The ART of Infertility announces a call for artists for the exhibit, “Reimagining Reproduction: The ART of Infertility in Los Angeles.” The exhibit will run June 9 – 30, 2018 at Venice Arts, Marina del Rey. The ART of Infertility is partnering with Dr. Paul Turek, The Turek Clinics in Beverly Hills and San Francisco, to host an interactive art event. This event is the highlight of a national awareness campaign for Men’s Health Month.
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Deadline: 25 May 2018
Our opening reception will be held on June 9th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
The artwork chosen will tell the stories of reproduction reimagined. It will highlight pieces reflecting both the experiences of those with infertility and those who must use assisted reproductive technology to build their families. The ART of Infertility is especially interested in sharing artwork telling the stories of men, single parents by choice, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.
We invite artists who have personal experience with non-traditional family building through assisted reproductive technology as well as those who have experienced reproductive loss, including infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth. The ART of Infertility invites artists who do not have personal experience, but have been inspired to create around this theme, to submit their artwork for exhibition.
Original artwork that has been created around themes of reproductive loss and on-traditional family building through assisted reproductive technologies will be considered. Works may be executed in any medium, and in a two- or three-dimensional format. Share the silenced stories of infertility and non-traditional family building in Los Angeles.
Reimagining Reproduction Artist Benefits
Artists participating in Reimagining Reproduction will benefit from publicity from a nation-wide awareness campaign via Men’s Health Network. Artists may sell their work and share their story. They will raise awareness about reproductive health, reproductive loss, and mental health. In particular, in underserved communities such as people of color, men, and the LGBT community. They will give those attending the event an opportunity to share the experiences of reproductive loss with their friends and family. Help diminish stigmas around reproductive health, particularly with infertility and mental health, particularly among men. Artists will have the opportunity to have their artwork travel in subsequent The ART of Infertility exhibits.
About The ART of Infertility
Infertility (IF) has been described as a culturally stigmatizing and invisible disease. The ART of Infertility is a national arts organization based in Michigan. Founded in 2014, they curate innovative and emotionally provoking art exhibits to portray the realities, pains, and joys of living with IF. They design engaging curriculums to host art and writing workshops. The ART of Infertility plans educational, outreach events. They advocate for infertility rights. Most of all, they provide support for those living in the shadows of infertility. Through art, they break the silence around reproductive grief and push back against common misconceptions. They invite you to join in the fight to make infertility visible.
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