NAEMI / National Art Exhibitions
by the Mentally III, and
cordially invite you to the Fundraising and Exhibit
New Hispanic Outsider Art
On February 15, 7 pm
at Ideobox Artspace
2471 N. Miami Ave.
Wynwood Arts District
Preview of the works from February 11, 10 - 5
The National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI), a non-profit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to collecting, displaying and selling of art by persons in recovery from mental illness, will hold a fundraising event and art sale on February 15, 2013 at 7:00pm at Ideobox Artspace 2417 N. Miami Avenue, FL 33127. The works will be on Preview daily from Monday February 11, 10 â€“ 5.
SaludArte Foundation is a non profit organization founded in 2003 in Miami by her president and art collector, Tanya Capriles de Brillembourg with the mission of creating and supporting artistic projects that use the arts as a vehicle for social transformation.
In this context of alliance for a common goal, rises the fundraising event and exhibit â€œNew Hispanic Outsider Artâ€ in Ideobox Artspace. SaludArte Foundation wants to support the goal of standardization and preservation of art produced by artists with mental illnesses.
â€œMental illness has been in the news a lot recently. We want to blame it for many things it is not. Crimes are committed by many people with no mental illness all the time and more people than you think are receiving therapy or taking medication for mental illnesses and live normal lives. Art therapy is one way of bringing happiness to all people and NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill) has been promoting that for over 25 years. Please come and enjoy one of our exhibitions. It may just be therapeuticâ€ said NAEMI s founder Juan Martin.
All artwork featured in this fundraiser will be available for sale, with the proceeds benefiting the artists and NAEMIâ€™s goals of helping artists from around the world. This fundraiser will include international artwork from Spain, Cuba, Paraguay, Chile,Mexico andÂ Argentina. We hope that through fundraiser activities, we can exhibit this artwork in Miami and Spain.
The fundraising event/exhibition will offer the press and community supporters a chance to meet some of the artists and those involved with assembling the show.
The first 50 persons to buy some artwork will receive the book Echo the Silent Outsider.
Founded in 1988, NAEMI is now operating in the USA and Spain .The organization is dedicated solely to exhibiting and promoting the art made by people recovering from mental illness.