Journey to Wellness Art Show & Fundraiser

 

NAMI-WRV is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness by providing education, support, and advocacy. NAMI assists in crisis support, public awareness events, and activities to talk about healthy habits and end the stigma of those facing mental health challenges. NAMI-WRV is involved in ongoing efforts within our community in hopes of making this a better place to live, stigmafree and with open arms for all in need. This year we hope to encourage many more local artists to complement the success of this very important fundraiser further.

In May of 2017, NAMI sponsored its first-ever Art Event, “Starry Night,” in 2018 we shared on our “Journey to Wellness,” and last year, our theme was “Bluebirds” for our teen support group. Each of these shows has been a resounding success. This year we intend to build and expand on this success by including many more of our local artists. The NAMI arts committee consisting of Poo Wright Pulliam, Marie Stewart, Kirk Anderson, and David Rau ask you to please join NAMI in this year’s art show to end the stigma on mental health challenges in our community.

 

“I am grateful for the natural world around me and that I have the ability to put brush to paper as well as teach about birds and wildlife, sharing my passion with others.  Being in nature is my solace.”  Poo Wright Pulliam

“I am grateful for a lifetime of pursuing my passion in artistic, creative endeavors. I am held captive to the unlimited possibilities of expression using paints, fabrics and or beads, etc such as bringing to life my love for yoga as a deep spiritual practice.”  MARIE STEWART

“I practice gratitude every time I get the chance to paint, I lost the ability to paint with my right hand, and after some trials and (many) tribulations, I am grateful that I can still paint using my left hand”.  DAVID RAU

“I was traveling in Australia and noticed painted blue trees, they honor those we’ve lost to mental health challenges & suicide and is called “The Blue Tree Project”.  I am grateful that I was able to capture these works of art yet the message was clear, the community wanted the viewers to know it’s ok to not be ok, to seek out help, get treatment, get support, and that‘s what NAMI provides in our community, with their support groups. The Bluebirds, the teen support group promotes “even when you’re feeling down and blue remember you will fly”.  I have such gratitude that we have these resources in our community and I can capture these emotions with my camera.” KIRK ANDERSON

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PIECE OF ART

CLICK HERE TO FINANCIALLY DONATE

 

Please see below for the donations at the 2020 art show that you can bid on at Thursday’s event!

 

 

Please see below pictures from the 2019 Art Show with the theme of the “Bluebirds” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank YOU to everyone that attended, and donated, to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.