Journey to Wellness Art Show



NAMI-WRV Announces Call to Artists & Architects for Journey to Wellness Art Show

Art Show committee, Poo Wright Pulliam, Marie Stewart, Kirk Anderson, and David Rau cordially invite the public to participate to end mental health stigmas in our community.

Monday, March 11, 2019, from 5:30-7:30pm at the KIC building

As part of the National Alliance for Mental Illness in the Wood River Valley’s (NAMI-WRV)  “StigmaFree” initiatives, local artists are invited to contribute artwork for the 2019 “Journey to Wellness” art show. The annual event will be held Monday, March 11 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at the KIC building (Ketchum Innovation Center), 180 6th St W, Ketchum. Now in its third year, the benefits asks local artists to generously submit works related to mental health and wellness to be auctioned-off to benefit mental health resources in the community.

This year, participating artists are encouraged to create a work in a medium of their choice that explores or conveys ideas about mental illness, health, and wellness through the 2019 theme of  “Birds,” in honor of NAMI-WRV’s teen support groups named the Bluebirds. The group’s theme suggests, “sometimes when you’re feeling down and blue, remember you will fly.” Thus, artist’s are encouraged to tie their concepts of mental illness, health, and wellness in execution of work in the spirit of birds, rebirth, and overcoming obstacles in solidarity and support for the teen groups.

Birdhouse or artwork donations may be submitted by dropping them off at the NAMI-WRV office at the Community Campus in Hailey (1050 Fox Acres Rd.) Monday-Thursday between 9 AM-6PM, from February 25-March 7. Alternatively, submissions can be brought to the KIC, between 9 AM-6 PM on Friday, March 8. 

NAMI-WRV is committed to breaking down barriers of mental health stigmas so those in need can get the help they deserve. All funds raised from this event support NAMI-WRV’s free public support groups and services in the Wood River Valley, for youth, individuals, and families. For art show information, please contact the NAMI office at 208-481-0686 or, or visit For more information on the Bluebirds, visit

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Did you submit a work of art? Please fill out this form and tell us more about your masterpiece!




































Check out the pictures from the 2018 Journey to Wellness Art show below.



Marc Longley, Alicia

Anonymous, Always Face The Sun

Kirk Anderson, Lone Aspen

Andrea Bradley

Tami Burrell, Sun Valley, Idaho



Poo Wright-Pulliam, From Darkness To Light

Madeline Mills, Fantasy Cruise Ship

Marie Stewart, “Healing Heart Mandala”

Marie Stewart, “Healing Heart Mandala”

Marie Stewart, “Healing Heart Mandala”

Marie Stewart, “Healing Heart Mandala”









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NAMI “Starry Night” Art Show for Mental Health Awareness Month in 2017. We had over 150 people guests and raised nearly $14,000 for the FREE support groups and programs in the Wood River Valley.