Well-being Annual Art Consignment Show

Contributed by Melissa Mitchell

paint brushes“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” This quote from Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, reflects the message of the UC Health Women’s Center upcoming annual art show.

For centuries, art has been known to be a healing force that can help improve various mental and physical symptoms including, reducing pain, anxiety, tension, and depression. As the curator for the second annual Women’s Center art show, we’re calling upon artists to submit their works for consideration as part of a year-long consignment opportunity. Using art as a therapy method has proven to be effective in treatment because it serves as an outlet for suppressed thoughts and feelings that may otherwise remain hidden by those who don’t prefer communicating their thoughts and feelings with words.

Local artist and a 2013 Juried Art Show participant, Mary Rhodes, finds strong energy and sense of nurturing in her art. Mary’s art work, bold but feminine, represents spiritually, tranquility, and calmness. Keeping women’s health and healing in mind, Mary has been using painting as her spiritual practice for more than 35 years. Her pieces have been featured in several art shows and won several awards.

Like Mary, your art can be featured at the second Annual Juried Art Show; Well-being. Art should be tranquil and calming with warm to vivid soothing tones and colors. All mediums are being accepted for consideration, as long as they are hangable or freestanding sculptures. Large hanging wall pieces are encouraged. Please no nudity or political statements. Up to three pieces may be submitted online through October 15. For more information on this year’s art show, click here.

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