Art has a way of speaking to everyone in their own voice. Creativity is not an experience that is ascribed to a singular class, age, or geography. It is a means for a scholar to express his genius, a child to test boundaries, and even for a seriously mentally ill individual to experience recovery.
Mental Health Cooperative Foundation (MHCF) invites artists to submit original artwork to MHCF’s Unmasking Mental Illness Art Benefit taking place Thursday, October 13 at Houston Station in Nashville. Selected works will be part of the event’s silent or live auction. The event will benefit MHCF.
LIVE AUCTION ARTISTS
The limited live auction will feature Kaaren Hirschowitz Engel, Paul
Harmon, Alan LeQuire, Myles McIntyre Maillie, Trevor Mikula, and Stacey
Pierce-Nickle. For more information about the Unmasking Mental Illness
Art Benefit, see www.unmaskingartbenefit.org
Mental Health Cooperative Foundation was established in 2009 to solely support the work of Mental Health Cooperative, an innovative provider of behavioral health services to clients suffering from the dual challenges of severe mental illness and poverty.
Open to emerging and established artists aged 18+. Preference will be given to Tennessee artists.
Selected works must be available for sale. Selected artists will have a panel 8’x8’ in size to display art. One piece will be considered a donation to MHCF. Selected artists will be able to display and sell up to 5 additional pieces with 30% of sale considered a donation to MHCF.
Entries must be received by August 18, 2011
· Entry deadline is August 18, 2011
· Late entries will be accepted through August 22, 2011
· Artist selections will be announced by e-mail August 25, 2011
· Artists will notify MHCF of their intent to participate by August 29, 2011
· Participating artists will be posted on the event website (www.unmaskingartbenefit.org) on August 30, 2011
All selected artists will be featured on the event website and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Additionally, each week MHCF will send an email featuring three artists from the event.
October 13, 2011
Houston Station (A former warehouse, this venue is now a study in urban chic)
434 Houston Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
An artist may enter up to 10 works for an entry fee of $15. Late entries will be subject to a late fee of $15.
DELIVERY AND SETUP OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK
Selected works will be delivered and setup by the artist at the event venue (Houston Station). Artists are responsible for removing unsold artwork after the event concludes.
MHCF is not responsible for loss or damage from artwork not picked up or removed after the event concludes. No refunds on entry fees.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.