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Oct. 13, 2022

Northwest, Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville accepting entries for juried art exhibition

Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville and Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts are accepting submissions for a fall/winter 2022 juried art exhibition.

“Art of Healing Galleries,” a collaborative partnership that Mosaic and Northwest began last year, represents an integration of the power of art with medicine. The inaugural exhibit opened last April at the Maryville Medical Center.

“We have heard from patients and their families as well as healthcare workers that having contemporary art in the hospital enhances immeasurably the therapeutic environment,” Dr. Karen Britt, a Northwest assistant professor of art history, said. “The range and strength of the artwork currently on display is really impressive. We hope to receive a similarly robust response to our call for entries for the fall/winter 2022 exhibition.”

Visual artists who reside within 100 miles of Maryville and work in all media are invited to participate. Artists selected for participation in the exhibition will have their artwork displayed in the galleries for approximately four months.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Oct. 24. More information including guidelines and entry forms is available at

The “Art of Healing Galleries” exhibition opening, which is free and open to the public, is 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville, located at 2016 S. Main St.

“We are proud of the professional standards used in the selection of artwork, which benefit artists and the exhibition,” Britt said. “Our jurors are experts in the visual arts; they can be artists themselves, art faculty, museum curators and directors and art critics. It is prestigious for artists, many of whom are students and emerging artists, to have their work selected for a juried exhibition.”

For more information, contact Anaya Walker, curatorial intern, at or Dr. Karen Britt at


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