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.”
Congratulations to the artists who are the winners of the gallery’s “All Women” art competition. You can also view the entire “All Women” Online Art Gallery Presentation Here.
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