Paintings by Līga Kalniņa

July Online Open Mic

Līga Kalniņa is a painter from Latvia! Each piece brings emotion while her style also has a soft and inviting space.


Artist statement

My name is Līga Kalniņa(born 03.01.1990. Riga, Latvia).Now I’m living in small city Ķemeri and capitalcity Riga. My artist interests is mainly realistically based. My works of landscapes, architecture, portraits, still lifes, collage, assemblage have quite wide style and expression. I use gold, silver, metal leaves for my artworks, mix media, acrylic, watercolour, oil paint, varnish. I like different formats for my work – from small postcard type papers to 2×4 m canvases. I’m working on artworks of my hometown Ķemeri architecture and history, which could be my all life project. My artistic ideas interact with my experience and time. I am interested in depth and clarity of expression. I like to explore monumental shape, space, scale and speed. My goal in art is to create my own story of this time, capturing timeless emotions and passions. 


Artist:

Artist Līga Kalniņa(1990) is born in Riga, Latvia. Her painter career begin with early childhood watercolor exercise with mother. Now living in small city Ķemeri and capitalcity Riga. Professional education was gained  graduating Art school of Jūrmala(2009), Art teachers bachelor(2013) and Pedagogy magister(2015) in University of Latvia, and Art science magister in Art Academy of Latvia(2017). Exhibition experiance since 2005, personal show in 2009, more than 30 group exhibitions participant till now. Have written scientific article in early children artistic education (2016). Member of Artist Union of Latvia since 2018. Winner of Art competitions and  exhibition wiever prices (Art Day’s 2018, Marina Biennale 2019). Had art residency in Zvārtava castle 2019. Her artist interests is mainly realistically based, (landscapes, architecture, portraits, still lifes, collage, assemblage)with some decorative features like gold or silver leaves. Working on long time project capturing her hometown Ķemeri.

Quarantine Collection – Paintings by Claudia Hoag McGarry

Still Shining

Claudia Hoag McGarry started painting during lockdown and let me tell you, they are so loveable! Take a look and be uplifted by the colors and feeling of goodness!



Artist:

Claudia Hoag McGarry

“I am a playwright and novelist. I started painting in the lock down. I have done 18 paintings in 9 days and it’s a huge surprise to me. I have hardly painted since college.
My plays in recent years have been Kiddo and Patty Hearst and These Complicated Women. I have a romantic comedy called Breaking the Code being produced in mid August here in SB at the Center Stage Theater.”

Call For Submissions – Online Open Mic March 2020

Yes, that’s right Ponderbots, the Online Open Mic in January went so well that there is another one coming up just around the corner in March!

So, if you didn’t get to submit last time, but you were wanting to, you now have another chance to participate! And if you did participate last time, you are welcome to submit again!

You know the drill, see below for guidelines, and I can’t wait to see what you’re pondering!

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send your art of any kind (poems, music, drawings, paintings, videos, or any medium of creativity!). It can be of any genre or topic.

(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. Email your submission to Mia Savant at pondersavant@gmail.com with the subject line: Online Open Mic.

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

6. 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 February 29th, 2020

Ponder Away – Online Open-Mic

We made it, Ponderbots! It’s 2020, the birds are shining, the sun is chirping, and we are wide awake, right?

Whether you are excited or nervous for the upcoming year and all that it has to offer, I hope you are looking forward to seeing the creativity of the wonderful artists to come in my first ever Online Open-Mic!

Throughout this January you will be seeing artists of all kinds, producing poetry, videos, music, paintings, drawings, and more! Each one sharing a piece of themselves on their own personal topics.

Happy New Year! Keep pondering!

-Mia

Ponder Away (An Online Open-Mic) – Call For Submissions

Hey there, Ponderbots,

Do you have artwork that you have been wanting to share, but maybe you aren’t sure if it’s good enough yet? Maybe you have a creation that you are super proud of, but you haven’t found the right venue to submit it to? Or maybe you are working on lots of art all the time and you submit to every opportunity you find?

Whatever your status, I want to see it, read it, hear it! Every bit of art is an inspiration that you are out there breathing and feeling just like the rest of us. Your stories give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Your music brings beauty to moments that otherwise would have been filled with emptiness. Your passion encourages others to dream for themselves. Whether you are just starting out or have been working on your craft for years, your art has value.

With that in mind, I am kicking off the new year by giving you an opportunity to share your ponders with me. This January, I am hosting an online open-mic!

What is an online open-mic? Good question! It is where you submit your art of any kind, music, poetry, drawings, paintings, etc. of any genre or topic. Your work will then be displayed on my blog: www.pondersavant.com during the month of January 2020.

So, send me your work, your passions, your ponders! The magic you’ve created is wanted here.

Mia Savant

www.pondersavant.com

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send your art of any kind (poems, music, drawings, paintings, videos, or any medium of creativity!). It can be of any genre or topic.

(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 links to your work or social media sites that you would like to be shared.

4. Email your submission to Mia Savant at pondersavant@gmail.com with the subject line: Ponder Away.

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

6. Finally, don’t forget to share www.pondersavant.com on your social media sites!

Deadline for submission is December 31st, 2019