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(no entry fee!)

Everyone whose life has been touched by cancer is encouraged to submit artwork, writing, or a performance piece. Whether you are recently diagnosed, currently in treatment or years out, you are a survivor. And, whether you are a family member, friend, or medical professional, you are a caregiver. We invite you to share your journey through this project.
For those who may not have ever created anything artistic before, we welcome you to express yourself in any way that you can.

Click SignUp to choose a drop-off date and time.


  • The Living Proof project is open to all cancer survivors as well as family members, friends and caregivers, age 18 or older. 

  • Only original, signed work will be accepted.

  • We regret that we cannot accept any work created by someone who is deceased. 

  • All artwork must be for sale. Dare Arts will retain 40 percent commission; artist payments will be mailed by August 15.


  • Each artist may submit up to three entries in any art medium. Entries must be original and signed by the artist. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE!

  • All work must be ready for exhibition with entry form included. Paint must be dry and frameable work must be framed. If a piece is intended to be hung, the back must be wired or float-mounted. Saw-tooth picture hangers are not acceptable. Two-dimensional pieces may not exceed 60 inches in height or width. Three-dimensional pieces may not exceed 6 feet in height or diameter.

  • We ask that each artist include a brief narrative about how your piece relates to your cancer journey or that of a loved one.

  • Music or dance performance art must be submitted as a video in an email attachment to Kathy Cawthon, Artists must be available to perform at the July 5 First Friday opening if asked.

  • Poets and authors of narrative work should submit their work as an email attachment to Kathy Cawthon,

  • Art submissions are to be dropped off in person at Dare Arts on June 26, 27 and 28. Please choose a drop-off date and time on SignUp. If you are unable to drop off your work in person during the available times, contact Kathy Cawthon to make other arrangements:

  • Dare Arts and Visionary Artists Group reserve the right to photograph entries for publicity purposes. We also reserve the right to refuse any entry.

  • Visionary Artists Group and Dare Arts shall not be held responsible for loss or damage from theft, fire, vandalism, or any other cause.

  • The show will close July 27. Artists must pick up unsold work on July 30 between 10 am and 5 pm.

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