June 2012 Newsletter

For information on events in this newsletter that are not Art of Autism events contact the organization related to the event.
There are lots of new opportunities for artists. Callforentry.org seems to be a new way to enter contests. They are very specific
about how to size images for upload. You can find formatting instructions on our website at
We are in the process of updating our website and if you want us to link to your website, please email us. We’d also
appreciate a link from your website to ours. The Art of Autism is a collaborative of artists, poets, entertainers
and like-minded organizations that provide spaces and places for creatives on the autism spectrum to be seen and heard.
Children 6 to 14 artwork needed for Launch Pad magazine – launchpadmag.com . Email art to editor@launchpadmag.com
VSA Opportunity for artists 16 – 25. This is a highly visible art exhibit in Washington DC. The theme is Sustaining/Creating.
Deadline July 8. Lots of cash prizes and opportunity to add the Smithsonian to your resume.
If you are selected they pay for shipping the art. -Eligible media include but are not limited to paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, or charcoal); fine art prints; photography; computer-generated prints; digital art; and time-based media (video, film). All work must have a visual component. Two-dimensional artwork should not exceed 60 inches in either dimension. Sculpture should not exceed 24 inches in any dimension. 


Bryn Mawr Hospital Philadelphia. Open to artists with disabilities. Deadline June 25.
They also have a grant for shipping and returning the art.
CORE 8.  Defining Ourselves. Deadline is in August. Several of our artists were selected for CORE 7 last year.
This is out of UCLA.
Photo Contest: Deadline June 30. Win an Ipad

Celebrating 45 Years of Research That Makes A Difference: Submit Your Photo and Help Tell ARI’s Story in a Snapshot    


As members of the autism community many of you have come to understand the impact of sharing stories and learning from the journeys of others who are also navigating life with autism on a daily basis. We glean new information and insights from one another and not only feel connected to a community, but are inspired by windows and snapshots into the lives and experiences of others to truly know that we are not alone.  You may have seen the recent notices about our new website at autism.com – now we are inviting you to be part of the story.


Today we launch a photo contest to celebrate our community – the theme is “A Story in A Snapshot.”


We hope you’ll share a favorite image of a loved one with autism who inspires you every day.  Pick the best photo upload it through our website and earn a chance at an iPad2 and other great prizes.


The deadline for submissions is midnight, June 30, 2012 (CDT).    

Enter Now


Grand Prize Winner (a $500 value):

Win your choice of:

  • An iPad2
  •  Fall 2012 ARI General Conference Registration for two, including three nights of hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Orange County

10 Photo Finalists will win:

A copy of Dr. Martha Herbert’s Autism Revolution and a one-year subscription to ARI’s Autism Research Review International.


Finalists and Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries by photography/marketing consultants. Professional photos may be entered – be sure to contact the photographer or store where the photo was taken to obtain a release if copyrights apply. 


The art of autism has partnered with Squag.com a new moderated social media network for children. They will be publishing art from The Art of Autism collective with a description of the artist and pointing to their website.
The Art of Autism is looking for sponsors for their newsletter and art exhibits. If you would like to be a sponsor or can recommend any sponsors, please email me at theartofautism@gmail.com. We have two wonderful  new volunteers, Madison who has been seeking venues for us in the Los Angeles area and
Avalon who helped with the content for this newsletter. We are in need of volunteers for many aspects of what we do including moderators for FB. Please email me theartofautism@gmail.com if interested.
Like us on Facebook – We are hoping to have 3,000 fans by this week!  www.facebook.com/theartofautism
If you have a website or FB page, email me so The Art of Autism can like your page and we can post on
our website! We are posting suns and sunflowers this week for Solstice. Anything you would like to post is appreciated
including poetry.
We have several exhibits coming up – July 21 & July 22 – Ventura County Art Walk
Ongoing – Carpinteria Wine – currently Kevin Hosseini, Noah Erenberg, and Frank Allen in an Abstract Exhibit
UCSB Koegel Autism Center – Fall 2012 – 30th Anniversary Exhibit
Curious Cup Carpinteria – October 2012
The Good Purpose Gallery in the Berkshires – Spring 2013
We are looking for a venue in Austin, Texas for October – November for an art exhibit.
We will be presenting at the Texas Autism Conference October 13 with Julie Coy and Grant Manier.
Book Signings
Sept. 15 Vromans Bookstore – Pasadena
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VSA presents: 2012 International Art Program for Children with Disabilities Open for entries!

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2012

Self Portraits from Around the World
Children with disabilities, ages 5-18, are encouraged to create a self-portrait that illustrates who they are and who they will be. Will we see a snapshot of where they are today? In their future dream profession? As a fantasy superhero or imaginative superstar? Self-portraits allow artistic freedom for children with disabilities to celebrate the unique qualities they have to share with the world.
For more information about the program or how to apply, you may contact Sonja Cendak at scendak@kennedy-center.org.
For 18 +
The Academy of Special Dreams has a contest for visual artists, short film, performing artsts and writers.
They also showcase artist’s work on their website and have exhibits.
For more information, visit their website at www.specialacademy.org
Drive Mom Crazy Blog
Autistic Carnival – excerpted from the blog
“This is for any Autistic person from childhood through Adulthood to submit their work to my email address to be posted on my website on June 18, 2012. I am accepting any work from a creative work of art, writing, music, film, documentary, or someone who liked to introduce their latest positive productive invention they created to help Autistic people be seen as an important part of society. So dream up your latest creation or invention, get to work, and send your stuff to me to be posted on DMC on June 18, 2012, Autistic Pride Day. It’s your time, it’s time for us, Autistic people to SHINE NOW!!! Email submissions can be sent to my email address at autisticprideday@gmail.com by June 1, 2012 by 11:59:59pm!!”


Art of Autism Art Events

The Art of Autism is having an event in Carpinteria, California, Saturday May 12, 2012 in conjunction
with the Carpinteria Open Studio Art Tour. We will be having a live art demo by artist Joel Anderson,
book signings by Debra Hosseini and Linda Anderson and an art exhibit fro the entire month of May.

We also will be having poetry and book readings as part of this event. visit www.the-art-of-autism.com for more information.

A FREE Art Exhibit “Art of Autism” on Wednesday May 16 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Willistead Manor in Canada. This exhibit is part of a multi city tour. Keri Bowers will be their for a screening of Normal People Scare Me. Visit http://www.autismservicesinc.com/ for more information.

The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions book. Buy it for MOM – Mother’s Day is May 13.
Please pass on this coupon code for ordering the book. Free Shipping and Handling with the coupon
code “mom”
We’ve received tremendous feedback from the new book featuring 77 artists and poets on the autism spectrum. This book is more than an art book. It contains inspirational stories of love, determination, and the powers of families.

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