Call for art work for new book featuring autistic artists

Deadline extended – Amanda is still looking for artists.

Call for Artists for Art Without Boundaries, a new book featuring autistic artists

If you are on the spectrum and you are an artist or an aspiring artist, this is a great opportunity to share your work. It is also an opportunity to share your story and help other people understand what it means to be on the spectrum.

Please submit drawings, paintings, or pictures of constructions or any expression of artwork you would like to have published to Amanda Duggan – amandablackholly@yahoo.com .  All levels of artwork and all ages of participants are encouraged and accepted. This artwork will be published in a book along side your story.

Once the book is published, interest in individual artwork will be directed to the artist directly if you so choose. I will forward any information if someone is interested in purchasing a piece.

After telling us about yourself you can choose to answer some or all of the questions below so we can learn more about you. This is only a suggestion if you want help in writing your story.

When and why did you begin doing art?
How do you express yourself through your artwork or how does art help you express yourself?
How is your personality reflected in your art?
Describe your style of artwork in five words.
What is the biggest challenge you face professionally?
What would you like to be doing in five years?
What led you to get into doing art?
What is your favorite type of art and why?
What are your biggest challenges with your artwork?
What piece are you most proud of and why.
What inspires you?

About me:

My name is Amanda and I am a single mother of six year-old twins Emma and Shaun. My son was diagnosed with autism at three years of age. Although he struggles in certain areas of his life, he never ceases to amaze me, make me laugh and give me unconditional love. His sister Emma is equally amazing in her own right. She is currently attending a Spanish immersion school that is keeping both her and I on our toes. When I am not with them I am also an ICU nurse. This kind of work has a way of keeping me humble and appreciative of what I have on a daily basis. A big part of nursing is education and I hope this project will help participants earn additional income while educating the general public on what it means to be on the spectrum.

Art work in header is by Shaun, Amanda’s six year old son.

 

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