Submit your work to Shining Light: 1st Annual Juried Exhibition for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention !

Shining Light

1st Annual Juried Exhibition for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

Call for ART Work!

Cash Prizes:
Best in Show: $500; 2nd Prize: $250; 3rd Prize: $150

Deadline to Apply: Sept 14, 2018

Notification: Sept 21, 2018

Submission fee: for up to 3 works of art: $20 ($10 for students)  (if artwork is chosen for exhibition, this also covers free admission for the artist and 1 guest to the opening event)

Exhibition date: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 7 to 10 P.M. at the Grey Matter Gallery in the Cork Factory in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District

Shining Light is the first annual juried exhibition sponsored by Thao Nguyen Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention by providing scholarships to high school graduating seniors and college students whose art helps treat or bring awareness to mental illness.

This year’s theme:  Shining Light. Shining light on something can reveal what was previously hidden or it can mean bringing lightness/levity/joy to the despondent or to the world. Shining light may also refer to a person or an idea that inspires or to any outward expression of illumination and/or hope. We look forward to your creative, inspired interpretation of this year’s theme.


Jenée Mateer, Associate Professor of Photo Imaging and Chair, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education, Towson University

Jordan Faye Block, Curator/Designer at Thrive Atelier

Dave Herman, Artist and owner, Grey Matter Gallery

Submission Information:

Work can be any 2D or 3D medium so long as it can be hung on the wall. If framed, work should be wired and ready to hang. If unframed, it must be ok to pin the work.

Two easy steps to submit: Go to and make a donation of $20 ($10 for students). Email your receipt and three jpegs to Images should be 1000 pixels on the longest side at 72dpi or no larger than 2MB. Name your file as follows: John_Doe_1.jpg; John_Doe__2.jpg; John_Doe_3.jpg. Please list the file names, titles and prices for your work in the email along with a confirmation receipt no later than 11:59 P.M. on 9/14/2018.

 By submitting your artwork to Shining Light, you agree to donate 50% of your art, if sold, to Thao Nguyen Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax deductible.


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