Figurative Art Exhibition – June 2012

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Our art competition for May was “Figurative” and we asked artists for their best interpretation of this theme by depicting the human form or any human features. “Figurative” was considered to be figures, forms and faces either in the representational or abstract genre.

The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of April 2012 and concluded on May 29, 2012. We received 731 entries from 216 artists, from 19 different countries from around the world, including the Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition, we received entries from 33 different states.

Due to the volume and the quality of the entries received this month we also included 150 artists and their works were chosen for Special Recognition. The artists in this group could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was exceptional. In addition, most of the artists who were not chosen could have easily received Special Recognition awards, as their art was also outstanding. We hope that you will take the time to also enjoy their beautiful art work too. To view their work click on the thumbnail image and that will take you to a Slide Show. In order to leave the Slide Show at any time, just click on the large image in order to escape.

We want to thank everyone for participating in this art competition. All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of June 2012 and thereafter, the artworks and links to the artist’s websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives.

Shortly, we will have this exhibition on YouTube and there will also be an event catalogue that can be seen on Issuu. Congratulations to our artists who made our “Figurative” 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.

If anyone has any comments, thoughts or feedback, we would like to hear from you, as we would like to improve our online gallery, the competitions and our exhibitions. Thank you.

1st Place – Andrzej Farfulowski – “Joe”

Andrzej Farfulowski is a painter who lives and creates in Poland. Andrzej states this about his life and his artworks, “I’ve never had any art education because I was afraid that I can lose more than I could gain. For my work I’ve got the same attitude like I have my whole life. By my own studies I am learning about myself, trying to trust myself, to live more consciously and without fear. I don’t know where I will go and what I will be doing, but whatever it is going to be, I just want it to be true”. His artworks can be found at www.pigart.org

2nd Place – Dan Pyle – “Paparazzi”

Dan Pyle is a California artist who works exclusively in charcoal. Dan uses a realistic style that mimics photography to the point that his work is often mistaken for photos. With virtually no formal art training, Dan has been drawing since childhood. He has exhibited his work in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Long Beach & New York. His clientele reaches as far as Canada and Malaysia, and 23 pieces of his drawings have been permanently installed in a Las Vegas hotel. www.DanPyleArtist.com

3rd Place – Mary Rose – “Recollection”

Mary Rose lives and creates in Florida and she paints in a variety of genres, figurative, landscape, still life, and portraits. She has studied with Tae Park, Warren Chang, Cathy Locke, and Daniel Greene. Having graduated from FSU, Mary has received awards on a regional level for her paintings. Her creations are found in both private and corporate collections. She is currently in grad studies at work on her MFA thesis with the prestigious Academy of Art University. www.maryjrose.com

4th Place – Cavin Jones – “Gary”

Cavin Jones is a Philadelphia-based artist with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts & Painting from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from Tyler School of Art. Cavin has exhibited his artwork in museums and galleries locally and nationally. Some notable venues of his exhibitions include the following; the Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, Pa. the Harriet Tubman Museum, Macon, Ga., Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. and the African American Museum of Philadelphia.  www.cavinjonesamericanart.com

5th Place – Mary Karlton – “Anima”

Mary Karlton studied painting and printmaking in Chicago, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. Her style is eclectic, ranging from figurative pieces to rich, highly textured abstracts works. She is captivated by the versatility and expressive potential of acrylic media. Her heroes in the art world are multifaceted and innovative—DaVinci, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Klimt, Kandinsky, Schiele, DeKoonig, and Richter. She currently lives and paints on the Central Coast of California. www.marykarlton.com

Honorable Mention – Beatriz Carnevali – “Per Sempre Due”

Beatriz & Beatrice is the composite name that represents the collective identity of artists Beatrice Savino and Beatriz Carnevali. The artists, are mother and daughter and they were born in Venezuela. The Beatriz & Beatrice’s collaborative work started in 2009 with the project Time Lapses of Light. Through their artistic creation, they form an alliance between painting and photography. Although Beatrice is the painter and Beatriz the photographer, their artistic and intellectual work is a collaborative effort. www.beatrizandbeatrice.com

Honorable Mention – Zofia Kijak – “Lost in Thought”

Zofia Kijak is a painter, architect and photographer with academic degrees from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology and from the Faculty of Painting at the renowned Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Zofia has been pm many exhibitions in Poland and the United States. Her paintings have resulted from many years of en plein air work in Australia, South Pacific and Mediterranean. In addition she paints landscapes, seascapes, still life, garden themes and portraits. She has a passion for intense colors which results from personal inspirations. www.zofiakijak.com

Honorable Mention – Chuck Miller – “Paris No. 2″

Chuck Miller is a 6th generation native Texan. He has worked as a commercial artist and designer for over 25 years. Chuck now paints full time in his studio with his wife, who is also an artist, their two dogs and more cats than Hemingway.

He has always been fascinated with the human form. Although he paints primarily nudes he prefers to show the viewer more than is actually there. His work is about what is not seen rather than what is actually portrayed on the canvas. www.chuckmillerfineart.com

Honorable Mention – Daryl R. Nicholson – “Grand Femme”

Daryl is a longtime resident of Atlanta, Georgia. She showed an early interest in the creative arts while growing up in Pennsylvania and went on to receive a BS degree in Fine Art and Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Recently, Daryl has become interested in watercolors and has taken numerous workshops with such notable artists as Joy Hartsfield, Dolores Kennedy, Mel Stabin, Charles Reid, Don Andrews and Marie Matthews. She is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Georgia Watercolor Society and a Juried Member of the Atlanta Artists Center. http://darylnicholson.com

Honorable Mention – Leon Sarantos – “Young Lady with Long Pipe”

Leon Sarantos graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of Michigan, and has studied figurative painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Leon’s art has been displayed in national and international venues, winning several awards and honors.  Leon states the following about his art, “The unifying theme in my art is to express the mood evoked by the subject of my painting. I paint with an attitude of respect, seeking to portray the dignity of each person.” www.leonsarantosartist.com

Art Exhibition & Special Recognition Artists

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