Empty Bowls 2022 opens call for poster art

Submissions due Sept. 5

Aug. 19, 2022 — Planning for Florence Food Share’s 26th annual Empty Bowls is underway. Every year local artists donate handmade ceramic, wood and fused glass bowls to be sold at the Empty Bowls sale held the first weekend in December. The event benefits Florence Food Share.

For the past decade, Empty Bowls has featured the work of a local artist on the poster advertising the event. This art, created especially for the event, provides the focal point for the poster and is then raffled off at the event for extra revenue for the nonprofit. In turn, the artist supplying the work, gets recognition in local and regional publications ... and a tax deduction, of course.

“We are looking for a work of art that expresses the message of both the event and Florence Food Share — providing nutritious food to those in need,” said Empty Bowls Committee Member Desiree Clifton. “Because no one should go hungry.”

Any medium is welcome for the submitted art, provided it can be photographed and donated to the event.

“We will take care of having it framed, with the artist’s input,” Clifton added.

In order to be considered for 2022’s poster art artist, artists should submit their concept, including the medium and a description of the proposed image. Additionally, they should attach a photo of their previous works to give the committee an idea of the style.

Submission should be emailed to Clifton at [email protected] and must be received by Sept. 5. The completed, unframed artwork would be due no later than Sept. 10.

“We appreciate all those who have participated in Empty Bowls year after year and look forward to new participants joining us for this year’s event,” Clifton said.

For questions regarding submitting artwork, email Clifton or call her at 541-999-5223.

For more information, visit www.florencefoodshare.org or Florence Food Share, 2190 Spruce St.