** Call For Entries ** Deadline is July 25, 2020
We live in a time where social media and the digital archive can connect people to the past, to memories, and to members of our communities now. It allows people to share their lives with old friends as well as strangers.The items a person uses and the purchases they make, forge connections to manufacturers and distributors all over the world. Consumerism reaches nearly every sector of the globe in some form. Fear, mortality, and faith strengthen our spiritual ties. Often even when a person is in isolation, they are drawn to connect themselves to something bigger.This is a call for artists who work in painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and installation.
We are seeking 2D and 3D work for an art event that will be held on September 4, 2020 at Skylark Manor in Benton, Arkansas. If need be, the event will be virtual due to COVID-19. The work must adequately represent the idea of connectivity from a group/person/thing/idea to another.
Things have been uncomfortable lately, but it’s just been a taste. I haven’t been able to be on the front lines, but I promise I hear you. This painting was physically painful to make. I scratched and I clawed the paint into the canvas with my bare hands. The remnants are still under my nails. But that’s nothing. Not even worth mentioning to the families who have lost people. To the protestors out there getting hurt. To the children who have to be taught to show they’re non threatening. To explaining “accidents” based on assumptions, based on racism. I wasn’t sure what to do, and painting is a muscle I haven’t used in a long, long time – and I know it shows – but it felt right. So, after much deliberation, I decided to sell prints of this painting. 100% of the proceeds will go to the ACLU. In order to do that I have to sell it directly because art selling platforms take a portion of sales and that’s unacceptable in this case. I will have it available on my website to be purchased or you can contact me directly. #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackouttuesday
Volume up. Be uncomfortable.
I’m a featured artist this week for TOAF Chicago!! Check it out here.
I know that some people have posted to ask who’s making masks. The company that I intern for is making washable N95 masks for kids AND adults. Here’s the link to order. They have different colors and sizes. It’s really really great, and you’re going to be seeing a lot about these really soon, especially in Benton.
Click here to get yours.
Please check out the link to my new body of work, Not My Party. It is a continuation of my gender studies, only more socially distant.
Link to the submission form here: