Online Art Exhibition
Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance Round 6

Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance Round 6

In March 2020 when we went on lockdown due to the pandemic, the Shoebox PR team created “Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance” as a way to stay connected and to check in with and support each other. We are now going into Round 7 and have enjoyed the process, experiences and friendships that we have made. The project draws on the tradition of Jazz and Exquisite Corpse as a way for the artists to ping pong creatively off of each other. We are looking forward to continuing on for as long as we need to.

Please join us for the opening reception of the online exhibition via zoom Saturday September 5, 3-5pm pst.

Featured Artists:

Jamia Weir, Anne M Bray, Sarah Haskell, Anita Sinclair, Michelle Lopate, Deborah McAfee, Michal Greenboim, Kerrie smith, Marthe Aponte, Stacie Birky Greene, Kayla Cloonan, Angela Brooks, David Forlano, Mizz Conchi, Kristine Augustyn, Carla M. Wilson, Tami S Tsark, Jason Hadley, Catherine W Singer, Adrienne Cole, Aazam Irilian, Ann Storc, Francisco Alvarado, Stefania Aldabarab Breveglieri, Shaney Watters, Allegra Bick-Maurischat, Elena Victorovna Stromberger, Sally Baxter, Pascha Goodwin, June Stoddard, Sean-Michael Gettys, Brenda Oelbaum, Ibuki Kuramochi, Michele Mekel, Annie Clavel, Laura Henneforth, Arpad Petrass, Adeola D-Aiyeloja, M Melis Basmaci, Maria Sathaliya, Xavier Cázares Cortéz, Yvonne Jongeling, Frances Tseng, Jeremy Hight, Elizabeth Flinsch, Galina Kovshilovsky, Cristi Lyon, Jody Zellen, Rhiannon Barry, Kellan Barnebey King, Lark Larisa Pilinsky, Eva-Marie Amiya, Faina Kumpan, Heather Arndt, Ashley Violet Hester, Sarah Granett, Jessica Nora, Nancy Good, Madeline Arnault, Stacy Prihoda, BARD (Barbara Ayala Rugg Diehl), Lucy Boyd-Wilson, Sarah Pavsner Mael, Kristine Schomaker, Genie Davis

Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance Round #1 can be seen here Round 2 can be seen here Round 3 can be seen here and Round #4 can be seen here Round 5 can be seen here

Round 7 is open for participation through September 13 at 4pm pst. Info on how to submit is here

Cover image by Sarah Haskell

Yvonne Jongeling and Frances Tseng (Umami)

2 - UmamiArt - Connected
2 – UmamiArt – Connected
8 – UmamiArt – Burst_
10 – UmamiArt -Iris
12- UmamiArt – Sunrise
14 – UmamiArt – Beyond_

Stefania Aldebaran Breveglieri and Shaney Watters

Stacy Prihoda and BARD

Stacy Birky Greene and Kayla Cloonan

Sarah Garnett and Jessica Nora

4 Jessica Nora

Sally Baxter and Pascha Goodwin

Nancy Good and Madeline Arnault

Michele Mekel and Annie Clavel

Maria Sathaliya and 2 Xavier Cázares Cortéz

Lucy Boyd-Wilson and Sarah Pavsner Mael

Laura Henneforth and Arpad Petrass

Kristine Schomaker and Genie Davis

1 Kristine Schomaker Before and After

2 Genie Davis


I try to value me,
whoever I may be.
I tried to have everything,

I chose quickly but not wisely.
I wanted to
move on to the good part.
I want to savor

new starts, transitions.
I try to see the treasure
of now,
even as it stands.

There are certain small
things I never appreciated.
I had grand plans,
I loved …

what I loved.
I was bold for a while.
Driving in the desert
dirt roads, red rocks

beer in hand, radio singing
wheels forward, always
spinning forward. When I
was in a holding pattern,

I wept. Rolling on,
my children saw
icicles glaciers trout streams
hot springs geysers tropical

islands distant galaxies through
telescopes. Of course, much
of that was for me,
as is a garden now.

Reverse the view and
from the scope,
everything seems so small,
as we are ourselves

pinpricks of light,
silvery against a collapsing
This is me.

I look for the worth in that
tiny flame. I take in
the momentary stillness.
Transitions come
in many sizes.