A good friend of mine, Shelia Berry, is curating an exhibit of artwork created by artists with Asperger’s Syndrome. It is often speculated that a disproportionately large percentage of the science fiction and fantasy community has AS. A big part of the exhibit's mission, besides promoting the artists, is to educate others about Asperger's so, pass the word on!
Andy Warhol, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein are all thought to have had Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Affected individuals usually have normal to superior intelligence, but sustained social impairments making traditional employment difficult. AS is an innate neurological condition that promotes hyperfocus on intense interests. With support—creativity and innovation can flourish. Those with AS may make remarkable works of art and major contributions to our world.
We are looking for works by artists over 18 years old, who have been diagnosed with AS. Two dimensional art and small sculpture accepted. Works available for sale. No commission charged.
Submission deadline: June 15, 2007
There is no entry fee.
Please submit by email to Kathy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-491-0280. Include:
- Name, address, phone number, e-mail
- List with: titles/mediums/dimensions/year completed
- A brief statement about your work
Art will be exhibited in three locations:
- John Hancock Center, Boston, MA on September 28, 2007 during the Asperger's Association Annual Conference
- Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, January 2008
- Honan-Allston branch of the Boston Public Library, Allston, MA, May 2008.
To learn more about Asperger's Syndrome, please visit www.aane.org