A night tarpon fishing scene from a former pro angler stood strong against fierce competition from more than 200 nature artists, and earned special honors for the emerging South Florida artist at his very first juried art competition.
"This is a great honor, and it's wonderful for any new artist to have early success. It just let's you know that you are on the right track."
(1888PressRelease) May 02, 2012 - The Light, Space & Time online gallery just released the highly anticipated results of its recent Nature Art competition. The event drew vast interest across the U.S. and beyond, as 229 artists from 35 different states and 15 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom, submitted a total of 829 entries.
Initially the competition only offered awards for 1st through 5th place, but due to the high volume and the outstanding quality of the artwork submitted, the organizers also added 5 Honorable Mention awards, and a group of Special Recognition awards.
The official press release from the Light Space & Time gallery explained that "any of the artists in the Special Recognition group could have easily been included in the upper rank of the winning entries, as their art was also exceptional."
South Florida marine artist, Alex Suescun, was among those who received Special Recognition, and "Full Moon Platoon," the piece that earned him such honors, is being showcased in the gallery's latest online slide show, which features the top artwork entered in the competition.
Suescun, a former pro tournament angler and TV fishing show host, was very excited when he heard the news. "This is a great honor, and it's wonderful for any new artist to have early success. It just let's you know that you are on the right track." he added.
Visit the artist's website: fishandgameart.com. Or for more details about the nature art competition and a look at the gallery's slide show containing Suescun's piece, as well as all the other top artwork selections visit lightspacetime.com and click on the link for Current Exhibition - Nature.