Accepting Art for the Multiple Sclerosis Center Art Show 2015

April 21, 2015 Swedish Blogger

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June 27 - 28
Seattle Center Armory
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Submission deadline: June 1

All art abilities are welcome and all art pieces are accepted.
This is an art exhibition for those touched by multiple sclerosis; this is not a contest.

For event details and to print an application: www.Swedish.org/MSArtShow

About the MS Center Art Show

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute is proud to present the 6th Annual MS Center Art Show. Over the past five years, the Art Show has welcomed creative works of all ability levels from those affected by MS in the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of this annual event is to:

  •     Enhance quality of life through art
  •     Raise community awareness about multiple sclerosis
  •     Provide an opportunity for individuals touched by MS to express themselves
  •     Offer a venue for artists to display, meet others in the community, and sell their art if desired
  •     Encourage individuals to thrive apart from their disease
The event is NOT a fundraiser but merely an opportunity to provide awareness about the disease and enable individuals to display their work before a larger audience.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Within Washington State, there are over 12,000 individuals with MS causing the Pacific Northwest to have one of the highest rates in the world. With the cause still unknown, a cure has yet to be found. MS affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves causing weakness, sensory changes, cognitive complications, and visual impairment among other symptoms. The average age of onset is 20-50 years old and 75% of those affected are female. Currently, medication can slow the course of the disease, but an answer and a cure await the MS population.

How to Enter the MS Center Art Show

This is a free event.
ALL artwork will be accepted and displayed.
ALL art abilities are welcome.
We accept art from anyone affected by MS (patients, family, caregivers, friends, coworkers and children).
One does not have to be a patient of Swedish to participate.
ALL art mediums are welcome.
  •     Submit art piece(s) to Swedish MS Center by June 1, 2015
  •     Limit size of work to 36” x 36’’, two entries per person.
  •     Follow application guidelines regarding size, labeling, framing and hardware.
  •     Submit Art Show application ASAP (available in MS Center or online: www.swedish.org/MSArtShow)
    •         Drop off: MS Center at Swedish
    •         Email:  MSCenterArtShow@swedish.org
    •         Mail: 1600 East Jefferson Street, A Level, Seattle, WA 98122, Attention: Mallory Higgins

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