- To encourage other artists in recovery and provide a place to display their work.
- To give credit and thanks to God for our recoveries and the talents He has blessed us with.
- To bring hope, joy and inspiration to all visitors.
Art by Parker L.
Art in Sobriety, New Clean/Sober Artists WelcomeRecovering artists are encouraged to submit their work. All mediums will be considered - visual arts, music, poetry, sculpture, etc. The artwork can be about recovery but it doesn't have to be. Every artist may remain anonymous. (See note below on anonymity)
The Serenity Prayer
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
The social stigma of alcoholism is unfortunately still a part of a shame based cultural belief system. True recovery is full of courage, hard work and miracles - there is no shame in it. Some participating artists have chosen to remain anonymous, not because they are ashamed to be in recovery but because of the associated stigma and the real possibility of social and/or professional discrimination. Other more courageous individuals are not allowing the stigma to intimidate them into concealing their identities. They believe that by putting real names and faces to addiction, it will help to educate the public and eliminate the false stereotypes.