Prayers for the pandemic
Buddhist Prayer Flags on way to Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro, Bhutan. Image by Devender Goyal
OPPORTUNITY: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Prayers for the Pandemic, 5/15/20 - ongoing
NO FEE TO SUBMIT
Our gallery, Drawing Rooms, in Jersey City, has been closed to the public since 3/16/20, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Front-line healthcare workers are doing amazing heroic work and essential workers are keeping the current state of our society going. We believe art is, of course, important– especially to the well-being of all of our communities. Especially now. Artists– we can do something to use our skills and talents to help do what we do best. Cue our next exhibit, Prayers for the Pandemic...
We are currently taking submissions for Prayers for the Pandemic, from artists living locally, nationally, and around the world.
Prayers for the Pandemic is a show that draws inspiration from Tibetan prayer flags (learn more about Prayer flags here) that are generally made of colorful rectangular cloth and often found strung along trails and peaks high in the Himalayas. The flags are used to bless the surrounding area. While we are all living through the coronavirus pandemic, we feel we could all use blessings. We want to send good and positive Karma out into the world, and brighten each other’s days in the special way that art can do.
Our goal is for you to flood the world with your prayer flags and we will create an inclusive online show of images of the flags which will be posted on our website, Fb and Instagram. We will also be creating an online and print catalog, and we ultimately want Prayers for the Pandemic to become the exhibit which reopens our gallery when restrictions are lifted. Prayers for the Pandemic will reach thousands of people locally, nationally, and around the world.
We Invite You To
1. MAKE IT. Make your own version of a prayer flag (composed of one or many panels) incorporating imagery and/or text out of fabric/textiles, paper, canvas, actually, any material is acceptable using any media. (The image above is an example of a prayer flag. Yours is not expected to look just like it.)
2. HANG IT. Hang your flag from your home, apt or car window(s), or secure it onto any surface (a poster on your lawn, onto a building, your car, etc) so that it can be seen by others. Even if nobody actually sees it, the flag could be seen by others outside your home or studio.
3. CLICK IT. Take a picture of your flag(s) on one or more of the sites you've place it in (in the window, on the building, etc) and send it to us!
Images will be selected by Drawing Rooms Curator for the online exhibition, catalog(s), and gallery exhibit. We will do our best to include as many images as possible, but not all images are guaranteed to be included.
Please follow the instructions. In order to be considered for the show you MUST:
1. Send at least 2 lo and 2 hi res jpeg(s) of each flag on each site, if you decide to do more than one piece. Video is not accepted.
3. Tell us where you placed your flag.
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS STARTING 5/10/20 TO
email@example.com with the subject heading:
Prayers for the Pandemic: Your Name / State / Country You Live In
By emailing your submission, you agree to allow Drawing Rooms to include your image in all our online and in-print promotions.
If after referring this information and clicking on the FAQ link, you still have a question, contact only firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header Prayers QUESTION
926 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Anne Trauben, Exhibitions Director / Curator
James Pustorino, Director
Drawing Rooms is a program of Victory Hall Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization producing exhibitions and classes in the NY/NJ area since 2001.