A call for art: express yourself and raise lupus awareness

published March 31, 2014

A call for art: express yourself and raise lupus awareness

Raising awareness about lupus is essential to improving the diagnosis and treatment of this chronic condition. The arts (including poetry, writing, photography, painting, music, sculptures) can be powerful ways to both express oneself and provide a creative lens for others to learn about lupus.

May is Lupus Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness and educate others about this life changing disease. To engage people in learning about lupus, we invite you to submit an original piece of your artwork that tells a story about your experiences living with lupus or supporting someone with lupus . Images of the artwork will be shared publically throughout the month of May in an online gallery through the LFM website and social media. Select works may be on display at LFM offices or in LFM written materials and publications throughout the year.

How to submit

Email to [email protected] by April 28:

  1. Submit a photo of one piece of your own original artwork. If the piece is an image, the total size must be no more than 2 MB and sent as a gif, jpg or png image. If the piece is written text (i.e. poem) it must be sent as a PDF file.
  2. Provide, as a Word document, your contact information (name, phone number, email address) along with the title of your artwork.
  3. Include, as a Word document, a two-three sentence statement describing the connection between the artwork you have chosen and your experience living with lupus.

For more information, please call Sandy Parnell at 952-746-5151 or email [email protected].



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