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Express Yourself Submission Deadline Extension, Friday Sept 20th!

Express Yourself Submission Deadline Extension: Friday Sept 20th!

We have extended the deadline for Express Yourself artwork and performance submissions to this FRIDAY 9/20. 

On Sunday, November 10th our Young Artists will be sharing their creative stories with over 150 friends of ArtWorks. Don’t miss your chance to come celebrate the arts with us! 

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Luis Through The Years at Express Yourself!


Luis from New Alternatives For Children has come ready to bring the house down at Express Yourself since his debut in 2014. He horse-danced his way through Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in 2016 and energized the crowd with his Latin-inspired dancing to “Follow The Leader” by the Soca Boys in 2018. We are counting down the days until Luis gives us a sneak peak of his 2019 dance routine. Any guesses?

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Young Artist, Carrie at 2019 ArtWorks Express Yourself 2017

Carrie from the Initiative for Women with Disabilities has been performing at Express Yourself since 2013. Most years she has chosen to recite a poem detailing real-life, every day experiences that leave the audience profoundly moved. This year we are excited to see her highly anticipated essay as an art piece in our gallery. Don’t forget, the EY Submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 13! 


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ThrowBackThursday- Express Yourself

#TBT! Travel with us back to 2006 as we revisit the time when CNN’s Headline News covered ArtWorks and took a deep dive into one of our three notable programs- Express Yourself! One of our Young Artists, George from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is featured here as he shares his love for the arts throughout his medical journey. 

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Express Yourself Is Sunday, November 10!

ALL are welcome to attend ArtWorks Express Yourself on Sunday, November 10 at the NYU Kimmel Center to celebrate the exceptional talent of ArtWorks’ Young Artists. Please join us for a day of inspirational stories told through art, poetry, music and dance as well as Artist Workshops, a gallery exhibition and light refreshments. This event is FREE and open to patients, families, caregivers, hospital care teams, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there! 



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Express Yourself 2018!

Express Yourself is an annual creative and performing arts exhibition inviting our Young Artists facing illness to take part in a program of awe-inspiring performances and a gallery exhibition. On October 7th, we were honored to celebrate the talent and spirit of all our Young Artists alongside over 150 guests at the NYU Kimmel Center. 100 artworks were exhibited in our gallery and the performance showcase featured 15 performances each with distinct meaning and emotion. We look forward to seeing you all again next year! Videographer, Reiley Wooten. #ArtWorksKids

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Express Yourself Deadline

This Friday, August 10th, is the deadline to submit artwork and performance ideas for Express Yourself 2018! We can’t wait to see all of your amazing submissions! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the NYU Kimmel Center on Sunday, October 7th!

Published on August 7, 2018

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Express Yourself 2018 Save the Date

Deadline to submit artwork and performances is Friday, August 10, 2018. Limit (1) submission of artwork or performance per artist.

Call for Young Artists and their families to participate in Express Yourself 2018 presented by ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation. This annual gallery exhibition and performance showcase highlights the awe-inspiring work our Young Artists have achieved while participating in ArtWorks visual and performing arts programs. All are welcome to join us on Sunday, October 7 at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life!

Express Yourself 2018 PERFORMANCE Form 


Express Yourself 2018 ARTWORK Form


Send form completed in Spanish by email to Daniela Verdugo,

Published on April 18, 2018

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Thank You to our Framers

Express Yourself would not be possible without the generosity of our 6 framers who graciously donated their time and resources into each and every one of our pieces that we showcased in our art gallery. Thank you to Andrea’s Frame it Yourself, The Framed Image, Jacklyn Kling Distinctive Framework, Intercastel USA Ltd., Trapani Art & Frame of Manhasset and Westwood Art Gallery. We are so incredibly appreciative!

Published on November 15, 2017

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