International Illustration Art Call – 2022

THE ART BENEATH” Bilingual Poetry Book (Portuguese & English)

Information Procedure for Participation in ART CALL:

Send your participation request by e-mail to [email protected] (Marisa Mártires – Kwadalayo Art) so that a poem may be sent to you to illustrate.

You will then illustrate the poem received using a two-dimensional art medium / technique (drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, etc.) The artwork submitted will be then subject to approval by both Author and Editor/Curator.

Artwork size must be 80 X 60 cm on canvas (Horizontal/Landscape Position) for all Portuguese entries, EU entries can opt between 80 X 60 cm on canvas or 22 X 16 cm (Horizontal/Landscape Position). Outside EU (Rest of the World) entries must be 22 X 16 cm (Horizontal/Landscape Position). Note that you will need to post your original artwork by postal mail. No return. Each artist will receive through the post 1 copy of the published book as well as a participation certificate. The artworks received will be exhibited in several venues. Dates and locations will be provided as the itineraries are confirmed.

Submissions must include:

1) A high-resolution portrait photo of the artist in JPG or PNG Format.
2) A high-resolution photo of artwork in JPG/PNG Format (Poem title, size, method, year). 3) Name and details (Nationality, postal address, e-mail address, phone number).
4) A short biography of the artist (10 lines max).

Deadline to submit participation form with photos of artwork by e-mail for approval: 31/05/2022
Confirmation of approval will be sent by e-mail. Deadline to post your artwork by mail and submit payment: 30/06/2022

Participation Fee: 50€ – Portugal | 55€ – EU | 60€ – Rest of the World (to cover expenses of 1 copy of the published book, postal expenses for posting to artist according to location, participation certificate, as well as exhibit materials.)

The book will be on sale @amazon if you wish to acquire additional copies (You will find it on all amazon marketpalces)

Fresco Painting Workshop

I had the opportunity to learn a new technique by participating in Fresco Painting Workshop at Loulé Criativo | Portugal – SENART The Sky is the Limit.

Fresco (plural frescos or frescoes) is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid (“wet”) lime plaster. Water is used as the vehicle for the dry-powder pigment to merge with the plaster, and with the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall. The word fresco (Italian: affresco) is derived from the Italian adjective fresco meaning “fresh”. The fresco technique has been employed since antiquity and is closely associated with Italian Renaissance painting.

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Art Workshops in Turkey

Spread through out 1 week, I was fortunate to attend 5 different workshops related to ceramics and woodwork in Konya – Turkey. These educational art workshops for were organised by the Turkish team of the project – SENART The Sky is the Limit. Participating schools from: Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, Romania and Poland.

Infinite Thoughts Exhibition in Nepal

On the occasion of women’s day, Classic gallery organized an international group art exhibition titled “Infinite Thoughts” with the participation of 50 women artists from all over the world. I am very pleased to be one of the artists selected to participate with this artwork.

This exhibit will take place until the 4th of April.

Group Art Exhibition “For Peace, Against Nuclear Arms”

Visit this art exhibition from the 21st of February until the 14th of March at the Espaço+ Municipal Gallery in Aljezur, Portugal. This Exhibit is promoted by the CPPC (Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation) and organized in partnership with PAS – Peace and Art Society as well as with the Aljezur Municipality. The rejection of nuclear weapons is the common denominator of the artworks shown in this exhibit.

It will then move to various other locations…