WVU Medicine Camden Clark, Parkersburg Art Center team up to host high school student art contest

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - WVU Medicine Camden Clark is calling on young artists to help improve patients’ experience at the hospital.

Camden Clark is teaming up with the Parkersburg Art Center to host an art contest, open to Mid-Ohio Valley regional high school students in grades 9-12.

Students can submit two-dimensional pieces, no larger than 20”x24”. The theme is “The Beauty of Nature.”

The artwork will be professionally framed and hung in a hallway leading to the advanced care unit in the hospital’s South Tower for up to a year.

Both the art center and hospital say the contest will benefit both the students and the patients.

“It’s important to us because it’s important for kids to be creative and to have that creativity recognized and appreciated and we really want to honor the talent of the young children in this area,” said Jessie Siefert, the managing director of the art center.

“We’re always wanting to provide a healing environment and we realize when patients come in the hospital they’re stressed it can be stressful for their loved ones and their family members we want to do everything we can to create a healing environment and we believe artwork really creates a healing environment,” said Janice Midcap, the chief experience officer at Camden Clark.

“We’re caring for patients at their most vulnerable time and we want to help alleviate any concerns any fears they have while they’re going through whatever they’re dealing with in the hospital and this is just one way to help with that.”

The deadline to submit your work is March 30th. For more information on how to submit your work, click the link in the Related Links section of the article.

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