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Expressions of Paralysis: A Tribute Collection to Honor the Life of Ruben Rios

This past February, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Ambassador and advocate Ruben Rios passed away. Ruben was a talented artist who painted with acrylics and oils, and developed a keen acumen for pointillism, creating beautiful scenes with the point of his felt tip pen. He was also an active member of the spinal cord injury (SCI) community and encouraged others living with SCI to find creative outlets of their own. This unique call for art celebrates Ruben's life and the ongoing work of the Reeve Foundation to improve the quality of life and well-being for people living with paralysis. Read more about Ruben Rios.

What: This spring, the Reeve Foundation is launching a call for inspirational artwork created by members of the community. Selected entries will be showcased on the walls of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation office in Short Hills, New Jersey.

Who: Emerging and established artists who have been touched by paralysis are encouraged to submit their art, including: individuals living with paralysis, family members, friends, and/or caregivers. You do not have to be a mouth painter to enter.

Top selections may also be displayed at an art showcase in New York in conjunction with an event hosted by the Reeve Foundation/Mobile Women during the summer of 2014.

When: Photo of the artwork and submission form is due by May 23, 2014 at 5:00pm ET.
Round 1: A Reeve Foundation panel will meet to select the top pieces for online voting. This will take place between May 27 and June 13, 2014.
Round 2: The winners will be decided by an online vote. This will start on June 16 and end on June 29, 2014 at 5:00pm ET.

Medium: Eligible artwork must be able to be displayed on walls. Examples include: drawings, paintings, digital-print canvas, graffiti art, and framed photography. All selected artwork must be ready to hang. This means: Pieces must have wires, saw tooth hangers, or another secure, hanging device attached -- lightweight canvases less than five inches are the only exception.

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