April 29, 2014

Nearly everyone has been, or will be, touched by cancer in their lifetime.

Many of those people have donated to CAMC's campaign to build a new cancer center, signed their names to the final steel beam before it was put in place last November or were treated at the crowded David Lee Cancer Center.

As construction continues on this state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Charleston, CAMC is reaching out to a new group: artists.

"One of our goals all along has been to make this a community project," said Gail Pitchford, CAMC Foundation president. "The cancer center will be the result of the Power of Many – the fundraising campaign name. We want this effort to include West Virginia's artists."

Applications will be handled through an online application process at the project website: http://healthcareartconsulting.com/artistsubmissioncamc/. Please refer to the website for the artist submission application.

The art selection committee is seeking applications from a variety of artists who work in various media to be considered for future commission or purchase of artwork to be installed starting winter 2015 at the new cancer center.

CAMC has engaged Healthcare Art Consulting, EDAC Advocate Firm, to lead the effort.

The artwork program for the cancer center is centered on creating a healing journey through incorporation of artwork throughout the lobby, treatment areas and hallways. Artwork to be included in the healing environment will evoke themes of nature and portray communities in West Virginia. We encourage those who have fought, or have had a personal connection with, cancer to apply and share their stories through art.

Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Saturday, May 31.

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