This is Art Brut: National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill Fundraising Event and Exhibit

September 8 ,2012. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI), a non-profit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to collecting, displaying and selling art by artists in recovery from mental illness, will hold a fundraising event and art sale on September 8, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Borders Picture Framing Gallery in Miami.

“We need to raise funds urgently to continue our activities, advocacy efforts, and awareness of the struggle of those who have been diagnosed with mental illness,” said NAEMI’s Founder Juan Martin, “our ultimate goal is to help these artists gain recognition to fight the stigma that so often accompanies a mental illness.”

All artwork featured in this fundraiser will be available for sale, with the proceeds benefiting the artists and NAEMI’s goals of helping artists from around the world. This fundraiser will include works by international artists from Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Spain and the United States. One of NAEMI’s most immediate goals is to continue working on its upcoming exhibition titled “Solo estamos vivos cuando soñamos” / “We are only alive when we dream”. This will be a unique exhibition of pinhole camera photography created by artists from the Hospital Borda in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which will be exhibited in Miami and Spain with the help of the funds raised. 

NAEMI at Borders Picture Framing Gallery
1601 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135
305.972.1069
www.naemi.org

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