N[ART] : narcolepsy art

make art. advocate sleep.


There will be an N[ART] EXHIBITION at the 30th annual Narcolepsy Network Conference, Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

All those with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia are encouraged to participate! 

The art show will include a display of art pieces that express the artist's life with narcolepsy, sleep (or the lack there of) + dreams. We would also love to see art + crafts made by those with narcolepsy where a direct link to their narcolepsy may not be as clear.

You need not be a distinguished artist, poet, writer, painter, sculptor, photographer, or filmmaker to take part. By living with narcolepsy (or idiopathic hypersomnia) you have something important to contribute, whether art or craft. Let's see what you have made!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ART IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 but please send your entry in ASAP to help us with planning. Entry limit is 2 pieces. 

With your artwork entry, please include the following:
[1] Name, street address, city, state, country (if applicable), telephone, email, website.
[2] Whether you are attending the conference or not.
[3] Whether you will be bringing your artwork, shipping your artwork, or would like us to make a print + get it to the conference for you.
[4] Title of work, approximate size W"xH" + price if for sale (10% will go to NN)
[5] ARTIST'S STATEMENT: please include a brief statement (no longer than 1/2 of a letter size page or so, please) about yourself + your art or craft piece(s). This is important! Others love to read these. It adds so much to your work. If your work is not obviously narcolepsy related, please write in your artist statement how working with art helps or hinders your sleep issues.

SEND ALL TO (via email preferred):
N[ART] : narcolepsy art
PO Box 10799, Columbus, OH 43201 USA

There is NO FEE to participate but each artist is responsible for all costs related to their art or craft, including shipping costs if you will not be bringing the work yourself. A PRE-PAID RETURN SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE INCLUDED WITH ALL WORKS SHIPPED. You are also completely responsible for the well being of your art [i.e. must pack it well, see that it arrives, set it up (unless shipping + not attending), etc]. Please bring/include a table top easel with your work if you can.

If you are not attending the conference, arrangements can be made to transport a display print of your work for you. Just let us know with your entry. For those wanting to display your original work, information about shipping directly to a location in Minneapolis will be given at a future date. Happy creating!

Remember: 'Dreams prove us creative artists, natural poets capable of imagery unbounded by the cognitive restrictions of waking life.’ [words + wisdom from The Natural Artistry of Dreams, a book by Jill Mellick, 1996.]

This exhibition is made possible by in-kind donations from Narcolepsy Network. Inc.