Monday, May 25, 2020

Colour with a U Video Presentation

When the March 2020 SAQA conference MoSAiQA was converted to an online event due to COVID-19 the organizing committee worked hard to create a video featuring all of the wonderful quilts in both Colour with a U and Colour with a U Too. Below is the link to the video in full. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Artwork Calls

As this unprecedented time advances there are two wonderful projects that are accepting submissions of artworks.

First is the Penticton Art Gallery's International Artist Call for You Are Not Alone.

"During this time of self isolation, the Penticton Art Gallery (Penticton, B.C., Canada) in partnership with the association (Nice/Berlin), invites artists from across the globe to participate in an unprecedented art exhibition entitled, You Are Not Alone.

Like a message in a bottle, we are sending out into the world this call to artists working in any and all media, to serve as a testament of our resiliency, creativity, and our collective humanity in the face of these extraordinary times. We hope this exhibition will not only celebrate the power of art, but will serve as a poignant testament and celebration of our diversity, culture, and an important reminder, that regardless of where we live on this planet, we are not alone.

In an age where our society was already becoming increasingly insular, the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic serves to only isolate us even more. In the spirit of the penpal and mail art movement, this exhibition will create a permanent and physical document of our existence in this unprecedented moment in history.

This is your opportunity to reach out to a global audience and share your story and celebrate the beauty and creativity you have brought into this world through your art and by your existence. More now than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our collective humanity in all its diversity of colours, shapes, and sounds.

As part of this project, one can connect and share their art with a global network of artists. Our hope is that through the act of sharing, deep, rich, and meaningful connections will develop that will not only bring us together but may help build bridges of friendship and understanding. No one is immune to this pandemic and we hope this will help us to get through this time by allowing us to share our stories, celebrate our diversity, mourn our losses, and heal as a planet."

To learn about how to submit visit this link.

Are you on Instagram? Would you like to make a quilt block to join the hundreds of artists that are already taking part in the COVID-19 Quilt?
Inspired by this time of social distancing and how it may change or enhance your creativity, share a square image of your block with the Covid19quilt team and write a short statement about what inspired your work. Visit this link for details.