We are pleased to present the following 63 artworks featured in our virtual inaugural members exhibition, 2020 2.0: A Year in Translation, running Jan 29 to March 21, 2021Scroll and click on each piece to learn more about the work and Creative member who created it. If you are interested in making a purchase, click “Add” or “Inquire” and you will be redirected to an online purchase form.  

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LISTEN!

Abigail Engstrand

mixed media diptych: absorbent ground, watercolor, pencil, oil crayon, acrylic pour medium on 2 oval Convexo canvases hung together to form an exclamation point!

40" x 20"

"During 2020 we kept our eyes on the horizon, our mouths and noses covered, (for millions, taste and smell were diminished or lost) our ears are left exposed, tasked with holding our masks on and listening to the pulse of our country, the heart of our land. My white ear hears the cries of the too long oppressed voices of black and native American souls. The oval shape is fluid and facial; a welcome break from the squares and rectangles of our phones and computer screens. Drips and puddles of transparent color form layers of vapor and residue. Constant washing is drying our hands, wrinkling time, scratching a line. Look out, read closely, for signs of health.

2020, just try to focus! It rendered life full of emptiness- a fearful gratitude, a maze. It was constantly asking me to prioritize my values and evaluate my priorities. That it was “a year in translation”, was the only thing for sure. “What does this mean?” “Is that a fact?”  

Lots of waiting, watching, wondering, 

we went inside, we walked out into the woods, 

and we washed 

and washed. 

My great big collaborative mural job got postponed again and again and my college boys came home. 

I created signs and marched, masked, asked to end white silence, and fight for fair elections. 

I returned to my watercolor washes. I zoomed into my senses, to parts of the anatomy and memory. I painted hands, drew mouths, noses and ears-

half faces, small places and looked out windows at the shifting horizon. 

“Think outside the box”, she said...I am round and all up in my head.

Let’s begin again-

Is it safe to come out? Crack open my shell?

We need to listen-no more hell! 

Put it into perspective, pay attention to proportion... 

I drove across the state to care for my dying mother in law. I sketched her in her sleep. Listened to her breathe. What is most important? Where is the power? Is it clean? My statement is full of questions. Do I have time? I want to live! This is my art process no matter what materials I employ."

Artist Website

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$600
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RESPECT

Abigail Engstrand

mixed media diptych: absorbent ground, watercolor, pencil, oil crayon, acrylic pour medium on canvases

34" x 19"

"The beautiful aqua surgical blue captures the vapor, the virus, the washes, the hope. The youthful heat and anger glow and burst forth with attitude, neon red, points back to his head, an egg emerging strong from the cave, One 19 year Old in a 2020 Diptych. The oval portrait light in the dark, portrays the stark, compares and contrasts curved line and straight, tops the block, frames the love and the hate. He is my son. Protection.

2020, just try to focus! It rendered life full of emptiness- a fearful gratitude, a maze. It was constantly asking me to prioritize my values and evaluate my priorities. That it was “a year in translation”, was the only thing for sure. “What does this mean?” “Is that a fact?”  

Lots of waiting, watching, wondering, 

we went inside, we walked out into the woods, 

and we washed 

and washed. 

My great big collaborative mural job got postponed again and again and my college boys came home. 

I created signs and marched, masked, asked to end white silence, and fight for fair elections. 

I returned to my watercolor washes. I zoomed into my senses, to parts of the anatomy and memory. I painted hands, drew mouths, noses and ears-

half faces, small places and looked out windows at the shifting horizon. 

“Think outside the box”, she said...I am round and all up in my head.

Let’s begin again-

Is it safe to come out? Crack open my shell?

We need to listen-no more hell! 

Put it into perspective, pay attention to proportion... 

I drove across the state to care for my dying mother in law. I sketched her in her sleep. Listened to her breathe. What is most important? Where is the power? Is it clean? My statement is full of questions. Do I have time? I want to live! This is my art process no matter what materials I employ."

Artist Website

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$200
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$190
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$135
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Vigil

Brianna Hernández Baurichter

single-channel video

00:05:40, install dimensions vary

Watch the full video on YouTube Here

"Vigil" reenacts the final weeks of my mother’s life, holding vigil in her room, surrounded by condolence flowers, waiting for death to relieve her pain. Having experienced the anticipatory grief of end-of-life care, I recognize the feeling of anxious anticipation before and after the death of a loved one…the waiting space, where you know what’s ahead but you don’t know the exact manner, time, or how you’ll react when death, a panic attack, or a grief trigger ultimately arrives. That waiting space can be a place to be present even when it’s painful. To stare your worst fear in the face while you smile for the one you love requires a presence which acknowledges your role is not to control or change anything, but to simply be with them.

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The U.S. tends to have difficulty confronting the realities of life as it relates to death and the process of dying, leaving many caregivers and the bereaved to feel isolated and shamed into silence in their grief and trauma. After becoming a caregiver and ultimately losing my mother to cancer, I have made an effort to break down this silence through my artwork and researched others sharing this desire across industries. My ongoing body of work, "Anticipatory|Después", shares videos, installations, workshops, and resources aiming to bridge these points of reference to create communal opportunities for healing, and an honest, open dialogue around dying and grief. In making my own experience vulnerable, I invite others to share their stories and offer insight for those close to caregivers and the bereaved to be more understanding of the challenges their loved ones face.

As we continue to collectively face loss on a global scale, the bereaved and caregivers have been placed in even more isolation. For the physical safety of themselves and their highly-vulnerable loved ones and patients, many are severely lacking in logistic and emotional support while socially distancing. Having intimate knowledge of the isolation which already comes with these roles, I offer up my ongoing work as a source of solidarity and empathy for those facing it in these heightened circumstances.

Extensions of "Anticipatory|Después" include: "Útiles Curativos", which treats common caregiver tools as sacred and holy objects in order to reconsider their value within the difficult circumstances they are used; and "Aquí Descansamos", which presents an alternate form of memorial, contrasting the somber, grey-stone visuals of traditional cemeteries with color, growth, decomposition, and renewal in the form of a living cemetery. Visit my website, www.briannalhb.com, to learn more.

Artist Website

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Consequence

Brianna Hernández Baurichter

single-channel video

00:04:11, install dimensions vary

Watch the full video on YouTube Here

"Consequence" depicts the inner turmoil of caregiving for the terminally ill. The frustration, pain, and exhaustion of common caregiver tasks, alongside their anticipatory grief, are expressed in an imaginary space where they can be safely released. Often caregivers place their own emotional and psychological needs last out of necessity for the sacred work they carry out. Compounding this trauma is the isolation one faces when navigating this ever-changing and situational experience. "Consequence" offers an honest representation of this aspect of end-of-life care as well as the aftermath of acute grief which follows.

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The U.S. tends to have difficulty confronting the realities of life as it relates to death and the process of dying, leaving many caregivers and the bereaved to feel isolated and shamed into silence in their grief and trauma. After becoming a caregiver and ultimately losing my mother to cancer, I have made an effort to break down this silence through my artwork and researched others sharing this desire across industries. My ongoing body of work, "Anticipatory|Después", shares videos, installations, workshops, and resources aiming to bridge these points of reference to create communal opportunities for healing, and an honest, open dialogue around dying and grief. In making my own experience vulnerable, I invite others to share their stories and offer insight for those close to caregivers and the bereaved to be more understanding of the challenges their loved ones face.

As we continue to collectively face loss on a global scale, the bereaved and caregivers have been placed in even more isolation. For the physical safety of themselves and their highly-vulnerable loved ones and patients, many are severely lacking in logistic and emotional support while socially distancing. Having intimate knowledge of the isolation which already comes with these roles, I offer up my ongoing work as a source of solidarity and empathy for those facing it in these heightened circumstances.

Extensions of "Anticipatory|Después" include: "Útiles Curativos", which treats common caregiver tools as sacred and holy objects in order to reconsider their value within the difficult circumstances they are used; and "Aquí Descansamos", which presents an alternate form of memorial, contrasting the somber, grey-stone visuals of traditional cemeteries with color, growth, decomposition, and renewal in the form of a living cemetery. Visit my website, www.briannalhb.com, to learn more.

Artist Website

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$750
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$635
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$635
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Over the Line

Colette Odya Smith

pastel and watercolor on four-ply museum board

24" x 24"

"My selection for this show reflects my abiding interest in finding and amplifying the beauty and mystery that exists quietly all around us. I am drawn to humble, intimate scenes rather than grand sweeping landscapes. Rocks, water, and foliage are my subject matter, though my interest is in presenting realities that are both obvious and hidden. This dual interest has developed into the creation of images that are intentionally both representational and abstract.

I often purposely obscure the customary references of horizon and atmospheric perspective. In this way easy identification of the scene is downplayed. Context and scale become malleable. This allows a broader range of interpretations and frees me to move beyond the literal. Adding to this ambiguity, I often mix reflected imagery with solid forms, begging the question of what is ‘real’ and what is illusory.

I welcome viewers with recognizable forms and colors that are out of context just enough to be seen as indeterminate passages of paint where one can get lost without concern for naming and words. I invite the viewer to enter through these ‘doors’ to my discoveries and to respond with their own perceptions and appreciations.

And finally, let me share that by using pastels and watercolor, I am charmed to be using the same elements of dust and water that I am drawn to paint. These images might be anywhere, but they come from my heart and I hope they speak to yours."

Artist Website

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$2400
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$175
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$175
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$397
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Bonk

Deidre Prosen

acrylic paint and found objects on canvas

12" x 9" x 1/2"

"During this past year I have shifted my focus from making larger narrative works to smaller stories evolving out of a spontaneous connection to everyday studio and household items that would more often than not, make their way to the garbage and landfill. These by products of everyday life are saved and repurposed in order to create new meaning while holding on to a symbolic hint of their past. Images arise out of what is going on in both the world outside and inside the home, ranging from politics to more personal intimate themes of family relationships."

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Lovers

Deidre Prosen

acrylic paint  on canvas

9" 12" x 1"

"During this past year I have shifted my focus from making larger narrative works to smaller stories evolving out of a spontaneous connection to everyday studio and household items that would more often than not, make their way to the garbage and landfill. These by products of everyday life are saved and repurposed in order to create new meaning while holding on to a symbolic hint of their past. Images arise out of what is going on in both the world outside and inside the home, ranging from politics to more personal intimate themes of family relationships."

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$400
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$200
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$750
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$750
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Befriending My Anger

Elizabeth Szalewski

mixed media

17" x 14"

"There was so much to be angry about in 2020, and my jaws and fists were clenched for most of it. Anger is neither good nor bad, but I was tired of feeling ashamed for it. Hence this piece was born.

Catharsis, play, exploration. I create to take care of myself, to release and experiment. Art is my home."

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$300
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Equality, A Striving

Erik Eide

metal print

24" x 24" x 4"

"As an artist I find myself frequently addressing social issues in my work. Presenting twists of commonly recognized street signs, I strive to challenge the viewer with interesting juxtapositions and word play to convey deeper philosophical inquiries. Unassuming at first glance, I attempt to challenge the viewer's preconceived notions about race, gender and equality.

"Equality, a Striving" was born out of the societal tensions and civil unrest the country has witnessed. Optimistic, the print speaks to the healing process ahead and the potential for frank dialogue."

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$175
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$475
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$750
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$150
Image for Permission to Have Thoughts
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$150
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$500
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$480
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$480
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Spanish Children Run Free

Jeanne Cole Panka

multimedia collage

17" x 21"

"When Spain lifted it's COVID-19 quarantine, children, who had been restricted to indoors in their homes for weeks, were finally allowed to play outdoors for a few minutes a day. This piece is a reflection on their joy at being released.

We all have different living situations but are confronted with the same stressors and challenges. And 2020 was a stressor for the record books. This could break us. Or if we exercise our compassion and willingness to see similarities instead of differences between us, if we become truly "aware" of our world, the events of 2020 and 2021 can make us stronger and more united."

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$225
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Keep Singing

Jenie Gao

limited edition signed giclee print (ink and watercolor painting + digital typography)

18" x 12" unframed

27" x 21" framed

"Collaboration: art direction and artwork by Jenie Gao, typography and final layout by Rae Senarighi

“Keep Singing” is a collaboration between Jenie Gao and Rae Senarighi during the pandemic as a reminder that even amidst crisis art calls us back to our humanity.

Gao and Senarighi are selling a limited edition run of 100 giclee prints hand-signed by both artists. $10 from each print sale will go into an artists’ commission fund. By purchasing this print, you’ll not only support two professional artists (Rae and Jenie) and their families, but you will also help them pay the love forward to other artists.

We are living in an unprecedented time, and it’s common during a crisis for people to forego the arts. Worry consumes us as we scramble to cover basic and short-term needs. There’s a saying that when people enter survival mode, humor is the first trait to go.

And yet. Even amidst the greatest uncertainty, a landmark, a flag, a familiar image can cue us to return to our humanity. Even in darkness, songs can unite people across balconies, uplift soldiers in trenches, and remind us of who we are. Even from deep grief, dancing and drawing can reignite our souls.

The book burning is the harbinger of every ending civilization. The difference between a healthy civilization and a collapsing one is the social bond that comes not from our technology, but the vibrant culture of our humanity. Art represents the cultural ethos of our time. It is the social glue between people, the bonfire for our ideas, the embrace between our ancestors and our successors.

Artists are like canaries in a coal mine. In an uncertain world, we need to keep singing."

Artist Website

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$110
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$225
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$200
Image for Time to be Good
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$825
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$825
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$150
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Together, Alone

Laj P. Waghray

00:02:00, install dimensions vary

Watch the full video on YouTube Here

"Together, Alone" is a 2 minute film that gives us a glimpse into the lives of frontline workers by documenting one doctor’s life in isolation at home. Filmmaker’s statement: “I wanted to bring awareness to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of the frontline workers by highlighting my family’s experience; as many others are facing a higher risk as states reopen.”

I am beginning to explore the concept that “the personal is political” in my work; specifically, with my current short that demonstrates COVID-19’s impact on my family.

I start my practice by asking myself a few seemingly simple questions like, "Why are people protesting the lockdown when healthcare workers continue to care for COVID-19 patients?" Then I delve into the research, have discussions with peers and experts to gather many perspectives. When I reach a juncture where diverse perspectives coalescence, I pause to reflect, plan the production, and tell the story.

I love when images come together to convey a thought, an emotion, and sometimes a message. I strive to make meaningful films that celebrate the artistic nature of the medium while addressing important social issues, serving as a catalyst for discussion."

Artist Website

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$250
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$950
Image for Raccoons in the Time of Covid
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$400
Image for Little Girl in a Red Dress
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$100
Image for Ruth Still Rocks
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$375
Image for Riding the Wave to Normalcy
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$295
Image for Hiking Children and Covid-19
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$180
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$500
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$350
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$600
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The Wall Within

Nirmal Raja

video performance

00:07:40, install dimensions vary

Watch the full video on YouTube Here

"Rabindranath Tagore’s Where the Mind Is Without Fear is memorized by most elementary school children in India. Forty years after I first learned it, the words roll off my tongue naturally. Like most things memorized in childhood, the meaning reveals itself over time.

It is a hopeful poem. Similar to Langston Hughes’ Let America Be America Again, it points to the ideals of a nation and the labor demanded of us while working toward this goal.

Recent events with police violence, Black Lives Matter movement, healthcare disparity in the wake of COVID 19 etc., have compelled me to examine Tagore’s poem with renewed interest. We are in flux again. The flawed foundations of what seemed immovable and permanent are being called out and examined. Each brick of our society is being nudged, peeled, shoved, removed, dusted off and re-laid with an acknowledgement to truth and towards something stronger. For me, “The land that never has been yet” is also where “The mind is without fear."

The work continues, one brick at a time, one small systemic change at a time. Progress is slow and although it may feel like “one step forward, two steps back”, that is what nation building is. A continual labor of love.

America is yet to be."

Artist Website

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$1000
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$150
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$750
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$600
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$400
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$600
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$150
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$150
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$500
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Portrait of George Stinney, American Justice

Tim Rozwadowski

water reducible oil on linen board

17" x 13"

"These work will hopefully pay respect to the BLM movement and issues surrounding violence in our culture toward African Americans. The Portrait of George Stinney is a mugshot taken in South Carolina. Young Stinney, just 14 years old, was arrested and executed for the murder of two white girls. He was innocent. He is the youngest person in our country to be put to death by the electric chair. The portrait of Shirley Chisolm honors the first African American and woman to run for President, a remarkable leader and activist."

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$250
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Portrait of Shirley Chisholm, Tribute to a Black Activist

Tim Rozwadowski

water reducible oil on linen board

18.5" x 13.5"

"These work will hopefully pay respect to the BLM movement and issues surrounding violence in our culture toward African Americans. The Portrait of George Stinney is a mugshot taken in South Carolina. Young Stinney, just 14 years old, was arrested and executed for the murder of two white girls. He was innocent. He is the youngest person in our country to be put to death by the electric chair. The portrait of Shirley Chisolm honors the first African American and woman to run for President, a remarkable leader and activist." 

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$250