The Overall Winning Artists Category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the 2 media categories of the Painting & Other Category and the Photography & Digital Category.
All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of April 2013 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives. Congratulations to our artists who made our 2013 “Abstracts” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winners and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery will have “Abstracts” Award Certificates, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue and Press Releases sent to you within the next week or so. Thank you for being part of the gallery. To Return to the Abstracts Home Page here.
1st Place – Roxanne Fawcett – “Gold”
Roxanne Fawcett is a designer and artist living and working in the Seattle area. She is the owner of RGFawcett Design and co-owner of The Roving Gallery. Roxanne paints in a quasi-representational style, interpreting nature with intense color and a whimsical sense of humor.
Roxanne states this about her art, “I paint in acrylics in what would be called a representational style. Landscape, still life, animals, flowers … Nature in all its forms are my inspiration. My creative insight has taken form in many mediums — from doodling as a kid to stained glass, graphic design, residential and landscape architecture, ceramics and, of course, painting.” www.rgfawcettdesign.com
2nd Place – Courtney Jacobs – “Tixobleeps”
San Francisco Bay Area artist, Courtney Jacobs, received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has shown her work in several locations, including the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, FL; 79 New Montgomery Gallery in San Francisco, CA; and Dennis Rae Fine Art in San Francisco, CA.
Her works have been purchased by many independent collectors, and she has been published in both “The Source”, and “Discover Livermore.” She has won several awards, including Best in Show at Abstract Exposure.com. www.courtneyjanejacobs.com
3rd Place – Vivian Mora – “Nexus II”
Vivian Mora is a fine artist and illustrator whose home and studio are based in Katy, Texas, just west of Houston. Vivian’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and juried competitions in and around the Greater Houston area, Dallas, and Fort Worth. She has garnered recognition and awards in the categories of non-objective abstract art; mixed media; drawing; and, most recently, photography.
Vivian was born in the Mississippi Delta. She has resided in New Orleans, LA; and Madison, WI. Vivian’s home for the past 15 years has been Houston, Texas with her husband, daughter, and a rather precocious Cairn Terrier. www.vivianmoraart.com
4th Place – Nan Thompson – “Red White Black”
Alchemy is the process of transmuting a simple item into an object of value. Nan Thompson believes that photography is alchemy. In a fraction of a second she can capture a flower, a leaf, or a fish and bestow on it a new life. That alchemy allows that image, that brief moment in time, to be enjoyed almost forever.
It is the fascinating inner small world that is her subject matter, not the expansive landscape. She notices the silk threads in a milkweed pod, striations in a rock face, or red berries dripping with rain. Nan believes that photography is not just what you see; but the way that you see it. “I want to involve the viewer with their environment and stir their souls with the small simple things”, she explains. Nan is now working to combine her photography with her papermaking. Her papermaking website is www.NansAlchemy.com
5th Place – Jenna von Benedikt – “Edge of Reason”
Raised in a quaint country village north of London, English-born artist Jenna von Benedikt grew up surrounded by music, ballroom dance, and fine art. In 2000 her family moved to Utah’s Rocky Mountains, and von Benedikt’s interest in art deepened into a lifelong pursuit that would ultimately lead her to a Studio BFA at Brigham Young University and studies at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, as well as traveling and showing in New Zealand.
von Benedikt’s passion for art is inseparably connected to faith and family. Her creativity in art is driven by a quest to understand The Creation as a whole, as well as mankind’s part in it. Preferred mediums are oil on panel and canvas, and graphite and charcoal on paper. www.jennavonbenedikt.com
6th Place – Keith Parks – “Just Dessert”
Keith Parks is a fifty-something photographer and graphic designer living in Southern California. He has been taking and making pictures since the days when it made your fingers smell. He is most inspired by the phenomenon of nature that we call “light”, by its human offspring vision and perception, and by the amazing things that happen when the three come together.
Keith states this about his art, “At first I lamented the departure of film, but the digital medium certainly has its advantages. While I do some computer processing of most of my images, I try and limit it to things that I could have done in the darkroom. It is important to me that the pictures are not overly synthetic.” http://keithparks.daportfolio.com
7th Place – Basha Maryanska – “The Outpouring Love”
Basha Maryanska is an internationally recognized artist and has been exhibiting her art around the world since obtaining her MFA at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland in 1979. She has received awards for her numerous group and solo shows in media ranging from painting, sculpture, installation, fiber art, and performance to photography and graphics.
She is a member of National Association of Women Artists in NYC, where she is in Exhibition Committee, and member of New Century Artists Inc. In Chelsea, where she curates national and international shows, NYC, member of American Association of Contemporary Artists in Soho NYC, member of WAH (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) member of Unframed Artists Gallery in New Paltz, NY, as well as being a member of RiverWinds gallery in Beacon, NY. Basha is represented in Europe by “Galleria SD” of Wilanow – Warsaw, Poland. www.bashamaryanska.com
8th Place – Candace Law – “Wanderings”
Candace is an artist from Michigan. After receiving degrees and work in other fields, Candace Law earned a BFA in Architectural Illustration from Lawrence Technological University in 1998, but she found herself drawn to fine art. Her current work blends an interest in the natural world with the abstract, expressed through media that tends to be monochromatic — drawing or encaustic.
Candace states this about her art, “Art for me is a means of communicating about our environment, our lives, sharing our experiences, and reflecting how they inform each other.” www.CandaceLaw.com
9th Place – Dan Patch – “Skydrops”
Dan Patch has been taking photographs for over three decades. The natural world is his primary focus and source for images, not only for the unexpected and ever changing light, but also for the “art” that he sees and finds in nature. Water and its many reflective elements are a theme in many of his photographs.
Other artistic pursuits vie for Dan’s attention; he is a master jeweler and an accomplished musician and composer, but photography is his muse. He learned photography at Bellevue College in Washington State and over the years has refined those skills in his travels throughout the world. Dan has exhibited his photographs at Artwalks in Seattle and Fremont as well as at Gallery 124 in Pioneer Square. http://danpatchphotography.com
10th Place – George Duperon – “Birthless”
George Duperon was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was influenced by many art demonstrations in his home town. He started painting in his free time in pastels creating a few pieces, these pieces stood in the background for quite some time. Later in life, he found his true passion, drawing and at the age of 28 George decided to attend the Fort Lauderdale Arts Institute in order to get his graphics design degree.
With a love for all forms of arts, he continues to study many computer programs, as well as photography in order to create his visions. Being able to draw with the freedom of traditional methods and digital capabilities he finally decides to make his own move and create his first art pieces to show the world. http://george-duperon016.see.me