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Share your art and support mental wellness!

Art of Connection presented by CHARG Resource Center
An online art show during the month of April

Humans are wired to connect, and this connection affects our health. From psychological theories to recent research, there is significant evidence that social support and feeling connected can help people have lower levels of anxiety and depression, and improve overall mental health. Research unfortunately shows that loneliness is on the rise, even before the pandemic started.

In light of the social isolation that many of us have experienced this past year due to COVID-19, our theme this year is the Art of Connection. Being part of a supportive community, and providing opportunities for connections, is what CHARG is all about!


We invite all artists AND non-professional artists who use creative expression to enhance their mental wellness to submit artwork for our event. When you submit your application, share a bit about how your artistic and creative process has connected you to others, or how it has aided in your journey toward mental and emotional well-being (optional).

Make a Transformational Impact
By participating in our art show, your support provides funding for high-impact behavioral health services that empower individuals managing both financial instability and chronic mental illness. Our programs include individual counseling, outpatient psychiatric services, peer support, skills training and an employment program, recreational activities, medication management, support monitoring overall health, and an outreach program for individuals experiencing homelessness.

How to Apply
Complete this online application form by March 15, 2021.


  1. Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
  2. Media: photography, painting, mixed media, collage, digital, poetry
  3. Maximum Dimensions: 36” x 36”
    • If you have a piece that you’d like to submit that doesn’t quite fit these dimensions, contact us at to request a possible accommodation.
  4. Price of Artwork/Proceeds: This is a fundraising event for CHARG Resource Center; event proceeds fund high-impact, behavioral health services for individuals managing chronic mental illness. We ask all artists to set the price for which they would like to sell their artwork – 50% of the price will be donated to CHARG, and artists will receive the other 50% unless they would like to also donate their half.
  5. Exclusions: There is no guarantee that your submitted artwork will be exhibited. CHARG reserves the right to refuse application for any reason. An Events Committee reviews and approves submissions.
  6. Images: Take a picture of your artwork and send to Include your name in the email.
  7. Promotion: Artist agrees that CHARG Resource Center may use images of the artwork for marketing and promotional purposes.

Please Note
Artists will be notified between March 15-19, if their artwork is selected to be displayed. We will offer dates/time to drop-off art at our Heartland Clinic in the Capitol Hill area of Denver (and will work with you if none of the proposed times work). We will take a high-resolution photo for our online bidding system. If your artwork does not sell, we will notify you at the end of April/first part of May and you will be able to pick it back up at that time.

Learn more about the Live event on April 29 here.


Contact Danelle Herra at or 303.830.8805, ext. 104.

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