Curator: Dania Blair Schuh, Special Project Care Coordinator with Anne Arundel Mental Health Agency, Inc.

sarah kampsen idealist graphite on paper    

(left) Sarah Kampsen, Idealist, Graphite on Paper, NFS, Portrait of a Girl I, Graphite on Paper, NFS (right) Portrait of a Girl II, Graphite on Paper, NFS


(left) Takia Jones, The Weak Act of Addiction, (middle) Takia Jones, The Weak Act of Addiction, Painting, (right) Shoshoni Brooks, Untitled, Painting


(left) Taneshe Yates, The Hole in my Soul, Acrylic on Canvas (Middle) Erica Osband, Love, Painting, (right) Tiffany Munyan, The Day as Clearing, Acrylic


Sarah Kampsen, What Dreams Are Made Of, Oil on Canvas, NFS, (middle) Alex Blair, Resolution, Photography, (right) Gilda Imbeault, Peace at Last, Cross-Stitch

Testimonials of Artists

“I am 28 years old. I have a 6-year-old son. I have been in and out of (recovery) rooms for a few years now. I have hopes that one day at a time I will be able to stay clean and sober for as long as my Higher Power sees fit until he decides to take me home.”

“I started drinking alcohol at the age of 8, smoking age 9 and crack and cocaine and heroin at age 11. I started to use intravenous drugs at age 17. I overdosed on May 19, 2019, which led me to recovery. I took the first step by choosing Chrysalis House for dual care.”

“My addiction started at 5-years old from snorting Adderall to Meth. My life has continued to be unmanageable.”


(right) Sarah Kampsen, The Day Seattle Died - Portrait of Layne Staley, NFS, Graphite on Paper, (middle) Sarah Kampsen, One More Glass, Oil on Canvas, NFS, (right) anonymous, Untitled, Photography


(right) (left) Deontray N., No Way Out, Acrylic on Canvas, (middle) Wes Bialeck, Abstract Paper Plate, Rapidograph, (right) Colin Lacey, Abstractions #5, Gouache, $95


(left) Wes Bialeck, Recovery Hangup, Rapidograph, (right) Wes Bialeck, Phsycho-Delic Woman, Rapidograph 


Testimonials of Artists

“I am the child of 2 addicts and were raised by my grandparents, who every day I had to fight. I was the scapegoat child who isolated because I also had major depression and anxiety so I didn’t talk to a lot of people about it. I also lived in a hush-hush house so I was raped by my brothers from age 4 to 13 until I got my voice.”

“I grew up in a home with me getting raped at 8 to 14. I grew up with my grandmother until I was 14. Then I was in and out of group homes/foster homes and started using at age 9 with weed and alcohol. But eventually went to other drugs. I went to Job corps. I have 2 kids a boy and a girl. I am in treatment.”


(left) Matthew Pumphrey, The Lonely Girl Reflecting in Her Secret Place, Graphite on Paper, (middle) The Patriarch and the Fool Persevering the Storm, from Shakespeare's King Lear, (right) The Subtle Knife of Addiction, Graphite on Paper


(left) Micahel, Burton, Peaceful After the Storm, Painting, (right) Matthew Pumphrey, In the Alpine Garden of Serenity, Watercolor Pencils


(left) Matthew Pumphrey, The New Life, La Vita Nuovo, A Spiritual Love, Watercolor Pencil on Cold-pressed Paper, (right) Anonymous, Reflections on a Lily, $50, Photography


Gilda Imbeault, Savior, Cross-Stitch, (middle) Matthew Pumphrey, Avarice and Remorse, Graphite on paper (right) Anonymous, Fog on the Rails, $50, Photography


Testimonials of Artists

“I have been in recovery for 3 months now and continue to work every day at it.”

“The more I use the bigger the hole got, but I used to stop the hurt and pain and just couldn’t stop I was running from everything but I couldn’t see the hole I was making in my soul but when I found NA It was the light that I needed to light the dark.”

“Drugs became a part of my life when I was going through a deep depression. Drugs always showed up for me but in the long run, it has caused me to suffer. I have entered treatment and have found a new way of life.”


(left) Leah L., Moving Parts, Mixed Media,  (right) Leah L., Waterfall, Mixed Media


(left) Marcus Youth and Family Center Collaboration, Tree of Life #2, Fiber Art, (middle) Jennifer Wink, New Day to be Sober, Painting, (right) Chelsea Cooper, Carry the Message, Painting


(left) Anonymous, Addiction, Graphite on Paper, New Life Addiction Treatment Center, (right) Anonymous, Yellowstone River, $50, Photography


(left) Alex Blair, Destitution, Photography (middle) Bart Powers, My Son, My Son, Print, (right) Colin L., Untitled 4, Ink on Paper


(left) Christina-Norsworthy, And Then There Was Light, Painting, (right) Anonymous, Sunrise Over Rehobeth, $50, Photography


(left) Colin L,. Cars and Collisions, Gouache, (middle) Aloysius Martin, Two of Swords, Print, (right) Wes Bialeck, Effective Prayer, Rapidograph


(left) Colin L, Untitled, Cars, Gouache, (middle) Anonymous, Blue Water of Yellowstone, $50, Photography, (right) Colin L., Untitled 3, Stairs, Gouache


(left) Lindsey Johnson, Surrounding Hope, Acrylic on Canvas, (right) Chris Handy, A Rose Grows in Concrete


(left) Wes Bialeck, One Day at Four Corners, Radiograph, (right) Wes Bialeck, Bioluminescent EntityRapidograph


(left) Deontray N., Panda Family, Print, (right) Aloysius Martin, Temperance, Print