Butterfly- a beautiful transformation – Artwork by Shreyasee Konar

Online Open Mic – 2021

This piece of art by Shreyasee Konar holds the weight of so many emotions. The concept of taking pain and transforming it into something beautiful is one of my personal favorites. Her use of colors and the side by side view truly captures this concept in a deep and meaningful way.


Artist Statement:

Butterfly- a beautiful transformation Pain transforms us, gives us a new perspective, and if channelised correctly makes us more beautiful


Artist:

Shreyasee Konar

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Carpe Diem Series – Call For Submissions

Hello My Fellow Ponderbots!

Time for a new spring series, which means a new Call For Submissions! The topic is Carpe Diem, so anything that is motivating, exciting, or focuses on being present in the moment.

As always, all forms of art are invited to submit!


Submission Details

Free submission. Deadline March 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 “Carpe Diem Series.”

Guidelines:

1. Send your artwork, 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 bio, links to your websites & social media sites, as well as a picture of yourself (or any photo that you feel represents yourself as an artist).

3. Follow the blog & spread the word!

Deadline for submission is March 31st, 2021

Online Open Mic – 2021!

Online Open Mic is Back!

I am so excited to dive in with you as we take a look at the incredible efforts of artists from all over the world! Each one a reminder that we are here and our very existence is continuous creativity.

I love how art teaches us new perspectives. For a split second we get to see the world through other people’s eyes and step into their shoes. We can find that we are not alone in our feelings. In turn we can hold the artists thoughts with them to help carry their burdens. It’s an ebb and flow of giving and receiving even if we never meet the other person directly. A cycle of celebrating our humanity even in our isolated state that we have been in this past year.

Join me in celebrating these artists and the intricacies of their inspired work this year.

Let’s get pondering!

⁃ Mia Savant

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

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.

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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

Pressed but Resilient – Artwork by Ci Barros

To What We Lost – Ci Barros

The combination of elements that Ci Barros uses in her artwork always gives me chills. Emotion exudes from the page to land directly on the viewers heart.


“Pressed but Resilient”

Artist Statement:

This work belongs to my “Elements” Collection (Atelier D’Arte Ci Barros), a set of works that I am developing using illustration, light, water and photography as the connecting element of the final composition.

This artwork is about the society under pressure from loss of health, loss of stability, loss of mental health, pressure from fear and loss of answers, pressure from human loss… yet… Resilient. 


Artist:

My artistic journey includes Exhibitions in physical and virtual spaces, national and international participations. Two poetic and illustrative books, in my own name, as well as participation in several Anthologies of poetry at national level, in addition to my participation, equally poetic and illustrative, in the local newspaper. My Artistic Context is based on social reflection, on the defense of the rights of Women and the Protection of Children. Likewise, my “Social Project – Ci Barros”, through art and culture, promotes mental health (individual and collective).

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https://www.facebook.com/AtelierDArteCB/

https://barrosduarte6.wixsite.com/cibarros

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

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