Chapter 2: “Painting For Change”
Call-out to Artists

“101 Deweguns… A Living Hearts Legacy”

The “101 Deweguns” vision honours the legacy of Chanie Wenjack’s life
journey, Gord Downie’s challenge to all Canadians to “Do Something”
creating a ‘Next Sentence’ in building a better Canada, Phyllis Webstad’s early life experience and continuing journey through the ongoing ‘Orange Shirt’ campaign, with support for all efforts in bringing truth forward from a place of love and understanding to foster open, healthy and truthful dialogue.

In Chapter 1 we began this journey with “Prepping For Change”.

As allies through the arts, let us all transform our collective grieving into something truly beautiful and lasting.

Natural Walnut Drum Canvas


Chapter 2 of this Drum Art Initiative officially begins January 21st, 2024 with calling out to all paint media artists across Canada from coast to coast to coast to help us create a positive ‘Next Sentence’ bridging all cultural barriers through expression on painted Deweguns… Allies in a common purpose creating together through the arts to help heal the trauma left in the wake of the residential school system… Forging ahead in Truth & Reconciliation.


We recognize all contributing artists through their positive hope – inspired Drum Paintings as allied beacons of empowerment, collectively inspiring all Canadians to stand strong in bringing their truth into the light…As with any light, no matter the size, will cast out the darkness.



  1. Provide a written paragraph (a bio of sorts / approx. 101 words or more) outlining the positive inspiration behind your art style and what you envision for your painting on a Drum. This will be used as well to compliment the future ‘Travelling Art Exhibit’.
    Provide a sample image of your artistic style, and link to your website and /or social media site, to enable us to best support you in the future chapters of this project.
  2. Provide your contact information;
    a. Full snail mail address
    b. Email
    c. Preferred Phone Contact Number
  3. Chosen artists agree by way of ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ that they are given 3 months to finish painting their respective Dewegun, and all finished Deweguns remain the property of the 101 Deweguns Collective.

In Support of the 101 Artists:

  • A. Bi-weekly 101 Artist Live Stream Podcast
  • B. 101 Deweguns website ‘Virtual Journal’ showcasing Artists’ ongoing works
  • C. Potential Artist participation in 101 Deweguns educational component
  • D. Possible Artist Honourarium (Early stages in the works)

Please send your submission to:


c/o 505 Lock Street, West
Dunnville, Ontario N1A 1V8


Future Chapters:

Chapter 3– Painted Deweguns will engage in a coast to coast to coast “Drumming For Change” event.
Chapter 4– Painted Deweguns will be showcased in a multi-year travelling art exhibit.
Special Note: 100 % of all 101 Deweguns revenue generated from the completed project will be allocated in support of likeminded initiatives such as those listed above.

Thank you for helping us create an empowering

“Next Sentence”