The Healing Power of Art


The 1st Annual MVHC Juried Exhibition, The Healing Power of Art Show, includes two original works in 2D by artists aged 15 and older who reside in Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, or Muskingum counties. Studies show a direct link between art and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety. With this in mind, Muskingum Valley Health Centers (MVHC) is in the process of creating a permanent art collection. We believe this will provide an inviting atmosphere for care and encourage community engagement. As part of this celebration of “The Healing Power of Art,” MVHC will host an exhibition and opening reception for the public to tour our Muskingum County facility at 716 Adair Ave and view the juried exhibition as well as MVHC’s permanent art collection. Download the Entry Form here.


AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
Muskingum Valley Health Centers (MVHC)
716 Adair Ave, Zanesville, OH

FRIDAY | JULY 14, 2017 | 5 PM
Entry Deadline

FRIDAY | JULY 28, 2017
Artist notification (by email or phone)

MONDAY - FRIDAY | AUGUST 7 - 11, 2017 | 10 AM-5 PM
Deliver Work to MVHC

FRIDAY | AUGUST 11, 2017 | 2-4 PM
Final Day to Deliver Work to MVHC

THURSDAY | AUGUST 24, 2017 | 5 - 8 PM
Opening Reception

FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 | 5 PM
Exhibited Work Must Be Picked Up Unless Purchased

Artists, aged 15 and older, who reside in Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, or Muskingum counties are eligible to enter the MVHC Annual Juried Competition. Only original 2D work will be accepted. Each artist may submit two entries and all entries must be presented in a professional manner. Accepted work must be exhibition-ready to be included in the show. Framed pieces must be securely wired; glazed plexiglass is preferred; size is restricted to 72 inches in any direction, including the frame.

Download the Entry Form here. Artist may provide up to two separate entries by submitting JPEG images for each work to Amy Kettner, Patient Experience Manager, 716 Adair Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701 or