Since 2005, ADMH has hosted an art show at Alabama's state Capitol. Artists from around the state with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders have their abilities showcased throughout the month of May, in observance of Mental Health Month.

 

 

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Art Show Details


Calls for entry go out in February each year. Please send your contact information to be added to the e/mailing list. For more information and best practices for entering the show visit Capitol Showcase.

Not all of the pieces are for sale. All proceeds go to the individual artists. If the piece you like has a price, please contact us to make payment arrangements (checks only). NFS = Not For Sale

I have been diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, anger outbursts, and bipolar disorder. I have faced many obstacles in my life Read more
In November of 2019, I was diagnosed with Teenage Depression and till March 2020 I was steadily down. My thoughts Read more
I live in a group home with roommates who I consider to be my closest friends. I attend the Montgomery Read more
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety when I was young. I have struggled with symptoms for my entire life. Read more
I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder co-occurring with substance abuse back in my early 40s. I began my mental health Read more
I have bipolar disorder. Right now, I am stable, and my life stays the same from day to day. It Read more
I started getting mentally sick at a young age. I have paranoid schizophrenia. It got worse over the years, so, Read more
I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. I am proud to say I am a Veteran and receive services from the Read more
I have been an artist most of my life. As early as I can remember, I practiced until I could Read more
Story Missing Sarah Yoga Frog $50 Is this one your favorite? Cast your vote for the Best in Show: https://forms.gle/oCBGKi6Rv2eS2YYb9 Read more
I am 44 and have been a Glenwood resident from a very young age. I am very independent and love Read more
I have paranoid schizophrenia and anxiety. I have had it for a little over 30 years. I do have two Read more
I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. My medications have helped me overcome my anxiety and depression. I still struggle Read more
The mental illness and disabilities I have are autism, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, and anxiety disorder. The challenges Read more
From an early age, I knew I was different. I didn’t know how or why I was different; I just Read more
I like to draw, and I want to be a famous artist in the future. Chelsea Summer Beach NFS Is Read more
Inspired by the new blooming tree and how good life is as a clean human. The colors inspire and relax Read more
I come to Riverbend to learn about my illness. I have schizophrenia. I was diagnosed in 1988. I enjoy learning Read more
When we work together, lovely things can happen. This art is a beautiful example of that. Four friends, Art, Robert, Read more
I have faced many obstacles in my life. I know my mental illness is bipolar disorder now. I have had Read more
I like drawing pictures. It's fun to draw and it makes me happy. Tim People Outside Playing in the Rain Read more
My father completed his life when I was nine years old, and I have struggled with his decision most of Read more
I don’t consider myself an artist. I became interested in art when a friend of mine needed an assistant for Read more
I have faced many obstacles in my life. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was a young girl. I Read more
I am a 32-year-old, from Alabama and I like listening to music, writing, and drawing. I enjoy exploring my mind Read more
I am autistic and have depression and anxiety. I am also in remission from bipolar disorder. I go to the Read more
I’ve been struggling with a mental illness since I was 18 years old. I’ve had a lot of anxiety resulting Read more
Story missing Brandy Untitled $100 Is this one your favorite? Cast your vote for the Best in Show: https://forms.gle/oCBGKi6Rv2eS2YYb9 Read more
I am 51 years old. I first developed a mental illness after a large LSD overdose when I was 21. Read more
Story missing Shelley 2Face Free Is this one your favorite? Cast your vote for the Best in Show: https://forms.gle/oCBGKi6Rv2eS2YYb9 Read more
The biggest obstacles I had in my life were not being able to control my anger and drug usage. Also Read more
The reason I enjoy drawing artwork is that it makes a difference to me. I feel I can explore through Read more
I was diagnosed with schizophrenia at about 20 years old, so I’ve dealt with it my whole life. I have Read more
I struggle with bipolar depression. I’m writing this to tell you about how my artwork has helped me overcome my Read more
I have faced racial discrimination. I have a Traumatic Brain Injury from a boating accident when I was little. I Read more
I have depression and schizophrenia. I first came to Riverbend around 15 years ago. The medicine works well but makes Read more
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with hallucinations, my first major episode happened when I was 23. This has profoundly Read more
I have had both mental and physical problems all my life. I am diagnosed with schizophrenia and have symptoms every Read more
I experience disorganized thought and erratic affect. This did not deter me, maybe enhanced my path to better mindfulness and Read more
The first obstacle in my life was being hit by a car at the age of 13. I also faced Read more
I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age 18. Over the years, I’ve found that taking my medications regularly works Read more
How my days got brighter in my recovery. And I love pretty summer days like in my painting. Charles Summer Read more
I live at home with my sister and attend the Montgomery ARC Burgess Center. I have a diagnosis of intellectual Read more
I was diagnosed with depression back in my early 20s and later it was changed to paranoid schizophrenia. I’ve been Read more
I have Autism. I also have ADHD. I am a Christian. I enjoy coming to Riverbend to learn to use Read more
What I love about drawing is cars. The different things you can do to a car to make it look Read more
The biggest obstacles I had in my life were not being able to control my anger and drug usage. Also Read more
I like going to classes at Riverbend. I was diagnosed with depression and have improved since starting to take medication Read more
Why I like to do art is because all the drawings and paintings that I do come to life. Whether Read more
I like drawing houses for art. Zachary House NFS Is this one your favorite? Cast your vote for the Best Read more
I have faced many medical and mental health issues throughout my life. I have worked daily to overcome many obstacles Read more
My father completed his life when I was nine years old, and I have struggled with his decision most of Read more
I’m from Guatemala and I’m 38. I have been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I get along with everyone and enjoy Read more
I am a 35-year-old with very high energy for trains, transformers, and meeting and greeting new people. I love to Read more
I am an artist that was self-taught. The artistic name I have given myself has a lot to do with Read more
I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2003 and have been attending Riverbend ever since. I have learned coping skills, Read more
I have a medical condition of Marfan’s Syndrome and paranoid schizophrenia. My medical condition is the reason I am taller Read more
I have schizoaffective disorder. I’ve tried to kill myself ten times. Thank God for Riverbend. It has helped me tremendously Read more
The beginning represents the struggles of addiction but the people climb through it until they reach the peaceful top where Read more
I’m bipolar and have some anxiety. I live independently in the community, and I try to help others when I Read more
I like to be called: Artist. I attend The Montgomery ARC Burgess Center. I have a diagnosis of intellectual disability. Read more
I have had a mental illness my whole life. I was at Bryce Hospital for a long time, and I Read more
The multicolors on my tree show how I look now because in the past my tree would have no limbs. Read more
I have a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. I have a lot of forgetfulness with my illness. I have faced many Read more