Call For Submissions – Online Open Mic

Welcome to 2021, Ponderbots!

Welcome back, Ponderbots, and welcome to 2021! I’ve missed you all, and I am excited to see all the art that this year holds!

As we get our bearings in this new time, I want to invite you to submit your work! This is a call for submissions of every type of art on any topic. Free range to share your hearts and minds. What have you been pondering? What are you striving for this year? What are your feels? Come share them with me and all the Ponder Savant readers. Your expression of life and self is wanted here.


Submission Details

Free submission. Deadline January 31st, 2021.

Selected submissions will be displayed here on www.pondersavant.com.

Submit To:

Email Mia Savant at pondersavant@gmail.com using the subject line “Online Open Mic.”

Guidelines:

1. Send your artwork on any topic, every art form welcome (written art, performance art, visual art, etc.).

Written Word – Send as word document

Visual Art – Send as .jpg

Performance art – Send as link to Youtube or Vimeo

Disclaimer: Submissions that include hate, discrimination, or inappropriate content will not be accepted.

2. Include a picture of yourself or any photo that you feel represents yourself as an artist.

3. Include any bios, links to your work, or social media sites that you would like to be shared.

4. Follow the blog site www.pondersavant.com. If you have Facebook or Instagram follow there as well @pondersavant.

5. Spread the word! Let other artists know about the Online Open Mic by your social media sites or word of mouth!

Deadline for submission is January 31st, 20210

Radiography of Time & Other Artwork by Sohyun Park

To What We Lost – Sohyun Park 

Bringing us images of new perspectives and intricate thought is Sohyun Park! Take a look at his work and his inspiration behind the art.


Radiography of time 


Artist:

Sohyun Park 

Follow:

drawing: https://www.instagram.com/satgat__/

painting : https://www.instagram.com/satgat_/

photography & sculpture/ installation etc : https://www.instagram.com/le_chapeau_de_bambou/

2212 – Silicone Artwork by Agnieszka Gzyl

To What We Lost – Agnieszka Gzyl

Agniezka Gzyl explores the ideas of what could be lost in her imaginative and compelling silicone artwork entitled 2212! Look below to view her work and read the passionate concept behind it.


The idea of creation of construction silicone green wall instead of living one might be the artist’s postulate to the World and global warning. If people are not focusing strongly on saving nature and environment in 2212 all greenery is lost and the only plants they could look at will be this one – silicone green wall.


Artist:

Agnieszka Gzyl is a Polish artist whose construction silicone artworks on canvas offer therapeutic healing to the observer through the senses of sight and touch. Born in 1972 in Warsaw, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Władysław Strzeminski in Lodz, Poland with a master’s degree, and later a doctorate. Besides Agnieszka’s specialty in creating touchable artworks with the likeness of 3-dimensional objects, she also applies healing principles to interior architecture. Upon living in both Milan and Paris, she has associated with Europe’s most talented artists including connections with psychologists and psychiatrists. The rich experience has motivated
her to create the healing dynamics and relations in the construction silicone works. Agnieszka has exhibited in over 40 exhibitions in Italy, France, Poland, Hungary, United Kingdom and United States. She has recently opened her own center of art known as the SLOW Art Center in Poland. The art center creates a meditative and healing environment and hosts artists from all around the world as well as international tourists. They can relax in the atmosphere of paintings, sculptures, design and be surrounded by musicians, poets, writers on the grounds of a unique 100-year old villa at the heart of the SLOW Art Center.

Follow:

https://www.facebook.com/SiliconeArtworksByAgnieszkaGzyl/

https://www.instagram.com/silicone_mind_by_aga_gzyl/?hl=pl

Love – Oil on Canvas painting by Analia Adorni

To What We Lost – Analia Adorni

Full of rich color, Analia Adorni’s painting is a soothing piece of art to meet our eyes today. Take a look below to get lost in each brush stroke.


Love

Artist:

Analia Adorni was born in Argentina and studied at the National University of Arts of Buenos Aires. She winced the fellowship for artisans of Tuscany Region and moved to Italy where she continues the studies at Visual Center of Pietrasanta (Tuscany)and Il Bisonte (Center for Printmaking in Florence). She participates in  collective exhibitions in Argentina, Italy and others countries of Europe and America and she maded solo exhibitions in Island (Lhistus Art Gallery), Italy (Casa di Dante, Florence) Spain(Cal Gras Residency of Arts) and Argentina (University of Social Sciences) . She developed residencies of arts in France and my artworks are in Museums in Italy, Argentina and Ukraina.

Follow:

www.facebook.com/analiaadorniarts

http://www.instagram.com/analiaadorniarts

Not Viable – Artwork by KC Cheng

To What We Lost – KC Cheng

KC Cheng touches on a different kind of loss today with this abstract artwork. Its a familiar feeling, when you can’t create or what you do create does not seem to get across can be a loss of spirit. And yet, art prevails in conveying the feeling of losing art.

not viable

Description:

Art has lost sympathy and dignity: not viable


Artist:

KC Cheng

Composer, conductor, poet: drowning in sorrow as sounds and emotion crash on my cheeks.

Follow:

www.chengmusic.co.uk

To What We Lost – November Series

Happy November, Ponderbots!

I have been feeling rather nostalgic recently, in both a contented state as well as the heartbreak kind. 2020 has taken a toll on all of us, forcing us to have some introspection, as well as focusing on what is important to us. As we inch near the end of the year I thought it might be healing to honor these feelings, to validate the painful moments in our life as it is a part of our journey.

Each artist featured will be an expression of their loss, taking the time to be vulnerable in sharing with us so we can mourn with them, and not feel alone ourselves. Whether it be loss of loved ones, relationships, jobs, time, plans, all of this can be shared to carry these burdens together.

This series is to invite these pains to a dinner, recognize them, pay them homage, hold them close, and release them so that we can step forward with lighter hearts. Raise your glasses with me to give a toast of bittersweet remembrance to what we lost.

-Mia Savant

Mother Earth on a Wheelchair – Poetry by Tope Ashaolu

Adorably Horror Series – Tope Ashaolu

Mother Earth on a wheelchair’

When mother is rewritten into another blank stories

And into another dark sheet  

Little light in her should able to call to mind

Of when and how was their abode thrust with lost footprint

But how do we say it

That mother’s light has been buried even though still craving

Or how do pronounce this-

That moon birthed by Earth has been strike by the colours of pain

There are places in heaven where Earth can be heal

But her other children won’t let the path to heaven live

And not even any scent track will be spare

Cause they are fire that burn their abode slowly

Maybe her sheet will be flooded with beautiful tales again  

But scars in her is like flies after rain

And the wheelchair,  just a cover page of different strayed bullet inher

Hope a moment will live when her foot will saunter again 

But hitherto, Mother Earth is another soul with lost strength.

Tope Ashaolu


Poet:

Tope Ashaolu is a Yoruba born poet, he was raised in kwara state, where he earned his primary education and secondary aspect certificate.

He has feature in some most standard poetry challenge, in the like of 2017 chrysolite wordwar,coming out as 2nd runner-up and some others competition.

His poem has been published in some online journals such as:praxis magzine,parousia magazine,Erogospel and others magazine.

He is currently studying English and literary studies at federal University, Oye Ekiti.

Call For Submissions – To What We Lost

Call for Submissions!

All formats of art wanted!

Free submission. Deadline October 31st, 2020.

Looking for art on the topic of loss of all kinds. It can be loss of a loved one, a relationship, job, home, etc. or any other type of loss. The idea is to pay tribute to that which has been lost, honoring and validating the grief process of it.

Selected submissions will be displayed on www.pondersavant.com.

Submit To:

Email Mia Savant at pondersavant@gmail.com using the subject line “To What We Lost.”

Submissions Guidelines:

1. Send your artwork of any kind (written art, performance art, visual art, etc.) on the topic of loss.

-If sending video, please send it as a link to either youtube or vimeo.

Disclaimer: Submissions that include hate, discrimination, or inappropriate content will not be accepted.

2. Include a picture of yourself or any photo that you feel represents yourself as an artist.

3. Include any bios, links to your work, or social media sites that you would like to be shared.

4. Follow the blog site www.pondersavant.com. If you have Facebook or Instagram follow there as well @pondersavant.

5. Spread the word! Let other artists know about To What We Lost by your social media sites or word of mouth!

Deadline for submission is October 31st, 2020

Dead Heads & Other Artwork by Shannon Gardner

Adorably Horror Series – Shannon Gardner

Dead Heads 
Watercolor and Ink on Paper 
5×7
Bird Skull
Watercolor and Ink on Paper 
16×20
A Joke To You
Assemblage on Paper 
11×14

Artist:

Shannon creates macabre art depicting disturbing and horrifying work with elements of occult symbolism and iconography. Her interest in the macabre began while studying nature and the paranormal. She appreciates the spontaneous process of nature and strives to explore Earth’s unearthed beauty while imitating natural imperfections. Her use of watercolor and India ink are unforced and create beauty within flaws while crafting an earthy grunge appearance. 

Frutti Fresqui – Watercolor Painting by Analia Adorni

Adorably Horror Series – Analia Adorni

“Frutti Fresqui”(Fresh fruits)

Artist:

Analia Adorni was born in Argentina and studied at the National University of Arts of Buenos Aires. She winced the fellowship for artisans of Tuscany Region and moved to Italy where she continues the studies at Visual Center of Pietrasanta (Tuscany)and Il Bisonte (Center for Printmaking in Florence). She participates in  collective exhibitions in Argentina, Italy and others countries of Europe and America and she maded solo exhibitions in Island (Lhistus Art Gallery), Italy (Casa di Dante, Florence) Spain(Cal Gras Residency of Arts) and Argentina (University of Social Sciences) . She developed residencies of arts in France and my artworks are in Museums in Italy, Argentina and Ukraina.

Follow:

www.facebook.com/analiaadorniarts

http://www.instagram.com/analiaadorniarts