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Call for Entries: MAIHN Showcase Exhibit

posted Nov 17, 2009 8:00 AM by Bob Payton   [ updated Nov 17, 2009 8:20 AM ]

Call For Entries
“Midwest Arts in Healthcare Network Showcase Exhibit” Juried Group Art Exhibition
for the 2010 Society for Arts In Healthcare (SAH) Conference
Sponsored by the Midwest Arts in Healthcare Network
Artists belonging to the Midwest Arts in Healthcare Network (MAIHN) are invited to submit artwork or photographic representation of  musical, dance of theater work to be considered for inclusion in a group exhibit to be mounted in the Medica Skyway Senior Center,  during April  2010. The exhibit will coincide with an Arts in Healthcare Celebration Month in April, 2010 culminating in the international Society for the Arts in Healthcare conference being held April 28-May 1, 2010 in Minneapolis. The intent of the show is to educate the public about the work of members of MAIHN. Artists and organizations working in Arts in Healthcare are encouraged to become members of MAIHN to be eligible for this exhibit ($10 recommended individual membership; $50 Organizational membership). The show will be juried and curated by Dyan R. Westman member of MAIHN, Art Consultant with DH Artdesign Inc., Mentor with FreeArts MN and Mary Bergs, Visual Artist.
Pieces accepted for exhibit will be exhibited in the Medica Skyway Senior Center.  Works will be paired with an artist’s description of her/his work and how it relates to healthcare, and/or a description of the associated local Arts in Healthcare program that they are associated with. The sponsor will also hold a public opening for the exhibit to be scheduled during Arts in Healthcare month.
  • Artists are encouraged to submit images of up to 4 pieces of original art or artistic photographic representations of performance for consideration.
  • Any media is accepted that can be hung from a standard picture hanging system. All works should be framed or similarly presented and have hanging wire on the back.
  • Dimensions limitations: No larger that 48” by 48”.  No more than 3” deep.  Weight limitation: 30 lbs. 
  • Entries must be received by February 1, 2010 and include the following: Up to 4  digital images at 72 d.p.i, and one page word or PDF document containing: Artist name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number and Media, titles, and dimensions of all work and images.
  • Artist must be available for art drop off and pick up.
  • Artwork in exhibition will not be insured (however site is covered by 24/7 live security)      
Entry Submission:
              email to:
Notification of juror decisions will be sent out by March 5, 2010.

Healing Arts wins Governor's Award

posted Nov 16, 2009 6:23 PM by Bob Payton   [ updated Nov 16, 2009 6:45 PM ]

The Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts has announced the 2009 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in Support of the Arts, with Hudson Hospital & Clinics recipient of the corporate-business award.

Hudson Hospital & Clinics is recognized for its Healing Arts program, a collaboration with The Phipps Center for the Arts, also of Hudson. The program’s mission is to bring the creative and visual arts to patients, guests and staff to welcome diversion from oftentimes challenging health experiences. In addition to the healing environmental architecture and design of the 25-bed hospital, outpatient and clinics facility, all areas of the building and gardens accommodate art exhibits—including patient, guest and staff areas.

At any one time, more than 200 original pieces of art representing most art media are on view, with replacement exhibits every three to four months. Outside each inpatient room window original mosaic birdfeeders, created by community artists, provide a close connection to nature. Outdoor healing gardens along with sculpture and fountains wrap the facility with walking paths leading to the region’s only labyrinth for meditation.

The Governor’s Awards in Support of the Arts began in 1980 to encourage and celebrate support of the arts throughout Wisconsin. Since 1980, the Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts has honored more than 145 businesses, individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to the vitality of the arts in local communities or statewide deserve recognition.

The Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit public organization supported solely by membership dues and contributions.

View the healing arts program video, click here: http://www.hudsonhospitalartaward.com/

Christopher Cook
Director, Marketing & Communications
Hudson Hospital & Clinics

Member of HealthPartners family of care

Phone: (715) 531-6052
Fax:     (715) 531-6011

Call for Entries for "Doorways to Healing" Juried Group Art Installation for the 2010 Society for Arts In Healthcare (SAH) Conference

posted Apr 11, 2009 7:46 AM by Art Maihn   [ updated Nov 17, 2009 8:20 AM by Bob Payton ]

Sponsored by The Art of Healing Program, Penny George Institute for Health & Healing Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Local artists are invited to submit work to be considered for inclusion in a group exhibit to be mounted at the international SAH conference held April 28-May 1, 2010 at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. More information on SAH can be found at www.thesah.org.  The show will be juried by Megan Hatch, Healing Art Program Coordinator at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Gary Christenson, Chair of the Boynton Health Services Art Committee at the University of MN.

Pieces accepted for exhibit will be inserted into individual openings within larger panels shaped like doors. Artwork that is selected for exhibition will become a permanent part of this installation.  While financial remuneration is not possible, all artists whose art becomes a part of this piece will be acknowledged by name as a permanent part of the installation. In addition, prior to the SAH conference, a public preview of the exhibit and a reception honoring the artists will be held at the Penny George Institute.  After being exhibited at the conference, the installation will then be available for display at other local healthcare facilities.

Artists are encouraged to submit images of up to 6 pieces of original art for consideration. .Any media accepted including painting, drawing, textile, poetry, beadwork, ceramic, etc. .Required dimensions: 9" wide x 12" tall x no more than 1" deep, all pieces will be hung vertically .Entries must be received by February 1, 2010 and include the
  • Up to 6 slides or digital images
  • Media and titles of all work
  • Artist statement describing healing/artistic vision of pieces
  • Contact information-name, address, phone number, email address and artist's website (if available)
  • SASE if necessary for return of slides

Entry Submission:
Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Attn: Doorways to Healing
800 E. 28th St.
Mail Route 15115
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Or via email to [email protected]

Notification of juror decisions will be sent out by March 5, 2010.

Artists ease the pains of recovery

posted Apr 5, 2009 7:38 PM by Art Maihn   [ updated Apr 6, 2009 6:02 AM by Bob Payton ]

People who suffer from chronic illness or debilitating trauma are often also afflicted by depression, deep frustration and low self-esteem. Those feelings can get in the way of a patient's recovery. However a new program in the HealthEast network of hospitals is finding they can better improve their patients moods, and as a result, their health, through art. It's part of a bigger movement across Minnesota, and the nation. See full story at Minnesota Public Radio.

Call for "Arts & Health" Events and Presentations

posted Mar 30, 2009 6:29 AM by Bob Payton   [ updated Apr 6, 2009 3:30 PM ]

The Midwest Arts in Healthcare Network (MAIHN) encourages creative event planning for its upcoming Arts & Health Community Celebration to take place during the entire month of April, 2010. 
Healthcare facilities, retirement homes, schools, colleges and universities, community clinics, arts organizations and others are invited to develop, present, and promote "Arts and Health" exhibitions, performances, and informative presentations.  Programs focusing on the arts and Patient Well Being, Healthcare Environments, Caring for Caregivers and/or Community Well Being are ideal for this celebration. Possible venues include:
• gallery exhibits
• concerts
• dance and theatre performances
• poetry readings
• workshops
• lectures
• art and music therapy demonstrations
• open houses
• healing garden tours
• and many others

The Midwest Arts in Healthcare Network (MAIHN) will promote these events on its website and through the media. This month-long celebration will culminate with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare's 21st Annual International Conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota, to be held at the Minneapolis Hilton from April 28 to May 1, 2010.
This will be an opportunity to educate the public and increase awareness of the growing field of Arts in Healthcare! To participate go to maihn.org or contact .

Free Arts in Healthcare Newsletter

posted Dec 18, 2008 7:55 AM by Bob Payton   [ updated Dec 18, 2008 7:58 AM ]

Each month the Society for Arts in Healthcare releases an electronic newsletter, SAH Connections, which updates friends and members on current arts in healthcare news, resources, events and opportunities. Subscribe now to find out more about this dynamic field! You don’t have to be a Society member to receive the newsletter. To sign up go to:

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