Living Proof Exhibit, which provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to people impacted by cancer, is seeking entries for its annual exhibition to be held from Aug. 16 to Sept. 30, 2021 in the Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery at the University of Dubuque.

Living Proof Seeks Entries for Annual Exhibit of Art by Cancer Survivors

“Bridge of Sighs” by Judy Heath was part of last year’s LPE exhibit at the Figge Art Museum.

All cancer patients and survivors living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad-Cities are eligible to submit up to five works for consideration. Entries must be received by June 1, 2021.

Complete submission details, including the call for entry and application form, are available at

“We are thrilled to bring our Visualization of Hope exhibition back to Dubuque,” said LPE executive director Pamela Crouch. “The area has a vibrant arts community, and the medical community is extremely supportive of the arts-health connection.”

Living Proof Seeks Entries for Annual Exhibit of Art by Cancer Survivors

“Node 17” by Richard Zeid was part of the “Visualization of Hope” exhibit last year at the Figge Art Museum.

“This is a wonderful collaboration,” said Alan Garfield, director of the Bisignano Art Gallery. “The students in our physician assistant program as well as our nursing program will learn so much from this exhibition.”

For consideration in Living Proof Exhibit 2021, please submit the following:

  • Completed application form. Additional forms are available at the website.
  • E-mail: Artwork (up to five pieces) and application shall be submitted as attached files and emailed to Digital images of artwork to be considered should be PC-readable, .jpg format and approximately 200 dpi. Artwork files MUST be labeled with title.
  • Mail: Jury fees only should be mailed to Living Proof Exhibit, Attention: Pamela, 2814 47th St., Moline, IL 61265. The phone number is 309-2366-1360.
Living Proof Seeks Entries for Annual Exhibit of Art by Cancer Survivors

Pamela Crouch is executive director of Living Proof Exhibit.

Include the following items with your submission:

  • Digital format is required.
  • Image list with title, medium, date, dimensions of framed 2D art and H/W/D measurements of 3D pieces, and price (if for sale). Non-refundable check for $25 (for the jury fee) payable to Living Proof Exhibit.
  • Current artist statement with a maximum length of 150 words. Please be aware that space is limited and your statement may be edited to fit on the label that will be placed by your art on the gallery wall. This statement should include information about your cancer journey and how your journey affected your art and/or how your art affected your cancer journey.

LPE provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to those impacted by cancer. This includes patients, survivors, families, and caregivers.

It provides free monthly Creative Sessions, exhibitions of art created by cancer survivors as an annual major exhibition and permanent rotating exhibitions at the cancer centers, and art-to-go projects for patients and their families as well as utilizing Beam Pro technology to share the exhibitions at the Figge Art Museum with patients receiving treatment at the cancer centers.

The Bisignano Art Gallery is located inside the Heritage Center at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa. The gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. Summer hours vary and may be by appointment only.

The Gallery is also open during all major events held in the Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall. For more information about the Gallery or the exhibit schedule, contact the gallery director at 563-589-3717 or visit

For more information about Living Proof Exhibit’s free programming for people touched by cancer, visit or email


Living Proof Seeks Entries for Annual Exhibit of Art by Cancer Survivors
Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.