Umbrella Of Unity Detail
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“Umbrellas of Unity”

 An art installation to honor and celebrate cultural diversity.
Created by artist Mary Therese.

The Call for concepts has been EXTENDED to May 6, 2022 →

Listen: KAXE Northern Community Radio interview with Mary Therese →

“The umbrella symbolizes the canopy of the heavens, 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.

 With this exhibit, I hope to create an atmosphere of reverence, a place where people can experience the space under the Umbrellas to reflect on the images that honor and celebrate racial diversity while creating conversations and connections between peoples.”  – Mary Therese

Interested artists are invited to submit conceptual designs reflecting the theme of “Unity” as part of a juried exhibition that will open on August 19th, 2022 in the Kaul Gallery at the Watermark Art Center.

Artists selected will be provided with fabric paint, and a 62” (arch) – 8 panel white nylon umbrellas to create their artwork. Design can be continuous or as separate panels.

Click on the template images to view separately or save to your device.
You may enlarge the templates to work on your designs.
Please photograph or scan your design and optional detail image for upload as a png, jpg, jpeg, or pdf in the form below ↓

Call for Art : "Umbrellas of Unity"

Please complete all starred fields. You will receive an email confirmation as well as a pop-up on this page if your submission is successful. Contact Watermark if you have any questions. 218-444-7570 or watermark@paulbunyan.net

Submissions must include:

  • artist sketch on provided umbrella template
  • one or two paragraphs describing your umbrella concept
  • an artist bio
  • 3 samples of your own work as an artist.
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Please upload your full design sketch here Max size per image is 4MB (updated).
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(Optional) Please upload a detail sketch here Max size per image is 4MB.
Please describe your umbrella concept in one or two paragraphs.
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Please upload your artist bio. Accepted file types: doc, docx, or pdf, Max size for document is 4MB.
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Please submit the first of three image files of your own work as an artist. Submit original photos as pdf, png, jpeg, or jpg. Max size per image is 4MB (updated).
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Please submit the second of three image files of your own work as an artist. Submit original photos as pdf, png, jpeg, or jpg. Max size per image is 4MB (updated).
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Please submit the third of three image files of your own work as an artist. Submit original photos as pdf, png, jpeg, or jpg. Max size per image is 4MB (updated).