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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Holding Onto You
by Darian Flammia
Category: open category
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Title:
Holding Onto You

Author:
Darian Flammia

Category:
open category

Description:
This piece is a set of 3 self-portrait paintings. The paintings contain collage and embroidery on top of the oil paint. Each painting is inspired by a different song that encourages the listener to fight through mental illness. The purpose of this piece is to reflect on the hinderances that come along with mental illnesses. Mental illness is a growing problem in society today and is effecting people younger and younger. The hope with this piece is that it will bring attention to the issue by having the viewer start thinking about their own mental illnesses and darkness in their minds.
Description:
This piece is a set of 3 self-portrait paintings. The paintings contain collage and embroidery on top of the oil paint. Each painting is inspired by a different song that encourages the listener to fight through mental illness. The purpose of this piece is to reflect on the hinderances that come along with mental illnesses. Mental illness is a growing problem in society today and is effecting people younger and younger. The hope with this piece is that it will bring attention to the issue by having the viewer start thinking about their own mental illnesses and darkness in their minds.

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