Applications for Art Contests;Alaska literary, art awards

LAS VEGAS — Solutions Recovery Inc., a leading addiction treatment center based in Las Vegas, announced it is accepting applications for two art contests that will highlight the 12 steps of recovery. The paintings will be featured in the organization’s Wellness Campus and will be officially presented during an unveiling ceremony at Solutions Recovery’s 10-year anniversary event, scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 24.

Solutions Recovery will select a total of 12 contestants, with six artists participating in each of the two contests. Each artist will be tasked with painting a mural portraying one of the 12 steps of recovery on an outdoor wall at the Solutions Recovery Wellness Campus. Artists will pick their recovery step on a first-come, first-serve basis, and they are free to interpret their step however they choose, using any painting style they prefer.

“We designed the contest to have 12 paintings in order to convey the full process of addiction recovery,” said David Marlon, president of Solutions Recovery. “Many people have extremely personal connections to each step of recovery, and we thought an art contest would provide a valuable opportunity for people to fully express this strong connection. We hope that by featuring these paintings on our campus wall, we can inspire many others during their journey of recovery.”

Each contest will provide a $500 prize to the painter of the winning mural, and a $150 prize for the second-place mural. Artwork will be judged on originality, design and significance to the specific step.

People can apply to participate in the contest by emailing Jessica Kantor with Solutions Recovery at

Applications to participate in the first art contest are due by Aug. 17, and applications for the second contest are due by Aug. 31. Artists will be given one week to complete their murals at the Solutions Recovery campus. Participants in the first contest can work from Aug. 24 to 28, and those in the second contest will have from Sept. 7 to 11. Specific working hours are still to be determined.

“Solutions Recovery is eager to include the community in celebrating our 10-year anniversary,” Marlon said. “We look forward to sharing local artists’ inspiring depictions of the recovery process.”


Solutions Recovery Inc. is Southern Nevada’s premier licensed residential drug and alcohol treatment center. The organization serves as a qualified, Joint-Commission accredited vendor licensed to operate residential facilities by Clark County and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public and Behavioral Health. The organization is also certified by the Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency for treating co-occurring disorders.

Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services serves the seriously mentally ill by providing 24-hour crisis services, a medication clinic, acute short-term and long-term inpatient hospitalization, outpatient psychotherapy services and psycho-social rehabilitation.

For more information about Solutions Recovery, please call 702-228-8520 or visit

FAIRBANKS – The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts are accepting applications for the 2015 Alaska Literary Awards, an award program that supports Alaska writers.

A select number of $5,000 awards will be given this year. For more information and to apply, go to The deadline for entries is Aug. 31.

Also open is the application process for the 2015 Connie Boochever Fellowship for Alaska artists. In the 2015 cycle, a select number of $2,500 fellowships will be awarded to individual artists working in visual art, including film, digital and media arts. For more information, and to apply, go to The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. ap45

The Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship awards recognize and support emerging Alaska artists. Every other year the fellowships alternate between the performing and literary arts, and the visual arts.