Update November 20, 2017
We are delighted to have received several dozen inquiries from artists who expressed interest in sharing their stories. At this time we have several artists’ stories waiting to be published. If you are interested in sharing your story please wait until February, 2018 when we will resume the call for artists. Thank you very much for your interest and your patience and I hope you enjoy reading the artists’ stories!
If you’re an artist who has experienced art-making as a catalyst for healing The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS invites you to submit your art and healing story for consideration.
We want to know how has creating visual art helped you cope with an emotional, psychological or physical challenge? We want to publish positive, uplifting articles that will offer education, hope and motivation for our readers.
How to Respond to this Call For Artists
Please send me an email. Write “My Art Healing Story” in the subject of the email.
Describe your “story” in up to 70 words maximum in the body of the email.
Provide a link to your website or blog where we can view your art and your artist’s biography.
Provide links to previous articles you have written on this subject.
List links to your social media pages.
Please also tell me where you first learned about this call for artists.
Please do not send any attachments in the email.
If accepted, we will ask you to supply an article in about 600 words and jpegs of your art. If your article is published on the Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website it will have a link to your website or blog and your art images. It will be shared across our vast social media channels and in our email newsletter.
Imagine the many thousands of people who may be inspired by your story and your artwork.
Read Artists’ Stories on this Website
We’re seeking stories written from a positive perspective that will serve as inspiration and hope for our readers.
Before you submit your email, please read these stories that have already been published on this website.
Art is A Place of Calm for Betty Jean Hoaglund. In this article Betty Jean Hoaglund shares how art became her refuge and survival took during challenging times in her life.
Corrina Thurston Transforms Her Life Through Drawing. In this article Corrina Thurston shares her story about after becoming chronically ill she taught herself how to draw from her bed.
Moving Toward the Light With Fluid Abstract Paintings by Patricia Coulter. In this heartfelt story she shares how painting provided personal strength after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver.
How I Used Art As A Catalyst for Healing by Victoria Pendragon, artist and author whose series “Witness” raises awareness about incest, her experiences from the time she was a young child.
How Artist Casey Shannon Turned Tragedy Into Triumph by Casey Shannon. After her stroke, which impaired the left hemisphere of her brain and kept her right hemisphere intact Shannon was able to tap into her creativity.
We look forward to reading your story and possibly sharing it with others on The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS website.