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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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

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

Terminal Blue and Window Pane- Art by Mark Blickley, Amy Bassin, & Beatrice Georgalidis

Adorably Horror Series – Mark Blickley & Amy Bassin

-Mark Blickley & Amy Bassin


Photo by Beatrice Georgalidis

“Window Pane”

by Mark Blickley

It was time for Ralph’s first real haircut. Ralph’s mother said it was time, as did the next-door parents of his best friend, Emmitt.  The only person who did not think it was time for a real haircut was Ralph. He did not want to go to the barbershop.

Ralph liked having his mother cut his hair. Last month she was so tired after working a double shift at the hospital she accidently sliced his ear with the scissors.  There was a lot of blood.  On Sunday Mother announced that Bright’s Barber Shop had finally opened after being closed for nearly four months because of the virus. She scheduled an appointment for Ralph on Friday.

Thursday night Ralph could not fall asleep. Every time he shut his eyes all he could see was the huge window in front of Mr. Bright’s barbershop. Ralph hated that window. He had to pass it every week when his mother took him to the babysitter before she went to work at St. Ann’s Medical Center.

Even though Ralph hated the window, he would always look inside as he passed by. He couldn’t help himself. And what he saw truly frightened him. A large bald-headed man with a bushy moustache named Mr. Bright was always chopping off somebody’s hair.  Ralph remembered seeing men, boys, and even a lady tied to a chair, looking like prisoners as Mr. Bright danced around them waving sharp tools.

Friday morning Ralph was very very nervous and refused to leave the house. He felt as trapped as the frogs he stalked, caught and tossed into his pail. For the first time in his life Ralph wished he were a frog. Frogs don’t have hair.


Artists:

Mark Blickley & Amy Bassin & Beatrice Georgalidis

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