The theme for our February Exhibition is “Seascapes”. The submission process and competition for the artists began in the middle of December and ended on January 29, 2011. We received 503 entries from 14 different countries from around the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Australia, Romania, Ireland, Russia, Philippines, Greece, France, Israel, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. In addition, we had entries from 31 different states. We received a broad selection of media including, watercolors, oils, acrylics, digital art, photography, mixed media and pencils. We would like to thank everyone for participating in this event.
Due to the incredible volume and the quality of the entries this month we also included 40 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.
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 and courage. 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 February 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 Seascapes 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 – Linda Lowery – “Rough Seas”
Linda Lowery holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Fine Arts from George Washington University. She also studied painting and drawing at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Linda was a commercial artist, doing graphic design in the Washington, DC area. She now concentrates full time on her fine art, doing both en plein air and studio painting. She exhibits regularly at the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. http://www.lindaloweryartist.com
2nd Place – Mike Bell – “Low Tide Hauxley Haven”
Teaching & Lecturing in Art & Design for 30 years, early retirement 15 years ago. Now works on Mixed Media Paintings & Workshops for Art clubs & Societies. Exhibits in Galleries In the UK, Italy ,Germany ,Canada and USA. Mike lives & works in Northumberland “.The land of the far Horizons”, which has light that enhances the textile quality of its environment in all seasons. http://www.axisweb.org/artist/mikebell
3rd Place – Cynthia Fleury – “Rustic Beauty”
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. http://fleury.myexpose.com/
4th Place – Rob Travis – “Beach Flowers”
Exhibiting photography at Glass Feather Studio Gallery since 2007 and working as glass artist since 2001. Visual artist in different mediums including drawing, painting, and two favorite specialties: fused glass and photography. His photography reflects his passionate interest in nature, his ability to establish harmony within the frame of his camera, his eye to capture that “peaceful something” that makes one feel connected. http://www.robtravis.com
5th Place – Susan deleHaye – “Dark Sea”
Initially I like to work directly from nature and use notebooks as a starting point to interpret or highlight particular qualities of the landscape. Figurative boundaries dissolve as the work becomes more abstract and develops into a distilled representation of my response to specific conditions. I prefer to use oils on canvas at this later stage and some of the works develop a highly textured finish. http://www.suedelahaye.com
Honorable Mention – C.J. Shane – “Island”
C.J. Shane is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. Her primary interest is in oil painting, artist’s books, and relief printmaking. The natural world, especially the beautiful Sonoran Desert, continues to be the greatest source of grounding and inspiration in her work. Color and texture are key elements in her paintings which are designed to give the viewer a deeper connection to nature. http://www.cjshane.com
Honorable Mention – Jeffrey Hummel – “The Maritimes”
Jeffrey states about his art “simplicity of composition, without lapsing into the commonplace or picturesque cliché’’’ Jeffrey has a degree in M.A., Medieval History, Larson-McGee Research Fellowship (Oxford, 2003), B.A., English Literature/Philosophy. Author, Blue Silk, a hardbound photographic compilation. The Metropolitan Pavilion, Housing Works, New York City, May 2010 and the Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009. http://artid.com/members/jrhummel
Honorable Mention – Michele Congdon – “Cape Cod Sunset”
Michele Congdon is a New York artist that is proficient in watercolor painting. She is a member of National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, Northeast Watercolor Society and the Alliance of Professional Artists. Awards; Second place-2009 Long Island Fair, Third place-2007 Long Island Fair, Third place-2006 Long Island Fair, all in the Watercolor Landscape Divisions. http://macwatercolors.com/
Honorable Mention – Jeffery Murrell – “Sea”
Jeffery is an Australian artist and he states “I am a visual artist producing paintings, drawings and traditional and digital prints”. An aspect of my work has been as an educator in tertiary and secondary settings. The general thematic basis of my work responds to the decay and regeneration of forms. http://www.myegallery.com.au
Honorable Mention – Miriam Sutton – “Winter Marsh”
Miriam is the creator of DolphinMoonKayak Photography. Her perspective brings a new dimension to “water views” by capturing nature from the seat of her kayak. Her photography immerses her into estuarine environments and affords a unique perspective of the landscape, seascape, and wildlife of these treasured ecosystems. http://www.dolphinmoonkayak.com