Art+Autism will take place through Autism Awareness Month, April 2016, to showcase the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and initiate a conversation about the unique power of art in the autism community. Sponsored by Kristin Farmer, Founder and CEO of ACES and Benefactor of the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, the exhibition will be paired with weekly events, including artist talks, family hands-on art activities, panel discussions with special guests, and more.
The gallery is closed Saturday, July 2.
How to Submit Artworks:
We need your artwork to make this project a success! If you are an artist living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or know an artist living with ASD who would like to participate in this event, contact us for an art submission form or download one here. The deadline for submission forms will be October 1, and final decisions will be made by November 1.
For consideration, all applicants must be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and at least 18 years of age. 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, video and projection work, painting, 3-D sculpture, and installation work. Submission details are on the form.
Artwork Submission Form - submissions are now closed.
About the Curator
Sharon Malka Hartman is owner of Accessible Art, which provides customized art programs and lessons in various environments for individuals or groups with unique challenges, ranging from autism to other intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has over 10 years experience working in the fields of both art and special education. Formerly Hartman worked as a clinical and in-home behavioral technician at the Central Texas Autism Center, an Applied Behavioral Analysis clinic, and an art instructor at Arc of the Arts Gallery in Austin, TX, where she curated over 20 exhibitions. Hartman has a B.F.A. in studio art and an M.Ed. in special education with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This exhibition is made possible by Kristin Farmer, Founder and CEO of ACES and Benefactor of the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center.