Call for Art: Peace Pigeon

Visual Arts
Organization The Yards
Deadline November 26, 2023

Welcome to The Yards Collective’s 12th-anniversary celebration, where we invite artists of all ages to take flight with their creativity and join us in commemorating this milestone. This year, we’re excited to announce the “Peace Pigeon Fundraiser,” an exhibition that celebrates the beauty and symbolism of our avian friends, the pigeons and our beloved mascot Jean Jacket.

This is our second Jean Jacket show, the first one was such a success we decided to turn this all ages activity into part of our annual fundraiser. If you haven’t met Jean Jacket yet… She is our wonderful studio pigeon who stole our hearts last year when she fell out of a nest right here at the Rochester Public Market. JJ was raised by our Director, Kristina Kaiser. This dynamic duo can be found at The Yards most days we are open to the public.

Submission Deadline: November 26, 2023
Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023
Location: The Yards Collective LLC

Theme: This showcase of artworks will pay tribute to the model, the muse, the beautiful bird… Jean Jacket & all of our feathered friends. Pigeons have long been associated with peace, freedom, and unity. They are resilient creatures that have witnessed and survived the tests of time, just like our community art space. For this exhibition, we encourage artists to explore the theme of peace, unity, and tranquility through their artistic interpretations of pigeons/doves/birds. Whether through painting, sculpture, photography, or any other medium, we invite you to share your vision of pigeons and their representation of peace.