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Artists in the time of Coronavirus, an ongoing virtual exhibition, Part 28

We proudly present part 28 of our open call, non-juried, online exhibition entitled "Artists in the time of Coronavirus!" We have gotten nearly 300 submissions, so if you haven't seen yours yet, don't worry- it is coming! If you want to participate, send your statement (250 words max) and 2 photos to


Our twenty-eighth post of the series, Artists in the Time of Coronavirus includes Adriana Moa, Kathleen Shooltz, Dudi, Margot Carr, Marina Braine, Janis Pinkston and Ruth Miller! Thank you for all who submitted! And if you want to participate, send your statement (250 words max) and 2 photos to More details here. Stay safe and stay positive, and come back in the days to come for more “Artists in the Time of Coronavirus.” We have a wonderful community and are so proud of being able to share everyone’s art.

[Note: We have gotten almost 300 submissions, so if you haven’t seen yours yet, don’t worry- it is coming, and we can’t wait to post it!]

Adriana Moa

Colorful watercolor style painting of a woman with her hair in a bun looking up at the sky
Adriana Moa, “Look through the window and feel the sun” 36 x 48in. Courtesy Adriana Moa.

I am Adriana Moa, Brazilian artist, gratuated in Arts since 2003, I am living in Orlando Fl for the last 5 years. The first image is an acrylic painting with newspaper collage on canvas, named “Serene in a chaotic world”. The second image is an acrylic painting on canvas named ” Look through the window and feel the sun”. My biggest inspiration was the moment that we are living and how important is the emotional control, specialy in times of difficulty. Awareness, but self control to adopt an optimistic outlook

Kathleen Shooltz

Installation of moss panels in the Rittenhouse restaurant PS&Co.
Kathleen Shooltz, Installation at PS&Co. Courtesy Kathleen Shooltz.
Kathleen Shooltz standing in front of her full wall installation of moss with a sculpture of Buddha sitting on it.
Kathleen Shooltz, “Bhudda Wall” Courtesy Kathleen Shooltz.

Hello Art Blog!

My name is Kate Shooltz and I am the artist behind “Kate the Earthling”. I am a Philly-based artist and I work with preserved plants to make maintenance free moss art. Inspired by the natural world and my time outside, my creations encourage a biophilic lifestyle enriched by nature. By using only preserved natural elements my creations require no water or sunlight. The happiness I have found in a life filled with nature is truly fulfilling and through my creations I hope to inspire others to live the same. During this quarantine I have had to limit the time at my studio and also postpone several commissioned installations. I truly miss working in my studio, meeting new clients and installing mossy creations around our city and beyond. Every day has been a roller coaster and I am looking forward to the day this is behind us and we are able to move forward in a more healthy world.

The pictures I have attached are two installations I have recently done in Philadelphia. The Buddha wall is in a home in Northern Liberties and is roughly 6’x10′ feet. The other piece was just installed at PS + Co restaurant in Rittenhouse just a few weeks before the quarantine. Both photos were taken by the photographer/videographer Ryan Navazio (Instagram: @yo_navaz). My Instagram is @k8theearthling and my website is

Thank you so much for this awesome program and I hope you’re safe and healthy wherever you are!



Glittery blue background with the words "THANK YOU / SALE" printed on in stencil print.
Artwork by Dudi. Courtesy Dudi.
Dudi holding two prints in front of a wall with more prints taped on it.
Dudi holding their artwork in their studio. Courtesy Dudi.

Hi, my name is Dudi. I am Italian and dear friends from Philadelphia I want to be close to you in this tragic period. I am an accountant, with a great passion for art. I decided to take advantage of the coronavirus quarantine to reinvent myself as an artist and learn new techniques. You can follow my work on the new instagram page “Dudi arte” or on the website

In the photos, you can see some of the work completed during the quarantine. The other “Thank you-Sale” is inspired by the “beautiful” words, which we should use most in our life, words that are on sale or sold out.

Have a nice new day

Margot Carr

Tables full of art supplies and three paintings handing on the wall with plastic sheeting hanging behind it and on the floor to protect the walls and floors.
Margot Carr’s studio. Courtesy Margot Carr
Blue latex glove manipulated into a peace sign, photographed on grass and dirt with "PEACE ON EARTCH" superimposed on the bottom of the photo.
Magot Carr, “Peace on earth” poster. Courtesy Margot Carr.

The days are long, and the days are weird.
We are blessed that we escaped NYC – but we broke a lease so we shall see.
We are blessed with a quiet place to be but the quiet can hurt at times.
I’ve lost my job – so lost my sense of routine.
Now blessed to be able to paint at any time, on any day.
I’m blessed that my husband is my hero and will protect me and keep me safe.
I am blessed with good health but have underlying condition.
I am blessed

Marina Braine

Painting of a plant and a candle on top of rainbow colored triangles on a white background.
Artwork by Marina Braine. Courtesy Marina Braine.
Painting with a blue background and copper colored swirly organic lines.
Artwork by Marina Braine. Courtesy Marina Braine.

I am an artist living in Philadelphia. Due to COVID-19, I’m temporarily on leave from my job, so I have much more time for creative projects. I mainly work in colored pencil and acrylic paint. I often use art as a form of self-soothing, and that is especially important right now. I’ve been drawn to organic shapes and bright colors lately. When I create these kinds of images I feel a bit more free, as if I were outside. As anxiety-inducing as a pandemic and economic crisis is for me personally, and for the world, I can’t help but feel blessed to be able to make more art.

–Marina Braine

Instagram: @nextdaydrowsiness

Janis Pinkston

In the background, personalized stain glass style windows, in the front, a figure with their hands held by their hands painted on a window.
Artwork by Janis Pinkston. Courtesy Janis Pinkston.
Desk with art supplies and a painting that says "Leviate" hanging above it.
Janis Pinkston’s studio. Courtesy Janis Pinkston.

There is a contradiction between safety and confinement…presumably the outside is unsafe, where you may be the victim of the unseen deadly virus, but is it any safer being in a confined space where one is vulnerable to the wrath of an unseen predator who now knows precisely where you are and where there is no place to hide? Safety, privacy, freedom of movement, freedom of thought, freedom of choice – are these ethereal concepts more at risk than ever, or has having them always been an illusion? Maybe we can levitate and hover above the material world into a space where another reality is possible. No matter how small and cramped or large and spacious, regardless of how dark and dank or clean and bright, the “studio” has always been that space. JanisBPink

Ruth Miller

Figure painting of a woman in a yellow dress holding a can of soda sitting on a stool.
Artwork by Ruth Miller. Courtesy Ruth Miller.
Figure portrait of a woman wearing a black dress and a wide brimmed hat in front of a pink wall.
Artwork by Ruth Miller. Courtesy Ruth Miller.

My Art expresses my interpretation of the world – the beautiful, bizarre,
touching world that surrounds us.
It is the human condition that grabs my attention
and drives me to paint.