• Transitions-Mental Health Association, San Luis Obispo
  • October 9, 2017 to
    November 15, 2017
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • October 9, 2017 to
    November 15, 2017
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Opening Minds 2016 Featured Artist, Anthony Benavidez, with his piece “Skull Therapy”.

Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) invites people of all ages to submit art inspired by living mentally well for the consideration of featured piece in TMHA’s 2018 Opening Minds art show.

This is a juried submission process, and only one piece of art will be selected. The competition is open to individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or a substance use disorder, and their loved ones.

Featured piece deadline: November 15, 2017, 5pm. Apply online.

The chosen featured piece will be used in Opening Minds and TMHA promotional materials. The artist whose work is selected will be encouraged to provide interviews to local news media and will be contacted as part of the promotional outreach for the show.

Submissions are to be limited to 2-dimensional art. Please contact the art coordinator, Meghan Madsen at (805) 503-0350 or by email at mmadsen@t-mha.org for more information.

Applications can be found at https://www.t-mha.org/event-details.php?id=8

The 2018 Opening Minds art show will be in San Luis Obispo during the month of May in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. A call for general art to be displayed in the art show will happen in February 2018. Opening Minds is a community art show in celebration of living mentally well. The Opening Minds art show was first developed in 1995. TMHA's goal is to help the community see that we should not be defined in terms of our illness but by our strengths, gifts and by the contributions we make to society.

Opening Minds is presented by TMHA and San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Services. The show is funded in part by the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63), and cosponsored by TMHA’s Peer Advisory and Advocacy Team (PAAT).

For 68 years, Mental Health America has led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. TMHA supports this effort locally by hosting Opening Minds during this time.

Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community and family support services. We operate over 35 programs at locations throughout San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara counties. The emphasis of our innovative services is to teach vital independent living skills and help build a framework for community re-entry through personal empowerment and hands on experience. Since 1980, TMHA has been dedicated to providing work, housing, case management and life-skills support to teens and adults with mental illness while offering support, resources and education for their loved ones. For more information, visit www.t-mha.org.

Peer Advisory & Advocacy Team is a committee of peers that work with our community and county mental health departments to advocate for those served by the mental health system, educate about mental illness, promote wellness and recovery, reduce or eliminate stigma, and provide support for those living with a mental illness.

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