The theme for our December Exhibition is “Figurative”. The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of October and ended on November 29, 2010. We received 172 entries for this competition from 17 different countries. Some of the countries represented included Canada, United Kingdom, France, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Austria, Australia, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland and the United States.
Due to the volume and the quality of the entries this month we have 15 different artists who were chosen for Special Recognition. We hope that you will take the time to enjoy their incredible beautiful work.
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 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 competitions and shows, 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 December 2010. 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 Figurative Exhibition so successful this month. At anytime, 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 – Fidan Shahin “Reclining Nude”
Fidan Shahin was born, raised and lives in Baku, Azerbaijan. She is a freelance painter and illustrator. To date, she has had several art exhibitions in Baku. Fidan is also interested in poetry, computer science and stop-motion movies. In her spare time she loves to sing jazz & blues. Fidan is also Member of the Young Artist Association of Azerbaijan Artists Union. http://www.artfidan.com
2nd Place – Jan Madill “Girl With The Endless Tattoos”
The curving gestures of the human body often combine for me with the complementary gestures found in much of the rest of nature. I often try to capture a brief moment in time. My training at the Pacific NW College of Art provided the foundation for my painting and drawing. http://www.jamimi.com
3rd Place – Mary Felton “The Boxer”
Mary graduated from the Art Institute of Boston and worked in commercial art before concentrating on fine art. I now work exclusively with compressed charcoal on white paper. Over the years I have won awards in local, national and international shows and am currently represented by galleries in New York City, Massachusetts and Chicago. http://www.MaryFelton.blogspot.com
Honorable Mention – Carolyn Kleefeld “Laura Huxleys Departure”
Artist, poet, and prose-writer Carolyn Kleefeld studied art and psychology at UCLA and is the author of ten books. Her art appears worldwide in galleries, museums, and private collections, and was recently featured in a twenty-five year retrospective at The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University. Her writing, translated into Romanian, Korean, Arabic, and Braille, has been used at universities internationally, and has received numerous awards, including nominations for the Pushcart Prize. http://www.carolynmarykleefeld.com
Honorable Mention – Russell Rowland “Kat”
Russell Rowland is a freelance photographer based in the New York City area. Russ began his creative career as a successful executive in the public relations field, where he specialized in providing PR services to consumer and high-tech companies. Russ’s photography is as varied as his subjects. Besides his fine art photography, his portfolio includes portraits, street scenes, landscapes, abstracts, along with the photographs that center on the absurdities of daily life in the city. Russell states that he “photographs stuff that he can’t paint or put into words”. Russell Rowland’s bright, imaginative and thought provoking portfolio at http://www.rrsnapshop.com