by Sammy López,
Columbia, SC – 2020
In alphabetical order as of October 29, 2020)
(Five months of isolation! + Two months trying to get back to the so-called “new normal”)
- Valerie Aranda, Milledgeville, Georgia – USA
- Mariangeles Borghini, Granada, Andalucia – Spain
- Edgar Cano López, Mexico, DC – Mexico
- Gustavo Carvajal, Dallas, Texas – USA
- Omar Castillo Torres, Ciudad de Mexico – México
- Juan David Cruz, Bogotá, Colombia
- Heidi Darr-Hope, Columbia, SC – USA
- Heather Dearmon, Columbia, SC – USA
- Santiago Echeverry, Tampa, Florida – USA
- Diana Farfán, Greenville, SC – USA
- María Cecilia Galindo Oñate. Bogotá – Colombia
- René Galván, Durham, North Carolina, USA
- Alejandro García Lemos, Columbia, SC – USA
- Bonnie Goldberg, Columbia, SC – USA
- Britt Hunt, Columbia, SC – USA
- Patricia Khobzi Hoyos, Paris, France
- Lee Ann Kornegay, Columbia, SC – USA
- Daniel Lombardi, Madrid, Spain
- Sammy López, Columbia, SC – USA
- Ed Madden, Columbia, SC – USA
- Lee Malerich, Nesses, SC – USA
- Betsy Newman, Columbia, SC – USA
- Eliana Pérez Rayo, New York, NY – USA
- Juan Guillermo Pérez, Rionegro, Antioquia – Colombia
- Johny Samuka Abreu, Griffin, NC – USA
- Polly Stout, Washington, DC. – USA
- Roberto Tejada, Houston, Texas, USA
I am still accepting submissions, so if you feel that you have some work that you have been creating during COVID-19, please go ahead and send it to: email@example.com. Please include a short text about your project and a short bio (100 words max) Thanks! Please stay safe and healthy!
Social Distancing – Our Response
March 20, 2020
The outbreak of CoronaVirus and its resulting disease CoVID-19 has resulted in an unexpected chain of events around the world. The Pandemic that we all are facing today and in the coming weeks, if not months, is resulting in all kinds of feelings and memento mori, from isolation to boredom—and in the worst case scenarios even to death.
This change in pace and peace of mind has also resulted in an increased time on our hands, our minds and our bodies. The so-called “Social Distancing“, a concept that not long ago was alien to most of us, became our new reality. Not only that, social distancing is already the new standard that all of us are trying to understand, digest and practice with the aim to flatten the curve for the well being of all.
How do artists respond to Social Distancing? How does it affect our creative process? Can we use this moment of loneliness, pondering and tinkering to create and produce art?
Either painting, gardening, video, music or poetry, if you are interested in creating an artistic and all on-line response to Social Distancing, please let me know (
firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will all work together in putting together an artistic response, a fresh perspective into our new reality.
Please send me your image(s) or file(s) including the entire information: Name, title, media, year and place of creation (feel free to add an art statement). I will only post them in this page as they come to me. I will also link your name to your personal website.
For your information, I don’t use any social media, so no posts will go there, at least from me. Feel free to share the project.
Thanks and please stay safe!
Curated by Alejandro García Lemos
June 11, 2020
It has been almost three months since we started with this project. I am impressed by the quality of the works I have been receiving and posting, and especially amazed by the connections amongst some of the works. The one commonalty of the works have been the especial interest in nature and observation. From Bonsai to fiber arts most artists have felt a connection to Mother Nature during this times of isolation and self-questioning.
I finally finished with my own project: “Bird Taxonomy of Our Garden” was based solely in the increasing presence of birds around our house. Please take a look of my work within the Social Distancing section of this website.
Not to be a negative but it seems that the pandemic is getting worse everyday, the most concerning part is that cities and States are “opening” and there is a false impression of everything being fine. The truth is that in the United States and in particular here in South Carolina, things are getting worse, there are more people infected than ever and the number of cases only keeps increasing. We have not been successful in flattering the curve and the experts expect a second wave of the virus, if we were ever out of the first wave… Not good!
We have all the time in our hands as long as we are still Social Distancing, so feel free to keep sending me more work, I will post it.
I will keep y’all posted!