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Hospital for Special Care Hosts 16th Annual Juried Art Show Call for Submissions

May 16, 2019

Hospital for Special Care Hosts 16th Annual Juried Art Show Call for Submissions

 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (May, 2019) – The Joy of Art! program at Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is hosting its 16th Annual Juried Art Show with an opening reception Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019.

Those interested may submit up to two original pieces for the exhibition, which will run until late October. Submissions will be taken on Friday, June. 21 between 9am – 1pm and Monday, Jun. 24 between 1pm and 6pm at the Hospital for Special Care Aquatic entrance at 2150 Corbin Ave. All works must be hand-delivered with the proper completed forms which can be found at https://hfsc.org/patients-families/joy-of-art.

There is an entry fee of $30 for one submission and $45 for two, which can be paid by cash or check. The size for the piece is limited to 42 inches including a frame, in any direction. All works must be wired for hanging.

The Joy of Art! program was created to support HSC’s mission of helping patients achieve enduring improvements in all aspects of their lives. The objectives of the program are to enhance the quality of patients’ lives by providing a diverse selection of art for their enjoyment, to strengthen the bond between HSC and the community and to foster relationships with talented artists.

Multiple prizes will be awarded, as well as Honorable Mentions awarded at the discretion of the Juror, Maura O’Shea. Maura O’Shea is an artist, educator and arts entrepreneur. Ms. O’Shea has worked in museums and arts organizations in for more than 25 years and has exhibited her work in California, Connecticut and New York. She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Connecticut and is currently the Manager of Education Programs at the New Britain Museum of American Art and the owner/founder of The Art Truck in Glastonbury where she lives with her husband and dog, who is the subject of her current work.

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.

HSC appreciates the value of art in the healing process. Creative Expressions, a form of art therapy, fosters patients’ interests with cultivation of the arts in mind. Its mission reflects the importance of this complement in combination with traditional therapies in recovery and an improved quality of life for patients. Creative Expressions affords patients the opportunity to expand their creativity in the areas of painting, sculpture, art history, drawing and photography.

Contact Hollie Randall at 860.827.4758 or RoseAnne Horn at 860.612.6344 with any questions.

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