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 winning artists will now be featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of May 2014 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 4th Annual “Figurative” 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 “Figurative” 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 Figurative Home Page here.
1st Place – Carson Kapp – “Iris Goddess of the Rainbow”
An artist and architect, Carson Kapp’s exuberant spirit shines through each mixed media composition with an emphasis on dynamic movement. The foundation of her passion for art is rooted in her years at Tulane University, graduating with a Master of Architecture degree and becoming a registered architect. Ignited by the perennial charm of The Big Easy, Kapp’s work captures the spontaneity and emotion of life, which marries the linear and curvilinear. Her design process builds upon her knowledge of the history of art and architecture.
Among her recent credentials, in 2014 Kapp earned the prestigious Carl Steinsieck award, monetarily equivalent to the best in show, for the Annual figurative exhibition of the St. Augustine Art Association.
Kapp has exhibited in Florida at such venues as Orlando’s Gallery at Avalon Island. Her art is rapidly earning major awards and critical acclaim in media outlets, such as the News-Journal; and is quickly becoming known internationally, placing in the “top ten” for the annual animals exhibition in the light space & time international online exhibition. Carson’s website, http://carsonkapp.weebly.com
2nd Place – Nicole McKinney – “Turning Back”
Nicole McKinney fell for creating when she was in early elementary school after receiving praise, from someone outside of her family, for a drawing that she had just completed. Nicole expresses her thoughts, “The satisfaction of creating a product, holding pride in it, and seeing that others might find worth in it as well, cultivated something inside me even at an early age. I knew I had found something that I was good at but I didn’t realize its value until much later. Now, after years of exploration, times of voidance, and a return to finding harmony with what is nurturing to me, I am grounded in the fact that the process of creating is innately and essentially part of who I am. Without it, there is an emptiness that leaves me untrue and without purpose.”
Nicole is in love with color and texture in here art; therefore she manipulates both as primary visual tools in her work. Nicole says the following, “My work has become an exploration of the way I live and the way the world persists. Chaos and the desire to bring some sort of order are the driving forces that lead me to problem solve until each piece attains some sort of resolution. When I reach a feeling of peace about both the product and the voyage of creating a work, it is finished. Not only do I work each piece and mold it into a cohesive whole, the process of doing so returns the favor entirely, as I am also its final product.” Her website, www.nicoleartgallery.com
3rd Place – Vincent Isner – “Nude in Turban”
Vincent Isner’s photography work encompasses a variety of styles, including figurative artworks informed by the pictorials’, pre-Raphaelite, and renaissance artists and sculptors. Vincent seeks to create representative works that invite beauty to awaken and nourish it’s viewers.
With a background in the visual arts, media production, music, and child development, Vincent turned to photography full-time after a career in the non-profit sector.
Vincent also spent time as the head of a national advocacy organization on Capitol Hill. Vincent lives in Franklin, TN and his website is www.vinceisner.com
4th Place – Durga Garcia – “A Fighter”
Durga Garcia is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of portraits, headshots and art for artists.
Bringing a most uncommon background to her pictures, a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.
Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Keeping current her senior fine art appraisal accreditations. She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs, Artists of Palm beach County & Palm Beach Photographic Centre. She also leads Photo Walks at Jonathan Dickinson State Park and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.
Durga also hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”. She also has also judged several area Art and Photography shows. View here website here, http://durgagarcia.com
5th Place – Fran McNeely – “Self Portrait – Small”
Abstract painter Fran McNeely lives and paints in Tucson, Arizona. Self-taught, she enhances her work through specific classes and workshops both locally and nationally. Fran works out of her studio–Peace of Paper Studio in Tucson, Arizona.
Fran’s paintings are energetic and playful; feelings present at their creation which she hopes will be conveyed to the viewer through her choice of colors and design. Each painting has been achieved via a unique experience which results in a unique creation.
Fran’s artworks have been in numerous national juried shows and her work is also in several private collections in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Her website is www.peace-of-paper.net
6th Place – Barry Seidman – “Smoke 26”
Barry Seidman is a renowned member of the international photographic community. He is a commercial photographer, with over 4000 photo shoots to his credit and an award winning television commercial director, an artist and most recently the author of “New Eyes”, his photo biography.
Barry was educated at Pratt Institute in New York and he spent several years as an ad agency art director. His work has contributed to numerous award-winning national as well as local advertising campaigns.
Barry has exhibited in many solo and group shows and his work is held in many public and private collections. Barry’s website is www.barryseidman.com/fineart
7th Place – Mary Rose – “Cavalier”
Mary Rose lives and creates in Florida and she paints in a variety of genres; figurative, landscape, still life, and portraits. Mary has been fortunate to have studied with Tae Park, Warren Chang, Cathy Locke, and Daniel Greene.
Having graduated from Florida State University, Mary has received awards on a regional level for her paintings. Her creations are found in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She is currently in graduate studies at work on her MFA thesis with the prestigious Academy of Art University. She enjoys painting portraits by commission and she welcomes new patrons. Her website is www.maryjrose.com
8th Place – Ann Buss – “Agnes”
Ann Buss has painted on two continents now. She began painting in 2001 in South Africa, where she taught herself and also studied privately with South African artist Pascale Chandler. She started out as a watercolorist, and then in 2007, began to work with oils. When she returned to the States in 2010 with her husband and family, she continued to work in oils in the studio on the family property outside of Philadelphia.
Ann Buss has painted on two continents now. She has been painting and selling her work since 2001. Her painting career started when she lived in South Africa, where she studied art privately with South African artists Margaret Burnhard and Pascale Chandler.
Ann returned to the States in 2010 with her husband and family. They built a studio on their property and she continues to paint there today. She has recently been accepted as a member of MamaCita, a women’s organization for professional painters in Philadelphia. Ann’s awards include: finalist in the Nivea Competition 2009 for starting artists in Durban, SA; Best in Show Cheltenham’s Juried Show 2012; Best in Show at Abington Art Center’s Juried Show 2013. Her website is, http://annbuss.com
9th Place – Mike Dumont – “Hand”
Mike Dumont has been a photographer all his life. He migrated to professional photography 25 years ago when he began doing weddings, portraits and commercial work. Mike has studied extensively at the New England Institute of Photography. Subjects included advanced portraiture, advanced Photoshop and Painter software techniques.
Mike also studied with Helen Yancy, a world renowned expert in Corel Painter, at the New England Institute of Photography and also, at a workshop in Tuscany, Italy.
In addition to landscapes, Mike enjoys photographing people and is available for commission work. In particular, his portrait work is focused on traditional black and white or Painter style color portraits printed on canvas. In some cases, Mike creates painter style images from existing photographs. His website is www.images-by-dumont.com
10th Place – Wendi Schneider – “Miss M”
Wendi Schneider’s sensual photographs are often recognized for their focus on detail, grace of composition and delicate balance between the real and the imagined. Her images are inspired by a passion for the natural world, a background in painting and art history and the lush beauty of her southern heritage.
Wendi was a major contributor to the original Victoria magazine, she is also known for her hand-painted flower images, nearly 100 book covers and for designing and photographing the recreation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book.
Her latest body of work, “States of Grace” encompasses an interpretation of the natural world, including painterly wildlife, flower and figurative images. She is creating intimate nature portraits – pigment prints on vellum with hand-applied gold, white gold or silver leaf or metallic substrates to create texture and drama and to illuminate the precious quality of the subjects. She is represented by at A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans. Her website is http://www.wendischneider.com