The Power of Art Heals

The beautiful art that fills the cancer center comforts and inspires. Our cancer patients and survivors select each work, which embraces care beyond medicine by creating a restorative and calming environment for patients, families and caregivers.

Art Heals was officially unveiled in the fall of 2016, creating a restorative and calming environment for patients, families and caregivers throughout the Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. The paintings and drawings are on exhibition throughout the Cancer Center. The art brightens spaces ranging from waiting areas and hallways to areas where patients receive treatments.

In addition to the art pieces themselves, Art Heals also features Weaving a Legacy, a tapestry woven together by the hands of cancer patients and their loved ones. Each ribbon, strip of cloth or colorful memento making up this beautiful tapestry honors a patient’s courageous journey.

Along with each artist’s creation, the displays also feature biographical information about the artist.

The majority of the works are for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting local cancer care. Most participating artists express interest in helping create a comfortable and healing environment at the cancer center. Several artists are cancer patients, survivors or loved ones.

Art Heals Call to Artists – Submissions Open through January 15, 2024

We invite artists from the Yuma area, working in all wall art media types, to submit artwork that reflects themes of serenity, hope, healing and joy. Survivors and patients will select the pieces the Yuma Regional Cancer Center will professionally hang and showcase for 90 to 365 days. The structure is bright, modern architecture designed with the healing power of aesthetics in mind. Artwork will adorn areas throughout the Cancer Center that are specially designed to look and feel more like an art museum than a traditional medical facility. To submit your artwork, click here.

Technical Requirements:

  • Must not exceed 48” x 48” or weigh more than 10 lbs.
  • Work must be framed or have mounting brackets.
  • Flammable materials must be framed behind glass.

This exhibit will open in Spring 2024 at a semi-formal evening reception. A special publication announcing Art Heals will feature the exhibitor artists. As an added benefit, artists will have the opportunity to post prices on their showcased pieces.

“Throughout my journey as a cancer survivor, painting has become my therapy. Knowing that my finished pieces are helping brighten another person’s day is beyond special.”

– Lora Dana

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