Amelia’s Magazine | Mother’s Day and Women’s History Month Open Brief for Artists

Mothers Day open brief
The response to my recent open briefs – for Valentines artwork and fashion illustrations – has been fantastic, so I’ve decided to run another super quick one, giving you just a week to submit your artwork. All artwork will be featured on my website if it fulfills the correct specifications (below), giving you the chance to create interesting new work and reach a wide new audience.

This year Mothering Sunday falls on on Sunday 15th March. Did you know that this date was once also once known as Pudding Pie or Refreshment Sunday, when Christians would take a break from Lent fasting? It bears no relation to religion for most people nowadays and is increasingly known as Mother’s Day thanks to the American celebration in May and the ubiquity of all things Hallmark, yet the UK date remains related to the Christian calendar. Mothering Sunday is traditionally associated with flowers and all things sweet, but maybe it could include pie or other refreshments?

This month is also Women’s History Month. So you could be inspired by all the strong, wonderful, caring, brilliant aspects of womanhood, both past and present, from motherhood to great scientific discoveries.

Bearing all these ideas in mind, please do come up with a wonderful piece of artwork, one that would not look out of place on the wall. I can’t wait to see what you send me!

Please create your artwork at 300dpi to fit an A3 page, but ONLY send a lo res version of your file labelled with your name and a title, sized 480 pixels wide 72 dpi to info[@] with the email title MOTHERS ART. Please write 100-150 words (no more please!) about your work to appear on the website, the more interesting the better. I’d love to know about your inspiration, process, and so on. Please also include your website, twitter and instagram links so we can connect with you.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 13th March (eek!) Please send me your artwork by 6pm GMT for inclusion in the post, to go live in time to share for the UK celebration of Mothering Sunday.

Categories ,Hallmark, ,Lent, ,Mother’s Day, ,Mothering Sunday, ,Open brief, ,Pudding Pie Sunday, ,Refreshment Sunday, ,Women’s History Month

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