Cancer art

Calling all artists!Art can be compelling, moving, and healing. Those of us who have used art as one of our healing tools know that it can also help us deal with and reframe the cancer experience. CURE has published a number of stories on art and healing, and we'll be doing another one in the winter 2010 issue when we explore some of the amazing survivorship programs that use art. In researching this piece I came across the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) website and wanted to pass on their call for art work for their annual calendar. ASCO accepts artwork submissions from anyone impacted by cancer (including family and friends) year-round for its annual calendar called Expressions of Hope. Art pieces submitted need to be one dimensional and may include but are not limited to oil, watercolor, charcoals, acrylics, pencil, pen and ink, crayon. To be considered for the 2010-2011 calendar, you need to get your submission in by August 16. You can see the artwork for the current calendar on their website, and you can see the specifications for submitting yours.