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Hospital for Special Care Hosts 10th Annual Juried Photography Show Call for Submissions

September 1, 2019

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (September 1, 2019) – The Joy of Art! Program at Hospital for Special Care is hosting its 10th Annual Juried Photography Competition & Exhibition with an opening reception on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Those interested may submit up to two original pieces for the exhibition, which will run until Thursday, January 30, 2020. Submissions will be taken on Friday, November 1 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and Monday, November 4 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at the Hospital for Special Care Aquatic Center Entrance at 2150 Corbin Ave. All works must be hand-delivered with the proper completed forms which can be found at https://hfsc.org/community/joy-of-art/.

There is an entry fee of $25 for one submission and $40 for two, which can be paid by cash or check. The size for the piece is limited to 42 inches, including frame, in any direction. All works must be wired for hanging.

The Joy of Art! program offers multiple in-house art exhibitions affording patients, family members, visitors, staff, and members of the community the opportunity to enjoy beautiful artwork gracing the walls of the hospital, and fundraising through commission proceeds of sold exhibition artwork.

Three prizes will be awarded, as well as Honorable Mentions awarded at the discretion of the Juror, Rashmi. Rashmi is a professional artist whose career spans over 30 years of art practice. A recipient of the visual arts fellowship from the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, her photo-collages are in the permanent collection at the Roopankar Museum of Art, India and the New Britain Museum of American Art, USA. Rashmi has created collaborative public art projects with communities in Southington, Wallingford, Essex and New Haven, funded by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the NEA and local non-profits for permanent display in schools and the public library. You can preview her work at www.artofrashmi.net.

Hospital for Special Care believes that art is an important factor in healing. By providing an opportunity for expression and communication of one’s emotions as well as improving state of mind with a calming and creative environment, art enhances quality of life. Through the Joy of Art’s Creative Expressions art therapy group we afford patients the opportunity to expand their creativity. The Joy of Art! program also displays a diverse selection of art for patients, visitors and staff enjoyment. The program strengthens our bond with the community by fostering relationships with talented artists.


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