Our theme for the October competition was “The Elements”. The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of September and concluded on October 29, 2011. We received 473 entries from 12 different countries from around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Croatia. In addition, we had entries from 29 different states. We received a broad selection acrylic, watercolor, oil, digital, photography, pencil, dye on silk, mixed media, and ink art and we tried to include these different media in this exhibition.
Due to the volume and the quality of the entries received this month we also included 65 artists who were also 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 also 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 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. Just because your art was not selected is not a reflection on your artistic talents and skill. It takes a lot of courage and nerve to enter and expose yourself to this type of competition and you should be applauded for your efforts. Please do not give up entering online and offline art competitions and calls for art, as your art could have easily been chosen here too.
All winners will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of November 2011 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 “The Elements” 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 – Ana Pastor – “Vulcan”
Ana earned her BFA degree in Fine Arts at Miguel Hernández University, Spain. She received a Research Grant funded by the European Social Fund Prize CAM to the best collection Solo Exhibitions at “Fundación Frax” Spain 2011, “BlauArt” Gallery (Alicante, Spain) 2010, “Chapelle du Carmel” Gallery (Rouen, France) 2010 and the CAM Gallery 2008. www.anapastorarte.es
2nd Place – Nico vanOosten – “Water 2”
I was born in 1957. I began painting in 1991 and started giving painting lessons in 2002. Making art is like travelling for me. You start with some ideas in your head, but you don’t know where the road leads you. But that does not matter as long as you like going where the painting leads you. www.nicovanoosten.exto.nl
3rd Place – Jeffrey Rennicke – “Dreams of the Morning”
Jeff Rennicke is a nationally-known writer and photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Reader’s Digest, Backpacker and more. He is also a frequent lecturer for the National Geographic Society’s Expedition program. His writing on destinations all over the world has twice (1993 and 2001) been given gold medals in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers. He lives in Bayfield, Wisconsin which is near Lake Superior. His website is www.jeffrennicke.com
4th Place – Stephanie Visser – “Lite and Water”
A native of southern Michigan, Stephanie Visser relocated to southern California. She took her degree in Fine Art from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan. She continued her education at Western Michigan University in the graduate department and at Pasadena College of Art and Design. Stephanie’s painting originally began with traditional representational work and has evolved to abstract over the intervening years. www.stephanievisser.com
5th Place – Jennifer Marshall – “Sea Spray and Showers”
My first love was horses. I studied and drew them from a very early age, and so my skills of observation, and drawing began to be developed. A deep love of the Australian bush where I grew up, soon manifested itself in my landscapes. Later a fascination with Australian history combined with love of the bush, horses and the country way of life, developed into painting aspects of that history. www.marshallfineart.com.au
Honorable Mention – Davide Agnelli – “Wales”
Davide is retired and living in Guernsey, UK and has recently the spent 3 ½ years travelling throughout Europe and mostly in France, Spain and Italy. Davide has always been a keen photographer and happy to photograph whatever catches his eye. He moved on from film to digital and has embraced the new technology. He has had a lot of success when entering National and International photographic exhibitions. http://www.daveagnelliphotography.co.uk
Honorable Mention – Jon Holiday – “Great Falls”
For 26 years, Jon has been the owner and operator of Image One Media in Fort Worth, TX, who specializes in photography, video production, and audio-visual presentations. Jon fell in love with photography at age 9, and has received numerous awards for his images.
Jon founded and led the Hope Camera Club for 8 years, and as such has done numerous instructional presentations and training sessions. His photographic experience spans a variety of styles and situations. www.photosbyjon.com
Honorable Mention – Mary Larsen – “Liquid Sky”
Through layers of paint, ink, paper, images from current events and silkscreen, Mary Larsen creates worlds that, like a memory of a dream, are at once disorienting yet somehow familiar. By obscuring and revealing, each layer unfolds the narrative. There is balance through imbalance. The sublime power of nature, history and chance coalesce to unsettle and draw the viewer into a place that could only exist in the mind. She has lived, worked and exhibited in NYC, San Francisco, San Juan, PR and now Miami. Her work is in corporate and individual collections in New York, Miami, and San Juan. www.marylarsen.com
Honorable Mention – Megan Levacy – “Wide Listening Sky”
Megan Levacy is a mixed media painter from Johnson City, TN. Her works explore themes of identity and place. Levacy has an MFA in painting from East Tennessee State University University and an MA in painting and BFA in photography and printmaking at Arkansas State University. Levacy is currently teaching as an Instructor at East Tennessee State University. Her works have been exhibited nationwide, including Tennessee, North Carolina, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, and Arkansas. www.meganlevacy.com
Honorable Mention – Enrique Pappalardo – “Clash of Seasons”
I am an enthusiast photographer who just restarted photography after many years. I was born in Paraguay, South America and lived in Fort Worth, Texas since 1986 and relocated to Loveland, Colorado in 2005. I went to Architecture School and also create 3D artwork. Photography really helps me improve my 3D work. http://www.ephotozine.com/user/enricopardo-175764