Watermark Art Center seeks art for “Umbrellas of Unity” exhibition – Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI – Silk and batik artist Mary Therese invites interested artists to submit umbrella designs reflecting the theme of “unity” as part of a juried exhibition at the Watermark Art Center which opens August 19 at the Kaul Gallery in Watermark.

“The umbrella symbolizes the vault of heaven, shelter and protection. It is often recognized in art as an emblem of power and dignity; the shape of a circle, a sacred symbol for life,” said a Therese in a press release. “With this exhibit, I hope to create an atmosphere of reverence, a place where people can experience the space under umbrellas to reflect on images that honor and celebrate racial diversity while creating conversations and connections between people. .


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A painting on an umbrella shows an example of art styles that silk and batik artist Mary Therese researches.


Selected artists will receive fabric paint and a 62-inch arch, complete with an 8-panel white nylon umbrella to create their artwork for the August show. The design can be continuous or in the form of separate panels.

The call for art is open until May 1st. The submission request and umbrella template are available online at watermarkartcenter.org.

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The Watermark Galleries are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and are located at 505 Bemidji Ave. NOT.

For more information, visit watermarkartcenter.org or call (218) 444-7570.