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.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its July 2015 art exhibition, the 5th Annual “Figurative” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online. The theme for this art exhibition is figurative and this is considered to be figures, forms and faces. Artists were asked to submit their best nonobjective or representational art for this competition.
“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 Kee
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.
Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category. Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. Please go to the results in the Figurative Art Exhibition “Special Merit Award Category” here.
6.06 minutes into the video – SM Daniella Smith “Journey Series no.9”
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