INSIGHTS I

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation hosted its inaugural Art Exhibition entitled, INSIGHTS I, at the Brintz Gallery in Palm Beach, FL, in January 2017. The Exhibition featured the work of two talented artists, Ryan Licht Sang, the Foundation's namesake, who was born and raised in Palm Beach, being one. Both artists passed away from Bipolar Disorder in their early 20s. The Exhibition was designed to highlight the creativity that can often accompany this serious illness of the brain.

INSIGHTS COMPETITIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

Because INSIGHTS I was so well received and so enthusiastically embraced by the Palm Beach community, the Foundation launched a nationwide initiative to showcase the talent of other artists with Bipolar Disorder and to give hope to all those who battle Bipolar Disorder by reducing the stigma associated with this illness through greater awareness and understanding.

The Foundation believes that people with Bipolar Disorder deserve a voice and understands that art can be a powerful way for them to express their struggles and their joys, and to communicate their observations and emotions.

INSIGHTS II

From August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, the Foundation conducted its first national competition for artwork by artists with Bipolar Disorder for INSIGHTS II, a Juried Art Exhibition, held May 31-June 2, 2018, at the renowned Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, IL.

The Jury, comprised of prominent art collectors, gallerists and artists, made their selections during January and February, 2018, and the Exhibition featured the work of 20 artists who have Bipolar Disorder, along with pieces by celebrity artists who have been affected with Bipolar Disorder - Dale Chihuly, Jonathan Winters and Paul Dalio - and included selected pieces by Ryan Licht Sang. Each artist whose work was selected by the Jury received a Grant and the selected artworks became part of the Foundation’s Permanent Touring Collection and are eligible to be included in other Exhibitions sponsored by the Foundation.

Artist Grants were underwritten by The Lyon Family Foundation. The Zolla/Lieberman Gallery was donated by William Lieberman.

INSIGHTS III

The Foundation's INSIGHTS III competition for works by artists with Bipolar Disorder had an Exhibition at the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, from October 24-26, 2019.

Artists Grants were underwritten by The Lyon Family Foundation. The Zolla/Lieberman Gallery was donated by William Lieberman.

INSIGHTS IV

The Foundation's INSIGHTS IV competition for "Self-Portraits" by artists with Bipolar Disorder had a post-pandemic Exhibition at the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, from October 21-24, 2021, and at the Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, from April 12-30, 2022.

Artists Grants were underwritten by The Lyon Family Foundation. The Zolla/Lieberman Gallery was donated by William Lieberman. The Surovek Gallery was donated by John Surovek and Clay Surovek.

INSIGHTS V

The Foundation's INSIGHTS V competition for works by artist with Bipolar Disorder of a "Person or Place Important to the Artist" had an Exhibition at the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, from October 27-29, 2022, and will have an Exhibition at the Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, from January 17-February 4, 2023.

Artist Grants were underwritten by William Blair and the framing of artworks was underwritten by The Lyon Family Foundation. The Zolla/Lieberman Gallery was donated by William Lieberman. The Surovek Gallery was donated by John Surovek and Clay Surovek.

INSIGHTS VI

The INSIGHTS VI Juried Art Competition opened on November 30, 2022, and will close on February 28, 2023. Submissions are limited to "What It Feels Like To Have Bipolar Disorder." For details and to apply, click here.

 

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of Juried Art Services in the management of the INSIGHTS II - VI competitions.

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