Nurses’ Relaxation and Renewal through the Arts - International Museum of Surgical Science
2020 has been declared the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” by the World Health Organization (WHO) and it is also the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. This exhibition is made possible through the support of the Hektoen Nurses and the Humanities and the Hektoen International Journal of Medical Humanities.
Nurses, nursing students, and nursing retirees are invited to submit pictures of a wide variety of artistic talents including drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, collage, ceramics, sculpture, poetry, short prose, photography, fiber arts (embroidery, crochet, crewel, knitting, needlepoint), glass, jewelry, music, dance (performance/composition), theater (performance/playwriting/production), and other artistic endeavors that engage nurses in relaxation and renewal of their energies.
Organized by the Hektoen Nurses and the Humanities and the Hektoen International Journal of Medical Humanities, this exhibition may serve as a prompt to healthcare institutions to highlight the talents of their own nursing employees during the “Year of the Nurse.”
How to Apply
For consideration, all applicants must be nurses/student nurses/retired nurses. All artists must submit a completed submission form, along with accompanying photo or video for each piece being submitted. A maximum of three pieces can be submitted for each artist and can include, but is not limited to these categories: drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, collage, ceramics, sculpture, poetry, short prose, photography, fiber arts (embroidery, crochet, crewel, knitting, needlepoint), glass, jewelry making, music
(performance/composition) , dance (performance/composition), theater (performance/playwriting/production)
and any appropriate art activities that engage nurses in relaxing and renewing their energies.
Images should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 1000 pixels in any direction, no larger than 72dpi, and must be oriented as the artwork is to be viewed. Videos should be uploaded as MOV or MPG files, under 500MB. The deadline for submission forms and accompanying images or video is March 1, and final decisions will be made by March 9. Works selected for display must be delivered to the Museum for installation framed
and matted “ready to hang” by adhesive, velcro, picture wire; (crafts will be displayed in glass cases; writing will be either wall or notebook displays) on March 30th between 10am and 4pm. The Museum will not carry the cost of insurance. Artwork pickup will take place May 26 from 10-4pm. Submissions not selected for wall or
glass case display will be considered for a continuous film loop that will be displayed throughout the duration of the exhibit. A digital exhibit catalogue post exhibition is planned from April 3 – May 24, 2020. All artists are invited to the opening reception on April 3 2020 5:30 pm; artists selected for display are expected to be present.
Participating artists will be granted complimentary Museum admission and 1 guest during open hours through the exhibition run.