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Artists Wanted: Free From Stigma Art Exhibit

May 9th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Works - 201 King Street

The Youth Mental Health and Addictions Council (YMHAC) is looking for young artists (16 to 25) to share their perspective and experiences on mental health and addictions through their art.  The Art Exhibit will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5 to 8pm at Innovation Works 201 King Street, London, Ontario.

Through funding provided by the Youth United Grant, YMHAC will be hosting a pop up style art show. We are looking for young artists to submit their works that relate to mental health and addictions. We want to empower youth to join an ever growing dialogue about the state of mental health and addictions in our community. Our goal is to not only inspire young people but also inspire allies across the community to challenge their own bias and beliefs and live FREE FROM STIGMA! 

Submission Guidelines:

Between the ages of 16-25
A resident of London or Middlesex County
Able to submit an original artwork (created by you) that relates to the theme of mental health and addictions. All mediums are welcome and will be considered (maximum occupied space per artist is 48” x 48”)
All accepted work must be presented in a professional manner (ready to be hung or displayed)
Able to transport piece to and from venue
There is no registration fee and submissions are limited to 1 per person
To ensure the art aligns with the theme of the show, artists will be required to submit a personal statement on how their artwork relates to mental health and addictions.

Submissions will be reviewed by the YMHAC group and selected based on:

Creativity and originality
Quality of artistic composition and overall design
Overall impression
Size restrictions
Artwork is finished and is ready to be displayed in a professional manner

If you have any questions, need further information and/or would like to discuss assistance with your submission and participation, please contact artshow@mindyourmind.ca.