(Rock Island, Ill.) Living Proof Exhibit, which celebrates the creative spirit of cancer survivors,   
is seeking entries for its annual exhibit to be held from September 10, 2016 through October 16, 2016
in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.        
All cancer survivors or patients within a 150-mile radius of the Quad-Cities are eligible to submit up to
five works for consideration. Entries must be received by May 2. Complete submission details are    
available at www.livingproofexhibit.org.
"We are thrilled to bring this exhibit back to the Quad Cities and the Figge Art Museum. These works
celebrate the strength and spirit of the cancer survivor. The entire exhibit is a visual representation of
hope", said Pamela Crouch, executive director of Living Proof Exhibit.
"This exhibit, as well as our art therapy outreach, continues to highlight the importance of increasing
the quality of life of the cancer survivor," said co-founder Mary Ellen Cunningham,"
Living Proof Exhibit
offers numerous creative outlets for those affected by cancer."        
For information about art therapy classes or programming opportunities, please visit    
www.livingproofexhibit.org or call  309.236.1360


Don't forget about Creative Sessions with Jacki Olson this Tuesday!

We once again thank Gilda's Club Quad Cities for providing a wonderful atmosphere for our sessions.

For more information on creative sessions, contact either Gilda's Club Quad Cities
or Living Proof Exhibit        #LPEatGildas #CreativeSpirit


Join Living Proof Exhibit as we once again host Creative Sessions with Jacki Olson at Gilda's Club Quad Cities on August 11th.


Living Proof Exhibit Expands to Peoria

Living Proof Exhibit is pleased and excited to announce that our 2015 exhibit is being hosted at the Peoria Public Library, 109 NE Monroe, Peoria, Illinois, 61602-1070, 

The exhibit, "Celebrates the Creativity of the Survivor", will open officially Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There will be an Artist's Reception from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Gallery on LL2. The exhibit will run until June 30, 2015. The  exhibit and Artist's Reception are open to the public, and admission is free. 

We are very excited and extremely grateful to the Peoria Public Library, which is graciously hosting the exhibit. 


Living Proof Exhibit is once again pleased and privileged to host Creative Sessions.

Offered at Gilda's Club Quad Cities, 1234 East River Drive, Davenport, Iowa, (563) 326-7504

Living Proof Exhibit is offering inspirational sessions and Gilda's Club members are welcome to participate. There will be an artist demonstration at the beginning.

April 14, 6-8 PM - All Gilda's Club members are welcome. 


Living Proof Exhibit is pleased to announce that the 2015 Call for Entries and the 2015 Application form are both available for download. Please visit our website's CFE and Application page: 
CFE & Forms Please note: since our Exhibit will be opening in June, deadline for entry is earlier this year. 
Friday, October 3, 6 - 9pm
renee grae gallery
101. S. Cody Road 
Le Claire, IA 52753
Featuring WATERSCAPES, An Exhibition of Monotypes by Jacki Olson
Jacki Olson's inspiration comes from nature, the water, and the river. This new collection of monotypes, Waterscapes, were created by drawing, painting, and printing into one original piece. Monotypes are always spontaneous which adds to their unique charm. 
Also featured on display will be selected works from Living Proof Exhibit, by artists Mary Cunningham, Pamela Crouch and Linda Sykes.
Living Proof Exhibit is a non profit dedicated to providing the therapeutic benefits of art to cancer patients, survivors, their families and caregivers. These art therapy classes, taught by Jacki Olson, are located throughout the Quad Cities. Living Proof Exhibit showcases art created by cancer survivors in an annual exhibit. Currently this exhibit is at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport Iowa. For more information visit livingproofexhibit.org or Pamela at 309.236.1360.

Living Proof Exhibit is pleased and excited to announce that our exhibit starts Thursday, August 21. 

(Click on the thumbnails above to view the front and back of the Postcard)   


Here's the link to the page announcing our exhibit at the Figge Art Museum,  
225 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801: 




We are very excited and grateful to both the Figge Art Museum, which is graciously hosting this exhibit,
and to Unity Point-Trinity, which is graciously sponsoring this exhibit. 





Living Proof Exhibit Receives Three Grants

Funding Will Provide Art Therapy for Cancer Survivors


Living Proof Exhibit is pleased to announce the receipt of three grants that will enable the organization to augment the art therapy programming it provides to cancer survivors, patients, and their families. “We are thrilled to be able to reach more survivors and offer more programming,” said executive director Pamela Crouch. “Art therapy provides so many benefits to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. Donor support is vital to our mission, ensuring that our art therapy programs are always free.”


The grant from Quad City Arts will fund monthly art therapy classes at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities. Each month, artist and art therapist Jacki Olson leads a creative session designed to help members of Gilda’s Club express themselves and work through the emotions associated with cancer. The schedule for these classes is available at www.livingproofexhibit.org.


The grant from the Iowa Arts Council will fund a program called Full Circle Project, where cancer survivors take material that reminds them of their cancer journey, such as hospital gowns, and process it into paper, which will then be made into journals. Instructors include artist Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, faculty from the University of Iowa and St. Ambrose University, and members of the Midwest Writing Center. This two day program will be held at the Figge Art Museum September 6 and 13, 2014.


The grant from the Komen Foundation will fund Wrapping Ourselves in God’s Love, a quilting project for African American breast cancer survivors in the Quad Cities. “This project uses the collective activity of quilting to create, promote, and strengthen the bonds between black breast cancer survivors in the Quad Cities,“ said artist Gaye Shannon-Burnett, who is heading the project.



Living Proof Exhibit is a Quad City non-profit organization that provides art therapy for cancer patients and survivors. It also celebrates the creative spirit of the breast cancer survivor by holding an annual art exhibit, to be held this year at the Figge Art Museum from Aug. 21 to Oct. 26. For more information about Living Proof Exhibit, please visit www.livingproofexhibit.org.


The entry period is now closed. Congratulations to all our artists! Please be patient.
We are in the process of notifying artists whose works were chosen for our exhibit.

Living Proof Exhibit is extremely pleased and privileged to announce that we have received a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation - Quad Cities for "Wrapping Ourselves in God's Love: Visual stories from African American women breast cancer survivors laced together with needle and thread."  At this time, dates and locations are still TBD. Please visit this site and our Facebook page for updates as they become available.