“The Day I Tried to Live”

Show dates: Oct. 5 – Nov. 12 2018
Submissions due: Sept. 16

Call for Art:
Suicide and mental illness are major health problems that affect everyone from family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or even fans of an entertainer that completed suicide. The topic is not discussed, and leaves so many people behind feeling stigmatized and unable to talk openly about their experience and grief. “The Day I Tried to Live” provides a space for artists to reflect on the impact of suicide and mental illness and explore the use of artistic expression in the process of grieving, healing, and expressing hope.

The purpose of “The Day I Tried to Live” exhibit is to create a positive community dialogue about suicide and mental illness with a goal of raising awareness about mental health recovery and suicide prevention.

The Parliament is requesting that artists submit Artwork inspired by suicide and mental illness.

Please send the following information to Kate Harmon at kate@parliamentyork.org

- Full name, address, and phone number

- Up to 10 images that clearly depict the artwork. All files must be named as follows: First name Last name_Title of piece_Medium_Height x Width.jpg (Example: John Smith_Untitled_Mixed Media_10x14.jpg). We ask that all images are high-quality for marketing and promotional purposes (Credit will be given if images are used).

- Pricing for each piece. 

- Artist statement that describes your submitted work.

All entries MUST be received on or before Sept. 16. Artists will be notified of acceptance on Sept. 22.

Upon acceptance, artwork will be due to the gallery by ???. Additional drop off hours can be arranged if needed.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 11a - 3p. 

"The Day I Tried to Live" opening reception: October 5, 2018, from 6:00p - 9:00p.