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Director’s Creativity Showcase 2018

 

IT IS TIME TO GET CREATIVE AGAIN!

The annual Directors Creativity Showcase is sponsored by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health.  This annual event displays the artistic talents of people served by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and serves as an inspiration to all who participate and all who experience these creations!

To enter the art contest, please refer to the packet of information below.  The packet will include the eligibility guidelines, artwork categories, required forms, timeline of activities and a list of facilities and offices that have volunteered to serve as collection sites for artwork submissions in their area.

 

 

And the winners are…………….

 WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE DIRECTOR’S CREATIVITY SHOWCASE

 

Debuting in 1979, the Director’s Creativity Showcase has become a favorite with consumers, families, and staff.  The annual art contest is an opportunity for individuals served by the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) to display their creative talents.  The artwork is created not only for the Showcase, but is sometimes used as a means of therapy.  This therapy provides an outlet for the artist to express his or her feelings – feelings they may not be able to verbally communicate.  The Showcase has encouraged many individuals to try something they may previously have never considered possible, only to find they have a true creative talent.

All entries are judged in one of the following categories:  Mental Illness (MI), Developmental Disabilities (DD), Substance Use Disorders (SUD), Professional (Best of Show) and Photography.  Cash awards are provided for each of the categories.  In addition, opportunities are provided for the artist to sell their artwork.

Listed below are the award winners, by category:

 

MI (Mental Illness)

Placement

Artwork Title Provider Organization

1st

Tribute to Nightwatch

 

SORTS

Farmington

2nd

Sun-Lite Waterfall

 

SORTS

Farmington

3rd

Inside Out

 

New Horizons

Columbia

4th

Joker Gone Batty

 

Easy Living, Inc

Bolivar

5th

My Weapons

 

SORTS

Farmington

 

 

DD (Developmental Disabilities)

Placement

Artwork Title Provider Organization

1st

Hiding Cat

 

Imagine That!

Kansas City

 

2nd

Our Secret Spot

 

Unknown

Willard

3rd

The New Jerusalem

 

Nova Center of the Ozarks

Springfield

4th

Glow in the Darkroom Painting

Unlimited Opportunity

Boonville

5th

Wonder Woman

 

CC Links

Ozark

 

SUD (Substance Use Disorders)

Placement

Artwork Title Provider Organization

1st

Out of Darkness

 

FCC Stapleton

Hayti

2nd

Blooming in Recovery

 

FCC Stapleton

Hayti

3rd

Christmas 1985

 

TMC Recovery Health Services

Kansas City

4th

Pull the Trigger

 

Preferred Family Health Care

St. Charles

5th

Untitled Southeast MO Mental Health

Farmington

 

Professional

Placement Artwork Title Provider Organization

Best of Show

Untitled

SORTS

Farmington

 

Photography

Placement Artwork Title Provider Organization

1st

Don’t Get High, Get Heels

 

FCC Stapleton

Hayti

2nd

Storm Coming

 

BJC Behavioral Health

Bridgeton

3rd

Untitled

Burrell Behavioral Health

Columbia

 

To download awards announcement or view winning pictures, click below:

 

View 2018 Director’s Creativity Showcase Award Winners picture gallery 

Download 2018 Director’s Creativity Showcase Awards Announcement

 

 

2018 Director’s Creativity Showcase Traveling Show schedule coming soon!

 

Director’s Creativity Showcase

Timeline of Activities

 

Timeline

Director’s Showcase Activity

Early October

Announcement of the annual art contest, including the guidelines, entry form, release form and other pertinent information is distributed.

E-mail notifications from the Missouri Mental Health Foundation and DMH Central Office to DMH facilities and partner organizations.  MMHF will also share this announcement on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

January 26th

Deadline for the submission of the artwork and formsNOTE:  Periodic reminders are distributed between October and January via e-mail and social media posts.

March

Artwork submissions are judged by community volunteers.  The artwork is judged the first part of March, while on display at the Missouri Department of Mental Health – Central Office in Jefferson City for a 2-day period.  At this time, the artwork is also available for purchase (after judging is completed).

March

Certificate and cash award sent to the award winners

March

Participation Certificates are sent to all artists

June

Artwork on Display & For Sale, if applicable — at the annual Mental Health Champions’ Banquet in Jefferson City, scheduled for June 19, 2018.

June

Artwork is selected for the annual Traveling Showcase.  Making the artwork available for public viewing is one way we can help reduce stigma and raise awareness of issues impacting individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

July

Notification to Artists: Traveling Showcase Artwork — letters are sent to the artists and facility contact persons notifying them their artwork was selected for the annual Traveling Showcase.  The notification will state the artwork will be retained until January, after the last traveling show in December.  In January, arrangements will be made to return the artwork to the artist.

July/August

Arrangements are underway to return the artwork not included in the Traveling Show.  Some of the artwork is returned via a mail delivery service, while larger and more delicate pieces are returned by DMH or facility/organization staff based on their travels to the general location of the artist.

August – December

Traveling Show Artwork is displayed at multiple venues throughout Missouri.

Early October

Initiate the process for next year’s Director’s Creativity Showcase entries

January

Arrangements are underway to return the artwork from the prior year’s Traveling Showcase.

To download a copy of this timeline:  CLICK HERE

This event is sponsored by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation and the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

For questions, please contact the Missouri Mental Health Foundation at (573) 635-9201 or mmhf@missourimhf.org

                                                       

 

 

 

RULES & GUIDELINES    (click here)

 

Who can enter the competition?

This competition is open to any individual receiving services through the Missouri Department of Mental Health provider network.

When are artwork entries accepted?

  • Entries are accepted November 1st through the end of January. (Specific deadlines will be announced each year)
  • Entry forms must be completed and affixed to artwork as specified in the Guidelines, as well as a SIGNED release form submitted for every artist.
  • Failure to submit a release form and/or completed entry form could exclude the artwork from being judged.

Cash Awards:

Mental Illness, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Disorders’ categories:  1st – 5th place will be awarded:

1st place   =   $200

2nd place   =   $150

3rd place   =   $100

4th place   =   $75

5th place   =   $25

Photography category, 1st – 3rd place will be awarded:

1st place   =   $150

2nd place   =   $100

3rd place   =   $75

Professional category – Best of Show will be awarded   =   $250

 

 ENTRY FORM   (click here)

Entry form must be completed and attached to the back of the artwork.

Limit one (1) entry per person, unless you are also participating in a group submission (see Guidelines for details)

Deadline for submission for entries is Friday, January 26, 2018 UNLESS you are delivering your entry to a facility for delivery to Jefferson City.  If so, you must have your entry to that facility at least one week earlier (by January 19, 2018) so that it can be transported and delivered to Jefferson City by the deadline.

 

RELEASE FORM    (click here)

A release form, signed by the artist/guardian, as well as a witness, MUST accompany all art, photos, and craft items submitted.  Please do NOT attach the release form directly to the artwork.  This form should be submitted separately, and will be retained by MMHF.

Artists should be aware that their work may be placed on public display and that confidentiality is not possible if their name is visible when displaying their artwork

A signed release form allows the Missouri Mental Health Foundation and the Missouri Department of Mental Health to display the artwork, as well as use images of the art in its promotional materials.

 

The deadline for submission of artwork for the 2018 Director’s Creativity Showcase was January 26, 2018.