National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI)

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Brooke Whitley

National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill will hold its 17th Annual Exhibition. It is the only national organization dedicated to collecting, displaying and selling art by the mentally ill.

Since 1988, the National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) has helped artists from around the world who have experienced a mental illness gain credibility, self-esteem and independence through the exhibition and sale of their art.

With the growing popularity of “outsider art”, NAEMI has become famous for discovering the truly remarkable, but often overlooked art of those who have experienced a mental illness. NAEMI’s founder, Juan Martin, has dedicated his life to helping these artists get discovered and gain the credibility that society often denies those who are labeled as mentally ill.

NAEMI founder, Juan Martin will be available to talk about the tremendous impact the sale of this art has on the artists and to share individual stories of those helped by the program.

The works featured in this year’s exhibition range from tormented portraits of inner turmoil

to lighthearted collages, and include 35 works from 25 artists.

The works displayed will be available for purchase at the gallery, with all profits going back to the artists.

NAEMI’s 17th Annual Exhibition

Friday, June 10 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Opening Reception
Boarders Gallery
1601 SW 1st St
Miami, Florida 33135

All are invited to attend.

The Exhibition will run from Friday, June 10 – Monday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.