Mermaids are seen as the sirens of the sea. Their allure, warmth, sensuality, and sense of safety is legendary. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoes surgery, she feels she’s lost those qualities. She has not!
The Breast Cancer Mermaid™ Art Project & Exhibition empowers women and how they see themselves during this challenging journey. Through this project, we open the door to education, prevention, and empowerment.
Share your vision of what a mermaid with breast cancer looks like. Would she have one seashell on her chest and a mastectomy scar in place of the other? Would she still have her lustrous hair? Would her tail be a little shabby? Is she working out or eating healthy? Use your imagination. Be playful or serious. A Merman is welcomed too. And yes, it’s possible that Mermaids can get breast cancer if we keep polluting our water ways.
Deadline for submissions: April 6, 2024
Exhibition Date: Saturday -- May 4, 2024
Cinco de Mayo Weekend Health Expo
Hernando Park, Brooksville FL
10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Guidelines & Details:
Original artwork only. Any artist/anywhere can enter their work. Multiple entries and series drawings are accepted.
Size: any size – paintings over 4ft by 4ft, please contact us.
Medium: All mediums welcomed -- acrylic, oil, watercolor, and multi-media; sculptures etc.
Description Tag: Include a 3×5 inches index card with artist name, name of painting, if any, and any comments you wish to share with viewers. (Include a second 3×5 inches index card with contact information for our use only.)
Artist is not required to be present during exhibition; however, is welcomed to do so.
Deadline: April 6, 2024
Email a picture of your artwork to: gro.remaTrecnac%40ofni
Subject line: Breast Cancer Mermaid™ submission
Mail your canvas/drawing/artwork to: :
Cancer Tamer Foundation
Attn: Dr. Charley Ferrer – BCM
7789 South Suncoast Blvd, #133
Homosassa, Florida 34446
If you are in Florida and wish to personally drop off your artwork, please email us.
Canvas artwork must be mounted/stretched. To have artwork returned, include a self-addressed return envelope with any shipping padding needed along with required pre-paid postage. Cancer Tamer Foundation is not responsible for any damage nor loss in transit nor at exhibitions. Only hard copies will be shown during exhibitions. To submit a “copy” of your artwork, please contact us. All artwork submitted grants Cancer Tamer Foundation the right to showcase on our website, during events, and on all marketing materials as we deem appropriate.
Special Prizes are planned for Top Three Breast Cancer Mermaids chosen by Cancer Tamer judges. Judges’ decisions are final. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Copyright & Consent of use:
Artist retains all copyrights! Submission is declaration and acknowledgement of original work & consent for Cancer Tamer Foundation to display the artwork as it deems appropriate without compensation. Accepted artwork may be displayed on our website, during exhibitions, and on various marketing materials.
Email us at gro.remaTrecnac%40ofni with any questions or for more information.