Call For Artists

317 Art Collective invites you to submit work for participating in our exhibition, Comorbidity - An Inspiration: A Mental Health Awareness Event opening April 1st, 2022.

Comorbidity is the presence of 2 or more diagnoses. This visual art show means to give those with one or more mental health diagnoses an opportunity to express themselves publicly and help end the stigma associated with mental illness.


 Mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction and schizophrenia have had a clear influence on some of the world's most famous artists and their work of the last two hundred years. For example, Van Gogh was said to have suffered from depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Edvard Munch, the creator of the iconic painting “The Scream” was plagued with anxiety and schizophrenia. In fact, research has found a higher prevalence of mental illness in individuals pursuing a creative career. 


Those artists who fit the criteria are urged to submit 1-3 pieces in any media. The artists diagnoses must be included in the submission. The artists will have the choice whether or not to display their name publicly. Please attach jpegs of work with the artists name, title of work , size, price, medium and diagnosis. Please also indicate whether you would like your name revealed publicly or kept private.

***UPDATE: Due to the initial submission form issues we have extended the date to March 18th. ***

Online Entries must be received by March 18th. Work must be delivered, hang ready, by March 21st. 

If applicable, all shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. 


There is no fee to apply.


Show runs April 1st - May 27th.

The Call for Artists is closed. Please join us for the opening Friday, April 1st, 5:30-9:30