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Countryside – Overall Category

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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 November 2012 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 “Countryside” 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 “Countryside” 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 Countryside Art Exhibition Main Page Here.

1st Place – Carrie Goller – “Stormchaser 3”

Like the sturdy old house in her painting, local multi-media artist Carrie Goller has weathered a few storms. Goller recalls being advised as a child to pursue a career in fine art, but it wasn*t until she battled breast cancer that she became a serious and dedicated artist. Carrie says this about her art, ”Art has become a necessity for me. It’s both work and play – exhilarating yet restorative. It’s where I find balance, says Goller. I am truly grateful for the support and encouragement I have received to indulge my passion and constant need to explore new mediums and subject matter.” www.carriegoller.com

2nd Place – Jon Holiday – “New England Country Sight”

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

3rd Place – Abe Blair – “Homestead”

Abe Blair is a photographer, born and raised in Oregon and currently living in the Foothills of Lake Tahoe, CA. With some formal photography education he has spent the last 12 years shooting professionally focusing on outdoor sports both action and studio product. “Constantly learning and exploring photography while experiencing the outdoors is what keeps me going”. Recently Abe has been going back to his original film photography background working in medium format. www.blindmanphotos.com

4th Place – Debbie Beukema – “Cross Town Traffic”

Debbie Beukema is an American artist born and raised in California and she studied painting at the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. She is now living and working in Park City, Utah. Her work is defined by a bright and bold use of color. Common themes include geese and other birds, red structures in the landscape, and animals from whimsical vantage point. Artist Website

5th Place – Carolyn Nelson – “Painted Lady on Route 2”

Carolyn is an internationally known impressionist painter, a Master Mneme Therapist teaching painting to the cognitive impaired, and also children at risk. She was in the Euroartexpo in Barcelona, Spain in 2000, and in collections around the world both corporate and private collectors and have shown in other galleries as well, around the country.

Carolyn is also an international art teacher, to both Pima and Apache tribes in Chiahuahua, Mexico and orphaned children in Botswana, Africa, and also to three interns from Japan through the International Internship Program through the US State Department. http://gotartwork.com

6th Place – Cynthia Fleury – “Lackaff West Ranch”

Cynthia Fleury is a Twin Cities, based fine art photographic artist who creates artistic interpretations of seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, floral, still life, travel and digital art. Her passion is experimental photography and creative processes and techniques such as infrared photography, light painting, digital handcoloring, HDR, and creative Photoshop techniques. She has studied art on and off over the years and has painted in acrylic, oil and watercolor. Her interest in photography as an art form began in 1998 when she studied photography at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. www.cynthiafleury.com

7th Place – Jayne Wilson – “Heartland”

Originally from England, Jayne is a self-taught artist who now lives in the Houston, Texas area. She fell in love with art as she was growing up in England and enjoyed working in acrylics and oil pastels to create landscape paintings of the English countryside that she left behind. In 2007 she was introduced to the 3D digital graphics program and a whole new world of artistic possibilities opened up to her.

In addition to her original 3D digital renderings, she enjoys taking photographs of the beauty she sees around her, particularly the flowers, butterflies and birds that abound in her Certified Wildlife Habitat garden. http://1-jayne-wilson.artistwebsites.com

8th Place – Dara Daniel – “Feel the Flower”

Dara is a Northern California artist and who currently paints with oils on canvas and linen. Her subject matter encompasses special places or moments, a bird soaring or resting, water rushing or gently flowing, a field of wild flowers blooming or, trees and vineyards with full spectrums of color. Dara states this about her art, “For me, my brushstrokes become like musical notes that reflect feelings, moods rhythms and energy and my paintings become orchestrations. But, instead of instruments, I combined and compose subject, intense contrasting color, line and form. Ultimately, with the utilization of all these elements, my intention is to convey a sense of joy, peaceful or tranquil state of mind or, a kind of nostalgia that Nature can evoke”. www.darasfineart.com

9th Place – Michael Corcoran – “Milk Run”

Mike grew up in the Midwest where he worked for the U. S. Postal Service and he retired after 34 years of service with USPS. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2002, Mike and his wife sailed to Alaska and lived there for a year. He currently has a studio in Sumner, WA where he is pleased to have the opportunity to study with some of the finest artists and instructors in the U. S. Mike has exhibited in many galleries and shows throughout the United States.

Also, many of Mike’s illustrations have been selected and printed in magazines. His paintings are a part of many private, corporate and government collections throughout the country. Mike is an active member of the Peninsula Art League and the Rainier League of Arts. www.mikecorcoranart.com

10th Place – Ken Bennison – “French River”

Ken was born in Kearney Ontario, Canada. He has enjoyed the outdoors and nature his whole life. After Ken retired he concentrated on his love of photography. Ken states this about his art, “With the idea that photography is a creative art, not just a medium for communication of reality, I am able to have creative control over all my images. My first love is to canoe and hike into wilderness locations to enjoy the pristine beauty and peacefulness that can be found in our vast wilderness. While I am there I am able to capture many of the scenic views that I have in my expanding portfolio”. http://kenben.org