Our art competition for February was our 4th Annual “All Women” and 2D and 3D women artists from around the world were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s March 2015 online group art exhibition. This art competition had an open theme, for women artists only and the submission process and competition for the artists began in January 2015 and concluded on February 24, 2015.
The gallery received 1,154 entries from 27 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Cypress, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela. In addition, the gallery received entries from 43 different states.
The Guest Judge for this competition was artist marketing expert Aletta de Wal. Below are her thoughts on this art competition and her rationale for selecting the art for each media category.
“Every artist who submitted their art to the “All Women” Online Art Competition sponsored by Light Space & Time deserves a note of commendation. You created many works, selected one or more and added an artist statement. That takes creativity, choice and completion. And these acts deserve and were give extreme care in the jurying process.”
“In making my selections from the works that John R. Math asked me to review, I brought many perspectives to my choices. Among them aptitude, breadth, composition, depth, effects, flair, gradations, hues, inspiration, joy, kinds, lines, materials, nuances, optics, perspective, qualities, range, styles, texture, unity, variety, wit, xylography, yantra and zen. I considered each entry individually from my eye as an artist, advisor and collector. I sorted and resorted the entries in each category at least a dozen times until ten stood out in each group. The most difficult task was ranking those ten, especially when they came from 1154 entries.”
The exhibition has been divided into three media categories. Painting & Other Media, Photography & Digital Media and 3D and Mixed Media. In addition, there is an overall Winning Artists Category, which is the “best of the best” and consists of the ten (10) best entries comprised from the 3 media categories.
The gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional.
To view the artwork in each media category, click on a thumbnail image and that will take you to the Slide Show, which will then contain larger images. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on any of the large images in order to escape and that will take you back to the thumbnails images.
All winning entries will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of March 2015. 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 “All Women” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion.
Overall Winning Artists Category – The overall winning artist’s category consists of the 10 Best Entries received from the Painting & Other, 3D and Mixed Media and Photography & Digital categories. Please go to the results of the All Women Art Exhibition “Overall Winning Artists Category” here.
Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in the Overall Category and in each media category, this art was placed in this special category. Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the All Women Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.
Painting & Other Category – The painting & other category is considered to be any art where a pigment was applied to a two-dimensional surface, such as canvas, paper, or panel. This category comprises the following media; acrylics, oil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, line type drawings, encaustic, fresco, some fabrics and some mixed media, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any other flat surface. Please go to the results in the All Women Art Exhibition “Painting & Other Category” here.
3D & Mixed Media Category – This category contains 3 dimensional art, most mixed media, some fabrics, glass, mosaic, and various other media. Please go to the results in the All Women Art Exhibition “3D & Mixed Media Category” here.
Photography & Digital Category – This category contains any images captured by either an analog or digital camera and would be viewed as a print. Black and white photographs, color photographs, digital or analog photographs, photo grams, other experimental photography, alternative photographic processes, manipulated photography etc. would be included in this category. In addition, we have included most digital art in this section. Please go to the results in the All Women Art Exhibition “Photography & Digital Category” here.