November 18, 2006

Call for artists/participants

For this project I’m asking for artists to make their own unique and personal prayer flags – you may wish to represent your culture/unique identity/wish for things like world peace, good health, a better job, a prayer for someone else or bigger boobs and a flat screen tv – it’s your call. Work should be done on material or flexible paper or other product that moves in the wind. I would encourage you to recycle some of your old clothing for the project. The work will be outside so may get damaged or be otherwise lost after installation. Size should be 9x10 (inches) or smaller (anything smaller will be attached or sewn onto another piece).
The work will be documented on this website as it is received (dates on blog do not reflect actual date of received work...due to blogger layout)- actual outdoor installation will be announced at a future date.

History: Prayer flags come from Tibetan Buddhists who for centuries have placed these sacred flags, inscribed with symbols, prayers, and mantras outside of their homes and places of spiritual practice. Outside the wind activates the blessings and serves as a visual reminder to viewers to work and pray for the welfare of others. Flags express positive intentions and are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and those in the area. Traditionally prayer flags come in five colours that represent space/water/fire/air and earth.

Contact callforentry@gmail.com

Maxi Boyd
























Maxi Boyd, Canada
mixed media on styrofoam packing paper

Tamara Wyndham
























Tamara Wyndham, USA
marker on fabric

Jane Linders
























Jane Linders, USA
transparency

Helen Spaxman




















Helen Spaxman, Canada
double sided/marker on fabric










Second set sent December 2006

Robin Bartoletti




















Robin Bartoletti
Tulsa, OK
'Pray for Nature'
mixed media

Rebecca Kielty



Rebecca Kielty

Bramcote, UK

gouache, graphite and paint marker on denim

Martha Aitchison





















Martha Aitchison
Beckenham, UK
double sided/paint on fabric

Teresa Libby
























Teresa Libby
Berea, KY
mixed media/fabric/double sided

Kevin Godsoe



Kevin Godsoe

Burnaby, BC

mixed media

Sue R. E. Martin




















Sue R. E. Martin
Toronto, Ontario
marker on fabric

Giovanni StraDA DA Ravenna




















Giovanni StraDA DA Ravenna
Ravenna, Italy

MART



MART
Lodz, Poland
marker on silk with jasmine
(image 2 is detail)

Robert Delford Brown



Robert Delford Brown

NYC, NY

What Great Art! - Art Workers United

two flags: buttons on tshirt/double sided

James McFaull




James McFaull

Toronto, Ontario

Patricia Kambitsch



Patricia Kambitsch

Dayton, Ohio

Cheryl Ashley



Cheryl Ashley

Nanaimo, BC

Christine Pensa




Christine Pensa

Toronto, Ontario

hand-cut lino block/block ink/acrylic paints on fabric

Squires





'Home at Last'

























Squires

Melrose, MA

Sandi Baker



Sandi Baker

Chester, Cheshire

Eileen McChrystal


Eileen McChrystal
Wallasey, Wirral

'Listen' - The images finger spell the word 'listen' in British Sign Language.

Jenny Lincoln



Jenny Lincoln
Seattle, WA

batik with handpainted dye/fabric markers

Mary Kroetsch

Mary Kroetsch
Toronto, Ontario

textile with photo transfer/hand embroidery/beading

Fluffy



Fluffy

Yorktown Heights, NY

"For Love"
Silkscreen and mixed media on cotton

Natalie Poltosi


Natalie Poltosi
Porto Alegre, Brasil
mixed media

Jean-Noel Potte



Jean-Noel Potte

Calais, France

mixed media on fabric

Brandy Stark



Brandy Stark

St. Petersburg, FL

'Peace, Love and Pugs'

mixed media on fabric


Jenny Badger Sultan



































Jenny Badger Sultan
San Francisco, CA

'Bless the Bees May they Return'
(double sided mixed media on canvas)

Vicki Angel



Vicki Angel

Birmingham, AL

mixed media/watercolour on recycled paper

Martine Chartrand




Martine Chartrand
Ottawa, Ontario
"This prayer is dedicated to all useless road kill or city death of wild animals."

Leslie Pearson





Leslie Pearson
Fayetteville, NC
screen printed on vintage feedsacks/liquid starch