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Special Note: World Collage Day 2021 takes place during a time when much of the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone thinking about a World Collage Day event or project to take responsibility for educating themselves about the needs of their community. We encourage you to follow guidelines set out by health officials and be mindful that these may evolve and change over time.

LATIN AMERICA


BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA

The Collage Inhabits Your Home

10AM-Noon. Red Collage will be broadcasting live on Instagram where they will invite viewers to join them in creating collage designed specifically to liven up the overlooked spaces of their homes. During the pandemic, most of us have spent more time at home than at any other time in our lives and Red Collage wants to “give a new meaning to those small spaces that are there in our daily lives, but we don’t really perceive their presence beyond its immediate functionality, such as light bulbs or switches.” MORE

ASIA

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EUROPE


MUNICH, GERMANY

Make Someone Happy - Let's Collage!

For World Collage Day, Ana Paula Barros is mailing a limited number of collage kits to develop others' creativity and inspire people during the pandemic to create and share art. Registration will be available through a link in Barros’ Instagram. She invites participants to photograph the process which she will share on her social media on May 8th. Barros will also be available during the process to answer questions and discuss ideas. MORE


PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Not Dancing With Politicians

May 2021 | Galerie kritiků, Palác Adria 1 p. Jungmannova 31, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic | Given that the most successful form of intermediate collage today is a socially engaged collage, based on combined techniques with painting, drawing, photography, graffiti, etc., it also carries a meaningful message without necessarily addressing political issues. However, the name of the next jubilee exhibition in May 2021 is also its thematic assignment. The exhibition is conceived as a confrontation of foreign renowned artists with young authors which include Michael Fischerkeller (USA), Jürgen Strege (Germany), Berry Sanders (Netherlands), Jan Miko (CR), Jitka Kopejtková (CR), Klaudie Hlavatá (CR), and Miroslav Polák (Slovakia). MORE


BARI, ITALY

Vision & Intuition, the Reason for Art

8-22 May 2021 | Galleria D'arte "Santa Teresa Dei Maschi". Strada Santa Teresa dei Maschi, 68-69, 70122 in Bari, Italy. The Italian Collagists Collective with Bibart, Biennial of International Art, organizes the first international exhibition of analog collage in Bari, Italy. The theme of the exhibition will focus on “the ability to give shape to intuitive visions and feelings of the human soul, the ability of the mind to establish relationships and connections, to generate ideas, create emotions, and develop bonds and actions.” 60 artists, both local and international, will be exhibited and a publication will accompany the show. MORE


PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Leftovers and Cutouts!

Kosmo Nauty invites artists from around the world to journey through imagination and experimentation. She is creating and mailing collage packs filled with random leftovers and cutouts made especially for World Collage Day. Send Kosmo Nauty your address (kosmonauty35@gmail.com) to receive a collage pack and then share your creation with her on social media. MORE


GHENT, BELGIUM

Sintamandsbergknipt2021

Through May 2021 | Library Sint - Amandsberg | Halvemaanstraat 92, 9040 Gent, Belgium | Ria Bauwens aka Necessityofnonsense has organized an exhibition at the Library of Sint - Amandsberg featuring local and international artists. All are welcome to submit by either bringing their 13cmx18cm (5”x7”) collage to the library or mailing it to Necessityofnonsense, Halvemaanstraat 113, 9040 Gent. If you are unsure where to start, collage starters packs are available at the front desk of the library. MORE


DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM

World Collage Day #STICKITUP

10:30AM-10PM UK Time. Jodie House hosts a day of free workshops in celebration of World Collage Day. The program will include guided collage workshops, free emailed resources, and wellbeing and positive mental health activities. Participants will also be invited to take part in the international #STICKITUP project and produce their own window gallery at home. Each individual Zoom workshop throughout the day will be emailed to all of the ticket sign ups so they can pick and choose which to attend or take part in all of them. They will be open to all regardless of creative ability or age. MORE

NORTH AMERICA


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA

"Cut Me Loose" Collage-a-Rama Artists Talk

online via Zoom | 11AM-Noon | Arc Gallery & Studios. Celebrate the art of collage with an online artists talk by San Francisco artists who participate in the monthly Collage-a-Rama collage-making sessions at Arc Gallery. See the artists' collage work featured in the ​"Cut Me Loose" Collage-a-Rama 2021 Exhibition ​in the Project Gallery at Arc. Hear from the featured artists: Carrington Arredondo, Glenn Bachman, Johnny Botts, Dianne Hoffman, Sean O'Donnell, Priscilla Otani, Barbara Pollak-Lewis, Steve Sweetser, Stephen C. Wagner, and Tanya Wilkinson. Register in advance. MORE


NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

Day de Dada
Collage Meet-up

4PM. Day de Dada Performance Art Collective will take a quick look at their favorite Dada collage artists (Höch, Hausmann, Arp), and take about 15 minutes to create collage based on a challenge and then share their work. For more info or to RSVP, send an email. MORE


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA

Collaborative Printmaking and Chine Collé Workshop with Neal Ambrose-Smith

10AM-3PM | Farm & Table | 8917 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 | Join artist Neal Ambrose-Smith outdoors in the fields at Farm & Table for a socially distanced printmaking workshop. Participants will be instructed in basic techniques of printmaking and Chine Collé, and are invited to collaborate on a 60-foot long print scroll created on portable presses. Each participant will have the chance to bring a piece of the print home. Box lunch from Farm & Table is included, and can be enjoyed on the beautiful grounds of one of Albuquerque’s finest restaurants. Covid safety procedures are ensured for the duration of the event. Registration required, all ages invited.
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Deadline: 30 April 2021.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, USA

COMPRESSION: A Virtually-Virtual Collage Exhibition

8-31 May 2021 | Vayo Collage Gallery | Rochester, NY 14609. In celebration of World Collage Day 2021, Vayo Collage Gallery in Rochester, New York will be hosting its second annual collage exhibition and art exchange. This year’s theme, Compression, can take on a multitude of meaning. “When timelines are compressed, we may suffer nervousness or anxiety. When we compress an image, we can experience a loss in image quality. Yet, in the treatment of an open wound, compression preserves life by limiting traumatic blood loss. And in the information age, compression frees up space, allowing us to do more with less by removing unnecessary or repeating data.” Collage artists are encouraged to interpret this theme however they choose. In return for each original submission, participants will receive another artist’s collage by mail at the close of the exhibition. Collagists of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Visit the gallery’s website for full submission details. MORE


EVERETT, WASHINGTON, USA

Postcards from the Edge

4PM PST. The Northwest Collage Society in conjunction with the Everett Public Library will be celebrating World Collage Day by hosting a live and interactive online workshop where John Arbuckle will lead participants in creating their own collage postcards using recycled materials. A limited number of free supply kits will be available for pickup from the Everett Public Library. Sign-ups for kits will begin in April and are open to adults and children alike. MORE


PORTLAND, OREGON, USA

Exquisite Community

Noon-8PM | The Co-ordinating Artist’s Studio. 1525 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97219. This is a co-operative, group project based on the Surrealists’ party game of 100 years ago known as “Cadavre Exquis” or “The Exquisite Corpse”. Comprised of several teams of four individual collage artists, residing in the Pacific Northwest, each will make a section of a body that will ultimately form a “Community” of many bodies. Contributing artists will primarily be doing their work in their own spaces, and sending it onward through the mail, while a few will work together in person. Finished works will be sent back to the organizer, MJ Connors Davison, who will then exhibit them in her studio space which will be open to the public on World Collage Day. Documentation and virtual coverage of the exhibit is planned as well. All artworks will be for sale, benefitting the project’s regional artist-participants. MORE


Read the Call to Artists
Deadline: 1 April 2021.

QUÉBEC, CANADA

Zine Circulaire132

Deadline: 1 April 2021. In order to participate, each individual is to mail 25 original (no copies) small collages 8cmx8cm (3.15"x3.15"). In return, the participant will receive an original copy of R. F. Côté's art zine, Circulaire132, by mail. Any participation received after the deadline or participation that does not meet the requirements, will be published in a regular issue of Circulaire132. MORE

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