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 Bobbie Crews has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 14th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Bobbie 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.
Bobbie is an award-winning artist based in Tennessee, USA. Bobbie 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, Bobbie will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.
Bobbie’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 Bobbie’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 25 of her images. We hope that you will take the time to read Bobbie’s information and to take a look at her "Intimate Portraits of Automobiles" series of artwork.
Crews was born and raised in NW Ohio; lived for several years in Alaska, Germany and Kentucky; and shorter periods in North Carolina, Arizona, Alabama and Georgia. Knoxville, Tennessee is her current home of 30 years.
Her art has been inspired by connections to people and their experiences. Interpretations may be literal or abstract. Automotive art and design also serve as a metaphor for those connections. Working in many mediums, her current favorite is oil painting. She achieves great luminosity in her automotive painting by working in layers until the subject comes alive.
Crews’ work has been exhibited in many group exhibitions and Concours d’Elegance automotive shows. Her work for domestic violence is on permanent exhibit at the Knoxville Family Justice Center. Important exhibitions include the Alice Sabatini Gallery of Art in Topeka, KS, Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland, MI, the George Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS, and the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado, KS. She's been featured in two PBS documentaries, and several print publications.
She is an exhibiting member of the Oil Painters of America, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Knoxville and the Portrait Society of America. Crews was a self-taught artist earning her BFA in 2007. Her custom paintings are in private collections nationally and internationally.
The connections/energy we experience in each other and the world around us are echoed in my work. Light and color shimmer and bounce off the surfaces of chrome and painted metal in the reflections I choose to incorporate in my intimate paintings of automobiles. Realism becomes abstraction becomes realism. Machine becomes human becomes machine again. Where does it all start and where does it all end?
My work is influenced by John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth among others, and my love for all things “Art Deco and Art Nouveau”. Oil painting is my current favorite medium and I layer it many times over in order to achieve the depth and luminosity that brings my work to life, much like painting a portrait of a person.
Bobbie’s website is: www.bobbiecrews.com