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100 Paintings for Peace is an exhibition organised by Space2b Social Design, a not-for-profit organisation that supports and works with recent migrants and refugees to connect them to work, community and each other. The idea for the exhibition came from Karen Hopkins, one of the volunteers who work with Space2b. An artist herself, Karen has developed the gallery and runs it with volunteers. The theme of peace resonates with both artists and viewers or buyers of the artworks, especially in the busy pre-Christmas time when peace and quiet are lacking and what many people seek.
Karen Hopkins - Full moon journey
CALLING ARTISTS OF ALL AGES
Space2b Social Design is calling all creatives to enter their artwork to 100 Paintings for Peace. The exhibition will open on December 4th but there is still time to get your artwork or photograph into the exhibition. Join together with Space2b to spread the message of peace, acceptance, and respect through artwork in any medium.
Please note the registration deadline has been extended until November 28th and artworks need to be delivered by December 1st, 2018.
Entry fees: $20 entry 25% commission on sales People's choice award - 3 artworks
CALLING ALL LOVERS OF ART AND PEACE Come and see wonderful pieces of art all based on the theme of Peace. Just being in the gallery will make you feel peaceful, calm and happy. As someone said at the opening of the exhibition last year "it is so lovely to come into this space and get away from the crazy outside"
All artworks will be available for purchase and the top 3 People's Choice Awards will have their images made into soap covers and will be available for purchase at a later date. Dindi Naturals have donated this all-natural soap for the exhibition. A just-launched online shop will give people the opportunity to buy online when Space2b is closed in January.
Deborah Punton: Unnamed
The exhibition runs from December 4th until January 25th. Opening night will be on Thursday 6th December, everyone is welcome to attend.
So come and support this great organisation and you will feel a great sense of peace and calm wash over you when viewing these very special artworks.
Steffie Wallace, winner of the Linden Postcard Show for landscape