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Art and Addiction Project Call for Artists

Release Date: 6/11/2008

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Announces a Regional Call for Artists:
Art and Addiction Project

Carroll Community College and the Innovators Combating  Substance Abuse Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are pleased to issue a call to artists whose work will be selected to appear in the nation's first regional "Art and Addiction" exhibition at the college from Nov. 2 through Dec. 12, 2008.

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a stimulus to change the way America views addiction by using the visual arts to put a human face on addiction and recovery. Creativity and artistic expression play a significant role both in recovery and in raising awareness of the personal toll caused by substance and addiction.

Organizers of this event believe that art can help bridge the gap between addiction science and the human experience of addiction; providing insights that will complement the science of understanding and treating addiction.

Artists are invited to submit original artwork on the theme of drug addiction and recovery (drugs include alcohol, tobacco, illegal or prescription drugs). Please note that artists within 75 miles of Carroll who entered the Innovators' National Art and Addiction Book and Exhibition call in March of 2008 will automatically have their art considered for this show. The deadline for submission is Oct. 1, 2008. For show information and submission forms , please mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Maggie Ball, Visual Art Department Chairperson, Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD 21157 (Attention: Art and Addiction Exhibition).

Also, in conjunction with the regional exhibition, shows by both current and recent Carroll Community College students and Carroll County Public High School students will be held at the college from Nov. 2 through Dec. 12, 2008. Entry forms for these shows are also available at the above address. Please indicate appropriate entry form (regional, Carroll Community College student, or Carroll County Public High School student).

For more information, contact Maggie Ball at


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