Submit your art – Stop the violence!


Call for Art Submissions for “Metamorphosis”

Metamorphosis is an art show coordinated by V-Day Oliver-Osoyoos 2014 which is part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

We are calling for submissions of any form of art including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, carvings and mixed media with “Stopping Violence of Women and Girls” as the main theme. The art should not only communicate Stop Violence, but should also invoke reflection on the root cause of the problem.

Expressed through the art could be answers to questions like:

How can we stop violence?

What is required to change Violence (bullying, hate, fear, rape, bigotry) into Caring?

How can we transform the darkness in the hearts and minds of the aggressor into lightness?

How do we teach empathy?

And then, how can we depict these responses through Art?


Creating Art is very personal so this is intended as a guideline, not to restrict your individual creative energy. Let’s use the concept of Metamorphosis to imagine a transformation from Violence to Caring.

Each artist has the option of selling their art, with donation suggested to V-Day. For detailed information contact Ursula Wick at ukwick @  Although not compulsory, an Artist Statement along with a personal explanation to help translate the meaning and purpose of your work to others would be helpful.

Metamorphosis will be held on March 8, 2014, at the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) Community Hall, together with the One Billion Rising celebration.

Entry deadline is March 1, 2014. No entry fee required. Please send an email to norberto @, or a letter to Norberto Rodriguez, 6660 Mountainview Drive, Oliver, BC V0H 1T4, with the following information:

Artist Name


Artist Statement (optional)

Medium (acrylic, oil, watercolour, etc.)

Dimensions (for two-dimensional art)

Sale Price (optional)

Special requirements (if any)


Art delivery is March 8, 2014 to the Osoyoos Indian Band Hall, 9 – 10  AM

Editor’s Note: The Oliver Community Arts Council is proud to welcome V-Day Oliver-Osoyoos as a new non-profit group member of the council. Check out their weblink at right under “Member Groups”. You can look forward to more updates on the art show, and news about their next theatrical production. Welcome V-Day!