2021 Fall Art Show ECO-ART: Earth Wisdom

Submission Deadline November 1, 2021

Artist Reception Sunday, November 14, 3:00-5:00 PM (CST)

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face. The ideal is not only to pass from the exterior to the interior to discover the action of God in the soul, but also to discover God in all things.

Pope Francis

At this pivotal time, how can we use art to deepen our connection to nature, stir our collective conscience and call ourselves to live more lightly on the earth?

Artists are invited to submit works of visual art that speak to this theme. The exhibit is entirely online. We welcome international participation. The art for the exhibit will be on the Anawim Arts website beginning in mid-November. As in past years, we will also have a Fall Journal with the same theme.

On Sunday, November 14, 3:00-5:00 PM (CST), we will host a live online “reception” for the artists whose work has been selected for the show. As in past years, the opportunity to hear from the artists is the highlight of the show.

Invitation to Artists:

To enter your artwork, please submit up to three pieces in photo files such as a jpeg format. Include a statement about the relationship of your piece(s) to the show’s theme as well as a short bio.

Deadline for submission is November 1, 2021. Submit to anawimarts@anawimarts

I believe that art activates the human part in all of us. It makes us more sensitive, in other
words, more human. In order to be sustainable or achieve sustainability, we all need more
artists who are willing to attempt to connect the dots for making the image clearer for
everyone else to see. I can see that changes are happening. There are more voices that can be
heard in favor of conservation and sustainability. Someone very rightly said, “Art can’t change
anything except people—but art changes people, and people can make everything change.”
This is exactly what I hope to achieve through my work and efforts. If we can bring about
change in the mindset we can change anything.

Bhavna Karki is an environmentalist and eco-artist currently based in Tustin California.

In collaboration with Tau Center, A Spirituality Ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans.