Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Shawna Hinkel 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.

Shawna is an award-winning artist based in Dallas, Texas, USA. Shawna 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.

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

Artist Biography

Shawna Hinkel is an award-winning photographer from Dallas, Texas. She received her Certification from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2014 and her Master of Photography degree in 2019. Her work has been accepted in the PPA International Photographic Competition Annual Exhibition every year since 2016, with images published in the annual Showcase Collection and Loan Collection books as well. She was the Dallas Professional Photographers Association Photographer of the Year in 2017 and 2018, and was named as one of the Top 10 photographers in Texas in 2020. She also received the American Society of Photographers’ State Elite Award in 2020. She has won a variety of other awards, and has been featured in multiple art gallery exhibitions.

Artist Statement

It has been said that “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” and I have found this to be true. Not only in people, but also in animals - most especially in the great apes. My series “Almost Human” explores the eyes and expressions of these magnificent creatures, looking for the souls in our most closely related counterparts. Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are so much like us that if you spend a little time with them, you can almost tell what they are feeling. Some are young and playful, some are old and wise, and some are shy and do not want to be bothered. They all have very different personalities and spirits. I want to show the heart of these beautiful animals so more people can find a deeper understanding and affection for them, and learn more about the conservation efforts in place to help them. What a better world it would be for man and apes alike.

Shawna’s website is www.wanderlustfineartistry.com.   

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

Lou Ann lives in Oregon, where she is wildlife photographer. She 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 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 fourth “Solo Art Series” Art Competition the gallery has conducted.

Below is Lou Ann’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her thoughtful wildlife photographs.  We hope that you will take the time to read Lou Ann’s information and to take a look at her wildlife photography. 

Artist Biography:

A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Lou Ann Goodrich currently resides in Oregon where she maintains forested acreage preserved for wildlife.

She is a proponent for a balanced environment and habitat conducive to maintaining diversity and sustainability for wildlife and the natural world. Animals have always been a large part of her life and after retiring from a career in medicine she pursued photography to record and express the beauty of nature.

Now a passionate nature and wildlife photographer, she particularly strives to portray species specific behavior in her images.  Recently, she has diversified and added digital photo artistry to her skills which allows an additional creativity and artistic presentation of her images. Although new to the art world she is gaining recognition through published images and awards in photography and digital art.

Artist Statement:

It is from my passion for photography that I now draw inspiration for creating art. North American wildlife, critically endangered species, and the American West feature prominently in my work. As an advocate for wildlife and the environment I am an active proponent of healthy ecosystems and habitat conducive to maintaining diversity and sustainability for wildlife and the natural world. It is my hope that my art will add additional focus and help prevent the persistent and accelerating loss of all that is wild.

www.louanngoodrich-photoartist.com

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