Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Art for Autism ~ Call for Donations

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This year we have two different calls for art. Both will be a part of the October 2008 online exhibit. We have the open call and a new puzzle pin call. We accept work from all artists including artists with autism spectrum disorders. The deadline is September 10, 2008. All money will be donated to Autism Speaks through the Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism.

Open Call for Art
All art is welcome. Painting, drawing, photography, collage, mixed media, book arts, jewelry, fiber, crafts, etc. Artwork does not need to be related to autism. Everything -- except that which may be considered pornographic or offensive -- is welcome. Since works will be mailed, please help us keep costs down by submitting a small piece. Try not to go beyond 18 inches in any direction. Frames and mattes are optional. Remember to include a price for your piece. Click here to see some of the art already received.

Puzzle Pin Project
The puzzle piece is a symbol used by the autism community. You might have seen the puzzle ribbon or the blue puzzle piece lapel pin worn by celebrities. We would like to take this idea and add an artsy flair. You can alter a puzzle piece or make one from scratch. Paint, draw, collage, whatever you do best then turn it into a pin. It can have an autism theme or anything you like. The pins will be sold for a donation of $25 each. Here are some examples...

The Sale: Art work will be available online during the month of October at We also hope to have a display table at the Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism on November 8th. Any unsold work will be returned to the artist in November. All money raised will be donated to Autism Speaks through its Walk Now for Autism.

Deadline: Art must be received by September 10, 2008. This will give us time to create the online exhibit, publicity postcards and other materials, and new items in the Cafe Press shop.

Fees: There is no fee to be in this show. Money from the sale of art will go directly to Autism Speaks. If you like, you can also include a monetary donation to Autism Speaks with your submission. Make checks payable to Autism Speaks or make a donation online here.

Please include the following information with your piece:
Artist's Name
Suggested price (except for pins which will be sold for a donation of $25)-Artist's address
-Email address
Brief artist statement about the piece and/or artist (optional)

Send art to:
Art Now for Autism
1120 Neptune Place
Annapolis, MD 21409

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