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American Pain Foundation: Calling All Artists

The American Pain Foundation (APF) and the HealthCentral Network, Inc., are calling for submissions for the second annual “Pain and Creativity Exhibit.” Pain sufferers from around the world are encouraged to submit their artistic expressions of how pain has influenced their lives. The pain stories of select artists will be displayed through videos, and online and print publications.

Entrants are encouraged to submit poetry, prose, video or digital photography with a one-paragraph written statement on how the artwork represents the entrant’s personal pain experience. Online submissions are due by Friday, August 15, 2008. Quilters are encouraged to submit a 10” by 10” quilt block, which will be incorporated into a larger work of art. Deadline for quilt block submission is Monday, September 15, 2008. Videos and a pain quilt that highlight artists’ pain journeys will be shown at APF’s annual celebration and awards dinner in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 23, 2008.

The American Pain Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to provide information, support and advocacy for people with pain. The Web site includes information on how to join several online support groups, including the Hemophilia Chronic Pain Support Board.

The HealthCentral Network is a Web site providing health and medical information.

For more information on the art exhibit, visit APF’s Web site.


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