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INTRODUCTION: Global Mosaic was a juried online exhibition showcasing the work of visual artists worldwide highlighting human diversity as our greatest strength.  This exhibition artistically illustrated our fundamental human connectedness, which supersedes creed, culture, gender, race and any other distinction.  Being in the same human family, the exhibition was a visual reminder that everyone is an essential part of what we could call a “global mosaic,” and that it is by embracing our differences and respecting each other that we not only enrich our own lives, but also build more compassionate communities and bring peace, harmony and hope to our world.  


For this exhibition, visuals artists globally were invited through an open call to submit one artwork produced in the last three years of any two or three dimensional still art medium reflecting their best representational or abstract interpretation of the theme, adding their voice to a celebration of our wondrous "global mosaic.”  As a juried show, 30 artworks were selected from the submissions by a panel of judges, as well as First, Second and Third Place Awards, plus an Honorable Mention.  

Meet the Judges

RESULTS AND AWARDS: 120 artwork submissions were received, and the jury selected 30 artworks for the exhibition according to the following criteria:

-Interpretation and clarity of the theme to the viewer

-Creativity and originality of the depicted theme

-Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme

-Overall impression of the art


Additionally, the following artists were awarded First, Second and Third Place Awards, plus Honorable Mention:

1st Place: Arabella Dorman    2nd Place: Taiba Faraj   3rd Place: Shayma Aziz    

Honorable Mention: Zainab Alsabba


“People need to see that the world’s diversity of languages, religions and traditions is a

great treasure, affording us precious opportunities to recognize ourselves in others." 

Youssou N’Dour, Senegalese singer and composer

1st Place

Arabella Dorman

Suspended, 2017

Discarded refugee clothes

800 x 800 x 800 cm

2nd Place

Taiba Faraj

Caravan, 2018

Clay and wood

40 x 180 cm

3rd Place

Shayma Aziz

Reflection, 2019

Charcoal & watercolor on paper

70 x 100 cm

Honorable Mention

Zainab Alsabba

Hanging and Stranded, 2019

Installation - hangers

200 x 200 cm

Exhibition Artists Listed Alphabetically
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Awards, plus Honorable Mention
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