Past Events 2014 – 2018

Past Events 2018


March 11, Reception for Autistic Artists & Authors, “A” Train at the Skirball

Diverse Perspectives – an exhibit for Autism Acceptance Month, The month of April, Sophie’s Gallery, Kensington, San Diego. Reception April 7, 2018, 5 – 8 PM

Created on Ipad – artists across the United States created art for Autism Acceptance month on Ipad Pro with Pencil

Genius Weekend – a collaboration with Mainly Mozart in San Diego, art reception June 8, other events during the weekend.

Past Events – 2017


June 3 – 10, “Expressions an Art Exhibit Exhibit by Exceptional Artists,” HHDCB3 Cultural and Art Museum, Covina. June 3 10 AM Reception

Max LaZebnik "Aspergers"
Max LaZebnik “Aspergers” will be on display at the California Museum June 15 – Sept 17. Visit Max’s website  here.

June 15 – Sept 17 –“TBD – To Be Developmentally Disabled” Exhibit at the California Museum Maria Shriver Gallery. Reception June 20. Presented in partnership with the California Disability Community Action Network and Choices Person Centered Services (CDCAN) with the California Person Centered Advocacy Partnership, Claraty Arts and The Art of Autism, the exhibit challenges assumptions about people with developmental disabilities. It coincides with the 50th anniversary year celebrations marking the establishment of the community-based system of services for people with developmental disabilities in California that resulted in the landmark 1969 legislation that is now known as the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (AB 846).

Sept. 30/Oct. 1 Love and Autism Conference

Past Events – 2016

Feb. 2, 2017 – Art of Autism cohosts Autism Panel and Town Hall Need Assessment. Agoura Hills. Live FB streaming.

November 10, 2016 University of Exeter Video Project Meeting

October 8-9  Love and Autism Conference San Diego

September 21 – World Peace Day – The  Art of Autism Poems for Peace will be shared throughout the  month of September

August 31 – Art of Autism Exhibit, Washington D.C.

August 13 – Normal People Scare Me Too Film Showing, Los Angeles – Pop Up Art Exhibit

May 18 – 26, 2016 – Hearts & Arts Awards and California Road Trip screening Normal People Scare Me Too.

April 2, 2016 – Cake Decorators collaborative unveiled cakes inspired by autistic artists celebrated throughout April 2016. See the gallery here.

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In 2015 The Art of Autism had the following events:

October 2015 – 2016 Art of Autism Wall Calendar released. For purchase online. These make great holiday gifts.

November – December 2015 – International art exhibits moves to different venues in China.

December 7, 2015 AOTS Group’s Wrightslaw Special Education Seminar, Pechanga Casino, Temecula, CA

Feb. 18 – Apr 2, 2015 Autism Unveiled online event

March 2015 in conjunction with Sophie’s Gallery, Kensington, Art for Autism event.

April 18, 2015 Autism Chalk Festival Covina

May 17, 2015 Debra Muzikar leading panel discussion at USC IGM Art Gallery. Partnering with

August 21-25 2015, International Exhibit as part of the Creative Therapy Conference in Beijing, China.

September 26, 2015, First All Autism Wedding, Love and Autism Conference, San Diego

In 2011-2014 The Art of Autism has had the following exhibits/lectures/events


April 2011 – Autism Today, Vanouver, B.C., Canada – art exhibit and entertainment show

May 2011 – Curious Cup, Carpinteria

June 2011 – The Barnsdale Theater, Hollywood – included entertainment show

July 2011 – Soho Digital Art Gallery, NYC

October 2011 – Avocado Festival – included stage presentation on anti-bullying & book signings and poetry readings

October 2011 – Soho Digital Art Gallery, NYC – included entertainment show

November 2011 – The Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, Massachusestts – included films

April 2012 – Bohemia Coffee House, Ojai included book signings

May 2012 – Curious Cup, Carpinteria/Carpinteria Art Walk

May 2012 – Participated in Santa Barbara Art Walk for Kids, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara

May 2012 – Art Exhibit for City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

May 2012 – Perfectly Different Network Exhibit, Agoura Hills

July 18, 2012 – 3rd Wednesday, Solvang, Hidden Wings, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

July 21-22, 2012 – Westside Art Walk, Ventura sponsored by the VC Reporter

October 11 – 13, 2012 – Texas Autism Conference, Austin, TX. Debra Chwast, Debra Hosseini, Julie Coy, and Grant Manier presenting Oct. 13

January/February 2013 – Master/Mentor Exhibit at Montecito Aesthetics on Coast Village Road. Steve Richardson, Kevin Hosseini and Noah Erenberg.

February 4 – 18, 2013. Paper Clouds Apparel fundraiser for The Art of Autism. Buy t-shirts, cards, and posters to support The Art of Autism.

March 2013 – Imagination and Inspiration, Art of Parents Inspired by Their Children, Curious Cup Bookstore, 929 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, California

March 2013 – Mr. MusicHead, 7511, West Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California, Musical Art, Reception March 23 5:00 – 8:00 PM

April 2013 – The Kennedy-Vanderbilt Center, Nashville. A regional art exhibit of autistic artists.

April 2013 – Harambee Arts, an exhibit of artwork from autistic students in Kenya, and Kevin Hosseini, local artist, Cate School Library, Carpinteria

April 13 – Chalk Festival with the Autism Highway, Charter Oak High School, Covina, California

April 5 – May 27 2013 – The Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, Massachusetts. Reception TBA.

May 2013 – Curious Cup, 929 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria and Carpinteria Art Walk, May 11 – 12, 2013.

May 2013 – Art of Autism exhibit in conjunction with Santa Barbara Art Walk for Kids/Adults, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, Reception evening of First Thursday, May 2.

June 7, 2013 Art of Autism: Connecting through the Arts reception at Bell Arts Factory for First Friday in Ventura. Join Joanne Lara for film short, Linda and Brent Anderson of Unintentional Humor, Kelly Green of, Keri Bowers and Taylor Cross, and Debra Hosseini for an informative and fun evening.

August 17, 2014, Book Signing with Kelly Green and Keri Bowers, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

November 15, 2013 Future Horizons Conference with Temple Grandin, Glendale, California

February 7 – March 7, 2014 Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, Massachusetts

March 28 & 29, 2014 Fred Conference, Farmer’s Market, Hermosa Beach, California

April 6 – Aut2Run, Ventura

April 12, 2014 Autismhwy Chalk Festival, Covina

May 2014, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, in conjunction with Santa Barbara Art Walk for Kids/Adults

October 2014 – Keri Bowers in China with Autism Movement Therapy.

November 1, 2014, Debra Muzikar speaking – 5th Annual Arts and Learning Symposium: Inclusion through Creativity, Cal Lutheran, Thousand Oaks.


Alex Plank and artist Dylan in the header image.