2021 Fall Journal ECO-ART: Earth Wisdom

Submission Deadline November 15, 2021

Writer’s Reception Sunday, December 5, 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?

Writers are invited to submit writing that speaks to this theme. The journal and reading event is entirely online. We welcome international participation. The journal will be published on the Anawim Arts website beginning in late-November. As in past years, we will also have a Fall Art Show with the same theme.

On Sunday, December 4, 3:00-5:00 PM (CST), we will host a live online reception with readings by the writers whose work has been selected for the journal.

Invitation to Writers:

Please submit up to three pieces of short prose or poetry in a WORD document. 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 15, 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.