Folsom Arts Association

An Exploration of Contrast: The Unifying Principle

2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. The social unrest of the past few weeks on top of a nation beleaguered by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought us challenge after painful challenge. In such times, artists have an opportunity to reflect the times through their artwork.

Members have been invited to submit artwork for this live virtual exhibit that explores the theme: Contrast.

Contrast as a noun often means “opposite”: for example, black is the opposite of white, and so there’s a contrast between black ink and white paper.  Contrast as a verb generally means identifying and exploring differences.  In art, as in life, much beauty comes in the juxtaposition of contrasts.

The endeavor of this artistic exercise is to contemplate life in all its differences and all its fundamental unity, and to transmit those thoughts and feelings to the observer. This could be a spontaneous expression of the artist’s own response to our current social situations or a meditated formulation of the theme presented. The desired end result is a positive statement of the value and inherent beauty in differences. We seek to provide an avenue for artistic voicing and for growth into a kinder, more deliberately compassionate community.

Highlight an image for the artist statement; click on the image to view.

This is a live, on-going exhibit. Participation is open to all FAA members. New works will be added weekly.
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The FAA would like to thank our member Kritika Bala for inspiring the theme of this show and helping us create this exhibit.

Lori Anderson, FAA President