The S.P.A.C.E Between
An online art show in response to the pandemic
Everyone is invited to submit images of art made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is one of the ways the ArtPod Collective can provide a way for the community to use art and creativity to connect with each other through these unusual times.
Good quality images of art in any media can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting online on our facebook page. There is no fee, no commission and no jurying although ArtPod reserves the right to choose which art to display. Our aim is to show a diverse range of art from as many people as possible of all ages.
Art by young people is encouraged.
The show will run from April 17th to May 30 in groupings rolled out periodically on the ArtPod facebook page. We will have a Zoom opening on Saturday May 9, 7-8 pm.
People submitting art are requested to include a short blurb describing how the art relates to the theme and to provide details of art (title, medium, size, framed/unframed) and price, if for sale. ArtPod will facilitate any sales inquires to protect contact information of participants.
For more information email email@example.com or phone 778-265-2787.
Artworks (Scroll Down):
Purchase Inquires can be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ArtPod artist David Westelmajer created this wonderful stained glass piece entitled “Conquering the Virus.” He says “The globe in the middle represents the extent of the pandemic. The red and gold nubs echo the shape of the virus. The yellow petals show the floral dress of Mother Nature. Finally the linked figures are the front line health care workers who will conquer the virus.” 19″ diameter. $500. Purchase inquiries can be sent to email@example.com
ArtPod artist Janet Rayner Thorn created this piece, entitled “Taking Shelter.” Oil on canvas, 24×24. Unframed $750.
“Sanitized II” by Diana Smith (ArtPod Artist), 8 x 10.5, mixed media on paper with disinfectant wipes, $50 unframed.
“Covid Era Art 1” by June Haynes. June tells us that she is “working in my home studio as my shared studio space is closed due to the virus. I am working small in response to the virus situation and keeping it simple.” Oil pastel on paper, 6″ x 6″, $75 unframed. Interested in purchase? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist: Janet Dean
Acrylic and Mixed media on Canvas
4’ x 5’
By Townes Van Zandt
Won’t you lend your lungs to me?
Mine are collapsing
Plant my feet and bitterly breathe
Up the time that’s passing.
Breath I’ll take and breath I’ll give
Pray the day ain’t poison
Stand among the ones that live
In lonely indecision.
ArtPod member Elaine Hughes usually works in watercolour, but everything is upended these days. She says when she “saw all the images of empty streets in Europe and elsewhere” she was inspired to paint this image, “trying to emphasize the light at the end of the tunnel.” The Streets of Europe, Acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12, NFS. More of Elaine’s art can be seen at: https://
Title: “Masked Consciousness”
Artist: Courtney Standing (ArtPod Artist)
Medium: Febric and Oil paint on Canvas
Size: 4 X 5 Feet
“Looking forward while remembering what was, we are together and vulnerable during this time of uncertainty. The fabric and mark making gestures symbolize an urgency to act, to wipe clean, and to move forward.” – Artist Statement.
Here we are: “Caught in a crisis. Drowning in confusion. An invisible creature in a rage!” Vicky Griffith’s piece “Mermaid’s Cruel Song” speaks to many in this time of social isolation. Graphite, 12 x 9 unframed, NFS.
Artist: Janet Dean
Artist Kathleen Schmalz tells us that she has been painting a lot. Kathleen tells us that “Just before we were all sent home to avoid Covid19, I spent a weekend with an old friend on Bowen Island and enjoyed the beautiful sunset that this painting is based on. It is my hope our current challenges will remind us to look to nature for our inspiration in times of challenge.”
“Evening From Bowen Island,” Acrylic on clay board, 14 x 16 framed, $225. Purchase inquiries: email@example.com See more of Kathleen’s art at www.kathleenschmalzartist.
Artpod artist Janet Rayner Thorn’s piece is titled “Who Owns Our Time.” Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30, $500 unframed.
Judy Shreve’s digital piece, “Gimme Shelter.” reflects her surreal experience while shopping: “Feeling invisible today. Wearing masks keeps me from seeing smiles. So weird to be at the store with everyone in a mask – but yet so necessary. Such odd times we are living thru.” Created with an Ipad using Procreate. For more of Judy’s work, look for her website http://
“Covid Cloud” is an acrylic by artist Janie Lucas. “COVID19 is a pandemic that has not been seen in the world for a century. We have this cloud around us daily hoping our loved ones are safe and healthy. The bright lining in the cloud is the hope we’ll soon find a cure!” 16 x 20, SOLD.
Skye M is 6 years old and attends school in French. Her Mom tells us that “due to Covid-19 and the subsequent closure of schools, her schoolwork is now done with mom at home. This is a drawing requested by her teacher showing one of her activities at home. Here she is social distancing from her friends (mes amis), playing with space between.” Great work Skye!
Janie Lucas’ “Ultimate Love” is a 24 x 24 acrylic. Janie notes: “With the world at almost a standstill amazing things are happening with nature. Since we are not as active the waters are teaming with renewed life & the land is becoming calmer. We are becoming aware of what it takes to help nature restore itself. Tenderness towards our earth!” $300.
Another Art Work by ArtPod artist Janet Rayner Thorn. “Fragility”, 24×24, Acrylic on canvas, $400 unframed.
Artist Linda M Anderson painted a couple of little Australian girls for a commission. She tells us “When I was deciding on the composition of the painting I decided on the ‘looking out through the window’ because of the new experience of no freedom for children.” Here is the first of the two paintings, entitled “A New Vision of Hope.” 9 x 12 acrylic NFS. For more of Linda’s work, check out her website at https://
This is the second of artist Linda M Anderson’s portraits of children at home in isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, looking through a window at the world outside. “A New Vision of the Universe,” acrylic, 9 x 12, NFS. https://
Driftwood, beach glass, satin finish
6 x 15
Title: “Tea time with Kate and Victoria” Part 3 of a story by Mary Wulff.
Afternoon tea is an adventure with quantum physics wondering who will appear in the magic box which makes people appear and disappear at the flick of a button.There is something forbidden about being together but newtonian logic no longer applies. The floor comes up to greet the ceiling in a long embrace as Jackson pollock colours creep out of the picture and up Mom’s legs. They feel heavy she tells me. Thick, as though I can’t feel them anymore she says. Who are these people she wonders, looking at photos of her grandchildren, feeling as though not just her identity but theirs is also slipping away.
Title: “Roots” The first part of a story by Mary Wulff.
The forest has been escaping me. My trusted companion has been starting to wonder at what I am doing spending so long seated in one place while there was so many places to explore. He becomes overwhelmed like a shopper for perfumes . The scents and trails all blending into one and he can no longer differentiate the scent that was electrifying his search. After doing his best to clamber onto my lap, he settles at my feet. And I am overwhelmed as well. So many images have flooded my brain and I grapple onto their stories like a chain smoker consuming them and oblivious to their toxicity, just caught up by the pleasure of a dopamine rush.
I’ve spent days exploring roots. Not the roots that reach deep into the ground and anchor me, but the ones that skirt along the surface and form pathways that help me journey along the way.
Title: “Sky Mom” Part two of a story by Mary Wulff.
I explore knots of wood brightly burnished by the rain and see the beautiful legs of a table in the front hall. Minutiae of forest detail cause a cascade of memory.
Mom is locked into her room at the Russell where she juggles minutiae on a daily basis weaving it into colourful accounts of how she spent the final days of her 96th year.
“Partially as a way to cope I cut COVID-related words from the Globe and then figure out what to do with them creatively,” explains ArtPod artist Diana Smith. Pictured here is one of the resulting works, entitled Covid III. NFS.
“The wind was out of our sails, allowing a glimpse of a new perspective.” Like many of us, artist Marcia Goodwin is thinking about the change that Covid has brought. Standing in Awe, 14 x 10, watercolour on paper.
Heidi Bergstrom sent us these portions of her handbound journal, noting that ” In this section of my journal I think of it as the Covid Chronicles. A point in time which hopefully at some point in the future I can return to and say “oh how things are different today!”. That is the hope anyways.” Medium: mixed media – watercolour, etchings, pen/ink; Vehicle: hand made artist journal – 8.5”x12” pages. For more of Heidi Bergstrom’s art, go to http://