Lengthy Seashore Airport exhibition on the lookout for paintings by ladies for a pandemic exhibition. – The Sign Tribune newspaper
Select artists receive $ 500 for each piece.
An art exhibition showing hopeful and uplifting works of art on the current pandemic will accept contributions from artists until November 14th.
The exhibition is being organized by Moncton Airport (LGB) in collaboration with the Arts Council for Moncton (ACLB).
“Art shows who we are as a city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I look forward to sharing more of this with people traveling through our great city.”
Artists who wish to apply must upload digital files of their artwork to the ACLB website. Approximately 20 pieces will be selected, with selected artists receiving $ 500 for each piece.
The artwork will be printed on building blocks that will be erected in busy areas of the airport for at least six months.
“The pandemic has hit the aviation industry very hard,” said airport director Cynthia Guidry. “We look forward to supporting our local art scene and showing works of art that are current and relevant to our travelers and the general public.”
The project is funded by the city’s Percent for the Arts program, which provides 1% of capital construction projects in support of the arts. The city is partnering with ACLB’s Keep Arts Working program, which supports local artists affected by the pandemic.
The ACLB’s National Endowment for the Arts Scholarship is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that prohibited the use of a person’s gender as an elective.
“Partnering with Moncton Airport during a pandemic and national struggle for racial justice means so much,” said Griselda Suarez, Arts Council executive director for Moncton. “Moncton Airport gives artists who identify as women the space to express themselves. We are grateful for this opportunity that visual art is a means to illuminate our lives and also relieve our stress. “