Our exhibition theme is “CityScapes”. The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of March and ended on April 28, 2011. We received 411 entries from 13 different countries from around the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, Italy, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Greece, Scotland, China and France. In addition, we had entries from 24 different states. We received a broad selection of media including, watercolors, oils, acrylics, collage, digital art, photography, mixed media and pencils and our show is representative of these media and styles.
Due to the volume and the quality of the entries received this month we also included 35 artists who 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 is exceptional. 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 to escape.
We want to thank everyone for participating in this art competition. Just because your artwork 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 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 May 2011. 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 CityScapes 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 – Sachin Naik – “Old City”
Sachin Naik is a water-colorist from India and he has worked in watercolors for last 12 year. Sachin’s specialty is to produce pure and transparent watercolors as is evidenced by his work. He has won several international awards in United States and in the United Kingdom. Sachin won three different times at Patchings UK, Winsor & Newton Summer Scenes and Watercolor West. In addition, his works have been selected for many international magazines, including; The Watercolor Artist, The artist Magazine UK etc. Sachin has also authored and published a book on watercolors. www.sachinnaik.com
2nd Place – Evalynn Alu – “Downtown”
Evalynn is a Californian who has always been interested in art from a very early age. She studied and graduated from Santa Ana Junior College and California State University Fullerton with a degree in art. Her interest in painting grew after working in many areas of art and now, abstract art has become a major part and expression of her artistic life. Evalynn states that “perfecting ones technique while experimenting is always part of my work”. www.evalynnjalu.com
3rd Place – Duane Gordon – “Sunset on the Montreal Skyline”
Duane Gordon is a Canadian landscape artist inspired by and motivated to share the urban environment of his daily experience. He sees each city as a collective artwork relentlessly created, and destroyed, by its inhabitants, culminating in a shared vision. He interprets this vision to claim his place in the collective creation, to prove he does indeed belong. He is an explorer, and the urban skyline is his pristine wilderness. www.duanegordon.com
4th Place – Gary Greene – “Seattle Rizal”
Gary has been a free-lance photographer since 1984. His photographs have been published by The National Geographic Society, Hallmark, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hertz, the Automobile Association of America (AAA), Impact Photographics, Smith-Western Corporation, Peterson’s Photographic Magazine, Popular Photography, Oregon Coast Magazine and Northwest Travel Magazine. In addition, Gary is an accomplished fine artist, art instructor and the author of eleven North Light Books. www.ggart.biz
5th Place – Mary Lea Bradley – “Remember”
Rooted squarely in emotional abstraction, Mary Lea Bradley’s work is never static. Through the intangible elements of light, movement and space, Bradley creates images of uninhibited sensuality. A master colorist, her rich tonal balance exuberantly depicts abstraction with passion, sensation and feeling. Her pieces attract; you want to know more, where it started, where it’s going. The viewer’s curiosity makes this artist and her work take flight. www.bradleyabstractart.com
Hon. Mention – Lynne Bernay-Roman – “The City Blooms”
Lynne Bernay-Roman is a Florida artist who began as painting in oils and considers herself to be a contemporary artist. Her art eventually evolved into photography and most recently has become involved with digital painting. In addition, she is a psychotherapist and considers herself to be a “photo-therapist”. Lynne states that with her discovery of digital painting that it is “a discovery that has allowed me to combine many of the different mediums that I love”. Lynne has shown her work in many galleries in and around South Florida. www.gallery.jupiterphoto.com
Hon. Mention – Emily Campbell – “Edinburgh”
Emily Campbell graduated with a First Class BA Honours from Camberwell School of Art in 1990, before completing an MA in Alternative Media at Chelsea School of Art in 1991. Now based in Stoke on Trent in the West Midlands, Campbell has taught on the BA and MA Fine Art Degrees at Staffordshire University since 1992. Earlier work consisted of both National and International gallery based installations, in London, Liverpool, Manchester and New York, with newer work moving outside the gallery arena into public spaces. In the main the work submitted is for a variety of public art commissions in Children’s Hospitals and Health Centres. www.emilycampbell.co.uk
Hon. Mention – Mary Lou Johnson – “Barcelona Bikes”
Mary Lou Johnson, a native Floridian, has exhibited in juried art shows and one woman shows for the last three years. She does portraits as well as nature, scenery, and anything else that catches her eye. Prior to devoting her time to photography, Mary Lou had a private marriage and family counseling practice. Mary Lou states that “I love the beauty of this world and love sharing it with others…. just in case they might miss it! I love doing portraiture and showing males and females just how beautiful they truly are”. www.maryloujohnsonphotography.com
Hon. Mention – Richard Wynne – “Paris Winter”
Richard Wynne is an artist who has lived and painted in many Countries for over thirty years. He is well known in Asia and the Middle East and has only recently returned to the USA. Richard returned so his Autistic son could receive Special Education not available in Thailand.
Richard is self-taught and he has lectured and taught art in Thailand. He has had exhibitions in the Middle and Far East, and Europe. While he did study art, he is basically self-trained. This fact, he believes is an advantage as it eliminates barriers created by art mill educators. Mr. Wynne uses colors, textures, and different mediums to convey various moods. www.richardwynne.com
Hon. Mention – Steve Zolin – “In My Neighborhood”
After sojourning nine years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, enmeshed in its art scene, New Jersey native Steve Zolin won an MFA Fellowship at Florida State University. Steve is recently married and he now resides in Manhattan, New York. Zolin’s work explores the structure of reality and advancements in art through a new kind of curved perspective. The fascinating architecture of his new home city has been proving fertile ground to explore these issues. www.stevezolin.com