We’re all feeling an unusual sense of isolation during this holiday season. Our hearts go out to the imprisoned members of JAC’s community for whom this sense of disconnection and loneliness is so greatly magnified. Although this season may not feel as joyful as usual, we are still going to do our best to spread some holiday cheer.
JAC Holiday Card-Making at Red Dirt Studios, 2019
Please join us on Zoom on Dec 12 at 7pm to get in the spirit by crafting holiday cards for the incarcerated artists in our network. Last year, we got together in person to make cards for every artist in our network, and their responses were full of gratitude and love. We are so excited to continue the tradition. This year especially, receiving a hand-made card could make a huge difference in someone’s life..
So please, make some hot cocoa, grab some basic art supplies, invite your friends, and join us for card making! If you’re interested in participating, please register here.
“I first want to tell you a very heart felt “Thank you” for thinking about me. I have no family and very few friends. I was totally amazed that two days before Christmas I am sent two Christmas cards from two people from your organization…. I thought for sure that a mistake had taken place. I am in prison and I am used to being discarded by society. Its difficult at times to find your worth. Again thank you for the cards.”
This inaugural online exhibition will feature work from system-impacted individuals and teaching artists as a fundraiser for JAC in January 2021. Submissions can be any visual medium. The deadline for submissions is December 10th, 2020 at 11:59 CST. The application link for submissions is available here!
Description of exhibition: There is no specific theme that the work must adhere to, so please submit whatever work you want to in any visual medium, shape, or size! We are more interested in seeing what people submit than forcing the work to be under a specific theme.
Thank you so much for being a part of the network that sustains JAC and our coalition-building mission! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email Shiloah Coley, JAC Board Member and Online Exhibition Planning Team Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org