Enter the 2021 Capitol Showcase Art Exhibition!

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 are invited to have their abilities showcased throughout the month of May in the Capitol in observance of National Mental Health Month.

Artists who have experienced/are experiencing mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders currently living in Alabama are eligible to enter.

Artwork must be original and not previously shown in the Capitol Showcase. Since the show is virtual, a high-quality digital PHOTO of your artwork is required — you will not have to mail or deliver your artwork to ADMH.
Artist’s STORY is just as important as their artwork — no entry will be accepted without a story.

Entry Submission must be RECEIVED no later than April 9, 2021
Exhibition dates: May 2021

Artwork may be sold per the artist's permission, all proceeds go to the artist

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do you need my artwork for the show?
A: No physical artwork should be mailed this year.

Q. Can view the show online?
A. Yes, you can view this years' artwork and a few previous shows:
Capitol Showcase 2021 | Capitol Showcase 2020Capitol Showcase 2019

Q. When is the reception for the show?
A. Information regarding the reception will be sent out via email soon.

Peggy Olson, Web Designer

How to Enter


  1. Fill out an ENTRY FORM online with a Google Account, without, or download and send to peggy.olson@mh.alabama.gov
  2. Your STORY, please type
  3. A PHOTO of the artwork you would like to enter

How to Purchase the Artwork

Some but not all of the pieces are for sale. All proceeds go to the individual artists. If the piece you like has a price in the bottom right corner, please contact Peggy (info above) to make payment arrangements. Artwork that is sold will be available after May 2021.