Call for artists for 2016 Penticton Psychiatric Art Show

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PENTICTON - The Penticton Art Gallery and the Mental Wellness Centre invite mixed media art works for the 10th Annual Psychiatric Art Show.

The visual arts provide people experiencing a mental health issue ways to express their thoughts and feelings.

This art show is an opportunity for individuals to present to the world their lived experience as a person with a mental illness/concern or as a person giving support.

Research conducted in the UK, America and Sweden suggest that after controlling for a variety of factors, attending cultural events is positively associated with general health and longevity.

Artists are invited to contact the Mental Wellness Centre, #118 – 246 Martin Street Penticton, or call 250-493-7338 to enter a work.

All works must be on canvas or suitable for framing (frames can be provided). One piece per artist.

The closing date for entering art is Friday, August 19, 2016 at 2 p.m.

The show celebrates Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2-8.

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