EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Competitions and Open Calls
WINNER, NASDAQ ART COMPETITION 2021
This summer The Nasdaq Artist Initiative selected Joanna's painting 'Pangea' as a permanent installation at Nasdaq headquarters in Times Square. Nasdaq spoke with Joanna about her artwork, “Pangaea.”
ECOLOGIES OF CHANGE
September - November 2021
Ecologies of change is a collaboration between artists from Australia and the Printmakers Council UK. Supported by the PMC and the Royal Overseas League, the exhibition will be shown at ROSL. The project is curated by Clare Humphries (Australia) and Jacki Baxter and Venessa Pugh (UK).
Ecologies of change invites artists to visualise their response to a shift in consciousness as we recognise the impact and consequences of human activity on Earth’s ecosystems. We ask artists to consider the consequences of human-led ecological change and imagine other ways we might live in the aftermath of climate change.
By 2021 when this exhibition will be held, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is set to formally define a new slice of geologic record, the Anthropocene, to mark the profound ways in which humans have altered the planet. The Anthropocene identifies a new period in which humans have become the dominant bio-geo-physical force shaping the world.
At a time of profound change, Ecologies of Change forms a conversation across the hemispheres. The project brings together artists who share an ethics of care for Earth’s ecosystems. It invites them to take stock of the Anthropocene and to share visions of both loss and hope for change.
THE NATURAL WORLD
The Printmakers Council is an artist run, non-profit making organization the objectives of which are to promote the use of both traditional and innovative printmaking techniques
EARTH PHOTO 2021
August 2021- April 2022
Photographers and videographers from across the globe submitted their work in the following categories: People, Place, Nature, Changing Forests, and A Climate of Change. A judging panel made up of experts from the fields of photography, film, geography and environment selected the final 55 photos and videos by 36 artists.
From urban orchards in Spain, striking aurora borealis in Norway and mangrove conservation in Sri Lanka, to eco-clothing pageants in the Philippines, deforestation of red cedars in Canada and more, the selected images and videos capture a sense of our world at a time when human influence is in sharp focus.
The Earth Photo exhibition will be available to see at the Royal Geographical Society, in London, from Monday 2 August to Wednesday 25 August.
A selection of the shortlisted photos will be shown in Forestry England forests: outdoors at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, from 28 June to 19 September 2021; Moors Valley, Dorset, from 4 October to 19 December 2021; and indoors at Grizedale, Cumbria, from 20 December 2021 to 24 April 2022. For further details, please visit Forestry England’s website
ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS ANNUAL EXHIBITION AT THE MALL GALLERIES
The Royal Society of British Artists boasts just over one hundred of the UK’s top painters, sculptors and printmakers as members, all possessing the highest levels of skill in their chosen styles and media.
Alongside the membership, the exhibition will include works selected from the Society's open call.
BATH SOCIETY OF ARTISTS ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
Saturday 2nd October until Saturday 20th November 2021
The annual exhibition, open to non-members, is held in the Victoria Art Gallery for five or six weeks usually during the spring and summer. It is the highlight of the Society calendar and a big social event for Bath's artistic community generally, but the Society also organises receptions, lectures, private views and members' exhibitions.
Exhibits may be paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints or mixed media.
Bath Society of Artists 116th Annual Exhibition 2021.
Location: Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5.00pm
FIGURATIVE ART NOW
July to September 2021
Listening. Hard Ground etching and aquatint.
Music has the power to transport. I wanted to picture someone alone yet surrounded by people. Someone completely in their own world.
WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR 2021
Formulating new approaches to contemporary print with independent artists & leading specialist galleries at London’s latest landmark creative destination.
Our unique model of representing artists directly through an open call process, creates opportunities for emerging artists to sit alongside some of the most prominent international artist printmakers & dealers. The rigorous selection process by a new panel of industry experts each year keeps the hang fresh and gives collectors access to only the highest calibre of original contemporary print. https://www.woolwichprintfair.com/artists/61-joanna-cohn/overview/
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ARTISTS
21 September - 31 December 2021
The Society of Women Artists (SWA) is a British art body and registered charity that has had a unique history dedicated to promoting art created by women. It was founded as the Society of Female Artists (SFA) in 1855 by Harriet Grote, offering women artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works, which at the time, was extremely difficult due to the limited opportunities open to them. The Society enjoys, the royal patronage of HRH Princess Michael of Kent. Amongst the many notable artist members was Dame Laura Knight.
THE PASTEL SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022
The Pastel Society is delighted to welcome visitors to its 123rd Annual Exhibition with a theme of ‘Fresh Eyes’.
Exciting emerging artists who bring innovation and fresh perspectives are exhibiting alongside leading, established and technically skilled contemporary artists.
The Pastel Society is recognised as foremost in its field, a magnet for brilliant exponents of pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal. Pastel is an exceedingly versatile medium which brings vibrancy and vitality to artworks. Visitors can be confident of seeing a rich variety of techniques, styles and subject matters captured on our gallery's walls.