally took a painting workshop for inspiration and motivation and Sally has been painting regularly ever since. 

Artist Statement:

The reason I paint is really just to paint, I love the process of painting. In the process of painting, I get to make something and then maybe if I am very lucky I get to spend time suspended in the moment. As I work I look forward to the opportunity to step in and out of the moment to gently move the process along. 

For me painting is a process of practices and routines that allow wonderful accidents to happen – all the parts contribute to the end result. I derive a great joy out of making things, it is simply delightful - while I am painting I am a maker.

My work is only about the work seen by the viewer – I am the maker making, the viewer is the viewer viewing and that’s all there is. I want nothing more than to offer the viewer a moment to be free to view the work on their own terms – nothing to figure out or understand.

www.sallytuttle.com

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