Artwork part of worldwide YOUnite Tour

16:00, Dec 12 2012
God's Children
GLOBAL EXPOSURE: Sandra Marie Adams’ acrylic on board titled God’s Children will be displayed in South Carolina at the first exhibition in The YOUnite Tour. The project features works from artists from 52 countries.

Artist Sandra Marie Adams has been chosen to represent New Zealand in a project that unites the world through art.

The Waiheke Island mother of two is thrilled to be part of the international art initiative called The YOUnite Tour.

She was approached by The YOUnite Tour founder Nashville artist Kristin Abraham, to be one of 52 artists from around the globe to take part in the project.

The artists' pieces have been selected for an online exhibition catalogue from which works are chosen by participating galleries to take part in physical exhibitions across the world.

Exhibits will range in size from five pieces to 500 pieces and will be displayed in venues throughout big cities and small towns, and from one night to one month in length.

The concept of the project is that "every show is different. Every show is unique. Every show is united, nomadically".


Sandra's acrylic on board painting titled God's Children is one of only 12 works chosen to be displayed at the first exhibition of the project in South Carolina in January.

"I'm even more thrilled to be one of the 12 artists," Sandra says.

The YOUnite Tour will travel across the United States and then make its way around the world.

"I'm hoping it will come to New Zealand because there are some amazing international artists involved."

As an artist, Sandra sees the tour as fantastic opportunity for international exposure of her art.

This is not the first time the work of Sandra Marie Adams has been chosen for an exhibition of note.

The artist's depiction of her 13-year-old daughter's battle with leukaemia caught the eye of the judges of the prestigious biennial New Zealand Portrait Awards, the Adam Portrait Award 2012.

The painting titled Sahara's Fight was a finalist in the awards at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Wellington earlier this year.

Visit to find out more about The YOUnite Tour.

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