A few photos from our opening day! It was a great afternoon with some very special guest speakers, and of course the art. In all, we had 60 entries! Thank you to all who help support this special event and of course all of the talented artists! Stay tuned for our next special event coming up in May 2013 during Mental Health Week at STEGH.
From right to left are Lisa Minielly & Deb Gibson from St Thomas Elgin General Hospital with artist Kathy . Deb Gibson purchased this beautiful painting for the new Mental Health Crisis Wing soon to open in 2013!
November 10, 2012 2:00- 4:00 p.m. in the STEGH Artrium
We are excited to announce our upcoming 7th Annual Healing Palette Art Exhibit at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital! We will be holding the exhibit in the afternoon, taking full advantage of the wonderful natural light in the atrium. This year's opening gala will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.. There will be FREE parking at the hospital for this event, as well as some very special Guest Speakers, food and drinks, and of course exciting pieces of art, poetry, photoraphy, and sculptures - all for sale!
If you would like to submit your art please click on the link below for our "Call to Artists" submission form. We are accepting art work from November 3 to 8th. All info is on the "Call to Artists" forms.
We look forward to another exciting exhibit celebrating Art as Expession of Spirit ! The Healing Palette is a project creating by and for people with mental health issues.
Click below to fill out your "Artist Call to Entry" form.
This year's Healing Palette Art Exhibit was a great success thanks to the support of St. Thomas Elgin Geberal Hospital! STEGH let us use their beautiful space in the atrium - the natural light in this area was perfect for this venue. In fact it was so perfect that STEGH has invited back again next year! In total we exhibited 66 paintings and sales were very impressive! A special thanks to all the artists that participated this year - the art pieces were amazing. This year we found them to be very colourful and large. Please visit back and I will be posting more photos of this special event along with all of this years entries.....
Some of our Guest Speakers at the 2011 Exhibit
Starting from top left photos:
Melanie Taylor, member of the Board of Govenors STEGH; Steven Hoovenaarts - Brain Injury Survivor; Mary Intven-Wallace - Womens Health & Education; Anne Sloboda - Art Therapist and Co-founder of The Healing Palette; Deb Underwood, Artist & Founder of The Healing Palette.