Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2010 exhibit to benefit Art Now for Autism

logo by Jeanelle McCall

"Every one Fits In" quilt by Karen Newman Fridy

I am very pleased to announce that Breaking Traditions is teaming up with Claudine Intner's Art Now for Autism. In honor of Claudine's efforts to raise money for autism research, the theme for 2010 is "In My Words..."

The exhibit features 12" x 12" art quilts. Participants for the 2010 show will express the ways in which autism has effected their lives. If you do not personally know anyone who has autism or has been effected by it, you can still participate by making a quilt in support of autism research.

From the Autism Speaks website: "Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically lasts through a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common then pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girl. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe."

$10 of the $15 entry fee will be donated to Autism Speaks through Art Now for Autism.

This is an open call exhibit, everyone is encourage to participate. Prizes are donated for those in the exhibit and and Exhibit Favorite is chosen.

All the information for participation in the 2010 exhibit can be found by following the links below. I hope you will join us in making this another successful year!

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