Call for Entry: Requests for Responses from those who Mourn Loved Ones Lost in Pandemic

By Editorial Team on March 3, 2021
Installation of Mourning(detail) Recycled handmade paper, ink, wooden hangers 10”x8

The exhibition will be on view from March 19th through May 30th, 2021 (subject to change)

Artist Maggie Haslam is currently accepting submission for her upcoming exhibit opening on March 19th. Read the artist’s call below:

“This March, I will be creating a collaborative, community memorial at the DC Arts Center as a monument to personal grief, and I would love your help.

2020 was a year filled with more than words can express. We suffered individually, in our families, as communities and worldwide. We were isolated and confined, broken and infected, judged and criticized. For this project, my hope is to pinpoint the cause of some of this torment; I want to bring to the surface something felt internally, personally, and deep within, something humans are very familiar with, although often subconsciously, and something that changes us at our very cores—those whom we mourn.

I pose the question: “Whom do you mourn?” If you feel moved to include your response in this memorial, please text whatever you feel best answers the question to (833) 453-1488. Responses can be anonymous, but if you’d like to be included as a contributor of the show, please include your name at the end of the message. I recognize that I have a lot to learn from others, from their background, knowledge, and experience. If you have thoughts on grief and would be interested in further discussion, I would love to hear from you at maghaslam@gmail.com.

I hope that this collaboration will help our community remember the sadness and anger we have experienced, open our eyes to the pain of others, unify us, and help us rise.”