Sunday, May 04, 2008

Art Now for Autism

Deadline: September 10, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Art Now for Autism

Online Exhibit and Sale
October 2008

Autism is a growing epidemic. 1 in 150 children in the United States is estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder. The second annual Art Now for Autism will be held in October 2008. Artists are being asked to donate a small work of art which will be sold online in October 2008 to coincide with the Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism. All money raised will go to Autism Speaks.

The Details
This year we have two different calls for art. Both will be a part of the October 2008 show. We have the open call for any fine arts and crafts and a new puzzle pin call. Please consider both calls!

Open Call for Art
All art is welcome. Painting, drawing, photography, collage, mixed media, book arts, jewelry, fiber, crafts, etc. Artwork does not need to be related to autism. Everything -- except that which may be considered pornographic or offensive -- is welcome. Since works will be mailed, please help us keep costs down by submitting a small piece. Try not to go beyond 18 inches in any direction. Frames and mattes are not necessary. Remember to include a price for your piece.

Puzzle Pin Project
The puzzle piece is a symbol used by the autism community. You might have seen the puzzle ribbon or the blue puzzle piece lapel pin worn by celebrities. We would like to take this idea and add an artsy flair. You can alter a puzzle piece or make one from scratch. Paint, draw, collage, whatever you do best then turn it into a pin. It can have an autism theme or anything you like. We hope to post some samples soon! The pins will be sold for a donation of $25 each.

The Sale
Art work will be available online during the month of October. Any unsold work will be returned to the artist in November. All money will be donated to Autism Speaks through its Walk Now for Autism.

We also hope to have a display table at the Washington, DC Walk Now for Autism on November 8th.

All art work must be received by September 10, 2008. This will give us time to create the online exhibit, publicity postcards and other materials, and new items in the Cafe Press shop. The show and sale will in October at

There is no fee to be in this show. Money from the sale of art will go directly to Autism Speaks. If you like, you can also include a monetary donation to Autism Speaks with your submission.

Send art to:
Art Now for Autism
1120 Neptune Place
Annapolis, MD 21409

For further information on how to donate art, participate in the sale, and support autism research visit