Seeking poems of any style to accompany a fine art exhibition featuring 5 emerging artists
Theme of the Art Exhibition: “Earth Air Water Fire: Balancing on the Edge”
Entry Deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Accepted work Submission Final Date: Sunday, March 10, 6:00 pm
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1st and 2nd Prizes will be awarded
Prizes: Poems will be written in calligraphy, framed and exhibited in the exhibition. Poets will be given final framed copy of the poem.
Exhibit dates: Thursday, April 11 – Thursday, May 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 5 – 7 pm
Closing Reception, Thursday, May 30, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Submissions: Please submit poems that relate to the themes of the art exhibition as described below.
Maximum number of lines: 22
This competition is open to all living poets.
All work must be the original work of the writer.
Accepted work must be submitted before the deadline in order to be considered.
Jurors: Professor Lucas Klein, PhD., Hong Kong, and Gwenda Joyce, Art Ambassador
Submit your work using this link and copy into the form.
You may include any personal or background information and notes that inspired the poem.
Include your contact information, address and phone number on the Submission form.
PRIZES: Final piece will be drawn in calligraphy and framed. Award-winning poems will be exhibited during the exhibit as a framed work of calligraphy.
Entry Fee: $20 for up to 3 entries. Pay by PayPal using the “Add to Cart” link.
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We look forward to reading your submissions. Thank you for your entry!
THEME OF THE EXHIBITION:
“Earth Air Water Fire: Balancing on the Edge” is an exhibit presenting the paintings featuring emerging artists Kelly Leahy Radding, Sanda Manuila, Peggy Sebera who share similar concerns about the potential destruction to our environment to sustain life as we know it. They broach these issues in their art in different ways, yet they have the common thread of seeking to bring awareness to this ongoing and possibly threatening situation through their artwork.
In California we are closely tied to our omnipresent natural environment. Furthermore, we are extremely aware of its abundance, fertility and the life cycles of renewal. However, our flora and fauna and their habitats are being threatened by ongoing forces that include climate change, human development, and pollution. More immediate concerns occur from the destructive influences of intermittent yet violent fires that destroy everything in their paths.
For all of us who are living today, there is a growing fear that the primary and steady distribution of resources that enables our surroundings to thrive will no longer remain stable. We fear that, if knocked off balance, life cannot continue to flourish and renew and nourish all living creatures. We fear that we have brought ourselves to the edge of a cliff, a point of no return, and that we are no longer living with an equilibrium but we are balancing on the edge. The primary balance of the elements of earth, air, water and fire is being disrupted and is shifting off course. We are living in a dynamic conflict between the fear of imminent loss and preserving and valuing of what already exists.
Art Exhibition: “Earth Air Water Fire: Balancing on the Edge”
Curated by Gwenda Joyce
Featured Artists: Kelly Leahy Radding, Sanda Manuila, Peggy Sebera
Poetry Contest: 2 Award-winning Poems on the topic will be presented in calligraphy
Dates: Thursday, April 11 – Friday, May 31
Location: Gallery exhibition spaces at Tides Converge, 1012 Torney in The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Viewing Hours: 8 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 5 – 7 pm. Artists will be present to talk about their work
Tides Converge San Francisco is a thriving 150,000 square foot multi-tenant center, comprised of twelve buildings in the Letterman District of the Presidio. A pioneer in nonprofit centers, Tides Converge houses over 75 charitable organizations and social enterprises, ultimately fulfilling the Presidio’s vision: combining preservation of the park’s historic resources with creation of a global center for a sustainable future.
Organized by: Gwenda Joyce – The Art Ambassador – a coach and artist agent. The Art Ambassador helps artists build their careers and brings the world to art.
Submission Final Date: Sunday, March 10, 6:00 pm
Submit Here to Submit Poems
1st and 2nd Prizes will be awarded
Prizes: Poems will be written in calligraphy, framed and exhibited in the exhibition
Submission Fee: $20