(Press Release, Ferndale 115 News, March 1, 2012)
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland’s (SJMO) Patient Experience Committee is seeking submissions from Michigan artists for a variety of artwork to be approved and considered for future purchase or commission for the hospital’s new South Patient Tower scheduled to open in 2014. Selected artwork will be used to enhance the healing environment of the new tower.
The Patient Experience Committee is seeking artists who reside in the State of Michigan who may be interested in providing artwork for the new South Patient Tower. Artwork should follow the guiding principles of healing art and evoke messages of peace and healing for the patients, visitors and staff who will use the new facilities.
Artwork is being sought in a variety of media, including sculpture, two- and three-dimensional artwork, original art, oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, limited edition prints, giclee prints, mixed media art, glass, mosaics, wall sculpture, fabric art, collages and photography. Existing and commissioned artwork will be considered.
Art will be placed in the main lobby, elevator lobbies, waiting rooms, corridors, consultation rooms, patient rooms and a variety of other public areas. Imagery that supports the healing journey, the community and presents elements of nature or water and landscapes will be considered. Inventive, yet sensitive, works are encouraged.
The vision of the arts program is to create an experience that heals bodies, nurtures souls and comforts hearts.
Artists are requested to read the Call for Artists, submit a letter of interest and include selected images from their portfolios to be considered for specific areas of the project. Visit http://aesthetics.net/StJosephMercyCFA to learn more about the Call for Artists. Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2012.