DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCT. 7!!!!
FFOYA House is seeking visual artists and writers interested in sharing their work as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The work will be showcased during the DVAM 2017 art+literature+music show on Oct. 13 for the BG Gallery Hop to raise food and personal care donations for the Barren River Area Safe Space (BRASS), the regional domestic violence shelter.
Artists' work should relate to the theme of domestic violence awareness month -- “mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence” – and related ideas such as empowerment, healing, recovery, self-reliance, independence and healthy families. To be considered for the show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "DVAM Art" in the subject line no later than Oct. 7. Send jpg images of completed work or work in progress along with the following information: name, medium/materials, size, price or NFS, whether prints are available, special hanging/display instructions and a description of how the work relates to the theme. FFOYA House seeks to help working class artists make a living from their work, so we welcome artists to make and sell prints or other items to sell along with the original work. Art must be ready to be displayed by Oct. 10 and available to remain on display for the rest of the month.
Writers interested in sharing their poetry or prose during the literary reading on Oct. 13 should send a note of interest to email@example.com with DVAM Lit in the subject line. While we encourage writers to share work related to the theme during the reading, all original work is welcome as part of the reading.
The gallery show will also include visual art produced by survivors in FFOYA House workshops with BRASS and Hope Harbor Inc. Two bands, Chew of Atlanta and Wet Eyed Liars, will play on the porch at 8 p.m. as part of the show.
Thirteen artists and artisans displayed work at FFOYA House during the month of August in celebration of Bowling Green's position on the path of totality for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.
The work in the gallery ranged from paintings, collages and digital prints to found wood art, resin jewelry and solar-themed cloth menstrual pads.
Artist Beth Reitmeyer presented her glowing planet installation, "Wonderland," in the front yard for the BG Gallery Hop on Aug. 4.
Artists featured in the gallery show were Ariana Michaela, Emily Lobb Hendricksen, Tatum Bratcher, Kalee Aeschliman, Jacob Hill, Meranda Caswell, Alayna Milby, Jordan Bodenhamer, Annie Smith, Chloe Lee and Suzanne Menck. Amy Jessup of Neo Peasant Revolution displayed and sold her solar-themed eco-pads. Most artists displayed multiple pieces. Samples from the collection are below.