2019 ART CALL for MHAA's Art Gala

May 11, 2019 @ 12:00PM — June 8, 2019 @ 12:00AM

Seeking art submissions to exhibit at our annual Mental Health Art Gala

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Submit your art!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


  • Prestigious Signature Event
  • Juried show
  • July 11th ArtWalk Public Reception from 5 - 8 p.m. at The Cockerell in Downtown, Abilene, TX. (Unsold art can be picked up from 8-9 p.m. that night or another pick-up time arranged via MHAA.)
  • 80/20 profit margin
  • Proceeds benefit MHAA
  • Help reduce mental health stigma
  • All art mediums eligible for consideration (see restrictions below)

Mental Health America of Abilene Art Gala – art exhibition and fundraiser gala at The Mill, Abilene, Texas.

You are invited to submit art to be displayed at our ticket-only, 2019 Art Gala at The Mill in historic downtown Abilene, where attendees will enjoy the juried, multi medium art exhibit, live music by The Geoffery Drigger's & Abilene Rhythm Section, a complimentary glass of The Mill's famous sangria, delicious hors d'oeuvres as well as a cash bar. The event also includes a selfie station and a presentation by featured guest, T.M.Gand. T.M. is a well-known, local collage artist and long time mental health advocate. She will share how she has used both the written word and art to work through a multitude of mental health challenges and unexpected life setbacks.

This event will showcase incredible work by talented artists (like you) along with the creators' stories of how the art expresses their mental health journey.

Our goal is to raise funds to continue our crucial peer support recovery services for those who have mental illness in our community. With proper support, most people can learn to cope and minimize symptoms and live fuller, more productive and meaningful lives. We help people learn that recovery is possible and then help them on that journey.

To learn more about our services, please click here.

PLEASE make sure you have checked out the submission guidelines, art criteria, story prompts and other permissions that we will be asking of you in the submission process BEFORE you pay to submit art for consideration. Also note that we will prioritize art submissions that are available for sale and that include answers to the posed mental health related questions.

To purchase an Art Gala ticket or consider becoming a sponsor, please click here.


  • Online submissions must be completed by June 1st, 2019, 4 p.m. or with special permission, later.
  • Please note that submission fees are non-refundable and help underwrite our event.
  • Once you complete your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the online submission form you need to fill out.
  • One form per art submission.
  • By using the online submission process (with applicable photos) and prepaying, you do not need to bring your art in to be considered.
  • We will text or email you June 2nd by 5 p.m. to let you know if your art has been chosen.
  • If you are chosen to be part of this year's art exhibit, we ask that you prearrange a delivery time the following week with MHAA. Deadline for in-person submission of already accepted work is June 8th, 2019, by 5 p.m. Any work not dropped off by that time will not be included in our event.
  • Remember submission fee(s) must be paid prior in order to be considered a valid entry.

Thank you and happy submitting!