Award 2019

The Open Call for the Social Art Award 2019 under the topic “We are the People – Peaceful Revolutions” was closed on December 15, 2019. We are very impressed by 558 submissions that were contributed by artists coming from 65 countries across all continents. 

The winners of The Social Art Award 2019 are Narcissa Gold (USA), Melinda Mouzannar (Lebanon) and Bogna Grazyna (Poland/Germany). The Honorary Mention goes to Kingson Kin Sing Chan (Hong Kong/UK). 

Below you find the artworks, that passed the initial jury round. The public voting took place till 30 December and is a tool to give more public visibility to the topic and the artworks. It does not replace the final jury judgment. There were two wildcards for the most voted artworks that entered the final shortlist

The focus diversity of applications shows that artists are active in the multi-faceted fields of socially engaged art reflecting on wars, genocides, femicides, traumata, violence against refugees, children, women, men, disabled people, LGBTIQs, animals. They share feelings for the planet and its living species, but also showing hopelessness due to complex crises be it climate change (e.g. in regard to water pollution), capitalism, corruption, a violation against human rights, nature, protected national parks. Many of the artists are constantly trying to give a voice to the poorest or empower unheard social groups.

It’s not only about peaceful revolutions, but it’s also about feeling a deep connection and showing love and respect for each other.
Thank you all for sharing your great and inspirational work and look at all the great contributions!

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Sanctuary
by Nancy Jones
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Title:
Sanctuary

Author:
Nancy Jones

Category:
open category

Description:
In 2018, my hometown in Florida was hit by a category 5 hurricane. We live near the ocean and this and this powerful storm devastated our community. The storm was fueled by very warm gulf coast waters, climate change in action. Out of the storm debris I made art. It was an effective healing strategy and my seasonal hurricane house series is a metaphor for our changing planet. The fall house, depicts a battered house offering Sanctuary. The fragility of the house, gives you a feeling of unease but the photos draw you in offering a safe port in a stormy world. Wherever we are in the world we want a safe place to live. How can art catalyze change?: Art has the ability to move you. It can call your attention to a problem and offer hope. It can bring us together into a shared experience and start conversations.Change starts here.
Description:
In 2018, my hometown in Florida was hit by a category 5 hurricane. We live near the ocean and this and this powerful storm devastated our community. The storm was fueled by very warm gulf coast waters, climate change in action. Out of the storm debris I made art. It was an effective healing strategy and my seasonal hurricane house series is a metaphor for our changing planet. The fall house, depicts a battered house offering Sanctuary. The fragility of the house, gives you a feeling of unease but the photos draw you in offering a safe port in a stormy world. Wherever we are in the world we want a safe place to live. How can art catalyze change?: Art has the ability to move you. It can call your attention to a problem and offer hope. It can bring us together into a shared experience and start conversations.Change starts here.

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