Visual Arts

Tempera Painting and 24K Gold Gilding Workshop in NYC - April 22-27, 2019


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Dacia Gallery: Is pleased to announce Byzantium to the Renaissance: Egg Tempera and Gold Gilding Workshop in New York City. This workshop is intended as an introduction and revival of the centuries old tempera painting and gold gilding techniques for modern painters. To inspire and create stunning modern paintings with the knowledge, materials and techniques of the Byzantine and Renaissance masters. Students will learn to paint in egg tempera and water gild 24K gold leaf with centuries old Byzantine techniques and secrets of the renaissance master painters, from Duccio and Giotto to Simone Martini and Fra Angelico. Specific images have been selected to paint for this project that each student will be able to learn the most techniques from. Including painting the face, garments, decorative gilded backgrounds and applying 24K gold leaf. The workshop is planned that each student will be able to complete a finished painting. Additionally, Dacia Gallery will host a group exhibition of your artwork created during the program, including a reception and artist talk to the public. Your time is meant to be productive, illuminating and memorable.

Invitation to Artists: The Byzantium to the Renaissance Workshop is open to all visual artists, from the beginner, who is seeking to develop basic skills, to the advanced artist who may be interested in insights into the instructor’s approach and practices. National and international artists are invited to attend, including anyone interested in learning more about Medieval and Byzantine art. This is an unique painting technique that was primarily used during the renaissance and previous centuries. It has a wide array of applications to contemporary artists, by learning these ancient techniques to create some visually stunning paintings that are not seen today. If you are interested in participating register today.

Making Your Own Tempera Paint: During the workshop students will learn to make their own egg tempera paints from scratch. By learning the properties and chemistry of pigments, grinding and mixing pigments, applying the egg yolk with distilled water and white wine as a binder, you will make your own paint just like the old masters. No modern store bought paints will equal the vibrancy, beauty and quality of the paints you will learn to make yourself.

Water Gilding 24K Gold Leaf: During the workshop students will learn how to achieve a mirror finish shine to their gold leafed paintings. The process is called Water Gilding, it requires a marble gessoed background on a wood panel on which you apply red clay bole mixed with rabbit skin glue. The clay bole dries, is sanded and polished with an agate stone burnisher. Then solution of distilled water and denatured alcohol is applied on top and the 24K Gold Leaf is placed on the wet areas, it will immediately stick to the bole. Once dried the gold leaf is burnished to a mirror like, perfect finish. Water Gilding is a unique process used by the masters that gives a beautiful finish to backgrounds or to decorative elements in paintings. You will be amazed at the possibilities of the work you can create once you learn how to properly water gild with gold.

Instructor: Lee Vasu is an Artist, Iconographer, Curator and the Founder of Dacia Gallery in New York City. His passion for art enabled him to curate exhibitions nationally and internationally, which inspired him to establish Dacia Gallery in New York City. For more info on Lee Vasu and to see his artwork visit:

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Call for Art: Our Place in the Seven Heavens

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‘Our Place in the Seven Heavens’

Curated and Produced with Becky Nuttall as part of the 2019 English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival

The Moon is distant from the Sea –

And yet, with Amber Hands –

She leads Him – docile as a Boy –

Along appointed Sands –

Emily Dickinson.

Torre Abbey stands along Torbay’s appointed sands and within the Abbey’s galleries are the beautiful cartoons of The Planets, including the goddess Luna, by Edward Burne Jones, a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

In Torbay the pull of the moon controls the tides “with amber hands” and forms our extraordinary UNESCO Geopark, sustaining our fishing and tourism industries - amongst our local businesses is Arundal Astronautics, bridging the distance between us and the stars.

The planets, or the Seven Heavens in medieval cosmology, inspire poets and artists. In this exhibition visual artists, poets and the community are invited to submit works, stories and contemplations on this theme to contribute to a collective response to our unique situation.


Through a selective call for art in 2019, creative and personal reactions are sought for curation into a collective response. Alongside this, reflections from resident communities will be invited to offer provocations and stimulus to inspire this creative production and form a part of the final collection.

It is the intention of the project to encourage a reflection on the impact of a landscape and atmosphere many may take for granted and through this apply a focus onto our UNESCO Global Geopark status and encourage awareness of and engagement with this designation.


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Starts at £3
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“Spring | Rebirth” Digital Art Contest

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Pixarra and TheBest3D are inviting you to take part in their second joint digital painting competition “Spring | Rebirth” which will be held in March and April 2019. The contest is international and is open to 2D and 3D artists of any level.

Participation is free of charge and has no limitations on the software used to create the submissions.

Entries will be accepted through a submission form on the competition’s official page from March 20 to April 9 and voting will be allowed starting from April 10th.

The winners will be selected by representatives of Pixarra Inc. and TheBest3D and will receive the following prizes:

First Place – TwistedBrush Pro Studio 24 and PD Howler 12

Second Place – Pixarra Studio Bundle 2 and PD Howler 11

Popular choice - Pixarra Studio Product by choice and PD Artist 11. The winner will be determined by the total number of votes.

A special prize for one of the voters selected at random - Mezmind version 2.

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PAPERWORKS 2022 International Juried Competition

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Juror:  Kiko Aebi is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, since 2019. In this role, she has provided exhibition and acquisition support on various projects. Most recently, she worked with Senior Curator Jodi Hauptman and Associate Curator Samantha Friedman on Cézanne Drawing (2021) and contributed texts to the associated exhibition catalogue.
She is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant and holds an M.A. in Contemporary Art History from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a B.A. in Art History and Environmental Studies from Amherst College.  

Eligibility: Artists using paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or the subject of a video.

Accepted Media: Works made on paper, of paper or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

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Winner's work exhibited online and social media. Cash prize, amount TBD based on number of submissions
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Award:   Winners will have up to six pieces included in a one month, on line exhibition on - in August 2022. Work will be promoted on the gallery's social media accounts. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists will receive an award.

on line exhibition

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$35.00 for up to 6 images and 2 videos
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Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo is Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on its website. Phyllis is an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma based sculptor and her exhibition will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of the website.

Phyllis will also be promoted in 550+ press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. In addition, as part of her award package, Phyllis will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.

Phyllis’ art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard. At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition, her bronze sculptures will continue to be available for viewing in the gallery’s archive.

The “Solo Art Series” consists of four month-long solo art exhibitions for established artists, who have a body of work to present to the public.

To be considered for these shows, artists were asked to submit 3 components: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3. Their artist statement.   The four winning artists were selected based on the merits of all three components of their presentations.  Visit her Solo Art Exhibition on the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website.


About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis.  It is the gallery's intention to help today's artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.  

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10th Annual “Abstracts” Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its March 2019 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online. An art competition was held in February 2019 from which the gallery judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 22 different countries around the world, 34 different states. Overall, there were 833 entries judged for this art competition.

2D and 3D artists (Including Photographers) were asked to submit their best representational or non-representational art.   Congratulations to the artists who have been designated as this month’s category winners, along with the Special Merit and Special Recognition artists

The gallery commends all of the winning artists for their artistic skill and their creativity, of which this online art exhibition is indicative. To proceed to the gallery’s 10th Annual “Abstracts” online art exhibition, please visit the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website.

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