The gallery’s art competition for June was the 5th Annual “Figurative” competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s July’s 2015 online group art exhibition. The “Figurative” theme was considered to be figures, forms and faces. The gallery accepted art on this subject that was either representational or abstract.
The Guest Judge for this competition was Mary Kee, Principal and Creative Director of TheArtGuide.com. Below are her thoughts on this competition and her rationale for selecting the art for each media category.
“When a painting or photograph grabs your attention and you feel the need for a closer look, what are you reacting to? The responses will vary, but an eye-catching experience was the incentive for my review of the Light Space & Time’s 5th Annual “Figurative” Art Competition. As an artist and founder of an art website, I see images daily and never tire of studying new works. This year’s applicants did not fail to entice and encourage thoughtful composition using diverse techniques.”
Mary continues her thoughts, “The submitted Figurative Art Competition images were judged based on the intrigue of a mutually understood subject that was transformed and presented with distinct art concept. Each work was reviewed for its response to shape and volume within the given composition as well as line, form, technique and balance. Art work of the human figure has an energy that also acts as a design element communicated through color, texture, brush stroke or light and form. Taking these concepts into consideration each image was reviewed for its visual effect and integrity of method.”
This art competition and the submission process for the artists began in May 2015 and concluded on June 26, 2015. The gallery received 643 entries from 21 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, St. Maarten, Turkey, and United Kingdom. In addition, the gallery received entries from 37 different states, as well as the District of Columbia.
Congratulations to our artists who made our “Figurative” Art Exhibition so successful this month. At any time, we invite our winning artists and other interested visitors to link their websites to the Gallery’s archive page for further ongoing promotion. You can also view the entire Figurative 2015 Online Art Presentation here.
Below is our YouTube Video Presentation. Please consider joining and subscribing to the Light Space & Time’s YouTube Channel.