Prairie View

“A Beautiful View” Fine Art Fundraiser & Exhibition

   

Did you ever look through a kaleidoscope as a child? It took small movement in a new direction to create an explosive change of view. When children come to Prairie View, their minds are often in a dark and scary place. They may have experienced the very worst in life and often feel extremely lost and alone. In those dark moments they must focus on small changes. Like looking into a kaleidoscope, the smallest shift away from that darkness will reveal a beautiful view. Prairie View helps them find it.

 

Please save the date for
A BEAUTIFUL VIEW FINE ART FUNDRAISER AND EXHIBITION
FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Funds raised support child and family services and assist with treatment costs for children who are low-income, uninsured or underinsured.

 

Order Tickets Today

Tickets are $15.00 if ordered in advance; $20 at the door.

Become a Sponsor

Multiple sponsorship levels and incentives are available. Review the information at the link above to learn more.

Call for Artists to Exhibit: Print form and mail in

Prairie View invites visual artists to submit original work for its fine art fundraiser and exhibition. Deadline for all pieces (through digital submission) is Nov. 17, 2017. Accepted works will be due Jan. 12, 2018.

There are no entry fees. First time artists to seasoned artists are welcome to enter. We encourage anyone with a passion for helping those battling mental illness or addictions to support “A Beautiful View” through their stories. Prairie View hopes this event will remind people to look beyond mental illness and discover beauty.

Artists whose works are chosen for the exhibit will be asked to share a short written story of how mental illness or Prairie View impacted their lives. The stories will be displayed alongside the artists’ works.

For details about art sizes, entries, guidelines or sales as well as details on how to enter a two- or three-dimensional art piece, read the “Call for Artists to Exhibit” or contact Misty Elder-Serene at eldermd@pvi.org or 316-284-6385.

Here is how to participate:

For children 17 and under:

  • Children can submit artwork with a parent/caregiver involved.
  • With the art work, we need the family to share their story and why this event is important to them. If they don’t feel comfortable writing it, someone can meet with them and capture their story through an interview.  (How has their mental health journey affected their family?)
  • Every artist gets 2 free tickets to bring their family and friends to the show.
  • All kids who participate will receive a certificate.

For adults 18 and older:

  • With the art work, we need your story. If you don’t feel comfortable writing it, someone can meet with you and capture your story through and interview.  (How has your mental health journey affected your life? or Why is the mission of “A Beautiful View” important to you?)
  • Every artist gets 2 free tickets to bring their family and friends to the show.
  • One piece of work will be selected as the “commemorative image” and used throughout 2018 to help raise awareness about mental health and addictions. The artist will receive a free “commemorative print” of their work plus a cash prize.
  • A cash prize will be given to the “People’s Choice” award winner the night of the event.
  • Information about selling artwork or donating artwork to Prairie View can be found in the “Call for Artists”. Artists are not required to sell their work at the event. Donated pieces that Prairie View can auction or sell to raise funds are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Gallery of Selected Images from the 2016 “A Beautiful View”


GEpp_DawnatPrairieView
This photograph, titled “Dawn at Prairie View” by Gerry Epp, was chosen as the 2016 Commemorative Print.

 

Special thanks to the 2016 sponsors of A Beautiful View.
Special thanks to the 2016 sponsors of “A Beautiful View.”

 

Attendees browsed, and bid on artwork while listening to live jazz by The Joel Linscheid Trio
Attendees browsed and bid on artwork while listening to live jazz by The Joel Linscheid Trio

 

Art exhibited in "A Beautiful View" may come from anyone affected by mental health disorders or addiction, whether the artist themselves struggles with a diagnosis, is affected by the experience of a friend or family member, or has any other connection. This piece was donated to "A Beautiful View" by Ian Gingrich-Gaylord, art therapist at Prairie View.
Art exhibited in “A Beautiful View” may come from anyone affected by mental health disorders or addiction, whether the artist struggles with a diagnosis, is affected by the experience of a friend or family member, or has any other connection. This piece was donated to “A Beautiful View” by Ian Gingrich-Gaylord, art therapist at Prairie View, and sold at auction.

 

The community was invited to weave textiles into this fence as a way of participating in "A Beautiful View". This part of the exhibit was seen as attendees arrived at "A Beautiful View".
The community was invited to weave textiles into this fence as a way of participating in “A Beautiful View”. This part of the exhibit was seen as attendees arrived at “A Beautiful View”. It represents the cooperation, collaboration and connection between Prairie View and the communities we serve.

Contact Misty Elder-Serene, director of advancement, at 316-284-6485 or email info@pvi.org for more information.

 

Joint Commission
Joint Commision Accredited

Prairie View is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

2013 Top Performer
2014 Top Performer

Prairie View is recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

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Community Mental Health Center

Prairie View is the Community Mental Health Center for Harvey, McPherson and Marion Counties in Kansas.

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